No language is justly studied merely as an aid to other purposes. It will in fact better serve other purposes, philological or historical, when it is studied for love, for itself.
J.R.R. Tolkien (via thelazypolyglot)
J.R.R. Tolkien (via thisis-myurl)
It was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort. It had a perfectly round door like a porthole, painted green, with a shiny yellow brass knob in the exact middle.
The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien (via bewitchingbritain)
How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand… there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien (via melancholynotes)