50 Memorable Lord Of The Rings Quotes From Both Movies And The Books

If anyone told J. R. R. Tolkien, writer of the epic fantasy novel, The Lord of the Rings, that the literary work, which was later turned into a television series would become as successful as it did, he probably would have laughed it off. The novel, which was written as a sequel to The Hobbit (also a very successful piece) has sold more than 150 million copies so far, thus, making its way into the list of the most memorable and multiplex fantasy books that you wouldn’t want to miss for anything. In this article, you will get to read some Lord of The Rings quotes drawn from both the novel and the TV series.

The Lord of The Rings is a masterpiece that people can easily relate to as it teaches us about different aspects of life such as love, sacrifice, faith, death, hope, courage, and friendship. Below are 50 Lord of The Rings quotes that you can learn from.

50 Memorable Lord of The Rings Quotes From Both Movies and The Books

Quotes From The TV Series, Lord of The Rings

1. Even the smallest person can change the course of history. – Lady Galadriel


2. 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 it. It’s just where we can’t get. Let’s face it, Mr. Frodo, we’re lost. – Sam

3. It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succor of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. – Gandalf

4. Knock your head against these doors, Perigrin Took! And if that does not shatter them, and I am allowed a little peace from foolish question, I will try to find the opening words. – Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

5. Anyways, you need people of the intelligence on this sort of… mission… quest… thing. Well, that rules you out, Pip. – Meriadoc ‘Merry’ Brandybuck, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

6. The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater. – Haldir

7. The enemy? [looks at dead soldier] His sense of duty was no greater than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is. Where he came from and if he really was evil at heart, what lie or threats drove him on this long march from home. Would he no rather was stayed there… in peace? War will make corpses of us all. Bind their hands. – Faramir

8. War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. – Faramir, The Two Towers

9. You can search far and wide. You can drink the whole town dry. But you’ll never find a beer so brown as the one we drink in our hometown. You can drink your fancy ales. You can drink them by the flagon. But the only brew for the brave and tru-u-u-ue comes from the Green Dragon! –Merry & Pippin, The return of the King

10. It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish. — Sam Gamgee


11. The world is changing. Who now has the strength to stand against armies of Isengard and Mordor? To stand against the might of Saruman and the union of the two towers. Together, my lord Sauron, we shall rule this middle- earth. The old will burn in the fires of industry. The forest will fall. A new order will rise. We will drive the machine of war with the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the orc. – Saruman

12. I thought up an ending for my book. And he lives happily ever after, till the end of his days.” – Bilbo

13. Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them.” – Lady Galadriel

14. I don’t know half of you half well as I should like… and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – Bilbo Baggins, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings

15. Never thought I’d die fighting side by side with an Elf. – Gimli, The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

16. Folks seem to have been just landed in [adventures], usually- their paths were laid that way. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn’t. And if they had, we shouldn’t know, because they’d have been forgotten. – Samwise Gamgee

17. It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish. – Samwise Gamgee

18. 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. – Sam, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

19. A time may come soon… when none will return. Then there will be need of valour without renown, for none shall remember the deeds that are done in the last defense of your homes. Yet the deeds will not be less valiant because they are upraised. – Aragorn, The Return of the King


20. It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing. — Frodo Baggins

21. 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. – Galadriel

22. Yet such 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. – Elrond

23. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be eager to deal in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. – Gandalf

24. I would cut off your head, Dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground.” – Eomer, The Lord of the Rings: The two Towers

25. But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass. – Samwise Gamgee

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

27. 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… White shores… and beyond, a far green country under a swift sunrise.” – Gandalf, The Return of the King

28. A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship. – Aragorn

29. Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised. — Aragorn


30. 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. — Elrond

Lord of The Rings Quotes From The Books

31. Some who have read the book, or at any rate have reviewed it, have found it boring, absurd, or contemptible, and I have no cause to complain, since I have similar opinions of their works, or of the kinds of writing that they evidently prefer. – J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

32. I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well- preserved indeed! Why, I feel all thin, sorts of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.” – J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

33. War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

34. “Have you thought of an ending?”
“Yes, several, and all are dark and unpleasant.”
“Oh, that won’t do! Books ought to have good endings. How would this do: and they all settled down and lived together happily ever after?”
“It will do well, if it ever came to that.”
“Ah! And where will they live? That’s what I often wonder.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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35. We set out to save the Shire, Sam and it has been saved – but not for me. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

36. 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. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


37. And Gandalf said: “This is your realm, and the heart of the greater realm that shall be. The Third Age of the world is ended, and the new age is begun; and it is your task to order its beginning and to preserve what must be preserved. For though much has been saved, much must now pass away; and the power of the Three Rings also is ended. And all the lands that you see, and those that lie round about them, shall be dwellings of Men. For the time comes of the Dominion of Men, and the Elder Kindred shall fade or depart.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien

38. Green are the leaves I leave in Mirkwood. ― J.R.R. Tolkien

39. Thus came Aragorn son of Arathorn, Elessar, Isildur’s heir, out of the Paths of the Dead, borne upon a wind from the sea to the kingdom of Gondor. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

40. There were rockets like a flock of scintillating birds singing with sweet voices. There were green trees with trunks of dark smoke: their leaves opened like a whole spring unfolding in a moment, and their shining branches dropped glowing flowers down upon the hobbits, disappearing with a sweet scent just before their touched their upturned faces. There were fountains of butterflies that flew glittering into the trees; there were pillars of coloured fires that rose and turned into eagles, or sailing ships, or a phalanx of flying swans; there was a red thunderstorm and a shower of yellow rain; there was a forest of silver spears that sprang suddenly into the air with a yell like an embattled army, and and came down again into the Water with a hiss like a hundred hot snakes. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

41. 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. – J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

42. 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 Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings

43. You can only come to the morning through the shadows. ― J.R.R. Tolkien

44. The world was fair, the mountains tall In Elder Days before the fall… ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

45. Human stories are practically always about one thing, really, aren’t they? Death. The inevitability of death. . .
. . . (quoting an obituary) ‘There is no such thing as a natural death. Nothing that ever happens to man is natural since his presence calls the whole world into question. All men must die, but for every man, his death is an accident, and even if he knows it he would sense to it an unjustifiable violation.’ Well, you may agree with the words or not, but those are the key spring of The Lord Of The Rings ― J.R.R. Tolkien


46. Together we will take the road that leads into the West,
And far away will find a land where both our hearts may rest. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

47. Oh! That was poetry!” said Pippin. “Do you really mean to start before the break of day? ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

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48. Dreamlike it was, and yet no dream, for there was no waking. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

49. Darkness must pass; a new day will come, and when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

50. Home is behind, the world ahead, and there are many paths to thread through shadows to the edge of night, until the stars are all alight. – J.R.R Tolkien, The Lord of the Ring


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