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36+ Book Quotes About Dragons From The Best Fantasy Writers

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Dragons are legendary creatures that have been mentioned in literature over and over again.

Dragons are also commonly found in the mythologies of China, India, the Middle East, and other Asian countries. You can even find a real dragon in our world: the Comodo Dragon, which hails from Indonesia!

Many dragons have played an important part in popular culture and literature. Today, the dragon children of Daenerys Targaryen, Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion are arguably the most famous dragons out there. Also, Christopher Paolini became one of the youngest writers to work solely on dragons in ‘The Inheritance Cycle'. We will discover many more literary dragons in this list of the most iconic quotes about the world of dragons from the world of books.

If you like these book quotes about dragons, check out these quotes about lions and Tolkien quotes to find more great quotes.

The Best Book Quotes About Dragons

Dragon mythical creature with big strong wings and powerful paws

Here are some of the best book quotes about dragons. These quotes about slaying dragons and quotes about famous dragons will give a great insight into these marvelous creatures.

1. “But we were dragons. We were supposed to be cruel, cunning, heartless and terrible. But this much I can tell you, we never burned and tortured and ripped one another apart and called it morality.”

‒ Terry Pratchett, ‘Guards! Guards!’.

2. “If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons.”

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

3. “But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.”

‒ Ursula K. Le Guin, ‘A Wizard Of Earthsea’.

4. “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’.

5. "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!’.

6. “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’.

7. "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’.

8. “You cannot tame a dragon with a history lesson.”

‒ George R. R. Martin, 'A Dance With Dragons'.

9. “'I've decided to call him Norbert,' said Hagrid, looking at the dragon with misty eyes."

‒ J. K. Rowling, ‘Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone’.

10. "I do not care what comes after; I have seen the dragons on the wind of morning.”

‒ Ursula K. Le Guin, ‘The Farthest Shore’.

11. “I tell you, that dragon's the most horrible animal I've ever met, but the way Hagrid goes on about it, you'd think it was a fluffy little bunny rabbit.”

‒ J. K. Rowling, ‘Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone’.

12. “Let me explain: there are dragons, and then there are drakons. Drakons are several millennia older than dragons, and much larger.”

‒  Rick Riordan, ‘Percy Jackson And The Last Olympian’.

13. “Dragons and legends... It would have been difficult for any man not to want to fight beside a dragon.”

‒ Patricia Briggs, ‘Dragon Blood’.

14. “When the hammer shall fall upon the dragon, a new king shall arise, and none shall stand before him.”

‒ George R. R. Martin, 'Fire And Blood'.

15. “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’.

Memorable Quotes About Dragons From Fantasy Literature

You cannot miss out on these dragon quotes that are an instant favorite for all fantasy literature lovers. You might find your favorite dragon quote among these interesting quotes about dragons!

16. “If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.”

‒ Ilona Andrews, ‘Fate's Edge’.

17. “It's a metaphor of human bloody existence, a dragon. And if that wasn't bad enough, it's also a bloody great hot flying thing.”

‒ Terry Pratchett, ‘Guards! Guards!’.

18. “A dragon's heart burns fiercely, even in the face of evil.”

‒ S.G. Rogers, ‘Jon Hansen And The Dragon Clan Of Yden’.

19. “I am the blood of the dragon. I must be strong. I must have fire in my eyes when I face them, not tears.”

‒ George R.R. Martin, ‘A Storm Of Swords’.

20. “I doubt any dragon ever had it so good anyway.”

‒ Brandon Sanderson, ‘Rhythm Of War’.

21. “She is the widow of a Dothraki khal, a mother of dragons and sacker of cities…”

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

22. "Never tickle a sleeping dragon."

‒ J. K. Rowling, ‘Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone’.

23. “But the dragon was asleep under the whirlpools, and when he woke up from being asleep he found he was drowned, so there was an end of him.”

‒ Edith Nesbit, ‘The Book Of Dragons’.

24. “Come not between the dragon and his wrath.”

‒ William Shakespeare, ‘King Lear’.

25. “I could not become a dragon. I am an utter and complete failure.”

‒ Brandon Sanderson, ‘Rhythm Of War’.

26. “The dragon was an animal that I liked to imagine flying above our heads and over our roof like a guardian angel: why shouldn’t a wagon be a house protected by a dragon?”

‒ Gabriela Cabezón Cámara, ‘The Adventures Of China Iron’.

27. “No, no, my good knight, do not fear for me. The fire is mine. I am Daenerys Stormborn, daughter of dragons, bride of dragons, mother of dragons, don't you see?”

‒ George R.R. Martin, 'A Game Of Thrones'.

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

‒  Alexandre Dumas.

29. “Death stripes away many things, especially when it arrives at a temperature hot enough to vaporize iron…”

‒ Terry Pratchett, ‘Guards! Guards!’.

30. “Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”

‒ Rainer Maria Rilke, ‘Letters To A Young Poet’.


J.R.R. Tolkien Quotes About Dragons

J.R.R. Tolkien was one of the fathers of modern fantasy literature. In this section, you will find some of the most captivating dragon quotes from the iconic author.

31. “No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it.”

‒ J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Hobbit’.

32. "Speak politely to an enraged dragon."

‒ J.R.R. Tolkien.

33. “My armor is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!”

‒ .R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Hobbit’.

34. “So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.”

‒ J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘The Hobbit’.

35.“Never laugh at live dragons.”

‒ J.R.R. Tolkien.

36. “If you're referring to the incident with the Dragon, I was barely involved. All I did was give your uncle a little nudge out of the door.”

‒ J.R.R. Tolkien.

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