Trivia: What literary character said, “Not all those who wander are lost”?
Correct Answer: Bilbo Baggins
So why is this answer correct? : “The Riddle of Strider” is a poem by J.R.R. Tolkien from his 1954 novel, “The Lord of the Rings.” The first stanza reads, “All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.” This poem is found in a letter given to Frodo by Gandalf but is read by Bilbo Baggins at the Council of Elrond. The first line is a nod to Shakespeare’s 1596 play “The Merchant of Venice,” which includes the line “All that glitters is not gold.”