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

29 of the best book quotes from The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  1. #1
    ″‘I am glad that you are here with me,’ said Frodo. ‘Here at the end of all things, Sam.‘”
  2. #2
    “And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her.”
  3. #3
    “His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.”
  4. #4
    ″‘Precious, precious, precious!’ Gollum cried. ‘My Precious! O my Precious!’ And with that, even as his eyes were lifted up to gloat on his prize, he stepped too far, toppled, wavered for a moment on the brink, and then with a shriek he fell. Out of the depths came his last wail precious, and he was gone.”
  5. #5
    “Frodo gave a cry, and there was, fallen upon his knees at the chasm’s edge. But Gollum, dancing like a mad thing, held aloft the ring, a finger still thrust within its circle.”
  6. #6
    “It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.”
  7. #7
    To me it would not seem that a Steward who faithfully surrenders his charge is diminished in love or in honour.
  1. #8
    “I am with you at present,” said Gandalf, “but soon I shall not be. I am not coming to the Shire. You must settle its affairs yourselves; that is what you have been trained for. Do you not yet understand? My time is over: it is no longer my task to set things to rights, nor to help folk to do so. And as for you, my dear friends, you will need no help. You are grown up now. Grown indeed very high; among the great you are, and I have no longer any fear at all for any of you.”
  2. #9
    “Do not kill him even now. For he has not hurt me. And in any case I do not wish him to be slain in this evil mood. He was great once, of a noble kind that we should not dare to raise our hands against. He is fallen, and his cure is beyond us; but I would still spare him, in the hope that he may find it.”
  3. #10
    “I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me.”
  4. #11
    “A little people, but of great worth are the Shire-folk.”
  5. #12
    “There is no real going back. Though I may come to the Shire, it will not seem the same; for I shall not be the same. I am wounded with knife, sting, and tooth, and a long burden. Where shall I find rest?”
  6. #13
    ″‘At last all such things must end,’ he said, ‘but I would have you wait a little while longer: for the end of the deeds that you have shared in has not yet come. A day draws near that I have looked for in all the years of my manhood, and when it comes I would have my friends beside me.‘”
  7. #14
    “But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund’s daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.”

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  1. #15
    “In that hour of trial it was the love of his master that helped most to hold him firm; but also deep down in him lived still unconquered his plain hobbit-sense: he knew in the core of his heart that he was not large enough to bear such a burden, even if such visions were not a mere cheat to betray him.”
  2. #16
    “Then the sooner we’re rid of it, the sooner to rest...”
  3. #17
    “And you’re with me. And the journey’s finished. But after coming all that way I don’t want to give up yet. It’s not like me, somehow, if you understand.”
  4. #18
    “As Sam stood there, even though the Ring was not on him but hanging by its chain about his neck, he felt himself enlarged, as if he were robed in a huge distorted shadow of himself, a vast and ominous threat halted upon the walls of Mordor... Already the Ring tempted him, gnawing at his will and reason.”
  5. #19
    “As he gazed at it suddenly Sam understood, almost with a shock, that this stronghold had been built not to keep enemies out of Mordor, but to keep them in.”
  6. #20
    “But I thought I’d have a look and see how Mrs. Cotton was keeping, and you, Rosie.”
  7. #21
    “What a tale we have been in, Mr. Frodo, haven’t we?”
  1. #22
    “And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.”
  2. #23
    “Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace!”
  3. #24
    “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”
  4. #25
    “Courage is found in unlikely places.”
  5. #26
    “In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure.”
  6. #27
    “Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”
  7. #28
    “It is useless to meet revenge with revenge; it will heal nothing.”
  8. #29
    “Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.”

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