Continuation of part 3 of dragon quotes transferred from the old website.
Header image from Fēng Yíng Yuè on Vocaloid Wiki.
Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
~ Havelock Ellis
The crest was a dragon, whose head reached out toward
the sun. Under that came the motto – Arduus ad Solem.
[meaning “striving towards the sun”]
~ Paul Watkins, Stand Before Your God:
A Boarding School Memoir
The fish in his pond are big as dragons,
And the surrounding forest is still the day long.
~ Zen Poems of Ryokan (translated by John Stevens)
Merlin foretold from an omen of a dragon that as King, Uther
would have a powerful son, overlord of vast territories.
Uther adopted the style ‘Pendragon’ meaning ‘Dragon’s Head’
and later, through the good offices of Merlin, fathered Arthur.
~ King Arthur, Pitkin Guides
The Scorpion connects with the Serpent through the Dragon.
~ Dion Fortune
“…and ye shall fly on the wings of dragons…”
Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?
Wolvish ravening lamb!
~ Juliet about Romeo
in Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare
The dragon wing of night o’erspreads the earth.
~ Achilles, after killing Hector
in Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare
It’s hard to stop Muggles from noticing us if we’re keeping dragons in the back garden – anyway, you can’t tame dragons, it’s dangerous.
~ Ron Weasley, Harry Potter series
If you can’t take the heat, don’t tickle the dragon.
~ Scott Fahlman
“May the dragon of life only roast your hot-dogs
and never burn your buns!”
~ wolfdyke on thinkexist.com
With money you are a dragon; with no money, a worm.
~ Chinese Proverb
The javelin-snake (amphiptere) hurls itself from the branches of trees.
~ Pliny the Elder
No doubt but there is none other beeste comparable to the mightie dragon in awesome power and majestie, and few so worthie of the diligent studies of wise men.
~ Gildas Magus, Ars Draconis, 1465
A person who has been hypnotised by a dragon should be made to do a large number of complicated mathematical sums.
Every new stroke of civilization has cost the lives of countless brave men, who have fallen defeated by the dragon, in their efforts to win the apples of the Hesperides, or the fleece of gold.
~ D. H. Lawrence, 1885-1930
People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.
~ Ursula K. Le Guin
She hurried at his words, beset with fears,
For there were sleeping dragons all around…
~ John Keats, The Eve of St Agnes, XL
They were strange books. They spoke about mercury, salt, dragons, and kings, and he didn’t understand any of it.
~ The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
From the animation, Pete’s Dragon:
First there’s a dragon and now money talks. Will miracles ever cease?
~ Doc Terminus
Well if there’s enough room for a chowder-head like you, then there’s more than enough room for a dragon.
Lampie: “You know anything about dragons?”
Dr. Terminus: “Of course I do. I see them in all the big cities going down the streets, with that funny little walk, wearing bright colors, fluttering around…”
From The Dragon Spirit: How to Self-Market Your Dream, by Ron Rubin and Stuart Gold. List compiled by Lady Rose from 2witchesblog (private):
Change is a dragon – ride it and transform.
Everything great and colorful is because of the dragon.
The greatness of a dragon is not judged by its strength, but by its perseverance.
Those who can see a dragon are those who believe they can.
The ascent of a dragon into heaven is a majesty beyond compare.
When word of a dragon came, all sought out its existence.
A dragon achieves its destiny by creating it.
The brilliance of a dragon is second only to the stars in heaven.
A true dragon transforms action into right, and right into duty.
A dragon that does not give its heart wings will never fly.
Without rightful practice, a dragon cannot exist.
A dragon that soars knows that there is no such thing as a pathless path.
The Chinese ancients believed that if you breathe life and energy into your spiritual dragon, or your greater self, you create change that breathes life and energy into all, allowing you to ride the dragon’s expansive spirit to a zenith of endless possibilities.
~ A favourite of Lady Rose’s (source unknown)
Claim and ride your dragon, discover the magic in you and live your dreams now.
~ Lady Rose
If you ignore the dragon, it will eat you. If you try to confront the dragon it will overpower you. If you ride the dragon, you will take advantage of its might and power.
~ A Chinese Proverb
“Much unlike a mortal
who hurts the ones they love
A dragon’s love is forever
and as pure as a peaceful dove.”