Top 160+ Quotes From “The Lord of the Rings”

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If you like watching films, may be you have watched ‘The Lord of the Rings’. The essence of watching such a movie is to entertain and enlighten yourself on certain matters. Also, the film will encourage you to keep going even if you are going through hard times in life. However, if you haven’t heard or watched it, you can still learn a few things by reading quotes from the film. Read on to learn over 160 Lord of the Rings quotes that will enlighten, motivate, and encourage you.

Lord of the Rings quotes

“There is only one Lord of the Ring, only one who can bend it to his will. And he does not share power.”

Gandalf

“Winter is nearly gone. Time flows on to a spring of little hope.”

― J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 

“We swears, to serve the master of the Precious. We will swear on… on the Precious!”

– Gollum

“But I do not slay man or beast needlessly, and not gladly even when it is needed. Neither do I talk in vain.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I don’t keep water in my pockets.”

-Frodo Baggins”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Oh, it’s quite simple. If you are a friend, you speak the password, and the doors will open.”

– Gandalf

“He hated it and loved it, as he hated and loved himself. He could not get rid of it. He had no will left in the matter.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I am Gandalf the White. And I come back to you now… at the turn of the tide.”

– Gandalf

“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the Ages of this world alone.”

– Arwen

“Well, what can I tell you? Life in the wide world goes on much as it has this past Age, full of its own comings and goings, scarcely aware of the existence of Hobbits, for which I am very thankful.”

– Gandalf

“If I may say so, I added a few touches of my own: you may not have noticed, but some of the waves took the form of great white horses with shining white riders; and there were many rolling and grinding boulders.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of Men for this treachery.”

– Treebeard

“oft evil will shall evil mar.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“A day may come when the courage of men fails… but it is not THIS day.”

– Aragorn

“I thought up an ending for my book. ‘And he lives happily ever after, till the end of his days.’”

– Bilbo

“Your time will come. You will face the same Evil, and you will defeat it.”

– Arwen

“I don’t rightly know what I want: but I have something to do before the end, and it lies ahead, not in the Shire. I must see it through, sir, if you understand me.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“But the fat Hobbit, he knows. Eyes always watching.”

– Gollum

“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Who are you, Master?’ he asked. ‘Eh, what?’ said Tom sitting up, and his eyes glinting in the gloom. ‘Don’t you know my name yet? That’s the only answer. Tell me, who are you, alone, yourself and nameless?”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“You may be sure that it was not for any merit that others do not possess: not for power or wisdom, at any rate. But you have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I’m glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee…here at the end of all things.”

– Frodo

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“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Clothes are but little loss, if you escape from drowning.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“All’s well that ends better.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Where there’s life there’s hope, and need of vittles.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“And some things that should not have been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge.”

― Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings 

“Someone else always has to carry on the story.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Don’t leave me here alone. Don’t go where I can’t follow.”

― JRR Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings 

“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The prime motive was the desire of a tale-teller to try his hand at a really long story that would hold the attention of readers, amuse them, delight them, and at times maybe excite them or deeply move them.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“It needs but one foe to breed a war, not two, Master Warden,’ answered Éowyn.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart, Éowyn!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Fear nothing! Have peace until the morning! Heed no nightly noises!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Yet such is oft 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.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I fear that in my eagerness to persuade you, I lost patience. And indeed I regret it.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Seldom will Orcs journey in the open under the sun, yet these have done so,’ said Legolas. ‘Certainly they will not rest by night.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“He drew a deep breath. ‘Well, I’m back,’ he said.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“O! Sweet is the sound of falling rain, and the brook that leaps from hill to plain; but better than rain or rippling streams is Water Hot that smokes and steams.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I am very fond indeed of it, and of all the dear old Shire; but I think I need a holiday.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I have passed through fire and deep water, since we parted. I have forgotten much that I thought I knew, and learned again much that I had forgotten.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Over the field rang his clear voice calling: ‘Death! Ride, ride to ruin and the world’s ending!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I look foul and feel fair.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Real names tell you the story of the things they belong to”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Let us remember that a traitor may betray himself and do good that he does not intend.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I wished to be loved by another, but I desire no man’s pity.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Who knows? Have patience. Go where you must go, and hope!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Well, I’ve made up my mind, anyway. I want to see mountains again, Gandalf – mountains; and then find somewhere where I can rest.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by life or death I can save you, I will.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The wolf that one hears is worse than the orc that one fears. – Boromir”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I would have followed you. My brother. My captain. My king.”

― JRR Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings 

“This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The Company of the Ring shall be Nine; and the Nine Walkers shall be set against the Nine Riders that are evil.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I seem to see ahead, in a kind of way. I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can’t turn back.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Elves and Dragons! I says to him. Cabbages and potatoes are better for me and you.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The great storm is coming, but the tide has turned.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I found not being able to use a pen or pencil as defeating as the loss of her beak would be to a hen.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Then shouldering their burdens, they set off, seeking a path that would bring them over the grey hills of the Emyn Muil, and down into the Land of Shadow.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Go now, and die in what way seems best to you.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Have you thought of an ending?’ ‘Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant,”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“You will soon be well, if I do not talk you to death.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“It needs but one foe to breed a war, not two, Master Warden,’ answered Éowyn. ‘And those who have not swords can still die upon them.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“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.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“By Elbereth and Lúthien the Fair,’ said Frodo with a last effort, lifting up his sword, ‘you shall have neither the Ring nor me!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Worst is a bad word,” I said to him, “and I hope you do not live to see it.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“May your beer be laid under an enchantment of surpassing excellence for seven years!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“You have had some very strange adventures, I hear,’ said Glóin. ‘I wonder greatly what brings four hobbits on so long a journey.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“…and all the stars flowered in the sky.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Be bold, but wary! Keep up your merry hearts, and ride to meet your fortune!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“But in this at least thou shalt not defy my will: to rule my own end.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Memory is not what the heart desires. That is only a mirror,”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do no be too eager to deal out death in judgment.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Yet dawn is ever the hope of men,’ said Aragorn.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I am wounded,” he answered, “wounded; it will never really heal.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Why couldn’t he stop talking and let them drink his health?”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“He hated it and loved it, as he hated and loved himself. He could not get rid of it. He had no will left in the matter. A Ring of Power looks after itself, Frodo.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Éowyn ¿No me amáis, o no queréis amarme?

-Quería el amor de otro hombre -respondió ella-. Mas no quiero la piedad de ninguno.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Well, I am going back into the open air, to see what the wind and sky are doing!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“they would sit together under the stars, recalling the ages that were gone and all their joys and labours in the world, or holding council, concerning the days to come.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“NO ADMITTANCE EXCEPT ON PARTY BUSINESS.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Just a plain hobbit you look,’ said Bilbo. ‘But there is more about you now than appears on the surface. Good luck to you!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I’ll get there, if I leave everything but my bones behind,”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The sky was clear and the stars were growing bright. ‘It’s going to be a fine night,’ he said aloud. ‘That’s good for a beginning. I feel like walking.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“It is perilous to study too deeply the arts of the Enemy, for good or for ill. But such falls and betrayals, alas, have happened before.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“They lie in all the pools, pale faces, deep deep under the dark water. I saw them: grim faces and evil, and noble faces and sad. Many faces proud and fair, and weeds in their silver hair. But all foul, all rotting, all dead.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“his old life lay behind in the mists, dark adventure lay in front.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“But there, my friends, songs like trees bear fruit only in their own time and their own way: and sometimes they are withered untimely. – Treebeard”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Often does hatred hurt itself!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish, as my old gaffer used to say.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship.”

― J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“He only needs the One; for he made that Ring himself, it is his, and he let a great part of his own former power pass into it, so that he could rule all the others.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“And it is not our part here to take thought only for a season, or for a few lives of Men, or for a passing age of the world. We should seek a final end of this menace, even if we do not hope to make one.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Mourn not overmuch! Mighty was the fallen, meet was his ending. When his mound is raised, women then shall weep. War now calls us!”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Memory is not what the heart desires. That is only a mirror….”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Dwarves’ tongues run on when speaking of their handiwork, they say.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The winds of wrath came driving him, and blindly in the foam he fled from west to east, and errandless, unheralded he homeward sped.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“You are the luckiest, the canniest, and the most reckless man I ever knew. Bless you, laddie.”

– Gimli

“Now at this last we must take a hard road, a road unforeseen. There lies our hope, if hope it be. To walk into peril – to Mordor. We must send the Ring to the Fire.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Mordor. The one place in Middle-Earth we don’t want to see any closer. And it’s the one place we’re trying to get to. It’s just where we can’t get. Let’s face it, Mr. Frodo, we’re lost.”

– Sam

“Truly Elrond spoke, saying that we could not foresee what we might meet upon our road. Torment in the dark was the danger that I feared, and it did not hold me back. But I would not have come, had I known the danger of light and joy.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The board is set, the pieces are moving. We come to it at last, the great battle of our time.”

– Gandalf

“Yet if you succeed, then our power is diminished, and Lothlórien will fade, and the tides of Time will sweep it away. We must depart into the West, or dwindle to a rustic folk of dell and cave, slowly to forget and to be forgotten.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The Ring has awoken, it’s heard its masters call.”

– Gandalf

“Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot see all ends.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

“The first of Sam and Rosie’s children was born on the twenty-fifth of March, a date that Sam noted.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“But all’s well as ends well;”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“For the time will soon come when Hobbits will shape the fortunes of all.”

– Galadriel

“The hobbits began to feel very hot. There were armies of flies of all kinds buzzing round their ears, and the afternoon sun was burning on their backs.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“It matters little who is the enemy, if we cannot beat off his attack,’ said Gandalf.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“The time of the Elves… is over. Do we leave Middle-Earth to its fate? Do we let them stand alone?”

– Lady of the Wood

“For I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to;”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings 

“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”

– Galadriel

“That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.”

– Sam

If you haven’t watched ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film, you don’t have to worry as you can read quotes from the film that will not only enlighten you about life but also make you happy. Read the above lord of the Rings quotes more often, and you will be inspired, entertained and motivated to keep going in this life.

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