J. R. R. Tolkien — English Novelist born on January 03, 1892, died on September 02, 1973

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE FRSL was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion... (wikipedia)

I should like to save the Shire, if I could - though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them.
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
The proper study of Man is anything but Man; and the most improper job of any man, even saints (who at any rate were at least unwilling to take it on), is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.
A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.

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