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"My favorite animal is the mule. He has more horse sense than a horse. He knows when to stop eating -- and he knows when to stop working."
"We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to
discover the New
World. And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship."
"I'm a real pussy cat -- with an iron tail."
"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg
-- not by
"Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That
"If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater. . .
suggest that he
wear a tail."
"A beaver does not, as legend would have it, know which direction the tree will fall when he cuts it, but counts on alacrity to make up for lack of engineering expertise." -- Ann Zwinger
"If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens."
"You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you this look
that says, `My
God, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!'"
"Now I lay me down to sleep,
"He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other
ears that hear above the winds. He is the part of me that can
reach out into the sea. He has told me a thousand times over
that I am his reason for being; by the way he rests against my
leg; by the way he thumps his tail at my smallest smile; by the
way he shows his hurt when I leave without taking him. (I think
it makes him sick with worry when he is not along to care for
me.) When I am wrong, he is delighted to forgive. When I am
angry, he clowns to make me smile. When I am happy, he is
joy unbounded. When I am a fool, he ignores it. When I
succeed, he brags. Without him, I am only another man. With
him, I am all-powerful. He is loyalty itself. He has taught me
the meaning of devotion. With him, I know a secret comfort
and a private peace. He has brought me understanding where
before I was ignorant. His head on my knee can heal my human
hurts. His presence by my side is protection against my fears of
dark and unknown things. He has promised to wait for me...
whenever... wherever - in case I need him. And I expect I will -
as I always have. He is just my dog."
"As the wandering sparrow, as the flying swallow, so the curse that is baseless shall not come home."
"Breed not a savage dog, nor permit a loose stairway."
"Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of the birds?"
"A jewel in a pig's nose is comparable to a pretty woman without discretion."
"From the oyster to the eagle, from the swine to the tiger, all animals are to be found in men and each of them exists in some man, sometimes several at the time. Animals are nothing but the portrayal of our virtues and vices made manifest to our eyes, the visible reflections of our souls. God displays them to us to give us food for thought."
"When rats leave a sinking ship, where exactly do they think they're going?"
"In my day, we didn't have dogs or cats. All I had was Silver Beauty, my beloved paper clip."
"The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creature that cannot."
"When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings."
"Never try to outstubborn a cat."
"If you think that something small cannot make a difference -
try going to sleep with a mosquito in the room."
"I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be. But I think there's one other thing that separates us from animals -- we aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners."
"Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - one dog does not change a bone with another."
"If you're goin' to be a bear... be a grizzly!"
"Grasshopper always wrong in argument with chicken."
"If your dog doesn't like someone you probably shouldn't either."
"I am more afraid of an army of a hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of a hundred lions led by a
"Even if you've been fishing for 3 hours and haven't gotten anything except poison ivy and sunburn, you're still better off than the worm."
"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
"A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast."
"If you want a kitten, start out asking for a horse."
"Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be a bit out of shape and a little worn around the edges, but they fit well."
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies."
"The more people I meet the more I like my dog."
"In dog years I'm dead."
"This house is owned & operated solely for the comfort & convenience of the CATS!"
"If you hear the sound of hoofbeats, don't look for zebra!"
"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog."
"It's not much of a tail, but I'm sort-of attatched to it."
"I once decided not to date a guy because he wasn't excited to meet my dog. I mean, this was like not wanting to meet my mother."
"A cat sees us as the dogs...A cat sees himself as the human."
"If you yell at a cat, you're the one who is making a fool of yourself."
"At night he [the cat] sleeps sprawled at the foot of my bed, where he snores reassuringly until about five in the morning. That's when he gets cuddly: with white paw - claws retracted - he pats my face until I open my eyes. The fact that I then throw him out and slam the door in his face doesn't bother him."
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace."
"I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings
they can show me in the world."
"He [the cat] liked to peep into the refrigerator and risk having his head shut in by the closing door. He also climbed to the top of the stove, discontinuing the practice after he singed his tail."
"Most cats, when they are Out want to be In, and visa versa, and often simultaneously."
"It's alright, mate," he said. "It's just Smutty's [the cat's] sense of humor. Whenever anybody sleeps in this room he likes to get up on that beam up there, and just as you're dropping off and all's right with the world, leap onto your stomach."
"A cat playing around is normal behavior; a cat playing on your head at four o'clock in the morning is not appropriate behavior from a human point of view."
"You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense."
"Cats are notoriously sore losers. Coming in second best, especially to someone as poorly coordinated as a human being, grates their sensibility."
"Cats are rather delicate creatures and they are subject to a good many aliments, but I never heard of one who suffered from insomnia."
"If not to steal food, would a cat go up on the counter? Why did George Mallory try to go up on Mount Everest, which was quite a lot more trouble? Because it is there. Because of the view from the kitchen window. To lick the drips from the tap in the sink. To try to pry open the cupboards and see what's inside them, maybe to squeeze among the glassware. Or, on a rainy day, to look for small objects to knock onto the floor and see if they roll."
"A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it."
"A dog is a dog, a bird is a bird, and a cat is a person."
"The worthiest people are the most injured by slander, as is the best fruit which the birds have been pecking at."
"We have a theory that cats are planning to take over the world,
just try to look them straight in the eye....yup, they're
"When you see a snake, never mind where he came from."
"God created domestic cats so that men might touch tigers."
"Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this because of all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this. A dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll on a dead fish."
"The whale only gets harpooned when he spouts."
"There is the little matter of disposal of droppings in which the cat is far ahead of it's rivals. The dog is somehow thrilled by what he or any of this friends have produced, hates to leave it, adores smelling it, and sometimes eats it . . . The cat covers it up if he can. . ."
"Fish are supposed to be brain food, and yet people eat it on Friday and then do the silliest things over the weekend."
"The fly sat upon the axle-tree of the chariot wheel and said, 'What a dust do I raise!'"
"Feed a pig and you'll have a hog."
"When you feel dog tired at night, it may be because you've growled all day long."
"Cat memory is a funny thing. We have a roll-over cat. It's the one we send whenever anybody needs a cat to roll over. It's a smart cat and knows other tricks. But whenever it gets stressed out on the set it just keeps rolling over."
quote n. A cited passage from some author; named, repeated, or adduced passage from an author or speaker, by way of authority or illustration. (source Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary)
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