A Tolkien Tribute

“Not all who wander are lost.”

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3rd in 1892 (Happy Birthday!) He was a writer, poet, and philologist from England. He was also a college professor, and the genius author who wrote the classic fantasy books; The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion (and many others.) I have not read The Silmarillion yet, but the others are among my favorites (both in book and film.)

Here are quotes from some of the most beloved Tolkien works:

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The Hobbit
 “Where there’s life there’s hope.”
 “It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”

The Fellowship of The Ring
 “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

The Two Towers
 “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

The Return of The King
 “What do you fear, lady?” [Aragorn] asked.
 “A cage,” [Éowyn] said. “To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.”

The Silmarillion
 “All have their worth and each contributes to the worth of the others.”

Book Bean: Hot Mulled Cider
 Nothing says Shire or Middle Earth to me like a steamy cup of
 spiced apple goodness.

I am a proud fan of Tolkien, I think he was absolutely brilliant. The worlds, characters, and stories he created were intricately deep and beautiful. Thank you J.R.R. Tolkien, for sharing your fantastic and wondrous imagination.

What is your favorite Tolkien work?

Originally published at cafebookbean.com on January 4, 2016.

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