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Oct 26 2013, 1:27am

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It's a quote that Daniel Grotta wrote quoting Tolkien in his 1976 book: J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle-earth. This was the first Tolkien biography written.

http://www.grotta.net/blog.htm?post=899042 On his web site, Daniel Grotta writes his perspective on writing it. There is some interesting background info on how he got the quotes & information to write the book. Doesn't seem like the Tolkien estate was/is on board with it.

I know that doesn't answer if the quote is indeed from Tolkien or not, but it's somewhere to start.

"Why, to think of it, we're in the same tale still! It's going on. Don't the great tales never end?" -Samwise

(This post was edited by Nira on Oct 26 2013, 1:29am)

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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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