29 Best Bilbo Baggins Quotes From 'The Hobbit'

Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Dec 12, 2023 By Rajnandini Roychoudhury
Originally Published on Feb 05, 2021
Edited by Jacob Fitzbright
The Hobbit book sitting on a table with a fictional map

'The Hobbit' is considered to be J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece in world literature making Bilbo Baggins, portrayed on screen by both Ian Holm and Martin Freeman, one of the most popular and celebrated titular characters of all time.

Tolkien's world, Middle Earth, is full of fantastical elements, but the Hobbits are most popular because Bilbo carries a great part of the Hobbit fame. Most of 'The Hobbit' book quotes have many from Bilbo who is the titular character. The name Bilbo comes from a sword used in older times.

'The Hobbit' has a plethora of Bilbo Baggins adventure quotes that all fans of Tolkien or 'The Hobbit' will remember well and also relate at some point. If you are a member of the Middle Earth fandom looking for some Bilbo Baggins quotes from 'The Hobbit' book, check this list out.

If you are ever going to go out of the shire, singing a song, seeking gold, or everything you ever wanted, these quotes will help you in the end.

The thing about these powerful quotes is that they molded the adventure of Bilbo, the hobbit who went out of the Shire. They will sweep you off your feet.

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Hole-Some Bilbo Baggins Quotes From 'The Hobbit' Book

If you're looking for some amazing adventure quotations from and about Bilbo Baggins: then this list is perfect for you!

1. "Gandalf, Gandalf! Good gracious me! Not the wandering wizard that gave Old Took a pair of magic diamond studs that fastened themselves and never came undone till ordered?"

-'The Hobbit', 'An Unexpected Party.'

2. "'It will not be long now,’ thought Bilbo, ‘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'."

-'The Hobbit', 'The Clouds Burst.'

3. "I have no idea at the moment—if you mean about removing the treasure.

That obviously depends entirely on some new turn of luck and the getting rid of Smaug. 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."

-'The Hobbit', 'Inside Information.'

4. "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."

-'The Hobbit', 'An Unexpected Party.'

5. "So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending."

-'The Hobbit','The Return Journey.'

6. "Then Bilbo fled. But the dragon did not wake – not yet – but shifted into other dreams of greed and violence, lying there in his stolen hall while the little hobbit toiled back up the long tunnel."

-'The Hobbit', 'Inside Information.'

7. "Then something Tookish woke up inside him, and he wished to go and see the great mountains, and hear the pine-trees and the waterfalls, and explore the caves, and wear a sword instead of a walking-stick. He looked out of the window. The stars were out in a dark sky above the trees."

-'The Hobbit', 'An Unexpected Party.'

8. "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."

-'The Hobbit', 'The Clouds Burst.'

9. "'Well, er, I thought, don’t you know,' said Bilbo rather confused, '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.'"

–'The Hobbit', 'The Return Journey.'

10. "'I beg of you,' said Bilbo stammering and standing on one foot, 'to accept this gift!' and he brought out a necklace of silver and pearls that Dain had given him at their parting."

–'The Hobbit', 'The Return Journey.'

11. "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?"

-'The Hobbit', 'An Unexpected Party.'

12. "I will give you a name and I shall call you Sting."

–'The Hobbit', 'Flies And Spiders.'

13. "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."

-'The Hobbit', 'The Clouds Burst.'

14. "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."

-'The Hobbit', 'Inside Information.'

15. "‘More like a grocer than a burglar’ indeed! Well, we’ll hear no more of that."

-'The Hobbit',  'Inside Information.'

Memorable Bilbo Quotes

Are you searching for some of the most exemplary Bilbo quotes?  Here is a list of quotes from Bilbo Baggins which also included ones where Bilbo talks about adventures, what he says at his birthday and Gandalf's last words to Bilbo.

16. "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!"

–'The Hobbit', 'An Unexpected Party.'

17. "I should think so—in these parts! 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.”

–'The Hobbit', 'An Unexpected Party.'

18. "We don't want any adventures here, thank you! You might try over The Hill or across The Water."

-'The Hobbit', 'An Unexpected Party.'

19. "Roads go ever ever on,

Over rock and under tree,

By caves where never sun has shone,

By streams that never find the sea"

–'The Hobbit', 'The Last Stage.'

20. "Farewell, King under the Mountain! This is a bitter adventure if it must end so, and not a mountain of gold can amend it. Yet I am glad that I have shared in your perils – that has been more than any Baggins deserves."

–'The Hobbit', 'The Return Journey.'

21. "The Eagles! The Eagles! The Eagles are coming!"

–'The Hobbit', 'The Clouds Burst.'

22. "Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!"

–'The Hobbit', 'Inside Information.'

23. "'What have I got in my pocket?' he said aloud. He was talking to himself, but Gollum thought it was a riddle, and he was frightfully upset."

–'The Hobbit', 'Riddles in the Dark.'

24. "'Very well!' said Bilbo very downcast, and also rather annoyed. '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 if I feel inclined to try.'"

–'The Hobbit', 'Barrels Out of Bond.'

25. "Victory, after all, I suppose! Well, it seems a very gloomy business."

–'The Hobbit', 'The Return Journey.'

26. "Thag you very buch!"

–'The Hobbit', 'A Warm Welcome.'

27. "'Go back? No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!"

–'The Hobbit', 'Riddles In The Dark.'

28. "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!"

–'The Hobbit','Roast Mutton.'

29. "Gandalf: You are a very fine person, Mr. Baggins, and I am very fond of you; but you are only quite a little fellow in a wide world after all!

Bilbo: Thank goodness!"

-Gandalf's final words to Bilbo, 'The Hobbit', 'The Last Stage.'

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for Bilbo Baggins quotes then why not take a look at [Gandalf quotes], or Tolkien quotes.

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Written by Rajnandini Roychoudhury

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

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Rajnandini RoychoudhuryBachelor of Arts specializing in English, Master of Arts specializing in English

With a Master of Arts in English, Rajnandini has pursued her passion for the arts and has become an experienced content writer. She has worked with companies such as Writer's Zone and has had her writing skills recognized by publications such as The Telegraph. Rajnandini is also trilingual and enjoys various hobbies such as music, movies, travel, philanthropy, writing her blog, and reading classic British literature. 

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