Lord Of The Rings Quotes

Saturday, April 30 by Tom Gordon

"Lord of the Rings" quotes cover all three of Peter Jackson's brilliant films: "The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King." Naturally, most of the key "Lord of the Rings" quotes center around the One Ring to rule them all and its power. The screenplays for all three films were written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens and Jackson, though plenty of lines were pulled directly from the books by J.R.R. Tolkien.

  1. "I don't know half of you half as well as I should like and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." At his great birthday feast near the beginning of "The Fellowship of the Ring" and before he disappears from the Shire and leaves the Ring to Frodo, Bilbo Baggins greets his guests and leaves them a little befuddled.
  2. "Sauron needs only this Ring to cover all the lands with a second darkness. He is seeking it, seeking it, all his thought is bent on it. The Ring yearns to go home, to return to the hand of its Master. They are one, the Ring and the Dark Lord. Frodo, he must never find it" Early in "The Fellowship of the Ring," Gandalf explains to Frodo just how powerful the Ring is and why it must never fall into Sauron's possession again. Sir Ian McKellen as Gandalf is truly intense and frightening as he pulls no punches in laying out the danger that is approaching Frodo, played with a perfect mix of fear and determination by Elijah Wood.
  3. "I think we might have made a mistake leaving the Shire, Pippin." In the tradition of classic understatements like, "We're gonna need a bigger boat" from "Jaws" and "I don't think we're in Kansas anymore" from "The Wizard of Oz," Merry (Dominic Monaghan) sizes up his plight with Pippin (Billy Boyd) as the two hobbits have been separated from the rest of the fellowship early in "The Two Towers." They'll soon be picked up by the Ents, the talking and moving tree creatures and eventually be reunited with some of their comrades. But at this point in the story, these little hobbits are in big trouble far from home.
  4. "We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!" At the beginning of "The Two Towers," Gollum and his alter ego Smeagol (Andy Serkis) wrestle with the power of the Ring and how the Gollum persona has tragically overtaken Smeagol. It's a scene that truly shows the personal toll the Ring takes in driving its owner mad, but it also demonstrates how brilliantly the CGI-produced Gollum was such a fully formed character.
  5. "The Ring is mine." Just when Frodo and Sam have reached the fires of Mount Doom and are ready to destroy the Ring, Frodo appears to have finally succumbed to its power. In maybe the most intense scene in the three films, Sam (Sean Astin) pleads with Frodo to get rid of the Ring and screams when Frodo slips it on his finger and disappears. Even if you know how it ends, this moment will get to you.
  6. "My friends. You bow to no one." Near the end of "Return of the King," when Aragorn has been crowned king, Merry, Pippin, Frodo and Sam appear before him and start to bow. Instead, Aragorn tells them not to and he instead gets down on one knee and bows to the hobbits, who are all a little thrown off by the attention. It's a very touching scene and one that should remind audiences that great courage can be found in unlikely people.