Seven simple rules of life in hiding. One, never trust a cop in a raincoat. Two, beware of enthusiasm and of love, each is temporary and quick to sway. Three, if asked if you care about the world's problems, look deep into the eyes of he who asks, he will not ask you again. Number four and five, never keep your real name, and if ever told to look at yourself, never look. Six, never say or do anything the person standing in front of you cannot understand. And seven, never create anything. It will be misinterpreted, it will chain you, and follow you for the rest of your life, and it will never change.
Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible; and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer.
-- J.R.R. Tolkien