The Tolkien Quote Database
Quotes from The Hobbit
"Take him away and keep him safe, until he feels inclined to tell the truth, even if he waits a hundred years."
Thranduil about Thorin
J.R.R. Tolkien, Flies and Spiders, The Hobbit
"You are more worthy to wear the armour of elf-princes than many that have looked more comely in it."
Thranduil to Bilbo
J.R.R. Tolkien, A Thief in the Night, The Hobbit
"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort."
J.R.R. Tolkien, An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit
"Sorry! I donít want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea Ė any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Good bye!"
Bilbo Baggins
J.R.R. Tolkien, An Unexpected Party, The Hobbit
"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
J.R.R. Tolkien, Roast Mutton, The Hobbit
"Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!"
Bilbo
J.R.R. Tolkien, Inside Information, The Hobbit