Dinosaur Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old dinosaur quotes, dinosaur sayings, and dinosaur proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The dinosaurs became extinct because they didn't have a space program.     

Larry Niven

Dinosaurs are extinct today because they lacked opposable thumbs and the brainpower to build a space program.     

Neil deGrasse Tyson

It's when you walk with dinosaurs that you start thinking about lunch.     

Anthony T. Hincks

It's very simple why kids are crazy about dinosaurs -- dinosaurs are nature's Special Effects. They are the only real dragons. Kids love dragons. It's not just being weirdly shaped and being able to eat Buicks. It's that they are real.     

Robert T. Bakker

The public image of dinosaurs is tainted by extinction. It's hard to accept dinosaurs as a success when they are all dead. But the fact of ultimate extinction should not make us overlook the absolutely unsurpassed role dinosaurs played in the history of life.     

Robert T. Bakker

Dinosaurs did not walk with humans. The evolutionary record says different. They gambled.     

Steve Martin

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

Jack Horner

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

Dinosaurs are the jumper cables to the human mind. Kids can't curb their enthusiasm when they're in a hall of dinosaurs and mammoths and mammoth hunters and trilobites and giant fish that could chomp up a shark. These natural objects in motion and context make kids want to read; you can't stop them from reading and thinking.     

Robert T. Bakker

The dinosaurs disappeared because they could not adapt to their changing environment. We shall disappear if we cannot adapt to an environment that now contains spaceships, computers — and thermonuclear weapons.     

Arthur C. Clarke

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

 Steve Miller

In the age of dinosaurs, you don't need brains, you only need muscle.     

Anthony T. Hincks

Dinosaurs have a bad public image as symbols of obsolescence and hulking inefficiency; in political cartoons they are know-nothing conservatives that plod through miasmic swamps to inevitable extinction.     

Robert T. Bakker

The dinosaurs are remembered only by their bones. What will we be remembered for with humanity?     

Kanye West

We all have a dinosaur deep within us just trying to get out.     

Colin Mochrie

The dinosaurs's eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better.     

Eric Johnston