Gimli: The hardest part of the quest? Aye, that was seeing the true beauty of the Lady Galadriel. As I said back then, I would have never come, had I known the danger of light and joy.
Frodo: The hardest part for me was probably being stabbed and poisoned by Shelob, or maybe by the Witch King. Or having my finger bitten off after I succumbed to the ring. It’s hard to pick.
When the Fellowship are staying in Lothlorien, I always picture everything being taken care of by magic. Beds are changed with magic, they clothes are magically cleaned, food appears, etc. But when they’re in Rivendell, I just figure Elrond has a few spare Noldor hanging around who wash their beds and do laundry.
My mom: I thought you liked the mashed potatoes with lots of chunks! Since when did you like them smooth?
Me: And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost.
Galadriel: I grant you all this lembas. A small bite will sustain a man for a full day.
Frodo: Wow, what gives them so much energy?
Galadriel: You know how dwarves are so hardy as a race?
Galadriel: We put some dwarf meat in the bread.
Rohirrim: an evil witch lives in those woods! we dare not go in there!
Aragorn: you guys, she’s not that bad.
Galadriel: oh man, I wanna be a dark queen ruling over these lands so badly…
Tolkien gets a lot of credit for the work that he put into crafting the sounds of names (“Ungoliant” sounds evil, “Galadriel” sounds beautiful, etc.) but as far as I’m concerned, his best named character ever was Bilbo’s dad. Bungo is boring from the first syllable. Amazing.
Galadriel: And what gift would suit you, master dwarf?
Gimli: if it’s not too much, I ask the lady for a single strand of hair.
Galadriel: I shall grant you 3 hairs, master dwarf.
Sam: Hey, can iIexchange this box of dirt for some hair, too?
Merry and Pippin: Us too! We’d love a few strands, if you please.
Aragorn: I’ll take 4.
Legolas: I already have a bow, so can I have trade the one you gave me for 6 strands?
Frodo: I’m the ringbearer so I think I deserve at least 10 hairs.