J. R. R. Tolkien

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien CBE FRSL (/ˈtɒlkiːn/; 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973), known professionally as J. R. R. Tolkien, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor who is best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, from 1925 to 1945 and Merton Professor of English Language and Literature and Fellow of Merton College, Oxford from 1945 to 1959. He was at one time a close friend of C. S. Lewis—they were both members of the informal literary discussion group known as the Inklings. Tolkien was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II on 28 March 1972. After Tolkien's death, his son Christopher published a series of works based on his father's extensi... More

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J. R. R. Tolkien #Anger

Photo of J. R. R. Tolkien Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
J. R. R. Tolkien #Courage

Photo of J. R. R. Tolkien Courage is found in unlikely places.
J. R. R. Tolkien #Faith

Photo of J. R. R. Tolkien Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.
J. R. R. Tolkien #Food

Photo of J. R. R. Tolkien If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien #Time

Photo of J. R. R. Tolkien 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.