29 Gollum Quotes That Will Be Preeecious To You

Deepthi Reddy
Dec 12, 2023 By Deepthi Reddy
Originally Published on Jan 29, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
Gollum from the Lord of the Rings

Gollum is a fictional character first introduced in the 1937 fantasy novel 'The Hobbit'.

This fictional character evolves in the later sequel trilogy called 'The Lord of Rings'. The entire plot revolves around the one ring that symbolizes the corruption of wealth and power.

Gollum in 'The Hobbit' was born Sméagol. He once used to live above on the land.

However, upon the possession of 'The Ring', he prefers to stay under the ground to guard his precious ring. His name changed from Sméagol to Gollum because of the habit of making a weird swallowing noise in his throat.

Gollum loses the ring, which falls into the hands of Bilbo. Gollum engages Bilbo with riddles to assess him and later finds that Bilbo is his equal in answering them.

The ring with the power of invisibility makes Bilbo invisible for a part of the story, and Gollum leads Bilbo out of the cave. The character of Gollum, played by Andy Serkis, has magnified the making of the films from the prequel to The Lord Of Rings'.

Here we bring the best Gollum quotes from 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. If you wish to check out more fantasy quotes, you may find Aesop quotes and Albus Dumbledore quotes interesting.

Gollum Precious Quotes

Gollum loses all his friends. Having lived off the cave for a long time and spending time alone, he keeps calling himself 'Precious'. Here are a few funny Gollum quotes.

1.“We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!”

-J.R.R Tolkein.

2."They cursed us. Murderer they called us. They cursed us, and drove us away. And we wept, Precious, we wept to be so alone."


3."Well precious, if he looses, then we eats it!"


4."Did we say so precious Did we say so what has it got in his pocket."


5."What is the Baggins' precious?"


6."Bilbo Baggins: Why don't we have a game of riddles?

Gollum: And if he loses? What then? Well if he loses precious then we eats it! If Baggins loses we eats it whole!

Bilbo Baggins: Fair enough."

-The Hobbit, 'Riddles In The Dark'.

7."Sam: What are you up to? Sneaking off, are we?

    Gollum: Sneaking? Sneaking? Fat Hobbit is always so polite. Sméagol 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."

-'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'.

8."Bilbo Baggins: My name is Bilbo Baggins

    Gollum: Bagginses? What is a Bagginses? Precious....."

-'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey'.

9."Gollum: She's always hungry. She always needs to feed. She must eat. All she gets is nasty Orcses.

Sméagol: And they doesn't taste very nice, does they, Precious?

Gollum: No. Not very nice at all, my love."

-'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'.

Smeagol Quotes From J.R.R Tolkein's Work

J.R.R Tolkein, the author of 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings', is often referred to as the 'father' of modern fantasy. These Sméagol's quotes from 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings' Trilogy are worth remembering.

10."Mustn't go that way! Mustn't hurt the Precious!"

-Gollum, 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'.

11."And they doesn't taste very nice, does they, Precious?"

-Gollum, 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'.

12. "Never! Sméagol  wouldn't hurt a fly!"

-Gollum, 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'.

13."Okay. That’s freaky. Lookit, Gollum, if you spring me, I’ll help you find your Precious."

-Kresley Cole, 'Dreams of a Dark Warrior'.

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

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Lord of the Rings'.

15."This damn ring had derailed her life. No wonder Gollum had gone insane."

-Karina Bliss.

16."'Sméagol has to take what's given to him,' answered Gollum. 'He was given that name by kind Master Samwise, the hobbit that knows so much.'"

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Two Towers'.

17."Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum, a small slimy creature."

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Hobbit Chapter 5'.

18."'Now, Mr. Frodo,' said Sam, 'you shouldn’t make fun. I was serious.'"

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Lord of the Rings'.

'The Hobbit' And 'The Lord Of The Rings' Gollum Quotes

While the character 'Gollum' enters only in Chapter 5 of 'Hobbit', most of the 'The Lord of The Rings' sequences have Gollum play an important role.  Here are a few 'The Lord of the Rings' conversations from the novels and the movie.

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

-Gollum, 'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'.

20."Gollum: Master must go inside the tunnel.

      Sam : [yelling]  You treacherous little toad!

      Gollum: No! No! Master!

       Frodo: No, Sam! Leave him alone!"

-'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King '.

21."Sméagol: Come on Hobbits. Longways to go yet. Smeagol will show they way.

    Sméagol: Clever Hobbits, to climb so high!

   Frodo: You swore! You swore on the Precious!"

-'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'

22."Gollum: Oh! We knows! We knows safe paths for hobbitses! Safe paths in the dark!... SHUT UP!

     Bilbo Baggins: I didn't say anything...

     Gollum: I wasn't talking to you!"

-'The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King'.

23."Where there's life there's hope."

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Hobbit'.

24."Gollum had no sword. Gollum had not actually threatened to kill him, or tried yet."

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Hobbit'.

25."Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life."

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Fellowship of the Ring'.

26."'Sneaking,' said Gollum, and the green glint did not leave his eyes."

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Two Towers'.

27.''Frodo: 'It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill Gollum when he had the chance."

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Fellowship of the Ring'.

28."Frodo: I wish the Ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Lord of the Rings'.

29.'"It isn't fair, my precious, is it, to ask us what it's got in it's nassty little pocketsess?"'

-J.R.R. Tolkien, 'The Hobbit'.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Gollum Quotes then why not take a look at TS Eliot quotes, or 'Toy Story' quotes.

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Written by Deepthi Reddy

Master of Business Administration

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Deepthi ReddyMaster of Business Administration

With an MBA under her belt, Deepthi has discovered her true calling in content writing. Her writing repertoire is diverse, covering travel, movies, pet care, parenting, animals and birds, and more. Her joy of learning and creating has helped her craft well-written and engaging articles. When she isn't writing, Deepthi enjoys exploring new cultures, trying different foods, and spending quality time with her two children aged 7 and 12.

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