• But I have been too deeply hurt, Sam. I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.

    J.R.R. Tolkien (2012). “The Lord of the Rings: One Volume”, p.691, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt