The Hobbit: Tolkien talking about the start of The Hobbit. "If only all our procrastination could result in a masterpiece of fantasy literature." And that one line created the basis for my entire life. I owe everything to Tolkien.
Tolkien on escapism in LOTR. This is the most amazing quote and my new mantra!← THIS MAN IS MY LITERARY HERO. His actual writing style may be too dense for my taste but everything else about him blows me away