“Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back. But I would not have come, had I known the danger of light and joy. Now I have taken my worst wound in this parting” — Gimli

“Alas for us all! Such is the way of it: to find and lose. But I count you blessed, Gimli son of Glóin: for your loss you suffer of your own free will, and you might have chosen otherwise.” — Legolas

― J.R.R. Tolkien, “Farewell to Lórien”

“If you had looked a Trojan horse in the mouth, Minister, you’d have found Greeks inside. Well the point is, it was the Greeks who gave the Trojan horse to the Trojans, so technically, it wasn’t a Trojan horse at all, it was a Greek horse.”

— Bernard Woolley, The Bed of Nails, Yes Minister Season 3 Episode 5