15 Brilliant Quotes from Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

My 15 year celebration for Fellowship of the Ring continues with 15 incredible quotes!



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

14. “I thought up an ending for my book. ‘And he lives happily ever after, till the end of his days.’” Bilbo

13. “I made a promise, Mr Frodo. A promise. “Don’t you leave him Samwise Gamgee.” And I don’t mean to. I don’t mean to.” Sam

12. “A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.” Gandalf

11. “It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.” Boromir 

10. “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” Galadriel

9. “I know what I must do. It’s just… I’m afraid to do it.” Frodo

8. “If anyone was to ask for my opinion, which I note they’re not, I’d say we were taking the long way around.” Gimli 

7. “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 

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

5. “You Shall Not Pass” Gandalf

4. “It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might be swept off to.” Bilbo

3. “My dear Frodo. Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all there is to know about their ways in a month, and yet after a hundred years they can still surprise you.” Gandalf

2. ” And to that I hold. I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” Arwen
[hands him her pendant]
“I choose a mortal life.” Arwen
“You cannot give me this.” Aragon
“It is mine to give to whom I will. Like my heart.” Arwen


1. “I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.” Frodo

“So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.” Gandalf

What are your favourite quotes from Fellowship of the Ring? 

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