eowyn quotes

My top three feminist exploitations of male-default language:

1. “Valar morghulis. All men must die.” “Yes, but we are not men.” - Daenerys, Game of Thrones

2. “No man can kill me!” “I am no man!!!!” - Eowyn, LotR: Return of the King

3. “God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.” “Dinosaurs eat man. Woman inherits the earth.” - Dr. Ellie Sattler, Jurassic Park

2

“Liv Tyler, when I first arrived on set I thought, “That’s Liv Tyler, she’s pretty famous.” I’m the sort of person that doesn’t move forward to people and be like, “Hey, I’m your new best friend!” I’m not like that, give them their space, they’re famous, they must be sick of people who want to get close to them all the time. But she came straight over to me, which is sort of quite un-actress type behavior and she gave me a huge hug and said, “I’m so glad you’re here! There’s another woman here now! It’s all been men! We can do things together! We can paint nails!”

Miranda Otto on meeting Liv Tyler for the first time

LOTR Characters as stuff I've heard at my school
  • Aragorn: WHo the fUCK says tennis rackets can't be used for sword fighting
  • Saruman: I say "Get out of my way" all the time it's my favourite thing to say
  • Galadriel: Do I want to graduate, or do I want to leave this school as a fucking legend?
  • Elrond: *cups hands around face* I WANT TO KILL MYSELF BUT NO ONE HERE IS WORTH DYING FOR
  • Pippin: I don't have a clue what is going on here but I'm gonna roll with it.
  • Frodo: *visibly sobbing* please, please, I just want this to end, I just want to graduate, please, get me out, all of you suck,
  • Eowyn: I'm sorry teacher, I wasn't staring into space, I was just rethinking my life choices
  • Legolas: *slams body into locker* *hyperventilating* hELP ME I THINK I'M GAY
3

“I’d done a radio play with Miranda about 10 years before – this was in the days when they actually did radio plays in Australia – but there was one particular sequence where we had to have sex in a bath and they actually had a bath in the studio with the microphones in the bath and the two of us standing in the bath, pretending to have sex, but Miranda [chuckles]…Miranda and I just couldn’t contain ourselves and laughed for a little too long for the director who got rather annoyed with us both. But after that, this was the next time that I saw Miranda: in the Houses of Healing, on my very first day on Lord of the Rings.”

David Wenham on reuniting w/ Miranda Otto in LotR

Boromir: Aragorn, I dare you to kiss the prettiest person in the room.

Aragorn: Okay, I guess.

Aragorn: Eowyn

Eowyn: Y-yes?

Aragorn: Move. I need to get to Arwen.