Dragons

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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

Quotes referring to Dragons

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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
O to be a dragon, a symbol of the power of Heaven — of silkworm size or immense; at times invisible. ~ Marianne Moore
  • 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, quoted in Best Quotes of '54, '55, '56 (1957) edited by James Beasley Simpson
  • And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,
    And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
    And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
  • The age of chivalry is past. ... Bores have succeeded to dragons, and I have shivered too many lances in vain ever to hope for their extirpation.
  • Conquer the demon of jealousy, that dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive.
    • Havelock Ellis, in Little Essays of Love and Virtue (1922) by Havelock Ellis, p. 100
  • 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, quoted in Secret of the Dragon's Eye : Book One (2007) by Derek Hart
  • O to be a dragon,
    a symbol of the power of Heaven — of silkworm
    size or immense; at times invisible.
    Felicitous phenomenon!
  • I'm an outlaw, not a hero. I never intended to rescue you. We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.

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