"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those you wander are lost, The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost." - Der Herr der Ringe, Band 1, Buch 2 "Wenn mehr von uns Essen und Freude und Gesang höher schätzen würden als gehortetes Gold, so wäre es eine glücklichere Welt." - The Hobbit
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring [movie]
Sam: I made a promise, Mr Frodo. A promise. "Don't you leave him Samwise Gamgee." And I don't mean to. I don't mean to. Aragorn: If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. Arwen: Do you remember when we first met?
Aragorn: I thought I had wandered into a dream.
Arwen: Long years have passed. You did not have the cares you carry now. Do you remember what I told you?
Aragorn: You said you'd bind yourself to me, forsaking the immortal life of your people.
Arwen: And to that I hold. I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.
[hands him her pendant]
Arwen: I choose a mortal life.
Aragorn: You cannot give me this.
Arwen: It is mine to give to whom I will. Like my heart.
The Two Towers
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.
The Return of the King
Sam : [Both are overcome by exhaustion] Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It'll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields... and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?
Frodo: No, Sam. I can't recall the taste of food... nor the sound of water... nor the touch of grass. I'm... naked in the dark, with nothing, no veil... between me... and the wheel of fire! I can see him... with my waking eyes!
Sam: Then let us be rid of it... once and for all! Come on, Mr. Frodo. I can't carry it for you... but I can carry you!
Gandalf : I will not say, Do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
- Pippin: I didn't think it would end this way.
Gandalf: End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path... One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass... And then you see it.
Pippin: What? Gandalf?... See what?
Gandalf: White shores... and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
Pippin: [smiling] Well, that isn't so bad.
Gandalf: [softly] No... No it isn't.
Es gibt ein großes und doch ganz alltägliches Geheimnis.
Alle Menschen haben daran teil, jeder kennt es, aber die
wenigsten denken je darüber nach. Die meisten Leute nehmen
es einfach so hin und wundern sich kein bißchen darüber.
Dieses Geheimnis ist die Zeit...
Alle Zeit, die nicht mit dem Herzen wahrgenommen wird, ist so verloren, wie die Farben eines Regenbogens für einen Blinden oder das Lied eines Vogels für einen Tauben. Süße Person, kann Kühnheit dich verführen? Ich bringe dir den Mond als Luftballon. Ich würde selbst den Weihnachtsmann rasieren, süße Person. Ich raube dir vom Himmel die Juwelen. Ich breche ein bei Abendsern & Sohn. ich will dir vom Saturn die Ringe stehlen, süße Person. Soll ich Rodéo auf Kometen reiten? Wir fahren auf dem Karussell der Welt durch längst vergangne und zukünftige Zeiten, wie's dir gefällt.