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  • Samwise Gamgee: Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew.


  • Treebeard: The Ents cannot hold back this storm. We must weather such things as we have always done.
    Merry: How can that be your decision?!
    Merry: How can that be your decision?
    Treebeard: This is not our war.
    Merry: But you’re part of this world! Aren’t you?!
    Merry: But you're part of this world! Aren't you?!
    Merry: But you're part of this world! Aren't you?


  • Gollum: My precious.


  • Merry: There won't be a shire, Pip.


  • Legolas: They're taking the hobbits to Isengard.


  • Samwise Gamgee: What we need is a few good taters.
    Gollum: What's taters, precious? What's taters eh?
    Samwise Gamgee: Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew
    Samwise Gamgee: Po-tay-toes! Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick 'em in a stew.


  • Théoden: May this be the hour when we draw swords together.


  • Théoden: The horn of Helm Hammerhand shall sound in the deep. One last time.


  • Gandalf: Look to my coming on the first light of the fifth day. At dawn, look to the east.


  • Treebeard: We have come to believe that you are not Orcs.
    Pippin: Well, that's good news!


  • Gimli: You'll find more cheer in a graveyard.


  • Gollum: What did you say...
    Gollum: Leave now, and never come back!
    Gollum: no
    Gollum: No.
    Gollum: (Growl)
    Gollum: [growl]


  • Théoden: Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin and the red dawn! [the Uruks break down the doors] FORTH EORLINGAS! CHARGE!


  • Frodo Baggins: We are bound to an errand of secrecy. Those who claim to oppose the enemy would do well not to hinder us.
    Faramir: The enemy? (Looks at dead soldier) His sense of duty was no greater than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is. Where he came from and if he really was evil at heart. What lies or threats drove him on this long march from home. Would he not rather have stayed there...in peace? War will make corpses of us all. Bind their hands.
    Faramir: The enemy? [looks at dead soldier] His sense of duty was no greater than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is. Where he came from and if he really was evil at heart. What lies or threats drove him on this long march from home. Would he not rather have stayed there...in peace? War will make corpses of us all. Bind their hands.


  • Saruman: The world is changing. Who now has the strength to stand against armies of Isengard and Mordor? To stand against the might of Sauron and Saruman and the union of the two towers. Together, my lord Sauron, we shall rule this middle-earth. The old world will burn in the fires of industry. The 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 orc.


  • Théoden: 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 meadows. The days have gone down in the West. Behind the hills, into shadow. How did it come to this?


  • Samwise Gamgee: I wonder if we'll ever be put into songs or tales.
    Frodo Baggins: What?
    Samwise Gamgee: I wonder if people will ever say, 'let's hear about Frodo and the Ring' and they'll say, 'yes, it's one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn't he, Dad?' 'Yes, my boy. The most famousest of Hobbits and that's saying a lot'.
    Frodo Baggins: Ha, you've left out one of the chief characters: 'Samwise the Brave'. I want to hear more about Sam. Frodo wouldn't have gotten far without Sam.
    Samwise Gamgee: Now, Mr. Frodo, you shouldn't make fun. I was being serious.
    Frodo Baggins: So was I.


  • Grima Wormtongue: Why do you lay these troubles on an already troubled mind? Can you not see, your uncle is wearied by your...malcontent, your warmongering?
    Éomer: Warmongering? How long is it since Saruman bought you? What was the promised price, Grima? When all the men are dead, you'd take your share of the treasure? (Grima looks at Eowyn). Too long have you watched my sister. Too long have you haunted her steps.
    Grima Wormtongue: You see much, Eomer, son of Eomund. Too much. You are banished forthwith from the kingdom of Rohan and all its domains, under pain of death.
    Éomer: You have no authority here! Your orders mean nothing!
    Grima Wormtongue: Oh, but this order does not come from me. It comes from the king. He signed it this morning.


  • Gandalf: The battle of Helm's Deep is over; the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin.


  • Frodo Baggins: I can not do this, Sam.
    Samwise Gamgee: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we Should not even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really Mattered. Full of darkness and danger, They Were. And Sometimes you did not want to know the end. Because How Could the end be happy? How Could the world go back to the way it was so much bad When 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. Those were the stories That stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk In Those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only They Did not. They kept going. Because They Were holding on to something.
    Frodo Baggins: What are we holding on to, Sam?
    Samwise Gamgee: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo ... and it's worth fighting for.


  • Gandalf: The battle for Helm's Deep is over...the battle for Middle-Earth is about to begin.


  • Treebeard: War? Yes, it affects us all.


  • Saruman: A new power is rising. It's 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.


  • Gimli: (Decapitating an urukai) Legolas! two already!
    Gimli: [decapitating an urukai] Legolas! Two already!
    Legolas: I'm on 17!
    Gimli: What! Ain't no pointy eared elf outscoring me!! raaaahrr
    Gimli: What! Ain't no pointy eared elf outscoring me!


  • Samwise Gamgee: PO-TA-TOES!!!
    Samwise Gamgee: PO-TA-TOES!


  • Gollum: What's it doing?! (Sam cooks rabbit) Stupid fat hobbit! You ruineds it!
    Gollum: What's it doing?! [Sam cooks rabbit] Stupid fat hobbit! You ruineds it!


  • Gollum: Masters my friend.
    Gollum: You don't have any friends, nobody likes you!
    Gollum: I'm not listening, I'm not listening!
    Gollum: Your a liar, and a thief!
    Gollum: No.
    Gollum: A murderer.
    Gollum: Go away.
    Gollum: Go away!? (Laughs)
    Gollum: Go away!? [laughs]
    Gollum: I hate you.


  • Éomer: What business does an elf, a man and a dwarf have in the Riddlemark?Speak quickly!!
    Éomer: What business does an elf, a man and a dwarf have in the Riddlemark? Speak quickly!
    Gimli: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine
    Gimli: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine.
    Éomer: I would cut off your head, master dwarf, if it only stood a little higher from the ground
    Éomer: I would cut off your head, master dwarf, if it only stood a little higher from the ground.
    Legolas: [notches an arrow and points it at Eomer] You would die before your sword fell
    Legolas: [notches an arrow and points it at Eomer] You would die before your sword fell.
    Gimli: **Steps away slowly**
    Gimli: [steps away slowly]


  • Legolas: They're taking the Hobbits to Isengard!
    Aragorn: Saruman!


  • Éomer: What business does an elf, a man and a dwarf have in the Riddermark? Speak quickly!
    Gimli: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine .
    Gimli: Give me your name horse-master, and I shall give you mine.
    Éomer: I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground....
    Éomer: I would cut off your head, dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground...
    Legolas: (notches an arrow and points at Eomer) You would die before your stroke fell!!!
    Legolas: [notches an arrow and points at Eomer] You would die before your stroke fell!


  • Frodo Baggins: I can't do this, Sam.
    Samwise Gamgee: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. 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. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. 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.
    Frodo Baggins: What are we holding onto, Sam?
    Samwise Gamgee: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.


  • Gimli: What's going on out there?
    Legolas: Shall I describe it to you? Or will you like me to find you a box?


  • Gimli: What's happening out there?
    Legolas: Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box?


  • Gimli: What's happening out there? Legolas: Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box? Gimil laughs.
    Gimli: What's happening out there?
    Legolas: Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box?


  • Frodo Baggins: This is sting. You've met her before, haven't you, Gollum? Release him or I'll slit your throat.


  • Legolas: Final count: fourty-two.
    Gimli: Fourty-two?! That's not bad for a pointy-eared Elvish princeling. I myself am sitting pretty on fourty-three.
    Legolas: [Legolas frowns. He draws his bow and shoots Gimli's Uruk.] Fourty-three.
    Legolas: [legolas frowns. He draws his bow and shoots Gimli's Uruk.] Fourty-three.
    Gimli: He was already dead.
    Legolas: He was twitching.
    Gimli: He was twitching because he's got my axe embedded in his nervous system!


  • Théoden: So much death. What can men do against such reckless hate?


  • Treebeard: Hold on, little Shirelings. I always like going south. Somehow it feels like going down hill.


  • Pippin: Yes. Exactly. If we go south we can slip past Saruman unnoticed. The closer we are to danger, the farther we are from harm. It's the last thing he'll expect.


  • Treebeard: War, yes. It affects us all. But you must understand, young hobbit. It takes a long time to say anything in old Entish, and we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.


  • Pippin: They must have decided something by now.
    Treebeard: Decided? No, we've only just finished saying good morning.


  • Haldir: I bring word from Elrond of Rivendell. An alliance once existed between elves and men. Long ago we fought and died together. We've come to honor that allegiance.
    Haldir: I bring word from Elrond of Rivendell. An alliance once existed between elves and men. Long ago we fought and died together. We've come to honor that allegiance.
    Aragorn: Mae govannen, Haldir! (Welcome Haldir)
    Aragorn: Mae govannen, Haldir! [welcome Haldir]
    Aragorn: [Embraces Haldir] You are most welcome.
    Aragorn: [embraces Haldir] You are most welcome.


  • Saruman: 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!


  • Gandalf: All our hopes now lie with two little hobbits, somewhere in the wilderness.


  • Gollum: We be nice to them, if they be nice to us.


  • Gandalf: The fate of the world will now be decided.


  • Gollum: [to Sam] Stupid, fat hobbit.


  • Pippin: It's talking, Merry. The tree is talking.


  • Gimli: Aragorn, toss me.
    Gimli: Toss me.
    Aragorn: What?
    Gimli: Toss me.
    Aragorn: Huh?
    Gimli: I CAN'T JUMP THE DISTANCE, YOU HAVE TO TOSS ME!
    Gimli: I cannot jump the distance, you'll have to toss me. [pauses, looks up at Aragorn]
    Aragorn: Very well.
    Gimli: Don't tell the elf.
    Gimli: Oh, and uh, Don't tell the elf.
    Aragorn: Not a word.
    Aragorn: You have my word.


  • Frodo Baggins: What are we holding onto, Sam?
    Samwise Gamgee: That there's some good in this world, Mr Frodo......and it's worth fighting for.
    Samwise Gamgee: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo. And it's worth fighting for.


  • Grima Wormtongue: You see much Eomer son of Eomund. Too much. You are forthwith banished from from the kingdom of Rohan. Under pain of death.
    Grima Wormtongue: You see much, Eomer son of Eomund. Too much. [Eomer is beaten by the guards]
    Grima Wormtongue: You are banished forthwith from the Kingdom of Rohan... under pain of death.


  • Treebeard: The ents are going to war! It is likely we go to our doom. The last march of the ents.


  • Gimli: Salty Pork!?
    Gimli: Salted Pork!?
    Gimli: Salted Pork?


  • Elrond: "...He will come to death; an image of the splendor of the kings of Men, in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world. But you, my daughter... you will linger on, in darkness, and in doubt, as nightfall in winter that comes without a star. Here you will dwell, bound to your grief under the fading trees, until all the world is changed and the long years of your life are utterly spent."
    Elrond: He will come to death, an image of the splendor of the kings of Men, in glory undimmed before the breaking of the world. But you, my daughter, you will linger on, in darkness, and in doubt, as nightfall in winter that comes without a star. Here you will dwell, bound to your grief under the fading trees, until all the world is changed and the long years of your life are utterly spent.


  • Saruman: "You have no power here - Gandalf the Grey..."
    Saruman: You have no power here, Gandalf the Grey.
    Gandalf: "I will draw you Saruman as poison is drawn from a wound".
    Gandalf: I will draw you Saruman as poison is drawn from a wound.


  • Samwise Gamgee: "PO-TA-TOES!!"
    Samwise Gamgee: Po-ta-toes!


  • Gimli: "Whats happening out there?".
    Gimli: What's happening out there?
    Legolas: "Shall I describe it to you, or would you like me to find you a box?"
    Legolas: Shall I describe it to you? Or would you like me to find you a box?


  • Gimli: "Could have picked a better spot".
    Gimli: Could have picked a better spot!


  • Gimli: "Don't tell the elf"
    Gimli: Don't tell the elf.
    Aragorn: "Not. A. word"
    Aragorn: Not. A. Word.


  • Gimli: "We dwarves are natural sprinters! Very dangerous over short distances"
    Gimli: We dwarves are natural sprinters! Very dangerous over short distances.
    Legolas: "I feel something, a slight tingle in my fingers, I think its affecting me!"
    Legolas: I feel something, a slight tingle in my fingers, I think its affecting me!
    Legolas: "Game Over"
    Legolas: Game Over.
    Gimli: "Its the dwarfs that go swimming, with little hairy women"
    Gimli: It's the dwarfs that go swimming, with little hairy women.
    �?omer: "But do not trust to hope, it is forsaken in these lands"
    �?omer: But do not trust to hope, it is forsaken in these lands.
    �?omer: "TO THE KING!!"
    �?omer: To the King!
    Théoden: "Let this me th hour, when we draw swords together"
    Théoden: Let this me the hour, when we draw swords together.


  • �?owyn: I fear neither death or pain
    �?owyn: I fear neither death or pain.


  • Gandalf: it's the deep breath before the plung


  • Gollum: My Precious.


  • Legolas: A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night.


  • Gandalf: The battle of Helm's Deep is over; the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin.


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