"Imagine if a ring of gold could spin spells and tricks a hundredfold..."
"During his time in service, Tolkien also came to be deeply impressed by the cheerful resilience of the ordinary Lancashire cotton operatives, miners, and factory workers he commanded."
"M people may seem as patriarchal as yours, but we have always been matriarchal to some degree. Our women make sure that our men do not forget who birthed them."
"Just as God repeatedly uses the weakest, most unlikely individuals as instruments to carry out His will in our world, He chooses Frodo to undertake the monumental task in Tolkien's epic story."
"Oh, for the love of the Valar! What do you know? We didn't have to be turned into Orcs to know that our men are warmongering maggots!"
"It makes me sad that people now don’t sing much. It used to be much more like what we see in Middle-earth: people sang while they worked, people sang while they played, people sang for no particular reason at all, except for the fact that they felt like singing. "
"I don't want you to die," she whispered. "It's not fair It's not fair that I should live and you should die when I love you so much. I'd rather die with you."
"The essence of love is an act of the will. Feelings come and go in marriage. Those with happy marriages those who choose."