15 Fantastic J. R. R. Tolkien-isms to Live By

"Short cuts make long delays."

This weekend marks the 44th anniversary of author J. R. R. Tolkien’s passing. The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings creator was known for his prolific writings and for keeping copious notes, which he collected to create his fictional histories, languages, and essays. Although Tolkien’s work focuses on his many fantastical creatures and characters, some of his best writing offers practical advice, while still paying homage to his world of dragons and hobbits. Celebrate the author’s life with us as we share some of the best Tolkien-isms for living your best — most fantastic — life.

“Little by little, one travels far.”

“Courage is found in unlikely places.”

“Not all tears are an evil.”

“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”