The Return of the King Quotes Part 1

>> Tuesday, June 14, 2011

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'I did not hinder it, for generous deed should not be checked by cold counsel.'

'But now everything seems to have slowed up again.'
'Only because everything is now ready,' said Beregond. 'It is but the deep breath before the plunge.'

'A pawn did Gandalf say? Perhaps; but on the wrong chessboard.'

'What do you fear, lady?' he asked.
'A cage,' she said. 'To stay behind bars, until use and old age accept them, and all chance of doing great deeds is gone beyond recall or desire.'

'Tell me,' he said, 'is there any hope? For Frodo, I mean; or at least mostly for Frodo.'
Gandalf put his hand on Pippin's head. 'There was never much hope,' he answered. 'Just a fool's hope, as I have been told.'

Tall and proud he seemed again; and rising in his stirrups he cried in a loud voice, more clear than any there had ever heard a mortal man achieve before: Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden!/Fell deeds awake, fire and slaughter!/spear shall be shaken, shield be splintered,/a sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!/Ride now, ride now! Ride to Gondor!

'Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!'
Then Merry heard of all sounds in that hour the strangest. It seemed that Dernhelm laughed, and the clear voice was like the ring of steel. 'But no living man am I! You look upon a woman. Éowyn I am, Éomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him.'

Over the field rang his clear voice voice calling: 'Death! Ride, ride to ruin and the world's ending!' And with that the host began to move. But the Rohirrim sang no more. Death they cried with one voice loud and terrible, and gathering speed like a great tide their battle swept about their fallen king and passed, roaring away southwards.

'"For thus is it spoken: Oft hope is born, when all is forlorn."'

'Come, Mr. Frodo!' he cried. 'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you and it as well. So up you get!'

'I am glad you are here with me. Here at the end of all things, Sam.'

2 Comments:

Margaret W. June 14, 2011 at 4:32 PM  

I'm in my post traumatic RotK mood 'cause I watched it last night, so I quite needed this. :)

The Director November 19, 2011 at 9:28 PM  

Gah! *bawls* I... love.... LOTR!!!! *collapses*

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