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The Best Gandalf Quotes From 'Lord of the Rings'

Updated June 20, 2019 161 votes 28 voters24 items

If you're a fan of The Lord of the Rings, we want you to vote on the best Gandalf quotes. He is the wise old wizard played by the great Ian McKellen, who lends an air of both wisdom and levity to the character. As the mentor to Frodo Baggins, Gandalf the Grey and later Gandalf the White, he offer both insipirational lines as well as some memorable dialogue. He is an integral part of the Fellowship of the Ring and it's easy to see that the party would not be successful without him. But which one of these quotes is the best? You get to help decide with your votes.

The beauty of this list is that you don't have to choose just one. You can vote up all your favorite Gandalf quotes to help it reach the top of the list. Then be sure to check back to see which quote makes  it ot the number one spot.

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    See Such Times

    Frodo: I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened.

    Gandalf The Grey: 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.

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    Shall Not Pass

    Gandalf The Grey: 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!

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    Never Late

    Gandalf The Grey: A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early; he arrives precisely when he means to!

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    Reason For Maddness

    Saruman: We must join with Him, Gandalf. We must join with Sauron. It would be wise, my friend.

    Gandalf The Grey: Tell me, "friend," when did Saruman the Wise abandon reason for madness?



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