Chinese Horoscopes: The Dragon

Dragon 龍: 1940 Metal, 1952 Water, 1964 Wood, 1976 Fire, 1988 Earth, 2000 Metal, 2012 Water, 2024 Wood 

Dragon: Special attention should be given to health, as there is a risk of old ailments recurring. Before the Year of the Dragon, it's crucial to change any bad lifestyle habits to avoid illness. This year, avoid risky and high-impact sports to prevent injuries. Do not drive when fatigued. In relationships, there's a tendency to have good intentions but bad outcomes. Therefore, do not be overly enthusiastic or intervene too much in others' affairs, as it might not only fail to help but could make things worse. In terms of marriage and emotional relationships, make an effort to strengthen communication and avoid impatience. This year, focus your energy on work and career. Utilizing your skills and talents can lead to significant gains. Prioritize health and fitness as your primary task. Limit participation in social gatherings and reduce alcohol consumption for better health.

“Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.”
Dragon Thomas Jones

“When you can't change the direction of the wind – adjust your sails.”
Dragon H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“It takes true strength of character to redefine your limits by pushing past them.”
Dragon Katherine Reutter

“An idea, like a machine, must have power applied to it before it can accomplish anything.”
Dragon B. C. Forbes

“On the moments where I felt really down, I just remembered, 'You're almost there.  Just keep going.  Keep working hard.'”
Dragon Laurie Hernandez

“If you're not really having fun then there's no point of really trying.”
Dragon Willow Smith

“It is interesting to note that everyone has a different take on the world, a different opinion, and given the same inputs have completely different outputs.”
Dragon Penelope Fitzgerald

 “Doing the right thing has power.”
Dragon Laura Linney

“Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter.”
Dragon Sharon Salzberg

“I’ve always been fond of the expression, ‘You can’t polish a turd, but you can roll one in glitter.’ That’s always made complete sense to me. There’s a lot of wisdom in those words.”
Dragon Rupert Grint

“I belong to quite a lot of learned societies. We collect firearms and discuss them at dinners and clubs and things.”
Dragon Michael Gambon

“How hard it is, sometimes, to trust the evidence of one's senses! How reluctantly the mind consents to reality.”
Dragon Norman Douglas

“You earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”
Dragon Jeff Bezos

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.”
Dragon Philip K. Dick

“Your body is like a machine, and if you don't keep it in shape, it holds you back.  You don't want anything holding you back, especially yourself.”
Dragon Brenda Song

“The word 'meaningful' when used today is nearly always meaningless.”
Dragon Paul Johnson

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” 
Dragon Carlo Gambino

“There's always haters, no matter what you're doing - whether they're complaining that everything you do sounds the same, or it's too different.”
Dragon Avicii

“You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.” 
Dragon Pablo Neruda

" What I say now is that the way the world underestimates me will be my greatest weapon. "
Dragon Calista Flockhart

“I went to Paris for a year in 1986 to study theatre; there was a lot of clowning around, buffoonery and fencing."
Dragon Orla Brady

“If you feel very deeply about something, it's not possible to sacrifice your integrity about that.”
Dragon Trevor Nunn

“We are what we do with our attention.”
Dragon John Ciardi

" The sweat of hard work is not to be displayed. It is much more graceful to appear favored by the gods. "
Dragon Maxine Hong Kingston

"I really want to be an artist, so therefore I have to live a little bit like a monk. "
Dragon John Lone

" I don't believe in children. I don't believe in childhood. I don't believe that there's a demarcation. "
Dragon Maurice Sendak

"You get talent when you discover the ground of your pain. "
Dragon H. R. Giger

"I'm not ready to do any compromises for my work." 
Dragon Audrey Tautou

"We do see Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi and Chow Yun Fat, but it's very rare to see the Chinese male actor in Hollywood movies, which is something I take great umbrage with." 
Dragon Nicolas Cage

"When you work for something, you appreciate it more."
Dragon Tavis Smiley

"It's only in modern times that we have come to glorify vampirism." 
Dragon Guillermo del Toro

"I go out there to win. People don't care if you die in this business. The only way I get back is with success."
Dragon Michael Bay

"When men talk about defense, they always claim to be protecting women and children, but they never ask the women and children what they think."
Dragon Pat Shroeder

"I don't initiate violence. I retaliate."
Dragon Chuck Norris

"I was an OK boxer. I wasn't great. I was OK, but I loved the discipline..."
Dragon Liam Neeson

"You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you."
Dragon Vandana Shiva

"You always have to have fun. You have to have an open mind. If you're not enjoying it, don't do it. Life's too short."
Dragon Debbie Meyer

"I've always been really in touch with my primal instincts. In my profession you have to be. You have to be open to going where your emotions take you."
Dragon Andy Serkis

"I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own."
Dragon Andy Warhol

"I think there are more brilliant people coming out of China, younger and greater."
Dragon Zou Kai

"I had seen Jet Li's movie 'Shaolin Temple' and thought that being able to help people spiritually and defending them physically was a wonderful thing"
Dragon Mark Dacascos

"People accuse me of being arrogant all the time. I'm not arrogant, I'm focused."
Dragon Russell Crowe

"The real meaning of being an Asian director is we can put the power of culture from all Asian countries together and show everything people can possibly imagine."
Dragon Chen Kaige

"In the mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that one must have long legs."
Dragon Friedrich Nietzsche

"Short people, tall people, people with glasses, the bottom line is I'll whip all your asses."
Dragon Stone Cold Steve Austin

"One man's blasphemy doesn't override other people's free-speech rights, their freedom to publish, freedom of thought."
Dragon Dan Savage

"Though I've got this reputation for being out of control, it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth."
Dragon Terry Gilliam

"I've always tried to fit what I do professionally into my family, rather than the other way around."
Dragon Adam West

"There is a Mulan in each person's heart."
Dragon Zhou Wei

"Profits, like sausages... are esteemed most by those who know least about what goes into them."
Dragon Alvin Toffler

"In this life, to earn your place you have to fight for it"
Dragon Shakira

"I think that you love who you love, and there are people who you love that people aren't going to understand why, and that sort of doesn't really matter."
Dragon Piper Perabo

"I'm a coward? I'm a coward!? Come say that to my face."
Dragon Floyd Mayweather Sr.

"I'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's bad or good."
Dragon Sandra Bullock

"Winning a medal is what every athlete dreams of, and if it is the Olympic gold then that is the icing on the cake"
Dragon Jeff Fenech

"I'm afraid that reason will triumph and that the world will become a place where anyone who doesn't fit that will become unnecessary."
Dragon David Byrne

"Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you're in."
Dragon Courtney Cox

"You can either look at things in a brutal, truthful way that's depressing, or you can screw around and have fun."
Dragon David Spade

"That is the definition of faith - acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove."
Dragon Dan Brown

"To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first."
Dragon Janeane Garofalo

"Success for me isn't a destination it's a journey. Everybody's working to get to the top but where is the top? It's all about working harder and getting better and moving up and up."
Dragon Rihanna

"When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable.  It is designed to make its own people comfortable."
Dragon Clifton Fadiman

"A traveler without observation is a bird without wings." Dragon Moslih Eddin Saadi "A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew ."
Dragon Herb Caen

"A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew."
Dragon Herb Caen

"The reason men oppose progress is not that they hate progress, but that they love inertia."
Dragon Elbert Hubbard

"No matter what the competition is, I try to find a goal that day and better that goal."
Dragon Bonnie Blair

"Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it."
Dragon Greg Anderson

"I can't prove it, but I can say it."
Dragon Stephen Colbert

"I suppose the pleasure of country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live."
Dragon Vita Sackville-West

"There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure truth."
Dragon Maya Angelou

"If you stand still long enough, you'll get stuck"
Dragon David Hasselhoff

"The older I get, the greater power I seem to have to help the world; I am like a snowball - the further I am rolled, the more I gain."
Dragon Susan B. Anthony

"Silence is argument carried out by other means."
Dragon Che Guevara

"The key is not the 'will to win.'  Everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important."
Dragon Bobby Knight

"No references to the need to fight terror can be an argument for restricting human rights."
Dragon Vladimir Putin

"In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground."
Dragon Douglas Adams

"Being taken for granted can be a compliment. It means that you've become a comfortable, trusted element in another person's life."
Dragon Dr. Joyce Brothers

"In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you."
Dragon Amy Tan

"Change excites me. I am fifty years old. It's when the mind catches up with the body."
Dragon Raquel Welch

"true scientist never loses the faculty of amusement. It is the essence of his being."
Dragon J. Robert Oppenheimer

"Sometimes a change isn't necessarily positive: sometimes it's not necessarily growth. But whatever occurs gives one certain person, or some people, or everyone, a different perception - which then leads to something positive."
Dragon Phil Lesh

"I had to set limits to knowledge in order to make place for faith."
Dragon Emmanuel Kant

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. No use being a damn fool about it."
Dragon W. C. Fields

"Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean."
Dragon Christopher Reeve

"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
Dragon Robin Williams

"It is only those who have neither fired a shot nor heard the shrieks and groans of the wounded who cry aloud for blood, more vengeance, more desolation. War is hell."
Dragon William Tecumseh Sherman

"Between persons of equal income there is no social distinction except the distinction of merit. Money is nothing: character, conduct, and capacity are everything..."
Dragon George Bernard Shaw

"Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle."
Dragon Robert Newton Anthony

"I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognizably wiser than oneself."
Dragon Marlene Dietrich

"My daily activities are not unusual, I'm just naturally in harmony with them. Grasping nothing, discarding nothing... Supernatural power and marvelous activity - Drawing water and carrying firewood."
Dragon Pang-yun

"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup."
Dragon H. L. Mencken

"If I had done everything I'm credited with, I'd be speaking to you from a laboratory jar at Harvard."
Dragon Frank Sinatra

"I'm a real defensive person, because if you were sensitive in my neighborhood you were something to eat."
Dragon Richard Pryor

"Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer."
Dragon Shunryu Suzuki

"The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure " fearlessness and achievement."
Dragon Joseph Campbell

"A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men."
Dragon Roald Dahl

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now."
Dragon Joan Baez

"I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird."
Dragon Frank Zappa

"If everything's under control, you're going too slow."
Dragon Mario Andretti

"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room."
Dragon Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

"Material stuff. You can only take it to the grave, not past the grave"
Dragon Lawrence Tero (Mr. T)

"The future will never come, it will all soon be over tomorrow."
Dragon Ringo Starr

"The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason."
Dragon Charles Darwin

"I trust in my Judge, who is the King of Heaven and Earth"
Dragon Joan of Arc

"Don't doubt me, because that's when I get stronger."
Dragon Marvin Hagler

"Reality leaves a lot to the imagination."
Dragon John Lennon

"It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential."
Dragon Bruce Lee

"Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted, the indifference of those who should have known better, the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph."
Dragon Haile Selassie

"The only difference between a Madman and I is that...I AM NOT MAD!"
Dragon Salvador Dali