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zoos Quotes

Five of the best book quotes about zoos
  1. #1
    “Yay, we bought a zoo!”
  2. #2
    “The lion and the giraffe and the wombat and the rest do what they do and are what they are. And somehow manage to make it there in the cage, living the unexamined life. But to be human is to know and care and ask. To keep rattling the bars of the cage of existence hollering, ‘What’s it for?’ at the stones and stars, and making prisons and palaces out of the echoing answers. That’s what we do and that’s what we are. And that’s why a zoo is a nice place to visit but I wouldn’t want to live there.”
  3. #3
    “Sometimes his mother wanted to sell him to the zoo!”
  4. #4
    “I know zoos are no longer in people’s good graces. Religion faces the same problem. Certain illusions about freedom plague them both.”
  5. #5
    “Sometimes his mother felt like she was in a zoo!”