the lord of the rings quotes

  • Aragorn: I never understood why people cared so much about their dumb hobbits until I got dumb hobbits myself. I've only had Frodo and Sam for a day and a half, but if anything happened to them, I would kill everyone in this room and then myself.
  • [at the council of Elrond]
  • Legolas: But Frodo, beating Sauron... it can't be done. You're asking us to die.
  • Frodo: Yeah, I guess I am.
  • [pause]
  • Aragorn: [stands up] Frodo, I have lived most of my life surrounded by my enemies. I will be grateful to die among my friends.
  • Gimli: [stands up] You're an honorable man, Frodo. I will fight beside you.
  • Boromir: Aww, what the hell, I don't got that long a lifespan anyway...
  • [stands up]
  • Boromir: Well, now I'm standing. Happy? We're all standing now. Bunch of jackasses, standing in a circle.
  • My Tolkien Professor: Some make the argument that technology today is our one-ring
  • Student: Can you even imagine Lord of the Rings set in a modern trilogy?
  • Student: The fellowship would just be posting selfies in Lóthlorien
  • Student: Tagging themselves and shit
  • Student: Sauron would just be scrolling through Facebook and see that and just be like
  • Student: There you fucking are

RAVENCLAW:

“FRODO: He deserves death.
GANDALF: Deserves it! I daresay he does. Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. For even the very wise cannot see all ends.”

–J.R.R. Tolkien (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

  • Hermione: Did you find out anything from Dumbledore?
  • Harry: Not much—only hints and riddles.
  • Hermione: Did you ask about your scar hurting?
  • Harry: We didn’t discuss it.
  • Hermione: You should have. I am sure it is very important.
  • Harry: In that case I am sure Dumbledore would have refused to explain it.