— Boromir, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (via rageofthenerd)
- Sam: I wonder if we'll ever be put into songs or tales.
- Frodo: What?
- Sam: I wonder if people will ever say, 'Let's hear about Frodo and the Ring.' And they'll say 'Yes, that's one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn't he, Dad?' 'Yes, my boy, the most famousest of hobbits. And that's saying a lot.'
- Frodo: You've left out one of the chief characters - Samwise the Brave. I want to hear more about Sam. Frodo wouldn't have got far without Sam.
- Sam: Now, Mr. Frodo, you shouldn't make fun; I was being serious.
- Frodo: So was I.
- Sam: Samwise the Brave...
- Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.
- Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
- Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
- Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.
— My dad when the elves come to help Rohan fight the Uruk-hai.