“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.”
RAVENCLAW: “What more do you want to know?” “The names of all the stars, and of all living things, and the whole history of Middle-earth and Over-heaven and of the Sundering Seas,” laughed Pippin. “Of course! What less? But I am not in a hurry tonight.” –J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers) (tag Gandalf and Peregrin Took)
Aragorn: Dolen i vâd o nin. My path is hidden from me. Arwen: Si peliannen i vâd na dail lîn. Si boe ú-dhannathach. It is already laid before your feet. You cannot falter now. Ae ú-esteliach nad… estelio han… estelio ammen. If you trust nothing else… trust this… trust us.
So imagine that Aragorn invited Pippin, Merry and Sam and their families to Gondor after a few years. Faramir is waiting and suddenly a little kid ran past him and Pippin yelles “Faramir!” and both of them goes “yes?” and that’s how Faramir knows that Pippin named his little tiny hobbit kid with his name and he goes to Eowyn with teary eyes and yells from the halls. “MY LOVE WE ARE GONNA HAVE ANOTHER SON AND WE ARE GOING TO NAME HIM PEREGRIN!”
Frodo’s face was peaceful, the marks of fear and care had left it; but it looked old, old and beautiful, as if the chiselling of the shaping years now revealed in many fine lines that had before been hidden, though the identity of the face was not changed. Not that Sam Gamgee put it that way to himself. He shook his head, as if finding words useless, and murmured: “I love him. He’s like that, and sometimes it shines through, somehow. But I love him, whether or no.”
War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.