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.
“FRODO: He deserves death.
GANDALF: Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”
–J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
[Everyone is standing around the broken coffee maker] Gandalf: So. Who broke it? I’m not mad, I just wanna know. Frodo: …I did. I broke it. Gandalf: No. No you didn’t. Merry? Pippin? Pippin: Don’t look at us. Look at Sam. Sam: What?! I didn’t break it. Merry: Huh, that’s weird. How’d you even know it was broken? Sam: Because it’s sitting right in front of us and it’s broken. Merry: Suspicious. Sam: No it’s not! Gimli: If it matters, probably not, but Legolas was the last one to use it. Legolas: Liar! I don’t even drink that! Gimli: Oh really? Then what were you doing by the coffee cart earlier? Legolas: I use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles. Everyone knows that Gimli! Frodo: Okay let’s not fight. I broke it. Let me pay for it Gandalf. Gandalf: No! Who broke it!? Sam: Gandalf… Strider’s been awfully quiet. Aragorn: REALLY?! [Everyone starts arguing] Gandalf: [being interviewed] I broke it. I burned my hand so I punched it. I predict 10 minutes from now they’ll be at each other’s throats with warpaint on their faces and a pig head on a stick. Good. It was getting a little chummy around here.
SLYTHERIN: “In place of the Dark Lord you will set up a Queen. And I shall not be dark, but beautiful and terrible as the Morning and the Night! Fair as the Sea and the Sun and the Snow upon the Mountain! Dreadful as the Storm and the Lightning! Stronger than the foundations of the earth. All shall love me and despair!” -JRR Tolkien (Galadriel: Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring)