The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers quotes

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Gandalf the White
King Théoden
Saruman the White

Sam: Mordor. The one place in Middle-earth we don't want to see any closer, and the one place we're trying to get to. It's just where we can't get. Let's face it, Mr. Frodo, we're lost. I don't think Gandalf meant for us to come this way.
Frodo: He didn't mean for a lot of things to happen, Sam. But they did.

Sam: It's me. It's your Sam. Don't you know your Sam?
Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.
Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo; the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end... because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was, when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going... because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding on to, Sam?
Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for.

The power of the enemy is growing. Sauron will use his puppet Saruman to destroy the people of Rohan. Isengard has been unleashed. The Eye of Sauron now turns to Gondor, the last free kingdom of Men. His war on this country will come swiftly. He senses the Ring is close. The strength of the Ringbearer is failing. In his heart, Frodo begins to understand. The quest will claim his life. You know this... you have foreseen it. It is the risk we all took. In the gathering dark, the will of the Ring grows strong. It works hard now to find its way back into the hands of Men. Men, who are so easily seduced by its power. The young Captain of Gondor has but to extend his hands, take the Ring for his own and the world will fall. It is close now, so close to achieving its goal. For Sauron will have dominion of all life on this Earth, even unto the ending of the world. The time of the Elves is over. Do we leave Middle-earth to its fate? Do we let them stand alone?

So it begins.

Gollum: They're thieves. They're thieves! They're filthy little thieves! Where is it? Where is it? They ssstole it from us... my precioussss. Curse them! We hates them! It's ours, it is, and we wants it!

White Wizard: You are tracking the footsteps of two young hobbits.
Aragorn: Where are they?
White Wizard: They passed this way the day before yesterday. They met someone they did not expect. Does that comfort you?
Aragorn: Who are you? Show yourself!
[The White Wizard steps out of the light revealing to be Gandalf]
Aragorn: It cannot be... you fell!
Gandalf: Through fire... and water... From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak, I fought him, the Balrog of Morgoth. Until at last, I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountainside. Darkness took me. And I strayed out of thought and time. Stars wheeled overhead and everyday was as long as a life-age of the earth. But it was not the end. I felt life in me again. I have been sent back, until my task is done.
Aragorn: Gandalf.
Gandalf: Gandalf? Yes... that's what they used to call me. Gandalf the Grey. That was my name.
Gimli: Gandalf!
Gandalf: I am Gandalf the White! I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide.

Gollum: Must have the precious... They stoles it from us... Sneaky little hobbites! Wicked! Tricksy! False!
Sm?agol: No, not master.
Gollum: Master, Yes, Precious. False! They will cheat you. Hurt you. Lie!
Sm?agol: Master's my friend.
Gollum: You don't have any friends. Nobody likes you.
Sm?agol: I'm not listening... Not listening...
Gollum: You're a liar, and a thief.
Sm?agol: No.
Gollum: Murderer.
Sm?agol: [looks distraught] ... Go away...
Gollum: Go away?! [cackles]
Sm?agol: ... I hates you... I hates you...
Gollum: Where would you be without me?! Gollum! Gollum! I saved us! It was me! We survived because of me!
Sm?agol: ... Not... anymore.
Gollum: What did you say?
Sm?agol: Master looks after us now. We don't need you.
Gollum: What?
Sm?agol: Leave now... and never come back.
Gollum: No!
Sm?agol: Leave now, and never come back!
Gollum: [snarls angrily]
Sm?agol: Leave now - and never come back! [tense pause] We... we told him to go away. And away he goes, precious! Gone, gone, gone! Sm?agol is free!

Sm?agol: What's it doing?! Stupid, fat hobbit! You ruins it!
Sam: What's to ruin? There was hardly any meat on them. What we need is a few good taters.
Smeagol: 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.
[Sm?agol spits.]
Sam: Even you couldn't say no to that.
Smeagol: Oh yes, we could! Spoiling nice fish! Give it to us raw, and wriggling! You keep nasty chips!
Sam: ...You're hopeless.

Gollum: Smeagol... Smèagol... Why does it cry, Smèagol?
Smèagol: Horrid men hurts us. Master tricksed us...
Gollum: Of course he did. I told you he was tricksy. I told you he was false.
Smèagol: Master is our friend! My friend...
Gollum: Master betrayed us!
Smèagol: No, no, not its business! Leave us alone!
Gollum: Filthy little hobbitses, they stole it from us!
Smèagol: No... no...
Faramir: What did they steal?
Gollum: ... My... PRECIOUS!!! [screams]

Sauron's wrath will be terrible, his retribution swift. The battle for Helm's Deep is over. The battle for Middle Earth is about to begin. All our hopes now lie with two little hobbits. Somewhere in the wilderness.

A Eruchîn, ú-dano i faelas a hyn an uben tanatha le faelas! ("Show them no mercy, for you shall receive none!")

The world is changing. Who now has the strength to stand against the armies of Isengard, and Mordor? To stand against the might of Sauron and Saruman...and the union of the two towers? [Barad-Dur is revealed in the Palantir. The camara pans up to reveal the Eye of Sauron] Together, my Lord Sauron, we shall rule this Middle-Earth. [Shows Orcs at work in the caverns of Isengard] The old world will burn in the fires of industry. Forests will fall. We will drive the machine of war with the sword and the spear, and the iron fist of the Orc. We have only to remove those who oppose us...

They run as if the very whips of their masters were behind them!

A red sun rises. Blood has been spilled this night.

My lord, your son... he is dead. My lord? Uncle? Will you not go to him? Will you do nothing?