In honor of JRR Tolkien’s 121st birthday yesterday, I wanted to share some incredible quotes (via a Huffington Post web article!)

Enjoy!

 

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Never laugh at live dragons…

 

I am in fact a Hobbit (in all but size.) I like gardens, trees, and unmechanized farmlands; I smoke a pipe, and like good plain food (unrefrigerated), but detest French cooking; I like, and even dare to wear in these dull days, ornamental waistcoats. I am fond of mushrooms (out of a field); have a very simple sense of humor (which even my appreciative critics find tiresome); I go to bed late and get up late (when possible.) I do not travel much…

 

I loved (Hobbits) myself since I love the vulgar and simple as dearly as the noble…

 

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us…”

 

I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve…

 

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world…

 

Not all those who wander are lost… (YES!!!)

 

It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish…

 

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My hope is that one or more speaks to you as this new year unfolds and that 2013 is filled with unexpected journeys bringing you towards peace, love and truth.

 

-Matt

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