"Those who love Tolkien are almost always good people, honest people. some are Hobbit-like and some are Elvish, but none are Orcish."
from his book 'The philosophy of Tolkien'
"He wants them to learn to walk and must therefore take away His hand; and if only the will to walk is really there He is pleased even with their stumbles."
"Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly."
"Nobody supposes that the best critic of music is the man who talks coldly about music. But there is an idea that a man is a correct judge of religion because he looks down on religions."