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Happy Hobbit Day! Sept. 22: Home


"All that we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
―The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring


“We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien's response to C.S. Lewis when Lewis expressed the opinion that Myths were ultimately untrue, from C.S. Lewis and the Catholic Church, by Joseph Pearce. Tolkien later said he could not have finished Lord of the Rings without Lewis's encouragement. Lewis, in turn, credited his final conversion to Christianity, in part, to his conversations with Tolkien.


"Never laugh at live dragons" - The Hobbit


“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.”
- Frodo Baggins about Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring, Three is Company


“Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.” — Gandalf the Grey in “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”

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