J. R. R. Tolkien Quote

Have you thought of an ending?" "Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant." "Oh, that won't do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?" "It will do well, if it ever came to that." "Ah! And where will they live? That's what I often wonder.


The Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the ring (ed. 1954)

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Have you thought of an ending? Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant. Oh, that won't do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: ...

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Have you thought of an ending? Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant. Oh, that won't do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: ...

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Have you thought of an ending? Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant. Oh, that won't do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: ...

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Have you thought of an ending? Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant. Oh, that won't do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: ...