Dragon Quotes

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Continuation of dragon quotes transferred over from the old website.

Header image by wild-e-eeep.

“Whuf” added the dragon.
~ Rick Cook, “Wizardry Consulted”

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
~ Dilbert by Scott Adams

Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!
~ Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit, J. R. R. Tolkien)

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Smaug by John Howe | www.john-howe.com

It never does to leave a live Dragon out of the equation.
~ The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

This of course is the way to talk to dragons, if you don’t want to reveal your proper name (which is wise), and don’t want to infuriate them by a flat refusal (which is also very wise). No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time to trying to understand it.
~ The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

Smaug certainly looked asleep, almost dead and dark, with scarcely a snore more than a whiff of unseen steam, when Bilbo peeped once more from the entrance. He was just about to step out onto the floor when he caught a sudden thin ray of red from under the drooping lid of Smaug’s left eye. He was only pretending to sleep! He was watching the tunnel entrance!
~ The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

We Dragons love to sing.
~ Draco in Dragonheart

Long ago, when man was young and the dragon already old, the wisest of our race took pity on man, so he gathered together all the dragons, making them vow to watch over man always. And at the moment of his death, the night became alive with those stars. And thus was born the Dragons’ Heaven. But when we die, not all dragons are admitted to this shining place. No, we have to earn it! And if we don’t, our spirit disappears as if we never were.
~ Draco in Dragonheart

“I imagined a dragon inside myself,” Quaid explains. “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 on “Dragonheart”

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Dragon Attack by Clyde Caldwell | www.clydecaldwell.com

Come not between the dragon and his wrath.
~ Shakespeare, King Lear

The enlightened man enjoys perfect freedom in active life. He is like a dragon supported by deep waters or like a tiger that commands its mountain retreat. The man who is not enlightened drifts about in the affairs of the world. He is like a ram that gets its horns caught in a fence or like a man who waits for a hare to run against a tree stump and stun itself.
~ Hekiganroku by Setcho

When the old mapmakers got to the edge of the world they used to write: “Beyond this place, there be Dragons.”
~ Barclay Cole

I was born to catch dragons in their dens and pick flowers
To tell tales and laugh away the morning
To drift and dream like a lazy stream
And walk barefoot across sunshine days.
~ Sunshine Days and Foggy Nights, James Kavanaugh

“Here be Dragons.”
~ Early European map makers’ warning

It may be that dragons really did exist and they were so valuable they were simply hunted to extinction.
~ Carole Fontaine

The question is always the same with a dragon: will he talk with you or will he eat you? If you can count on his doing the former, and not doing the latter, why then you’re a dragonlord.
~ The Tombs of Atuan, Ursula LeGuin

The dragons begin to speak. Ying and Yang are commingled.
~ The Yuan Kien Lei Han

“Crouching tiger hidden dragon” is a quote from Chinese mythology.
It refers to hiding your strength from others.
~ Amazon.com Quotes & Trivia

“The dragon represents individuals who are always full of life
and enthusiasm, with a reputation for being fun loving and innovative.
This perfectly describes the woman for whom I design.”
~ Hong Kong-born designer Vivienne Tam on her
collection tribute to the Year of the Dragon

May dragons take flight in your dreams tonight!
~ Jess @ Dragonsinn (age 16)

Author: Jess

Jess has run Dragonsinn since 1999. She enjoys research and analysis, and appreciates how running a website brings these interests together. Non-draconic interests include cats, cooking, and UX design.

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