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18 memorable Frodo and Bilbo Baggins quotes for Hobbit Day 2013

happyhobbitdayToday, September 22, is Hobbit Day. This means it is the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins and thus a day of great importance. To celebrate I have put together a list of memorable quotes by Frodo and Bilbo.

What is your favourite Frodo or Bilbo quote?

“Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea – any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Good bye!”
Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, Unexpected Party
“Bother burgling and everything to do with it! I wish I was at home in my nice hole by the fire, with the kettle just beginning to sing!”
Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, Roast Mutton
“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!”
Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, Riddles in the Dark
“Now I know what a piece of bacon feels like when it is suddenly picked out of the pan on a fork and put back on the shelf!”
Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, Out of the Frying-pan Into the Fire
“I will give you a name,” he said to it, “and I shall call you Sting.”
Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, Flies and Spiders
“I came from the end of bag, but no bag went over me. I am the friend of bears and the guest of eagles. I am Ring-winner and Luckwearer; and I am Barrel-rider.”
Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, Inside Information
“Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!”
Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit, Inside Information
“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, A Long-expected Party
“I am old, Gandalf. I don’t look it, but I am beginning to feel it in my heart of hearts. Well-preserved indeed!” he snorted. “Why, I feel all thin, sort of stretched, if you know what I mean: like butter that has been scraped over too much bread. That can’t be right. I need a change, or something.”
Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, A Long-expected Party
He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.”
Frodo Baggins about Bilbo, The Fellowship of the Ring, Three is Company
“Short cuts make delays, but inns make longer ones.”
Frodo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, A Short Cut to Mushrooms
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.

Poem in honour of Aragorn by Bilbo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, Strider
“I will take the Ring,” he said, “though I do not know the way.”
Frodo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Council of Elrond
“We’re going on a bit too fast. You and I, Sam, are still stuck in the worst places of the story, and it is all too likely that some will say at this point: ‘Shut the book now, dad; we don’t want to read any more.'”
Frodo Baggins, The Two Towers, The Stairs of Cirith Ungol
“No taste of food, no feel of water, no sound of wind, no memory of tree or grass or flower, no image of moon or star are left to me. I am naked in the dark. Sam, and there is no veil between me and the wheel of fire. I begin to see it even with my waking eyes, and all else fades.”
Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King, Mount Doom
“I have come,” he said. “But I do not choose now to do what I came to do. I will not do this deed. The Ring is mine!”
Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King, Mount Doom
“It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.”
Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King, The Scouring of the Shire
“I tried to save the Shire, and it has been saved, but not for me. It must often be so, Sam, when things are in danger: some one has to give them up, lose them, so that others may keep them.”
Frodo Baggins, The Return of the King, The Grey Havens
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