- "Those who love Tolkien are almost always good people…" Peter Kreeft
- "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." – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
- "From the ashes a fire shall be woken …" J.R.R. Tolkien
- "Not all who wander are lost" – J.R.R. Tolkien
- ‘Bilbo’s journey from Rivendell to the other side of the Misty Mountains, including the glissade down the slithering stones into the pine woods, is based on my adventures in Switzerland in 1911…’ – Tolkien in a letter to his son Michael.