The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers quotes

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Aragorn
Éowyn
Faramir
Galadriel
Gandalf the White
King Théoden
Legolas
Saruman the White
Sméagol/Gollum


Sam: There are dead things... dead faces in the water!
Gollum: All dead. All rotten. Elves, and Men, and Orcses. A great battle long ago... The Dead Marshes. Yes, yes, that is the name! This way. Don't follow the lights.
[Sam slips and almost ends up in the water]
Gollum: Careful now! Or hobbits go down to join the Dead Ones, and light little candles of their own.
[While they continue to walk, Frodo stops to look at one of the bodies. He looks down at a dead elf. The elf's eyes suddenly open, and Frodo falls face forward into the marshes. When he comes to, horrid looking ghosts are reaching for him. Gollum barely manages to pull him out.]
Frodo: ... Gollum?
Gollum: [more firmly] Don't follow the lights!


Aragorn: Legolas! What do your Elf-eyes see?
Legolas: The Uruks turn northeast... They are taking the Hobbits to Isengard!
Aragorn: ...Saruman.
Geographically, Legolas should have said northwest.

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!

Pippin: Look, there's smoke to the south!
Treebeard: There's always smoke rising from Isengard these days.
Merry: Isengard?
Treebeard:There was a time when Saruman would walk in my woods. But now he has a mind of metal, and wheels. He no longer cares for growing things.
[Merry and Pippin see the Uruk-hai army]
Pippin: What is it?
Merry: It's Saruman's army. The war has started.

Gríma: Oh, he must've died s-sometime in the night. What a tragedy for the King to lose his only son and heir. I understand. His passing is hard to accept... especially now that your brother has deserted you.
[He places a tentative hand on Éowyn's shoulder. She shakes him off in disgust and stumbles hurriedly to her feet, shaken]
Éowyn: Leave me alone, snake!
Gríma: Oh, but you are alone. [he stands, circling her like a predator] Who knows what you've spoken to the darkness, in the bitter watches of the night... when all your life seems to shrink, the walls of your bower closing in about you... a hutch to trammel some wild thing in. [he touches her cheek lightly and her eyes flutter closed] So fair. So cold. Like a morning of pale spring still clinging to winter's chill.
[She opens her eyes and looks into his for a long moment]
Éowyn: Your words are poison.
[She leaves him]

Faramir: My men tell me that you are Orc spies.
Sam: Spies?! Now wait just a minute!
Faramir: Well if you're not spies, then who are you? Speak.
Frodo: We are hobbits of the Shire. Frodo Baggins is my name, and this is Samwise Gamgee.
Faramir: Your bodyguard?
Sam: His gardener.
Faramir: And where is your skulking friend? That gangrel creature. He had an ill-favoured look.
Frodo: There was no other. We set out from Rivendell with seven companions. One we lost in Moria. Two were my kin. A Dwarf there was also, and an Elf. And two men, Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and Boromir of Gondor.
Faramir: You're a friend of Boromir?
Frodo: Yes. For my part.
Faramir: It will grieve you then to learn that he is dead.
Frodo: Dead? How? When?
Faramir: As one of his companions, 'd hoped you would tell me. He was my brother.

Gollum: So bright... So beautiful... Ah, Precious...
Frodo: What did you say?
Gollum: Master should be resting. Master needs to keep up his strength.
Frodo: [approaches him] Who are you?
Gollum: Mustn't ask us, not it's business. Gollum, gollum.
Frodo: Gandalf told me you were one of the River-folk.
Gollum: [muttering to himself] "Cold be heart and hand and bone. Cold be travelers far from home."
Frodo: He said your life was a sad story.
Gollum: "They do not see what lies ahead, when Sun has failed and Moon is dead."
Frodo: You were not so very different from a Hobbit once, were you... Smèagol?
Gollum: [looks up] ...What did you call me?
Frodo: That was your name once, wasn't it? A long time ago.
Gollum: My name? My name... Smèagol.

Sm?agol: Master! Master looks after us. Master wouldn't hurt us...
Gollum: Master broke his promise.
Sm?agol: Don't ask Sm?agol. Poor, poor Sm?agol...
Gollum: Master betrayed us! Wicked, tricksy, false! We ought to wring his filthy little neck. Kill him! Kill him! Kill them both. And then we takes the precious... and we be the master!
Sm?agol: The fat hobbit, he knows. Eyes always watching.
Gollum: Then we stabs them out. Put out his eyeses! Make him crawl!
Sm?agol: Yes! Yes! Yes!
Gollum: Kill them both.
Sm?agol: Yes!... No, no! It's too risky, it's too risky.
Gollum: We could let her do it.
Sm?agol: Yes. She could do it.
Gollum: Yes, Precious, she could. And then we takes it once they're dead!
Sm?agol: Once they're dead.
Gollum: Shh...
[Sm?agol reveals himself for the hobbits]
Sm?agol: Come on, hobbits! Long ways to go yet. Sm?agol will show you the way.
Gollum: Follow me.

Faramir: I think at last we understand one another, Frodo Baggins.
Gondorian Ranger: You know the laws of our country, the laws of your father. If you let them go, your life will be forfeit.
Faramir: Then it is forfeit. Release them.

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?

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...

King Theoden: Look at my men! Their courage hangs by a thread! If this is to be our end, then I would have them make such an end, as to be worthy of remembrance!

Legolas: Final count... forty-two.
Gimli: Forty-two. That's not bad for a pointy-eared Elvish princeling. I myself am sitting pretty on forty-three.
[Legolas frowns, and almost in a blink of the eye shoots the orc Gimli is sitting on]
Legolas: Forty-three.
Gimli: He was already dead!
Legolas: He was twitching.
Gimli: He was twitching...?! 'Cause he's got my axe embedded in his nervous system! [to exemplify this, he tilts his axe, and the dead orc twitches again]

The Ring of Power within my grasp. A chance for Faramir, Captain of Gondor, to show his quality.

Aragorn: It is an army bred for a single purpose... to destroy the world of Men. They will be here by night fall.
King Th?oden: Let them come!