Hobbits are a lot like Scots. It's all about nature and enjoying their land, which is a very Scottish thing.
— Billy Boyd

I have read only the first 'Harry Potter' book. I thought it excellent, perhaps the best thing written for older children since The hobbit. I wish the books had been around when my kids were the right age for them.
Gene Wolfe hobbit quote

It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to us than Elves, or even than Dwarves. Of old they spoke the languages of Men, after their own fashion, and liked and disliked much the same things as Men did. But what exactly our relationship is can no longer be discovered.
— J. R. R. Tolkien

Hobbits are an unobtrusive but very ancient people, more numerous formerly than they are today; for they love peace and quiet and good tilled earth: a well-ordered and well-farmed countryside was their favourite haunt.
— J. R. R. Tolkien

The original 'Hobbit' was never intended to have a sequel - Bilbo 'remained very happy to the end of his days and those were extraordinarily long': a sentence I find an almost insuperable obstacle to a satisfactory link.
— hobbit quotation by J. R. R. Tolkien