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Dog Songs Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Dog Songs
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“If I ever meet one of these dogs I’m going to invite him to come here, where he can be a proper dog.”
Mary Oliver
author
Dog Songs
book
dogs
invitations
going
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“Running here running there, excited, hardly able to stop, he leaps, he spins until the white snow is written upon in large, exuberant letters, a long sentence, expressing the pleasures of the body in this world. ”
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“Steadfastness, it seems, is more about dogs than about us. One of the reasons we love them so much.”
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“So I climb on the bed where the light of the moon is shining on your face and I know it will be morning soon. Everybody needs a safe place.”
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“With what vigor and intention to please himself the little white dog flings himself into every puddle on the muddy road.”
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“In the old days dogs in our town roamed freely. But the old ways changed.”
change
dogs
days
old
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“For he was an instrument for the children to learn benevolence upon.”
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“So when he found Sammy he would simply call him into his truck and drive him home. In this way, he lived a long and happy life, with many friends.”
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″‘Keep me in your thoughts,’ he replies. ‘Just because I can’t count to ten doesn’t mean I don’t remember yesterday, or anticipate today.‘”
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“For he was of the tribe of Wolf.”
dogs
wolves
tribes
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“The university gave me a new, elegant classroom to teach in. Only one thing, they said. You can’t bring your dog. It’s in my contract, I said. (I had made sure of that.)”
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“You’re like a little wild thing that was never sent to school. Sit, I say, and you jump up. Come, I say, and you go galloping down the sand to the nearest dead fish with which you perfume your sweet neck.”
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“Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble. A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog is also a hedonist.”
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“He really is as big as a horse, but actually a very sweet horse. I hope he comes again.”
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“It is summer How many summers does a little dog have?”
time
summer
dogs
concepts
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“This is a poem about Percy This is a poem about more than Percy. Think about it.”
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″...who am I to summon his hard and happy body his four white feet that love to wheel and pedal through the dark leaves to come back to walk by my side, obedient.”
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“You love this earnest dog, but also you admire the raccoon and Lord help you in your place of hope and improbables.”
Lord
character
love
admiration
dogs
hope
concepts
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“Our new dog, named for the beloved poet, ate a book which unfortunately we had left unguarded.”
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“What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? What would this world be like without dogs?”
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