Though they were much relieved, they were inclined to be grumpy at being frightened for nothing.

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Somehow the killing of the giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of the wizard or the dwarves or of anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach, as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath.

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Trolls are slow in the uptake, and mighty suspicious about anything new to them.

J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Trolls simply detest the very sight of dwarves (uncooked).

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

I am he that buries his friends alive and drowns them and draws them alive again from the water. I came from the end of a bag, but no bag went over me.

Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit

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