J.R. R. Tolkien, born John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892, in England. He was a writer and a poet. Tolkien is popular for writing high fantasy books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to name a few. He was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1972. Before I share the best J. R. R. Tolkien quotes, let’s get to know him more first.
Tolkien met his future wife, Edith Mary Bratt when he was just 16 and she was 19. His guardian at that time disapproved of the possible romantic relationship between the two. One is because she is Protestant and the other is because she’s older than Tolkien. His guardian told him to wait until he is 21 years of age.
On his 21st birthday, he wrote to Edith. They got engaged in 1913 and married in 1916. Edith was the inspiration of Arwen in The Lord of the Rings. They had four children. His children especially one of the youngest, Christopher, assisted a lot in the film making of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
The Hobbit was published in 1937 but didn’t gain attention until the 1960s. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings in 1938 which took him nearly 10 years to write. It was published in 1954 and took off right away.
Today, one of his books The Silmarillion was published after his death by his son Christopher. Both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was popular and widely known books.
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J. R. R. TOLKIEN QUOTES COMPILATION
Enjoy these amazing, magical, and inspiring J. R. R. Tolkien quotes from his books and poetry. Get yourself a copy of these awesome bookmarks and canvas with J. R. R. Tolkien quotes printed on them.
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
“Still, around the corner, there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.”
“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
“It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.”
“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
“Short cuts make long delays.”
“Courage is found in unlikely places.”
“It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.”
I hope you found these J. R. R. Tolkien quotes helpful and inspiring.