70 Best Dragon Quotes For Fantasy Fans

Dragon Quotes For Fantasy Fans

Are you a fan of dragons? Get yourself inspired, motivated, and uplifted with the best dragon quotes!

Your fantasy friends can be with you via these words, and your daily routine can become a sweet adventure.

These quotes would also give you a newfound appreciation for dragons. Of course, there are still dragons to slay.

Dragons come in all types, shapes, sizes, colors, and reputations.

If you’re only used to the destructive kind a la Game of Thrones, these quotes will introduce you to the more positive kinds.

We have categorized them from love, adventure, fairytale, and stories to pop culture, inspirational, and beautiful quotes that get you thinking.

Let’s dive in.

Best Dragon Quotes For Love and Adventure

1. “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!”

— JRR Tolkien

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

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

— Alexandre Dumas

4. “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 her somehow, some way.”

— Phil McGraw

5. “Jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretense of keeping it alive.”

— Havelock Ellis

6. “Confidence is like a dragon where, for every head cut off, two more heads grow back.”

— Criss Jami

7. “I’m still a small shrimp, not a dragon.”

— Barry Lam

8. “It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations if you leave near him.”

— JRR Tolkien

9. “You haven’t been bit till a dragon does it.”

— Tamora Pierce

10. “I learned how to comport myself among trolls, elves, hobbits or goblins. I learned that a friend can be lost to greed and avarice. I learned that solving riddles may be as important a survival skill as bowmanship. I know how to talk to a dragon and that it’s best not to.”

— Karen Joy Fowler

Dragon Quotes That Make Sense

11. “I’m kind of honored to be a dragon lady. The dragon is a powerful, mythical animal.” 

— Yoko Ono

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

— Billy Bob Thornton

13. “It’s been a thrilling journey—I have had to really learn that an orchestra is an entity—it’s a creature. I have been calling it the dragon, and the conductor is the dragon tamer. And you just have to…ride and don’t let go, and you’ll be fine.”

— Tori Amos

14. “Stress is an important dragon to slay—or at least tame—in your life.”

— Marilu Henner

15. “In Greek myth, a chimera is a creepy combination of lion, goat, dragons— in humans, chimeras are one person who contains two sets of DNA. That’s right. One person comes up in tests as two different people.”

— Susannah Cahalan

16. “The little hobbit saves the world. The wizard kills the dragon and saves the town. So many people connect to that character; it doesn’t matter if it’s an elf or a hobbit or a dwarf. It doesn’t matter. They’re human in their heart and soul.”

R. A. Salvatore

17. “Always speak politely to an enraged dragon.”

— Steven Brust

18. “A poet can write about a man slaying a dragon, but not about a man pushing a button that releases a bomb.”

— W.H. Auden

19. “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

20. “When the prison doors are opened, the real dragon will fly out.”

— Ho Chi Mo

Quotes About Dragons, Dragon Stories, and Sleeping Princesses 

21. “There can be no dragon slayer in the absence of dragons.”

— Thomas Chatterton Williams

22. “I always wanted to ride a dragon myself, so I decided to do this for a year in my imagination.”

— Cornelia Funke

23. “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

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

— JRR Tolkien

25. “I like Aurora ‘Sleeping Beauty’, because she’s just sleeping and looking pretty and waiting for boys to come kiss her. Sounds like a good life—lots of naps and cute boys fighting dragons to come kiss you.”

— Ariana Grande

26. “Writers can take offense when someone ask what’s real or autobiographical in our work because, to us, that’s not what counts. The bits taken from life are tiny scales on the dragon’s tail— what about that whole beautiful writhing, fire-breathing dragon?”

— Michelle Huneven

27. “So many people think that if you’re writing fantasy, it means you can just make up everything up as you go. Want to add a dragon? Add a dragon! Want some magic? Throw it in. But the thing is, regardless of whether you’re dealing with realism or fantasy, every world has rules. Make sure to establish a natural order.”

— V.E. Schwab

28. “Becoming a walking, dancing, fire-breathing, lifestyle dragon is not something you can pursue overnight! It takes years of studying, living, and understanding the modern culture.”

— Theophilus London

29. “I was a huge bookworm as a kid, and you could usually find me reading something with a dragon with its cover.”

— Julie Kagawa

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

— S.G. Rogers

Dragon Quotes That Get You Thinking 

31. “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

32. “If you can’t take the heat, don’t tickle the dragon.”

— Scott Fahlman

33. “Is not a dragon the hero of his own story?”

— Erin Morgenstein 

34. “Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon.”

— Erin Morgenstein

35. “Our deepest fears are like dragons, guarding our deepest treasure.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

36. “He who fights too long against a dragon becomes a dragon himself, and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

37. “Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are waiting to see us once beautiful and brave.”

— Rainer Maria Rilke

38. “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. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”

— John Lennon

39. “So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their ending.”

— JRR Tolkien 

40. “Better to sit still at night than to go to bed with a dragon.”

— Chinese Proverb

Beautiful Dragon Quotes

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

— Llona Andrews

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

— Anonymous

43. “Always be yourself. Unless you can be a dragon.”

— Kiersten Fay

44. “Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon, and the gift is yours.”

— Noela Evans

45. “A life fuelled by passions is like riding on the back of a dragon.”

— Suzy Kassem

46. “Above all things, dragons are loyal. Perhaps that is what makes us too amenable to life with sticks. Our characters are larger than their pitfalls.”

— H. Leighton Dickson

47. “My task is set before me, girl. My mission clear and true. There’ll be black knights and dragons, girl, but I’ll always come for you.”

— Emme Rolins 

48. “Let me tell you: the only way to get rid of dragons is to have one of your own.”

— Eugenii Shvarts

49. “It simply isn’t an adventure worth telling if there aren’t any dragons.”

— J.R.R Tolkien

50. “They say dragons never truly die, no matter how many times you kill them.”

— S.G. Rogers

Popular Dragon Quotes

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

— Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea

52. “Come not between the dragon, and his wrath.”

— William Shakespeare, King Lear

53. “Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of a bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey.  The baby has known the dragons intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St George to kill the dragon.”

— G.K Chesterton, Tremendous Trifles

54. “Never laugh at live dragons.”

— J.R.R. Tolkien

55. “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

56. “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!

57. “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

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

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore

59. “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 Fafnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever the cost of peril.”

—  J.R.R. Tolkien

60. “Imagine a land where people are afraid of dragons. It is a reasonable fear: dragons possess a number of reasonable qualities that make being afraid of them a very commendable response…the only terrifying quality that dragons do not possess is that of existence.”

— David Whiteland. Book of Pages

Random Quotes About Dragons

61. “There were dragons to slay in the old days. Nixon was a good dragon.”

— Pat Oliphant

62. “Anything that has a dragon, a wand, pixie dust, fairies, magic, any of that, I love it. I’m obsessed with it, I will read it, I will watch it, I will commit it to memory.”

— Frankie Grande

63. “I saw the first How To Train Your Dragon film with my children, and I find it utterly exhilarating.”

— Cate Blanchett

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

— Patricia Briggs

65. “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

66. “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

67. “I’m an early bird, partly because I like to have some quiet time and partly because by 9 am emails begin arriving, the phone starts ringing and I have dragons to kill of one sort or another.”

— Andrew Motion

68. “I fell in love with Dungeons & Dragons, and the storytelling of it, and the weird dice, and the fact that it didn’t use a traditional board. It felt like I was a part of something special and almost kind of like a secret club because a lot of people didn’t know what it was and didn’t understand it.”

— Wil Wheaton

69. “The age of chivalry is past. Bores have succeeded to dragons.”

— Charles Dickens

70. “A dragon is not a slave.”

— Daenerys Targaryen. Game of Thrones

Wrap Up

There are a lots of quotes about dragons, and we only scratched the surface.

This is because dragons are very popular creatures, and there’d be more of these quotes in future years.