"I can avoid being seen if I wish. But to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift."

"They are the Nazgûl, Ringwraiths, neither living nor dead.
At all times they feel the presence of the Ring. Drawn to the power of the One.
They will never stop hunting you."

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

"I would have gone with you to the end, into the very fires of Mordor."

"I do not know what strength is in my blood, but I swear to you, I will not let
the White City fall. Nor our people fail."

"They will look for his coming from the White Tower. But he will not return."

"Leave all that can be spared behind. We travel light. Let us hunt some Orc!"

"Not idly do the leaves of Lórien fall."

"Legolas! What do your Elf-eyes see?"

"In one thing you have not changed, dear friend. You still speak in riddles."

"Then I shall die as one of them! "

"There is always hope."

"Ú-moe edaved, Legolas. (There is nothing to forgive, Legolas.)"

"One thing I've learned about Hobbits. They are most hardy folk."

"The beacons of Minas Tirith! The beacons are lit! Gondor calls for aid!"

"It is but a shadow and a thought that you love. I cannot give you what you seek."

"Let the Lord of the Black Land come forth! Let justice be done upon him!"

"A day may come when the courage of Men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day!
An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the age of Men comes crashing down, but it is not this day! This day we fight!"

"For Frodo."

"This day does not belong to one man, but to all.
Let us together rebuild this world, that we may share in the days of peace."

"My friends. You bow to no one."

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"Gondor has no king. Gondor needs no king."

"One does not simply walk into Mordor."

"You carry the fate of us all, little one. If this is indeed the will of the Council,
then Gondor will see it done."

"It is a strange fate we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing.
Such a little thing."

"Gandalf's death was not in vain. Nor would he have you give up hope."

"I would have followed you, my Brother... my Captain... my King."

"This city was once the jewel of our kingdom. A place of light and beauty and music.
And so it shall be once more! Let the armies of Mordor know this...
Never again will the land of my people fall into enemy hands.
This city of Osgiliath has been reclaimed. For Gondor!"

"Remember today, little brother. Today, life is good."

"The victory belongs to Faramir also."

"My place is here with my people. Not in Rivendell."

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"The time of the Elves is over, my people are leaving these shores.
Who will you look to when we've gone? The Dwarves?
They hide in their mountains seeking riches. They care nothing for the troubles of others."

"Strangers from distant lands, friends of old. You have been summoned here to answer
the threat of Mordor. Middle-Earth stands upon the brink of destruction.
None can escape it. You will unite or you will fall."

"Nine companions. So be it! You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring!"

"Farewell. Hold to your purpose.
May the blessings of Elves and Men and all free folk go with you."

"I looked into your future and I saw death."

"They will answer to the King of Gondor! Andúril, Flame of the West, forged from the shards of Narsil."

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"Warmongering? How long is it since Saruman bought you? What was the promised price, Gríma?
When all the men are dead you would take your share of the treasure?"

"I would cut off your head, Dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground."

"Look for your friends, but do not trust the hope. It has forsaken these lands."

"Not alone. Rohirrim! For the King!"

"None who venture there ever return. That mountain is evil."

"When the fear takes him, and the blood and the screams and the horror of battle take hold,
do you think he would stand and fight? He would flee, and he would be right to do so.
War is the province of men, Éowyn."

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"Your words are poison."

"I have heard of the magic of Elves, but I did not look for it in a Ranger from the North."

"A cage. To stay behind bars until use and old age accept them, and all chance of valor has gone beyond recall or desire."

"You are one of the Dúnedain. A descendant of Númenor, blessed with long life.
It was said that your race had passed into legend."

"So few. So few of you have returned."

"You do not command the others to stay! They fight beside you because they would not be parted from you. Because they love you."

"You won't kill many Orcs with a blunt blade."

"Why should Merry be left behind? He has as much cause to go to war as you!
Why can he not fight for those he loves?"

"I am no man."

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"And where is your skulking friend? That gangrel creature. He had an ill-favored look."

"His horn washed up upon the riverbank, about six days past. It was cloven in two.
But more than this, I know it in my heart. He was my brother."

"So this is the answer to all the riddles. Here in the Wild I have you, two Halflings and a host of men at my call. The Ring of Power within my grasp.
A chance for Faramir, captain of Gondor, to show his quality."

"Take them to my father. Tell him Faramir sends a mighty gift. A weapon that will change our fortunes in this war."

"Then it is forfeit. Release them."

"The Shire must truly be a great realm, Master Gamgee, where gardeners are held in high honor."

"Go, Frodo. Go with the goodwill of all Men."

"May death find you quickly if you bring them to harm."

"I would not use the Ring. Not if Minas Tirith were falling in ruin and I alone could save her."

"Once belonged to a young boy of the city.
A very foolish one who wasted many hours slaying dragons instead of attending to his studies."

"You wish now that our places had been exchanged. That I had died and Boromir had lived."

"Where does my allegiance lie if not here? This is the city of the Men of Númenor.
I will gladly give my life to defend her beauty, her memory, her wisdom."

"It's just the damp of the first spring rain. I do not believe this darkness will endure. "

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"I will take the Ring to Mordor. Though... I do not know the way."

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

"Sam, I'm glad you're with me."

"I know what I have to do, Sam. The Ring was entrusted to me. It's my task. Mine! My own!"

"We set out from Rivendell with seven companions. One we lost in Moria, two were my kin.
A Dwarf there was also, and an Elf. And two Men. Aragorn, son of Arathorn, and Boromir of Gondor."

"The Ring will not save Gondor. It has only the power to destroy."

"Frodo wouldn't have got far without Sam."

"No, Sam, I can't recall the taste of food, nor the sound of water or the touch of grass.
I'm naked in the dark. There's nothing, no veil between me and the wheel of fire!
I can see him with my waking eyes!"

"The Ring is mine."

"I can see the Shire, the Brandywine River, Bag End, Gandalf's fireworks, the lights on the Party Tree."

"I'm glad to be with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things."

"How do you pick up the threads of an old life? How do you go on, when in your heart you begin to understand there is no going back? There are some things that time cannot mend.
Some hurts that go too deep that have taken hold."

"We set out to save the Shire, Sam, and it has been saved. But not for me."

"My dear Sam, you cannot always be torn in two. You will have to be one and whole for many years.
You have so much to enjoy, and to be, and to do. Your part in this story will go on."

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"I amar prestar aen. (The world is changed.) Han mathon ne nen. (I feel it in the water.)
Han mathon ne chae. (I feel it in the Earth.) A han noston ned 'wilith. (I smell it in the air.)"

"Needless were none of the deeds of Gandalf in life. We do not yet know his whole purpose."

"Even the smallest person can change the course of the future."

"The strength of the Ring-bearer is failing. In his heart, Frodo begins to understand."

"For Sauron will have dominion over all life on this Earth, even unto the ending of the world.
The time of the Elves is over."

"The power of the Three Rings is ended. The time has come for the dominion of Men."

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

"In the common tongue it says: 'One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.'"

"It is in Men that we must place our hope."

"There are many powers in this world, for Good or for Evil.
Some are greater than I am. And against some I have not yet been tested."

"I have no memory of this place."

"Fool of a Took! Throw yourself in next time and rid us of your stupidity!"

"You shall not pass!"

"Fly, you fools!"

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

"You would not part an old man from his walking stick."

"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."

"Your fingers would remember their old strength better, if they grasped your sword."

"Look to my coming at first light on the fifth day. At dawn, look to the East."

"The battle for Helm's Deep is over. The battle for Middle-Earth is about to begin.
All our hopes now lie with two little Hobbits. Somewhere in the wilderness."

"Listen carefully. Lord Denethor is Boromir's father. To give him news of his beloved son's death
would be most unwise. And do not mention about Frodo or the Ring. And say nothing of Aragorn either. In fact, it's better if you don't speak at all, Peregrin Took."

"Your father loves you, Faramir. He will remember it before the end."

"Go back to the abyss! Fall into the nothingness that awaits you and your master."

"So passes Denethor, son of Ecthelion."

"End? No, the journey doesn't end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take.
The grey rain curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass."

"Now come the days of the King! May they be blessed."

"Here at last, on the shores of the sea, comes the end of our Fellowship.
I will not say 'do not weep', for not all tears are an evil."

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"I will be dead before I see the Ring in the hands of an Elf!"

"So much for the legendary courtesy of the Elves! Speak words we can all understand!"

"I'm wasted on cross-country. We Dwarves are natural sprinters. Very dangerous over short distances."

"Give me your name, horsemaster, and I shall give you mine."

"This new Gandalf's more grumpy than the old one."

"You'll find more cheer in a graveyard."

"It's true, you don't see many Dwarf women.
And in fact, they are so alike in voice and appearance that they're often mistaken for Dwarf men."

"Bring your pretty face to my axe!"

"That one counts as mine!"

"This is no rabble of mindless Orcs. These are Uruk-hai. Their armour is thick and their shields broad."

"Let him go, lad. Let him be."

"It's a little tight across the chest."

"You could have picked a better spot."

"I'll have no Pointy-ear outscoring me!"

"I cannot jump the distance, you'll have to toss me! Don't tell the Elf."

"Forty-two? That's not bad for a pointy-eared Elvish princeling."

"He was twitching because he's got my axe embedded in his nervous system!"

"I've heard enough. Shoot him. Stick an arrow in his gob."

"You might as well accept it. We're going with you, laddie."

"The very warmth of my blood seems stolen away."

"Well, this is something unheard of! An Elf will go underground where a Dwarf dare not!
Oh, I'd never hear the end of it!"

"Mind your aim."

"That still only counts as one!"

"Certainty of death, small chance of success. What are we waiting for?"

"I guess that concludes negotiations."

"Never thought I'd die fighting side by side with an Elf."

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"You thieves! You thieves! You filthy, little thieves! Where is it? Where is it? They stole it from us. My Precious."

"We swears to serve the Master of the Precious. We will swear on... On the Precious!"

"Cold be heart and hand and bone, and called be travellers far from home.
They do not see what lies ahead when sun has failed and moon is dead."

"You don't have any friends. Nobody likes you."

"Leave now and never come back!"

"Stupid, fat Hobbit."

"Rock and pool, is nice and cool. So juicy sweet! Our only wish, to catch a fish. So juicy sweet!"

"Fat one cannot know. Let Sméagol look after Master. He wants it. He needs it, Sméagol sees it in his eye. Very soon he will ask you for it, you will see. The fat one will take it from you."

"Naughty little fly, why does it cry? Caught in a web! Soon you'll be eaten."

"Sméagol lied."

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"This is no mere ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance."

"And you have my bow."

"He was taken by both Shadow and Flame. A Balrog of Morgoth. For we went needlessly
into the net of Moria."

"I have not the heart to tell you. For me the grief is still too near."

"Lembas! Elvish way-bread. One small bite is enough to fill the stomach of a grown man."

"A shadow and a threat has been growing in my mind. Something draws near. I can feel it."

"They're taking the hobbits to Isengard!"

"A red sun rises. Blood has been spilt this night."

"You would die before your stroke fell!"

"This forest is old. Very old. Full of memory, and anger."

"That is one of the Mearas, unless my eyes are cheated by some spell."

"Le abdollen. (You're late.) You look terrible."

"Aragorn, nedin dagor hen ú-'erir ortheri. Natha daged dhaer!
(Aragorn, they cannot win this fight. They are all going to die!)"

"We have trusted you this far, you have not led us astray. Forgive me. I was wrong to despair."

"That is no Orc horn."

"Your friends are with you, Aragorn."

"Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box?"

"I'm on seventeen!"

"I feel something. A slight tingling in my fingers. I think it's affecting me."

"The stars are veiled. Something stirs in the East. A sleepless malice. The eye of the Enemy is moving."

"The horses are restless and the men are quiet."

"Have you learned nothing of the stubbornness of Dwarves?"

"What about side by side with a friend?"

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"I think we might have made a mistake, leaving the Shire, Pippin."

"Pippin, everyone knows I'm the tall one. You're the short one."

"Our friends are out there. They need our help. They cannot fight this war on their own."

"The fires of Isengard will spread and the woods of Tuckborough and Buckland will burn, and...
And all that was once green and good in this world will be gone. There won't be a Shire, Pippin."

"Only, you've never done a hard day's work."

"Foolhardy maybe. He's a Took."

"I have a sword. Please, accept it. I offer you my service, Théoden King."

"All my friends have gone to battle. I will be ashamed to be left behind!"

"I'm a Hobbit. And I know I can't save Middle-Earth. I just want to help my friends. Frodo, Sam, Pippin. More than anything, I wish I could see them again."

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"We've had one, yes. What about second breakfast?"

"Anyway, you need people of intelligence on this sort of mission... quest... thing."

"Great! Where are we going?"

"I had the loveliest dream last night. There was this large barrel, full of pipe-weed.
And we smoked all of it. And then you were sick. I'd give anything for a whiff of Old Toby."

"Maybe Treebeard's right. We don't belong here, Merry. It's too big for us. What can we do, in the end? We've got the Shire. Maybe we should go home."

"I feel like I'm back at the Green Dragon.
A mug of ale in my hand, putting my feet up on a settle after a hard day's work."

"Boromir died to save us, my kinsmen and me. He fell defending us from many foes.
I offer you my service, such as it is, in payment of this debt.
The mightiest man may be slain by one arrow, and Boromir was pierced by many."

"So, I imagine this is just a ceremonial position.
I mean, they don't actually expect me to do any fighting. Do they?"

"Well, I'm taller than you were then. Though I'm not likely to grow anymore, except sideways."

"I think you have strength of a different kind. And one day your father will see it."

"Well, yes. At least, well enough for my own people. But we have no songs for great halls and evil times."

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"If take one more step, it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been."

"Rivendell! We're going to see the Elves!"

"I made a promise, Mister Frodo. A promise! 'Don't you leave him, Samwise Gamgee.'
And I don't mean to! I don't mean to."

"Mordor. The one place in Middle-Earth we don't wanna see any closer. It's the one place we are trying to get to. It's just where we can't get."

"Mister Frodo, look. It's an oliphant. No one at home will believe this."

"Do you want to know what happened to Boromir? You want to know why your brother died? He tried to take the Ring from Frodo after swearing an oath to protect him! He tried to kill him! The Ring drove your brother mad!"

"It's like in the great stories, Mister 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 had happened? 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."

"Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't.
They kept going, because they were holding on to something."

"There's some good in this world, Mister Frodo. And it's worth fighting for."

"Captain Faramir, you've shown your quality, Sir. The very highest."

"It must be getting near teatime. Leastways, it would be in decent places where there is still teatime."

"That's for Frodo! That's for the Shire! And that's for my old Gaffer!"

"Mister Frodo, look. There is light, and beauty up there, that no shadow can touch."

"I don't think there will be a return journey, Mister Frodo."

"Do you remember the Shire, Mister Frodo? It'll be spring soon, and the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket, and they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields, and eating the first of the strawberries with cream.
Do you remember the taste of strawberries?"

"I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you!"

"Rosie Cotton dancing. She had ribbons in her hair.
If ever I was to marry someone, it would have been her. It would have been her."

"Well, I'm back."

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"Smoke rises from the mountain of Doom.
The hour grows late and Gandalf the Grey rides to Isengard seeking my counsel.
For that is why you have come. Is it not, my old friend?"

"Against the power of Mordor there can be no victory. We must join with him, Gandalf.
We must join with Sauron. It would be wise, my friend."

"The power of Isengard is at your command, Sauron, Lord of the Earth."

"So you have chosen... Death."

"One of the Halflings carries something of great value. Bring them to me alive,
and unspoiled. Kill the others!"

"The old world will burn in the fires of industry. Forests will fall. A new order will rise.
We will drive the machine of war with the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the Orcs."

"The world of Men shall fall. It will begin at Edoras."

"A new power is rising. Its victory is at hand. This night the land will be stained with the blood of Rohan! March to Helm's Deep! Leave none alive! To war! There will be no dawn for Men."

"You have fought many wars and slain many men, Théoden king, and made peace afterwards.
Can we not take council together, as we once did, my old friend?
Can we not have peace, you and I?"

"Save your pity and your mercy. I have no use for it!"

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"Why should I welcome you, Gandalf Stormcrow?"

"Dark have been my dreams of late."

"Alas, that these evil days should be mine. The young perish and the old linger.
That I should live to see the last days of my house."

"When last I looked, Théoden, not Aragorn, was King of Rohan."

"Get the wounded on horses. The wolves of lsengard will return. Leave the dead."

"I have fought many wars, Master Dwarf. I know how to defend my own keep."

"Gondor? Where was Gondor when the Westfold fell? Where was Gondor when our enemies closed in around us?"

"Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountains. Like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West, behind the hills, into Shadow.
How did it come to this?"

"So it begins."

"So much death. What can men do against such reckless hate?"

"The horn of Helm Hammerhand shall sound in the Deep one last time.
Let this be the hour when we draw swords together."

"Fell deeds, awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin and a red dawn. Forð Eorlingas!"

"We shall have peace. We shall have peace when you answer for the burning of the Westfold and the children that lie dead there. We shall have peace when the lives of the soldiers, whose bodies were hewn even as they lay dead against the gates of the Hornburg, are avenged! When you hang from a gibbet for the sport of your own crows, we shall have peace."

"Tonight we remember those who gave their blood to defend this country. Hail the victorious dead!"

"Tell me, why should we ride to the aid of those who did not come to ours? What do we owe Gondor?"

"And Rohan will answer!"

"Forth and fear no darkness! Arise! Arise, riders of Théoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered!
A sword day! A red day ere the sun rises!"

"I go to my fathers in whose mighty company I shall not now feel ashamed."

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