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Animals Quotes

21 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
    “I gathered a handful of small stones, and threw them up toward the apes. The stones did not go near them, but influenced by their instinctive mania for imitation, they instantly seized all the cocoanuts within their reach, and sent a perfect hail of them down upon us.”
  3. #3
    “Ducks and geese are foolish things, and must be looked after, but girls can take care of themselves.”
  4. #4
    ″‘Well,’ said I, ‘let the little orphan be yours. You bravely and kindly exerted yourself to save the mother’s life; now you must train her child carefully, for unless you do so its natural instinct will prove mischievous instead of useful to us.‘”
  5. #5
    “Never take the life of any animal needlessly. A live monkey up in that tree is of more use to us than a dozen dead ones at our feet, as I will show you.”
  6. #6
    “I want to go about like the light-footed goats.”
    author
    Johanna Spyri
    book
    Heidi
    concept
    Animals
  7. #7
    “Et tu, Brute?”
  8. #8
    “They always think they can improve upon Nature and mend what God has made.”
    author
    Anna Sewell
    person
    God
    book
    Black Beauty
    concept
    Animals
  9. #9
    “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.”
  10. #10
    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.
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  1. #11
    He would say that God had given him a tail to keep the flies off, but that he would sooner have had no tail and no flies.
  2. #12
    All men are enemies. All animals are comrades.
  3. #13
    “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.”
  4. #14
    “I suppose it’s like the ticking crocodile, isn’t it? Time is chasing after all of us.”
  5. #15
    “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.”
  6. #16
    “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.
  7. #17
    “What a jolly little fellow it is!”
  8. #18
    Donkeys live a long time. None of you has ever seen a dead donkey.
  9. #19
    “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?”
  10. #20
    “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.”
  11. #21
    “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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