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88 Best Dragon Quotes From Your Favourite Fantasy Worlds

Dragons quotes and quotes about dragon characters are sure to ignite your imagination

Dragons have occupied the minds of fantasy and mythology fans for centuries.

A dragon is commonly described as a large serpent-like creature who has the ability to breathe fire. These mythical creatures form a part of the folklore of many different cultures.

Dragons are known to have originated in ancient Mesopotamian art and literature, so although there is no one "inventor" of dragons, we have a pretty good idea of where they come from. Today, dragons are depicted differently across the world, some evil and some good. In western culture, dragons have often been depicted as enraged creatures. However, in the East, dragons are often wingless and are assumed to possess above-average intelligence. There are a lot of strong dragons in mythology, but Lord Pakhangba, from ancient Manipuri mythology, is perhaps the strongest.

Dragons aren’t just a source of curiosity for fantasy and mythology fans. They have also inspired and attracted the imagination of writers and filmmakers. There are many popular video games with dragon characters, successful television series like ‘Game Of Thrones’ with important dragon plotlines, and the Japanese anime series ‘Dragon Ball Z’ is a popular dragon-centric show.

Dragons are so popular that we have rounded up a variety of dragon quotes from books, films and television. With dragon quotes from George R. R. Martin, Tui T. Sutherland, J. R. R. Tolkien, Terry Pratchett and more, there are dragon quotes for everyone here! If you’re looking for more quotes based on fantasy worlds, you can check out these 'Dragon Ball' quotes and 'Song Of Ice And Fire' quotes too.

Powerful Dragon Quotes

If you are a fan of fantasy literature and everything dragon lore, you are sure to love our list of powerful dragon quotes from George R. R. Martin, J. R. R. Tolkien, and more. Pick your favorite dragon quote from the list below!

1. "So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings."

-J. R. R. Tolkien, ‘The Hobbit’.

2. "No, I would not want to live in a world without dragons, as I would not want to live in a world without magic, for that is a world without mystery, and that is a world without faith."

-R.A. Salvatore, ‘Streams of Silver’.

3. "Thats the spirit-one part brave, three parts fool."

-Christopher Paolini, ‘Eragon’.

4. "You haven't been bit till a dragon does it."

-Tamora Pierce, ‘Emperor Mage’.

5. "Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back."

-Criss Jami, ‘Venus in Arms’.

6. "It would have been difficult for any man not to want to fight beside a dragon."

-Patricia Briggs, ‘Dragon Blood’.

7. "The hunger of a dragon is slow to wake, but hard to sate."

-Ursula K. Le Guin.

8. "A dragon's heart burns fiercely, even in the face of evil."

-S.G. Rogers, ‘Jon Hansen And The Dragon Clan of Yden’.

9. "My dragon? Save anybody? You must have him confused with someone else- Smaug perhaps?"

-Margaret Weis, ‘Elven Star’.

10. "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.

11. "If you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon."

-Scott Fahlman.

12. "Is not the dragon the hero of his own story?"

-Erin Morgenstern.

13. "Come not between the dragon and his wrath."

-William Shakespeare.

14. "Our deepest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasure."

-Rainer Maria Rilke.

15. "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.

16. "Adult dragons are astute, powerful, and sure of their strength."

-Ciruelo Cabral.

17. "Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon..."

-Erin Morgenstern.

18. "We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves."

-Tom Robbins.

19. "She hurried at his words, beset with fears. For there were sleeping dragons all around."

-John Keats.

Best Dragon Quotes

Dragon quotes will excite and delight you.

If you want to learn more about dragons and their impact on writers, filmmakers and philosophers, here we have some more quotes about dragons that all dragon lovers will enjoy.

20. "Where are my dragons?!"

-Daenerys Targaryen, ‘Game Of Thrones’.

21. "He had only heard of dragons, and although he had never seen one, he was sure they existed."

-Dee Marie.

22. "A dragon would never hurt a soul, unless they tried to hurt him first."

-Draco, ‘Dragonheart’.

23. "Oh well, what's life without a few dragons?"

-Ron Weasley.

24. "Always speak politely to a live dragon."

-Steven Brust.

25. "He [Viserys] was no dragon. Fire cannot kill a dragon."

-Daenerys Targaryen, ‘Game Of Thrones’.

26. "Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon."

-Chinese proverb.

27. "If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons."

-Ilona Andrews, ‘Fate's Edge’.

28. "I wouldn't kill him, because he looked as frightened as I was."

-Hiccup, ‘How To Train Your Dragon’.

29. "If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons."

-George R. R. Martin, ‘A Dance With Dragons’.

30. "Vision, even for a dragon, is woefully unreliable. What you can see with great clarity may not be real; what you cannot see may be the ultimate reality."

-TA Barron.

31. "To change, you must face the dragon of your appetites with another dragon: the life-energy of the soul."

-Rumi.

32. "Sleeping on a dragon’s hoard with greedy, dragonish thoughts in his heart, he had become a dragon himself."

-C.S. Lewis.

33. "Slay that dragon once, and he will never have power over you again."

-Steven Pressfield.

34. "Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive."

-Havelock Ellis.

35. "I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination."

-Cornelia Funke.

36. "If the lion and dragon fight, they will both die."

-Tadashi Adachi.

37. A dragon is not a slave."

-Daenerys Targaryen, ‘Game Of Thrones’.

38. "I’m kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a very powerful, mythical animal."

-Yoko Ono.

Famous Dragon Quotes

Check out this list of famous dragon quotes, dragon movie quotes, funny dragon quotes and dragon sayings if you too are enthralled by these awe-inspiring beasts. Fans of Tolkien will also find some J. R. R. Tolkien dragon quotes here!

39. "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, ‘Nerilka's Story’.

40. "Here be dragons to be slain, here be rich rewards to gain;

If we perish in the seeking, why, how small a thing is death!"

-Dorothy L. Sayers, ‘Catholic Tales And Christian Songs’.

41. "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."

-John Lennon.

42. "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.

43. "Imagine a land where people are afraid of dragons. It is a reasonable fear: dragons possess a number of qualities that make being afraid of them a very commendable response."

-David Whiteland, ‘Book Of Pages’.

44. "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!’

45. "O to be a dragon, a symbol of the power of Heaven - of silkworm size or immense; at times invisible."

-Marianne Moore, ‘O To Be A Dragon’.

46. "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’.

47. "They say dragons never truly die. No matter how many times you kill them."

-S.G. Rogers, ‘Jon Hansen And The Dragon Clan of Yden’.

48. "Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it."

-Alexandre Dumas.

49. "Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave."

-Rainer Maria Rilke.

50. "I should like to save the Shire, if I could - though there have been times when I thought the inhabitants too stupid and dull for words, and have felt that an earthquake or an invasion of dragons might be good for them."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

51. "Dragons and bridges are very much something out of fairy tales and fantasy."

-John Howe.

52. "The fantasy world, the 'Game Of Thrones' world, the 'Forgotten Realms' worlds - they're the type of worlds I've always wanted to live in. Where vampires, dragons, dwarves and elves are real."

- Robert Kazinsky.

Fascinating Dragon Quotes

Find dragon quotes for fans of fantastical worlds.

If you want to learn more about these fascinating and beautiful creatures, check out this collection of interesting and inspiring dragon quotes. Choose your favorite dragon quote from the list below.

53. "Dragons are basically our pipe-dreams of what birds would be if they still looked liked ancient dinosaurs but followed evolution’s flight plan."

-Kyle Hill.

54. "'Game Of Thrones' really is an amazing series. Political intrigue, and then they throw in a little magic. I mean, it’s got a dragon in it."

-Rick Harrison.

55. "I saw the first ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ film with my children, and I found it utterly exhilarating."

-Cate Blanchett.

56. "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.

57. "No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it."

-J. R. R. Tolkien.

58. "I think women should be more independent. In society, we’re portrayed as people who simply wear make-up and sit around. We need a Princess Charming – a woman who rescues her man and slays the dragon instead of the other way round."

-Adora Svitak.

59. "Stress is an important dragon to slay – or at least tame – in your life."

-Marilu Henner.

60. "Why wouldn’t you be afraid of a Komodo dragon? It’s a dragon. It’s a dinosaur."

-Billy Bob Thornton.

61. "Humans have reason to hate us dragons. If one dragon turns against humankind, he is a great and terrible foe."

-Kathryn Fogleman.

62. "Much unlike a mortal who hurts the ones they love, a dragon’s love is forever and as pure as a peaceful dove."

-Unknown*.

63. "They were strange books. They spoke about mercury, salt, dragons, and kings, and he didn’t understand any of it."

-Paulo Coelho, 'The Alchemist'.

64. "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."

- J. K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone'.

65. "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.

66. "Always be yourself. Unless you can be a dragon."

-Kiersten Fay.

67. "Let me tell you: the only way to get rid of dragons is to have one of your own."

-Eugenii Shvarts.

68. "What goes up, must come down, unless a dragon eats it."

-Brian Rathbone.

69. "Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours."

-Noela Evans.

70. "Everyone wants the fairy tale, but don’t forget there are dragons in those stories."

-R. Queen.

71. "Anyone can slay a dragon, he told me, but try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again. That’s what makes a real hero."

-Brian Andreas.

72. "You can rescue a woman from a dragon because you can slay the dragon. But you can’t rescue a woman from herself."

-Laura Schlessinger.

73. "We are a restless breed, we dragons, never really satisfied; we love change for its own sake."

-Donn Kushner.

74. "A life fuelled by passions is like riding on the back of a dragon."

-Suzy Kassem.

75. "A dragon stranded in shallow water provides amusement to the shrimps."

-Chinese proverb.

Inspiring Dragon Quotes

Part of the magic of dragons is in the myths surrounding them. This list of dragon quotes is sure to inspire even the most disbelieving souls. Enjoy the magic and mystique of dragons with these dragon quotes and flying dragon quotes.

76. "Isn't it strange how a lamb can feel like a lion when comparing itself to a mouse, whereas a lion feels like a lamb when measuring itself against dragons?"

-Richelle E. Goodrich.

77. "The key to having good scales is a healthy diet of venison when you're just a wee dragon lad."

-Sully Tarnish.

78. "Advance our standards, set upon our foes our ancient world of courage fair, St. George inspires us with the spleen of fiery dragons."

-William Shakespeare.

79. "Above all things, dragons are loyal. Perhaps that is what makes us too amenable to life with sticks. Our characters are larger than their shortfalls."

-H. Leighton Dickson.

80. "When there are a hundred dragons in the sky, it is Hell Down and Hallow Fire. It is the winds of a hurricane and the roar of the storm. We blot out the sun, we blacken the clouds, we churn the sea like foam. It is a magnificent, terrifying sight."

-H. Leighton Dickson.

81. "When the hammer shall fall upon the dragon, a new king shall arise, and none shall stand before him."

-George R. R. Martin.

82. "Dragon guarded the treasure. Glittering gold and silver. Smell of sulphur and fire. In the dragon's lair. Hidden in his mountain. Upon the bones of those who failed."

-Morgana Lefay.

83. "Beware the darkness of dragons,

Beware the stalker of dreams,

Beware the talons of power and fire,

Beware one who is not what she seems."

-Tui T. Sutherland.

84. "Did not learned men, too, hold, till within the last twenty-five years, that a flying dragon was an impossible monster? And do we not now know that there are hundreds of them found fossil up and down the world? People call them Pterodactyles: but that is only because they are ashamed to call them flying dragons, after denying so long that flying dragons could exist."

-Charles Kingsley.

85. "There's a misunderstanding somewhere, and I want to put it right. The fact is, this is a good dragon."

-Kenneth Grahame.

86. "The pellet with the poison's in the chalice from the palace

The flagon with the dragon has the brew that is true."

-Danny Kaye, ‘The Court Jester’.

87. "Kneel and swear to the Lord dragon, or you will be knelt."

-Robert Jordan.

88. "What are you waiting for, dragon?"

-Gaul, ‘The Legend Of Spyro: The Eternal Night’.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for the 80+ of the best dragon quotes from the magical fantasy world, then why not take a look at these 'Dragon Age' quotes or Daenerys Targaryen quotes too?

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