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Quotes About The Hobbit

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Human stories are practically always about one thing, really, aren't they? Death. The inevitability of death. . .
. . . (quoting an obituary) 'There is no such thing as a natural death. Nothing that ever happens to man is natural, since his presence calls the whole world into question. All men must die, but for every man his death is an accident, and even if he knows it he would sense to it an unjustifiable violation.' Well, you may agree with the words or not, but those are the key spring of The Lord Of The Rings”
J.R.R. Tolkien

Benedict Cumberbatch
“[on Martin Freeman playing Bilbo Baggins] It was great. I got to hang out with him, and I kept a straight face for a bit and then I started giggling because I know Martin, I don't know Bilbo. For Martin to be sitting there playing Bilbo is amazing. He's going to be amazing, he's going to be fantastic in this film.”
Benedict Cumberbatch

J.R.R. Tolkien
“He thought much but said little.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The Eleven king looked sternly upon Thorin, when he was brought before him, and asked him many questions. But Thorin would only say that he was starving.
"Why did you and your folk three times try to attack my people at their merrymaking?" asked the king.
"We did not attack them," answered Thorin, "we came to beg because we were starving."
"Where are your friends now, and what are they doing?"
"I don't know, but I expect that they're all starving in the forest."
"What were you doing in the forest?"
"Looking for food and drink, because we were starving."
"And what brought you into the forest at all?" asked the king angrily.
At that Thorin shut his mouth and would not say another word.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire, with the kettle just beginning to sing!”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Don't dip your beard in the foam, Father!" They cried to Thorin. "It is long enough without watering it!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Alan Lee
“I first read The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit when I was eighteen. It felt as though the author had taken every element I'd ever want in a story and woven them into one huge, seamless narrative; but more important, for me, Tolkien had created a place, a vast, beautiful, awesome landscape, which remained a resource long after the protagonists had finished their battles and gone their separate ways. In illustrating The Lord of the Rings I allowed the landscapes to predominate. In some of the scenes the characters are so small they are barely discernible. This suited my own inclinations and my wish to avoid, as much as possible, interfering with the pictures being built up in the reader's mind, which tends to be more closely focussed on characters and their inter-relationships. I felt my task lay in shadowing the heroes on their epic quest, often at a distance, closing in on them at times of heightened emotion but avoiding trying to re-create the dramatic highpoints of the text. With The Hobbit, however, it didn't seem appropriate to keep such a distance, particularly from the hero himself. I don't think I've ever seen a drawing of a Hobbit which quite convinced me, and I don't know whether I've gotten any closer myself with my depictions of Bilbo. I'm fairly happy with the picture of him standing outside Bag End, before Gandalf arrives and turns his world upside-down, but I've come to the conclusion that one of the reasons Hobbits are so quiet and elusive is to avoid the prying eyes of illustrators.”
Alan Lee

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Don't be a fool Mr. Baggins if you can help it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Over hill and under hill”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I suppose hobbits need some descriptions nowadays, since they have become rare and shy of the Big people, as they call us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“As they sang the hobbit felt in love of beautiful things made by hands and by cunning and by magic moving through him, a fierce and a jealous love, the desire of the hearts of dwarves.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again

J.R.R. Tolkien
“it is horrible being all alone.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means me!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: or There and Back Again

J.R.R. Tolkien
“My mind does not change with the rising and setting of a few suns”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Surely you don't disbelieve the prophecies, because you had a hand in bringing them about yourself? You don't really suppose, do you, that all your adventures and escapes were managed by mere luck, just for your sole benefit? You are a very fine person, Mr Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It cannot be seen, cannot be felt, cannot be heard, cannot be smelt. It lies behind stars and under hills, and empty holes it fills. it comes first and follows after, End life, kills laughter.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Moon-letters are rune-letters, but you cannot see them.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I will give you a name" He said to it "and I shall call you sting”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am tired of stairs and stone passages. i would give a good deal for the feel of grass at my toes.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The scent of trees was in the air.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Far over the misty mountains cold, where dungeons deep and caverns old. We must away 'ere break of day, to find our long forgotten gold.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The names of the dwarves in The Hobbit were taken from verses of a very ancient Norse poem called Voluspà.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Steve Bivans
“I picked up The Hobbit. And I began to read. I was swept off to a green, green Shire in a far, far land, and my soul has never returned. I suppose it never will. Yes, my soul at the time wandered more in the smoking wastelands of Mordor or the Dead Marshes than Hobbiton, but wandering in Middle Earth, was superior to my own world in every way.”
Steve Bivans, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I'm going on a adventure”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Even the good plans of wise wizards like Gandalf and of good friends like Elrond go astray sometimes when you are off on dangerous adventures over the Edge of the Wild, and Gandalf was a wise enough wizard to know it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“There is nothing like looking if you want to find something. You certainly usally find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. But, sad or merry, I must leave it now. Farewell. - Thorin”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

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