33 Gandalf Quotes From The Hobbit And The Lord Of The Rings

Gandalf is the most famous fictional character and one of the protagonists in the novels The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings written by J. R. R. Tolkien. Gandalf quotes have recently gained a huge popularity across the web. He is a wizard as well as the leader of the Fellowship of the Ring and the army of the West. In the novel, he is initially known as Gandalf the Grey, but returns from death as Gandalf the White. Tolkien derived the name Gandalf from Norse mythology. In Norse, the name means wand-elf or staff-elf. Gandalf, as portrayed by McKellen, became the 30th greatest film character of all time. The character has also been adapted into BBC Radio dramatizations and animated films (1978). Gandalf is also the name of a Norse sea-king in Ibsen’s second play The Burial Mound and as a character in William Morris’ 1896 fantasy novel The Well at the World’s End. Here are the best Gandalf quotes from The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings.

1. 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…  -Gandalf

2. A wizard is never late, Frodo Baggins. Nor is he early. He arrives precisely when he means to.  -Gandalf

3. Bilbo Baggins! Do not take me for some conjurer of cheap tricks! I am not trying to rob you! I’m trying to help you. All your long years we’ve been friends. Trust me as you once did. Let it go. -Gandalf

4. Riddles in the Dark. My precious.  -Gandalf

5. Bilbo’s Ring. He’s gone to stay with the Elves. He’s left you Bag End. Along with all his possessions. The ring is yours now. Keep it secret. Keep it safe.  -Gandalf

6. In the Common tongue it says, One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.  -Gandalf

7. The Ring has awoken. It’s heard its master’s call.  -Gandalf

8 .The spirit of Sauron endured. His life force is bound to the Ring, and the Ring survived. Sauron has returned. His Orcs have multiplied. His fortress of Barad-dûr is rebuilt in the land of Mordor. Sauron needs only this Ring to cover all the lands in a second darkness. He is seeking it… seeking it and all his thought is bent on it. For the Ring yearns above all else, to return to the hand of its master. They are one; the Ring and the Dark Lord. Frodo… he must never find it.  -Gandalf

9. Understand, Frodo, I would use this Ring from a desire to do good… but through me, it would wield a power too great and terrible to imagine.  -Gandalf

10. My dear Frodo. Hobbits really are amazing creatures. You can learn all that there is to know about them in a month, and yet after a hundred years, they can still surprise you.  -Gandalf

11. Always remember, Frodo, the Ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found.  -Gandalf

12. Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatulûk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul! (One Ring to rule them all, one Ring to find them, one Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them!)  -Gandalf

13. There are older, and fouler things than Orcs in the deep places of the world.  -Gandalf

14. They have taken the Bridge, and the Second Hall. We have barred the gates, but cannot hold them for long. The ground shakes. Drums, drums in the deep. We cannot get out. Shadow moves in the dark. We cannot get out. They are coming.  -Gandalf

15. Fool of a Took! Throw yourself in next time and rid us of your stupidity!  -Gandalf

16. Lead them on, Aragorn. The Bridge is near. Do as I say! Swords are no more use here.  -Gandalf

17. I am a servant of the secret fire, wielder of the Flame of Anor! The Dark fire will not avail you, Flame of Udûn! Go back to the Shadow! YOU… SHALL NOT… PASS!!!  -Gandalf

18. There is only one lord of the rings. And he does not share power!  -Gandalf

19. Fly, you fools!  -Gandalf

20. All that is gold does not glitter,Not all those who wander are lost.  -Gandalf quotes

21. I am in fact, a hobbit in all but size  -Gandalf

22. His grief he will not forget; but it will not darken his heart, it will teach him wisdom.  -Gandalf

23 .His rage passes description – the sort of rage that is only seen when rich folk that have more than they can enjoy suddenly lose something that they have long had but have never before used or wanted.  -Gandalf

24. He that breaks a thing to find out what it is has left the path of wisdom.  -Gandalf

25. I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.  -Gandalf

26. Home is now behind you, the world is ahead!  -Gandalf

27. The world is not in your books and maps, it’s out there -Gandalf

28. It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations if you live near him  -Gandalf quotes

29. Now is the time for Bilbo to perform the service for which he was included in our company ; now is the time for him to earn his reward  -Gandalf

30. You will have to manage without pocket-handkerchiefs, and a good many other things, before you get to the journey’s end -Gandalf

31. It’s a dangerous business, walking out one’s front door -Gandalf

32. There is more in you of good than you know, child of the kindly West. Some courage and some wisdom, blended in measure. If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world  -Gandalf

33. You’ll have a tale or two to tell when you come back -Gandalf

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