90 Dinosaur Quotes and Sayings for History Lovers

Dinosaurs are a varied group of reptiles that existed millions of years ago during the Mesozoic Era, which spanned from 252 and 66 million years ago.

Learning about dinosaurs provides a fascinating glimpse into Earth’s prehistoric past and the development of life on our planet for history and paleontology enthusiasts.

Dinosaur Quotes


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


What do you get if you cross a dinosaur with a pig? Jurassic Pork! ~ Unknown.


What do you call a dinosaur after they break up with their girlfriend? Tyrannosaurus ex. ~ Unknown.


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

Dinosaurs eat man – woman inherits the earth. ~ Dr. Ellie Sattler.

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

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

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.

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

Jazz is not gonna be a dinosaur and stay around in one form. ~ McCoy Tyner.

What do you call a dinosaur that knows a lot of words? A thesaurus! ~ Unknown.

The dinosaur’s eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better. ~ Eric Johnston.

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Best Dinosaur Quotes

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.

What did dinosaurs use to drive their cars? Fossil fuels. ~ Unknown.

As you read this, an estimated 400 billion individual feathered dinosaurs, of 10,000 species, can be found on earth, in almost every habitable environment. You need only step outside and look up into the trees and the wild blue skies to find them. ~ John Pickerell.

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.


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

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.

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.

Man, I so sick of dinosaurs. They wasn’t extinct, I’d go out an’ kill ’em myself. ~ Lawrence Block.

It is bad news to science museums when 4 in 10 Americans believe humans lived with dinosaurs, and fewer than 2 in 10 understand the terms ‘molecule’ and ‘DNA.’ ~ Larry Witham.


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

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

Now, to find dinosaurs, you hike around in horrible conditions looking for a dinosaur. It sounds really dumb, but that’s what it is. It’s horrible conditions because wherever you have nice weather, plants grow, and you don’t get any erosion, and you don’t see any dinosaurs. ~ Nathan Myhrvold.

It’s very simple why kids are crazy about dinosaurs – dinosaurs are nature’s special effects. ~ Robert T. Bakker.

Famous Dinosaur Quotes

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.

Dinosaurs are the best way to teach kids, and adults, the immensity of geologic time. ~ Robert T. Bakker.

People say they don’t believe in luck: luck is the reason the dinosaurs got wiped out and why human beings became the new dominant species on this planet. ~ Stewart Stafford.


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

Individuals learn faster than institutions and it is always the dinosaur’s brain that is the last to get the new messages. ~ Hazel Henderson.

There’s an incomparable rush that comes from finding dinosaur bones. You know you’re the first person to lay hands on a critter that lived 80 or 90 million years ago. ~ Jack Horner.

All the explanations proposed seem to be only partly satisfactory. They range from massive climatic change to mammalian predation to the extinction of a plant with apparent laxative properties, in which case the dinosaurs died of constipation. ~ Carl Sagan.

This planet is 15 million years overdue for an asteroid strike like the one that killed the dinosaurs. ~ L. Neil Smith.


I’m basically a dinosaur. I don’t use email. ~ Bernard Marcus.

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

Dinosaurs succeeded where Komodo dragons fail. ~ Robert T. Bakker.

Great Dinosaur Quotes

Tyrannosaurus was truly the Schwarzenegger of dinosaurs. ~ Kenneth Carpenter.

In the rare situation a megatsunami washes a T. rex into your path, you won’t be carrying a weapon large enough to hurt it. If it’s intent on eating you, it will eat you. However, you will be killed by the coolest dinosaur ever. Most people go their whole lives without ever seeing a T. rex in person. Do you know how lucky you are? ~ Andrew Shaffer.

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.


In 1941 Richard Owen said that the dinosaurs were almost hot blooded. ~ Robert T. Bakker.

Why wouldn’t you be afraid of a Komodo dragon? It’s a dragon. It’s a dinosaur. ~ Billy Bob Thornton.

The tyrannosaurus looked a little shamefaced – but only a little, for dinosaurs would rather drown in tar than admit they’re wrong. That unfortunate attitude played a key role in their extinction. ~ Catherynne M. Valente.

The most popular exhibits in any natural history museum are, without doubt, the dinosaurs. These creatures’ popularity grows each year, partly because of the recent resurgence of dinosaur movies, but also because a skeleton of a full-sized Tyrannosaurus rex still has the ability, even 65 million years after its death, to chill us to the bone. ~ Ray Harryhausen.

We’re facing our end, like the dinosaurs millions of years before us. The only difference is we’ve got journalists on hand to document every blow and setback, cataloging our rapid, painful downfall in vibrant, vicious detail. Personally, I think the dinosaurs had the better deal. When it comes to impending, unavoidable extinction, ignorance is bliss. ~ Darren Shan.


Dinosaurs are the uncontested stars of paleontology. ~ Sebastien Steyer.

I would give 10 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.

When the dinosaurs fell at the end of the Cretaceous, they were not a senile, moribund group that had played out its evolutionary options. Rather they were vigorous, still diversifying into new orders and producing a variety of big-brained carnivores with the highest grade of intelligence yet present on the land. ~ Robert T. Bakker.

If history repeats itself, I am so getting a dinosaur. ~ Unknown.

Why do museums exhibit old dinosaur bones? Because they can’t afford new ones! ~ Unknown.

What do you get if you cross a T. rex with explosives? Dino-mite. ~ Unknown.


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

Great white sharks, big storms – somehow, I think we like to be put in our place by awesome things. Dinosaurs do that. ~ Sue Hendrickson.

What do you call an anxious dino? A nervous rex. ~ Unknown.

I found my first dinosaur bone when I was six, growing up in Montana. Ever since then I’ve been interested in dinosaurs. ~ Jack Horner.

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

Traditional dinosaur theory is full of short circuits. Like the antiquated wiring in an old house, the details sputter and burn out when specific parts are tested. ~ Robert T. Bakker.


I’ve always loved dinosaurs. ~ Matt Smith.

We dig up dinosaurs to try and figure out what happened to them. Perhaps someday dinosaurs, in the form of corvids, will dig us up to figure out what happened to us. ~ Jennifer Ackerman.

What do you call a T. rex who hates losing? A saur loser. ~ Unknown.

Top Dinosaur Quotes

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

Dinosaurs and man – 2 species separated by 65 million years of evolution, have just been suddenly thrown back into the mix together. ~ Alan Grant.

Have pity on a dinosaur. ~ Hank Williams Jr.


In the age of dinosaurs, you don’t need brains, you only need muscle. ~ Anthony T. Hincks.

God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs. ~ Ian Malcolm.

Does the Bible talk about dinosaurs? Yes, there are around 20 mentions of what we would call dinosaurs today. Why isn’t the word dinosaur used to describe these animals? ~ Kelly Landgraf.

What do you call a dinosaur wearing a cowboy hat and boots? Tyrannosaurus Tex! ~ Unknown.

Everybody thinks it’s going to be different for them. The dinosaurs thought so too. ~ Kathryn Davis.

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 Bakker.

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

Powerful Dinosaur Quotes

The freely roaming dinosaurs, I like to remember, had no plumbing. ~ Harlow Shapley.

Why can’t you hear a Pterodactyl when it goes to the toilet? Because the pee is silent! ~ Unknown.


What do you call a dinosaur that never gives up? Try-try-try-ceratops! ~ Unknown.

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

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

Dinosaurs didn’t die out when an asteroid hit the earth 66 million years ago. Everything you were told as a child was wrong. ~ John Pickrell.

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


You’re not allowed to call them dinosaurs any more – it’s speciesist. You have to call them pre-petroleum persons. ~ Terry Pratchett.

I’ve seen many dinosaur fossils, some mounted in museums, others in the process of being extracted from their rocky matrix, and it has never occurred to me that any could be anything other than genuine. ~ Alice Roberts.

Interesting Dinosaur Quotes

Fossils have richer stories to tell – about the lub-dub of dinosaur life – than we have been willing to listen to. ~ Robert T. Bakker.

Cowl’s apprentice was tough and competent, but no amount of training or forethought can prepare you for the sight of an angry dinosaur coming to eat your ass. ~ Jim Butcher.

Paleontologists have tried to turn Archaeopteryx into an earth-bound, feathered dinosaur. But it’s not. It is a bird, a perching bird. And no amount of ‘paleobabble’ is going to change that. ~ Alan Feduccia.

What do you call a dinosaur car accident? A tyrannosaurus wreck’ ~ Unknown.

As soon as I saw it I decided I was going to spend the rest of my life studying dinosaurs. ~ Robert T. Bakker.

Scientists are complaining that the new dinosaur movie shows dinosaurs with lemurs, who didn’t evolve for another million years. They’re afraid the movie will give kids a mistaken impression. What about the fact that the dinosaurs are singing and dancing? ~ Jay Leno.

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