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Lord of the Rings Quotes About An Epic Life

An epic fantasy franchise that is full of wisdom and wonder, these Lord of the Rings quotes will have you in search of the ring!

Whether you’re a fan of the films or the books, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series is packed with incredible inspiration and fantastic imagery. Not only this, but there are dozens of Lord of the Rings quotes that will challenge you to go out and live an epic life!

The Lord of the Rings is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential film trilogies in history. If you’re a millennial, you probably grew up watching the series.

Whether it’s because of the incredible cast or the epic stories, the series has created a cult following that doesn’t seem to have an end.

But besides the attractive characters and the special effects, J.R.R. Tolkien passes on many lessons through his fantasy epic. First, the series encourages us to show courage even in the face of challenges.

No matter who your Lord of the Rings hero is, all characters have one thing in common: Courage. The series also teaches us the importance of hospitality, fellowship, mercy, hope, sacrifice, and many other lessons.

In that respect, below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and memorable Lord of the Rings quotes and sayings. Enjoy!

And after you’re done reading the quotes below, be sure to also check out our selection of AHS quotes.

Lord of the Rings Quotes About An Epic Life

1. “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”  — Queen Galadriel

2. “Your time will come. You will face the same Evil, and you will defeat it.” – Arwen

3. “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” – Arwen

4. “This day does not belong to one man but to all. Let us together rebuild this world that we may share in the days of peace.” – Aragorn

5. “Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.” — Aragorn

6. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”― J.R.R. Tolkien

7. “It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.” — Frodo

8. “There is only one Lord of the Ring, only one who can bend it to his will. And he does not share power.” – Gandalf

9. “Despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.” — Gandalf

10. “A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship.”— Aragorn

Lord of the Rings Quotes that will challenge you to live an epic life

11. “The board is set, the pieces are moving. We come to it at last, the great battle of our time.” – Gandalf

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12. “Who knows? Have patience. Go where you must go, and hope!”  — Gandalf

13. “You are the luckiest, the canniest, and the most reckless man I ever knew. Bless you, laddie.” – Gimli

14. “It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit.” — J.R.R. Tolkien

15. “Anyways, you need people of intelligence on this sort of… mission… quest… thing.” – Pippin

16. “Oh, it’s quite simple. If you are a friend, you speak the password, and the doors will open.” – Gandalf

17. “I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way.” — Frodo

18. “We swears, to serve the master of the Precious. We will swear on… on the Precious!” – Gollum

19. “The Ring has awoken, it’s heard its master’s call.” – Gandalf

20. “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”  – Haldir

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21. “Let him not vow to walk in the dark, who has not seen the nightfall.” – Elrond

22. “You may learn something, and whether what you see be fair or evil, that may be profitable, and yet it may not. Seeing is both good and perilous.” — Galadriel

23. “Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.” – Elrond

24. “The wise speak only of what they know.” – Gandalf

25. “But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.” — Sam 

26. “I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you.” – Sam

27. “Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.” – Bilbo 

28. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

29. “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.” – Faramir

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30. “The world is full enough of hurts and mischances without wars to multiply them.” – Warden

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31. “The Quest stands upon the edge of a knife. Stray but a little, and it will fail, to the ruin of all. Yet hope remains while the Company is true.” – Galadriel

32. “All our hopes now lie with two little hobbits, somewhere in the wilderness.” – Gandalf

33. “Few other griefs amid the ill chances of this world have more bitterness and shame for a man’s heart than to behold the love of a lady so fair and brave that cannot be returned.” – Aragorn

34. “Men are weak. The Blood of Numenor is all but spent, its pride and dignity forgotten. It is because of Men the Ring survives.” – Elrond

35. “For behold! the storm comes, and now all friends should gather together, lest each singly be destroyed.” – Gandalf

36. “There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.” — Sam 

37. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” — Gandalf

38. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” – Thorin Oakenshield

39. “He that breaks a thing to find out what it is, has left the path of wisdom.” — Gandalf

40. “There is no curse in Elvish, Entish, or the tongues of Men for this treachery.” – Treebeard

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41. “Memory is not what the heart desires. That is only a mirror.” — Gimli

42. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” — J. R. R. Tolkien

43. “Not all those who wander are lost.” — Bilbo

44. “It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing… such a little thing.”— Boromir

45. “I’m glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee…here at the end of all things.” – Frodo

46. “Well, what can I tell you? Life in the wide world goes on much as it has this past Age, full of its own comings and goings, scarcely aware of the existence of Hobbits, for which I am very thankful.” – Gandalf

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47. “May your beer be laid under an enchantment of surpassing excellence for seven years!” — Gandalf

48. “For the time will soon come when Hobbits will shape the fortunes of all.” – Galadriel

49. “Evil will be drawn to you from outside the fellowship. And, I fear, from within you must trust yourself. Trust your own strengths.” – Gandalf

50. “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”— Sam Gamgee

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51. “I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

52. “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

53. “I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

54. “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

55. “Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

56. “Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

57. “The burned hand teaches best. After that, advice about fire goes to the heart.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

58. “The world has changed. I see it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, For none now live who remember it.” – J. R. R. Tolkien

59. “I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

60. “Where there’s life there’s hope, and need of vittles.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Which of these Lord of the Rings quotes is your favorite?

There’s a reason why the Lord of the Rings was heavily awarded and sprouted a massive fandom. The films truly had a positive effect on almost everyone who watched them.

One of the most memorable, complex and influential epic fantasy franchises of all time, the series teaches us many universal lessons. Hopefully, the above quotes have inspired you to go out and live an epic life.

Which of these Lord of the Rings quotes resonated with you best? Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Feel free to share with us in the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to share with your friends and followers.

Norbert Juma, Lead Editor
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  1. Robe

    June 29, 2020 at 5:57 PM


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