Dragons quotes

  • Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant, Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon, Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar, and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.
    -- A. N. Wilson

    #Dragons #Monsters #Giants

  • At 23 years old, I came into politics as a dragon slayer. At 63 years old, I'm going out as a dragon.
    -- Aaron Broussard

    #Dragons #Years #Going Out

  • The Exclusion Principle is laid down purely for the benefit of the electrons themselves, who might be corrupted (and become dragons or demons) if allowed to associate too freely.
    -- Alan Turing

    #Dragons #Benefits #Might

  • Unicorns, dragons, witches may be creatures conjured up in dreams, but on the page their needs, joys, anguishes, and redemptions should be just as true as those of Madame Bovary or Martin Chuzzlewit.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Dream #Writing #Dragons

  • A man who admires a fine woman, has yet not more reason to wish himself her husband, than one who admired the Hesperian fruit, would have had to wish himself the dragon that kept it.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Husband #Women #Dragons

  • Even though Xavier was only human, it seemed he could protect me from anything and everything. I wouldn't have been worried if a fire-breathing dragon had torn of the roof, because I knew that Xavier was there. I wondered fleetingly if I was expecting to much og him, but dismissed the idea.
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Dragons #Breathing #Ideas

  • Real friends are hard to come by, and as annoying as Henry is, he'd throw himself in front of dragon's fire for you." "And that's the definition of a real friend?" "Oh, yes, just ask Owain." He laughed.
    -- Alexandra Bracken

    #Real #Fire #Dragons

  • Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it.
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Happiness #Fighting #Dragons

  • Jealousy is the dragon in paradise; the hell of heaven; and the most bitter of the emotions because associated with the sweetest.
    -- Alfred Richard Orage

    #Jealousy #Dragons #Heaven

  • And besides, it drives the dragon crazy when you sing about his downfall even though you are bleeding
    -- Allan Boesak

    #Crazy #Dragons #Bleeding

  • There's a lot of things I nerd out over. Quantum Mechanics. I also love Dungeons and Dragons. I want to be an astronaut.
    -- Analeigh Tipton

    #Dragons #Nerd #Want

  • You must have a dragon hidden inside you. When you need, you let the dragon out.
    -- Anderson Silva

    #Sports #Dragons #Needs

  • When you banish the dragons you banish the heroes.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Hero #Dragons

  • When I was younger, not being accepted made me enraged, but now, I am not inclined to dismantle my history. If you banish the dragons, you banish the heroes-and we become attached to the heroic strain in our personal history.
    -- Andrew Solomon

    #Hero #Dragons #Conformity

  • Americans are hidden dragons to me.
    -- Ang Lee


  • He was not used to the smell of dragon breath, which is best described as a combination of the stench of burning rubber and the stink of old socks, with overtones of a hamster cage in dire need of a cleaning.
    -- Angie Sage

    #Smell #Dragons #Burning

  • I had never before met anyone who owned a telephone and believed in dragons.
    -- Anna Kavan

    #Dragons #Telephones #Mets

  • How much can a dragon carry? As much as it thinks it can
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Thinking #Dragons

  • Above us, outlined against the brilliant sky, dragons crowded every available perching space on the Rim. And the sun made a gold of every one of them.
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Dragons #Sky #Space

  • People have freaked out when I tell them that my dragons are scientifically based... what else can you call a genetically engineered life form?
    -- Anne McCaffrey

    #Dragons #Gmos #People

  • When a draco has eaten much fruit, it seeks the juice of the bitter lettuce; it has been seen to do this.
    -- Aristotle

    #Dragons #Juice #Fruit

  • Secret Instructions for Reaching Xanadu: Go eastward from the Bewildered-Dragon Lake Until you see the Monastery of the West Tower straight and high above your head. Then take Those charms which, as I told you, in the breast Of your most inner robe you have hidden, and follow Their clear instruction.
    -- Arthur Davison Ficke

    #Lakes #Dragons #Secret

  • Disease is surely one of the ways in which we are tried by life and offered the chance to be heroic. Though few of us will win Olympic gold medals or slay dragons, disease can be the spark or gift that allows many of us to live out our personal myths and become heroes.
    -- Bernie Siegel

    #Hero #Winning #Dragons

  • It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
    -- Bertrand Russell

    #Birthday #Doors #Dragons

  • Only if the dragon and the eagle turn their sights from each other and make room for each other in the world they share, can they reach new and brighter horizons.
    -- Bill Vaughan

    #Sight #Dragons #Eagles

  • In between effect and cause and just beyond the range of normal sight, this glittering joker was dancing in the dragon's jaws.
    -- Bruce Cockburn

    #Philosophy #Sight #Dragons

  • Dad just told me that I'm the son of a dragon!And then he leaves?
    -- Bryan Davis

    #Dad #Son #Dragons

  • If you draw your sword against those you sworn to protect, the very ones who trust in your strength, how will you convince them that you are a shield when the dragons come and take them away?
    -- Bryan Davis

    #Dragons #Shields #Protect

  • I’ve never known fear; as a youth I fought/ In endless battles. I am old, now,/ But I will fight again, seek fame still,/ If the dragon hiding in his tower dares/ To face me
    -- Burton Raffel

    #Fighting #Dragons #Battle

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

    #Heart #Sleep #Dragons

  • I desired dragons with a profound desire.
    -- C. S. Lewis

    #Dragons #Profound #Desire

  • You know, in Fairyland-Above they said that the underworld was full of devils and dragons. But it isn’t so at all! Folk are just folk, wherever you go, and it’s only a nasty sort of person who thinks a body’s a devil just because they come from another country and have different notions. It’s wild and quick and bold down here, but I like wild things and quick things and bold things, too.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Country #Thinking #Dragons

  • The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
    -- Charles Dickens

    #Past #Dragons #Boredom

  • In the field of fantastic fiction, the question of world-building is not uncontroversial. But I grew up with 'Dungeons and Dragons,' so that whole world-building thing is very close to my heart.
    -- China Mieville

    #Heart #Dragons #Dungeons

  • Loads of children read books about dinosaurs, underwater monsters, dragons, witches, aliens, and robots. Essentially, the people who read SF, fantasy and horror haven't grown out of enjoying the strange and weird.
    -- China Mieville

    #Children #Book #Dragons

  • He inclined his head ever so slightly, displaying with his bearing the supreme confidence, even arrogance, that is the sole providence of cats, dragons, and certain highborn women.
    -- Christopher Paolini

    #Cat #Dragons #Arrogance

  • If a dragon has already transferred their consciousness to their heart of hearts, then they will die a true death.
    -- Christopher Paolini

    #Heart #Dragons #Consciousness

  • Adult dragons are,astute,powerful,and sure of their strength.
    -- Ciruelo Cabral

    #Powerful #Dragons #Adults

  • Love is not a consequence. Love is not a choice. Love is a thirst. A need as vital to the soul as water is to the body. Love is a precious draught that not only soothes a parched throat, but it vitalizes a man. It fortifies him enough that he is willing to slay dragons for the woman who offers it. Take that draught of love from me and I will shrivel to dust. To take it from a man dying of thirst and give it to another whilst he watches is a cruelty I never thought you capable of.
    -- Colleen Houck

    #Love Is #Men #Dragons

  • I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.
    -- Cornelia Funke

    #Dragons #Years #Imagination

  • And I plan to write a sequel to Dragon Rider.
    -- Cornelia Funke

    #Writing #Dragons #Riders

  • The past is another land, and we cannot go to visit. So, if I say there were dragons, and men who rode upon their backs, who alive has been there and can tell me that I'm wrong?
    -- Cressida Cowell

    #Past #Men #Dragons

  • There were dragons when I was a boy.
    -- Cressida Cowell

    #Boys #Dragons

  • The dragons I would write about would not be the rather generalized, big, green things that I had read about in storybooks. What I wanted to create was a multiplicity of different dragon species, of all shapes and sizes, adapted to their environment and habitats in the same way as birds or other animals we see today.
    -- Cressida Cowell

    #Writing #Animal #Dragons

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

    #Dark #Dragons #Age

  • GO FOR HIS EYES! OR BITE HIM ON THE NOSE! DRAGON NOSES ARE VERY SENSITIVE!" Oh, very helpful, Camicazi, very helpful...thought Hiccup. What if he doesn't obligingly hold me up to his nose? What if the only part I get close to is the TEETH?
    -- Cressida Cowell

    #Eye #Dragons #What If

  • Narcissism really spreads its wings and soars on twitter. It's like watching a dragon hatch and learn to fly.
    -- Dave Anthony

    #Dragons #Wings #Narcissism

  • It wouldn't be a Dragon Age game without ugly mage hats.
    -- David Gaider

    #Dragons #Games #Age

  • We all have one, in one form or another. To me, this dragon is both the wild nature of ourselves and our conscience in his embodiment of the Old Code ethical behavior and morality. At the same time, he's our unconscious, the place from which our dreams arise. I just spoke my lines to the dragon within me.
    -- Dennis Quaid

    #Dream #Dragons #Lines

  • Other stories tell how I eat innocent newborns, how I’m ten feet tall, how I breathe fire and have great dragon wings. None of these are wholly accurate. I don’t have dragon wings, I don’t breathe fire, I’m only eight feet tall and I’ve never eaten a newborn that didn’t have it coming. My name is Mevolent. What’s yours?
    -- Derek Landy

    #Fire #Eight #Dragons

  • All the drawing lacks is the final touch: To add eyes to the dragon
    -- Diane Duane

    #Eye #Dragons #Drawing

  • After The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, the audience would like to know where, when, and who arrests Hannibal Lecter for the first time. This is the story of Red Dragon.
    -- Dino De Laurentiis

    #Dragons #Silence #Stories

  • The Scorpion connects with the Serpent through the Dragon.
    -- Dion Fortune

    #Dragons #Scorpions #Serpent

  • Does a dragon still sing from within a withered tree?
    -- Dogen

    #Dragons #Tree #Doe

  • I remember when we were doing the first Dragon's Lair, I got really involved with coming up with all the little rooms and what was the danger in the room and going into it with bats and spiders and snakes.
    -- Don Bluth

    #Dragons #Snakes #Bats

  • Dragon's Lair 3D is about as close as you can come to controlling an animated feature film.
    -- Don Bluth

    #Dragons #Film #Animated

  • I'm also very pleased that we were able to include a full orchestrated score for Dragon's Lair 3D. The 40 different music pieces blend with the action to make you feel more a part of the whole adventure.
    -- Don Bluth

    #Adventure #Dragons #Different

  • It's a wisdom that comes from seeing how things work. Things you want to happen always take a long time.' She pointed one little finger at the meech dragon and shook it in his face. 'You may read books and know bunches, but I have lived life longer than you.
    -- Donita K. Paul

    #Book #Dragons #Long

  • I certainly hope 'Dragon' can leave some legacy behind.
    -- Donnie Yen

    #Dragons #Legacy #Behinds

  • I gained a lot of confidence after 'IP Man' as being a true actor. I went on to tackle what it is an actor is supposed to do before a film. Do a lot of research, get into the character. That's what I did with 'Dragon.'
    -- Donnie Yen

    #Character #Men #Dragons

  • The ones as big as sheep were easier to avoid, because you could see them coming, but when they flew in at the window and curled up under your eiderdown, and you did not find them till you went to bed, it was always a shock. The ones this size did not eat people, only lettuces, but they always scorched the sheets and pillowcases dreadfully.
    -- E. Nesbit

    #Sheep #Dragons #People

  • The Chinese tell time by 'The Year of the Horse' or 'The Year of the Dragon.' I tell time by 'The Year of the Back' and 'The Year of the Elbow.' This year it's 'The Year of the Ulnar Nerve.' Someone once asked me if I had any physical incapacities of my own. 'Sure I do,' I said. 'One big one - Jim Palmer.'
    -- Earl Weaver

    #Horse #Dragons #Years

  • Among all the kinds of serpents, there is none comparable to the Dragon.
    -- Edward Topsell

    #Dragons #Kind #Serpent

  • I got halfway through 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.' I don't get it at all. What's the big thrill? It's boring.
    -- Elmore Leonard

    #Tattoo #Girl #Dragons

  • I'll change to a dragon, then you'll be sorry.
    -- Eloise Jarvis McGraw

    #Sorry #Dragons #You Ll Be Sorry

  • I think so, Silence of the Lambs was a great, suspenseful thriller and I would expect Red Dragon to be similar. And I think it's very character driven.
    -- Emily Watson

    #Character #Thinking #Dragons

  • There weren't butterflies in my stomach, there were fire breathing dragons.
    -- Emme

    #Butterfly #Fire #Dragons

  • Holly is alive,' thought Foaly 'My princess lives,'exulted Orion. 'And we're chasing a dragon
    -- Eoin Colfer

    #Princess #Dragons #Hollies

  • Why no aggressive action?" Foaly squirmed in a harness built for two-legged creatures. "Oh yes, why no aggressive action? How I long for aggressive action." "I live for aggressive action!" thundered Orion squeakily which was unusual. "Oh, how I pray that dragon will turn 'round that I may smite it." "Smite it with what?" wandered Foaly "Your secret birthmark?" "Don't you mock my birthmark, which I may or may not have.
    -- Eoin Colfer

    #Two #Dragons #Long

  • Orion:"Oh, how I pray that dragon will turn 'round so that I may smite it." Foaly: "Smite it with what? Your secret birthmark?" Orion: "Don't you mock my birthmark, which I may or may not have.
    -- Eoin Colfer

    #Dragons #Secret #Orion

  • Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon . . . is not the dragon the hero of his own story?
    -- Erin Morgenstern

    #Princess #Hero #Dragons

  • My favorite video game of all time is called 'Black Tiger'. It's a Capcom Dungeons and Dragons game from 1987. I have the actual arcade version sitting in my office.
    -- Ernest Cline

    #Dragons #Games #Office

  • In life you need courage to fight the dragons. The ones who live inside and the ones who live outside
    -- Ernesto Neto

    #Fighting #Dragons #Needs

  • the serpent if it wants to become the dragon must eat itself.
    -- Francis Bacon

    #Dragons #Want #Serpent

  • He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.
    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

    #Fighting #Dragons #Long

  • I put my fingers around the unmarked ring of the spyglass and twisted. The scene became clear. Oh no! A hairy brown spider clung to a vine! I couldn't go there! I'd go to the desert to find a dragon. I began to reset the spyglass, but then I stopped myself. A spider was worse than a dragon? No. My first monsters would be spiders, then.
    -- Gail Carson Levine

    #Dragons #Monsters #Would Be

  • Anyone wanna play Dungeons & Dragons for the next quadrillion years?
    -- Gary Gygax

    #Dragons #Years #Play

  • Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. It's a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff.
    -- Gary Gygax

    #Real #Fire #Dragons

  • Your dragons are the frightened parts of your personality, and you alone can experience and heal them.
    -- Gary Zukav

    #Dragons #Personality #Frightened

  • No sooner had Jesus knocked over the dragon of superstition than Paul boldly set it on its legs again in the name of Jesus.
    -- George Bernard Shaw

    #Jesus #Dragons #Names

  • When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Stars #Dragons #Darkness

  • Not all men were meant to dance with dragons.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Men #Dragons

  • You do not steal from the dragon, oh, no. The dragon remembers.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Dragons #Remember #Stealing

  • One night, in his cups, he drank a jar of wildfire, after telling his friends it would transform him into a dragon, but the gods were kind and it transformed him into a corpse.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Night #Dragons #Jars

  • I daresay Freddy might not be a great hand at slaying dragons- but one has not the smallest need of a man who can kill dragons!
    -- Georgette Heyer

    #Men #Dragons #Hands

  • The real thing about evil," said the Witch at the doorway, "isn't any of what you said. You figure out one side of it - the human side, say - and the eternal side goes into shadow. Or vice versa. It's like the old saw: What does a dragon in its shell look like? Well no one can ever tell, for as soon as you break the shell to see, the dragon is no longer in its shell. The real disaster of this inquiry is that it is the nature of evil to be secret.
    -- Gregory Maguire

    #Real #Dragons #Evil

  • Some writers later, describing the events of that night and day, wrote that Wan'yen of the Altai had seen a spirit-dragon of the river and become afraid. Writers do that sort of thing. They like dragons in their tales.
    -- Guy Gavriel Kay

    #Night #Dragons #Rivers

  • And now it stands proven that Satan, or the Red Fiery Dragon, the 'Lord of Phosphorus,' and Lucifer, or 'Light-Bearer,' is in us: it is our Mind
    -- H. P. Blavatsky

    #Light #Dragons #Mind

  • On the waves of the brook she dances by, The light, the lovely dragon-fly; She dances here, she dances there, The shimmering, glimmering flutterer fair. And many a foolish young beetle's impressed By the blue gauze gown in which she is dressed; They admire the enamel that decks her bright, And her elegant waist so slim and slight...
    -- Heinrich Heine

    #Light #Blue #Dragons

  • When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.
    -- Ho Chi Minh

    #Real #Doors #Dragons

  • When walking into the lair of the dragon after robbing his hoard, the least you could do is hold you head high [...]
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Dragons #Robbing #Walking

  • Speak politely to an enraged dragon.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Dragons #Speak

  • No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Dragons #Trying #Fascination

  • So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Courage #Fire #Dragons

  • Never laugh at live dragons.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Life #Wisdom #Dragons

  • It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any dragons.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Adventure #Dragons

  • It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Dragons #Doe

  • You have nice manners for a thief and a liar," said the dragon.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Nice #Liars #Dragons

  • How could such a large door be kept secret from everybody outside, apart from the dragon?" [Bilbo] asked. He was only a little hobbit you must remember.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Doors #Dragons #Secret

  • 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.
    -- J. R. R. Tolkien

    #Beautiful #Dragons #Imagination