Quotations About Animals
Related: Pets, Birds
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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?
Deeper Thoughts: All New, All Crispy
God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Afin de vivre bel et bien