BrownClerk

Das Herz ist satt—Die Welt ist leer

dalpuri:

J.R.R. Tolkien on the theme of death in his legendarium.

"Down the hill of night is up the hill of morning in other lands." - George MacDonald

"Down the hill of night is up the hill of morning in other lands." - George MacDonald

"Morning Star lights the way, Restless dream all done

Shadows part, break of Day, Real Life just begun”

“And as He spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”  ― C.S. Lewis,  The Last Battle 
“The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.”

“And as He spoke, He no longer looked to them like a lion; but the things that began to happen after that were so great and beautiful that I cannot write them. And for us this the end of all the stories, and we can most truly say that they all lived happily ever after. But for them it was only the beginning of the real story. All their life in this world and all their adventures in Narnia had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on for ever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle


“The term is over: the holidays have begun. The dream is ended: this is the morning.”

“Life is the beginning of death. Life is for the sake of death. Death is at once the end and the beginning—at once separation and closer union of the self. Through death the reduction is complete.” -Novalis

“Life is the beginning of death. Life is for the sake of death. Death is at once the end and the beginning—at once separation and closer union of the self. Through death the reduction is complete.” -Novalis