Thanks for finding this! Tolkien's description gave the impression that she was a force to be reckoned with.
I love this part. "But none could rival her, Shelob the Great, last child of Ungoliant to trouble the unhappy world."
My favorite, from the Hobbit:
"I imagine you know the answer, of course, or can guess it as easy as winking, since you are sitting comfortably at home and have not the danger of being eaten to disturb your thinking." -The Hobbit, or There and Back Again Riddles in the Dark
I've always liked this line, with its undertones. I like the undertones the most actually.
/Facepalm. I cannot believe I could not remember that. Thanks for answering! :D
This one always stuck in my mind. “His rage passes description - the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but have never before used or wanted.”
Uglúk u bagronk sha pushdug Saruman-glob búbhosh-skai
From Two Towers (Movie)
Frodo Baggins: I can't do this Sam.
Sam Gamgee: 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 on to Sam?
Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.
From Return of the King (Movie)
“PIPPIN: I didn't think it would end this way.
GANDALF: End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.
PIPPIN: What? Gandalf? See what?
GANDALF: White shores, and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
PIPPIN: Well, that isn't so bad.
GANDALF: No. No, it is not.”
Pippin: "Besides, you need people of intelligence on this sort of adventure... quest... thing."
Merry: "Well that rules you out, Pip."
-The Fellowship of the Ring
Gimli: "You'll have to toss me."
Gimli: "Don't tell the Elf."
Aragorn: "Not a word."
-The Two Towers
Eowyn: "I am no man." (AHAHAHAHAHAHA! IN YOUR FACE!)
-Return of the King
"My dear Bilbo,
the blue mountains are of themselves blue mountains;
The white clouds are of themselves white clouds."
Mine is actually an entire poem:
"Sing hey! for the bath at close of day
that washes the weary mud away!
A loon is he that will not sing:
O! Water Hot is a noble thing!
O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain,
and the brook that leaps from hill to plain;
but better than rain or rippling streams
is Water Hot that smokes and steams.
O! Water cold we may pour at need
down a thirsty throat and be glad indeed;
but better is Beer if drink we lack,
and Water Hot poured down the back.
O! Water is fair that leaps on high
in a fountain white beneath the sky;
but never did fountain sound so sweet
as splashing Hot Water with my feet!"
This was sung by Pippin when the hobbits bathed at the Crickhollow. (Don't remember exact chapter, sorry)