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The Hobbit: Some of the Great Quotes

Last updated on Oct 30th, 2019

The Hobbit: Some of the Great Quotes

The Hobbit was the first book from well-known English writer John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. This high fantasy novel was first published and presented to the public on 21 September 1937 by George Allen & Unwin with a print run of 1,500 copies.

The Hobbit is a book about a great adventure that introduces readers into the magical world of Middle-earth. The main protagonist is a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. He and the wizard Gandalf entering into an adventure with Thorin and his dwarves to help them to regain their lost treasure from the mighty dragon Smaug. But before they do that, they will have to go through various adventures with trolls, goblins, wargs, and other inhabitants of Middle-earth.

During all the years since its first publication, the book remains popular and is recognized as a timeless classic.

Here are some of the best quotes from Bilbo and his companions.

 

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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. - J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit Quotes)
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In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.Chapter 1: An Unexpected Party
Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway. - J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit Quotes)
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Now it is a strange thing, but things that are good to have and days that are good to spend are soon told about, and not much to listen to; while things that are uncomfortable, palpitating, and even gruesome, may make a good tale, and take a deal of telling anyway.Chapter 3: A Short Rest
There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. 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 Quotes)
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There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.Chapter 4: Over Hill and Under Hill
May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks. - J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit Quotes)
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May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.Chapter 7: Queer Lodgings
There are no safe paths in this part of the world. - J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit Quotes)
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There are no safe paths in this part of the world.Chapter 7: Queer Lodgings
While there's life there's hope! - J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit Quotes)
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While there’s life there’s hope!Chapter 13: Not at Home
It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. - J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit Quotes)
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It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him. Chapter 12: Inside Information
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world. - J.R.R. Tolkien (The Hobbit Quotes)
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If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.Chapter 18: The Return Journey