Category: gandalf

Hey guys if your significant other ever asks you why you chose to be with them, the correct response is not to reply with Gandalf’s line to Frodo, “Such questions cannot be answered. You may be sure that it was not for any merit that others do not possess: not for power or wisdom, at any rate. But you have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have.”

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

Frodo: I mean…yeah. 

Frodo: That’s just life. You have to decide things until you die. 

Frodo: That doesn’t help me at all. Unless you’re telling me to kill myself, and make the ring someone else’s problem? I suppose that would work though. 

“Despair, or folly?” said Gandalf. “It is not despair, for despair is only for those who see the end beyond all doubt. We do not.”

“Dispair of nuts,” muttered Elrond under is breath. 

‘Hold it up!’ said Gandalf. ‘And look closely!’

As Frodo did so, he now saw fine lines, finer than the finest pen-strokes, running along the ring, outside and inside: lines of fire that
seemed to form the letters of a flowing script. They shone piercingly
bright, and yet remote, as if out of a great depth. They read “If lost, return to Barad-Dur.” 

Frodo obviously becomes very concerned when he learns that Sauron wants to find him, but I have a hard time taking that scene seriously because 

“O Gandalf, best of friends, what am I to do?”

is just a ridiculous line that makes me laugh every time. 

Gandalf tells Frodo, “The Ring has awoken. It’s heard its master’s call,” which implies that the ring was asleep while Gollum had it, which I assume was the ring going into a coma to avoid hearing Gollum talking about fish or whatever. 

Gandalf took Bilbo on an adventure which resulted in him getting even richer than he already was. Rather than helping a poorer hobbit achieve social mobility, he aided an already wealthy hobbit, therefore exacerbating hobbit inequality.

Although we only see Gandalf die and return once, he actually died seven times throughout the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. He was constantly shuffling back and forth between Valinor and Middle Earth. When he disappeared in the Hobbit briefly before the encounter with the trolls? Died. When he went off to get help for the battle of Helms Deep? Died. 

Gandalf halted before a tall door of polished metal. ‘See, Master
Pippin, there is no time to instruct you now in the history of Gondor. Do as I bid! It is scarcely wise when bringing the news
of the death of his heir to a mighty lord to speak over much of the
coming of one who will, if he comes, claim the kingship. Is that
enough?’

“Don’t worry about it,” replied Pippin. “I’m great at meeting people. I’ll give him the ol’ razzle dazzle.” He entered the Great Hall. 

“What?” said Gandalf. 

Lord of the Rings, but when Gandalf is sent back naked, he realizes he’s into that and decides to just stay naked for the rest of the quest.