I want to hide the truth
I want to shelter you
But with the beast inside
There's nowhere we can hide
Lord of the Rings meme: three races [2/3]
Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood. - Walt Disney
“Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.”
Thorin Oakenshield: The Heir Without Hope
Yet things might have gone far otherwise and far worse. When you think of the Battle of Pelennor, do not forget the battles in Dale and the valor of Durin’s Folk. Think of what might have been. Dragon-fire and savage swords in Eriador, night in Rivendell. There might be no Queen in Gondor. We might now hope to return from the victory here to ruin and ash. But that has been adverted — because I met Thorin Oakenshield one evening on the edge of spring in Bree. A chance-meeting, as we say in Middle-earth.
(The Return of the King, Appendix A)
“He [Viggo Mortensen] was standing behind the camera throwing the apples … And I’ve never seen him so happy.”
“No need to be scared, Chihiro. Just a little farther, okay?