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Some favourite quotes

"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."
Gandalf to Frodo in The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past" (noted by User:Mith)
"...there are Tolkien's latest thoughts, his best thoughts, and his published thoughts and these are not necessarily the same."
Tolkien's Legendarium: Essays on The History of Middle-earth (noted by User:Ælfwine)
""Bla bla bla Kalevala" and "bla bla bla Sarehole Mill""
User:Mith, 2011
"So the question of whether a word or grammatical construct is 'proper Quenya' turns out to become, paradoxically, more uncertain the more we learn about how Tolkien worked."
Bill Welden (VT42:34)
"Linguists are often unstable."
Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Pathways of Desire" (noted by Arden R. Smith)

On Fantasy literature:

"...were it not for [Jack] Vance I think I might have been one of those writers who examine the psychological nuances of their failed marriages. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but this way it's been so much more fun..."
― Lucius Shepard, "Sylgarmo's Proclamation"
"There never was a merry world since the fairies left dancing, and the priest conjuring."
― John Selden Table Talk (1689)


WRITTEN IN THE RING
Mike Foster lyrics-Bob Dylan melody

How many roads must a Ranger walk down before you can call him a King?
How many roads must Bilbo walk down before he can hang up his Sting?
How many roads must Frodo walk down before he can give up the Ring?
The answer, my friends, is written in the Ring/ The answer is written in the Ring.

How many towns must Smaug burn down to fill up his treasure chest?
How many trials must the Dwarves all endure before they fulfill their quest?
How many roads must the Elves walk down before they can leave for the West?
The answer, my friends, is written in the Ring/ The answer is written in the Ring.

How many films must New Line release before they will give up the ghost?
How many films will Peter Jackson make before the Legendarium is toast?
How many films must David Bratman see to decide which is the one he hates the most?
The answer, my friends, is written in the Ring/ The answer is written in the Ring.

Some favourite artists

IRC

[16 April 2012]

[02:12] * Hyarion has quit IRC (Connection reset by peer)
[02:13] * Hyarion (Hyarion@18E4579.53AF8E46.2E0DF218.IP) has joined #TolkienGateway
[02:13] <P_____> Quite true!
[02:14] * P_____ sets mode +oo Hyarion Morgan
[02:14] <P_____> Once I get some of this work done, I might have time for some of my interesting items.
[02:14] <Morgan> Oh, what happened?
[02:14] <Morgan> I have a new sign before my name
[02:14] <P_____> I made you "operator" of this channel. Don't let it go to your head.
[02:15] <P_____> :)
[02:15] <Morgan> :-S What does it mean?
[02:15] <Morgan> Do I have ultimate power?
[02:15] * Morgan has kicked Hyarion from #TolkienGateway (No Reason)
[02:15] <P_____> Omg!
[02:16] <P_____> Maybe you shouldn't have ops!
[02:16] <P_____> :)
[02:16] * Morgan has kicked P_____ from #TolkienGateway (No Reason)