29 8 / 2012
lotr is the reason why i’m anti-war
isn’t that odd
when i read the section in the two towers where sam saw the dead easterling it really changed how i viewed war
“he wondered what the man’s name was and where he came from, and if he was really evil of heart or what lies or threats had led him on the long march from his home, and if he would not really rather have stayed there in peace” (that was from memory so forgive me if it’s wrong)
i don’t know that just impacted me like nothing ever has before, it’s so profound and understanding and just loving honestly
26 1 / 2012
Interviewer: Do you wish to be remembered chiefly by your writings on philology or other matters, or by “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit?”
J.R.R. Tolkien: If I had the choice of “The Lord of the Rings” I’d take it.
25 1 / 2012
"The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater."
18 1 / 2012
"As he fell slowly into sleep, Pippin had a strange feeling: he and Gandalf were still as stone, seated upon the statue of a running horse, while the world rolled away beneath his feet with a great noise of wind."