10 Favorite Lord of the Rings Quotes

I rank Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy, as one of the best of all times.
I never grew tired of watching them, because every time I discover something new, that I hadn’t seen before.

Another reason, to why I enjoy watching them repeatedly, is the dialogue.

I think that the actors deliver their lines in way that often leaves you charmed, teary-eyed and with goose bumps all over, just embracing the astounding world of J.R.R Tolkien, whishing it would never end.

Therefore, I have put together a top 10 list of my favorite quotes from Lord of the Rings, which I also think shows the greatness of these three movies.

The list is in reverse order, going from enceinte to breathtaking.

Galadriel: I give you the light of Eärendil, our most beloved star. May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out.

Gandalf: A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.

Galadriel: The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it


Gandalf: The battle of Helm’s Deep is over; the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin.

Theoden: Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow. How did it come to this?

Aragorn: Hold your ground, hold your ground! Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of woes and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you *stand, Men of the West!*

Arwen: From the ashes, a fire shall be woken. A light from the shadow shall spring. Renewed shall be blade that was broken. The crownless again shall be king.

Gollum: The thieves. The thieves. The filthy little thieves. Where is it? Where is it? They stole it from us. My precious. Curse them. We hates them. It’s ours, it is, and we wants it.

2 .
Pippin: I didn’t think it would end this way.
Gandalf: End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path… One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass… And then you see it. Pippin: What? Gandalf?… See what?
Gandalf: White shores… and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.
Pippin: Well, that isn’t so bad.
Gandalf: No… No it isn’t.

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Frodo: I can’t do this, Sam.
Sam: I know. It’s all wrong. By rights we shouldn’t even be here. But we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn’t want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?
Sam: That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.

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This was my top 10 favorite quotes, from the movie, which I think affected me the most. If you are in the mood, you’re welcome to leave a comment, with your favorite quotes from Lord of the Rings.

69 thoughts on “10 Favorite Lord of the Rings Quotes

  1. Pippin drops bucket and skeleton down well in moria

    Gandalf: fool of a took! Throw yourself in next time and rid us of your stupidity!!!!


  2. I made a promise Mr. Frodo. A promise! Don’t you leave him Samwise Gamgee. And i don’t mean to. I don’t mean to.
    Pippen: Maybe Treebeard;s right. Maybe we should go home. The worlds too big for us Merry. what can we do in the end? We’ve got the Shire.
    Merry: The fires of Isenguard will spred. And the forests of Tutburrol and Buckland will burn. And.. and all that was once green and beautiful in this world will be gone. There won’t be a Shire Pippen.


  3. Sam- There should be enough food, I’ve been rationing it.
    Frodo- Rationing it for what?
    Sam- The journey home

    Awesome line 🙂


  4. Hehe, dude what have you been smoking? ,- these are merly quotes, and the most wise words in LOTR by Tolkien are:

    Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?

    Frodo :
    “I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened”.

    – So do all that come to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.


  5. You shall not pass, i am the wielder of the flame of anor,a servant of the secret fire!you shall not pass ! go back to the shadow ,flame of udun! YOU SHALL NOT PASS!


  6. Gimli: Oh come on, we can take ’em.
    Aragorn: It’s a long way.
    Gimli: Toss me.
    Aragorn: What?
    Gimli: I cannot jump the distance, you’ll have to toss me.
    [pauses, looks up at Aragorn]
    Gimli: Don’t tell the elf.
    Aragorn: Not a word.


  7. Sam: I made a promise Mr. Frodo. A promise! Don’t you leave him Samwise Gamgee. And i don’t mean to. I don’t mean to.

    Gets me every time…..especially in the book.


  8. I love that qoute on first place. It’s my favourite, and when he starts talking about how people will tell the stories to their children and he says that Frodo was very brave. Then Frodos says that he wouldn’t make it without Sam. Makes me cry every time I read it or watch it. ♥


  9. I loved them all.but my best and still is:
    Aragorn: I summon you to fulfill your oath.
    King of the Dead: None but the king of Gondor may command me.
    King of the Dead: That blade was broken!
    Aragorn: It has been remade.
    Aragorn: Fight for us… and regain your honor.


  10. Interesting choice for number 1 quote, many believe the start of this is Peter Jackson poking fun at his own film as Frodo and Sam never visited Osgiliath in the book. “By rights we shouldn’t even be here”. Clever!


  11. “The way is shut. It was made by those who are dead…and the dead keep it. The way is shut” said by Legolas and the King of the Dead


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