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R Tolkien. But for me, like so many, travel is not about feeling lost. This post may contain affiliate links, which means I may get a small commission if you buy something through the link. The quote actually comes from a poem from The Lord of the Rings called All that is gold does not glitter. Some wanderers are not lost, yes, but some are. For the stationary folk? The ones with conventional jobs, houses, families? Well some of them are lost too. And some who do not wander are lost too.
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Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring. Share this quote:. Like Quote. Recommend to friends.
If there's anything that one could say about J. Tolkien it might be that he represents one of the 20th century's most notable iconoclasts. A British WWI Veteran who found his way into the philological world in linguistics, Tolkien's legacy on the world as it currently is cannot be estimated. He paved the way not only for the creation of modern high fantasy and the deep worlds that they create but also for the potential for modern myth-making. Only time will tell how his works may be read in future generations and cultures and what significance they may carry in the long history of the world. But in our culture--a culture rampant with commercialization, materialism, innovations in technology, and what some theologians and critics have called for better or worse demythologization--our appreciation for Tolkien may in part be driven by our desire to find him as a mirror for our own present condition. No one quote, taken from the corpus of Middle-Earth literature and extrapolated onto t-shirts, stickers, prints, crochets, even Some of us, myself included, are textbook definitions of "wanderers.