The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Quotes

25 of the best book quotes from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
  1. #1
    “None knows what the new day shall bring him.”
  2. #2
    “The counsel of Gandalf was not founded on foreknowledge of safety, for himself or for others,” said Aragorn. “There are some things that it is better to begin than to refuse, even though the end may be dark.”
  3. #3
    “News from afar is seldom sooth.”
  4. #4
    “Many of the Ents are younger than I am, by many lives of trees. They are all roused now, and their mind is all on one thing: breaking Isengard. But they will start thinking again before long; they will cool down a little . . . But let them march now and sing! We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started.”
  5. #5
    “The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards.”
  6. #6
    “Let them march now and sing! We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started.”
  7. #7
    “War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.”
  8. #8
    “To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face.”
  1. #9
    “The wise speak only of what they know.”
  2. #10
    “Yet a treacherous weapon is ever a danger to the hand.”
  3. #11
    “Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear.”
  4. #12
    “Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unkown. Rede oft is found at the rising of the Sun.”
  5. #13
    “Indeed I have not seen them roused like this for many an age. We Ents do not like being roused; and we never are roused unless it is clear to us that our trees and our lives are in great danger.”
  6. #14
    “Hill. Yes, that was it. But it is a hasty word for a thing that has stood here ever since this part of the world was shaped.”
  7. #15
    He is in great fear, not knowing what mighty one may suddenly appear, wielding the Ring, and assailing him with war, seeking to cast him down and take his place. That we should wish to cast him down and have no one in his place is not a thought that occurs to his mind. That we should try to destroy the Ring itself has not yet entered into his darkest dream.
  8. #16
    “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
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  1. #17
    “The hasty stroke goes oft astray.”
  2. #18
    Then darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time, and I wandered far on roads that I will not tell. Naked I was sent back – for a brief time, until my task is done.
  3. #19
    The treacherous are ever distrustful.
  4. #20
    It is a comfort not to be mistaken at all points. Do I not know it only too well!
  5. #21
    “I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to.”
  6. #22
    “Where there’s life there’s hope, and need of vittles.”
  7. #23
    “Oft the unbidden guest proves the best company.”
  8. #24
    ″‘Not this way, master!’ he pleaded. ‘There is another way. O yes indeed there is. Another way, darker, more difficult to find, more secret. But Sméagol knows it. Let Sméagol show you!‘”
  9. #25
    “Deep is the abyss that is spanned by Durin’s Bridge, and none has measured it,” said Gimli.
    “Yet it has a bottom, beyond light and knowledge,” said Gandalf.
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