„Wars are not favourable to delicate pleasures.“

—  John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, kniha A Secret Vice

"A Secret Vice" (lecture, 1931) published in The Monsters And The Critics And Other Essays (1983), edited by Christopher Tolkien

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