Ringer Spy Morgoth1970 sends along some great quotes from LOTR: FOTR from the LOTR Movie Calendar that you can pick up at your local bookstore, check it out:

The motion picture trilogy Lord of the Rings is an epic saga of good versus evil and the most eagerly anticipated movie event of the new millennium. Director Peter Jackson’s interpretation brings to life J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale. Full-color stills from The Fellowship of the Ring are featured, along with quotes and trivia.

In Eregion, long ago, one of the Wise gave unto the Elves the secret knowledge to forge great Rings of Power.

Three were made for the Elven Kings; Seven for the Dwarf Lords; Nine for Mortal Men.

But they were deceived . . . in the land of Mordor, he forged in secret, the One . . . the One Ring to rule them all.

For power can be held in the smallest of things . . . and used for the greatest of evils.

Thus a Third Age of Middle Earth began. History became legend . . .legend became myth. And some things that should have been forgotten . . . were lost.

Far away, in a quiet corner of Middle Earth, there lived a race of people. And though few in the outside world knew of them, the time would come when Hobbits would shape the fortunes of all.


A Wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins, nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to. – Gandalf

Life in the wide world goes on much as it has this past Age. Full of its own comings and goings, scarce noticing the existence of Hobbits. – Gandalf

Ah, the long expected party! I see your Uncle Bilbo’s still turning Hobbiton on its head. – Gandalf

You can say what you like about mad Baggins, but no one keeps a better table. – Hamfast
(I presume then, that the Gaffer is the same hobbit seen in the current Hobbiton video on the main site.)

I feel thin-sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread. . . .I need a holiday-a very long holiday. – Bilbo

The thing about resolutions, I find is . . .there’s always tomorrow. – Bilbo

Gandalf, my old friend . . .this will be a night to remember! – Bilbo

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

There are many magic Rings in this world, Bilbo Baggins, and none of them should be used lightly. – Gandalf

Bilbo Baggins, do not take me for some conjuror of cheap tricks! – Gandalf

I’ve thought of an ending for my book. . . .“And he lived happily ever after to the end of his days.” – Bilbo

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone
And I must follow, if I can. – (Song sung by Bilbo)

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” – Inscription from the One Ring