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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers



The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

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While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.


    Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy




    English, Sindarin, Old English

Quotes from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Sam: What we need is a few good taters.

Gollum: What's taters, precious? What's taters, eh?

Sam: *Po-tay-toes!* Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew... Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish.

[Gollum makes a noise of disgust while sticking his tongue out]

Sam: Even you couldn't say no to that.

Gollum: Oh yes we could. Spoilin' nice fish. Give it to us raw and w-r-r-riggling; you keep nasty chips.

Sam: You're hopeless.

Gimli: [failing to see over the wall] What's happening out there?

Legolas: Shall I describe it to you?

Gimli: [turns] Hmm?

Legolas: Or would you like me to find you a box?

[Gimli laughs]

Gandalf: [to Aragorn] Look to my coming on the first light of the fifth day, at dawn look to the east.

Legolas: They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard.

Gandalf: The battle of Helm's Deep is over; the battle for Middle-earth is about to begin.

Theoden: [pick up a white flower] Simbelmyne. Ever has it grown on the tombs of my forebears. Now it shall cover the grave of my son. Alas, that these evil days should be mine. The young perish and the old linger. That I should live to see that last days of my house.

Gandalf: Theodred's death was not of your making.

Theoden: No parent should have to bury their child.

[Theoden drops to his knees and starts sobbing]

Gandalf: He was strong in life. His spirit will find the way to the halls of your fathers.

[during the Battle of Helm's Deep, Gimli has killed an Uruk-Hai warrior]

Gimli: Legolas! Two already!

Legolas: I'm on seventeen!

Gimli: Huh? I'll have no pointy-ear outscoring me!

[kills another one]

Legolas: [shoots two more arrows] Nineteen!

Legolas: A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night.

Theoden: Let this be the hour when we draw swords together. Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin, and the red dawn. Forth, Eorlingas!

Ugluk: [after beheading an insubordinate Orc attempting to eat Merry and Pippin] Looks like meat's back on the menu, boys!

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?

Eomer: What business does an Elf, Man, and a Dwarf have in the Riddermark? Speak quickly.

Gimli: Give me your name, horse-master, and I shall give you mine.

Eomer: [dismounts] I would cut off your head, Dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground.

Legolas: [draws his bow and aims at arrow at Eomer's throat] You would die before your stroke fell.

Aragorn: You have some skill with a blade.

Eowyn: The women of this country learned long ago, those without swords can still die upon them. I fear neither death nor pain.

Aragorn: What do you fear, my lady?

Eowyn: A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire.

Aragorn: You are a daughter of kings, a shield maiden of Rohan. I do not think that will be your fate.

Gandalf: [to Grima] Be silent. Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth. I did not pass through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm.

Elrond: If Aragorn survives this war, you will still be parted. If Sauron is defeated and Aragorn made king and all that you hope for comes true you will still have to taste the bitterness of mortality. Whether by the sword or the slow decay of time, Aragorn will die. And there will be no comfort for you, no comfort to ease the pain of his passing. He will come to death an image of the splendor of the kings of Men in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world. But you, my daughter, you will linger on in darkness and in doubt as nightfall in winter that comes without a star. Here you will dwell bound to your grief under the fading trees until all the world is changed and the long years of your life are utterly spent.

Legolas: [in Elvish] You're late.

[takes a good look at Aragorn]

Legolas: [in English] You look terrible.

[sounds of trees 'speaking' is heard]

Aragorn: Gimli, lower your axe.

Legolas: They have feelings, my friend. The elves began it, waking up the trees, teaching them to speak.

Gimli: Talking trees. What do trees have to talk about, hmm... except the consistency of squirrel droppings?

Frodo: We are bound to an errand of secrecy. Those who claim to oppose the enemy would do well not to hinder us.

Faramir: The enemy?

[He walks to the body of a dead Haradrim soldier that he killed with his bow, and turns him over with his foot]

Faramir: His sense of duty was no less than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is... where he came from. And if he was really evil at heart. What lies or threats led him on this long march from home. If he would not rather have stayed there... in peace. War will make corpses of us all.

Theoden: So much death. What can men do against such reckless hate?

Aragorn: Ride out with me. Ride out and meet them.

Theoden: For death and glory.

Aragorn: For Rohan. For your people.

Theoden: The Horn of Helm Hammerhand will sound in the deep, one last time!

Haldir: I bring word from Lord Elrond of Rivendell. An Alliance once existed between Elves and Men. Long ago we fought and died together. We come to honor that allegiance.

Aragorn: Mae govannen, Haldir. You are most welcome.

Haldir: We are proud to fight alongside Men once more.

Legolas: Look at them. They're frightened. You can see it in their eyes.

[All the men turn to look at him]

Legolas: [in Elvish] And they should be. Three hundred... against ten thousand!

Aragorn: [in Elvish] They have a better chance defending themselves here than at Edoras...

Legolas: [in Elvish] Aragorn... they cannot win this fight. They are all going to die!

Aragorn: [in English] Then I shall die as one of them!

[a wall of soldiers line the ramparts - the top of Gimli's helm barely peeks over the top]

Gimli: [to Legolas] You could have picked a better spot.

[scene from extended version]

Gimli: This new Gandalf is more grumpy than the old one.

[after Legolas has shot and killed a Warg heading toward Gimli]

Gimli: But that one counts as mine!

Gollum: [to Sam] Stupid, fat hobbit.

Gollum: Oh! Cruel Hobbit! It does not care if we be hungry. It does not care if we should die! Not like Master. Master cares. Master knows. Yes, Precious...

[Frodo takes hold of the Ring]

Gollum: Once it takes hold of us it never lets go.

Eowyn: Leave me alone, snake!

Wormtongue: Oh, but you are alone. Who knows what you have spoken to the darkness, alone, in the bitter watches of the night, when all your life seems to shrink, the walls of your bower closing in about you, a hutch to trammel some wild thing in? So fair, yet so cold like a morning of pale Spring still clinging to Winter's chill.

Eowyn: Your words are poison!

Aragorn: [looking at defenders of Helm's Deep] Farmers, ferriers, stable boys. These are no soldiers.

Gimli: Most have seen too many winters.

Legolas: Or too few.

Gimli: [to a Warg] Bring your pretty face to my axe.

Gimli: Whatever luck you live by... let's hope it lasts the night.

Legolas: Your friends are with you, Aragorn.

Gimli: Let's hope they last the night...

Treebeard: We have just agreed...

[Merry and Pippin lean in]

Merry: Yes?

Treebeard: I have told your names to the Entmoot, and we have agreed you are not Orcs.

Pippin: Well, that's good news.

Gimli: It's true you don't see many Dwarf-women. And in fact, they are so alike in voice and appearance, that they are often mistaken for Dwarf-men.

Aragorn: [whispering to Eowyn] It's the beards.

Gimli: And this in turn has given rise to the belief that there are no Dwarf-women, and that Dwarves just spring out of holes in the ground!

[Eowyn laughs]

Gimli: Which is, of course, ridiculous.

[after meeting with Gandalf in Fangorn Forest]

Aragorn: In one thing you haven't changed, my friend - you still speak in riddles.

Theoden: I will not risk open war.

Aragorn: Open war is upon you whether you would risk it or not.

Gandalf: From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak I fought with the Balrog of Morgoth... Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountain side... Darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time... The stars wheeled overhead, and every day was as long as a life age of the earth... But it was not the end. I felt life in me again. I've been sent back until my task is done.

[from extended version]

Merry: [watching Saruman look out at the ruin of Isengard from the tower] He doesn't look too happy, does he?

Pippin: Not too happy at all, Merry.

Merry: Still, I suppose the view would be quite nice from up there.

Pippin: Oh yes, it's a quality establishment. I hear the staff are VERY good.

Gandalf: Gandalf? Yes... that was what they used to call me. Gandalf the Gray. That was my name.

Gimli: Gandalf...

Gandalf: *I* am Gandalf the White. And I come back to you now - at the turn of the tide.

[Gandalf the White whistles and a white horse appears]

Legolas: That is one of the Mearas, unless my eyes are cheated by some spell.

Gandalf: Shadowfax. He is the lord of all horses and has been my friend through many dangers.

Treebeard: Many of these trees were my friends. Creatures I had known from nut or acorn.

Pippin: I'm sorry, Treebeard.

Treebeard: They had voices of their own. Saruman! A wizard should know better!

Sam: [to Faramir] You want to know what happened to Boromir? Do you want to know why your brother died? He tried to take the Ring from Frodo, after swearing an oath to protect him! He tried to kill him! The Ring drove your brother mad.

Gollum: [singing] The rock and pool, is nice and cool, so juicy sweet. Our only wish,

[he whacks the fish on the rock]

Gollum: to catch a fish,

[another whack]

Gollum: so juicy sweet.

Theoden: Why should I welcome you, Gandalf Stormcrow?

Wormtongue: A just question, my liege. Late is the hour in which this conjurer chooses to appear. "Lathspell" I name him. Ill news is an ill guest.

Sam: You know I don't usually hold with foreign food, but this Elvish stuff - it's not bad.

Frodo: Nothing dampens your spirits, Sam.

Sam: [looks at the nearing rain clouds] Those rain clouds might.

[Pippin burps after drinking]

Merry: You just said something... treeish!

Treebeard: You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.

Merry: [of the Entmoot] It's been going for hours.

Pippin: They must have decided something by now.

Treebeard: Decided? No, we have just finished saying "Good Morning".

Merry: But it's night time already! You can't take forever!

Treebeard: Now, don't be hasty, master Meriadoc.

Merry: We're running out of time!

Arwen: Go to sleep.

Aragorn: I am asleep. This is a dream.

Arwen: Then it is a good dream.

Theoden: [after being exorcised] I know your face... Eowyn.

Treebeard: We Ents cannot hold back this storm. We must weather such things as we have always done.

Merry: How can that be your decision?

Treebeard: This is not our war.

Merry: But you're part of this world, aren't you?... You must help... please.

Merry: I think we might have made a mistake leaving the Shire, Pippin.

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