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The Lord of the Rings is such a fantastic book that I wanted everyone to be able to see what it's like. Here are some amazing quotes, and this is one section I try and update as often as I can.


"Once he was as great as his fame made him. His knowledge was deep, his thoughts were subtle, and his hands marvelously skilled; and he had a power over the minds of others.   - Aragorn, The Two Towers

"White is the star in your white hand; Unmarred, unstained is leaf and land In Dwimordene, in Lorien More Fair than thoughts of Mortal Men."
-Gandalf, The Two Towers

"Out of doubt, out of dark to the day's rising I came singing in the sun, sword unsheathing. To hope's end I rode and heart's breaking: Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red nightfall!"
-Eomer, The Return of the King

"But to Sam the evening deepened to darkness as he stood at the Haven; and as he looked at the grey sea he saw only a shadow in the waters that was soon lost in the West. There he stood far into the night, hearing only the sigh and murmur of the waves on the shores of Middle-Earth, and the sound of them sank deep into his heart."
-JRR Tolkien, The Return of the King

"So I thought too, once. But I have been too deeply hurt, Sam. I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them. But you are my heir: all that I had and might have had I leave to you."
-Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King

"But Samwise Gamgee, my dear hobbit - indeed, Sam my dearest hobbit, friend of friends - I do not think we need to give thought to what comes after that. To do the job as you put it - what hope is there that we ever shall? And if we do, who knows what will come of that? If the One goes into the fire and we are at hand? I ask you, are we ever likely to need bread again? I think not."
-Frodo Baggins,The Two Towers

"Though here at journey's end I lie in darkness buried deep, beyond all towers strong and high, beyond all mountains steep, above all shadows rides the Sun and Stars forever dwell: I will not say the Day is done, nor bid the Stars farewell."
- Samwise Gamgee, The Return of the King

"Slender and tall she was in her white robe girt with silver; but strong she seemed and stern as steel, a daughter of kings. Thus Aragorn for the first time in the full light of day beheld Eoywn, Lady of Rohan, and thought her fair, fair and cold, like a morning of pale spring that is not yet come to woman-hood."
-JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers

"A little path leading up into the mountains; and then a stair, a narrow stair, O yes, very long and narrow. And then more stairs. And then a tunnel, a dark tunnel; and at last a little cleft, and a path high above the main pass. It was that way that Smeagol got out of the darkness. But it was years ago. The path may have vanished now; but perhaps not, perhaps not."
-Gollum, The Two Towers

"Then came a blast of savage wind, and with it, mingling with its roar, there came a shrill shriek. The hobbits had heard such a cry far away in the Marish as they fled from Hobbiton, and even there in the woods of the Shire it had frozen their blood. Out here in the waste its terror was far greater: it pierced them with cold blades of horror and despair, stopping heart and breath."
-JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers

"I mean a danger to yourself alone. You swore a promise by what you call the Precious. Remember that! It will hold you to it; but it will seek a way to twist it to your own undoing. Already you are being twisted. You revealed yourself to me just now, foolishly. Give it back to Smeagol you said. Do not say that again! Do not let that thought grow in you! You will never get it back. But the desire of it may betray you to a bitter end."
-Frodo Baggins, The Two Towers

"He was reminded suddenly of Frodo as he had lain, asleep in the house of Elrond, after his deadly wound. Then as he had kept watch Sam had noticed that at times a light seemed to be shining faintly within; but now the light was even clearer and stronger."
-JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers

"All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king."
-Galdalf, The Fellowship of the Ring

"Frodo heard a sweet singing running in his mind: a song that seemed to come like a pale light behind a grey rain-curtain, and growing stronger to turn the veil all to glass and silver, until at last it was rolled back, and a far green country opened before him under a swift sunrise."
-JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"But in my stead you shall go, Ring-bearer, when the times comes, and if you then desire it. If your hurts grieve you still and the memory of your burden is heavy, then you may pass into the West, until all your wounds and weariness are healed."
-Arwen Evenstar, The Return of the King

"But I have an odd feeling about these Ents: somehow I don't think they are quite as safe and, well funny as they seem. They seem slow, queer, and patient, almost sad; and yet I believe they could be roused. If that happened, I would rather be on the other side."
-Merry Brandybuck, The Two Towers

"If you took this thing on yourself, unwilling, at others' asking, then you have pity and honour from me. And I marvel at you: to keep it hid and not to use it. You are a new people and a new world to me. Are all your kin of like sort? Your land must be a realm of peace and content, and there must gardners be in high hounour."
-Faramir, The Two Towers

"But do you remember Gandalf's words: Even Gollum may have something yet to do? But for him, Sam, I could not have destroyed the Ring. The Quest would have been in vain, even at the bitter end. So let us forgive him! For the Quest is achieved, and now all is over. I am glad that you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam."
-Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King

"But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Eowyn am I, Eomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him."
-Eowyn Lady of the Rohirrim, The Return of the King

"You at least shall go with him. It is hardly possible to seperate you from him, even when he is summoned to secret council and you are not."
Lord Elrond Halfhaven, The Fellowship of the Ring

"There lies the Mirrormere, deep Kheled-zaram!", said Gimli sadly. "I remember that he said: 'May you have joy of the sight! But we cannot linger there.' Now long shall I journey ere I have joy again. It is I that must hasten away, and he that must remain."
-Gimli Son of Gloin, The Fellowship of the Ring

"If you can think of any way we could have both used the rope and yet brought it down with us, then you can pass on to me ninnyhammer, or any other name your Gaffer gave you,"
-Frodo Baggins, The Two Towers

"And there was Frodo, pale and worn, and yet himself again; and in his eyes there was peace now, neither strain of will, nor madness, nor any fear. His burden was taken away. There was the dear master of the sweet days in the Shire."
-JRR Tolkien, The Return of the King

"To the Sea, to the Sea! The white gulls are crying, The wind is blowing, and the white foam is flying. West, west away, the round sun is falling. Grey ship, grey ship, do you hear them calling, the voices of my people that have gone before me?"
-Legolas Greenleaf, The Return of the King

"But you must understand. It is my burden, and no one else can bear it. It is too late now, Sam dear. You can't help me in that way again. I am almost in its power now. I could not give it up, and if you tried to take it I should go mad."
-Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King

"He is not half through yet, and to what he will come in the end not even Elrond can foretell. Not to evil, I think. He may become like a glass filled with a clear light for eyes to see that can."
-Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring

"Frodo threw himself down, and lay on the ground shivering. His left arm was lifeless, and his side and shoulder felt as if icy claws were laid upon them. The trees and rocks about him seemed shadowy and dim."
-JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"And these trees grew and grew, til the shadow of each was like a green hall, and their red berries in the autumn were a burden, and a beauty and a wonder."
-Bregalad, The Two Towers

"They had gone some miles, and the road was at last running down a long slope into the plain, when Frodo's strength began to give out and his will wavered. He lurched and stumbled. Desperately Sam tried to help him and hold him up, though he felt that he himself could hardly stay the pace much longer. At any moment now he knew that the end would come: his master would faint or fall, and all would be discovered, and their bitter efforts be in vain."
-JRR Tolkien, The Return of the King

"Thus it came to pass that when the king set out, before Dernhelm sat Meriadoc the hobbit, and the great grey steed Windfola made little of the burden; for Dernhelm was less in weight than many men, though lithe and well-knit in frame."
-JRR Tolkien, The Return of the King

"In that hour I looked on Aragorn and thought how great and terrible a Lord he might have become in the strength of his will, had he taken the Ring to himself. Not for naught does Mordor fear him. But nobler is his spirit than the understanding of Sauron; for is he not of the children of Luthien? Never shall that line fail, though the years may lengthen beyond count."
-Legolas, The Return of the King

"Where now are the Dunedain, Elessar, Elessar? Why do thy kinsfolk wander afar? Near is the hour when the Lost should come forth, And the Grey Company ride from the North. But dark is the path appointed for thee: The Dead watch the road that leads to the Sea."
-Galadriel, The Two Towers

"My dear Gimli, it is Longbottom Leaf! There were the Hornblower brandmarks on the barrels, as plain as plain. How it came here, I can't imagine. For Saruman's private use, I fancy. I never knew that it went so far abroad."
-Meriadoc (Merry) Brandybuck, The Two Towers

"The road goes ever on and on Down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, And I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with weary feet, Until it joins some larger way, Where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say."
-Frodo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring

"How on earth could they be going about with him, even following him? And I could see that Faramir did not like the place he was taking them to any more than you do. What is wrong?"
-Peregrin (Pippin) Took, The Return of the King

"Flee them! Speak no words to them! They are deadly. Ask no more of me! But my heart forbodes that, ere all is ended, you, Frodo son of Drogo, will know more of these fell things than Gildor Inglorion. May Elbereth protect you!"
-Gildor Inglorion, The Fellowship of the Ring

"Noodles! My beautiful rope! There it is tied to a stump, and we're at the bottom. Just as nice a little stair for that slinking Gollum as we could leave. Better put up a signpost to say which way we've gone! I thought it seemed a bit too easy."
-Samwise Gamgee, The Two Towers

"He shut his eyes and struggled for a while; but the resistance became unbearable, and at last he slowly drew out the chain, and slipped the Ring on the forefinger of his left hand."
-JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"But I will not end here, taken like an old badger in a trap. Snowmane and Hasufel and the horses of my guard are in the inner court. When dawn comes, I will bid men sound Helm's horn, and I will ride forth. Will you ride with me then, son of Arathorn?"
-Theoden King, The Two Towers

"Ere iron was found or tree was hewn, When young was mountain under moon; Ere ring was made, or wrought was woe, It walked the forests long ago."
-Gandalf, The Two Towers

"And so it was that Gwaihir saw them with his keen far-seeing eyes, as down the wild wind he came, and daring the great peril of the skies he circled in the air: two small dark figures, forlorn, hand in hand upon a little hill, while the world shook under them, and gasped, and rivers of fire drew near."
-JRR Tolkien, The Return of the King

"The Great Ring shall go now to be an heirloom of the North Kingdom; but the records of it shall be left in Gondor, where also dwell the heirs of Elendil, lest a time come when the memory of these great matters shall grow dim."
-From the Writings of Isildur, The Fellowship of the Ring

"Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing? Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing? Where is the spring and the harvest and the the tall corn growing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow; The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow."
-Aragorn, The Two Towers

"For Aragorn's face grew gray with weariness; and ever and anon he called the name of Faramir, but each time more faintly to their hearing, as if Aragorn himself was removed from them, and walked afar in some dark vale, calling for one that was lost."
-JRR Tolkien, The Return of the King

"We will search the valley from head to foot and peer under every pebble. Trees are coming back to live here, old trees, wild trees. The Watchwood we will call it. Not a squirrel will go here, but I shall know of it."
-Treebeard, The Two Towers

"Seek for the Sword that was broken: In Imladris it dwells; There shall be counsels taken Stronger than Morgul-spells. There shall be shown a token That Doom is near at hand, For Isildur's Bane shall waken, And the Halfling forth shall stand."
-Boromir, The Fellowship of the Ring

"I am tired, weary, and I haven't a hope left. But I have to go on trying to get to the Mountain, as long as I can move. The Ring is enough."
-Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King

"I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can't turn back. It isn't to see Elves now, nor dragons, nor mountains, that I want - 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."
-Samwise Gamgee, The Fellowship of the Ring

"Frodo passed his hand over his brow and wrenched his eyes away from the city on the hill. The luminous tower facinated him, and he fought the desire that was on him to run up the gleaming road towards its gate."
-JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers

"Here is the heart of Elvendom on earth," he said, "and here my heart dwells ever, unless there be a light beyond the dark roads that we still must tread, you and I. Come with me!"
-Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring

"Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace! I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil."
-Gandalf, The Return of the King

"He turned, and there in the cold glow he saw lying beside him Sam, Pippin, and Merry. They were on their backs, and their faces looked deathly pale; and they were clad in white."
-JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

"Smeagol won't go, O no precious, not this time," hissed Gollum. "He's frightened, and he's very tired, and this hobbit's not nice, not nice at all. Smeagol won't grub for roots and carrotses and - taters. What's taters, precious, eh, what's taters?"
-Gollum, The Two Towers

"In this phial," she said, "is caught the light of Earendil's star, set amid the waters of my fountain. It will shine still brighter when night is about you. May it be a light for you in dark places, when all other lights go out. Remember Galadriel and her Mirror!"
-Galadriel, The Fellowship of the Ring

"Faramir stared at him for a moment in grave astonishment. Then suddenly he caught him as he swayed, and lifting him gently, carried him to the bed and layed him there, and covered him warmly. At once he fell into a deep sleep."
-JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers

"Still round the corner there may wait   A new road or a secret gate;   And though I oft have passed them by,   A day will come at last when I   Shall take the hidden paths that run   West of the Moon, East of the Sun"
-Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King

"Suddenly he stumbled against Frodo, who was standing lost in thought, looking at the pale lights. His hands hung stiff at his sides; water and slime were dripping from them."
-JRR TOLKIEN, The Two Towers

"At least, I know that such things happened, but I cannot see them. No taste of food, no feel of water, no sound of wind, no memory of tree or grass or flower, no image of moon or star are left to me. I am naked in the dark, Sam, and there is no veil between me and the wheel of fire. I begin to see it even with my waking eyes, and all else fades."
-Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King

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