J.R.R. Tolkien

1892 - 1973

A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on birthday

When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence, there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: opening line of The Fellowship of the Ring

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on day, farewells, and mountains

Farewell we call to hearth and hall! Though wind may blow and rain may fall. We must away ere the break of day. Far over wood and mountain tall.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: Lord of the Rings

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on food, justice, sleep, thinking, and work

His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or storytelling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: The Hobbit, referring to The Last Homely House

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on darkness, laughter, simplicity, and women

She lifted up her hand and from the ring that she wore there issued a great light that illuminated her alone and left all else dark. She stood before Frodo seeming now tall beyond measurement, and beautiful beyond enduring, terrible and worshipful. Then she let her hand fall, and the light faded, and suddenly she laughed again, and lo! she was shrunken: a slender elf-woman, clad in simple white whose gentle voice was soft and sad.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: Lady Galadriel! in The Lord of the Rings

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A Quote by John Ronald Reuel "J. R. R." Tolkien on life

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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle. The door opened on to a tube-shaped hall like a tunnel: a very comfortable tunnel without smoke, with panelled walls, and floors tiled and carpeted, provided with polished chairs.

J.R.R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973)

Source: opening lines of The Hobbit

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