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J. R. R. Tolkien
January 3, 1892 - September 2, 1973
Nationality: English
Category: Novelist
Subcategory: English Novelist

Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.


It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.


Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.


A box without hinges, key, or lid, yet golden treasure inside is hid.


I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.


Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.


If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.


Courage is found in unlikely places.


I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.


Not all who wander are lost.


I wish life was not so short, he thought. languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.


It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.


Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.


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