10 сказок Дж. Р. Р. Толкина
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

1892 – 1973. English linguist. Philosopher, writer. The creator of the Middle-earth.


1. Most prized are obnoxious, stubborn friends that keep one from going dead silent forever.

2. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life.

3. Do not shoo grandma’s stories because they preserve knowledge obtained by those who held themselves wise.

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

5. Anyone inheriting the fantastic device of human language can say the green sun. To make a Secondary World in which the green sun will be credible… will probably require labor and thought.

6. I found not being able to use a pen or pencil as defeating as the loss of her beak would be to a hen.

7. Growing up does not mean losing innocence and the ability to wonder; it means following the designated path.

8. Gandalf added that it was not for us to choose at which times to be born; but we must do everything in our power to make those times better.

9. The beauty of the fairy story is that it lets the man most fully realizes himself as a creator. He is not “commenting on life,” as they used to say today; he makes, to the best of his ability, a “secondary world.”

10. …The evil puts into motion enormous forces, and it apparently succeeds – yes only in vain; it only prepares the soil from which the good will sprout unexpectedly. So it happens in general; so it happens to our own lives...