90 Samwise Gamgee Quotes on Legacy and Loyalty

If you are looking for a story of power and determination, then these 90 Samwise Gamgee quotes will be a perfect fit.

Samwise Gamgee is one of the hobbits of the Shire in the series, Lord of the Rings.

He is a loyal gardener, a sympathetic companion, a friend, and a fighter. He has proven his significance by protecting Frodo Baggins and destroying the Ring. 

Sam shows that loyalty is priceless.

Given that, this quote collection will show you how he fights for what is right while keeping the integrity within him.

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And make sure to check out these Lord of the Rings quotes and Gandalf quotes.

Best Samwise Gamgee Quotes

1. “There’s some good in this world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.” – Samwise Gamgee

2. “I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. Because they were holding on to something.” – Samwise Gamgee

3. “I know. It’s all wrong. By rights, we shouldn’t even be here, but we are. It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo—the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were. And sometimes, you didn’t want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad happened?” – Samwise Gamgee

4. “Don’t turn me into anything unnatural.” – Samwise Gamgee

5. “But in the end, it’s only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out clearer.” – Samwise Gamgee

6. “Those were the stories that stayed with you—that meant something, even if you were too small to understand why.” – Samwise Gamgee

7. “If I take one more step, it will be the furthest away from home I’ve ever been.” – Samwise Gamgee

8. “I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry you.” – Samwise Gamgee

9. “I wonder if people will ever say, ‘Let’s hear about Frodo and the Ring,’ and they’ll say, ‘Yes, it’s one of my favorite stories. Frodo was really courageous, wasn’t he, Dad?’ ‘Yes, my boy. The most famousest of Hobbits and that’s saying a lot.’” – Samwise Gamgee

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10. “Books ought to have good endings.” – Samwise Gamgee

11. “It’s the job that’s never started as takes the longest to finish.” – Samwise Gamgee

12. “I’ll get there, if I leave everything but my bones behind. And I’ll carry Mr. Frodo up myself, if it breaks my back and heart.” – Samwise Gamgee

13. “I’m coming, Mr. Frodo.” – Samwise Gamgee

14. “Once I do get to sleep, I shall go on sleeping whether I roll off or not.” – Samwise Gamgee

15. “Po-tay-toes! Boil them, mash them, and stick them in a stew. Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish.” – Samwise Gamgee

16. “He knew he would try again. Fail, perhaps, and try once more—a thousand, thousand times if need be, but he would not give up the quest.” – Samwise Gamgee

17. “I know that well enough, Mr. Frodo. Of course, you are. And I’m coming with you.” – Samwise Gamgee

18. “What we need is a few good taters.” – Samwise Gamgee

19. “Do you remember the taste of strawberries?” – Samwise Gamgee

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20. “Mr. Frodo’s not going anywhere without me!” – Samwise Gamgee

21. “I made a promise, Mr. Frodo—a promise. Don’t you leave him, Samwise Gamgee. And I don’t mean to. I don’t mean to.” – Samwise Gamgee

22. “Poor old Bill! Wolves and snakes! But the snakes were too much for him. I had to choose, Mr. Frodo. I had to come with you.” – Samwise Gamgee

23. “Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It’ll be spring soon and the orchards will be in blossom, and the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket, and they’ll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields, and eating the first of the strawberries with cream.” – Samwise Gamgee

24. “Where are you going, Master?” – Samwise Gamgee

25. “Don’t leave me here alone! It’s your Sam calling. Don’t go where I can’t follow! Wake up, Mr. Frodo! O wake up, Frodo, me dear, me dear. Wake up!” – Samwise Gamgee

26. “What a tale we have been in, Mr. Frodo, haven’t we?” – Samwise Gamgee

27. “Now Mr. Frodo, you shouldn’t make fun. I was being serious.” – Samwise Gamgee

28. “And that’s for my old gaffer!” – Samwise Gamgee

Samwise Gamgee Quotes About Loyalty

29. “But what can I do? Not leave Mr. Frodo dead, unburied on top of the mountains, and go home? Or go on? Go on?” – Samwise Gamgee

30. “He knew in the core of his heart that he was not large enough to bear such a burden, even if such visions were not a mere cheat to betray him.” – Samwise Gamgee

31. “You’re with me. And the journey’s finished. But after coming all that way I don’t want to give up yet. It’s not like me, somehow, if you understand.” – Samwise Gamgee

32. “I ain’t been droppin’ no eaves, sir, honest!” – Samwise Gamgee

33. “Eavesdropping, sir? I don’t follow you, begging your pardon. There ain’t no eaves at Bag End, and that’s a fact.” – Samwise Gamgee

34. “I did, sir. And that’s why I choked which you heard seemingly. I tried not to, sir, but it burst out of me. I was so upset.” – Samwise Gamgee

35. “I could take a lot more yet, sir. My packet is quite light.” – Samwise Gamgee

36. “I was just cutting the grass under the window there, if you’ll follow me.” – Samwise Gamgee

37. “Not as certain as being left behind.” – Samwise Gamgee

Heartbreaking Samwise Gamgee Quotes

38. “I wish I had never come here, and I don’t want to see no more magic.” – Samwise Gamgee

39. “Well, sir, if I could grow apples like that, I would call myself a gardener. But it was the singing that went to my heart, if you know what I mean.” – Samwise Gamgee

40. “I thought that Elves were all for moon and stars, but this is more elvish than anything I ever heard tell of. I feel as if I was inside a song, if you take my meaning.” – Samwise Gamgee

41. “The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him.” – Samwise Gamgee

42. “He had stuck to his master all the way, that was what he had chiefly come for, and he would still stick to him. His master would not go to Mordor alone.” – Samwise Gamgee

43. “Is everything sad going to come untrue?” – Samwise Gamgee

44. “Bye-bye, Bill.” – Samwise Gamgee

45. “Well, I’m back.” – Samwise Gamgee

46. “You want to know what happened to Boromir? Do you want to know why your brother died? He tried to take the Ring from Frodo, after swearing an oath to protect him! He tried to kill him! The Ring drove your brother mad.” – Samwise Gamgee

47. “That is, I heard a good deal about a ring, and a Dark Lord, and something about the end of the world, but please, Mr. Gandalf, sir, don’t hurt me.” – Samwise Gamgee

48. “Live and learn! As my gaffer used to say though he was thinking of gardening, not of roosting like a bird, nor trying to walk like a spider. Not even my Uncle Andy ever did a trick like that!” – Samwise Gamgee

49. “Folk seem to have been just landed in them, usually their paths were laid that way, as you put it.” – Samwise Gamgee

50. “I thought you were going to enjoy the Shire, too, for years and years, after all you have done.” – Samwise Gamgee

Samwise Gamgee Quotes on Fighting Positively

51. “Though here at journey’s end I lie in darkness buried deep, beyond all towers strong and high, beyond all mountains steep, above all shadows rides the sun and stars forever dwell. I will not say the day is done, nor bid the stars farewell.” – Samwise Gamgee

52. “I know we are going to take a very long road, into darkness, but I know I can’t turn back.” – Samwise Gamgee

53. “That’s the one place in all the lands we’ve ever heard of that we don’t want to see any closer, and that’s the one place we’re trying to get to! And that’s just where we can’t get, nohow.” – Samwise Gamgee

54. “Back off, or I’ll have you, Longshanks!” – Samwise Gamgee

55. “We might try to hurt or frighten this tree to begin with. If it don’t let them go, I’ll have it down if I have to gnaw it.” – Samwise Gamgee

56. “It will not keep you on your road, nor defend you against any peril, but if you keep it and see your home again at last, then perhaps it may reward you.” – Samwise Gamgee

57. “Rope! I knew I’d want it, if I hadn’t got it!” – Samwise Gamgee

58. “He had only to put on the Ring and claim it for his own, and all this could be.” – Samwise Gamgee

59. “Well, what’s to be done with it? Tie it up, so as it can’t come sneaking after us no more, I say.” – Samwise Gamgee

60. “Then the sooner we’re rid of it, the sooner to rest.” – Samwise Gamgee

61. “O great glory and splendor! And all my wishes have come true!” – Samwise Gamgee

62. “Let him go, you filth. Let him go! You will not touch him again!” – Samwise Gamgee

63. “You can’t go walking through Mordor in naught but your skin.” – Samwise Gamgee

64. “I feel like spring after winter, and sun on the leaves and like trumpets and harps and all the songs I have ever heard!” – Samwise Gamgee

65. “Think I’m getting the hang of this!” – Samwise Gamgee

Samwise Gamgee Quotes That Show His Character

66. “What a place! What a horrible place! Just let me get out of this boat, and I’ll never wet my toes in a puddle again, let alone a river!” – Samwise Gamgee

67. “Come on, Mr. Frodo! Dear Sam will give you a ride. Just tell him where to go, and he’ll go.” – Samwise Gamgee

68. “We may yet, Mr. Frodo. We may yet.” – Samwise Gamgee

69. “One tiny Hobbit against all the evil the world could muster.” – Samwise Gamgee

70. “But I thought I’d have a look and see how Mrs. Cotton was keeping, and you, Rosie.” – Samwise Gamgee

71. “She seemed to be looking inside me and asking me what I would do if she gave me the chance of flying back home to the Shire to a nice little hole with—with a bit of garden of my own.” – Samwise Gamgee

72. “Well, let me see. Oh, yes, lovely, lembas bread. And look, more lembas bread!” – Samwise Gamgee

73. “You know, I don’t usually hold with foreign food, but this Elvish stuff , it’s not bad.” – Samwise Gamgee

74. “They are sailing, sailing, sailing over the sea, they are going into the West and leaving us.” – Samwise Gamgee

75. “But I hope I do get back some day. If what I’ve seen turns out true, somebody’s going to catch it hot!” – Samwise Gamgee

76. “No, I’ll go home by the long road with Mr. Frodo, or not at all.” – Samwise Gamgee

77. “If you don’t come back, sir, then I shan’t, that’s certain.” – Samwise Gamgee

78. “There was a lot more to that song all about Mordor. I didn’t learn that part, it gave me the shivers. I never thought I should be going that was myself!” – Samwise Gamgee

79. “I does ask, and if that isn’t nice enough, I begs.” – Samwise Gamgee

80. “Of course it is, but not alone. I’m coming too, or neither of us isn’t going. I’ll knock holes in all the boats first.” – Samwise Gamgee

More Quotes About Samwise Gamgee From J.R.R Tolkien’s Perspective

81. “The choice of Gamgee was primarily directed by alliteration but I did not invent it.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

82. “Sam guessed that among all their pains he bore the worst, the growing weight of the Ring, a burden on the body and a torment to his mind. Anxiously, Sam had noted how his master’s left hand would often be raised as if to ward off a blow, or to screen his shrinking eyes from a dreadful eye that sought to look in them.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

83. “There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

84. “A sane being would have given up, but Samwise burned with a magnificent madness—a glowing obsession to surmount every obstacle, to find Frodo, destroy the Ring, and cleanse Middle Earth of its festering malignancy.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

85. “In that hour of trial it was his love of his master that helped most to hold him firm but also deep down in him lived still unconquered his plain hobbit-sense.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

86. “For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the shadow was only a small and passing thing, there was light and high beauty forever beyond its reach.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

87. “He felt that he had from now on only two choices, to forbear the Ring, though it would torment him or to claim it, and challenge the power that sat in its dark hold beyond the valley of shadows.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

88. “As Sam stood there, even though the Ring was not on him but hanging by its chain about his neck, he felt himself enlarged, as if he were robbed in a huge distorted shadow of himself, a vast and ominous threat halted upon the walls of Mordor already the Ring tempted him, gnawing at his will and reason.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

89. “Snow’s all right on a fine morning, but I like to be in bed when it’s falling.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

90. “I hope that the ‘Sam Gamgee’ of my story is a most heroic character, now widely beloved by many readers, even though his origins are rustic.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

What Are Your Takeaways From Samwise Gamgee?

One of the easiest responsibilities is to remain truthful in everything we express, and in every aspect of our lives. However, this is not being practiced by many of us. It might seem easy but wearing truthfulness means more than the accessories we have.

Truthfulness has been Samwise Gamgee’s greatest pride and strongest gear. Even if he is facing the most difficult battle, he remains loyal to his master.

Without hesitations, he is willing to sacrifice his life and commit to his promises on protecting Frodo Baggins. Because of this, he is considered to be one of the legends of the story.

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