Category: the hobbit

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Tolkien quotes to inspire wanderlust

“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.”

J.R.R. Tolkien

(The Hobbit, Chap. 1: An Unexpected Party)

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Bilbo “The Introvert” Baggins #10

“Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not Today.”

The Hobbit, Chap. 1: An Unexpected Party

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Bilbo “The Introvert” Baggins #9

“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, Chap. 1: An Unexpected Party

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Bilbo “The Introvert” Baggins #8

“Then he took out his morning letters, and began to read, pretending to take no more notice of [Gandalf].”

(The Hobbit, Chap. 1: An Unexpected Party)

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Bilbo “The Introvert” Baggins #7

“The Tookish part was getting very tired … “I wish now only to be in my own armchair!“ he said.”

(The Hobbit, Chap. 18: The Return Journey)

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Bilbo “The Introvert” Baggins #5

“He had decided that he was not quite his sort, and wanted him to go away.”

(The Hobbit, An Unexpected Party)

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Bilbo “The Introvert” Baggins #4

“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.”

(The Fellowship of the Ring, A Long-expected Party)

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Bilbo Baggins being an introvert #3

“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)

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“It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons …”

— J.R.R. Tolkien

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Bilbo Baggins being an introvert #2

“Personally I have no hopes at all, and wish I was safe back at home.”

(The Hobbit, Chapter 12)