“How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on… when in your heart you begin to understand… there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend… some hurts that go too deep… that have taken hold.”
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
“Their faces were as a rule good-natured rather than beautiful, broad, bright-eyed, red-cheeked, with mouths apt to laughter, and to eating and drinking. And laugh they did, and eat, and drink, often and heartily, being fond of simple jests at all times, and six meals a day (when they could get them).” - Concerning Hobbits