Dragon Quotes, Sayings

Ferocious, powerful, dangerous, and legendary… these are but a few of the qualities expressed in this list of dragon quotes and sayings.

From the world of fairy tales to our frightful dreams, dragons represent the forces of both good and evil. These sayings cover a range of topics dragon lovers will truly enjoy!

Best dragon quotes

Let’s begin with some of the most inspirational dragon quotes and sayings.

1. Inspirational dragon quotes

Dragons and legends… It would have been difficult for any man not to want to fight beside a dragon.
Patricia Briggs

The hunger of dragons is slow to wake, but hard to sate.
Ursula K. Le Guin

O to be a dragon,
a symbol of the power of Heaven — of silkworm
size or immense; at times invisible.
Felicitous phenomenon!
Marianne Moore

The discords of dragon-laughter are often heard in the orchestra of God.
Elsa Barker

Dragon power sayings

You haven’t been bit till a dragon does it.
Tamora Pierce

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.
Chinese proverb

Adult dragons are astute, powerful, and sure of their strength.
Ciruelo Cabral, The Book of the Dragon

Dragon eye

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.
T.A. Barron

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

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Dragon heart

A dragon’s heart burns fiercely, even in the face of evil.
S.G. Rogers

One does not need the size of a dragon to have the soul of a dragon.
Robin Hobb

Dragon wisdom

Once a man has seen a dragon in flight, let him stay at home and tend his garden in content, someone had written once, for this wide world has no greater wonder.
George R.R. Martin

2. Motivational dragon quotes

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

People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
Carol Pearson

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

3. Dragon quotes about life

So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Our biggest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasures.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Even the long life of a dragon is not enough to teach everything that is.
Sarah K.L. Wilson

A life fueled by passions is like riding on the back of a dragon.
Suzy Kassem

When this dragon is rising, be careful, he probably be craving for his hunt.
Devashish Shrivastava

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

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

About happiness

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

Stress is an important dragon to slay — or at least tame — in your life.
Marilu Henner

About love

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

Take it from a guy: If you’re in love with somebody, you will swim the stream, you will climb the mountain, you will slay the dragon. You’re going to get to her somehow, some way.
Phil McGraw

Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.
Havelock Ellis

Dragon fairy tale quotes

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

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

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

Always remember, it’s simply not an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

If the skies were able to dream, they would dream of dragons.
Ilona Andrews

I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind.
John Lennon

We’re our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.
Tom Robbins

More fairy tale quotes.

George R.R. Martin dragon quote

Magic sayings

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

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

More magic quotes and sayings.

4. Dragon warrior quotes

Dragon slayer

Slay that dragon once, and he will never have power over you again.
Steven Pressfield

There can be no dragon slayer in the absence of dragons.
Thomas Chatterton Williams

It is possible that mankind is on the threshold of a golden age; but, if so, it will be necessary first to slay the dragon that guards the door, and this dragon is religion.
Bertrand Russell

Pirate quotes and sayings.

Dragon lady quotes

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

It was really hard for them to intimidate me. They felt I was intimidating. One of the growers had a name for me: I think it was ‘dragon lady’ or something like it.
Dolores Huerta

Aging does not make women powerless objects of pity but colorful and entertaining individuals and, on occasion, fire-breathing dragons that wise people don’t cross.
Florence King

5. Short dragon quotes

Here be dragons.
(Used on medieval maps)

Dragons beget dragons.
Chinese proverb

Speak politely to an enraged dragon.
J.R.R. Tolkien

The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.
Charles Dickens

When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.
Ho Chi Minh

You cannot tame a dragon with a history lesson.
George R.R. Martin

I’m still a small shrimp, not a dragon.
Barry Lam

For tattoos

I am the blood of the dragon. Do not presume to teach me lessons.
George R.R. Martin

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

Above all things, dragons are loyal.
H. Leighton Dickson

6. Funny dragon quotes (great for Instagram!)

Always speak politely to an enraged dragon.
Steven Brust

I’m not so much a dragon slayer, more a dragon annoyer — I’m a dragon irritater.
Craig Ferguson

A toad grows wings and thinks he’s a bloody dragon.
George R. R. Martin

What goes up, must come down, unless a dragon eats it.
Brian Rathbone

How many dragons does a girl have to slay to get some respect around here?
Jack Campbell

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

I merely chewed in self-defense, but I never swallowed.
Draco, DragonHeart

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.
Sherrilyn Kenyon

But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.
Ursula K. Le Guin

Noble dragons don’t have friends. The closest thing they can get is an enemy who is still alive.
Terry Pratchett

You should never engage a dragon in conversation as they are inveterate liars and masters of deception, though if you’re actually talking to a dragon, you’re most likely toast anyway.
John Stephens

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7. Famous dragon quotes

From books and literature

If you want to conquer the world, you best have dragons.
George R. R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

I desired dragons with a profound desire. Of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighborhood.
J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy-Stories

He had only heard of dragons, and although he had never seen one, he was sure they existed.
Dee Marie, Sons of Avalon: Merlin’s Prophecy

A toad grows wings and thinks he’s a bloody dragon.
George R. R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

All that is of dragons belongs only to dragons.
Robin Hobb, The Dragon Keeper

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world.
The Bible

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

Advance our standards, set upon our foes our ancient world of courage fair St. George inspire us with the spleen of fiery dragons.
William Shakespeare

When the hammer shall fall upon the dragon, a new king shall arise, and none shall stand before him.
George R.R. Martin

Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit

No dragon can resist the fascination of riddling talk and of wasting time trying to understand it.
J.R.R. Tolkien

It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.
J.R.R. Tolkien

It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him.
J.R.R. Tolkien

Never laugh at live dragons, Bilbo you fool!
J.R.R. Tolkien

So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending!
J.R.R. Tolkien

Harry Potter

Oh well, what’s life without a few dragons?
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

He was going to be armed with his wand — which, just now, felt like nothing more than a narrow strip of wood — against a fifty-foot-high, scaly, spike-ridden, fire-breathing dragon.
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Beowulf

Quickly, the dragon came at him, encouraged
As Beowulf fell back; its breath flared,
And he suffered, wrapped around in swirling
Flames — a king, before, but now
A beaten warrior.
Beowulf

The dragon began to belch out flames
and burn bright homesteads; there was a hot glow
that scared everyone, for the vile sky-winger
would leave nothing alive in his wake.
Beowulf

I would rather not
use a weapon if I knew another way
to grapple with the dragon and make good my boast
as I did against Grendel in days gone by.
Beowulf

After many trials,
he was destined to face the end of his days
in this mortal world; as was the dragon,
for all his long leasehold on the treasure.
Beowulf

Dragon movie quotes

I just woke up — I am the great Stone Dragon — good morning! I will go forth and fetch Mulan! Did I mention that I was the great Stone Dragon?
Mushu, Disney’s Mulan

Dale: “I’m Dale, but you have to call me Dragon.”
Brennan: “You have to call me Nighthawk.”
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, Step Brothers

Nobody move! I have a dragon and I’m not afraid to use it!
Donkey, Shrek

I am the Dragon. And you call me insane. You are privy to a great becoming, but you recognize nothing. To me, you are a slug in the sun. You are an ant in the afterbirth. It is your nature to do one thing correctly. Before me, you rightly tremble. But, fear is not what you owe me. YOU OWE ME AWE.
Ralph Fiennes, Red Dragon

See, now it is mumbo jumbo like that, and skinny little lizards like you thinkin’ they’re the last dragon that gives kung-fu a bad name.
Sho’nuff, The Last Dragon

Donkey: “So where is this fire-breathin’ pain in the neck, anyway?”
Shrek: “In the tower, waiting for us to rescue her.”
Donkey: “I was talkin’ about the dragon, Shrek.”
Shrek

TV dragon quotes

I wish, I wish with all my heart to fly with dragons in a land apart!
Max & Emmy, Dragon Tales

“What do dragons eat, anyway?”
“Whatever they want.”
Daenerys Targaryen to Sansa Stark, Game of Thrones

When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me!
Daenerys Targaryen, Game of Thrones

From songs

Puff, the Magic Dragon, lived by the sea, and frolicked in the Autumn Mist in a land called Honah Lee, little Jacky Paper loved that rascal Puff, and gave him strings and sealing wax and other fancy stuff.
Peter, Paul and Mary, “Puff, The Magic Dragon”

You’re chasing the dragon, you’re chasing the high. A bird with one wing, who’s still trying to fly.
Ozzy Osbourne

Take a ride on the black dragon
Room enough for everyone
Take a ride on the black dragon
If ya down and need some fun
The Vines

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

From poetry

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

8. Famous dragon proverbs

There is not enough room for two dragons in one pond.
Chinese proverb

Better to sit all night than to go to bed with a dragon.
Chinese proverb

Dragons teach us that if we want to climb high we have to do it against the wind.
Chinese proverb

A dragon stranded in shallow water provides amusement to the shrimps.
Chinese proverb

When the hunter sets traps only for rabbits, tigers and dragons are left uncaught.
Li Bai

In shallow holes, moles make fools of dragons.
Chinese proverb

Sometimes life can be as bitter as dragon tears. But whether dragon tears are bitter or sweet depends entirely on how each person chooses to perceive them.
Chinese proverb

More famous Chinese proverbs.


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