Than gems without measure,
The moon is far whiter
Than silver in treasure:
The fire is more shining
On hearth in the gloaming
Than gold won by mining” —The Hobbit
“I will give you a name,” he said to it, “and I shall call you Sting.” —The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (via allshallfade)
Wind him in slumber and there let us leave him!
The wanderer sleepeth. Now soft be his pillow!
Lullaby! Lullaby! Alder and Willow!
Sigh no more Pine, till the wind of the morn!” —A excerpt from song in The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (via juleahkaliski)
J. R. R. Tolkien
(via Sami Husain)
Gandalf: I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging, and it’s very difficult to find anyone.
Bilbo: 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!
Chapter 3, pg. 46
Chapter 5, pg. 86