The Two Towers Quotes Part 1

>> Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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'We may get news from them.'
'Or spears,' said Gimli.

Éomer's eyes blazed, and the Men of Rohan murmured angrily, and closed in, advancing their spears. 'I would cut off your head, beard and all, Master Dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground,' said Éomer.
'He stands not alone,' said Legolas, bending his bow and fitting an arrow with hands that moved quicker than sight. 'You would die before your stroke fell.'

'I don't think you will find it that way,' he whispered. 'It isn't easy to find.'
'Find it?' said Grishnákh: his fingers stopped crawling and gripped Pippin's shoulder. 'Find what? What are you talking about, little one?' For a moment Pippin was silent. Then suddenly in the darkness he made a noise in his throat: gollum, gollum. 'Nothing, my precious,' he added.

'You'll wish there was more you could tell to satisfy the Questioner, indeed you will: quite soon. We shan't hurry the inquiry.'

To Isengard! Though Isengard be ringed and barred with doors of stone;/Though Isengard be stong and hard, as cold as stone and bare as bone,/We go, we go, we go to war, to hew the stone and break the door;/For bole and bough are burning now, the furnace roars - we go to war!/To land of gloom with tramp of doom, with roll of drum, we come, we come;/To Isengard with doom we come!/With doom we come, with doom we come!

'He resolved to go to Mordor alone, and he set out: that is all that I can say.'
'Not alone,' said Legolas. 'We think that Sam went with him.'
'Did he!' said Gandalf, and there was a gleam in his eye and a smile on his face. 'Did he indeed? It is news to me, yet does not surprise me. Good! Very good!'

'I thought Fangorn was dangerous.
'Dangerous!' cried Gandalf. 'And so am I, very dangerous: more dangerous than anything you will ever meet, unless you are brought alive before the seat of the Dark Lord. And Aragorn is dangerous, and Legolas is dangerous. You are beset with dangers, Gimli son of Glóin; for you are dangerous yourself, in your own fashion.'

Where now the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing?/Where is the helm and the hauberk, and the bright hair flowing?/Where is the hand on the harpstring, and the red fire glowing?/Where is the spring and the harvest and the tall corn growing?/They have passed like rain on the mountain, like a wind in the meadow;/The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow.

'Truly,' said Aragorn. 'And I would do as the master of the house bade me, were this only a woodman's cot, if I bore any sword but Andúril.'
'Whatever its name may be,' said Háma, 'here you shall lay it, if you would not fight alone against all the men in Edoras.'
'Not alone!' said Gimli, fingering the blade of his axe, and looking darkly up at the guard, as if he were a young tree that Gimli had a mean to fell. 'Not alone!'

The guard still hesitated. 'Your staff,' he said to Gandalf. 'Forgive me, but that too must be left at the doors.'
'Foolishness!' said Gandalf. 'Prudence is one thing, but discourtesy is another. I am old. If I may not lean on my stick as I go, then I will sit out here, until it pleases Théoden to hobble out himself to speak with me.'
Aragorn laughed.


Marian May 10, 2011 at 8:50 AM  

Ah, great quotes! :) Two Towers was my favorite book of the three. I especially like:

'He stands not alone,' said Legolas, bending his bow and fitting an arrow with hands that moved quicker than sight. 'You would die before your stroke fell.'

Best Legolas moment, I think. That and the "seagulls" quote.

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