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16 of the best book quotes about dragons
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“So much for heroism. So much for the harvest-virgin. So much, also, for the alternative visions of blind old poets and dragons.”
John Gardner
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Grendel
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Grendel
Unferth
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‘Dragons!’ said the Ordinary Princess. ‘I’ll give them dragons. So they think they can push me off on to any silly prince who kills a dragon, do they!’ And she stamped her foot and stuck out her tongue at the palace walls just to relieve her feelings. ‘Well, you just wait and see!’ she said.”
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“Dear Everyone, I think this dragon idea is simply silly and I won’t be shut up in a tower, and what’s more I won’t marry any stupid dragon-slaying prince. In fact I’ve decided that I don’t think I’ll marry anyone ever, so I’ve run away and it’s no use trying to find me, and please don’t worry because I shall be quite all right. Love and kisses Amy”
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“We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.”
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“They had been walking beside the dry bed of the stream for hours and had let the village for behind. Looking back, Rowan could no longer see even the tall stone walls of the mill, the highest building, because the trees had screened in from view. In front of them, like massive wall, rose the Mountain. In another two hours, the others said, they would reach it. The map showed clearly that they must begin their climb at the place where the water gushed from its underground tunnel to form the stream.”
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“After five days the pool was so shallow that even little Annad, que was only five years old, could touch the bottom with her hand without getting her sleeve wet. And still the stream failed to flow. On the evening of the sixth day the worried people met in the market square to tall. “The bukshah could drink at all today, ” said Lann, the oldest person in the village and once the greatest fighter. ‘If we do not act soon, they will die’.”
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“Good and evil are a great deal more complex than a princess and a dragon, or a wolf and a scarlet- clad little girl. And is not the dragon the hero of his own story? Is not the wolf simply acting as a wolf should act?”
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“Another rush of wings, and this time bronze dragons entered, depositing the girls who were candidates for the queen egg. Menolly tried to figure out which one is Brekke, but they all looked very aware and healthy. Hadn’t the weyrwomen remarked that morning how Brekke just lay like someone dead?”
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“Emotion like a fist squeezed Menolly’s heart. Yes, she’d her fire lizards, but to Impress a dragon...”
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“Brekke didn’t want to live, and they have to find some way to make her. Losing her dragon was like losing half herself, and it hadn’t been Brekke’s fault.”
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“The little queen all golden, Flew hissing at the sea. To keep it back, To turn it back She flew forth bravely.”
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“The little boy and the big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion went to play in the other meadow. The dragon stayed where he was and nobody minded.”
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″... Do you see this matchbox? Take it out into the meadow and open it. It will be a tiny dragon. The tiny dragon will grow into a big dragon.”
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“Suddenly the door opened. In rushed a big, roaring, yellow, whiskery lion. ‘Hide me!’ it said. ‘A dragon is after me!‘”
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“That dragon grew too big. There is no lion in the meadow now. There is a DRAGON in the meadow.”
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“Glory! Glory! And the enormous dragon, the bulldozer breathing smoke and pushing the great gums over- wandering about wherever it liked roaring and bellowing like a- well, like a bulldozer... you had to love Terkie a little bit for letting you see all that!”

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