If this is love, I don't want it. Take it away, please! Why does it hurt so much?BreakupTauriel in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies
True courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.CourageGandalf in The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.Greed, Wise SayingsThorin Eichenschild in The Hobbit
I'm not a hero, or a warrior... not even a burglar.Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey
Go back to your books, your fireplace. Plant your trees, watch them grow. If more of us valued home above gold, it would be a merrier world.HomeThorin Eichenschild in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies
One day I'll remember. Remember everything that happened: the good, the bad, those who survived... and those that did not.Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies
While there's life there's hope.HopeThe Hobbit
I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay.Small ThingsGandalf in The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey
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.Thorin Eichenschild in 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.Hobbits & HarfootsJ.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit
Roads go ever ever on,
Over rock and under tree,
By caves where never sun has shone,
By streams that never find the sea;
Over snow by winter sown,
And through the merry flowers of June,
Over grass and over stone,
And under mountains in the moon.
Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star,
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.
Farewell, o Gandalf! May you ever appear where you are most needed and least expected!The Hobbit
So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit
Short cuts make for long delays.J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the walls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they have long known.
Some believe 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.Gandalf in The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey
[Riddle for Gollum]
What have I got in my pocket?
You have no power here, servant of Morgoth! You are nameless! Faceless! Formless! Go back to the void from whence you came!Galadriel in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies
Legolas: "Why did you do that? You promised to set him free."
Thranduil: "And I did. I freed his wretched head from his miserable shoulders."
One hundred years is a mere blink in the life of an elf! I'm patient. I can wait.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug
It is fruitless to reason with a dwarf. They only understand one thing.DwarfsThranduil in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies
Other lands are not my concern. The fortunes of the world will rise and fall, but here in this kingdom, we will endure.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug
Your mother loved you, Legolas, more than anything. More than life itself.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies
You have found a way in. You seek that which would bestow upon you, the right to rule. The King's Jewel. The Arkenstone. It is precious to you beyond measure, I understand that. The gems in the Mountain that I, too, desire - white gems, of pure starlight. I offer you my help. I will let you go, if you but return what is mine.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug
Such is the nature of evil. Out there in the vast ignorance of the world it festers and spreads. A shadow that grows in the dark. A sleepless malice as black as the oncoming wall of night. So it ever was. So will it always be. In time all foul things come forth.Thranduil in The Hobbit, The Desolation of Smaug
Thirty white horses on a red hill,
First they champ,
Then they stamp,
Then they stand still.
A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.
An eye in a blue face
Saw an eye in a green face.
"That eye is like to this eye"
Said the first eye,
"But in low place,
Not in high place."
No-legs lay on one-leg,
two-legs sat near on three-legs,
four-legs got some.
[Fish on a table, man on a stool, cat gets the scraps]
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.
This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town,
And beats high mountain down.
What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?
Alive without breath,
As cold as death;
Never thirsty, ever drinking,
All in mail never clinking.
Voiceless it cries,
Curse us and crush us, my precious is lost!Gollum in The Hobbit
"What has it got in its pocketses?" The sound came hissing louder and sharper, and as he looked towards it, to his alarm Bilbo now saw two small points of light peering at him. As suspicion grew in Gollum's mind, the light of his eyes burnt with a pale flame.Gollum in The Hobbit
Deep down here by the dark water lived old Gollum, a small slimy creature. I don't know where he came from, nor who or what he was. He was Gollum — as dark as darkness, except for two big round pale eyes in his thin face. He had a little boat, and he rowed about quite quietly on the lake; for lake it was, wide and deep and deadly cold. He paddled it with large feet dangling over the side, but never a ripple did he make. Not he. He was looking out of his pale lamp-like eyes for blind fish, which he grabbed with his long fingers as quick as thinking.Gollum in The Hobbit
This is a bitter adventure, if it must end so; and not a mountain of gold can amend it.Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies