• Tolkien:By the end of the Third Age, Sauron's physical power is so diminished that his presence is confined to the tower of Barad-Dur. However, he is still immensely powerful in his ability to watch and predict the movements of his enemies, and his understanding extends so far that he could metaphorically be referred to as a Great Eye, constantly watching and planning his next move. And because his gaze is so piercing, it is sometimes likened to fire.
  • Peter Jackson:Okay but...hear me out...what if Sauron was literally....a Great Eye.
  • Tolkien:What.
  • Peter Jackson:What if he was literally a giant eyeball on the top of Barad-Dur.
  • Tolkien:That's not quite what I inten-
  • Peter Jackson:Made of FIRE. A LITERAL GIANT FIERY EYEBALL.
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                                                         All that is gold does not glitter,
                                                      Not all those who wander are lost;
                                                   The old that is strong does not wither,
                                                  Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

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’ll shine out the clearer. […] 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.
- What are we holding onto, Sam ?
- That there’s some good in the world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.
—  The Lord of the Rings : The Two Towers (movie)

“Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.
One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings