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Quotations About Animals

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Precisely the least, the softest, lightest, a lizard's rustling, a breath, a flash, a moment - a little makes the way of the best happiness.
Frederich Nietzsche
Thus Spake Zarathustra


I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Joseph Addison
The Spectator, 1712


The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Honore de Balzac
The Physiology of Marriage


We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives.
Lewis Thomas
The Medusa and the Snail, 1979


The years like great black oxen tread the world And God, the herdsman, goads them on behind.
William Butler Yeats
The Countess Cathleen


There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
Robert Lynd
The Blue Lion and Other Essays


Ever consider what pets must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul — chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!
Anne Tyler
The Accidental Tourist


Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers - a living prismatic gem... it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description.
W.H. Hudson
Green Mansions


We like to praise birds for flying. But how much of it is actually flying, and how much of it is just sort of coasting from the previous flap?
Jack Handey
Deeper Thoughts: All New, All Crispy


God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Jacques Deval
Afin de vivre bel et bien


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