The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers (2002) quotes

Director
Peter Jackson.

Cast
Elijah Wood.
Cate Blanchett.
Viggo Mortensen.
Ian McKellen.

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron’s new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Where is the horse and the rider? Where is the horn that was blowing? They have passed like rain on the mountain, like wind in the meadow. The days have gone down in the West behind the hills into shadow. How did it come to this?
– Theoden

Bring your pretty face to my axe.
– Gimli

Oh! Cruel Hobbit! It does not care if we be hungry. It does not care if we should die! Not like Master. Master cares. Master knows. Yes, Precious…
– Gollum
Once it takes hold of us it never lets go.
– Gollum

That is one of the Mearas, unless my eyes are cheated by some spell.
– Legolas
Shadowfax. He is the lord of all horses and has been my friend through many dangers.
– Gandalf

You just said something… treeish!
– Merry

Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth and now I have no time.
– Gandalf

I think we might have made a mistake leaving the Shire, Pippin.
– Merry

Keep breathing. That’s the key. Breathe.
– Gimli

I will not risk open war.
– Theoden
Open war is upon you whether you would risk it or not.
– Aragorn

There is no promise you can make that I can trust.
– Frodo

In one thing you haven’t changed, my friend – you still speak in riddles.
– Aragorn

That was deliberate, it was deliberate.
– Gimli

I believe you will enjoy this next one, too. It is one of my own compositions. Ahem. ‘Beneath the roof of sleeping… leaves and dreams of trees untold, When woodland halls are… green… and cool, and the wind is in the west, Come back to me… Come… back… to me, And say my land is… best.’
– Treebeard

The battle of Helm’s Deep is over; the battle for Middle-earth is about to begin.
– Gandalf

They’re taking the Hobbits to Isengard.
– Legolas

But that one counts as mine!
– Gimli

Be silent. Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth. I did not pass through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm.
– Gandalf

This new Gandalf is more grumpy than the old one.
– Gimli

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

What’s happening out there?
– Gimli
Shall I describe it to you?
– Legolas
Hmm?
– Gimli
Or would you like me to find you a box?
– Legolas

You will lead us to the Black Gate.
– Frodo

Look to my coming on the first light of the fifth day, at dawn look to the east.
– Gandalf

Looks like meat’s back on the menu, boys.
– Ugluk

Maybe he does deserve to die, but now that I see him I do pity him.
– Frodo

You could have picked a better spot.
– Gimli

Let this be the hour when we draw swords together. Fell deeds awake. Now for wrath, now for ruin, and the red dawn. Forth, Eorlingas!
– Theoden

I bring word from Lord Elrond of Rivendell. An Alliance once existed between Elves and Men. Long ago we fought and died together. We come to honor that allegiance.
– Haldir
Mae govannen, Haldir. You are most welcome.
– Aragorn
We are proud to fight alongside Men once more.
– Haldir

You’ll find more cheer in a graveyard.
– Gimli

What is it? What do you smell?
– Ugluk
Man flesh. They’ve picked up our trail.
– Mauhur

Their pace has quickened. They must have caught our scent. Hurry!
– Aragorn
Come on, Gimli!
– Legolas
Three days and nights pursuit. No food, no rest. No sign of our quarry, but what bare rock can tell!
– Gimli

They’re here, they’ve come.
– Frodo

From the lowest dungeon to the highest peak I fought with the Balrog of Morgoth… Until at last I threw down my enemy and smote his ruin upon the mountain side… Darkness took me, and I strayed out of thought and time… The stars wheeled overhead, and every day was as long as a life age of the earth… But it was not the end. I felt life in me again. I’ve been sent back until my task is done.
– Gandalf

What business does an Elf, Man, and a Dwarf have in the Riddermark? Speak quickly.
– Eomer
Give me your name, horse-master, and I shall give you mine.
– Gimli
I would cut off your head, Dwarf, if it stood but a little higher from the ground.
– Eomer
You would die before your stroke fell.
– Legolas

Stupid, fat hobbit.
– Gollum

You want to know what happened to Boromir? Do you want to know why your brother died? He tried to take the Ring from Frodo, after swearing an oath to protect him! He tried to kill him! The Ring drove your brother mad.
– Sam

Why should I welcome you, Gandalf Stormcrow?
– Theoden
A just question, my liege. Late is the hour in which this conjurer chooses to appear. “Lathspell” I name him. Ill news is an ill guest.
– Wormtongue

So much death. What can men do against such reckless hate?
– Theoden
Ride out with me. Ride out and meet them.
– Aragorn
For death and glory.
– Theoden
For Rohan. For your people.
– Aragorn
The Horn of Helm Hammerhand will sound in the deep, one last time!
– Theoden

Gimli, lower your axe.
– Aragorn
They have feelings, my friend. The elves began it, waking up the trees, teaching them to speak.
– Legolas
Talking trees. What do trees have to talk about, hmm… except the consistency of squirrel droppings?
– Gimli

I can’t do this, Sam.
– Frodo
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.
– Sam
What are we holding onto, Sam?
– Frodo
That there’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo… and it’s worth fighting for.
– Sam