He is J.R.R Tolkien (1892-1973), a good friend of C. S. Lewis.
His chief interest: Literary and linguistic aspects of the early English written tradition, especiallyBeowulf, the Ancrene Wisse, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, but even as he studied these classics, he was creating a set of his own.
MY QUESTION IS: In which of Tolkien's books is the following quotation found? Who said it and who was it about? The Hobbit, published in 1937, catapulted him to fame and gave rise to other major works, including The Lord of the Rings. To date, Professor Tolkien's works have been translated into 25 languages. It has reached and entranced some 12 million readers.
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
It should sound familiar to many of you--you've seen the movie, I'm sure. And I know that some of you have read the book! Please let me hear from you, if you think you know. I know you don't want to think on a weekend, but your brain will thank you for it. And I will thank you for it!
This book is in the Fantasy category. Here is what C. S. Lewis had to say about it: "No imaginary world has been projected which is at once so multifarious and so true...Here are beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." Who doesn't enjoy everything Lewis has to say???
I will say that my area of emphasis in college was the Medieval Period, and I wrote a paper for Dr. Connelly in English at Middle Tennessee State U. on "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight." I think it's the best paper I ever wrote, and if I can find it, I'll share part of it with you. I think I said in my intro that I began college work at age 33, so it was serious business to me.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend with the family, and give some time to thinking about your Maker, your Savior, the Holy Spirit, and all your Blessings!