Cressida Cowell Quotes

Cressida Cowell (born 15 April 1966) is an English children's author, popularly known for the novel series, How to Train Your Dragon, which has subsequently become an award-winning film as adapted for the screen by DreamWorks Animation. In addition to her other publications, Cowell works with illustrator Neal Layton in the ongoing series of Emily Brown stories. The first in the series, That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown, won a Nestlé Children’s Book Award.

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The thing about grown ups is that they're always wanting you to be this Great Hero and Leader. What's wrong with being NORMAL, for Thor's sake? What's wrong with just being SO-SO at stuff? They're just totally unrealistic...

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Hiccup: Thank You For Nothing You Stupid Reptile.

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History is a set of repeating circles, like the tide. The wind does blow through the ruins of tomorrow. But it is more a question of two steps forward, one step back. Humans and dragons make the same mistakes, again and again, but things do get better over time

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I wanted to be a King who would found a New World, not in some misty country far across the seas, but right here, right now, at home.

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Twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death

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Books were despised by the Viking Tribes, as they were seen as a horrible civilizing influence and a threat to the barbarian culture.

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But then I have always been somewhat of a square peg in a round hole.

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But how can we know that dragons did not exist? We have never actually BEEN to the Dark Ages.

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Oh, for Thor's sake..." said Hiccup. "I thought that was just a story..." "Stories come from somewhere," said the witch. "The past haunts the present in more ways than we realise.

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That is a terrible plan." "Hiccup's plans are always t-terrible." "Hey! You're still here, aren't you?

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We're all snatching precious moments from the peaceful jaws of time.

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Sometimes it is only a True Friend who knows what we mean when we try to speak. Somebody who has spent a lot of time with us, and listens carefully to what we are trying to say, and tries to understand.

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I was not a natural. . . . This is the story of becoming . . . the Hard Way.

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A Chief must show no fear, no worry... A Chief is a leader first, and a man second...

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Most of us are lucky not to be Kings and Heroes, because we do not have to make the choices that Kings and Heroes have to make.

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