Hi, my lovelies.
Frodo finally destroyed the ring! After their tedious and arduous journey, which I must confess, was not very pleasant to read through, all is now well. Quite content.
The book turned out quite different from the movie, and I have also recently realized that a great section of the book is the Appendix... which I'm not sure if I want to struggle through...
Anyway, here are some wonderful quotes!
"'For the quest is achieved, and now all is over. I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.'"
-- Frodo to Sam, p.268
"'Is everything sad going to come untrue? What’s happened to the world?'"
-- Sam, on realizing Gandalf and himself were well, p.274
“'A great shadow has departed,' said Gandalf, and then he laughed, and the sound was like music, or like water in a parched land; and as he listened the thought came to Sam that he had not heard laughter, the pure sound of merriment, for days without count. It fell upon his ears like the echo of all the joys he had ever known. But he himself burst into tears. Then as a sweet rain will pass down a wind of spring and the sun will shine out the clearer, his tears ceased, and his laughter welled up, and laughing he sprang from his bed.
'How do I feel?' he cried. 'Well, I don’t know how to say it. I feel, I feel' –he waved his arms in the air– 'I feel like spring after winter, and sun on the leaves; and like trumpets and harps and all the songs I have ever heard!'"
-- Gandalf and Sam, on the great shadow departing, and Sam on how he feels, p.274
"'The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.'"
-- Lord Faramir, p.284
"'I do not desire the speech of living men.'"
-- Lady Eowyn, p.286 (I wonder what she means by this).
"'Then, Éowyn of Rohan, I say to you that you are beautiful. In the valleys of our hills there are flowers fair and bright, and maidens fairer still; but neither flower nor lady have I seen till now in Gondor so lovely, and so sorrowful. It may be that only a few days are left ere darkness falls upon our world, and when it comes I hope to face it steadily; but it would ease my heart, if while the Sun yet shines, I could see you still. For you and I have both passed under the wings of the Shadow, and the same hand drew us back.'"
-- Lord Faramir, p.286 (How sweet, but I think she'd be better off with Aragorn in a sense).
"The days that followed were golden, and Spring and Summer joined and made revel together in the fields of Gondor."
-- p.290 (How lovely, right?)
"'Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart."Well, hope you like the quotes!
-- Lord Faramir to Eowyn on pitying her before, p.291 (This quote means a lot to me).