"It’s like in the great stories. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why."
Samwise Gamgee in ‘The Two Towers’ (film version, 2002).
I want precisely this (edited to remove the phrase ‘Mr. Frodo’ near the beginning of the quote) tattooed on my body somewhere in black ink in the Tolkien font. I’m thinking about the contour of one of my shoulder blades right now, idk though.. (via porygons)