I never understood why people cared so much about their dumb hobbits until I got dumb hobbits myself. I've only had Frodo and Sam for a day and a half, but if anything happened to them, I would kill everyone in this room and then myself.
Well, I can add ‘this fucking mountain’ to the list of things that have tried to kill me that by all reasonable thinking should not have tried to kill me. I think this is the weirdest, unseating Creepy Sentient Murder Tree and pushing the Ghost of Monarchies Past into the number three spot, but I might be wrong.
- Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck, The Lord of the Rings, book II, chapter IV