• Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway.

    J.R.R. Tolkien (2012). “The Hobbit”, p.33, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt