50 Gollum Quotes to Show You the Power of the Ring

If you want to get a better understanding of power, then make sure you read through this list of the best Gollum quotes.

Gollum is one of the main antagonists of J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. He serves as Frodo’s evil guide, in contrast to Gandalf, the good one.

Through his character, we get a concrete image of how one is destroyed when consumed with power.

However, even with Gollum’s dark personality and traits, he is integral in destroying the Ring.

This role is so crucial that no one can contest that The Lord of the Rings wouldn’t be the hit that it is without Gollum’s lines and appearances. 

So, if you miss his character, make sure you don’t miss out on this collection we’ve created for you. Scroll through to the end and find your favorite Gollum quotes!

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Best Gollum Quotes

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1. “Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment, for even the very wise cannot see all ends.”

2. “Where there’s life, there’s hope.”

3. “It’s the job that’s never started as takes the longest to finish.”

4. “It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, and empty holes it fills. It comes first and follows after, ends life, kills laughter.”

5. “It’s the only way. Go in or go back.”

6. “They cursed us. Murderer, they called us. They cursed us and drove us away. And we wept, precious. We wept to be so alone.”

7. “Hobbits always so polite, yes! O nice Hobbits! Sméagol brings them up secret ways that nobody else could find. Tired he is, thirsty he is, yes thirsty, and he guides them, and he searches for paths, and they saw sneak, sneak. Very nice friends, o yes, my precious, very nice.”

8. “We swears to serve the master of the precious. We will swear on the, on the precious.”

9. “And if he loses? What then? Well, if he loses precious, then we eats it! If Baggins loses, we eats it whole!”

10. “Oh! Cruel Hobbit! It does not care if we be hungry. It does not care if we should die, not like Master! Master cares. Master knows. Yes, precious. Once it takes hold of us, it never let’s go.”

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11. “It came to me. My own. My love. My own. My precious.”

12. “We wants it, we needs it. Must have the precious. They stole it from us. Sneaky little Hobbitses. Wicked, tricksy, false!”

13. “The thieves. The thieves. The filthy little thieves. Where is it? Where is it? They stole it from us—my precious. Curse them. We hates them! It’s ours, it is, and we wants it!”

14. “Did we say so, precious? Did we say so? What has it got in his pocket?”

15. “We be nice to them if they be nice to us. Take it off us. We swears to do what you wants. We swears.”

16. “Wraiths! Wraiths on wings! They are calling for it. They are calling for the precious.”

17. “Bagginses? What is a Bagginses? Precious.”

18. “So bright, so beautiful, ah, precious.”

19. “Master betrayed us. Wicked, tricksy, false. We ought to wring his filthy little neck. Kill him! Kill him! Kill them both. And then, we take the precious, and we be the master!”

20. “Mustn’t go that way! Mustn’t hurt the precious!”

21. “Curse us and splash us! My precious is lost!”

22. “It isn’t fair, my precious, is it, to ask us what it’s got in its nasty little pocketses?”‘

23. “Give it to us raw and wriggling. You keep nasty chips.”

24. “The precious will be ours, once the Hobbitses are dead!”

25. “Mustn’t ask us, not it’s business. Gollum, Gollum.”

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26. “Wicked Men. Servants of Sauron. They are called to Mordor. The Dark One is gathering all armies to him. It won’t be long now. He will soon be ready.”

27. “Curse the Baggins! It’s gone! What has it got in its pocketses? Oh, we guess, we guess, my precious. He’s found it, yes, he must have.”

28. “The rock and pool is nice and cool, so juicy sweet. Our only wish, to catch a fish so juicy sweet.”

29. “Master should be resting. Master needs to keep up his strength.”

30. “I found it, I did—the way through the marshes. Orcs don’t use it. Orcs don’t know it. They go around for miles and miles. Come quickly. Soft and quick as shadows we must be.”

31. “No! No! No, Master! They catch you! They catch you! Don’t take it to him. He wants the precious. Always, he is looking for it. And the precious is wanting to go back to him. But we mustn’t let him have it.”

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32. “Curse it and crush it! We hates it forever!”

33. “Master must go inside the tunnel.”

34. “Yes, precious, false! They will cheat you, hurt you, lie.”

35. “Never! Sméagol wouldn’t hurt a fly!”

36. “And they doesn’t taste very nice, does they, precious?”

37. “Misery, misery! Hobbits won’t kill us, nice Hobbits.”

38. “Naughty little fly, why does it cry? Caught in her web, soon you’ll be eaten!”

39. “What’s it saying, my precious, my love? Is Sméagol losing his nerve?”

40. “He doesn’t know what we minds, does he, precious?”

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41. “Sméagol promises to precious, promises faithfully. Never come again, never speak, no never!”

42. “Master says to show him the way into Mordor, so good Sméagol does master says so.”

43. “Sméagol has to take what’s given to him. He was given that name by kind Master Samwise, the Hobbit that knows so much.”

44. “Sneaking? Sneaking? Fat Hobbit is always so polite. Sméagol shows them secret ways that nobody else could find, and they say ‘sneak!’ Sneak? Very nice friend. Oh, yes, my precious. Very nice, very nice.”

45. “Master carries heavy burden. Sméagol knows. Heavy, heavy burden. Fat one cannot know. Sméagol look after Master.”

46. “Why does he hates poor Sméagol? What has Sméagol ever done to him? Master?”

47. “Sméagol will get into real true hot water. When this water boils, if he don’t do as he asked.”

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48. “Gollum had no sword. Gollum had not actually threatened to kill him or tried yet.”

49. “Come on, Hobbits. Longways to go yet. Sméagol will show they way. Clever Hobbits to climb so high!”

50. “He wants it. He needs it! Sméagol sees it in his eyes. Very soon, he will ask you for it, you will see, the fat one will take it from you.”

Did These Gollum Quotes Make You Realize How Destructive Power Can Be?

Gollum’s relative, Déagol, initially found the Ring. Gollum was blinded by greed, and he ended up killing his relative to obtain it. Starting from that day, his whole life changed, and he harnessed the power that made him feel invincible.

However, the benefits that came with the Ring’s ownership also brought evil to him. His mind was corrupted with greed to the point that he killed anyone who had some sort of interest in the Ring.

The same is true in life. Many of us may forget and abandon our morals and loved ones after realizing that we have great power. But, we must remember that living like that never holds meaning; eventually, obsessing over great power would lead to our demise.

After all, life is all about enjoying the little things and being with the people you cherish. With that, we hope Gollum’s words and experiences were able to make you realize what you can’t live without in this world.

Which Gollum quote is your favorite? Do you have more to add to the collection? Leave a comment below!