02 September 2012

True Light

"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."


King Lear said...

A great man.

Wayne Silverman said...

Great quote above. For me, the sad part of JRRT's legacy, is how the wisdom contained in his stories has been outdone by the spectacle of technological power applied to recreating that place (Middle Earth).

v. Braun. said...

Really, an excellent quote there!