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Animals Quotes

12 of the best book quotes about animals
  1. #1
    Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered:
    “Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!”
  2. #2
    “Et tu, Brute?”
  3. #3
    “They always think they can improve upon Nature and mend what God has made.”
    author
    Anna Sewell
    person
    God
    book
    Black Beauty
    concept
    Animals
  4. #4
    New kids always laughed about that till they got a look at the cat. It was the meanest looking animal I ever saw. It had one short leg and a broken tail and one missing eye, and the mailman wouldn’t deliver anything to the Herdmans because of it.
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    “It is quite possible that an animal has spoken to me and that I didn’t catch the remark because I wasn’t paying attention.”
  7. #7
    “I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us.”
  8. #8
    “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
  1. #9
    “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
    “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
    “That was the curious incident,” remarked Sherlock Holmes.
  2. #10
    “This goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours. What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals! And yet, to me, what is this quintessence of dust?”
  3. #11
    “There warn’t anybody at the church, except maybe a hog or two, for there warn’t any lock on the door, and hogs likes a puncheon floor in summer-time because it’s cool. If you notice, most folks don’t go to church only when they’ve got to: but a hog is different.”
  4. #12
    “The way a crow
    Shook down on me
    The dust of snow
    From a hemlock tree
    Has given my heart
    A change of mood
    And saved some part
    Of a day I had rued.”
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