I learned that he had never married. I thought that odd though I guessed why it was and the reason that I guessed was not that most of the Hobbits gave me – that he had early been left very well off and his own master. No, I guessed that he wanted to remain ‘unattached’ for some reason deep down which he did not understand himself – or would not acknowledge, for it alarmed him.

Gandalf talking to Pippin about Bilbo, Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth (via dheiress88)