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“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English language and literature from 1945 to 1959. He was a close friend of C.S. Lewis.

Christopher Tolkien published a series of works based on his father's extensive notes and unpublished manuscripts, including The Silmarillion . These, together with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, form a connected body of tales, poems, fictional histories, invented languages, and literary essays about an imagined world called Arda, and Middle-earth within it. Between 1951 and 1955, Tolkien applied the word "legendarium" to the larger part of these writings.

While many other authors had published works of fantasy before Tolkien, the great success of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings led directly to a popular resurgence of the genre. This has caused Tolkien to be popularly identified as the "father" of modern fantasy literature—or more precisely, high fantasy. Tolkien's writings have inspired many other works of fantasy and have had a lasting effect on the entire field.

In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Forbes ranked him the 5th top-earning dead celebrity in 2009.



Artwork: Salve
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21.05.2013
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tinaaw Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Salve-S Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Thaaaank you! Hug
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YumeNox Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very optimistic quote , i find it cheering ^^
(even if not a tolkien fan)
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Salve-S Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks you ^^
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Ficklestix Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! Possibly the best part of the second movie.
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Salve-S Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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TheElvenJedi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the best quotes of those books <3
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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TheElvenJedi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best author and best books ever written! Loved them since I was little! :D
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Awww!
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TheElvenJedi Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I don't think I'll ever grow out of it :P
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JaqErant92 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this quote.
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! ;)
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Narcaholic Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student
Great quote :D
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great quote, but Tolkien didn't write it. Phillipa Boyens did;)
(She explains it in the EE of The Two Towers)

Still something to live by and I love it!
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student General Artist
That's right! ;)
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Milenist Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome ! great done ! :)
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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NeonMyth Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I knew I recognised this from somewhere when I first saw it! I have been loving the Lord of the Rings series since I was three, and still think it's the best story I've ever read :3
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, it's the best story ever! :D
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StellaStarfish Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
J.R.R. Tolkien was the bomb. I love his work :)
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
My favorite writer! :D
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windsweptart Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Lord of the rings is one of the epicest storys ever told XD
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, that's right! ;)
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Suomenlinna Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
One of the most beautiful and memorable quotes from LotR. Thanks for this. :)
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad you like it. :D Thank you!
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Zeldapointdefer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
J.R.R Tolkien is my favourite autor...
Love these verse
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you. :D
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Zeldapointdefer Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
You're welcome~
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JinnyJoe Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
maaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
>D:<
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Daaa? :D
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JinnyJoe Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
mie imi place
am primit si o recenzie de la Flori, care e indiferenta :D
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Good to know! ;)
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JinnyJoe Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
daaaar, acum sa nu crezi ca ii displace
altui coleg ii place mult :D
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Salve-S Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Parerile sunt impartite tot timpul! ^^
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