"Then something Tookish woke up inside him and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine trees and waterfalls, and explore the caves and wear a sword instead of a walking stick." Bilbo is my spirit animal.
Tolkien on escapism in LOTR. This is the most amazing quote and my new mantra!← THIS MAN IS MY LITERARY HERO. His actual writing style may be too dense for my taste but everything else about him blows me away
Frodo would have been screwed without Sam.but more importantly, I think Sam is the real hero of the story. Frodo had to carry the ring, but Sam carried Frodo.<--Samwise IS the real hero of the story according to Tolkien.
The fact that people condemn Tolkien for his underrepresentation of female characters is mind-boggling to me. Eowyn was the definition of bravery, kindness, and love and she vanquished the Witch King with the battle cry "I am no man". Thank you, Tolkien!
Viggo Mortensen bonded so much with Uraeus (Brego in the film), the horse he rode in the Lord of the Rings series that after they finished filming, he purchased the horse from its owner. He also bought his stunt double's horse for stunt double!