The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) quotes

Director
Peter Jackson.

Cast
Martin Freeman.
Ian McKellen.
Richard Armitage.

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Mithrandir? Why the Halfling?
– Galadriel
I don’t know. Saruman believes that it is only great power that can hold evil in check. But that is not what I have found. I’ve 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

I have… I have never used a sword in my life.
– Bilbo Baggins
And I hope you never have to. But if you do, remember this: true courage is about knowing not when to take a life, but when to spare one.
– Gandalf

I’m looking for someone to share in an adventure.
– Gandalf

Good morning.
– Bilbo Baggins
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 simply stating that this is a morning to be good on?
– Gandalf
All of them at once, I suppose.
– Bilbo Baggins

It’s just the usual; summary of out-of-pocket expenses, time required, remuneration, funeral arrangements, so forth.
– Balin
Funeral arrangements?
– Bilbo Baggins
Oh, up to but not exceeding one fourteenth total profit if any. Seems fair. Present company shall not be liable for injuries including but not limited to laceration, evisceration… incineration?
– Bilbo Baggins
Oh, aye. He’ll melt the flesh off your bones in the blink of an eye.
– Bofur
You all right, laddie?
– Balin
Yeah, I’ll be. Feel a bit faint
– Bilbo Baggins
Think furnace, with wings.
– Bofur
Yeah, I-I-I need air
– Bilbo Baggins
Flash of light, searing pain, then poof, you’re nothing more than a pile of ash.
– Bofur
Nope.
– Bilbo Baggins
Very helpful, Bofur.
– Gandalf

Can I help you?
– Bilbo Baggins
That remains to be seen.
– Gandalf

You! Mr. Bilbo, where’re you off to?
– Hobbit
I’m already late.
– Bilbo Baggins
Late for what?
– Hobbit
I’m going on an adventure!
– Bilbo Baggins

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.
– Old Bilbo

Out of the frying pan…
– Thorin Oakenshield
…and into the fire.
– Gandalf

Well, why does it matter? He’s back!
– Gandalf
It matters. I want to know – why did you come back?
– Thorin Oakenshield
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. 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

You will have to do without pocket handkerchiefs, and a great many other things, before we reach our journey’s end, Bilbo Baggins. You were born to the rolling hills and little rivers of the Shire, but home is now behind you. The world is ahead.
– Gandalf

Is he lost?
– Gollum
Yes, yes, and I want to get unlost… as soon as possible!
– Bilbo Baggins
Oh! We knows! We knows safe paths for hobbitses! Safe paths in the dark… SHUT UP!
– Gollum
I didn’t say anything…
– Bilbo Baggins
Wasn’t talking to you!
– Gollum

I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means me.
– Gandalf

Well, that could have been worse…
– Bofur
Oh, you’ve got to be joking!
– Dwalin

I’ll draw them off.
– Radagast
These are Gundabad wargs. They will outrun you!
– Gandalf
These are Rhosgobel rabbits. I’d like to see them try.
– Radagast

I just need to sit quietly for a moment.
– Bilbo Baggins
You’ve been sitting quietly for far too long!
– Gandalf

My dear Frodo, you asked me once if I had told you everything there was to know about my adventures. And while I can honestly say I’ve told you the truth, I may not have told you all of it. I am old, Frodo. I am not the same hobbit as I once was. It is time for you to know what really happened.
– Old Bilbo

Where did you go, if I may ask?
– Thorin Oakenshield
To look ahead.
– Gandalf
And what brought you back?
– Thorin Oakenshield
Looking behind.
– Gandalf

What’s this?
– Frodo
That is private, keep your sticky paws off! It’s not ready yet!
– Old Bilbo
Not ready for what?
– Frodo
Reading!
– Old Bilbo

So this is the Hobbit.
– Thorin Oakenshield

And I am sorry for doubting you.
– Thorin Oakenshield
No, it’s fine. I would have doubted me too. I’m not a hero, or a warrior…
– Bilbo Baggins
… Not even a burglar.
– Bilbo Baggins

You’re right, I do believe the worst is behind us now.
– Bilbo Baggins