Monday, April 8, 2013

G is for Gamgee, Sam

Sam Gamgee, the best friend everyone wishes they had.  Someone who will stick with you through everything.  I love Sam. :)


Also, he has some of the greatest lines in the story!

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 in 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 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. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning 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. 

One of the best quotes - it applies to writing and to life.  It's worth fighting for.  It's my absolute favorite quote in the entire series.  (Though I do love a lot of them!)

At the end of the story, Sam lives on with his wife and their children, telling the story of Frodo and the Ring to everyone.  He becomes the storyteller in place of Frodo.  I love Sam and Frodo... the best, best friends.

Do you enjoy that quote from "The Lord of the Rings"?  What is your favorite quote from the books/movie?


Camp NaNoWriMo Update:                                (because I'm crazy and doing the A-Z and Nano!)
Title:  "Breathless"
Genre:  YA/NA Urban Fantasy
Goal:  30,000

Day Six13,530
Day Seven:  13,530

Productive one day of writing!  I wrote 2,144 words on Saturday.  I took Sunday off of writing, though I meant to catch up on A-Z posts and didn't get a chance yet.  I WILL!  Again, sorry!


  1. What a beautiful quote! I want a friend like Sam to say beautiful things to me when I feel down.

  2. I love that quote, and I love Sam! He really doesn't get enough credit for all he does. Sam has the best speeches :)

  3. Yay, Sam! What a great character. :)

    And congrats on the progress your making in Camp NaNoWriMo, Krista!

  4. OK, I think my challenge needs to be to watch these movies!

  5. Sam is the best Hobbit. He's the most useful and the second cutest. The cutest being Pippin... but Pippin is the most useless Hobbit so you're better off sticking with Sam.


  6. I love that Samwell quote too. There are lots of good guys in that story but Sam is the perfect example of a regular guy being very brave and heroic.

  7. Had to laugh at the pic. It sums things up well! Frodo definitely couldn't have done it without Sam.

  8. That is the quote I pick up when the going gets tough. It's so wonderful, so applicable, and...yeah, I think I've mentioned it before: Sam is AWESOME. The best, most steadfast, most loyal friend you could ever ask for. :-)

  9. Samwise is one of my favorite characters from LOTR. He is absolutely loyal to Frodo and an encouraging friend. We all could use someone like him in our lives. :)

  10. I soo love LOTR and especially Sam! What a wonderful quote! I'm working on a blog post concerning Sam and the crisis of his friendship with Frodo on Mount doom and was searching for a good Picture. That's how I found your site and this post. Great work! Will have to check out your site :-)!