32 Tolkien Quotes for Hobbit Day and Your Next Adventure

MATAMATA, NEW ZEALAND MAY 12, 2012 : Home of Hobbiton - The real Middle-Earth at the 1250 acres farmland near Matamata, a small town in the north island of New Zealand.

Hobbit Day

September 22nd is Hobbit Day, the birthday of both Frodo and Bilbo Baggins. Author J.R.R. Tolkien continues to inspire the imaginations of writers of all ages.  These quotes can spark in us that hidden flame for adventure that he created all those years ago in the magical world of Middle Earth. Just be careful if you wander too far from The Shire and too close to Mordor.


“A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“Courage is found in unlikely places.” –J.R.R. Tolkien



“I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are evil.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“And some things that were not meant to be forgotten were lost.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“If most of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold it would be a merrier world.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure, and found himself doing and saying things altogether unexpected.” -J.R.R. Tolkien


“I feel that as long as the Shire lies behind, safe and comfortable, I shall find wandering more bearable: I shall know that somewhere there is a firm foothold, even if my feet cannot stand there again.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“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.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“And then her heart changed, or at least she understood it; and the winter passed, and the sun shone upon her.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“It is no bad thing to celebrate a simple life.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay, small acts of kindness and love.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“A safe fairyland is untrue to all worlds.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“Darkness must pass, a new day will come. And when the sun shines, it will shine out the clearer.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“It’s the job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.” –J.R.R. Tolkien

“The road goes ever on and on, down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the road has gone, and I must follow, if I can.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might be swept off to.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“Home is behind, the world ahead.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“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 world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“For even the very wise cannot see all ends.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“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?” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“Little by little, one travels far.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.” –J.R.R. Tolkien


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