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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Quotes

39 of the best book quotes from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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“I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to.”
J.R.R. Tolkien
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The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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Gandalf
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“My precious.”
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“Hobbits always so polite, yes! O nice hobbits! Smeagol brings them up secret ways that nobody else could find. Tired he is, thirsty he is, yes thirsty; and he guides them and he searches for paths, and they saw sneak, sneak. Very nice friends, O yes my precious, very nice.”
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″‘Stew the rabbits!’ squealed Gollum in dismay. ‘Spoil beautiful meat Smeagol saved for you, poor hungry Smeagol!‘”
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“Misery misery! Hobbits won’t kill us, nice hobbits.”
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“Gollum’s eyes glinted. ‘He doesn’t know what we minds, does he, precious?‘”
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“Smeagol promises to Precious, promises faithfully. Never come again, never speak, no never!”
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“Smeagol will swear on the Precious.”
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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.
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It is a comfort not to be mistaken at all points. Do I not know it only too well!
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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.
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“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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The treacherous are ever distrustful.
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″‘Well, what’s to be done with it?’ said Sam. ‘Tie it up, so as it can’t come sneaking after us no more, I say.‘”
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“Smeagol’ll get into real true hot water, when this water boils, if he don’t do as he asked...”
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“That’s the one place in all the lands we’ve ever heard of that we don’t want to see any closer; and that’s the one place we’re trying to get to! And that’s just where we can’t get, nohow.”
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″... he had stuck to his master all the way; that was what he had chiefly come for, and he would still stick to him. His master would not go to Mordor alone.”
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“Don’t leave me here alone! It’s your Sam calling. Don’t go where I can’t follow! Wake up, Mr. Frodo! O wake up, Frodo, me dear, me dear. Wake up!”
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“And people will say: ‘Let’s hear about Frodo and the Ring!’ And they’ll say: ‘Yes, that’s one of my favorite stories. Frodo was very brave, wasn’t he dad?’ ‘Yes, my boy, the famousest of the hobbits, and that’s saying a lot.‘”
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“But what can I do? Not leave Mr. Frodo dead, unburied on top of the mountains, and go home? Or go on? Go on?”
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“Where there’s life there’s hope, and need of vittles.”
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″‘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!‘”
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“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.”
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“News from afar is seldom sooth.”
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“Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unkown. Rede oft is found at the rising of the Sun.”
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“Good and ill have not changed since yesteryear.”
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“Yet a treacherous weapon is ever a danger to the hand.”
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“None knows what the new day shall bring him.”
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“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.”
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“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“The praise of the praiseworthy is above all rewards.”
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“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.”
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“The wise speak only of what they know.”
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“To crooked eyes truth may wear a wry face.”
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“Oft the unbidden guest proves the best company.”
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“The hasty stroke goes oft astray.”

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