80 Best Dinosaur Quotes For Fans Of Natural History

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Among all the extinct creatures on earth, dinosaurs are the most popular among kids as well as grown-ups.

Dinosaurs are everywhere, from movies, cartoon shows, books, to dinosaur quotes by famous people, like the English science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke. For kids, dinosaurs come right after cars and trains, and to prove this, the success of 'Barney the Dinosaur', 'Super Dinosaur', 'Dino Dan', 'Jurassic Park' are enough.

Inspirational dinosaur quotes say dinosaurs were a wonder in nature that became extinct from nature as they could not adapt to the change, and the same may happen to humans. Humorous dinosaur quotes, serious quotes, scientific dinosaur quotes, this collection of quotes about dinosaurs has it all! Read on for good dinosaur quotes to use for captions, to share with friends and more.

If you like dinosaur quotes, you may want to take a look at funny science quotes or 'Jurassic Park' quotes.

Best Dinosaur Quotes

Not all the best dinosaur sayings and dinosaur quotes come from fiction writers like Arthur C. Clarke, some are from paleontologists like Robert T. Bakker, who has a major role in reshaping existing theories related to dinosaurs.

1. “Dinosaurs may be extinct from the face of the planet, but they are alive and well in our imaginations.”

– Steve Miller.

2. “I would give ten years off the beginning of my life to see, only once, Tyrannosaurus rex come rearing up from the elms of Central Park…We can never have enough of nature.”

- Edward Abbey.

3. “Dinosaurs have a bad public image as symbols of obsolescence and hulking inefficiency...”

– Robert T. Bakker.

4. “If we measured success by longevity, then dinosaurs must rank as the number one success story in the history of land life.”

- Robert T. Bakker.

5. “Dinosaurs are the best way to teach kids, and adults, the immensity of geologic time.”

- Robert T. Bakker.

6. “The dinosaur's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.”

- Eric Johnston.

7. “There's no environment I can think of that would have remained constant enough to preserve dinosaur DNA.”

- Hendrik Poinar.

8. “Fossils have richer stories to tell - about the lub-dub of dinosaur life - than we have been willing to listen to.”

- Robert T. Bakker.

9. “The dinosaur's eloquent lesson….if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.”

- Eric Johnston.

10. “As soon as I saw it I decided I was going to spend the rest of my life studying dinosaurs.”

- Robert T. Bakker.

11. “If the human race ever stops acting on the basis of what it thinks it knows…then Homo sapiens will be making its application for membership in the dinosaur club.”

- Henry T. Davis.

12. “It is only at the beginning of the age of the dinosaurs that the deep sea, hitherto bare of organisms, was finally invaded by life.”

- Isaac Asimov.

13. “Tyrannosaurus was truly the Schwarzenegger of dinosaurs.”

- Kenneth Carpenter.

14. “I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs.”

- Peter Benchley.

15. “Children have a great urge to learn about dinosaurs.”

– Jack Horner.

Famous Dinosaur Quotes

Some of the famous dinosaur quotes are about dinosaurs and nature. Read on for more exciting dinosaur quotes.

16. “The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment…”

- Arthur C Clarke.

17. “Great white sharks, big storms - somehow, I think we like to be put in our place by awesome things. Dinosaurs do that.”

– Sue Hendrickson.

18. “Dinosaurs are the uncontested stars of paleontology.”

- Sebastien Steyer.

19. “.. does the Bible talk about dinosaurs? Yes, there are around twenty mentions of what we would call dinosaurs today…Why isn't the word dinosaur used to describe these animals?”

- Kelly Landgraf.

20. “It's very simple why kids are crazy about dinosaurs -- dinosaurs are nature's Special Effects.”

- Robert T. Bakker.

21. “Nature was quick to pass the sponge of her deluges over these awkward sketches (dinosaurs), these first nightmares of life.”

-Auguste De Villiers De L'isle-Adam.

22. “Sir Richard Owen coined the word dinosaur in 1841. The word "dinosaur" meant "terrible lizard."

- Kelly Landgraf.

23. “Of all extinct life-forms, dinosaurs are the most popular. Why that should be is not clear.”

- Isaac Asimov.

24. “Sixty-five million years ago the dinosaurs had a bad day.”

-Phil Plait.

25. “We can be the new brand of self-extincting dinosaurs or we can evolve.”

- Eden Robinson.

Great Dinosaur Quotes

Dinosaurs are a favorite subject for many natural history lovers.

Some of these dinosaur quotes also make cool dinosaur captions for posters, t-shirts, and other merchandise. The more dinosaur quotes you discover more you fall in love with them!

26. “Standing in the sun…something like a monument, I'm a dinosaur, somebody is digging my bones.”

– King Crimson.

27. “Everybody thinks it's going to be different for them.... The dinosaurs thought so too.”

- Kathryn Davis.

28. “Dinosaurs succeeded where Komodo dragons fail.”

- Robert T. Bakker.

29. “We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out."

- Colin Mochrie.

30. “Every child thinks archaeology is about digging up land to find dinosaur remains and gold. I had the same intentions.”

-Bhuvan Bam.

31. “There's an incomparable rush that comes from finding dinosaur bones.”

- Jack Horner.

32. “What dinosaur traits are missing from an ostrich? The ostrich has a toothless beak...”

- George M. Church.

33. “I found my first dinosaur bone when I was 6…Ever since then I've been interested in dinosaurs.”

- Jack Horne.

34. “I went to my first dinosaur hall with my father and twin brother...and I was blown away by the dinosaurs.”

- David H. Koch.

35. “You will never convince some paleontologists that an impact killed the dinosaurs unless you find a dinosaur skeleton with a crushed skull and a ring of iridium round the hole.”

- Frank Kyte.

36. “The dinosaurs are remembered only by their bones. What will we be remembered for with humanity?”

- Kanye West.

37. “As a kid, I knew all of the dinosaurs. It's one of those tragedies that I've forgotten what dinosaurs are cool.”

- Matt Smith.

38. “The extinctions ongoing worldwide promise to be at least as great as the mass extinction that occurred at the end of the age of dinosaurs.”

- E. O. Wilson.

Cute Dinosaur Quotes

These fun dinosaur quotes are more about how dinosaurs are compared to other things for their size, how they are depicted in movies, and how they are compared to everything ancient.

39. “A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story.”

- Jack Horner.

40. “I'm basically a dinosaur. I don't use e-mail.”

- Bernard Marcus.

41. “All the explanations proposed…extinction of a plant with apparent laxative properties, in which case the dinosaurs died of constipation.”

- Carl Sagan.

42. “In 1941 Richard Owen said that the dinosaurs were almost hot blooded.”

- Robert T. Bakker.

43. “Scientists are complaining that the new Dinosaur movie shows dinosaurs with lemurs…They're afraid the movie will give kids a mistaken impression…about the fact that the dinosaurs are singing and dancing?”

- Jay Leno.

44. “I want flowers; I don't want to text. What does that make me? What kind of dinosaur am I?”

- Jennifer Garner.

45. “It was the bumble bee and the butterfly who survived, not the dinosaur.”

- Meridel Le Sueur.

46. “Copyright law is a dinosaur, ill-suited for the landscape of today's media.”

– Kaskade.

47. “I've always loved dinosaurs.”

- Matt Smith.

48. “Traditional dinosaur theory is full of short circuits.”

- Robert T. Bakker.

49. “Observation: I can't see a thing. Conclusion: Dinosaurs.”

-Carl Sagan.

Dinosaur Movie Quotes

Dinosaurs have been the theme of many popular movies.

'The Good Dinosaur', 'The Lost World', 'Jurassic Park', 'Dinosaur', 'Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs', are a number of dinosaur movies that have come from Hollywood for kids. Here are some dinosaur movie quotes from the favorites!

50. “Dinosaurs eat man......woman inherits the earth.”  

- Dr. Ellie Sattler, 'Jurassic Park'.

51. “Dinosaurs and man, two species separated by 65 million years of evolution have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together.”

- Alan Grant, 'Jurassic Park'.

52. “God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs.”

- Ian Malcolm, 'Jurassic Park'.

53. “Some things start out big, and some things start out small, very small. But sometimes the smallest thing can make the biggest changes of all.”  

- Plio, ‘Dinosaur’.

54. “Enough with the beauty sleep! You're ravishing already!”

– Zini, ‘Dinosaur’.

Funny Dinosaur Quotes

Check out these funny dinosaur quotes that are sure to make you laugh.

55. “You're not allowed to call them dinosaurs any more....It's speciesist. You have to call them pre-petroleum persons.”

- Terry Pratchett.

56. “Do-You-Think-He-Saurus?”

- Tim, 'Jurassic Park'.

57. “If history repeats itself, I am so getting a dinosaur.”

– Unknown*.

58. “I hope everyone enjoys watching 'The Good Dinosaur' as much as I did making it.”

- Raymond Ochoa.

59. “In the rare situation a megatsunami washes a T. Rex into your path…you will be killed by the coolest dinosaur ever.”

- Andrew Shaffer.

60. “No, I don't think my generation got into this dinosaur thing.”

- Walter Cronkite.

61. “I wouldn't call myself a dinosaur.”

- Boz Burrell.

62. “The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program...”

- Larry Niven.

63. “I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur. Evolution must be a myth then.”

- John Bacon.

64. “The reality is you either step into the future, or you become a dinosaur.”

- M. Shadows.

65. “Why wouldn't you be afraid of a Komodo dragon? It's a dragon. It's a dinosaur.”

- Billy Bob Thornton.

66. “I'm a junior - like Dinosaur Jr.”

- Stephen Malkmus.

67. “Cameron called me a dinosaur you know? Well I'm the only dinosaur who can ride a bike 12 miles a day.”

- Dennis Skinner.

68. “…you realize my best selling books are 'Owl Moon,' the 'How Do Dinosaur' books, and 'Devil's Arithmetic,'... ”

- Jane Yolen.

69. “Large corporations welcome innovation and individualism in the same way the dinosaurs welcomed large meteors.”

- Scott Adams.

70. “The freely roaming dinosaurs, I like to remember, had no plumbing.”

- Harlow Shapley.

71. “It is bad news to science museums when four in ten Americans believe humans lived with dinosaurs….”

- Larry Witham.

72. “The dinosaurs invented Jesus to test our confidence in science.”

- Karl Hess.

73. “This planet is 15 million years overdue for an asteroid strike like the one that killed the dinosaurs.”

- L. Neil Smith.

74. “Jazz is not gonna be a dinosaur and stay around in one form.”

- McCoy Tyner.

75. “Man, I so sick of dinosaurs. They wasn't extinct, I'd go out an' kill 'em myself.”

- Lawrence Block.

76. “Dinosaurs did not walk with humans. The evolutionary record says different. They gambled.”

- Steve Martin.

Barney The Dinosaur Quotes

Barney, the cute, lovable purple dinosaur is a star among the kids and these are some of the favorite dinosaur quotes from the show. What more do you want from dinosaurs?

77. “Yummy, yummy veggies!”

– Barney.

78. “Oh boy! Just look at all the good things to eat. I think it would take a dinosaur to eat all of that.”

– Barney.

79. “I like spaghetti and pizza, are they healthy foods?”

– Shawn.

80. “No Shawn, that was just a story. But it wouldn't be a bad idea to remember all four food groups in every meal.”

– Luci.

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Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the best dinosaur quotes for fans of natural history, then why not take a look at [nature quotes], or 'Alien' quotes.

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