On Creating Middle-earth:
“We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming ‘sub-creator’ and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic ‘progress’ leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.” JRR TOLKIEN
One response to “Tolkien: Creating Middle-earth”
Adrienne, thank you for posting this interesting quote from JRR Tolkien — I’ve never read it before. It provides perspective on the motivation behind his stories.