The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is one of the most iconic fantasy films of all time. This movie started a big resurgence of a fantasy genre and made it really mainstream. While it’s been over two decades since this movie came out, it’s clear that it had a huge impact on pop culture. The stories of Middle-Earth are still continuing on, but this first movie from the LOTR franchise will still always be loved by many fans.
Here are the ten best quotes from The Fellowship of the Ring.
10 “NOT ALL THOSE WHO WANDER ARE LOST.”
This is a classic quote from the series that is often cited. While it’s more of a book Fellowship of the Ring quote than a movie one, it had to be included because of how important it is to the series it is.
This quote is one of Tolkien’s many more lyrical poems and songs that often appeared in the books, but it’s been taken as an inspiring quote by many fans over the years. It’s definitely one that can apply to many people in many different ways.
9 “WHAT ABOUT SECOND BREAKFAST?”
While some of the best quotes from Fellowship of the Ring are rather serious and deep, some of them are quite funny. When the Hobbits are being taken to Rivendell with the guidance of Strider, they stop to make a second breakfast along the way.
Aragorn is very confusing considering that they’ve all already eaten breakfast, and Merry and Pippin are appalled that Aragorn doesn't know what second breakfast is. This is definitely a popular line amongst fans.
8 “I WILL TAKE THE RING THOUGH I DO NOT KNOW THE WAY.”
One of the things that makes The Lord of the Rings inspiring yo so many people is the narrative of Frodo Baggins taking the ring. He is someone that isn’t particularly wise or strong, and he takes up the burden of the king willingly.
When he says this iconic line, it’s a rather powerful one as he’s willing to put his life in danger to try to do the right thing. He’s willing to take the ring to Mordor because he knows that he’s the one who has the best chance to see this quest through.
7 “DON’T YOU LEAVE HIM, SAMWISE GAMGEE, AND I DON’T MEAN TO.”
The relationship between Frodo and Sam is one of the core emotional aspects of these films. These two are good friends who love and support each other, and Sam’s loyalty to Frodo is extremely endearing.
There’s no doubt that, without Sam’s help, Frodo wouldn’t ever make it to Mordor. This line shows how important Frodo is to him and how committed he is to staying by Frodo’s side through the entire quest.
6 “I DON’T KNOW HALF OF YOU HALF AS WELL AS I SHOULD LIKE, AND I LIKE LESS THAN HALF OF YOU HALF AS WELL AS YOU DESERVE.”
Bilbo Baggins is a beloved character for generations of Tolkien fans because he was the first Hobbit character, and first character overall, that they were ever introduced to the world of Middle-Earth. He’s definitely very eccentric for a Hobbit, and he has rather mixed feelings about his fellow Shire residents.
When he says farewell at his birthday party, he gives this line as part of his memorable speech. The wordplay in this quote makes it rather confusing about what he means for the Hobbits listening.
5 “IF BY MY LIFE OR DEATH I CAN PROTECT YOU, I WILL.”
This is an inspiring quote from Aragorn that exemplifies his role in the series. When Frodo offers to take the ring during the Council of Elrod, Aragorn is there to offer his support.
He’s clearly meant to provide help and support, and he’s finally stepping up to the plate to fulfill his own destiny. This line also illustrates his bravery and how much he cares about doing the right thing and protecting people.
4 “MAY IT BE A LIGHT TO YOU IN DARK PLACES, WHEN ALL OTHER LIGHTS GO OUT.”
While many of the quotes on this list are from the main characters from the series, this quote is from Galadriel. While she might not be a character that gets a lot of screen time, she’s an important character that many fans love. Galadriel provides wisdom and help to the Fellowship.
He gives the light of Earendil to Frodo, and this gift, later on, becomes very helpful to him during the quest to destroy the ring.
3 “HOBBITS REALLY ARE AMAZING CREATURES.”
This is a quote that’s said by Gandalf after Frodo agrees to take Bilbo's ring and leave the Shire, and it’s clear that he admires hobbits a lot. Gandalf often provides insight into the importance of Hobbits, and he sees how they are important to helping the world.
This is a great quote because it highlights the fact that Hobbits are the core of the books and films. And, many fans can definitely agree that Hobbits are pretty amazing.
2 “YOU SHALL HAVE MY BOW. AND MY AXE.”
While characters like Gandalf, Aragorn, and Sam might be the most important to supporting Frodo, there are others in the Fellowship who play an important role. When Legolas and Gimli offer to join the Fellowship and help protect Frodo and the ring, they are representing their people and races in Middle-Earth.
This is an important moment because it gets to the fact that all of the free peoples of Middle-Earth are coming together to defeat the evil.
1 1.“ALL WE HAVE TO DECIDE IS WHAT TO DO WITH THE TIME GIVEN US.”
Gandalf has some of the most memorable and inspiring quotes from the entire series which isn’t that surprising as he’s a wise, old wizard. One of his most iconic quotes from The Fellowship of the Ring is said to Frodo during their conversation in Moria.
When Frodo laments that he wishes he didn’t have to carry the ring, this is Gandalf’s response. This line is also one that can inspire many people in their own struggles in life.