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J. R. R. Tolkien
(1892-1973) born on
Jan 03
English novelist, scholar. He achieved fame for his richly inventive epic trilogy "The Lord of the Rings," 1954-55.
         
   
F
"All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost."

R
"His house was perfect, whether you liked food, or sleep, or work, or story-telling, or singing, or just sitting and thinking, best, or a pleasant mixture of them all."
A
It's a job that's never started that takes the longest to finish.
N
I am told that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.
K
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Fellowship of the Ring," Houghton Mifflin 54
R: Referring to The Last Homely House, "The Hobbit."
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: Acknowledging critics who said his writing was difficult to understand; in NY "Times," 3 Mar 1957.
K: The dwarf Gimli, in "The Fellowship of the Ring," pt. 1, ch. 3, The Lord of the Rings, bk. 2 of trilogy, 1954.
   


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