This is a page for quotes by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III in Riders and Defenders of Berk.

Dragons: Riders of Berk

How to Start a Dragon Academy

"This is Berk. For generations, it was Viking against dragon. The battles were ferocious. Then one day, everything changed. I met Toothless, and together, we've shown people here that instead of fighting dragons, we can ride them, live with them, even train them."
"Yep, dragons. Most people on Berk would say life here is better since we made peace with them. Unfortunately, dragons are still, well, dragons."
"Most of us here on Berk are willing to take the good with the bad. But there are those who will never accept the dragons, and will do anything to drive them away."
"They don't mean any harm. They're just dragons being dragons."
"If anyone can control them, I can. I'm the best man for the job."
"Ugh! I'm gonna be seeing flaming sheep in my dreams for the next month!"
"We can't let that happen! Toothless is the best friend I've ever had."
"Dragons can't change who they are. But who would want them to? Dragons are powerful, amazing creatures. And as long as it takes me, I am going to learn everything there is to know about them. Wouldn't you?"

Viking for Hire

"Everybody needs a place in the world. Some people are born to theirs. Some people discover theirs. And some people make a place for themselves. But then the world around them changes, and the place they made is gone."
"When the world around you changes, the good men find a way to change with it. And Gobber is one of those good men. In fact, he's one of the best."

Animal House

"Here on Berk, we made peace with the dragons. We're finally living and working together. And it only took us three hundred years. There's just one problem: We forgot to tell the animals."
"He's looked angry since the day I was born, but I'm sure there's no connection."
"Winter on Berk is long and brutal. And the only way to survive it is if we are all in it together. We made our peace with the dragons when we saw that we could trust them. Turns out they actually have instincts to protect us. Life on Berk just got a little warmer."

The Terrible Twos

"It's like Toothless is jealous. Which is great, so, my first girlfriend is a dragon."
"Communication between dragon and Rider goes both ways. Not only must the dragon follow the Rider's lead, but the Rider must listen to the dragon, as well. Because sometimes, what the dragon is trying to say is what you really need to hear."

In Dragons We Trust

"As you fly through life, it's good to know who you can trust, and who you can't. I know I can always count on Toothless. And it's important for him to know that, no matter what, he can always count on me."

Alvin & the Outcasts

"By the way, it's not really Dragon Conqueror; It's Dragon Trainer!"
"And I may not be able to prove what you've done, but I will never forget it."

How to Pick Your Dragon

"I don't believe it! A Thunderdrum! They say it gets its power from Thor himself!"

Portrait of Hiccup as a Buff Young Man

"How's that for a hiccup?"
"I guess being a hiccup isn't a bad thing after all."

Dragon Flower

"How about this winch? It could help with your gang plank."
"Sorry, Johann, he's just being protective."
"Maybe he's got a cold. Do dragons get colds?"
"Give it up, Gobber!"
"How about you and me go for a morning flight? Maybe that will help you feel better."

Heather Report, Part 1

"How can Toothless be getting slower?"
"Oh really? Got something you'd like to share, Astrid?"
"It's ok, he won't hurt you. Come on out!"
"Top o' the morning, class! How's everyone this morning?"
"Well I do trust her. And you should trust me."
"I've been working on something to help Toothless stay on top of Stormfly. Astrid is very competitive."
"You hear that bud? Astrid's going to be seeing a lot more of your tail!"
"Ow!! Why would you do that?! What are you doing?!"
"Astrid, don't you think you could have seen something else? It's really dark out there."
"Really?! Me?!"
"If I know one thing, Astrid, it's that Heather is NOT working for the Outcasts!"
"Uh, Astrid? You might want to hurry this along..."
"Alvin has the Book of Dragons."

Heather Report, Part 2

"We'll be shadowing you from the sky."
"It'll make me feel better!"
"And Astrid? Stay safe."
"Astrid gives the signal. We talked about this."
"Who is that?"
"Just promise me, next time you need help? You won't hesitate to ask."


"Yeah, well, tomorrow you're gonna have to deal with . . . Hicctooth!"
"Yeah, it's not my snappiest comeback."
"What? He started it . . . when we were five."
"I have no idea what you're talking about, Astrid. Snotlout was just the better Viking today."

When Lightning Strikes

"Don't worry, bud. It's you and me."

What Flies Beneath

"You save me, I save you! That's the way it is!"


"They say two heads are better than one, which is often true. But four heads? Eh, that's a few heads too many."

Defiant One

Breakneck Bog

"Everybody has lost something they couldn't live without. Sometimes, to find it again, you have to be willing to do anything—even look fear right in the eye. Just make sure you don't blink."
"I was so little when Mom... you know. I was starting to get afraid that I'd forget her. But, now . . . I love it."
"Most people are afraid of things because they don't understand them. For me, it was dragons. Then one day, that changed, and my greatest fear became my best friend."

Gem of a Different Color

"Vikings are strong, tough, and courageous. But courage is a funny thing. Many are born with it. For some, it's a never-ending struggle, and for others, well, they just don't know enough to be afraid."
"Having courage isn't the same as having no fear. It's being afraid and pushing forward anyway, whether than means saving a baby dragon, protecting those you love, or giving a special someone the butt kicking they so richly deserve."

We Are Family, Part 1

"Vikings have a strong sense of community. It's important for us to be a part of a family, and to celebrate that connection."
"Uh, Dad, Gobber, other scary looking Vikings, I'd just like to say, in my own defense, that I cannot control Snotlout or the twins twenty-four hours a day."
"Well, this is it, Toothless. You're finally gonna see you're not alone. Next stop: the Isle of Night."
"But turning Mildew into an Outcast, using him against us? Come on, Alvin. That's low hanging fruit, even for you."

We Are Family, Part 2

"Hang in there, bud! I'll get you out!"
"Toothless! Ha, ha! Are you okay, bud? Oh, I am so sorry, Toothless. This was all my fault."
"A family isn't just something you're born into. It's also the friends who stood with you. The ones who fought by your side. You know you'll be there for them, and they'll be there for you, for the battles that are yet to come."

Dragons: Defenders of Berk

Live and Let Fly

"Of course not. I would never call my father ridiculous. I'm calling my Chief ridiculous."
"If Alvin learns how to train his dragons, and he attacks with them, our only chance is to fight back with ours."
"But the problem is the safest place for me is on Toothless."
"Actually, no. This is the part I tell you my dad is wrong."
"The first rule of Dragon Flight Club is that there IS no Dragon Flight Club."
"Dad, it's me! Please don't chop me."

The Iron Gronckle


The Night and the Fury

"I just feel really awkward."
"And the awkwardness continues . . ."
"That sounds more like a wild yak to me." [Snotlout shows up] "Eh, close enough."
"We have the dragons, and we're not afraid to use them."

Tunnel Vision

"Now, let's shine a little light on this situation."
"Rule number one: never forget a dragon's weakness."
"I'm saying I don't think we've seen the last of the Screaming Death."

Race to Fireworm Island

"Wow, you sound just like Alvin!"
"Astrid. So predictable."

Fright of Passage

"Well, you know, Astrid, training dragons isn't the only thing I think about."
"Well, that just instills me with confidence . . ."

Worst in Show

"How about I go first, especially since I don't care if I win or not because this is not about winning or losing."
"It is not a competition!"

Appetite for Destruction

"I have to say that the beaches are a bit of a disappointment."
"Come on, you love shiny things! Or at least, you used to . . ."
"So, it's getting bigger and smarter; not the greatest combination."

Zippleback Down

"You know what they say. Where there's fire, there's the twins."

A View to a Skrill, Part 1

"How many times has this kid been hit by lightning?!"
"'[The Skrill blasts at Hiccup] Oh, that one made my hair stand up! We need a plan, and fast."

A View to a Skrill, Part 2

The Flight Stuff

"Snotlout, the five signposts of Valhalla is noting but an old wives' tale."
"While we're gone, try not to take anyone else with you to 'eternal paradise'."

Free Scauldy

"I don't sound like that! And, p.s., my leg didn't 'fall off'."


"Weren't expecting the old metal leg, were you?"

A Tale of Two Dragons

The Eel Effect

"When am I not safe? . . . Uh, don't answer that!"

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

"What is this guy, like, the king of armadas? Does he go anywhere without one?"

Bing! Bam! Boom!

Cast Out, Part 1

"You almost got Astrid killed!"
"Don't worry, Dad. We're going to get you back, no matter what it takes."

Cast Out, Part 2

"You're going to show me a way to Outcast Island. We're going there together, Alvin. We're going to bring my father home."
"'[sarcastically] Oh, well, there's that warm, fuzzy feeling I was looking for."
"Did not see that coming, did you?"
"Sometimes reckless . . . can be courageous. Your suspension is, well, suspended."
"If the last few days are any indication of what it's like to be Chief, I'd just as soon leave that to you."
"This is Berk, we've got ice, and snow, and we've got more ice, but we've also got dragons. We train them, learn from them . . . protect them, and they protect us, sometimes from each other. One thing is for sure, we wouldn't trade this for anything. Would you?"