Here There Were Dragons.

An adventure isn’t worth telling if there aren’t any dragons in it.

-Sarah Ban Breathnach


O to be a dragon,

a symbol of the power of Heaven — of silkworm

size or immense; at times invisible.

Felicitous phenomenon!

-Marianne Moore


Sorrow in all lands, and grievous omens.

Great anger in the dragon of the hills,

And silent now the earth’s green oracles

That will not speak again of innocence.

-David Sutton


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

-C.S. Lewis


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

-Chinese proverb


“Beware of Dog,” the sign on the castle gate said.

The intruder, unworried, would later decide that Dog was an odd name for a dragon.

James Miller


I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons, and shoot the bull.

-Rita Mae Brown


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


People who do not believe in the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons.

-Ursula K. LeGuin


Puff, the Magic Dragon, lived by the sea,

And frolicked in the Autumn Mist

In a land called Honah Lee…

-Peter Yarrow


Never laugh at live dragons.

-J.R.R. Tolkien


Dragon kind was no less cruel than mankind. The Dragon, at least, acted from bestial need rather than bestial greed.

-Anne McCaffrey


My fairy lord, this must be done with haste,

For night’s swift dragons cut the clouds full fast,

And yonder shines Aurora’s harbinger,

At whose approach ghosts, wandering here and there,

Troop home to churchyards.


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  1. mydangblog

    Sansa: What do dragons eat?

    Daenerys: Whatever they want.

    ‘Game Of Thrones’.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      How did I miss that one? Of course I haven’t gotten far enough in Game Of Thrones to get to the dragons just yet, but thank you for that quote!


    I have to admit that I’m extremely proud that I was born in the Year of the Dragon. Thanks for this powerful post, Chris.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      You’re a stellar example of how lucky someone is to be born in the Year of The Dragon, although I may only be saying that because I was born in a Year Of The Dog, and we are known for our loyalty.


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