J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes

It’s a dangerous business going out your front door.

I am not a ‘democrat’ only because ‘humility’ and equality are spiritual principles corrupted by the attempt to mechanize and formalize them, with the result that we get not universal smallness and humility, but universal greatness and pride, till some Orc gets hold of a ring of power – and then we get and are […]

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.

My birthday-present! It came to me on my birthday, “my precious,” So he had always said to himself.

It was his birthday. Deagol ought to have given the ring to him. It had previously turned up just so as to be a present. It was his birthday present.

The Gospels contain a fairy-story, or a story of a larger kind which embraces all the essences of fairy stories. This is different from all the others because it has “entered history.” Unlike the other stories there is no tale ever told that men would rather find true, to reject it leads either to sadness […]

My political opinions lean more and more to anarchy… The most important job of any man is bossing other men.