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Can anyone verify the veracity of this Tolkien quote?

demnation
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Oct 26 2013, 12:10am


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"If you really come down to any large story that interests people for a considerable amount of time, the stories - human stories - are practically always about one thing, aren’t they? Death. The inevitability of death."

I suppose I could plug it into Google, but I'd rather get the answer directly from people I trust. For some reason it doesn't "sound" like something he would have said, so I'd really appreciate if anyone could identify where this quote comes from.

"In the beginning the Universe was created.This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Can anyone verify the veracity of this Tolkien quote? demnation Send a private message to demnation Oct 26 2013, 12:10am
    Google... Nira Send a private message to Nira Oct 26 2013, 1:27am
        Thank You! demnation Send a private message to demnation Oct 26 2013, 1:41am
        It would be good to geordie to weigh in on this Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 26 2013, 2:08am
    Hmmm.... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Oct 26 2013, 3:53am
    It's from a BBC TV documentary caalled 'Tolkien in Oxford' geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 26 2013, 8:44am
    Evidently Tolkien talked in a looser style than he wrote in squire Send a private message to squire Oct 27 2013, 5:09pm

 
 
 

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