The Hobbit Quotes

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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

J.R.R. Tolkien
“If most of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

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

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 dip your beard in the foam, Father!" They cried to Thorin. "It is long enough without watering it!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I'm going on an adventure”
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
“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
“Don't be a fool Mr. Baggins if you can help it.”
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
“Moon-letters are rune-letters, but you cannot see them.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

“If more people valued home, above gold, this world would be a merrier place...”
Thorin Oakenshield

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
“My Precioussss!
-Gollum”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“in this neighborhood heroes are scarce, or simply lot to be found. Swords in these parts are mostly blunt, and axes are used for trees, and shields as cradles or dish-covers; and dragons are comfortably far-off (and therefore legendary).”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“You can only come to the morning through the shadows”
J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“We like the dark," said all the dwarves. "Dark for dark business! There are many hours before dawn.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“I am he that walks unseen.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

“I am putting a mental jigsaw together of what a hobbit looks like, based on a composite of every customer I have ever sold a copy to.”
Shaun Bythell, The Diary of a Bookseller

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

“If people valued food above gold,the world would be a merrier place.”
Thorin Oakenshield

J.R.R. Tolkien
“It's a dangerous business going out of your front door...there's no telling where you might be swept off to.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“We like the dark," said all the dwarves. 'Dark for dark business! There are many hours before dawn.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Bless us and splash us, my precioussss!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

“Go back? He thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible. Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!”
J.R.R. Tholkien

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Está me desejando um bom dia, ou quer dizer que o dia está bom, não importa que eu queira ou não, ou quer dizer que você se sente bem neste dia, ou que este é um dia para estar bem?”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

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