Whether you care for the genre of fantasy or not, the Lord of the Rings movies are just incredible. . .as are many of the lines. I’ve read the books as well–some of the words are straight from Tolkien–others from Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens in the spirit of Tolkien.
Sam: This is it.
Frodo: This is what?
Sam: If I take one more step, it’ll be the farthest away from home I’ve ever been.
Frodo: Come on, Sam. Remember what Bilbo used to say: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
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 we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.
Frodo: I know what I must do, it’s just that… I’m afraid to do it.
Galadriel: Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.
Gandalf: [to Pippin] Now, listen carefully. Lord Denethor is Boromir’s father. To give him news of his beloved son’s death would be most unwise. And do not mention Frodo, or the Ring. And say nothing of Aragorn either. In fact, it’s better if you don’t speak at all, Peregrin Took.
And as I looked for wonderful quotes from Aragorn, the (hot) Ranger from the North for the unenlightened, I realized that he is a man of few words unless accompanied by action. His best lines are delivered with some oomph behind them. My FAVORITE shot of him is when he opens the doors at Helms Deep–but this will have to do. It shows his heart–and Viggo Mortensen did a fine job of acting it out.
And one of my OTHER favorite scenes. . .