Legolas: "Why did you do that? You promised to set him free."
Thranduil: "And I did. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."
One hundred years is a mere blink in the life of an elf! I'm patient. I can wait.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug
It is fruitless to reason with a dwarf. They only understand one thing.DwarfesThranduil in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies
Other lands are not my concern. The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom, we will endure.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug
Your mother loved you, Legolas, more than anything. More than life itself.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies
You have found a way in. You seek that which would bestow upon you, the right to rule. The King's Jewel. The Arkenstone. It is precious to you beyond measure, I understand that. The gems in the Mountain that I, too, desire - white gems, of pure starlight. I offer you my help. I will let you go, if you but return what is mine.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug
Such is the nature of evil. Out there in the vast ignorance of the world it festers and spreads. A shadow that grows in the dark. A sleepless malice as black as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be. In time all foul things come forth.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug