Doesn’t hurt to try a Jedi mind trick.
“She said to me, ‘Even now, there is hope left.’ But I cannot see it. It is long since we had any hope.“
I’d be stalling, too, if I were that close to my doom. (so punny)
Also the voice in my head whenever I try to be productive
“Since you are robbed of Boromir, I will do what I can in his stead. If I should return, think better of me, father.”
“That will depend on the manner of your return.”
‘The Bag End designs could not be bettered. Their colours are warm with lots of wood and signs of industry, writing and cooking and overeating. Simply, they are hobbity and to me very familiar. They are in accord with my own untidiness and need to be comfy. The kitchen table where Frodo pours the tea is akin to the family kitchen of my childhood. Yet it is all with a difference because Bag End feels like a hole in the ground.’
‘In that dream I thought the eastern sky grew dark and there was a growing thunder, but in the West a pale light lingered, and out of it I heard a voice, remote but clear, crying:
Seek for the Sword that was broken:
In Imladris it dwells;
There shall be counsels taken
Stronger than Morgul-spells.
There shall be shown a token
That Doom is near at hand,
For Isildur’s Bane shall waken,
And the Halfling forth shall stand.’