Thursday, July 07, 2005

London



It needs but one foe to breed a war, not two, Master Warden, answered Eowyn. 'And those who have not swords can still die upon them.
-Chapter 5, Return of the King J.R.R. Tolkien

"Sleep! I feel the need of it. Yet my axe is restless in my hand. Give me a row of orc-necks and room to swing and all weariness will fall from me!"
-Gimli, Son of Gloin, Chapter 7, The Two Towers, J.R.R. Tolkien

3 comments:

Sandra said...

You come close to converting a Tolkien agnostic!

Camille said...

I find the Professor a source of comfort and insight, he often has a way of putting my thoughts into words. I love Gimli.

I still hope to persuade you.

Michele said...

As a Tolkien scholar and a Brit who spent a year visiting London regularly to do research at the British Library, your post was very apt. Thanks very much, Camille.