#J. R. R. Tolkien
“One of the candidates had mercifully left one of the pages with no writing on it (which is the best thing that can possibly happen to an examiner) and I wrote on it: ‘In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit’. Names always generate a story in my mind. Eventually I thought I’d better find out what hobbits were like. But that’s only the beginning.“
(Source: ifallelseperished, via raggedyhobbit)
“She’s very relaxed and surprisingly mature. She was so convincing, I honestly began imagining she really was an elf princess. As an actor, you learn to make the best of where you’re living and who you are with at the time. People like Liv were so warm and welcoming to me, it made the work a pleasure”
Viggo Mortensen on working with Liv Tyler
"There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
"My Sam Gamgee is indeed a reflexion of the English soldier, of the privates and batmen I knew in the 1914 war, and recognized as so far superior to myself."
"I can only think of characters I wouldn’t want to be. And Jesus. And maybe Ross from Friends. Yeah, that’s my final word: I’d like to be Jesus and Ross from Friends."
"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends."
#Lord of the Rings
"I had no interests. I had no interest in anything. I had no idea how I was going to escape. At least the others had some taste for life. They seemed to understand something that I didn’t understand. Maybe I was lacking. It was possible. I often felt inferior. I just wanted to get away from them. But there was no place to go. Suicide? Jesus Christ, just more work. I felt like sleeping for five years but they wouldn’t let me."
#ham on rye