31 Smeagol Quotes Before He Becomes The Gruesome Gollum

'Lord of the Rings' has famous Gollum Smeagol quotes
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The fictional character Smeagol was first introduced in the novel 'The Hobbit' in 1937 by the author, J. R. R. Tolkien.

Smeagol was at first a Stoor (one of the three early Hobbit-types) portrayed as monstrous in the book and the movie. Later, this character gains importance in the sequel 'The Lord of the Rings' as well.

Known initially as River-folk Hobbit, Gollum was called 'Smeagol' at first. Later, he gets corrupted by one ring, and his name comes to being as 'Gollum'. The name is 'Gollum' because of the horrendous noise he makes in his throat while swallowing. One of the most famous lines that Gollum says is "Precious, precious, precious!", referring to the ring. The ring extends his life span beyond natural timelines.

Peculiarly, Gollum appears to speak to himself very frequently and when he speaks to others, he refers to himself in the third person. We can also find him referring to himself as "my precious" many times.

If you enjoy going through these incredible quotes from Smeagol, do check out Treebeard quotes and Frodo quotes for more fun reading.

Smeagol Quotes In 'The Hobbit'

Smeagol Gollum in 'The Hobbit' quotes about the one ring.

Smeagol was a great survivor, had a very keen eye, and was also an excellent fisherman. Although he was not a very good hobbit, he wasn't evil initially. His needs were pretty basic. The depiction of his past identity helps us analyze the character before he sees the ring. Subsequently, his behavior spirals into destructive making him a thief, liar, murderer, among others after his obsession starts with possessing the ring to fulfill his goals. He starts to believe he cannot survive without the ring. Here are some of the interesting quotes from 'The Hobbit'.

1. "The precious will be ours... once the Hobbitses are dead!"

-Gollum, 'The Hobbit'.

2. "Careful now! Or Hobbits go down to join the Dead Ones, and light little candles of their own."

-Gollum, 'The Hobbit'.

3. "Bagginses? What is a Bagginses, precious?"

-Gollum, 'The Hobbit'.

4. "Clever Hobbits, to climb so high!"

-Gollum, 'The Hobbit'.

5. "We wants it. We needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little Hobbitses. Wicked. Tricksy. False."

-Gollum, 'The Hobbit'.

6. "But the fat Hobbit, he knows. Eyes always watching."

-Gollum, 'The Hobbit'.

7. "Sneaking? Sneaking? Fat Hobbit is always so polite. Smeagol shows them secret ways that nobody else could find, and they say 'sneak!' Sneak? Very nice friend. Oh, yes, my precious. Very nice, very nice."

-Gollum, 'The Hobbit'.

'Lord Of The Rings' Smeagol Quotes

The role of Gollum is played by Andy Serkis and this film manages to take the graphics a notch up. Up until that point, there were a lot of graphics used to show creatures on the screen along with other actors but in this film, the technology that brought Gollum to life won the CGI team an Oscar. The technology they invented called 'Subsurface' brought a sense of realism to fantasy on the screen. Find some notable quotes by Smeagol here.

8. "Master should be resting. Master needs to keep up his strength."

-Gollum, 'Lord of the Rings'.

9. "Master betrayed us! Wicked, tricksy, false. We ought to wring his filthy little neck. Kill him! Kill him! Kill them both! And then we takes the precious… and we be the master!"

-Gollum, 'Lord of the Rings'.

10. "We swears to serve the master of the precious. We’ll swear on… on the precious! Gollum, Gollum."

-Gollum, 'Lord of the Rings'.

11. "Master looks after us now, we don't need you anymore. Leave now and never come back!"

-Gollum, 'Lord of the Rings'.

12. "And they doesn’t taste very nice, does they, Precious?"

-Gollum, 'Lord of the Rings'.

13. "We… we told him to go away. And away he goes, Precious! Gone, gone, gone! Sméagol is free!"

-Gollum, 'Lord of the Rings'.

14. "Mustn’t go that way! Mustn’t hurt the Precious!"

-Gollum, 'Lord of the Rings'.

15. "They cursed us. Murderer they called us. They cursed us, and drove us away. And we wept, Precious, we wept to be so alone. And we only wish to catch fish so juicy sweet. And we forgot the taste of bread… the sound of trees… the softness of the wind. We even forgot our own name. My Precious."

-Gollum, 'Lord of the Rings'.

Popular Gollum Quotes

'The Hobbit' Gollum quotes are where it all started.

Smeagol has a friend of a similar sort, Deagol, who is sharp-eyed but not as quick as Smeagol. One day, as they go fishing, Deagol finds a gold ring in the river and Smeagol notices this and says to Deagol "Give us that, Deagol, my love". When Deagol questions why, Smeagol responds by saying "Because it's my birthday, my love, and I wants it". After an argument when Deagol doesn't agree to give the ring, Smeagol strangles Deagol and takes the ring from him. Here are some more popular Smeagol quotes.

16. "Oh yes, we could! Spoiling nice fish! Give it to us raw, and wriggling! You keep nasty chips!"

-Gollum.

17. "They're thieves! They're thieves! They're filthy little thieves! They stole it from us, our precious."

-Gollum.

18. "Where would you be without me?! Gollum! Gollum! I saved us! It was me. We survived because of me!"

-Gollum.

19. "They do not see what lies ahead, when Sun has failed and Moon is dead."

-Gollum.

20. "Wake up. Wake up. Wake up, sleepies. We must go, yeeees, we must go at once."

-Gollum.

21. "Naughty little fly. Why does he cry? Caught in a web. Soon you'll be... eaten."

-Gollum.

22. "It's the only way. Go in, or go back."

-Gollum.

23. "No food or rest for poor Smeàgol. He’s been sneaking."

-Gollum.

24. "What’s this? Crumbs on his jacketses! He took it! He took it! I seen him, he’s always stuffing his face when Master’s not looking!"

-Gollum.

25. "What has it got in its nasty little pocketses?"

-Gollum.

26. "We swears to do what you wants. We swears."

-Gollum.

27. "Curse it and crush it! We hates it forever!"

-Gollum.

28. "No! There’s another way. More secret, a dark way."

-Gollum.

29. "She’s always hungry. She always needs to feed. She must eat. All she gets is nasty Orcses."

-Gollum.

30. "Come on, hobbits. Long ways to go yet. Sméagol will show you the way."

-Gollum.

31. "All dead... all rotten. Elves and men and orcses. A great battle, long ago. The Dead Marshes.. yes, that is their name."

-Gollum.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Smeagol quotes then why not take a look at Aragorn quotes, or Tolkien quotes.

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