Quotes by Cressida Cowell

"There's no such thing as im-POSSIBLE, Hiccup, only im-PROBABLE. The only thing that limits us are the limits to our imagination"

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

"Thank you for nothing, you stupid reptile."

"However small we are, we should always fight for what we believe to be right. And I don’t mean fight with the power of our fists or the power of our swords…I mean the power of our brains and our thoughts and our dreams.

And as small and quiet and unimportant as our fighting may look, perhaps we might all work together…and break out of the prisons of our own making. Perhaps we might be able to keep this fierce and beautiful world of ours as free for all of us as it seemed to be on that blue afternoon of my childhood."

"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."


Books by Cressida Cowell

Cressida Cowell
  • Cressida Cowell

  • Date of birth: April 15, 1966
  • Born: in Central London, The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Cressida Cowell grew up in London and on a small, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland. She was convinced that there were dragons living on this island, and has been fascinated by dragons ever since. She has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, a BA in Graphic Design from St Martin's and an MA in Narrative Illustration from Brighton. Cressida loves illustrating her own work, but also loves writing books for other people to illustrate as the end result can be so unexpected and inspiring. Cressida has written and illustrated eight books in the popular Hiccup series. The unique blend of child centred humour and sublime prose made Hiccup an instant hit. How to Train Your Dragon is now published in over 30 languages. A DreamWorks Animation feature film is out in March 2010. Also the author of picture books, Cressida has won the Nestle Children's Book Prize 2006 and has been shortlisted for many others. Cressida lives in Hammersmith with her husband and three children.

    Her Books:
    1. How to Train Your Dragon (2003)
    2. How to Be a Pirate (2004)
    3. How to Speak Dragonese (2005)
    4. How to Cheat a Dragon’s Curse (2006)
    5. How to Twist a Dragon’s Tale (2007)
    6. A Hero’s Guide to Deadly Dragons (2008)
    7. How to Ride a Dragon’s Storm (2008)
    8. How to Break a Dragon’s Heart (2010)
    9. How to Steal a Dragon's Sword (2011)
    10. How to Seize a Dragon's Jewel (2012)