‘I can ride and wield blade, and I do not fear either pain or death.’
‘What do you fear, lady?’ he asked.
‘A cage,’ she said. ‘To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.’” —
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Éowyn to Aragorn
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