The best Quotes from Lord of the Rings

The best Quotes from Lord of the Rings

Here you will find the best Quotes from the Lord of the Rings universe that was created by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Gandalf

Show 34 Quotes
True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
Gandalf in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
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The Hobbit

Show 38 Quotes
True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
Gandalf in The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey
22

Gollum

Show 16 Quotes
Without me, eyes are marbles, no darkness they see.
Faces look garbled, no flurry they feel.
No breath, no cheer, death not to fear.
Time is not spent, roses has no scent.
At nothing you can marvel without me.
Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Bilbo Baggins

Show 16 Quotes
It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. I choose a mortal life.
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Samwise Gamgee

Show 10 Quotes
There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for.
1

Gimli

Show 16 Quotes
Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens
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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

Show 118 Quotes
Where there is love, it is never truly dark.
1

Arwen

Show 5 Quotes
I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. I choose a mortal life.
30

Galadriel

Show 39 Quotes
Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
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Frodo Baggins

Show 14 Quotes
How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.
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Treebeard

Show 12 Quotes
For it is easier to shout "stop!" than to do it.
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Legolas

Show 10 Quotes
Gimli: "I never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an elf."
Legolas: "What about side by side with a friend?"
Gimli: "Aye, I could do that."
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Théoden

Show 8 Quotes
Arise, Riders of Théoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered, a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now! Ride for ruin and the world's ending! Death!

Elrond

Show 24 Quotes
Such is of the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
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Saruman

Show 3 Quotes
Your love of the the Halfling's leaf has clearly slowed your mind.

Adar

Show 3 Quotes
You have been told many lies. Some run so deep, even the rocks and roots now believe them. To untangle it all would all but require the creation of a new world. But that is something only the gods can do. And I am no god. At least... not yet.

The Silmarillion

Show 26 Quotes
The Light failed; but the Darkness that followed was more than loss of light.
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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

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How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.
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Pippin Took

Show 7 Quotes
I don't want to be in a battle, but waiting on the edge of one I can't escape is even worse.
10

Halbrand / Sauron

Show 8 Quotes
What will they do when you tell them that you were my ally? When you tell them that Sauron lives because of you?

Durin IV

Show 9 Quotes
Elrond is as much a brother to me as if he'd been fired in my own mother's womb.

Boromir

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We're all afraid, Frodo. But to let that fear drive us, to destroy what hope we have. Don't you see that is madness?

Bronwyn

Show 3 Quotes
In the end, this shadow is but a small and passing thing. There is light and high beauty forever beyond its reach. Find the light and the shadow will not find you.

Finrod Felagund

Show 6 Quotes
Galadriel: "But sometimes the lights shine just as brightly reflected in the water as they do in the sky. How am I to know which lights to follow?"
Finrod: "Sometimes we cannot know until we have touched the darkness."
Galadriel: "But that seems so simple."
Finrod: "The most important truths often are."

Celebrimbor

Show 6 Quotes
Galadriel: "One will always corrupt. Two will divide."
Celebrimbor: "But with three, there is balance."

Hobbits & Harfoots

Show 17 Sayings
Such is of the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.
1

Isildur

Show 2 Quotes
The year is 3434 of the Second Age. Here follows the account of Isildur, High King of Gondor, and the finding of the ring of power. It has come to me. The One Ring. It shall be an heirloom of my kingdom. All those who follow in my bloodline shall be bound to its fate, for I will risk no hurt to the ring. It is precious to me though I buy it with great pain. The markings upon the band begin to fade. The writing, which at first was as clear as red flame has all but disappeared. A secret now that only fire can tell.

Éowyn

Show 10 Quotes
Éowyn: "Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."
Witch-king of Angmar: "Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"
Éowyn: "But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Eomund's daughter."
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Arondir

Show 2 Quotes
The past is with us all, whether we like it or not.

Merry Brandybuck

Show 4 Quotes
Pippin: "I feel like I'm back at The Green Dragon after a hard day's work."
Merry: "Only, you've never done a hard day's work."

Elanor "Nori" Brandyfoot

Show 10 Quotes
Only you can show what you are. You choose by what you do.

Disa

Show 4 Quotes
Calling a Dwarf dishonest in her own home? That's a recipe for strong gravy!

Ar-Pharazôn

Show 3 Quotes
Statecraft is the art of attending to small matters as diligently as grand ones.

Quotes about Lord of the Rings

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I'm not saying it's brutally hot in my attic apartment, but two Hobbits just threw a ring in here.

Largo Brandyfoot

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One thing we can do better than any creature in all Middle-earth. We stay true to each other, with our hearts even bigger than our feet.
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The Stranger

Show 5 Quotes
Alone, it's just a journey. Now, adventures, they must be shared.

Queen Míriel

Show 3 Quotes
Fath may bind one heart, but it is too fine a thread from which to hang a kingdom.

Círdan

Show 2 Quotes
As they came to the gates Círdan the Shipwright came forth to greet them. Very tall he was, and his beard was long, and he was grey and old, save that his eyes were keen as stars; and he looked at them and bowed, and said "All is now ready."

Celeborn

Show 6 Quotes
Eight there are here, yet nine there were set out from Rivendell. Tell me, where is Gandalf? For I much desire to speak with him.

Thondir

Show 1 Quotes
How long can living flesh endure where even sunlight fears to tread?

Gil-galad

Show 5 Quotes
Since the mountain of fire's eruption, the Great Tree is all but bleeding leaves. Soon, the last will fall. And unless our people leave these shore, so shall we.

Sadoc Burrows

Show 6 Quotes
Miss Brandyfoot is young. With as much hair still to grow on her toes as sense between her ears.

Durin III

Show 3 Quotes
The iron that must bear the most heavy of burdens must also endure the most rigorous tempering!

Elendil

Show 5 Quotes
In my experience, it is unwise to live one's life guessing after signs and portents.

The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria

Show 1 Quotes
The forge's fire has a long gone cold under the mountain of Durin's folk. A shadow took our treasured halls. Now, it calls us back. Khazad-dûm! Speak, friend, and enter.

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