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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


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


Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own.
Louis J. Helle, Jr.
Spring in Washington


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


The birds of hope are everywhere, listen to them sing.
Terri Guillemets


A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
James Dent


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb


For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
D.H. Lawrence


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