Quotes from Ian McKellen movies and TV shows - page 2 of 4

James Whale: Bells of hell go ting-a-ling-a-ling, for you but not for me. O death, where is thy sting-a-ling-a-ling? Grave, where thy victory?

James Whale: I've spent much of my life outrunning the past, and now it floods all over me.

James Whale: Take off your shirt, and I'll tell you all about it.

James Whale: Oh, don't be daft.

Clayton Boone: No, I don't have a girlfriend.
James Whale: Why not?
Clayton Boone: You have to kiss some ass to get a piece of it.

James Whale: Oh, shut up. All we did was talk.

James Whale: It is kind of you to indulge your elders in their vices. Just as I indulge the young in theirs.

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Bilbo: Good Morning!
Gandalf: What do you mean? Do you wish me a good morning, or mean it is a good morning whether I want it or not; or that you feel good on this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?
Bilbo: All of them at once.

Gandalf: You'll have a tale or two to tell when you come back.
Bilbo Baggins: Can you promise that I will come back?
Gandalf: No. And if you do, you'll not be the same.

Thorin Oakenshield: I cannot guarantee his safety.
Gandalf: Understood.
Thorin Oakenshield: Nor will I be responsible for his fate.

Gandalf: Home is now behind you. The world is ahead.

Gandalf: All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

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Gandalf: Confound it all, Samwise Gamgee, have you been eavesdropping?
Sam Gamgee: I ain't been dropping no eaves, sir, honest! I was just cutting the grass under the window there, if you follow me.
Gandalf: A little late for trimming the verge, don't you think?
Sam Gamgee: I heard raised voices.
Gandalf: What did you hear? Speak!
Sam Gamgee: Oh, nothing important. 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. Don't turn me into anything... Un-natural.

Frodo: 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.

Saruman: Concealed within his fortress, the lord of Mordor sees all. His gaze pierces cloud, shadow, earth, and flesh. You know of what I speak, Gandalf: a great Eye, lidless, wreathed in flame.

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

Frodo: I wish the ring never came to me.
Gandalf: So do all who have carried its burden, but that is not for us to decide. All there is to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.

Saruman: The hour is later than you think. Sauron's forces are already moving. The Nine have left Minas Morgul.
Gandalf: The Nine?
Saruman: They crossed the River Isen on Midsummer's Eve, disguised as riders in black.
Gandalf: They've reached the Shire?
Saruman: They will find the Ring, and kill the one who carries it.

Gandalf: Fly, you fools!

Frodo: I am just a hobbit, Gandalf, you are a great wizard. You take the Ring!
Gandalf: [Backing away.] No! No! I must not take the Ring. It will work through me, and I will do great evil, thinking I am doing great good.

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