–Ian McKellen as Gandalf the Grey in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
Quote Number: 184
Source: Walsh, Fran; Philippa Boyens; Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Screenplay. Produced by New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and WingNut Films. 2012.
Source Notes: The original quote is “Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I have found that it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love.”