Dragons Quotes


Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

Coraline

Neil Gaiman

Coraline

Never laugh at live dragons.

Always speak politely to an enraged dragon.

Jhereg

Steven Brust

Jhereg

How should we be able to forget those ancient myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us.
So you must not be frightened if a sadness rises up before you larger than any you have ever seen; if a restiveness, like light and cloudshadows, passes over your hands and over all you do. You must think that something is happening with you, that life has not forgotten you, that it holds you in its hand; it will not let you fall. Why do you want to shut out of your life any uneasiness, any miseries, or any depressions? For after all, you do not know what work these conditions are doing inside you.

I cannot have a man who is afraid of everything, I don't have the time to soothe insecurities and fears, I cannot have a man who is standing on a stone by a creek, watching for the fish to swim by and every time he sees a fish he says "Oh look, this fish scares me, I wonder what this fish means, this fish might mean- this, or this fish might mean- that" for God's sake, they are just fish, and they don't mean anything! Such a sad thing, so many fine, strong men standing on top of little stones, pointing at fish all the time! Such a waste! Such a waste of time! I can only have a man who will leap into the water, not minding the damn fish and whatever other little things that scare him. I need to have someone who is braver than me; if I am a pirate, he has to be the pirate Captain, if I am a pirate Captain he has to be the flying dragon.

Bravery    Courage    Dragons    Fear    Fears    Insecurities    Men    Men and women    Pirates    Relationships


Have I ever told you how glad I am we're not enemies?
Eragon asked.
No, but it's very sweet of you.

Brisingr

Christopher Paolini

Brisingr

But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

A Wizard of Earthsea

You can't map a sense of humor. Anyway, what is a fantasy map but a space beyond which There Be Dragons? On the Discworld we know that There Be Dragons Everywhere. They might not all have scales and forked tongues, but they Be Here all right, grinning and jostling and trying to sell you souvenirs.

The Color of Magic

Terry Pratchett

The Color of Magic

I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.

The Farthest Shore

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Farthest Shore

As Harry and Ron rounded the clump of trees behind which Harry had first heard the dragons roar, a witch leapt out from behind them.
It was Rita Skeeter. She was wearing acid-green robes today; the Quick-Quotes Quill in her hand blended perfectly against them.
"Congratulations, Harry!' she said beaming at him. "I wonder if you could give me a quick word? How you felt facing that dragon? How do you feel now about the fairness of the scoring?"
"Yeah, you can have a word," said Harry savagely. "Goodbye!

Saphira waved her tail, the tip whistling loudly. "I'm not asking you to. However, if we attack first, we may gain the advantage."
"Have you gone crazy? They'll..." Eragon's voice trailed off as he thought about it. "They won't be able to do a thing."
"Exactly," said Saphira. "We can inflict lots of damage from a safe height."
"Let's drop rocks on them!

Dragons    Eragon    Humor    Urgals

If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.

Noble dragons don't have friends. The nearest they can get to the idea is an enemy who is still alive.

Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards!

There's a tree," Starflight said, jumping to his feet. "In the forest."
"No
way
," Glory said. "A
tree
in the
forest
?

Dragons    Glory    Starflight    Tree

I desired dragons with a profound desire.

Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon.

Tremendous Trifles

G.K. Chesterton

Tremendous Trifles

Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.

If you have ever seen a dragon in a pinch, you will realize that this was only poetical exaggeration applied to any hobbit, even to Old Took's great-grand-uncle Bullroarer, who was so huge (for a hobbit) that he could ride a horse. He charged the ranks of the goblins of Mount Gram in the Battle of the Green Fields, and knocked their king Golfimbul's head clean off with a wooden club. It sailed a hundred yards through the air and went down a rabbit-hole, and in this way the battle was won and the game of Golf invented at the same moment.

The Hobbit

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit

Sleeping on a dragon's hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself.

But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But this much I can tell you, we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality.

Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards!

And though I came to forget or regret all I have ever done, yet I would remember that once I saw the dragons aloft on the wind at sunset above the western isles; and I would be content.

The Farthest Shore

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Farthest Shore

Dragons and legends...It would have been difficult for any man not to want to fight beside a dragon.

Dragon Blood

Patricia Briggs

Dragon Blood

And what lesson can we draw from Volantene history?
If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons.

A Dance with Dragons

George R.R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons

Someone needs to drag you kicking and screaming into this century.

Dark Prince

Christine Feehan

Dark Prince

As Daenerys Targaryen rose to her feet, her black hissed, pale smoke venting from its mouth and nostrils. The other two pulled away from her breasts and added their voices to the call, translucent wings unfolding and stirring the air, and for the first time in hundreds of years, the night came alive with the music of dragons.

A Game of Thrones

George R.R. Martin

A Game of Thrones

This may be my only chance to see humans before these two are made into fertilizer for Moonwind's rosebushes.

The Realms of the Gods

Tamora Pierce (Author)

The Realms of the Gods
Dragons    Humour    Meet

Hurricanes couldn’t remove you from my mind. You’re my world and I’m incapable of not loving you.

I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood. But the world that contained even the imagination of Fáfnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever the cost of peril.

She had no time for sleep, with the weight of the world upon her shoulders. And she feared to dream. Sleep is a little death, dreams the whisperings of the Other, who would drag us all into his eternal night.

A Dance with Dragons

George R.R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons

It is because of its emptiness that the cup is useful.

Dragon Keeper

Carole Wilkinson

Dragon Keeper

He had only heard of dragons, and although he had never seen one, he was sure they existed.

You know, I preferred you as an evil monk. Would have made killing you a whole lot easier.

Dragons    Firestar    Humor    Killing    Magic    Monks

We men dream dreams, we work magic, we do good, we do evil. The dragons do not dream. They are dreams. They do not work magic: it is their substance, their being. They do not do; they are.

The Farthest Shore

Ursula K. Le Guin

The Farthest Shore

I thought I saw how stories of this kind could steal past a certain inhibition which had paralysed much of my own religion in childhood. Why did one find it so hard to feel as one was told one ought to feel about God or the sufferings of Christ? I thought the chief reason was that one was told one ought to. An obligation to feel can freeze feelings. And reverence itself did harm. The whole subject was associated with lowered voices; almost as if it were something medical. But supposing that by casting all these things into an imaginary world, stripping them of their stained-glass and Sunday School associations, one could make them for the first time appear in their real potency? Could one not thus steal past those watchful dragons? I thought one could.

My task is set before me, girl
My mission clear and true
There’ll be black knights and dragons, girl
But I will always come for you…

The secret we should never let the gamemasters know is that they don't need any rules.

Dnd    Dragons    Dungeons    Rpgs

But how can we know that dragons did not exist? We have never actually BEEN to the Dark Ages.

I will see you bereft of all that you have, of home and happiness and beautiful things. I will see your nation cast down and your allies drawn away. I will see you as alone and friendless and wretched as am I; and then you may live as long as you like, in some dark and lonely corner of the earth, and I shall call myself content.
-Lien, Albino Celestial (Dragon)

They say dragons never truly die. No matter how many times you kill them.

You have the effrontery to be squeamish, it thought at him. But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But this much I can tell you, you ape – the great face pressed even closer, so that Wonse was staring into the pitiless depths of his eyes – we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality.

Guards! Guards!

Terry Pratchett

Guards! Guards!

Here be dragons to be slain, here be rich rewards to gain;
If we perish in the seeking, why, how small a thing is death!

My nightly craft is winged in white, a dragon of night dark sea.
Swift born, dream bound and rudderless, her captain and crew are me.
We've sailed a hundred sleeping tides where no seaman's ever been
And only my white-winged craft and I know the wonders we have seen.

Well, it doesn't sound particularly noble and knightly to say you've rescued the Chief Cook and Librarian, does it? And it has cut down on the number of interruptions. I used to get two or three knights a day, and now there's only about one a week. And the ones who
do
come are at least smart enough to figure out that I'm still a princess even if the dragons call me Chief Cook

Searching for Dragons

Patricia Wrede

Searching for Dragons

Small men oft feel a need to prove their courage with unseemly boasts," he declared. "I doubt if he could kill a duck."
Tyrion shrugged. "Fetch the duck.

A Dance with Dragons

George R.R. Martin

A Dance with Dragons
Boast    Courage    Dance    Dragons    Duck    Funny    Humor    Kill    Martin    Prove    Small    Soiaf    Tyrion

There wasn't a colloquial phrase, or curse, that went something like, "May your day be full of angry dragons" or, "May every dragon you meet today be pissed off." But, there should have been.

That is a terrible plan."
"Hiccup's plans are always t-terrible."
"Hey! You're still here, aren't you?

How to Speak Dragonese

Cressida Cowell

How to Speak Dragonese

Besides, if there were no dragons of flesh and blood and fire, whence would come the idea for these stone carvings?

If you see the dragon fly,
best you drink the flagon dry.
—Zarost

But most dragons seem to have interesting personalities--besides probably having quite good reasons for what they do, if only one could understand them

Fire and Hemlock

Diana Wynne Jones

Fire and Hemlock

How should we be able to forget those myths that are at the beginning of all peoples, the myths about dragons that at the last moment turn into princesses; perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.

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