1954 - The most memorable Quotes of the year

1954 - The most memorable Quotes of the year

Seventeen years ago there appeared, without any fanfare, a book called The Hobbit, which, in my opinion, is one of the best children's stories of this century.
W. H. Auden - The New York Times Book Review, 1954

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If this is love, I don't want it. Take it away, please! Why does it hurt so much?
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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
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I'm not a hero, or a warrior... not even a burglar.
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Go back to your books, your fireplace. Plant your trees, watch them grow. If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.
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One day I'll remember. Remember everything that happened: the good, the bad, those who survived... and those that did not.
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