Richard Armitage: “I suppose courage inspires me.”



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~ by Servetus on March 23, 2013.

7 Responses to “Richard Armitage: “I suppose courage inspires me.””

  1. I love his fave quote from The Hobbit and love that he chose one said by another actor (no surprise is Ian McKellen).


    • I agree with the substance of the quote, but I hate the preachy way the script delivers it to us. (as I have said before). But in general agree, it’s hard to know when to be kind even more broadly — takes courage.


      • well, yes… it’s easier to be unkind, generally.
        Tolkien was a Christian, we always have to remember this in judging Hobbit and LOTR. Everything has a place in the fight between good and evil, even Gollum (as stated by Gandalf reply to Frodo telling him he wished Bilbo had killed Gollum when he had the chance – Mines of Moria, LOTR). But yes, if you are at war, if you have a won enemy in front of you killing is the easiest way but not the most courageous.


  2. Life so often takes courage in different ways. When we see others practicing courage in large ways and small, it can encourage and inspire us. Again, I appreciate and admire this man more and more as time goes by.


  3. This is an interesting comment by RA. Courage is something that lies in the eye of the beholder, isn’t it? What seems like courage may be foolhardy, or worse, to another. To see someone act with courage is admirable, but often has consequences for the actor. But I don’t think that is what he was talking about. I think he meant it in a more philosophical sense. That one person, no matter how insignificant, can change the world. Something Doctor Who says all the time!! LOL! Does Richard like Doctor Who, I wonder?? 🙂

    My favorite Tolkien quote is the one from LOTR that is similar to this – “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”


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