Dragon Quotes

If you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you

Monday, May 17th, 2010
ruins

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

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010
red poppy

Notice I did not say “kill” the dragon. To kill the dragon implies stumbling through our challenges using any available force. This week of vigils presents a chance to consider both how we negotiate the process, as…

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If a queen isn’t meant to fly, why does she have wings?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
golden dragon

Dragonflight is Volume 1 of The Dragonriders of Pern trilogy. Dragonflight later became the first of a whole series of Dragonrider Pern books.

I remember reading Anne McCaffrey as a kid, and I thought she’d written a lot of dragon books then. A glance at the book list on her site shows that…

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

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010
dragon

Well, you may get off on being a beautiful stereotype, regardless of the social consequences, but my conscience won’t allow it. And I goddam refuse to be dragon bait. I’m as capable of rescuing you as you are of rescuing me…

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Come not between the dragon and his wrath

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
dragon

I loved her most, and thought to set my rest
On her kind nursery. Hence, and avoid my sight!
So be my grave my peace, as here I give
Her father’s heart from her! Call France; who stirs?
Call Burgundy. Cornwall and Albany…

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

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
fire

Dragons may not have much real use for all their wealth, but they know it to an ounce as a rule, especially after long possession; and Smaug was no exception. He had passed from an uneasy dream (in which…

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