Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday Inspiration

I'm Gonna Dork Out For A Second (which I feel like I do almost every blog post)...But I'm an LOTR lover, there is a good chance I at one point wanted to get a dog just so I could name Tolkien after the great J.R.R. Tolkien.  
I first read The Hobbit when I was in 3rd or 4th Grade, and then read it again in High School (when all of the LOTR movies were coming out), and one more time right before I started law school. I love the story, the themes, and the characters... I wanted to share one of my most favorite quotes (from Sam (a fellow hobbit) to Frodo).

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.

Happy Thursday Friends!!!


  1. I LOVE the Lord of the Rings. My sisters think I'm the biggest nerd ever because I'm always quoting it. haha. I got SO EXCITED when I went to the movies last weekend and saw a preview for the Hobbit. It can't get here soon enough!!

  2. I love inspiring quotes like these, especially from books that hold a special meaning!