Treebeard is a popular character from the Lord of the Rings series. Just like Tom Bombadil, Treebeard was considered to be the oldest living being in middle-earth. The tall Ent resided in an ancient forest- Fangorn Forest, which was also named after him. He was quite an important chracter in the story and thus Treebeard quotes are quite famous.
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Best Treebeard Quotes from The Lord Of the Rings
1. “Talking trees. What do trees have to talk about, hmm… except the consistency of squirrel droppings? ”
2. “They had voices of their own. Saruman! A wizard should know better! ”
3. “ [of Orcs] They come with fire, they come with axes… gnawing, biting, breaking, hacking, burning! Destroyers and usurpers, curse them! ”
4. “ [to Merry and Pippin] I promised Gandalf I would keep you safe and safe is where I’ll keep you. ”
5. Pippin: Why are there so few of you, when you live so long? Are there Ent children?
Treebeard: [Sadly] Brrharroom. There have been no Entings for a terrible long count of years.
Merry: Why is that?
Treebeard: We lost the Entwives.
Pippin: Oh, I’m sorry. How did they die?
Treebeard: Die? No. We “lost” them. And now, we cannot “find” them.
6. “This new Gandalf is more grumpy than the old one. ”
7. “For one thing it would take a long while: my name is growing all the time, and I’ve lived a very long, long time; so my name is like a story. Real names tell you the story of things they belong to in my language, in the Old Entish as you might say. ”
8. “Die? No. We lost them. And now, we cannot find them. I don’t suppose you’ve seen Entwives in the Shire? ”
9. “Three days and nights pursuit. No food, no rest. No sign of our quarry, but what bare rock can tell! ”
10. “You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say. ”
11. “ [out of breath] I’m wasted on cross-country! We Dwarves are natural sprinters, very dangerous over short distances. ”
12. Treebeard: [hopefully] I don’t suppose you’ve seen Entwives in the Shire?
Merry: Can’t say that I have. You, Pip?
Pippin: [thinks for a moment] What do they look like?
Treebeard: [pauses] Hrrooom… I… don’t… remember… now.
13 “I always like going South; somehow, it feels like going downhill. ”
14. “ [upon seeing the atmosphere in Edoras] You’ll find more cheer in a graveyard. ”
15. “You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say. ”
16. “Let them march now and sing! We have a long way to go, and there is time ahead for thought. It is something to have started. ”
17. “Hroom, hm, come, my friends. The Ents are going to war. It is likely that we go to our doom. The last march of the Ents”
18. “Hill. Yes, that was it. But it is a hasty word for a thing that has stood here ever since this part of the world was shaped. ”
19. “He was twitching because he’s got my axe Embedded in his nervous system! ”
20. “Indeed I have not seen them roused like this for many an age. We Ents do not like being roused; and we never are roused unless it is clear to us that our trees and our lives are in great danger. ”
21. “Whatever luck you live by… let’s hope it lasts the night. ”
22. Treebeard: That doesn’t make sense to me. But, then again, you are very small.
Pippin: And whose side are you on?
Treebeard: Side? I am on nobody’s side, because nobody is on my side, little orc.
23. “Young master Gandalf, I’m glad you’ve come. Wood and water, stock and stone I can master, but there’s a wizard to manage here. Locked in his tower. ”
24. “I believe you will enjoy this next one, too. It is one of my own compositions. Ahem. ‘Beneath the roof of sleeping… leaves and dreams of trees untold, When woodland halls are… green… and cool, and the wind is in the west, Come back to me… Come… back… to me, And say my land is… best.’ ”
25. “Forty-two? Oh, that’s not bad for a pointy-eared elvish princeling. Hmph! I myself am sitting pretty on forty-three. ”
26. “Give me your name, horse-master, and I shall give you mine. ”
27. “It is a lovely language,but it takes a very long time to say anything in it,unless it is worth taking a long time to say,and to listen to. ”
28. “The filth of Saruman is washing away. Trees will come back here – young trees, wild trees.”
Treebeard: The immortal lord of the forest
Treebeard had been a witness to all the destruction that happened in the forest for years. The stiff-limbed Ent hadn’t just seen the beautiful elm-woods of Ossiriand and beeches of Neldoreth blooming in the forest but had also seen the pine-trees of Dorthonion and willow-meads of Tasarinan getting vanished year by year.
The tree-like being had leafy hair and was always slow in making decisions. Treebeard never decided on anything hastily and instead thought of it more times than required.
The 1978 series only talked about how Treebeard brought Merry and Pippin to Gandalf while in the 2002 series, his efforts for forest revival were primarily focused upon. He also appeared in the last series as a fully CGI character.
Treebeard, the most dependable in Middle-earth
In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002), intending to help Merry and Pippin, Treebeard decides to march towards Isengard. On his way to Isengard, he gets extremely disturbed by the sight of a dead forest with no trees. Treebeard courageously took a stand against the havoc Saruman was creating in the forest and convinced fellow Ents to organize an Entmoot for the same.
Fangorn’s efforts made all the Ents fight the battle of Isengard and successfully arrest Saruman in the tower of Orthanc. The Ents team also consisted of two hobbits who guarded the tower of Orthanc. They then also won the battle of Hornburg and affirmed that the forest would soon observe massive afforestation and get back to life.
Treebeard deeply loved his wife Fimbrethil who left for the garden of Entwives and never returned, probably because of the devastation caused by the forces of Sauron in that region.