Hobbit Quotes

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J.R.R. Tolkien
“It's the job that's never started as takes longest to finish.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien
“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

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,
Ends life, kills laughter.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am in fact, a hobbit in all but size”
J.R.R. Tolkien

“Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.”
Peter Jackson

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Farewell," they cried, "Wherever you fare till your eyries receive you at the journey's end!" That is the polite thing to say among eagles.

"May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks," answered Gandalf, who knew the correct reply.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Annotated Hobbit: The Hobbit, Or, There and Back Again

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Under the Mountain dark and tall
The King has come unto his hall!
His foe is dead,
the Worm of Dread,
And ever so his foes shall fall.

The sword is sharp, the spear is long,
The arrow swift, the Gate is strong;
The heart is bold that looks on gold;
The dwarves no more shall suffer wrong.

The dwarves of yore made mighty spells,
While hammers fells like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.

-from The Hobbit (Dwarves Battle Song)”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.
Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness, and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end, because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines, it'll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something. Even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.
Frodo: What are we holding on to, Sam?
Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo...and it's worth fighting for.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“And what would you do, if an uninvited dwarf came and hung his things up in your hall without a word of explanation?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Michelle Hodkin
“Thanks. Seriously, you must have better things to do with your life than waste it on the hopeless?'
'I've already learned Parseltongue. What else is there?'
'Elvish.”
Michelle Hodkin, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Being a cheerful hobbit, he had not needed hope, as long as despair could be postponed.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

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

Robin Sloan
“Her home is the burrow of a bibliophile hobbit -– low-ceilinged, close-walled, and brimming over with books.”
Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Is everything sad going to come untrue?”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I don't think I know your name.'
'Yes, yes my dear sir and I do know your name Mr. Bilbo Baggins. And you do know my name, though you don't remember that I belong to it. I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means me.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: Graphic Novel

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Are we riding far tonight, Gandalf?” asked Merry after a while. “I don’t know how you feel with small rag-tag dangling behind you; but the rag-tag is tired and will be glad to stop dangling and lie down.”
“So you heard that?” said Gandalf. “Don’t let it rankle! Be thankful no longer words were aimed at you. He had his eyes on you. If it is any comfort to your pride, I should say that, at the moment, you and Pippin are more in his thoughts than the rest of us. Who you are; how you came here, and why; what you know; whether you were captured, and if so, how you escaped when all the orcs perished—it is with those little riddles that the great mind of Saruman is troubled. A sneer from him, Meriadoc, is a compliment, if you feel honoured by his concern.”
“Thank you!” said Merry. “But it is a greater honour to dangle at your tail, Gandalf. For one thing, in that position one has a chance of putting a question a second time. Are we riding far tonight?”
Gandalf laughed. “A most unquenchable hobbit! All wizards should have a hobbit or two in their care—to teach them the meaning of the world, and to correct them.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It's the deep breath before the plunge.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“In those days of our tale, there were still some people who had both elves and heroes of the North for ancestors and Elrond, the master of the house, was their chief. He was as noble and as fair in face as an elf lord, as strong as a warrior, as wise as a wizard, as venerable as a king of dwarves and as kind as summer.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: Graphic Novel

J.R.R. Tolkien
“They made for his noise far quicker than he had expected. They were frightfully angry. Quite apart from the stones no spider has ever like being called Attercop, and Tomnoddy of course, is insulting to anybody.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

J.R.R. Tolkien
“In the Wide World the Wood-elves lingered in the twilight of our Sun and Moon, but loved best the stars; and they wandered in the great forests that grew tall in lands that are now lost. They dwelt most often by the edges of the woods, from which they could escape at times to hunt, or to ride and run over the open lands by moonlight or starlight; and after the coming of Men they took ever more and more to the gloaming and the dusk. Still elves they were and remain, and that is Good People.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Steve Bivans
“You know what I really love the most in life? Food. Yep, just food. I love the cooking of food, the eating of food, the talking about food, the thinking about food, and the dreaming about food. Food, food, food. That’s what I love. Can there be anything more Hobbity than that? I reckon not.”
Steve Bivans, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living

J.R.R. Tolkien
“The yells and yammering, croaking, gibbering and jabbering, howls and growls and curses, shrieking and shrinking that followed were beyond description. Several hundred wildcats and wolves being roasted slowly alive together would not have compared with it.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

Steve Bivans
“I am a Hobbit, like I said at the beginning of the book. That doesn’t mean that at times, many times, I wasn’t a Dwarf, an Orc, even a bit Gollum-ish or Wraith-ish. But deep down, what I want to be is a Hobbit. Do you?”
Steve Bivans, Be a Hobbit, Save the Earth: the Guide to Sustainable Shire Living

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, or There and Back Again

Caitriona Lally
“If hobbits live in Middle Earth, then every third person in Middle Third should be a hobbit.”
Caitriona Lally, Eggshells
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“I want to see the wild country again before I die, and the Mountains; but he is still in love with the Shire, with woods and fields and little rivers.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Už to nemůže trvat dlouho, než skřeti zdolají bránu a všechny nás pobijí nebo zaženou dolů a zajmou. Jeden by nad tím opravdu plakal, po tom všem, čím prošel. Byl by radši, kdyby celý ten mizerný poklad zůstal starému Šmakovi, než aby ho dostaly tyhle podivné stvůry a než aby chudák starý Bombur a Balin a Fili a Kili a všichni ostatní takhle špatně skončili; a taky Bard a Jezerní lidé a také ti veselí elfové. Jaká bída!”
J.R.R. Tolkien
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“The Lonely Mountain! Bilbo had come far and through many adventures to see it, and now he didn't like the look of it in the least.”
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again; The Silmarillion; Other Works

Peter  Jackson
“Vielleicht weil ich mich fürchte und er mir Mut verleiht.”
Peter Jackson

“She walks in starlight in another world.”
Tolkien, J. R. R.

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