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5 Quotes by J. R. R. Tolkien to Make You a Better Writer

Looking for some authorly wisdom from Middle Earth? You’ve landed in the right place!

Just like the author himself, J. R. R. Tolkien’s words are cloaked in wisdom. While his books The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings shaped the modern adult fantasy genre, his raving fans consider The Silmarillion an unmatched masterpiece.

If you’re a writer exploring the depths of writing, sprinkle these quotes on your social media as a gentle reminder to yourself!


“Not all those who wander are lost.”

– J. R. R. Tolkien


“Usually I compose only with great difficulty and endless rewriting.”

– J. R. R. Tolkien


“A story must be told or there’ll be no story, yet it is the untold stories that are most moving.”

– J. R. R. Tolkien


“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”

– J. R. R. Tolkien


“For of us is required a blind trust, and a hope without assurance, knowing not what lies before us in a little while.”

– J. R. R. Tolkien

January 24, 2021

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