Today is the 75th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit. So my son and I are going to celebrate by having a pot of tea and some goodies for Elevensies. Though we can’t share our tea and goodies, we can share our favorite quotes:
1. "Chip the glasses and crack the plates! Blunt the knives and bend the forks! That's what Bilbo Baggins hates." When my kids were little, they used to sing this when they did the dishes.
2. “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations…” This has always been my problem. I forget about the dragons.
3. "In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat: it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort." I have always wanted to live in a hobbit-hole. Haven’t you?
4. "I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it's very difficult to find anyone." This is why my husband and I had children—for people to share the adventure with us.
5. “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 knowing where you might be swept off to.” (I know this is from LOTR, but it feels like it’s from The Hobbit.) When my kids were little and they left the house for some important reason, I always said, “It’s a dangerous business walking out your front door.”
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