Countless movies are made year after year, and this results in some being forgotten or left to rot in history. On the flipside, there are those so well remembered that people still quote them to this day. It's those movies that will never go out of style and will remain relevant in pop culture.
One example of this is Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. These movies managed to do the impossible: improve on the original story while still keeping its integrity. Along with it are some of the most quotable lines ever put into a film. In each scene, there's a powerful line of dialogue that sticks in one's brain.
However, The Lord of the Rings also has the benefit of a massive cast of characters. This means that remembering who said your favorite line is quite difficult, so this upcoming challenge is only for the most diehard fans of the trilogy.
With all of the quotes in The Lord of the Rings, we want to see if you remember who said which line. Good luck, and may the Force be with you (wait...).
"Fool of a Took! Throw yourself in next time and rid us of your stupidity!"
When the Fellowship of the Ring entered the Mines of Moria, they got the eery feeling that they weren't alone. Traces of deadly goblins and trolls were littered throughout the once great Dwarven city. Yet that didn't stop one Hobbit from letting his curiosity get the best of him. He was playing with a nearby skeleton that was then accidentally pushed down a well and made a lot of noise. At that point, the Goblins were aware of the Fellowship's presence, and they weren't happy with the Hobbit.
"Ah, young master Gandalf."
Gandalf is one of the oldest people in Middle-Earth, and for anyone to think of him as young, they would have to be nearly as old as the land itself. Many times in The Lord of the Rings do characters hint at the massive lore that backs up these movies. In the third film, Gandalf and a few other people ride into the fortress of Isengard, where they are met by a character who greets Gandalf as young. It's a moment we still can't get over.
"In place of a Dark Lord, you would have a Queen."
Frodo's quest to bear the Ring was one that weighed heavily on his soul to the point where he offered the Ring to other people a few times. He first tried giving it to Gandalf, but the wizard wouldn't take it. The second time, he offered it to an equally powerful being, who ended up denying it. She stated that if she were to bear the Ring, she would supplant the Dark Lord and become a terrible Queen who was "treacherous as the sea."
"I bid you stand, men of the West!"
Another great scene before the armies of men fought Mordor at the Black Gate was when the gates opened and orcs began swarming out. At that point, many of the soldiers became frightened and were losing courage. It was at that point that one of the characters stood in front of them and gave one of the greatest speeches in cinematic history. "An hour of wolves and shattered shield when the age of men comes crashing down, but it is not this day!"
"Two eyes, as often as I can spare them."
In the beginning of the trilogy, it's a passing of sorts. Bilbo's part to play in Middle Earth was done and he had to metaphorically pass the torch to a younger crowd. In the beginning, he was leaving Bag End so he could find somewhere quiet to finish writing his book. However, he couldn't just leave Frodo to fend for himself, and so he asked someone else to keep an eye on him while he was gone, to which the character replied with this quote.
"Is there any in this rout with authority to treat with me?"
When the armies of Gondor and Rohan banded together to assault Mordor at the Black Gate, they were shockingly met with the opportunity to negotiate. The gates opened and out came a strange being. He had the ugliest smile and teeth ever seen, and one of the most sinister voices. He began bidding the party welcome, but when nobody responded, he asked if anyone had the authority to treat with him. From there, the dialogue becomes much more interesting with Gandalf and Aragorn adding some great lines.
"Give Gondor the weapon of the enemy, let us use it against him!"
When Frodo entered Rivendell, Lord Elrond thought it fit to hold a Council with races from all over Middle Earth to decide what they should do with the One Ring. Some people stated that they would destroy it, others wanted to lock it away. One member of the Council stated that they should use the Ring against Sauron because of how powerful it is. Aragorn immediately spoke against it because nobody other than Sauron could truly wield it. Thankfully, Frodo stepped in to bear the Ring.
"They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard!"
Merry and Pippin were captured by a party of Uruk-Hai in the first movie, and it was up to the rest of the Fellowship to figure out where they were being taken. This led to many scenes in The Two Towers of people tracking the Hobbits across the Gap of Rohan. It's at that point that they used another character for his special ability to see farther than mere men. He stands on top of a rock and states where the Uruks are taking the Hobbits.
"There will be no dawn for men."
While there were some big set pieces in The Fellowship of the Ring, it wasn't until The Two Towers that we got a picture of the epic battles that would take place in the trilogy. One character began building an army of Uruk Hai that he would use to crush Rohan. He even gave his terrible force a speech before they marched off. The worst part about all of this is that he used to be a wise man for the forces of good.
"I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood a bit higher from the ground."
Gimli received a lot of negativity throughout the trilogy (there were times when he deserved it). He tended to speak out when he really shouldn't and say whatever is on his mind. When he and other members of the Fellowship were passing through Rohan, he agitated another character who then threatened to cut his head off. Thankfully, there were people there ready to come to his defense and protect his life. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be the last time Gimli got threatened.
"Give up the Halfling, She-Elf!"
After Frodo was stabbed at Weathertop with a Morgul blade, he was being slowly poisoned to death. Thankfully, the mysterious Strider had some powerful friends who were willing to take the young Hobbit and get him some help. Unfortunately, as Frodo was being rescued, they were pursued by the villains who stabbed him in the first place. They crossed a river to try and escape these creatures (they don't like water), but they remained persistent, even demanding that Frodo got handed over.
"Stand, you traitors!"
When the armies of Mordor, Rhun, Harad, and Umbar were all invading Minas Tirith, the Rohirric and Gondorian armies knew that they weren't going to be enough. This motivated Aragorn to go searching for an ancient power that had been asleep since Isildur's time. When confronting this newfound army, they simply laughed at Aragorn's proposition to rest in peace and then disappeared. It's at that point where one character shouts the "traitors" to stand (the traitor thing is a bit of complicated history).
"It's just the damp of the first spring rain."
In The Return of the King, the men of Middle Earth had been through every bit of Hell one could imagine. They survived the siege of Helm's Deep, the battle of Minas Tirith, and the war on the Pelennor Fields. Now the men were marching towards the Black Gate to take Sauron head on and give Frodo time to destroy the Ring. However, some of the characters had to left behind. One of them stated how the air felt heavy and attributed it to darkness. Another said that it was just the weather.
"I will break him."
When the armies of Mordor were assembling in Osgiliath, they knew that their siege of Minas Tirith would be a tough one. They were all aware that Gandalf the White was guarding the city, and this led them to speak with the commander of the army. When asked what they would do about the wizard, the commander simply said that he would break him. Later in the battle, the commander did indeed attack the wizard and nearly came out victorious.
"The eye is fixed on Rivendell"
Rivendell is one of the most peaceful cities in Middle Earth (at least during the time of The Lord of the Rings). However, everyone there became uneasy once the Ring entered its walls. It's there that a discussion took place with some of the Elves and Gandalf the Grey. One of them stated that the Eye of Sauron was then fixed on Rivendell due to the Ring's presence and that it had to be taken out of the city immediately.
"We have not had dealings with the Dwarves since the Dark Days."
Elves and Dwarves have never gotten along in the history of Middle Earth. They've even gone to war with one another on a few occasions. Throughout The Lord of the Rings, this conflict between the two races is made apparent, especially when the Fellowship enters Lothlorien. The Elves begin speaking with Aragorn and Gimli in Elvish, to which Gimli tells them to speak English. Then one of the Elves turns and states how they haven't had dealings with the Dwarves in years.
"Naughty little fly, why does he cry? Caught in a web, soon you'll be eaten."
Frodo had one of the most difficult journey in The Lord of the Rings. He wasn't accompanied by legendary warriors or even an army. Instead, it was just him and two other people against the world. However, his trusty guide was so poisoned by the Ring that he plotted to kill Frodo. This resulted in the guide leading Frodo through the Pass of Cirith Ungol, where the terrible giant spider rests. Once Frodo got caught in a web, the guide revealed himself to have betrayed him.
"Po-ta-toes! Boil em, mash em, stick em in a stew!"
On the journey to Mordor, one Hobbit managed to bring along plenty of materials for cooking to make sure that they could get some solid meals each day. When Gollum joined their party, he still chose to cook like a normal person, much to the creature's displeasure. He tried to explain to Gollum what potatoes were, but he wasn't getting the picture. That's when he yelled this quote, getting frustrated with the skulking creature. Then when Gollum still expressed displeasure, he called the creature "hopeless."
"Why do you lay these troubles on an already troubled mind?"
Before the Fellowship arrived in Rohan, we got a picture of what life was like there. The king had been poisoned by Saruman, making him difficult to reason with. He was also being further manipulated by another dark servant of Isengard. When Eomer came to inform the king of Isengard invading Rohan, the dark servant skillfully dodged each accusation. When he ran out of arguments, he asked this question of Eomer, to which the young warrior became very angry and threatened the sly man.
"What about side by side with a friend?"
The rivalry between Elves and Dwarves was one of the most brutal aspects of Middle Earth. Yet, the relationship between Legolas and Gimli proved that a friendship could be reached. These two became the greatest of friends and had competitions in each battle. When they marched to the Black Gate with Aragorn and the armies of men, they knew that they were going to die there. One character stated that they thought they'd never die fighting side by side with the race they grew up hating.
"My friends, you bow to no one."
At the end of the trilogy, one character took his rightful place at the throne of Gondor and had the official coronation. Everyone from the trilogy showed up for it, which made for some touching moments. Then the new king came to the four Hobbits, who then bowed to him. However, the king stopped them and told them that they bowed to no one. At that, everyone at the coronation bowed to them in respect for their efforts to defeat Sauron.
"I am no man!"
One of the toughest beings to take down in Middle Earth is the Witch King of Angmar. Legends says that no man can kill him, yet that didn't stop some people to defeat him through a loophole on the Pelennor Fields. When battling him, the Witch King was stabbed in the leg, and then another fighter took off their helmet, stating that they were no man. Then they thrust a blade into the Witch King's face and he was killed.
"Home is behind, the world ahead."
When a few of the main characters arrived at Minas Tirith to warn Lord Denethor of the incoming invasion, he responded negatively. However, this didn't stop one of the characters from being Denethor's servant out of guilt (for reasons that should motivate you to watch the films). Denethor would later ask this character to sing him a song, which opened with the quote you see above. While he was singing the song, many Gondorian soldiers were riding to their demise.
The Rohirric people have a long history in Middle Earth. For years, they've learned to ride into battle, always being led by a wise and fearless king. By the time of The Lord of the Rings, Rohan was being attacked by the forces of Isengard, and they almost lost their lives in the process. Yet, the king of Rohan and many of our favorite characters hopped on horseback and charged the Uruk Hai head on. Meanwhile, one of the characters screamed this as they charged.
"But you're part of this world! Aren't you?"
In The Two Towers, two Hobbits were kidnapped by a party of Uruk Hai. However, they managed to escape into Fangorn Forest, where they were met by the Ents. These walking trees were every bit as strong and powerful as you might expect, but they were peace-loving folk. However, the Hobbits knew that Saruman was going to destroy Rohan, so they tried to get Treebeard and the Ents to lay siege to Isengard. When the Ents refused, one of them cried out this quote.