45+ Best Samwise Gamgee Quotes From The Lord Of The Rings

Samwise gamgee quotes teach us about friendship and devotion.
Share
Tweet

Samwise Gamgee was known to be one of the most popular Hobbits after Bilbo and Frodo Baggins after having given the task by Gandalf to accompany his master, Frodo in his quest, to Mount Doom in 'Lord Of The Rings.'

Portrayed by Sean Astin, he is a clumsy, uneducated Hobbit who addresses Frodo as Mr. Frodo because he gave him a job as his gardener despite being his best friend and loyal companion. A fierce friend and loyal protector, he protects Frodo in their travels and plays an integral part in destroying the One Ring, hence being deemed the most loyal Fellowship member.

After the events at Mount Doom, he is appointed the mayor of the Shire, gets married to his long-time flame, Rosie Cotton, and goes on to have thirteen children, one of whom he names after Frodo Baggins. He is always positive to Frodo, and his most famous quote might be "I can't carry it [the One Ring] for you, but I can carry you!" But, after his wife's death, he reunited with Frodo in the Undying Lands having been a ring-bearer briefly. Here is a list of quotes by Samwise which set high standards in the world of friendship.

If you like our content, you can check out 'The Lord Of The Rings' quotes and [Frodo quotes].

'Lord Of The Rings' Sam Quotes

Some quotes by the hobbit, Samwise Gamgee will make Tolkien fans tear up with laughter.

If you are looking for some of the greatest quotes by Samwise Gamgee, this list which also includes Samwise Gamgee quotes about potatoes is perfectly curated for you.

1. "But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Two Towers.'

2. "It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened?"

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Two Towers.'

3. "I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Two Towers.'

4. "What a place! What a horrible place! Just let me get out of this boat, and I'll never wet my toes in a puddle again, let alone a river!"

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

5. "Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Two Towers.'

6. "I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn't. Because they were holding on to something."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Two Towers.'

7. "I ain't been droppin' no eaves, sir, honest!"

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

8. "'We might try to hurt or frighten this tree to begin with,' said Sam fiercely. 'If it don't let them go, I'll have it down, if I have to gnaw it.'"

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

9. "Once I do get to sleep...I shall go on sleeping whether I roll off or no."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

10. "Eavesdropping, sir? I don't follow you, begging your pardon. There ain't no eaves at Bag End, and that's a fact."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

11. "Don't turn me into anything... unnatural."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

12. "If you don't come back, sir, then I shan't, that's certain.

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

13. "It will not keep you on your road, nor defend you against any peril; but if you keep it and see your home again at last, then perhaps it may reward you."

-Galadriel, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

14. "They are sailing, sailing, sailing over the sea, they are going into the West and leaving us"

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

15. "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."

-'The Return Of The King'.

16. "'For you, little gardener and lover of trees,' she said to Sam, 'I have only a small gift.' She put into his hand a little box of plain grey wood, unadorned save for a single silver rune upon the lid."

-Galadriel, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

17. "I did, sir. And that's why I choked; which you heard seemingly. I tried not to, sir, but it burst out of me: I was so upset."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

18. "I wish I had never come here, and I don't want to see no more magic"

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

19. "Though here at journey's end I lie in darkness buried deep, beyond all towers strong and high, beyond all mountains steep, above all shadows rides the Sun and Stars for ever dwell: I will not say the Day is done, nor bid the Stars farewell."

-'The Return of the King'.

20. "'Rope!' muttered Sam. 'I knew I'd want it, if I hadn't got it!'"

- 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

21. "In that hour of trial it was his love of his master that helped most to hold him firm; but also deep down in him lived still unconquered his plain hobbit-sense."

-'The Return of the King'.

22. "The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him."

-'The Return of the King'.

23. "One tiny Hobbit against all the evil the world could muster."

-'The Return of the King'.

24. "'Here is set G for Galadriel,' she said; 'but also it may stand for garden in your tongue. In this box, there is earth from my orchard, and such blessing as Galadriel has still to bestow is upon it.'"

-Galadriel, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

25. "There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while."

-'The Return of the King'.

Heart-Warming Quotes Of Samwise Gamgee

If Sam is your favorite character, you will love some story quotes from 'The Fellowship Of The Ring' and 'The Two Towers' by this hobbit.

Here is a list of some of the best quotes said by Samwise Gamgee in both the books and the movies including quotes about Samwise Gamgee.

26. "A sane being would have given up, but Samwise burned with a magnificent madness, a glowing obsession to surmount every obstacle, to find Frodo, destroy the Ring, and cleanse Middle Earth of its festering malignancy."

-'The Return Of The King'.

27. "It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: someone has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them."

-Frodo Baggins' The Return Of The King'.

28. "Po-tay-toes! Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew. Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Two Towers.'

29. "He knew he would try again. Fail, perhaps. And try once more. A thousand, thousand times if need be, but he would not give up the quest."

-'The Return Of The King'.

30. "He had only to put on the Ring and claim it for his own, and all this could be."

-'The Return Of The King'.

31. "If I take one more step, it will be the furthest away from home I've ever been."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

32. "I could take a lot more yet, sir. My packet is quite light," said Sam stoutly and untruthfully."

'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

33. "Well, sir, if I could grow apples like that, I would call myself a gardener. But it was the singing that went to my heart, if you know what I mean."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

34. "'Elves!' exclaimed Sam n a hoarse whisper, 'Elves, sir!' He would have burst out of the trees and dashed off towards the voices, if they had not pulled him back."

- 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

35. "For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach."

-'The Return Of The King'.

36. "I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness; but I know I can't turn back."

- 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

37. "Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually – their paths were laid that way, as you put it. But I expect they had lots of chances, like us, of turning back, only they didn't."

- 'The Two Towers'.

Frodo and Sam Quotes

Here is a list of some dialogues exchanged between them on their travels including Sam's speech to Frodo on Mount Doom.

38. "I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you."

-'The Return Of The King'.

39. "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."

-'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

40. "Samwise Gamgee: Where are you going, Master?

Frodo Baggins: To the Havens, Sam.

Samwise Gamgee: And I can't come.'

Frodo Baggins: No, Sam. Not yet, anyway, not further than the Havens. Though you too were a Ring-bearer, if only for a little while. Your time may come."

-'The Return Of The King'.

41. "There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it's worth fighting for."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Two Towers.'

42. "Frodo Baggins: It would be the death of you to come with me, Sam, and I could not have borne that.

Samwise Gamgee: Not as certain as being left behind.

Frodo Baggins: But I am going to Mordor.

Samwise Gamgee: I know that well enough, Mr. Frodo. Of course, you are. And I'm coming with you."

-'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

43. "I wonder if people will ever say, 'let's hear about Frodo and the Ring' and they'll say, 'yes, it's one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn't he, Dad?' 'Yes, my boy. The most famousest of Hobbits and that's saying a lot'."

-Samwise Gamgee, 'The Two Towers.'

44. "Ha, you've left out one of the chief characters: 'Samwise the Brave'. I want to hear more about Sam. Frodo wouldn't have gotten far without Sam."

-Frodo Baggins, 'The Return Of The King'.

Quotes About Sam

Here are some quotes about Sam from J.R.R. Tolkien and Sanya.

45. "The choice of Gamgee was primarily directed by alliteration; but I did not invent it."

- 'The Letters Of J.R.R. Tolkien'.

46. "I hope, that the 'Sam Gamgee' of my story is a most heroic character, now widely beloved by many readers, even though his origins are rustic."

- 'The Letters Of J.R.R. Tolkien'.

47. "That Sam faced far greater and more terrible foes than he ever should have had to face, and did so with courage."

- Sanya.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Samwise Gamgee quotes then why not take a look at Tolkein quotes, or Gandalf quotes?

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

At Kidadl we pride ourselves on offering families original ideas to make the most of time spent together at home or out and about, wherever you are in the world. We strive to recommend the very best things that are suggested by our community and are things we would do ourselves - our aim is to be the trusted friend to parents.

We try our very best, but cannot guarantee perfection. We will always aim to give you accurate information at the date of publication - however, information does change, so it’s important you do your own research, double-check and make the decision that is right for your family.

Kidadl provides inspiration to entertain and educate your children. We recognise that not all activities and ideas are appropriate and suitable for all children and families or in all circumstances. Our recommended activities are based on age but these are a guide. We recommend that these ideas are used as inspiration, that ideas are undertaken with appropriate adult supervision, and that each adult uses their own discretion and knowledge of their children to consider the safety and suitability.

Kidadl cannot accept liability for the execution of these ideas, and parental supervision is advised at all times, as safety is paramount. Anyone using the information provided by Kidadl does so at their own risk and we can not accept liability if things go wrong.

Sponsorship & Advertising Policy

Kidadl is independent and to make our service free to you the reader we are supported by advertising.

We hope you love our recommendations for products and services! What we suggest is selected independently by the Kidadl team. If you purchase using the buy now button we may earn a small commission. This does not influence our choices. Please note: prices are correct and items are available at the time the article was published.

Kidadl has a number of affiliate partners that we work with including Amazon. Please note that Kidadl is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.

We also link to other websites, but are not responsible for their content.

Read our Sponsorship & Advertising Policy
Get The Kidadl Newsletter

1,000 of inspirational ideas direct to your inbox for things to do with your kids.

Thank you! Your newsletter will be with you soon.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
No items found.