nor the arrow for it's swiftness,
nor the warrior for his glory.
I love only that which they defend”
Fairy-stories provide many examples and modes of this ... Fairy-stories are made by men not by fairies. The Human-stories of the elves are doubtless full of the Escape from Deathlessness.”
also conceived of magic that would make heavy things light and able to fly,
turn grey lead into yellow gold, and the still rock into swift water.
If it could do the one, it could do the other; it inevitably did both.
When we have taken green from the grass, blue from heaven, and red from blood,
we have already an enchanter's power.”
You certainly usually find something, if you look,
but it is not always quite the something you were after.”