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


Gandalf: Farewell, my brave Hobbits. My work is now finished. Here at last, on the shores of the sea, comes the end of our Fellowship. I will not say "do not weep", for not all tears are an evil. It is time, Frodo.
Sam: What does he mean?
Frodo: We set out to save the Shire, Sam, and it has been saved... but not for me.
Sam: You don't mean that! You can't leave!
[Frodo hands Sam Bilbo's book]
Frodo: The last pages are for you, Sam.


Elrond: I looked into your future and I saw death.
Arwen: But there is also life. You saw there was a child. You saw my son.
Elrond: That future is almost gone.
Arwen: But it is not lost.
Elrond: Nothing is certain.
Arwen: Some things are certain. If I leave him now, I will regret it forever.

Pippin: I didn't think it would end this way.
Gandalf: End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass... then you see it!
Pippin: What? Gandalf? See what?
Gandalf: White shores... and beyond. A far green country, under a swift sunrise.
Pippin: Well, that isn't so bad.
Gandalf: No. No, it isn't.

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!

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.

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.

Denethor: Is there a captain here who still has the courage to do his lord's will?
Faramir: You wish now that our places had been exchanged - that I had died and Boromir had lived.
Denethor: Yes. I wish that.
Faramir: Since you were robbed of Boromir, I will do what I can in his stead. If I should return, think better of me, Father.
Denethor: That will depend on the manner of your return.

Elrond: Your hands are cold. The life of the Eldar is leaving you.
Arwen: It was my choice. Father, whether by your will or not... there is no ship now that can bear me hence.

Frodo: [narration] Bilbo once told me, his part in this tale would end. That each of us must come and go in the telling. His part in this tale was now over. There would be no more journeys for Bilbo... save one.
Bilbo: Tell me again, lad, where are we going?
Frodo: To the harbour, Bilbo. The Elves have accorded you a special honour. A place on the last ship to leave Middle-earth.
Bilbo: Frodo, any chance of seeing that old ring of mine again? The one I gave you?
Frodo: I'm sorry, Uncle. I'm afraid I lost it.
Bilbo: Oh, pity. I should like to have held it, one last time.

Gandalf: Frodo has passed beyond my sight. The darkness is deepening.
Aragorn: If Sauron had the Ring we would know it.
Gandalf: It's only a matter of time. He's suffered a defeat, yes, but behind the walls of Mordor our enemy is regrouping.
Gimli: Let him stay there, let him rot! Why should we care?
Gandalf: Because ten thousand orcs now stand between Frodo and Mount Doom. I've sent him to his death.
Aragorn: No. There is still hope for Frodo. He needs time, and safe passage across the plains of Gorgoroth - we can give him that.
Gimli: How?
Aragorn: Draw out Sauron's armies, empty his lands. Then we gather our full strength and march on the Black Gate.
Éomer: We cannot achieve victory through strength of arms.
Aragorn: Not for ourselves, but we can give Frodo his chance if we keep Sauron's Eye fixed upon us. Keep him blind to all else that moves.
Legolas: A diversion.
Gimli: Certainty of death... Small chance of success... What are we waitin' for?
Gandalf: Sauron will suspect a trap. He will not take the bait.
Aragorn: Oh, I think he will.

Elrond: Ónen i-estel edain. ("I give hope to men")
Aragorn: Ú-chebin estel anim. ("I keep none for myself")

Witch-King: Feast on his flesh.
Éowyn: I will kill you if you touch him!
Witch King: Do not come between the Nazgûl and his prey.
[The Fell Beast attacks, and Éowyn cuts off its head with two strikes. The beast falls, and the Witch-King rises up and attacks]
Witch-King: You fool. No man can kill me. [He grabs her by the throat] Die now!
[Merry stabs the Witch-King in the calf, causing him to collapse in pain. Éowyn rises, pulling off her helm]
Éowyn: I am no man!
[She stabs the Witch-King in the face, and he reels back and shrivels into nothing]

Elrond: The man who can wield the power of this sword can summon to him an army more deadly than any that walks this Earth. Put aside the Ranger... become who you were born to be.

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.

Aragorn: No news of Frodo?
Gandalf: No word. Nothing.
Aragorn: We still have time. Every day Frodo moves closer to Mordor.
Gandalf: Do we know that?
Aragorn: What does your heart tell you?
Gandalf: That Frodo is alive. Yes. Yes, he is alive.