Quote of the Day

Aragorn: What do you fear, lady?

Éowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.

–From The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien.


  1. Kenneth Almquist says

    If I might suggest a more recent if less elevated candidate for quote of the day, here is Neal Boortz complaining about the coverage of the Asiana crash on the Fox News Channel:

    “So here’s the problem…. People who hear absurdities solemnly presented in the coverage of a major aviation story are very likely to lose confidence in the political side of Fox reporting as well.”


  2. Anderson says

    Tolkien at his most nearly feminist. Tho a good man does come along to save her. It’s striking at least that he put her in the book.