'I wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.'
|Born||January 3, 1892|
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high-fantasy works 'The Hobbit', 'The Lord of the Rings', and 'The Silmarillion'. In 2008, The Times ranked him sixth on a list of 'The 50 greatest British writers'.