Animals Quotes

George Carlin

Meow” means “woof” in cat.

Tim Burton

We all know interspecies romance is weird.

Groucho Marx

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

Charles M. Schulz

Happiness is a warm puppy.

George Bernard Shaw

Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.. George Bernard Shaw
Animals are my friends...and I don't eat my friends.

Ellen DeGeneres

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.

Gary L. Francione

We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience.

Karl Lagerfeld

In a meat-eating world, wearing leather for shoes and even clothes, the discussion of fur is childish.

Karl Pilkington

It wouldn't happen... There hasn't been one publication by a monkey

Dark Jar Tin Zoo

I'm a dog lover and sex addict. Those two things are unrelated.

Michael Bassey Johnson

God used the element of faith to construct the earth and its inhabitants. Whatever he said, it came to pass, then dropped these elements in us to say whatever we want to also come to pass, but sin and disbelieve has murdered the faith in us and need to be ressurected by purity and strong will power.

Michael Bassey Johnson

We have enough space in our hearts, but we are afraid of allowing animals shit and mess around with our feelings.

Amit Kalantri

Intelligence is more important than strength, that is why earth is ruled by men and not by animals.

Enock Maregesi

Be nice to the environment. Be nice to animals. Be nice to people. If you do that, you will leave a mark on the world.

Frances Hodgson Burnett

How it is that animals understand things I do not know, but it is certain that they do understand. Perhaps there is a language which is not made of words and everything in the world understands it. Perhaps there is a soul hidden in everything and it can always speak, without even making a sound, to another soul.

Sylvia Dolson

Like us, animals feel love, joy, fear and pain, but they cannot grasp the spoken word. It is our obligation to speak on their behalf ensuring their well-being and lives are respected and protected.

Anatole France

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

James Herriot

If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.

John Grogan

Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.

Alfred A. Montapert

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.

Diana Wynne Jones

I can't abide people who go soft over animals and then cheat every human they come across!

Dave Barry

If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry.

Gautama Buddha

May all that have life be delivered from suffering

Ashly Lorenzana

People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way.

Stephen King

They're animals, all right. But why are you so goddam sure that makes us human beings?

Rai Aren

I made the choice to be vegan because I will not eat (or wear, or use) anything that could have an emotional response to its death or captivity. I can well imagine what that must feel like for our non-human friends - the fear, the terror, the pain - and I will not cause such suffering to a fellow living being.

Marc Bekoff

Let us remember that animals are not mere resources for human consumption. They are splendid beings in their own right, who have evolved alongside us as co-inheritors of all the beauty and abundance of life on this planet

Mark Twain

The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's.

Edward O. Wilson

People would rather believe than know.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Questers of the truth, that’s who dogs are; seekers after the invisible scent of another being’s authentic core.

Gregory Lovvorn

Humans are the most inhumane of all creatures.

Mark Rowlands

Civilization is only possible for deeply unpleasant animals. It is only an ape that can be truly civilized.

Gary L. Francione

Veganism is not about giving anything up or losing anything; it is about gaining the peace within yourself that comes from embracing nonviolence and refusing to participate in the exploitation of the vulnerable

Hippolyte Taine

I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.

Gary L. Francione

Veganism is not a "sacrifice." It is a joy.

Gary L. Francione

If you are not vegan, please consider going vegan. It’s a matter of nonviolence. Being vegan is your statement that you reject violence to other sentient beings, to yourself, and to the environment, on which all sentient beings depend.

Gary L. Francione

Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans.

Gary L. Francione

Ethical veganism represents a commitment to nonviolence.

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

And the fox said to the little prince: men have forgotten this truth, but you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.

Gary L. Francione

To say that a being who is sentient has no interest in continuing to live is like saying that a being with eyes has no interest in continuing to see. Death - however “humane” - is a harm for humans and nonhumans alike.

Gary L. Francione

Any serious social, political, and economic change must include veganism.

Gary L. Francione

You cannot live a nonviolent life as long as you are consuming violence. Please consider going vegan.

Gary L. Francione

Speciesism is morally objectionable because, like racism, sexism, and heterosexism, it links personhood with an irrelevant criterion. Those who reject speciesism are committed to rejecting racism, sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of discrimination as well.

Gary L. Francione

We should never present flesh as somehow morally distinguishable from dairy. To the extent it is morally wrong to eat flesh, it is as morally wrong - and possibly more morally wrong - to consume dairy

Chanctetinyea J.J. Ouellette

What sets humans apart from animals is that we have to walk around saying how smart we are, and animals just live their lives.

E.A. Bucchianeri

Finally, Charlie gave up the hunt and placed (the puppy) back on the floor, dispatching fleas was not his idea of a romantic evening, unless you happened to be a twisted exterminator, he thought.

Milan Kundera

Dogs do not have many advantages over people, but one of them is extremely important: euthanasia is not forbidden by law in their case; animals have the right to a merciful death.

Jean M. Auel

The other mammoths were as protective of the dying as they were of newborns, and they gathered around tying to make the fallen one get up. When all was over, they buried the dead ancestor under piles of dirt, grass, leaves, or snow. Mammoths were even known to bury other dead animals, including humans.

Gary Kowalski

We are mortals all, human and nonhuman, bound in one fellowship of love and travail. No one escapes the fate of death. But we can, with caring, make our good-byes less tormented. If we broaden the circle of our compassion, life can be less cruel.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Love the animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled.

Jon Katz

We are human, and we suffer, and unlike the animals on the farm, we are self-aware, and we know that we suffer, and it doesn't hurt more or less if God caused it or could stop it, at least for me. I am definitely of the school that believes God has bigger stuff to worry about than me.

Graham Greene

Hope was an instinct only the reasoning human mind could kill. An animal never knew despair.

Craig Childs

Most animals show themselves sparingly. The grizzly bear is six to eight hundred pounds of smugness. It has no need to hide. If it were a person, it would laugh loudly in quiet restaurants, boastfully wear the wrong clothes for special occasions, and probably play hockey.

Anna Sewell

There is no religion without love,
and people may talk as much as
they like about their religion, but
if it does not teach them to be good
and kind to man and beast,
it is all a sham.

Beth Lyon Barnett

I can't find who wrote this (it was't me)but I think it is great.

Before I was your mother, I was a girl.

Maryam Faresh

You can't be sad when Daisy is around, she won't let you.

Mahatma Gandhi

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. I hold that the more helpless a creature the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of humankind.

Kat Kaelin

Animals are precious gifts offering unconditional love.

William Harvey

The heart of animals is the foundation of their life, the sovereign of everything within them, the sun of their microcosm, that upon which all growth depends, from which all power proceeds.

Walter Farley

Yet when books have been read and reread, it boils down to the horse, his human companion, and what goes on between them.

E.T.A. Hoffmann

Wer kann es sagen, wer nur ahnen, wie weit das Geistesvermögen der Tiere geht!

Robert J. Morrissette

And I thought kitty liter was the unlawful practice of discarding small felines along the roadside.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Short men are happy, for they can pass easily through the door. Tall men are happy, for they can stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, short men are angry, for they cannot stand erect and pluck oranges with their hands. Again, tall men are angry, for they cannot pass easily through the door.

Visar Zhiti

The forest has shrunk
And fear has expanded,
The forests have dwindled,
There are less animals now,
less courage and less lightning,
less beauty
and the moon lies bare,
deflowered by force and
then abandoned.

Popol Vuh

Por no haber sabido hablar conforme a lo ordenado, tendréis distinto modo de vivir y diversa comida. No viviréis ya en comunión plácida; cada cual huirá de su semejante, temeroso de su inquina y de su hambre, y buscará lugar que oculte su torpeza y su miedo.

Colleen M. Flanagan

Animals store their fears and at times OUR fears in the body and manifest physical illnesses like we do. Like us, these fears may have occurred in infancy and are still carried in the adult body.

Alice Walker

Horses make a landscape look beautiful.

Nenia Campbell

They said the shape-shifters fucked with the enthusiasm of animals - if they didn't devour you with the enthusiasm of one first.

Nenia Campbell

A quick and brutal fuck from behind usually served as an effective reminder of where you stood in the pack hierarchy.

John Muir

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

Rebecca Solnit

They are all beasts of burden in a sense, ' Thoreau once remarked of animals, 'made to carry some portion of our thoughts.' Animals are the old language of the imagination; one of the ten thousand tragedies of their disappearance would be a silencing of this speech.

Amelia Kinkade

Somewhere between poetry and science, somewhere between heaven and earth, clairaudience is born. Clairaudience is the sweetest mystery any human being could ever experience. Fortunately, it is the most contagious, too. Most, if not all, of my students walk away with some level of clairaudience after spending three hours in one of my workshops.

Sandra Neil Wallace

Milkers don’t spend half as long with their mothers." Eli spread his chore coat over Little Joe. "Not more than a few weeks. Sometimes one day. Maybe not even ... If you were a peeper, it’d be even worse. They don’t even get to see their mamas. They’re still jelly beans when they’re left alone to hatch.

Sandra Neil Wallace

Little Joe was still behind him. Eli could feel it. He wanted to look back, but he couldn’t. The tears were too close. If he were Fancy, he’d turn around and kick and buck and moo and do just about anything to keep his calf near. But Eli wasn’t Fancy; he was a farmer.

Julie Murphy

Spiders don't chew. They send a special liquid into their prey. The prey's insides turn to mush. Then the spider sucks up its tasty lunch!

Helen Freeman

If you are a kind person and love animals, you may be lucky enough to find the Magic Valley. There you will discover a land where snow leopards play and mountains smile. I should tell you, though, that it will be a very hard journey. But I should also tell you that it is well worth the effort.

Donald L. Hicks

If you Love all Life you observe, you will observe all Life will Love.

David Almond

It was great to see the owls," I said.
She smiled.
"Yes. They're wild things, of course. Killers, savages. They're wonderful.

Baptist De Pape

Animals and nature are known to open our hearts, calm us, and reduce blood pressure and stress.

Sheikha Hissa Hamdan Al Maktoum

To horses, everyday is a new day to survive. It's a natural instinct. They don't think of the past or the future, only the present. So in terms of trying to teach your horse or build a special bond, patience is the key to every stall's door.

Ann Wroe

It was generally believed, said Theophilus, that Orpheus learned his music from the birds. His small voice, piping after theirs, filled with all the secret stories of the earth.

Nenia Campbell

Most creatures run when they sense danger. People grab a six-pack and a folding chair.

Charles Bukowski

the world is better without

only the plants and the animals are
true comrades.

I drink to them and with

F.T. McKinstry

If you are in doubt about what's balanced, look to the natural world. Animals know the right paths.

Kang Chol-Hwan

I once believed man was different from other animals, but Yodok showed me that reality doesn't support this opinion. In the camp, there was no difference between man and beast, except maybe that a very hungry human was capable of stealing food from its little ones while an animal, perhaps, was not.

Marcello Malpighi

For Nature is accustomed to rehearse with certain large, perhaps baser, and all classes of wild (animals), and to place in the imperfect the rudiments of the perfect animals.

Gavin Maxwell

There is something deeply awe-inspiring about the sight of any living creatures in incomputable numbers; it stirs, perhaps, some atavistic chord whose note belongs more properly to the distant days when we were a true part of the animal ecology; when the sight of another species in unthinkable hosts brought fears or hopes no longer applicable.

Gavin Maxwell

We have long laboured under an obtuse presupposition that the senses by which other living creatures perceive their world must to a great extent resemble our own; but in fact we are, by scientific invention, only now beginning to approach methods of perception that the whales have always owned as their birthright.

M.P. Zarrella

Nature is cheaper than therapy.

Elizabeth Eiler

There are mystical, unbreakable bonds between all members of the natural world including humans and animals. Whether or not we remember or acknowledge this relatedness, it still exists.

Charles Manson

Animals shouldn’t be hunted and nature shouldn’t be disturbed, even destroyed, to benefit the whims of mankind

Douglas Tallamy

One of the maxims of the new field of conservation biological control is that to control insect herbivores, you must maintain populations of insect herbivores.

Faith Reese Martin

Every great day has a story and a song!

A.A. Bell

Once bitten twice shy? Sure, but... why not get a bigger dog and bite them back?

Elora Hansen

Monsters are beasts that cannot be tamed.

Linda Bender

Animals in children’s literature always have a soul life because children perceive animals as having souls.

Linda Bender

Every species embodies a solution to some environmental challenge, and some of these solutions are breathtaking in their elegance.

Linda Bender

Grieving the loss of a loved one - whether human or animal - is not only permissible, it is essential.

Linda Bender

The inner encounters I have with animals - and will be teaching you to have - are exchanges of meaning.

Linda Bender

Animals remind us that all beings who walk, stand, swim, crawl, or fly are radiant, mysterious, and unique expressions of the Source. Every species, every culture, has it’s own genius.

Linda Bender

I take it hard when an animal in my care suffers or dies. I take it even harder when the animal's suffering is the result of human exploitation or carelessness.

Linda Bender

Has it ever struck you as odd that humans are the only creatures on the planet who wear clothes? Everything else, from aardvarks to zebras, is running around in its birthday suit, blissfully unclear of the concept of underpants. Why don't people do the same?

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