Learning Elvish

You can measure the hardness of iron by how easily it drives through a softer metal, but you can’t measure its iron-ness.

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You can measure the nature of elvish landscapes, but not their elvishness. That’s the way it is with wild land, and wild humans. To create “Nature” you have to break human bonds with the earth.

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That is self-murder. Don’t let anyone convince you of its value.

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