Monday, June 20, 2011

Tales that Mattered

I was watching "The Two Towers" tonight with my friend, Rachel and it came to the end where Sam gives the amazing speech to Frodo to remind him of the stories that matter.  I just wanted to give these words to you tonight.

Frodo:  I can't do this, Sam.

Sam:  I know.  It's all wrong.  By rights we shouldn't even be here.  But we are.  It's like the great stories, Mr. Frodo.  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 will 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.  But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand.  I know now.  Folk in those stories had lots of chances to turn back, only they didn't.  They kept going.  Because they were holding on to something. 

Frodo:  What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam:  That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.

Incredible words, J.R.R Tolkien.  One of the greatest authors to ever grace us with his words of wisdom and courage.  He told us the story that mattered.


  1. Not a big fan, I have to say. Far too many songs in The Lord of The Rings Books for my liking!

  2. *sniff* And that's why he's called SamWISE... I always get teary at that part in the movie.

  3. such a good quote! I loved that part of the movie. so awesome!

  4. Hart- that's so true! I get teary at that part too! They have so many amazing lines in that story!

    Christine- You're missing out! I always just skim the songs and focus on the real story. :)