30 Christopher Lee Saruman Quotes: From 'LOTR' and 'The Hobbit'
Saruman, sometimes called 'Saruman the White,' is one of the key figures in J. R. R. Tolkien's novels and adapted films. Famously portrayed by Christopher Lee, he appears primarily in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy and plays a role in "The Hobbit" as well.
"The Lord of the Rings" follows the tale of Sauron, a Dark Lord seeking the One Ring, his way back to power. However, the lost ring somewhere gets into the position of a young Hobbit, Frodo Baggins, who, after learning about the ring's power, seeks to take it to Mount Doom, where it can be destroyed.
In his quest, Frodo is supported by several friends but also has many foes, including Saruman. Although initially seen as an ally Saruman changed sides and became a pretty brutal man, which is reflected in the following quotes.
Saruman's quote: “Your love of the Halfings’ leaf has clearly slowed your mind.” | Source: Amodays
Saruman Quotes Showing His Funny Personality
“It’s not that. It’s his excessive consumption of mushrooms! They’ve addled his brain and yellowed his teeth!” ― Saruman
“Gibbits and crows! DOTARD! What do you want, Gandalf Greyhame? Let me guess. The key of Orthanc? Or perhaps the keys of Barad-Dur itself? Along with the crowns of the seven kings and the rods of the five wizards?” ― Saruman
“Your love of the Halfings’ leaf has clearly slowed your mind.” ― Saruman
Always you must meddle, looking for trouble when none exist…” ― Saruman
“Are you in need of assistance, my lady?” ― Saruman
Saruman's quote: “Hunt them down. Do not stop until they are found. You do not know pain, you do not know fear. You will taste man-flesh!” | Source: Amodays
Quotes Showing Saruman's Unpleasant Personality
“Do you know how the Orcs first came into being? They were elves once, taken by the dark powers, tortured and mutilated. A ruined and terrible form of life. Now… perfected. My fighting Uruk-Hai. Whom do you serve?” ― Saruman
“The power of Isengard is at your command, Sauron, Lord of the Earth.” ― Saruman
“Hunt them down. Do not stop until they are found. You do not know pain, you do not know fear. You will taste man-flesh!” ― Saruman
“Rip them all down.” ― Saruman
“Radagast? Do not speak to me of Radagast the Brown. He is a foolish fellow.” ― Saruman
Saruman's quote: “They will find the Ring, and kill the one who carries it.” | Source: Amodays
“It will begin in Rohan. Too long have these peasants stood against you…but no more. Rohan, my lord, is ready to fall.” ― Saruman
“Moria. You fear to go into those Mines. The Dwarves delved too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Khazad-dûm. Shadow… and flame.” ― Saruman
“They will find the Ring, and kill the one who carries it.” ― Saruman
“[to the army of Isengard] A new power is rising. Its victory is at hand. This night the land will be stained with the blood of Rohan. March to Helm’s Deep. Leave none alive. To war!” ― Saruman
“There will be no dawn… for men.” ― Saruman
Saruman's quote: “Time? What time do you think we have?” | Source: Amodays
“The world is changing. Who now has the strength to stand against the armies of Isengard… and Mordor? To stand against the might of Sauron and Saruman… and the union of the Two Towers? Together, my Lord Sauron, we shall rule this Middle-earth. The old world will burn in the fires of industry. Forests will fall. A new order will rise. We will drive the machine of war with the sword and the spear and the iron fist of the orc.” ― Saruman
Saruman's Quotes Packed with Irony
“Without the Ruling Ring of Power, the Seven are no value to the Enemy. To control the other Rings, he needs the One. And that Ring was lost long, long ago. It was swept out to sea by the waters of the Anduin.” ― Saruman
“Time? What time do you think we have?” ― Saruman
“What enemy? Gandalf, the Enemy is defeated. Sauron is vanquished. He can never regain his full strength.” ― Saruman
“What proof do we have this weapon came from Angmar’s grave?” ― Saruman
Saruman's quote: “Go now! Leave Sauron to me.” | Source: Amodays
“That’s absurd. No such power exists in this world. This “Necromancer” is nothing more than a mortal man, a conjurer dabbling in black magic.” ― Saruman
“Go now! Leave Sauron to me.” ― Saruman
“Because there IS none! Let us examine what we know: A single Orc pack has dared to cross the Bruinen, a dagger from a bygone age has been found and a human sorcerer who calls himself the Necromancer has taken up residence in a ruined fortress. It’s not so very much. After all, the question of this Dwarvish company, however, troubles me deeply. I’m not convinced, Gandalf. I do not feel I can condone such a quest. If they had come to me, I might have spared them from this disappointment…” ― Saruman
Most Iconic Christopher Lee Saruman Quotes
“Save your pity and your mercy; I have no use for it!” ― Saruman
“We have only to remove those who oppose us.” ― Saruman
Saruman's quote: “Against the power of Mordor there can be no victory.” | Source: Amodays
“They crossed the River Isen on Midsummer’s Eve, disguised as riders in black.” ― Saruman
“Against the power of Mordor there can be no victory.” ― Saruman
“So you have chosen… death.” ― Saruman
“I gave you the chance of aiding me willingly, but you have elected the way of pain!” ― Saruman
“The hour is later than you think. Sauron’s forces are already moving. The Nine have left Minas Morgul.” ― Saruman
Saruman's quote: “Save your pity and your mercy; I have no use for it!” | Source: Amodays
Despite playing a serious and unpleasant role, Saruman shows some comedic elements in his utterances, though that side of him is largely overshadowed by his evil personality.
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