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45 Dinosaur Quotes to Go on a Journey Back in Time

Dayna Remus
Dec 19, 2022
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To think there were once what were essentially giant lizards that roamed the planet and died when an asteroid hit the earth sounds like something out of a fantasy novel. Yet, as we all know, dinosaurs did exist, and even though they are gone, they continue to enchant us. Read these 45 quotes below to dive into the ancient world of dinosaurs.

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Dinosaurs have taken hold of the minds and imaginations of human beings since their discovery. The official discovery of this oversized reptile followed a long history of findings, with the first fossil, in the 1600s, thought to be a human giant's thigh bone.

Eventually, however, after numerous centuries of research and discoveries, the very first Natural History Museum director Richard Owen coined the term 'dinosaur' to describe these prehistoric creatures. Now we continue to make films and dig up more fossils, still fascinated by these unimaginably giant dinosaurs that used to roam the earth.

Read the following 45 quotes to learn more, laugh, and find or reclaim your love for dinosaurs.

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Robert T. Bakker’s quote: "It's very simple why kids are crazy about dinosaurs―dinosaurs are nature's special effects." | Image: AmoDays

Robert T. Bakker’s quote: "It's very simple why kids are crazy about dinosaurs―dinosaurs are nature's special effects." | Image: AmoDays

Dinosaur Quotes about Love

"Children have a great urge to learn about dinosaurs." — Jack Horner

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"I went to my first dinosaur hall with my father and twin brother―and I was blown away by the dinosaurs." — David H. Koch

"I would give ten years off the beginning of my life to see, only once, Tyrannosaurus rex come rearing up from the elms of Central Park. We can never have enough of nature." — Edward Abbey

"Of all extinct life forms, dinosaurs are the most popular. Why that should be is not clear." — Isaac Asimov

"It's very simple why kids are crazy about dinosaurs―dinosaurs are nature's special effects." — Robert T. Bakker

David H. Koch’s quote: "I went to my first dinosaur hall with my father and twin brother―and I was blown away by the dinosaurs." | Image: AmoDays

David H. Koch’s quote: "I went to my first dinosaur hall with my father and twin brother―and I was blown away by the dinosaurs." | Image: AmoDays

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"I believe implicitly that every young man in the world is fascinated with either sharks or dinosaurs." — Peter Benchley

"As a kid, I knew all of the dinosaurs. It's one of those tragedies that I've forgotten what dinosaurs are cool." — Matt Smith

"As a kid, I was pretty obsessed with dinosaurs, and the day that my parents took me to Dinosaur National Park, I didn't think life could get any better." — Chelsea Clinton

Dinosaur Quotes about Archaeology and Paleontology

"Every child thinks archaeology is about digging up land to find dinosaur remains and gold. I had the same intentions." — Bhuvan Bam

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"Dinosaurs are the uncontested stars of paleontology." — Sebastien Steyer

Robert T. Bakker's quote: "Fossils have richer stories to tell—about the lub-dub of dinosaur life—than we have been willing to listen to." | Image: AmoDays

Robert T. Bakker's quote: "Fossils have richer stories to tell—about the lub-dub of dinosaur life—than we have been willing to listen to." | Image: AmoDays

"If my career doesn't work out as a violinist, I want to become an archaeologist. I've read about paleontology, too—that's dinosaur bonesbut I thought it would be more interesting to do archaeology." — Hilary Hahn

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"You will never convince some paleontologists that an impact killed the dinosaurs unless you find a dinosaur skeleton with a crushed skull and a ring of iridium round the hole." — Frank Kyte

"I think most of the dinosaur specimens we find represent subadult sizes." — Jack Horner

"What you do on a dinosaur expedition is you hike and look at the ground. You find bones sticking out of the dirt and, once you see something, you dig." — Nathan Myhrvold

"Fossils have richer stories to tell—about the lub-dub of dinosaur life—than we have been willing to listen to." — Robert T. Bakke

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Dinosaur Quotes That Are Funny and Endearing

Kenneth Carpenter’s quote: "Tyrannosaurus was truly the Schwarzenegger of dinosaurs." | Image: AmoDays

Kenneth Carpenter’s quote: "Tyrannosaurus was truly the Schwarzenegger of dinosaurs." | Image: AmoDays

"Don't call me a dinosaur. It isn't fair to the dinosaurs. What did a dinosaur ever do to you?" — Jim Butcher

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"Sixty-five million years ago, the dinosaurs had a bad day." — Phil Plait

"The brontosaurus had a 30-ton body and a 2-ounce brain. The anatosaurus had 2,000 teeth. Triceratops had a helmet of filled bone seven feet long. Tyrannosaurus rex had tiny arms and teeth like six-inch razors, and it was elected president. It ate everything―dead meat, living meat, old bones." — John Updike

"That 'adult contemporary' status nearly killed me... C'mon, I'm not a teenager, but I'm not a dinosaur either." — Jose Jose

"Tyrannosaurus was truly the Schwarzenegger of dinosaurs." — Kenneth Carpenter

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Jennifer Garner’s quote: "I want flowers; I don't want to text. What does that make me? What kind of dinosaur am I?"| Image: AmoDays

Jennifer Garner’s quote: "I want flowers; I don't want to text. What does that make me? What kind of dinosaur am I?"| Image: AmoDays

"I heard that Jesus had a pet dinosaur. Evolution must be a myth then." — John Bacon

"A dinosaur out of context is like a character without a story. Worse than that, the character suffers from amnesia." — Jack Horner

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"I want flowers; I don't want to text. What does that make me? What kind of dinosaur am I?" — Jennifer Garner

"The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program. And if we become extinct because we don't have a space program, it'll serve us right." — Larry Niven

Dinosaur Extinction Quotes

"The thing we can learn from the extinction of dinosaurs is that a random event in the universe can wipe us out. It does not matter whether we do the right things or not. The universe is neither benevolent nor hostile. It is thoroughly indifferent." — Rajesh

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Meridel Le Sueur’s quote: "It was the bumble bee and the butterfly who survived, not the dinosaur." | Image: AmoDays

Meridel Le Sueur’s quote: "It was the bumble bee and the butterfly who survived, not the dinosaur." | Image: AmoDays

"Everybody thinks it's going to be different for them. The dinosaurs thought so too." — Kathryn Davis

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"We can be the new brand of self-extincting dinosaurs, or we can evolve." — Eden Robinson

"Dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked opposable thumbs and the brainpower to build a space program." — Neil deGrasse Tyson

"There's no environment I can think of that would have remained constant enough to preserve dinosaur DNA." — Hendrik Poinar

"It was the bumble bee and the butterfly who survived, not the dinosaur." — Meridel Le Sueur

Eden Robinson’s quote: "We can be the new brand of self-extincting dinosaurs, or we can evolve." | Image: AmoDays

Eden Robinson’s quote: "We can be the new brand of self-extincting dinosaurs, or we can evolve." | Image: AmoDays

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"Dinosaurs may be extinct from the face of the planet, but they are alive and well in our imaginations." — Steve Miller

"The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment." — Arthur C. Clarke

Dinosaur Quotes to Ponder Over

"We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out." — Colin Mochrie

"The reality is you either step into the future, or you become a dinosaur." — M. Shadows

Dinosaur Fact Quotes

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"Dinosaurs replace their teeth throughout their life. And T. rex replaced all of their teeth every year." — Jack Horner

Stephen Brusatte’s quote: "The presence of feathers in tyrannosaurs and many other kinds of dinosaurs makes it very likely that the great T. rex was feathered, too. If the tyrant king was not fearsome enough already, just imagine it as an energetic, intelligent big bird from hell.” | Image: AmoDays

Stephen Brusatte’s quote: "The presence of feathers in tyrannosaurs and many other kinds of dinosaurs makes it very likely that the great T. rex was feathered, too. If the tyrant king was not fearsome enough already, just imagine it as an energetic, intelligent big bird from hell.” | Image: AmoDays

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"It is only at the beginning of the age of the dinosaurs that the deep sea, hitherto bare of organisms, was finally invaded by life." — Isaac Asimov

"Sir Richard Owen coined the word dinosaur in 1841. The word 'dinosaur' meant 'terrible lizard.'" — Kelly Landgraf

"The presence of feathers in tyrannosaurs and many other kinds of dinosaurs makes it very likely that the great T. rex was feathered, too. If the tyrant king was not fearsome enough already, just imagine it as an energetic, intelligent big bird from hell." — Stephen Brusatte

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"If we measured success by longevity, then dinosaurs must rank as the number one success story in the history of land life." —Robert T. Bakker

"I've made a bit of a career taking daunting projects out of Lego. I've done things like a dinosaur skeleton and stuff like that." — Nathan Sawaya

King Crimson’s quote: "Standing in the sun…something like a monument, I'm a dinosaur, somebody is digging my bones." | Image: AmoDays

King Crimson’s quote: "Standing in the sun…something like a monument, I'm a dinosaur, somebody is digging my bones." | Image: AmoDays

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"Big government is indeed big, and like another big creature, the sauropod dinosaur, government has a primitive nervous system: The fact of an injury to the tail could take nearly a minute to be communicated to the sauropod brain." — George Will

"In the age of dinosaurs, you don't need brains; you only need muscle." — Anthony T. Hincks

"My earliest vivid memory would be my Nigerian mother. She would wrap me on her back. I remember being on her back a lot. It felt like a ride, like I was riding a dinosaur, going everywhere and seeing everything." — John Boyega

"Dinosaurs have a bad public image as symbols of obsolescence and hulking inefficiency." — Robert T. Bakker

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"Standing in the sun…something like a monument, I'm a dinosaur, somebody is digging my bones." — King Crimson

George Will’s quote: "Big government is indeed big, and like another big creature, the sauropod dinosaur, government has a primitive nervous system: The fact of an injury to the tail could take nearly a minute to be communicated to the sauropod brain." | Image: AmoDays

George Will’s quote: "Big government is indeed big, and like another big creature, the sauropod dinosaur, government has a primitive nervous system: The fact of an injury to the tail could take nearly a minute to be communicated to the sauropod brain." | Image: AmoDays

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Being the curious creatures we are, many different experts continue to study and research these ancient reptiles. Seven new species of dinosaurs were found this year alone.

For one, in South America, they found the most giant pterosaur on that continent which they named Thanatosdrakon amaru. Its wing span touches a whipping 30 feet! Quetzalcoatlus northropi, however, remains the most giant pterosaur worldwide.

Human beings not only continue to explore our earth but have managed to reach beyond the sky and explore the heavens, too. Read these 75 stirring space quotes to take a mini-adventure into the cosmos.

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