The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Poster

Elijah Wood: Frodo



  • 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 : [of Gollum]  It's a pity Bilbo didn't kill him when he had the chance.

    Gandalf : Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo's hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.

  • Frodo : You're late.

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

  • Frodo : Go back, Sam. I'm going to Mordor alone.

    Sam : Of course you are. And I'm coming with you.

  • 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."

  • Galadriel : I know what it is you saw, for it is also in my mind.


    Galadriel : It is what will come to pass, If you should fail. The Fellowship is breaking, it has already begun. He will try to take the Ring, you know of whom I speak. One by one, it will destroy them.

    Frodo : [telepathically]  If you ask it of me, I will give you the One Ring.

    Galadriel : You offer it to me freely? I do not deny that my heart has greatly desired this.

    [starts to grow dark] 

    Galadriel : In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Queen! Not dark but beautiful and terrible as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair!

    [she stops] 

    Galadriel : I have passed the test. I will diminish, and go into the West, and remain Galadriel.

    Frodo : I cannot do this alone.

    Galadriel : You are a Ring-bearer, Frodo. To bear a Ring of Power is to be alone.

    [pulls out her hand] 

    Galadriel : This is Nenya, the Ring of Adamant. And I am it's keeper. This task was appointed to you, and if you do not find a way, no one will.

    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.

  • [Frodo hears the ring whispering ominously while the Council argues] 

    Frodo : I will take it!

    [they don't hear him; he raises his voice] 

    Frodo : I will take it!

    [they fall silent, looking at him] 

    Frodo : I will take the Ring to Mordor!


    Frodo : Though... I do not know the way.

  • Aragorn : Are you frightened?

    Frodo : Yes.

    Aragorn : Not nearly frightened enough. I know what hunts you.

  • Aragorn : I swore to protect you.

    Frodo : Can you protect me from yourself?

    [holding out the Ring] 

    Frodo : Would you destroy it?

    The Ring : [whispering]  Aragorn... Elessar...

    Aragorn : [closing Frodo's hand around the Ring]  I would have gone with you to the end, into the very fires of Mordor.

  • [last lines] 

    Frodo : Mordor... I hope the others find a safer road.

    Sam : Strider'll look after them.

    Frodo : I don't suppose we'll ever see them again.

    Sam : We may yet, Mr. Frodo. We may.

    Frodo : Sam... I'm glad you're with me.

  • Frodo : Before you came along, we Bagginses were very well thought of.

    Gandalf : Indeed?

    Frodo : Never had any adventures or did anything unexpected.

    Gandalf : If you're referring to the incident with the Dragon, I was barely involved. All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door.

    Frodo : Whatever you did, you've been officially labeled a disturber of the peace.

  • [holding the Ring out to Frodo after dropping it in the fire] 

    Gandalf : Hold out your hand, Frodo. It's quite cool.

    [Drops the Ring into Frodo's palm] 

    Gandalf : What do you see? Can you see anything?

    Frodo : Nothing. There's nothing.

    [Gandalf sighs in relief] 

    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.

    Frodo : Mordor?

    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."

  • Frodo : What do you want?

    Aragorn : A little more caution from you; that is no trinket you carry.

    Frodo : I carry nothing.

    Aragorn : Indeed. I can avoid being seen if I wish, but to disappear entirely, that is a rare gift.

  • Gandalf : There is one other who knew Bilbo had the Ring. I looked everywhere for the creature Gollum, but the enemy found him first. I don't know how long they tortured him, but through the endless screams and inane babble, they discerned two words:

    Gollum : SHIRE! BAGGINS!

    Frodo : Shire? Baggins? But that would lead them here!

    [Cuts to a Ringwraith cutting off a Hobbit's head] 

    Frodo : [holding out the Ring]  Take it Gandalf!

    [Gandalf backs away] 

    Frodo : Take it!

    Gandalf : No, Frodo.

    Frodo : You must take it!

    Gandalf : You cannot offer me this ring!

    Frodo : I'm giving it to you!

    Gandalf : Don't... tempt me Frodo! I dare not take it. Not even to keep it safe. 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.

  • Frodo : I know what I must do. It's just... I'm afraid to do it.

  • Frodo : [listening to the shrieks of the Black Riders]  What are they?

    Aragorn : They were once Men. Great kings of Men. Then Sauron the Deceiver gave to them nine rings of power. Blinded by their greed, they took them without question, one by one falling into darkness. Now they are slaves to his will. They are the Nazgul, Ringwraiths, neither living nor dead. At all times they feel the presence of the Ring, drawn to the power of the One. They will never stop hunting you.

  • Gandalf : For sixty years, the Ring lay quiet in Bilbo's keeping, prolonging his life, delaying old age. But no longer, Frodo. Evil is stirring in Mordor. The Ring has awoken. It's heard its Master's call.

    Frodo : But he was destroyed. Sauron was destroyed.

    Gandalf : No, Frodo. 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-Dur is rebuilt in the land of Mordor. Sauron needs only this Ring to cover all the lands with a second darkness. He is seeking it, seeking it, all his thought is bent on it. The Ring yearns to go home, to return to the hand of its Master. They are one, the Ring and the Dark Lord. Frodo, he must never find it.

  • Bilbo : [enigmatically]  You're a good lad, Frodo. I'm very selfish, you know. Yes, I am. Very selfish. I don't know why I took you in after your mother and father died but it wasn't out of charity. I think it was because... of all my numerous relations, you were the one Baggins that showed real spirit.

    Frodo : Bilbo, have you been at the Gaffer's home brew?

    Bilbo : No.


    Bilbo : Well, yes, but that's not the point...

  • [the Fellowship exits Rivendell, with Frodo in front] 

    Frodo : Mordor, Gandalf, is it left or right?

    Gandalf : Left.

  • [Frodo awakens to hear Aragorn singing in the dark] 

    Frodo : Who is she? This woman you sing of?

    Aragorn : 'Tis the Lay of Lúthien. The Elf-maiden who gave her love to Beren, a mortal.

    Frodo : What happened to her?

    Aragorn : She died.

    [He sighs, turns back to Frodo] 

    Aragorn : Get some sleep, Frodo.

  • Gandalf : They are one; the ring and the Dark Lord. Frodo, he must never find it.

    Frodo : [gets up to hide the ring]  All right. We'll put it away. We'll keep it hidden, we'll never speak of it again. No one knows it's here, do they?

    [Gandalf doesn't answer] 

    Frodo : Do they, Gandalf?

  • [about the passing Wood-elves] 

    Frodo : They're going to the harbor beyond the White Towers. To the Grey Havens.

    Sam : They're leaving Middle-earth.

    Frodo : Never to return.

    Sam : I don't know why - it makes me sad.

  • Frodo : We must leave the Shire. Sam and I must get to Bree.

    Merry : Right... Buckleberry Ferry! Follow me!

  • Frodo : I miss the Shire. I spent all my life pretending I was off somewhere else. Off with you, on one of your adventures. But my own adventure turned out to be quite different. I'm not like you, Bilbo.

  • [Frodo wanders in the woods. Boromir comes up behind him, gathering wood] 

    Boromir : None of us should wander alone, you least of all. Frodo? I know you suffer, I see it day by day. Are you sure you do not suffer needlessly? There are other ways, Frodo, other paths we might take.

    Frodo : I know what you would say, and it would seem like wisdom, but for the warning in my heart.

    Boromir : Warning? Against what? We are all afraid, Frodo. But to let that fear drive us to destroy what hope we have... don't you see? That is madness!

    Frodo : There is no other way.

    Boromir : I ask only for the strength to defend my people!

    [approaches Frodo] 

    Boromir : If you would but lend me the Ring...

    Frodo : [backs away]  No!

    Boromir : Why do you recoil? I am no thief.

    Frodo : You are not yourself.

    Boromir : What chance do you think you have? They will find you. They will take the Ring. And you will beg for death before the end!

  • Frodo : [to Boromir]  I know what you would say, and it would seem like wisdom, but for the warning in my heart.

  • Frodo : What news of the outside world? Tell me everything.

    Gandalf : Everything? You are far too eager and curious for a Hobbit. Most unnatural.

  • Rose 'Rosie' Cotton : Good night, lads.

    Sam , Frodo : Good night.

    Ted Sandyman : [kneels before Rosie]  Good night, sweet maiden of the golden ale.

    Sam : Oi, mind who you're sweet talking!

    Frodo : Don't worry Sam, Rosie knows an idiot when she sees one.

    Sam : ...does she?

  • Frodo : Gandalf, I'm glad you're back.

    Gandalf : So am I, dear boy. So am I.

  • Frodo : We're friends of Gandalf the Grey, can you tell him we've arrived?

    Barliman Butterbur : Gandalf? Gandalf... Oh, yes, I remember! Elderly chap, big gray beard, pointy hat. Not seen him for six months.

  • [Hobbits and Aragorn leave Bree] 

    Frodo : Where are you taking us?

    Aragorn : Into the wild.

  • [the Fellowship is deciding whether to go through Moria, or continue over the mountain] 

    Gandalf : Let the Ring-bearer decide.

    Frodo : We will go through the mines.

    Gandalf : So be it.

  • Frodo : I think we should get off the road

    [feels the Wraith's presence] 

    Frodo : Get off the road! Quick!

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