'The Lord of the Rings' film franchise, based on the novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, are among the most successful in film history. All total, 'The Fellowship of the Ring,' 'The Two Towers' and 'The Return of the King' took eight years to complete, with an estimated cost of $285 million. The films definitely made that money back, particularly 2003's 'Return of the King,' which grossed a whopping $1.1 billion worldwide. That's billion. With a "b." 'The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring' establishes the story of Frodo and company, offering numerous movie quotes, including these. Enjoy!
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Gandalf: "You cannot pass! I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, Flame of Udun! Go back to the shadow. You shall not pass!"
While escaping the Mines of Moria, the Fellowship is confronted by
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Frodo: "I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened."
Gandalf: "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you."
This is a bittersweet scene, where Frodo remembers Gandalf's parting words. It marks the end of 'Fellowship of the Ring.'
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Frodo: "Wait... there are markings. It's some form of Elvish, I can't read it."
Gandalf: "There are few who can. The language is the that of Mordor, which I will not utter here."
Gandalf: "In the common tongue it reads 'One Ring to Rule Them All. One Ring to Find Them. One Ring to Bring Them All and In The Darkness Bind Them.'"
'One Ring to Rule Them All' is an iconic statement that is later uttered in the film by Galadriel, who explains to Frodo that it is his destiny to destiny to bear and ultimately destroy the Ring.
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Boromir: "One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand men could you do this. It is folly."
The Fellowship's plan involves traveling (on foot) to Morder, the home of the Dark Lord Sauron and the location of the volcano known as Mount Doom ("Orodruin" in Sindarin). Boromir takes issue with this plan, arguing that any attempt to penetrate the gates of Mordor without an army is suicidal.
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Gandalf: "There is only one Lord of the Ring, only one who can bend it to his will. And he does not share power."
Sometimes you simply cannot escape your destiny, no matter how great the cost.
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Frodo: "I will take it. I will take the Ring to Mordor..."
[Everyone falls silent]
Frodo: "...though I do not know the way."
And thus begins Frodo's long journey as the Ring-bearer. The Fellowship of the Ring is established.
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Boromir: "It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing... such a little thing."
Boromir, like others, is questioning how such a "little thing" as the Ring can cause so much turmoil and effect men so greatly.
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Gandalf: "Always remember, Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found."
With this statement, Gandalf the Grey explains that the Ring has a strange and disconcerting effect on those around it - including its wearer - causing them to make bad decisions. The Ring is certainly clever, but fortunately not clever enough.