Did You Know?
Benedict Cumberbatch, who has played the character of Smaug and the Necromancer in the Hobbit series, is the son of actor Timothy Carlton. Carlton used to read this book (The Hobbit) out loud to Cumberbatch as a bedtime treat when he was a little boy.
It was really a not-so-happy feeling when we saw the last of the series of 'The Lord of the Rings'. To know that there won't be any continuation, nothing to look forward to. But, our prayers were answered when the Hobbit series came into the theaters. Although not a sequel, it was a welcomed prequel for us fans, which just clarifies for what happened, how it began, and how it would end.
The Hobbit series is a three-part series: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
, and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
. While we all wait eagerly for the third part, which is due for release later this year, let us refresh the memories of the first two parts, which we surely can never have enough of. The following section will give you some awe-inspiring quotes from the first two parts of this series―quotes that will take you through, during times of trials when it's courage you seek the most. These quotes, in a way, remind us all that even during difficult times, true company of loyal companions and some great words of the wise are enough to sail through a storm. Albeit here, it's a fire storm which involves a dragon―the mighty Smaug.
Some Great Quotes from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
There is something entrancing about this movie series, also including 'The Lord of the Rings'. The whole feel of the story captivates you, as if by a spell. The earthly beauty of the Shire, the ethereal magic of Rivendell, or the abundant treasure that lies under the mighty mountains, ruled by dwarfs, who although are not mighty in their size, but still amuse the audiences with their great skills.
Bilbo Baggins, an adventure seeker whilst a little boy, becomes a grownup who loathes visitors, socializing, or even disowns the idea of going beyond his home―the Shire. A little push from a supportive friend―Gandalf the Grey―turns him to a renowned Hobbit known for his courage and adventure. The following quotes may perhaps very well take you through his journey, the journey of a lonely hobbit to the Lonely Mountain, which leaves him lonely no more.
In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole full of worms and oozy smells. This was a hobbit-hole and that means good food, a warm hearth, and all the comforts of home.
― Bilbo Baggins
I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means me.
― Gandalf the Grey
Bilbo Baggins: Good morning.
Gandalf the Grey: What do you mean? Do you mean to wish me a good morning or do you mean that it is a good morning whether I want it or not? Or perhaps you mean to say that you feel good on this particular morning. Or, are you stating that it is a morning to be good on?
Gandalf: All good stories deserve embellishment. You'll have a tale or two to tell of your own when you come back.
Bilbo Baggins: ...Can you promise that I will come back?
Gandalf: No. And if you do... you will not be the same.
You'll have to manage without pocket handkerchiefs and a good many other things Bilbo Baggins, before we reach our journey's end. You were born to the rolling hills and the little rivers of the Shire, but home is now behind you, the world is ahead.
― Gandalf the Grey
True courage is about knowing not when to take a life but when to spare one.
― Gandalf the Grey
The world is not in your books and maps. It's out there.
― Gandalf the Grey
Radagast the Brown: I'll draw them off.
Gandalf the Grey: These are Gundabad wargs. They will outrun you!
Radagast the Brown: These are Rhosgobel rabbits. I'd like to see them try.
Saruman believes that it is only a great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I found. I found it is the small things, everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keeps the darkness at bay. Simple acts of kindness and love ... Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps it is because I am afraid, and he gives me courage.
― Gandalf the Grey
Thrór's love of gold had grown too fierce. A sickness had begun to grow within him. It was a sickness of the mind. And where sickness thrives bad things will follow.
― Bilbo Baggins
We like goblinses, batses, and fishes, but we hasn't tried hobbitses before. Is it soft, is it juicy...?
Bilbo Baggins: Why don't we have a game of riddles and if I win, you show me the way out of here?
Gollum: And if he loses? What then? Well if he loses precious then we eats it! If Baggins loses we eats it whole!
Bilbo Baggins: Fair enough.
Gollum: What has roots that nobody sees. Is taller than trees, up up up it goes, and yet never grows?
Bilbo Baggins: The mountain.
Bilbo Baggins: Thirty white horses on a red hill. First they champ, then they stamp, then they stand still.
Gollum: Teeth? Teeth!! Yes, my Precious. But we - we only have nine.
Gollum: Voiceless it cries, wingless flutters, toothless bites, mouthless mutters.
Bilbo Baggins: Wind.
Bilbo Baggins: A box without hinges, key, or lid; yet a golden treasure inside is hid.
Gollum: It's nasty.
Bilbo Baggins: Give up?
Gollum: Give us a chance, Precious, give us a chance!
Gollum: Eggses! Eggses! What crunchy little eggses, yes. Grandmother taught us to suck them. Yes.
Gollum: We have one for you: All things it devours, birds, beasts, trees, flowers. Gnaws iron, bites steel, grinds hard stone to meal. Answer us.
Bilbo: Give me a moment, please, I gave you a good long while.
Bilbo: I don't know this one.
Gollum: Is it tasty? Is it scrumptious? Is it crunchable?
Bilbo: Let me think. Let me think.
Gollum: It's stuck. Bagginses is stuck. Time's up!
Bilbo: Time. Time! The answer is time.
Thief! Baggins! Curse it and crush it, we hates it forever!
Thorin Oakenshield: Where did you go, if I may ask?
Gandalf: To look ahead.
Thorin Oakenshield: And what brought you back?
Gandalf: Looking behind.
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. And that's why I came back, cause you don't have one ... a home. It was taken from you. But I will help you take it back if I can.
― Bilbo Baggins
The story of 'An Unexpected Journey' began from the time when Bilbo didn't welcome any thoughts of an adventure in his life. He cared more for his mother's crockery and the house plumbing than traveling to the far away lands in search of things unheard of. Well, fate led him to the one ring of power, the ring that rules them all, and serves only one―Sauron. It was amusing to see a twist to what we knew before in terms of how the ring came to Bilbo. While in 'The Lord of the Rings' it was shown how the old Bilbo found in in the forest, the truth revealed something else. More truths were revealed in the next movie of this series―The Desolation of Smaug.
Some Great Quotes from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The fifteen men carry there journey to the Lonely Mountain, while still being chased by the Pale Orc, who wants to kill Thorin Oakenshield and finish the line of kings. Bilbo utilizes the magic of the ring and helps the others in the group as they encounter challenges. Be it in the Mirkwood Forest, while being locked up by the Wood Elves of Mirkwood, or when asked to find the Arkenstone under the nose of the fierce Smaug, Bilbo who was once considered to be weak, unfit, and perhaps a burden on the members, now becomes an integral part of the quest, playing a role far greater than any other with his hope, wisdom, and newly-found courage. The following quotes will reflect all of these aspects, and more.
Gandalf: You've changed, Bilbo Baggins. You're not the same hobbit as the one who left the Shire.
Bilbo: I was going to tell you. I...I found something in the Goblin tunnels.
Gandalf: Found what? What did you find?
Bilbo: My courage.
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.
Gandalf: There is a house, it's not far from here, where we might take refuge.
Thorin: Whose house? Are they friend or foe?
Gandalf: Neither. He will help us or he will kill us.
Thorin: What choice do we have?
I don't like dwarfs, they're greedy and blind, blind to the lives of those they deem less than their own. But Orcs I hate more.
Tauriel: It is Mereth Nuin Giliath; The Feast of Starlight. All light is sacred to the Eldar, but the Wood Elves loves best the light of the stars.
Kili: I always thought it is a cold light, remote and far away.
Tauriel: It is memory, precious and pure. Like your promise.
Legolas: Who is this? Your brother?
Gloin: That is my wife!
Legolas: And what is this horrid creature? A Goblin Mutant?
Gloin: That's my wee lad, Gimli!
Sigrid: Da', why are there dwarves coming out of our toilet?
Tilda: Will they bring us luck?
It is our fight. It will not end here. With every victory this evil will grow. If your father has his way, we will do nothing. We will hide within our walls, live our lives away from the light and let darkness descend. Are we are not part of this world? Tell me, Mellon, when did we let evil become stronger than us?
One day you will be King and you will understand. I cannot risk the fate of this quest for the sake of one dwarf. Not even my own kin.
― Thorin Oakenshield
Alfrid: The Master has his eye on you. You'll do well to remember, we know where you live.
Bard: It's a small town, Alfrid. Everyone knows where everyone lives.
I am fire. I am ... death!
Dori: Was that an earthquake?
Balin: That, my lad, was a dragon.
Smaug: Mm. There is something about you. Something you carry. Something made of gold. But far more...precious.
Smaug: There you are, thief in the shadows.
Bilbo: I did not come to steal from you, oh Smaug, the inaccessibly wealthy. I merely wanted to gaze upon your magnificence. To see if you really were as great as the old tales say. I did not believe them.
Smaug: And do you now?
Bilbo: Truly. The tales and songs fall utterly short of your enormity, oh Smaug, the stupendous.
Smaug: Do you think flattery will keep you alive?
Bilbo: No. No.
Smaug: No indeed....
I kill where I wish, when I wish. My armor is iron. No blade can pierce me!
While the first part of the Hobbit series just gave us the glimpse of the eye of Smaug, which was pretty much a reminder of the eye of Sauron, in the second part, we get to see a good deal of a dragon who seems to be full of superbia and rage and seems to be fond of self-praise. Well, this movie ends in the most crucial phase of all, when the angry dragon flies out of the mountain. He wishes to take revenge by burning those who reside in Lake-town, and Bilbo utters, "What have we done!"
It is actually torturous for avid fans of this movie series to wait one long year to see what happens next. Does Smaug burn all the people of Lake-town, or is the dragon killed by the dwarves? We must not forget that a deadly She-elf Tauriel is also in Lake-town. Will she play a role? Most importantly, will Bard be able to regain the glory of his ancestor Girion, who had failed to slay the dragon sixty years ago, and hence, brought shame to his descendants? For those of us who haven't read the books and would rather want to see what lies ahead, the mystery is about to reveal in a few months.