My favorite is how Tolkien introduces Shelob. I forget the exact words but he wrote almost a paragraph describing who she was and where she came from. He transformed her from generic monster # 438,835 into a villian with a personality.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out & proclaiming "WOW, what a ride!"
[I][FONT=comic sans ms][COLOR=#ffff00]Continuing the never ending battle to keep Lobelia Sackville-Baggins in check[/COLOR][/FONT][/I]