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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring



The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.


    Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy




    English, Sindarin

Quotes from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.

Gandalf: So do all who live 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. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.

[Gandalf is standing on the bridge, in front of the Balrog]

Gandalf: You cannot pass! I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, Flame of Udun! Go back to the shadow. You shall not pass!

Frodo: [of Gollum] It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the chance.

Gandalf: Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.

Aragorn: I do not know what strength is in my blood, but I swear to you I will not let the White City fall, nor our people fail.

Boromir: Our people, our people. I would have followed you, my brother... my captain... my king.

Aragorn: Be at peace, Son of Gondor.

Frodo: You're late.

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

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.

Boromir: One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand men could you do this. It is folly.

Legolas: Lembas!

[nibbles a corner]

Legolas: One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man!

Merry: [to Pippin] How many did you eat?

Pippin: Four.


Frodo: Go back, Sam. I'm going to Mordor alone.

Sam: Of course you are. And I'm coming with you.

Gandalf: Fly, you fools!

[first lines]

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. It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and fairest of all beings. Seven to the Dwarf lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And nine, nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who, above all else, desire power. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another ring was made. In the land of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged in secret a Master Ring, to control all others. And into this ring he poured his cruelty, his malice and his will to dominate all life. One Ring to rule them all!

[Aragorn tosses Sam over a gap, and then sets his eyes on Gimli]

Gimli: Nobody tosses a Dwarf.

[Gimli leaps, but is balancing off the edge, so Legolas grabs his beard]

Gimli: Not the beard!

Aragorn: [to Frodo] If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. You have my sword...

Legolas: And you have my bow.

Gimli: And *my* axe.

Boromir: You carry the fate of us all, little one. If this is indeed the will of the Council, then Gondor will see it done.

Bilbo: [to his party guests] 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.

[Frodo hears the ring whispering ominously while the Council argues]

Frodo: I will take it!

[they don't hear him; he raises his voice]

Frodo: I will take it!

[they fall silent, looking at him]

Frodo: I will take the Ring to Mordor!


Frodo: Though... I do not know the way.

Sam: This is it.

Frodo: This is what?

Sam: If I take one more step, it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been.

Frodo: Come on, Sam. Remember what Bilbo used to say: "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."

[last lines]

Frodo: Mordor... I hope the others find a safer road.

Sam: Strider'll look after them.

Frodo: I don't suppose we'll ever see them again.

Sam: We may yet, Mr. Frodo. We may.

Frodo: Sam... I'm glad you're with me.

Aragorn: I swore to protect you.

Frodo: Can you protect me from yourself?

[holding out the Ring]

Frodo: Would you destroy it?

The Ring: [whispering] Aragorn... Elessar...

Aragorn: [closing Frodo's hand around the Ring] I would have gone with you to the end, into the very fires of Mordor.

Gimli: Not the beard!

Gandalf: You shall not pass!

Gandalf: [to Frodo] Keep it secret. Keep it safe.

Aragorn: Are you frightened?

Frodo: Yes.

Aragorn: Not nearly frightened enough. I know what hunts you.

Pippin: [to Elrond] Anyways, you need people of intelligence on this sort of... mission... quest... thing.

Merry: Well, that rules you out, Pip.

Boromir: My father is a noble man, but his rule is failing, and our people lose faith. He looks to me to make things right and I would do it. I would see the glory of Gondor restored. Have you ever seen it, Aragorn? The White Tower of Ecthelion, glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver, its banners caught high in the morning breeze. Have you ever been called home by the clear ringing of silver trumpets?

Aragorn: I have seen the White City, long ago.

Boromir: One day, our paths will lead us there. And the tower guard shall take up the call: "The Lords of Gondor have returned."

Pippin: Are we lost?

Merry: No.

Pippin: I think we are.

Merry: Shh. Gandalf's thinkin'.

Pippin: Merry?

Merry: What?

Pippin: I'm hungry.

Frodo: What do you want?

Aragorn: A little more caution from you; that is no trinket you carry.

Frodo: I carry nothing.

Aragorn: Indeed. I can avoid being seen if I wish, but to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift.

Frodo: Before you came along, we Bagginses were very well thought of.

Gandalf: Indeed?

Frodo: Never had any adventures or did anything unexpected.

Gandalf: If you're referring to the incident with the Dragon, I was barely involved. All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door.

Frodo: Whatever you did, you've been officially labeled a disturber of the peace.

Gandalf: My dear Frodo. Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you.

[Gandalf picks up a book that the skeleton of a Dwarf was holding]

Legolas: [to Aragorn] We must move on, we cannot linger.

Gandalf: [starts reading from the book] They have taken the bridge and the second hall. We have barred the gates but cannot hold them for long. The ground shakes, drums... drums in the deep. We cannot get out. A shadow lurks in the dark. We can not get out... they are coming.

[Boromir picks up the One Ring after Frodo had lost it]

Boromir: It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.

[an ominous roar is heard, and fire illuminates the hall of Moria]

Boromir: What is this new devilry?

Gandalf: A Balrog. A demon of the ancient world. This foe is beyond any of you. Run!

Gimli: Well, here's one Dwarf she won't ensnare so easily. I have the eyes of a hawk and the ears of a fox.

[Elves suddenly appear, covering them with arrows at point-blank range]

Haldir: The Dwarf breathes so loud, we could have shot him in the dark.

Boromir: They have a cave Troll.

Gimli: [upon leaving Lorien and Galadriel] I have been dealt a wound beyond all healing, for I have looked the last... upon that which was fairest.


Gimli: Henceforth I will call nothing fair unless it be her gift to me.

Legolas: What was it?

Gimli: I asked for one hair from her golden head... she gave me three.

Frodo: [listening to the shrieks of the Black Riders] What are they?

Aragorn: They were once Men. Great kings of Men. Then Sauron the Deceiver gave to them nine rings of power. Blinded by their greed, they took them without question, one by one falling into darkness. Now they are slaves to his will. They are the Nazgul, Ringwraiths, neither living nor dead. At all times they feel the presence of the Ring, drawn to the power of the One. They will never stop hunting you.

Bilbo: [voice] It's a dangerous business, 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.

Saruman: We must join with Him, Gandalf. We must join with Sauron. It would be wise, my friend.

Gandalf: Tell me, "friend", when did Saruman the Wise abandon reason for madness?

[Sam bashes Goblins with his frying pan]

Sam: Think I'm gettin' the hang of this!

Witch-King: Give up the Halfling, She-Elf!

Arwen: [draws her sword] If you want him, come and claim him!

Boromir: Frodo... Where is Frodo?

Aragorn: I let Frodo go.

Boromir: Then you did what I could not.

Bilbo: [answering the knocking on his door] No, thank you. We don't want any more visitors, well-wishers, or distant relations.

Gandalf: [from outside] And what about very old friends?

Bilbo: Mrs Bracegirdle, how nice to see you. Welcome welcome. Are all these children yours?

Mrs. Bracegirdle: Yeah.

Bilbo: Good gracious, you have been productive.

Arwen: Why do you fear the past? You are Isildur's heir, not Isildur himself. You are not bound to his fate.

Aragorn: The same blood flows in my veins. The same weakness.

Arwen: Your time will come. You will face the same evil, and you will defeat it.

Frodo: I know what I must do. It's just... I'm afraid to do it.

[Arwen sneaks up to Aragorn]

Arwen: What's this? A Ranger, caught off his guard?

Bilbo: I'm old, Gandalf. I know I don't look it, but I'm beginning to feel it in my heart. I feel... thin. Sort of stretched, like... butter scraped over too much bread. I need a holiday. A very long holiday. And I don't expect I shall return. In fact I mean not to.

[Bilbo enters his house, satisfied because of his escape from his own birtday party]

Gandalf: I suppose you think that was terribly clever.

Saruman: Do you know how the Orcs first came into being? They were elves once, taken by the dark powers, tortured and mutilated. A ruined and terrible form of life. Now... perfected. My fighting Uruk-Hai. Whom do you serve?

Lurtz: Saruman!

Gandalf: For sixty years, the Ring lay quiet in Bilbo's keeping, prolonging his life, delaying old age. But no longer, Frodo. Evil is stirring in Mordor. The Ring has awoken. It's heard its Master's call.

Frodo: But he was destroyed. Sauron was destroyed.

Gandalf: No, Frodo. The spirit of Sauron endured. His life force is bound to the Ring and the Ring survived. Sauron has returned. His Orcs have multiplied. His fortress of Barad-Dur is rebuilt in the land of Mordor. 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.

Gimli: Dwarf doors are invisible when closed.

Gandalf: Yes, Gimli, their own masters cannot find them, if their secrets are forgotten.

Legolas: Why doesn't that surprise me?

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