The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King quotes

66 total quotes (ID: 774)

Aragorn
Arwen
Frodo Baggins
Gandalf the White
King Théoden
Saruman the White (Extended edition only)
Sméagol/Gollum
Treebeard


[Sam returns home to his family]
Frodo: [narration] My dear Sam. You cannot always be torn in two. You have to be one and whole for many years. You have so much to enjoy, and to be, and to do. Your part in the journey will go on.
Sam: [Greeting his family] Well, I'm back.


[The hobbits are singing, though the song is a bit drunkenly incoherent]
Merry and Pippin:
Oh, you can search far and wide
You can drink the whole town dry
But you'll never find a beer so brown
As the one we drink in our hometown!
You can drink your fancy ales
You can drink 'em by the flagon
But the only brew for the brave and true...
[Pippin trails off as he looks at Gandalf]
Merry: Pippin!
Merry and Pippin: But the only brew for the brave and true...
Comes from the Green Dragon!

And thus it was, the Fourth Age of Middle-earth began. And the Fellowship of the Ring, though eternally bound by friendship and love... was ended.

Arise! Arise, riders of Th?oden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered - a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises! Ride now! Ride now! Ride! Ride for ruin, and the world's ending![The riders yell for battle] Forth Éorlingas!

For Frodo.

How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand... there is no going back. There are some things that time cannot mend. Some hurts that go too deep, that have taken hold.

Long have you hunted me. Long have I eluded you. No more. [he holds Andúril up to the palantír] Behold the sword of Elendil!

My friends... you bow to no one.

Our enemy is ready, his full strength gathered. Not only orcs, but men as well. Legions of Haradrim from the south, mercenaries from the coast, all shall answer Mordor's call. This will be the end of Gondor as we know it. Here the hammer stroke will fall hardest. If the river is taken, if the garrison at Osgiliath fails, then the last defence of this city will be gone.

So you have come for information. I have some for you [gazes into the palantir] Something festers in the heart of Middle Earth. Something that you have failed to see. But the great eye has seen it. Even now, he presses his advantage. You are all going to die!

Sons of Gondor! Of Rohan! My brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day! An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the Age of Men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand! Men of the West!

The board is set. The pieces are moving.

The filth of Saruman is washing away. Trees will come back here - young trees, wild trees.

The wisdom that was borne out of the West was forsaken. Kings made tombs more splendid than the houses of the living, childless lords sat in high halls counting the long names of their ancestors more dear than the names of their sons, or in high cold towers asking questions of the stars. The line of Kings failed, the White Tree withered, and the rule of Gondor fell to lesser men.

They cursed us. Murderer they called us. they cursed us, and drove us away. And we wept precious, we wept to be so alone. And we forgots the taste of bread, the sound of trees, the softness of the wind. We even forgot our own name. My precious.