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Quotes About Dragons

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

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Never laugh at live dragons.”
J.R.R. Tolkien

John Lennon
“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?”
John Lennon

Steven Brust
“Always speak politely to an enraged dragon.”
Steven Brust, Jhereg

C. JoyBell C.
“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.”
C. JoyBell C.

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

Rainer Maria Rilke
“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.”
Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

Christopher Paolini
“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!”
Christopher Paolini

Terry Pratchett
“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. ”
Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

J.K. Rowling
“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!”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Ursula K. Le Guin
“But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin
“I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

Terry Pratchett
“Noble dragons don't have friends. The nearest they can get to the idea is an enemy who is still alive.”
Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!

C.S. Lewis
“I desired dragons with a profound desire.”
C.S. Lewis, Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories

Ilona Andrews
“If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.”
Ilona Andrews, Fate's Edge

J.R.R. Tolkien
“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-granduncle 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 Golfibul'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 was invented at the same moment.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Criss Jami
“Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

C.S. Lewis
“Sleeping on a dragon's hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself.”
C.S. Lewis, The Voyage of the "Dawn Treader"

Tamora Pierce
“This may be my only chance to see humans before these two are made into fertilizer for Moonwind's rosebushes.”
Tamora Pierce, The Realms of the Gods

Christine Feehan
“Someone needs to drag you kicking and screaming into this century.”
Christine Feehan, Dark Prince

Patricia Briggs
“Dragons and legends...It would have been difficult for any man not to want to fight beside a dragon.”
Patricia Briggs, Dragon Blood

Chris d'Lacey
“You know, I preferred you as an evil monk. Would have made killing you a whole lot easier.”
Chris d'Lacey

Dee Marie
“He had only heard of dragons, and although he had never seen one, he was sure they existed.”
Dee Marie, Sons of Avalon: Merlin's Prophecy

Carole Wilkinson
“It is because of its emptiness that the cup is useful.”
Carole Wilkinson, Dragon Keeper

J.R.R. Tolkien
“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

Naomi Novik
“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) ”
Naomi Novik, Black Powder War

Ursula K. Le Guin
“And though I came to forget or regret all I have ever done, yet would I remember that once I saw the dragons aloft on the wind at sunset above the western isles; and I would be content.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

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

Emme Rollins
“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…”
Emme Rollins

Robin Hobb
“Besides, if there were no dragons of flesh and blood and fire, whence would come the idea for these stone carvings?”
Robin Hobb, Assassin's Quest

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