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Random Book Quote of the Day

I've been reading Lord of the Rings. (Side note: I know people who read a book once and never again. Me no understand these people.) Anyway, here's a scene, late in the book, where the Captains of the West are in conference, contemplating a hopeless attack against an enemy much stronger and more numerous than they are. Gandalf gets off a zinger that for some reason I never noticed before:

"[H]e has not built up his power by waiting until his enemies are secure, as we have done."

("He" meaning the Enemy, Sauron. But it could mean any enemy.) Anyway, I thought that was interesting.

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Tolkien lived through both World Wars. Surprised?

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Don't worry, he's just chopping broccoli.


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