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Born this day in 1892, (died 2nd September 1973), English novelist J.R.R. Tolkien:

  • “Short cuts make long delays.”
  • “Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.”
  • “It’s the job that’s never started that takes longest to finish.”

Other birthdays today: artist Jack Levine; racing driver Michael Schumacher; author Erik Larson; actress Victoria Principal… and more at Brainyquote.com, also more to be found for 3rd January at wiki