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100 Iconic Gandalf Quotes From 'The Lord Of The Rings'

Gandalf quotes about time will make you understand the value of time.

'The Lord Of The Rings' movie trilogy is based on a book by J.R.R.Tolkien.

The movie's plot follows the hobbit, Frodo Baggins, and his friend, Samwise Gamgee. They start a series of adventures in their quest to destroy the One Ring, to ensure the destruction of the Dark Lord, Sauron.

The Gandalf quotes listed here will be enjoyed by all 'The Lord Of The Rings' and 'The Hobbit' fans. If you are interested in similar quotes, visit Tolkien quotes and 'Fellowship Of The Ring' quotes.

'Lord Of The Rings' Quotes

Many people, including Gandalf, put their lives at risk to help Frodo in his mission to destroy the ring before the Dark Lord finds it. The quotes listed here will take you through the memory lanes of the series again.

1." It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit."

- J.R.R. Tolkien.

2." In this Music [the singing of the angels in harmony] the World was begun; for Iluvatar made visible the song of the Ainur, and they beheld it as a light in the darkness."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

3. "Your time will come. You will face the same Evil, and you will defeat it."

Arwen.

4." Mordor. The one place in Middle-Earth we don't want to see any closer. And it's the one place we're trying to get to. It's just where we can't get. Let's face it, Mr. Frodo, we're lost."

Sam.

5. "I will take the Ring, though I do not know the way."

- Frodo.

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

- J. R. R. Tolkien.

7." He hated it and loved it, as he hated and loved himself."

- J.R.R Tolkien.

8." For the time will soon come when Hobbits will shape the fortunes of all."

Galadriel.

9." If by my life or death I can protect you, I will. You have my sword."

- Aragorn.

10." Good and evil have not changed since yesteryear, nor are they one thing among Elves and another among Men. It is a man's part to discern them, as much in the Golden Wood as in his own house."

-J.R.R Tolkien.

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

– Sam Gamgee.

12." Frodo: I wish it need not have happened in my time.

Gandalf: So do I, and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. "

The above quote is iconic for what Gandalf says to Frodo.

13." One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

Gandalf quotes from 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'

14." All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost."

– Bilbo, 'The Fellowship of the Ring.'

15." The Nazgul they were; the Ringwraiths, the Enemy's most terrible servants; darkness went with them and they cried with the voices of death."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

16." You have to understand the good in things, to detect the real evil."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

17." Far, far below the deepest delvings of the dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things."

- J. R. R. Tolkien.

18." It may be your task to find the Crack of Doom; but that quest may be for others: I do not know. At any rate you are not ready for that long road yet."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

19." However it may prove, one must tread the path that need chooses!"

- J.R.R. Tolkien.

20." Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens."

- Gimli.

21." Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised."

- Aragorn.

22." A hunted man sometimes wearies of distrust and longs for friendship."

- Aragorn.

23." Bilbo Baggins: No, thank you! We don't want any more visitors, well-wishers, or distant relations!

Gandalf: And what about very old friends?

Bilbo Baggins: Gandalf?

Gandalf: Bilbo Baggins.

Bilbo Baggins: My dear Gandalf!

Gandalf: Good to see you, 111 years old! Who would believe it? You haven't aged a day."

- 'The Fellowship Of The Ring'.

24." Much evil must befall a country before it wholly forgets the Elves, if once they dwelt there."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

25." The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out."

- Gildor.

26." For you do not yet know the strengths of your hearts, and you cannot foresee what each may meet on the road."

- J.R.R. Tolkien.

27." Even the smallest person can change the course of history."

- Lady Galadriel.

28." In this hour, I do not believe that any darkness will endure."

- Faramir.

29." All shall love me and despair. I pass the test."

-Galadriel.

30." It is mine to give to whom I will, like my heart."

- J.R.R Tolkien.

31." I would have followed you. My brother. My captain. My king."

- J. R. R. Tolkien.

32." Where there's life there's hope, and need of vittles."

- Sam.

33."  Don't adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story."

– Bilbo Baggins.

34." It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing."

- Frodo Baggins.

35." His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom."

- Aragorn.

36." Short cuts make delays, but inns make longer ones."

- Frodo Baggins.

37." From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken; The crownless again shall be king."

-J.R.R Tolkien.

38." He has passed through the fire and the abyss, and they shall fear him. We will go where he leads."

- J. R. R. Tolkien.

39." Memory is not what the heart desires. That is only a mirror."

-Gimli.

40." May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out."

- Galadriel.

41." Curse us and crush us, my precious is lost!"

- J. R . R. Tolkien.

42." Farewell, Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey's end!"

- J. R . R. Tolkien.

43."  It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish."

-Sam Gamgee.

44." It is perilous to study too deeply the arts of the Enemy, for good or for ill."

-Elrond.

45." I would rather share one life time with you than face all the Ages of this world alone."

-Arwen.

46." The time of the Elves is over. Do we leave Middle-Earth to its fate? Do we let them stand alone?"

Lady of the Wood.

47." 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. The ones that really mattered. "

-Sam.

Quotes From Gandalf

"Fly you fools" were the last words of Gandalf in Moria. Some of his iconic quotes are listed below.

48." He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom."

- Gandalf.

49." Generous deeds should not be checked by cold counsel."

- Gandalf.

50." Bilbo Baggins! Do not take me for some conjuror of cheap tricks. I am not trying to rob you, I'm trying to help you."

-Gandalf.

51." My time is over: it is no longer my task to set things to rights, nor to help other folk to do so."

-Gandalf.

52." 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.

53." Well, all good stories deserve embellishment."

- Gandalf.

54." My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play, for good or ill, before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many."

- Gandalf.

55." Well, here at last, dear friends, on the shores of the Sea comes the end of our fellowship in Middle-earth. Go in peace!"

-Gandalf.

56." Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement. For even the very wise cannot see all ends. I have not much hope that Gollum can be cured before he dies, but there is a chance of it."

-Gandalf.

57." I am Gandalf the White. And I come back to you now… at the turn of the tide."

-Gandalf.

58." Oh, it's quite simple. If you are a friend, you speak the password, and the doors will open."

-Gandalf.

59." It is wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to false hope."

-Gandalf.

60." The burned hand teaches best. After that advice about fire goes to the heart."

- Gandalf.

61." The Ring has awoken, it's heard its master's call."

– Gandalf.

This is a famous quote and is remembered even today.

62." I did not give you that map and key for you to hold on to the past."

-Gandalf.

63." It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not."

- Gandalf.

64." Be silent! Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth! I have not passed through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm."

-Gandalf.

65." You cannot pass... I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor. The Dark Flame will not avail you, Flame of Udun. Go back to the shadow. You shall not pass."

-Gandalf.

66." He was strong in life. His spirit will find the way to the halls of your fathers."

-Gandalf.

67." A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to."

- Gandalf.

68." The board is set, the pieces are moving. We come to it at last, the great battle of our time."

- Gandalf.

69." 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.

70." If in doubt, Meriadoc, always follow your nose."

-Gandalf.

71." There is only one Lord of the Rings. And he does not share power!"

-Gandalf.

72." It is a comfort not to be mistaken at all points. Do I not know it only too well!"

-Gandalf.

73." All you get to decide is what to do with the time that it is given to you."

- Gandalf.

74." Only a small part is played in great deeds by any hero."

- Gandalf.

75." Death is just another path, one that we all must take."

-Gandalf.

The above quote states what Gandalf says to Pippin about death.

76. "Oh... you would not part an old man from his walking stick?"

-Gandalf.

'The Hobbit' Quotes

Gandalf quotes From 'The Hobbit' are very inspirational to the people.

Gandolf symbolizes Christ. Just like Christ, Gandalf also helped people in their hard times to get rid of evil. Some of the memorable symbolic quotes from 'The Hobbit' are listed below.

77." Far over the misty mountains cold. To dungeons deep, and caverns old."

-J.R.R. Tolkien.

78." I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone."

-Gandalf.

79. "We've been blind. And in our blindness, the enemy has returned."

-Gandalf.

80." You will have to do without pocket-handkerchiefs, and a great many other things, before we reach our journey's end, Bilbo Baggins."

-Gandalf.

81." Your lullaby would waken a drunken goblin!"

-J.R.R. Tolkien.

82." Frodo, although I must admit I have told you the truth... I might not have told you all of it."

-Bilbo Baggins.

83." What a lot of things you do use good morning for!"

- Gandalf.

84." If more people valued home above gold, this world would be a merrier place."

- Thorin.

85." Elvish singing is not a thing to miss, in June under the stars, not if you care for such things."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

86."  You're not making a very splendid figure as King Under The Mountain, are you?"

- Gandalf.

87."  It's a dangerous business, walking out one's front door."

– Gandalf.

88. "True courage is knowing not how to take a life, but when to spare it."

-Gandalf.

89." There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

90." The world is not in your books and maps; it's out there."

-Gandalf.

91." I don't want any trouble, you understand? Just show me the way to get out of here, and I'll be on my way."

-Bilbo.

92."  Thror's love of gold had grown too fierce. A sickness had begun to grow within him. It was a sickness of the mind. And where sickness thrives bad things will follow."

-Bilbo.

93." Such is the nature of evil. Out there in the vast ignorance of the world it festers and spreads."

-Thranduil.

94." In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

95." Many die in war. Life is cheap. But a treasure such as this cannot be counted in lives lost. It is worth all the blood we can spend."

-Thorin.

96." Far to the east, over ranges and rivers lies a single solitary peak."

-Gandalf.

97." May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks."

-Gandalf.

98." There is a lot more in Bilbo than you guess, and a deal more than he has any idea of himself."

– Gandalf.

99." It was a hobbit hole, and that means comfort."

- J. R. R. Tolkien.

100." Loyalty, honor, a willing heart. I can ask no more than that."

-Thorin.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Gandalf quotes from 'The Lord Of The Rings', then why not take a look at [Galadriel quotes] or Bilbo Baggins quotes.

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