"Mr J.R.R. Tolkien rose to oppose the motion. After to some extent criticising the speakers on both sides, he declared that romance did not mean megalomania, and was far more likely to be found in an age of small and limited efforts, than in one of boasting, and of excessive ambition. Finality was essential to it; what was not essential was, that there should be any knowledge or realisation of its existence before a romantic life could be lived."
Между тем, сообщают, что Папа римский - большой поклонник Толкина (а также Борхеса, Достоевского и Гельдерлина). Наш человек.