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110 Bilbo Baggins Quotes for the Adventurers Out There

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1. “All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost.” – Bilbo Baggins

2. “Go back? No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!” – Bilbo Baggins

3. “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

4. “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? Goodbye!” – Bilbo Baggins

5. “Victory, after all, I suppose! Well, it seems a very gloomy business.” – Bilbo Baggins

6. “Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.” – Bilbo Baggins

7. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step into the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to. Do you realize that this is the very path that goes through Mirkwood and that if you let it, it might take you to the Lonely Mountain or even further and to worse places?” – Bilbo Baggins

8. “I am glad I have shared in your perils. That is more than any Baggins deserves.” – Bilbo Baggins

9. “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

10. “This is a bitter adventure if it must end so, and not a mountain of gold can amend it.” – Bilbo Baggins

11. “I know I don’t look old, but I’m beginning to feel it in my heart. I need a holiday—a very long holiday and I don’t expect I shall return.” – Bilbo Baggins

12. “I will give you a name, and I shall call you Sting.” – Bilbo Baggins

13. “We are plain, quiet folk and have no use for adventures. Nasty, disturbing, uncomfortable things make you late for dinner! I can’t think what anybody sees in them.” – Bilbo Baggins 

14. “So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending.” – Bilbo Baggins

15. “You’re a good lad, Frodo. I’m very selfish, you know? Yes, I am very selfish. I don’t know why I took you in after your mother and father died, but it wasn’t out of charity. I think it was because of all my numerous relations, you were the one Baggins that showed real spirit.” – Bilbo Baggins

16. “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

17. “Well, I’ve made up my mind, anyway. I want to see mountains again, . Mountains, and then find somewhere where I can rest. In peace and quiet, without a lot of relatives prying around and string of confounded visitors hanging on the bell. I might find somewhere where I can finish my book. I’ve thought of an ending for my book—and he lived happily ever after to the end of his days.” – Bilbo Baggins

18. “Roads go ever, ever on. Over rock and under tree. By caves where never sun has shone, by streams that never find the sea.” – Bilbo Baggins

19. “It will not be long now before the goblins win the gate, and we are all slaughtered or driven down and captured. Really, it is enough to make one weep after all one has gone through. I would rather old Smaug had been left with all the wretched treasure, than that these vile creatures should get it, and poor old Bombur, and Balin, and Fili, and Kili, and all the rest come to a bad end, and Bard too, and the Lake-men, and the merry elves. Misery me! I have heard songs of many battles, and I have always understood that defeat may be glorious. It seems very uncomfortable, not to say distressing. I wish I was well out of it.” – Bilbo Baggins

20. “Getting rid of dragons is not at all in my line, but I will do my best to think about it. Personally, I have no hopes at all and wish I was safe back at home.” – Bilbo Baggins

21. “I’m going on an adventure!” – Bilbo Baggins

22. “Well, I do have some skill at conkers, if you must know.” – Bilbo Baggins

23. “The Eagles! The Eagles! The Eagles are coming!” – Bilbo Baggins

24. “Far over the misty mountains cold. To dungeons deep, and caverns old.” – Bilbo Baggins

25. “Books ought to have good endings.” – Bilbo Baggins

26. “Well-preserved, indeed! 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

27. “No, it’s fine. I would have doubted me too. I’m not a hero or a , not even a burglar.” – Bilbo Baggins

28. “Well, er, I thought, don’t you know, that, er, some little return should be made for your, er, hospitality. I mean, even a burglar has his feelings. I have drunk much of your wine and eaten much of your bread.” – Bilbo Baggins

29. “All the same, I should like it all plain and clear. Also, I should like to know about risks, out-of-pocket expenses, time required, and remuneration, and so forth. What am I going to get out of it? And am I going to come back alive?” – Bilbo Baggins

30. “Moon-letters are rune-letters, but you cannot see them.” – Bilbo Baggins

31. “Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo, you fool!” – Bilbo Baggins

32. “Your lullaby would waken a drunken goblin!” – Bilbo Baggins

33. “‘More like a grocer than a burglar.’ Indeed! Well, we’ll hear no more of that.” – Bilbo Baggins

34. “I regret to announce that, though, as I said, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to spend among you, this is the end. I am going. I am leaving now. Goodbye!” – Bilbo Baggins

35. “An adventure? Well, I don’t imagine anyone west of Bree would have much interest in adventures.” – Bilbo Baggins

36. “That is private. Keep your sticky paws off.” – Bilbo Baggins

37. “I beg of you to accept this gift!” – Bilbo Baggins

38. “Very well! Come along back to your nice cells, and I will lock you all in again, and you can sit there comfortably and think of a better plan, but I don’t suppose I shall ever get hold of the keys again, even plan, but inclined to try.” – Bilbo Baggins

39. “I like visitors, but I usually get to know them before they visit.” – Bilbo Baggins

40. “This invisibility has its drawbacks after all. Otherwise, I suppose I might have spent a warm and comfortable night in bed!” – Bilbo Baggins

41. “You are an interfering old busybody, but I expect you know best, as usual. I do when I know anything.” – Bilbo Baggins

42. “If ever you are passing my way, don’t wait to knock! Tea is at four, but any of you are welcome at any time.” – Bilbo Baggins

43. “It was one small chest, hardly overflowing, and it still smells of troll.” – Bilbo Baggins

44. “You gotta be kidding me! I am not Bilfro Baggins. You are not a wizard with a pointy hat, and this is not the one ring of power.” – Bilbo Baggins

45. “Oh no. No. There’s nobody home! Go away, and bother somebody else! There are far too many dwarves in my dining room as it is. If this is some cluthead’s idea of a joke, I can only say it is in very poor taste!” – Bilbo Baggins

46. “In a hole in the ground, there lived a Hobbit.” – Bilbo Baggins

47. “Yes, I will. Two eyes, as often as I can spare them.” – Bilbo Baggins

48. “One day, it’ll grow, and every time I look at it, I’ll remember. Remember everything that happened—the good, the bad, and how lucky I am that I made it home.” – Bilbo Baggins

49. “I think I’m quite ready for another adventure!” – Bilbo Baggins

50. “I come from under The Hill, and under Hills, and over Hills, my paths lead, and through the air! I am he who walks unseen!” – Bilbo Baggins

51. “Well, I mean, have you smelled them? You’re going to need something a lot stronger than sage before you can plate this lot up!” – Bilbo Baggins

52. “Bebother and confusticate these dwarves!” – Bilbo Baggins

53. “Sting, that’s a good name!” – Bilbo Baggins

54. “It was taken from you, but I will help you take it back if I can.” – Bilbo Baggins

55. “What have I got in my pocket?” – Bilbo Baggins

56. “I was going to tell you I found something in the Goblin tunnels—my courage.” – Bilbo Baggins

57. “Look, I know you doubt me. I know you always have, and you’re right. I often think of Bag End. I miss my books, and my armchair, and my garden. See, that’s where I belong. That’s home. That’s why I came back, ’cause you don’t have one—a home.” – Bilbo Baggins

58. “Here’s a pretty thing—Mithril. As light as a feather and as hard as dragon scales.” – Bilbo Baggins

59. “I am sorry I brought this upon you, my boy. I’m sorry that you must carry this burden. I’m sorry for everything.” – Bilbo Baggins

60. “Truly, there can nowhere be found the equal of Lord Smaug the Impenetrable. What magnificence to possess a waistcoat of fine diamonds!” – Bilbo Baggins

61. “Gandalf, my old friend, this will be a night to remember.” – Bilbo Baggins

62. “All of them at once, I suppose, and a very fine morning for a pipe of tobacco out of doors, into the bargain.” – Bilbo Baggins

63. “I’m not doing it for you. I know that dwarves can be obstinate, and pigheaded, and difficult. They’re suspicious and secretive, with the worst manners you can possibly imagine. But they are also brave, and kind, and loyal to a fault. I’ve grown very fond of them, and I would save them if I can.” – Bilbo Baggins

64. “Thorin said I should have never have come, and he was right. I’m not a Took. I’m a Baggins. I don’t know what I was thinking. I should never have run out my door.” – Bilbo Baggins

65. “No, you don’t. You don’t understand. None of you do. You’re Dwarves. You’re used to this life, to living on the road, never settling in one place, not belonging anywhere!” – Bilbo Baggins

66. “What do you mean, who am I? You know perfectly well who I am, Lobelia Sackville-Baggins. This is my home! And those are my spoons. Thank you very much.” – Bilbo Baggins

67. “I’m not asking you to allow it, Gandalf.” – Bilbo Baggins

68. “Good gracious, you have been productive.” – Bilbo Baggins

69. “Are they, indeed? Over my dead body.” – Bilbo Baggins

70. “Of course, he does. He’s a Baggins, not some blockheaded Bracegirdle from Hardbottle.” – Bilbo Baggins

71. “What’s the matter? I am surrounded by dwarves! What are they doing here?” – Bilbo Baggins

72. “Farewell, King under the Mountain!” – Bilbo Baggins

73. “Stop! Stop! There’s been a mistake!” – Bilbo Baggins

74. “I don’t want to get used to them! The state of my ! There’s mud trod into the carpet! They’ve pillaged the pantry. I’m not even gonna tell you what they’ve done in the bathroom. They’ve all but destroyed the plumbing! I don’t understand what they’re doing in my house!” – Bilbo Baggins

75. “My dear Bagginses, and Boffins, Tooks, and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles, and Proudfoots!” – Bilbo Baggins

76. “Hmmm, and a good one too. An expert, I’d imagine. Am I what?” – Bilbo Baggins

77. “I picked it up in Beorn’s garden.” – Bilbo Baggins

78. “Mrs Bracegirdle, how nice to see you. Welcome, welcome. Are all these children yours?” – Bilbo Baggins

79. “Thag you very buch!” – Bilbo Baggins

80. “I do believe the worst is behind us!” – Bilbo Baggins

81. “You’ve changed, Bilbo Baggins. You’re not the same Hobbit as the one who left the Shire.” – Gandalf 

82. “Curse the Baggins! It’s gone! What has it got in its pocketses? Oh, we guess, we guess, my precious. He’s found it, yes, he must have.” – Gollum

83. “You’ll have a tale or two to tell when you come back.” – Gandalf

84. “Because they will see you coming and kill you!” – Gandalf

85. “You’ll never make it!” – Gandalf

86. “The power of the Three Rings is ended. The time has come for the dominion of Men.” – Galadriel

87. “You! Mr Bilbo, where’re you off to?” – Hobbit

88. “You seem familiar with my name, but I don’t remember smelling your kind before. Who are you and where do you come from, may I ask?” – Smaug

89. “Tell me, Mr Baggins, have you done much fighting?” – Thorin Oakenshield

90. “Don’t be a fool, Mr Baggins, if you can help it.” – Gandalf

91. “If I am not mistaken, this is the Halfling who stole the keys to my dungeon right from under the nose of my guards.” – Thranduil

92. “They all say they’re coming except for the Sackville-Bagginses, who are demanding you ask them in person.” – Frodo Baggins

93. “I will take your gift, O’ Bilbo the Magnificent.” – Thranduil

94. “My dear Bilbo, what on earth is the matter?” – Gandalf

95. “Now is the time for Bilbo to perform the service for which he was included in our company. Now is the time for him to earn his reward.” – Thorin Oakenshield

96. “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 Oakensheild

97. “I am sorry for doubting you.” – Thorin Oakenshield

98. “They’d probably find that quite agreeable. They seem to think you have tunnels overflowing with gold.” – Frodo Baggins

99. “Do you wish me a good morning, or mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not, or that you feel good this morning, or that it is a morning to be good on?” – Gandalf

100. “For some time, Bilbo sat and thought about this water-gate, and wondered if it could be used for the escape of his friends, and at last, he had the desperate beginnings of a plan.” – Narrator

Quotes About Bilbo Baggins That Go Beyond the Screen

101. “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, Author

102. “Then Bilbo fled with the cup. But the dragon did not wake, not yet, but shifted into other and violence, lying there in his stolen hall while the little Hobbit toiled back up the long tunnel. His heart was beating, and a more fevered shaking was in his legs than when he was going down, but still, he clutched the cup, and his chief thought was, ‘I’ve done it! This will show them.'” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

103. “It is true that forever after he remained an elf-friend and had the honour of dwarves, wizards, and all such folk as ever passed that way, but he was no longer quite respectable. He was, in fact, held by all the Hobbits of the neighbourhood to be ‘queer’ except by and nieces on the Took side, but even they were not encouraged in their friendship by their elders. I am sorry to say he did not mind.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

104. “He knew, of course, that the riddle game was sacred and of immense antiquity, and even wicked creatures were afraid to cheat when they played at it. But he felt he could not trust this slimy thing to keep any promise at a pinch.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

105. “This Hobbit was a very well-to-do hobbit, and his name was Baggins. The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

106. “He took out his morning letters and began to read, pretending to take no more notice of Gandalf. He had decided that he was not quite his sort and wanted him to go away. But the old man did not move.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

107. “He stood leaning on his stick and gazing at the Hobbit without saying anything, ’till Bilbo got quite uncomfortable and even a little cross.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

108. “It is a fact that Bilbo’s reputation went up a very great deal with the dwarves after this. If they had still doubted that he was really a first-class burglar, in spite of Gandalf’s words, they doubted no longer. Balin was the most puzzled of all, but everyone said it was a very clever bit of work. Indeed, Bilbo was so pleased with their praise that he just chuckled inside and said nothing whatever about the ring.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

109. “Bilbo, not without a shudder, not without a glance of longing, handed the marvellous stone to Bard, and he held it in his hand, as though dazed.” – J.R.R. Tolkien, Author

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