Dog quotes

  • Don't let's go to the dogs tonight, For mother will be there.
    -- A. P. Herbert

    #Mother #Dog #Motherhood

  • A man and his dog is a sacred relationship. What nature hath put together let no woman put asunder.
    -- A. R. Gurney

    #Funny #Dog #Men

  • I have a dog and sometimes I'll be the littlest kid with my dog and marvel at his ears and his nose and how he looks at me. If he died, I'd bawl like a baby.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Dog #Baby #Kids

  • I don't know how I'm gonna pick up a bat again. I just need to be away for a bit and play with my dogs.
    -- AB de Villiers

    #Dog #Play #Bats

  • I have a really great family, and when Im not filming, I go home and walk the dogs, take out the garbage, clean my room, all that stuff. My family and my friends keep me in line, and make sure I dont get crazy.
    -- Abigail Breslin

    #Dog #Crazy #Home

  • Man is too near all kinds of beasts,--a fawning dog, a roaring lion, a thieving fox, a robbing wolf, a dissembling crocodile, a treacherous decoy, and a rapacious vulture.
    -- Abraham Cowley

    #Dog #Men #Roaring

  • How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Dog #Honesty #Humor

  • I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Inspiring #Dog #Cat

  • Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite
    -- Abraham Lincoln

    #Dog #Inspiration #Giving

  • If you want to have a good life, you should focus on your family, on your business, on your dog, on your fun, and you'll have a good life.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Dog #Fun #Good Life

  • I think 'Tap Dogs' has lasted so long because people have a natural interest in tap dancing. This form of dancing can't be dated, it's such an intriguing form of dance because the feet are also an an instrument.
    -- Adam Garcia

    #Dog #Thinking #Feet

  • [I]n communism, you'd threaten a dog into compliance, while in capitalism, obedience is obtained through bribes.
    -- Adam Johnson

    #Dog #Socialism #Communism

  • I'm pretty obsessive-compulsive and I'm very fast. I tend to not write for a long period of time until I can't not write, and then I write first drafts in gallops. I won't eat right. I forget to do my laundry. I have a dog now, and I have to remember to walk him. When I write, that takes over and I can't do anything else. There's something exciting about that free fall, but then my life gets really screwed up. I've lost lots of relationships because of my having to ignore everything.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #Dog #Fall #Writing

  • I've been living in Portland for five months and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I probably won't really know for years because that's how it works right? You don't really develop feelings about a place till you've left it. It's like a girl or a dog.
    -- Adam Rapp

    #Girl #Dog #Years

  • Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.
    -- Adam Smith

    #Funny #Dog #Men

  • It seems increasingly dogs are attacking humans in response to their slavery... AND, wildlife in captivity are also attacking their enslavers AND the public... Their messages are loud and clear: LET US OUT AND LEAVE US ALONE!!!
    -- Adela Popescu

    #Dog #Animal #Captivity

  • Whenever I'm about to eat meat I always see my little dog's eyes.
    -- Adele

    #Dog #Eye #Meat

  • In the Spanish people there is a mixture of Gothic, Frankish and Moorish blood. One can speak of the Spaniard as one would speak of a brave anarchist. The Arabian epoch-the Arabs look down on the Turks as they do on dogs-was the most cultured, the most intellectual and in every way best and happiest epoch in Spanish history. It was followed by the period of the persecutions with its unceasing atrocities.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Dog #Blood #People

  • The swine who stole my dog doesn't realize what he did to me!
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Dog #Real #Unexpected

  • Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
    -- Agatha Christie

    #Wise #Wisdom #Dog

  • Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Dog #Vanity #Admire

  • A puppy is but a dog, plus high spirits, and minus common sense.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Dog #Common Sense #Spirit

  • A real dog, beloved and therefore pampered by his mistress, is a lamentable spectacle. He suffers from fatty degeneration of his moral being.
    -- Agnes Repplier

    #Dog #Real #Suffering

  • Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
    -- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

    #Dog #Pet #Faults

  • I have one pug and one Czechoslovakian dog called Prazsky krysarik.
    -- Agnetha Faltskog

    #Dog #Pugs

  • My life contains so many other things; I have my children, my grandchildren, my two dogs and a big place in the country. I have my own life.
    -- Agnetha Faltskog

    #Country #Dog #Children

  • Veterans report that service dogs help break their isolation. People will often avert their eyes when they see a wounded veteran. But when the veteran has a dog, the same people will come up and say, 'Hi' to pet the dog and then strike up a conversation.
    -- Al Franken

    #Dog #Eye #People

  • I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like me.
    -- Al Franken

    #Dog #Smart #People

  • Man's nature is made up of four elements, which produce in him four attributes, namely, the beastly, the brutal, the satanic, and the divine. In man there is something of the pig, the dog, the devil, and the saint.
    -- Al-Ghazali

    #Dog #Men #Pigs

  • Barbarism is not the inheritance of our pre-history.  It is the companion that dogs our every step.
    -- Alain Finkielkraut

    #Dog #Inheritance #Steps

  • Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Dog #Reality #Advice

  • After a while I started to think of that as an image of something that went a lot deeper than the dead dog, which is you can't bring back anything to life.
    -- Alan Alda

    #Dog #Thinking #Dead Dog

  • Jacob is a German Shepherd. (I have never understood why they aren't called German Sheepdogs. What do the Germans call shepherds?)
    -- Alan Coren

    #Dog #Shepherds #Jacob

  • Politicians were like talking dogs in a circus: the fact that they existed was uncommonly interesting, but no sane person would actually believe what they said
    -- Alan Furst

    #Dog #Believe #Talking

  • Good people don't spend their time being good. Good people want to spend their time mowing the lawn and playing with the dog. But bad people spend all their time being bad. It is all they think about.
    -- Alan Furst

    #Dog #Thinking #People

  • Grandchildren now don't write a thank you for the Christmas presents. They are walking on their pants with their cap on backward, listening to the Enema Man and Snoopy, Snoopy Poop Dog.
    -- Alan K. Simpson

    #Thank You #Dog #Writing

  • I am not looking for a friend; if I want a friend I'd buy a dog.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Friendship #Friends #Dog

  • Movement turns dead dogs into maggots and daisies, and flour butter sugar an egg and a tablespoon of milk into Abernethy biscuits, and spermatozoa and ovaries into fishy little plants growing babyward if we take no care to stop them.
    -- Alasdair Gray

    #Dog #Eggs #Littles

  • My dad, Donald, was a vet and had a practice in Yorkshire. Cats and dogs were his bread and butter, but his greatest love was large animals.
    -- Alastair Campbell

    #Dog #Dad #Cat

  • Steven Spielberg seems to have wanted to be a director from 13. He put his dog in a certain position and made him eat at four o'clock. He liked to direct it. But, to me, directing is tedious. Especially if you're acting in it. And I'm inherently lazy.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Dog #Lazy #Acting

  • Bullfights are hugely popular because you can sit comfortably with a hot dog and possibly watch a man die. It wont be me, but I can sit comfortably and watch it.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Dog #Men #Hot

  • The dog is very smart. He feels sorry for me because I receive so much mail; that's why he tries to bite the mailman.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Dog #Sorry #Smart

  • Dogs, the foremost snobs in creation, are quick to notice the difference between a well-clad and a disreputable stranger.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Dog #Differences #Stranger

  • Soon or late, every dog's master's memory becomes a graveyard; peopled by wistful little furry ghosts that creep back unbidden, at times, to a semblance of their olden lives.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Dog #Memories #Animal

  • The dog was cold and in pain. But being only a dog it did not occur to him to trot off home to the comfort of the library fire and leave his master to fend for himself.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Friendship #Dog #Pain

  • Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog's owner. But no man --spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort-- may become a dog's Master without consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog's God.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Dog #Men #Differences

  • I have learned, as has many another better writer, to summon inspiration to my call as soon as I begin my day's stint, and not to hang around waiting for it. Inspiration is merely a pretty phrase for the zest to work. And it can be cultivated by anyone who has the patience to try. Inspiration that will not come at its possessor's summons is like a dog that cannot be trained to obey. The sooner both are gotten rid of, the better.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Dog #Inspiration #Zest

  • No breeder is above catering to intelligent praise of his dog.
    -- Albert Payson Terhune

    #Dog #Intelligent #Praise

  • Hear our humble prayer, O God. Make us, ourselves, to be true friends to the animals.
    -- Albert Schweitzer

    #Dog #Religious #Prayer

  • Villages and woods, meadows and chateaux, pass across the moving scene, out of which the whistling of locomotives throws sharp notes. These faint, piercing sounds, together with the yelping and barking of dogs, are the only noises that reach one through the depths of the upper air. The human voice cannot mount up into these boundless solitudes. Human beings look like ants along the white lines that are highways; and the rows of houses look like children's playthings.
    -- Alberto Santos-Dumont

    #Dog #Children #Moving

  • To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Dog #Animal #Men

  • You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. . . . Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats attempt, by abstinence from cat's meat, to wheedle the feline spirits into benevolence. Only man behaves with such gratuitous folly. It is the price he has to pay for being intelligent but not, as yet, quite intelligent enough.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Dog #Atheist #Fear

  • Somewhere in the rain, there will always be an abandoned dog that prevents you from being happy.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Dog #Rain #Pet

  • He shall fall down into a pit called Because, and there he shall perish with the dogs of reason.
    -- Aleister Crowley

    #Dog #Fall #Pits

  • For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion.
    -- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    #Dog #Russia #People

  • It is better to be devoured by lions than to be eaten by dogs. Explaining why his Northwestern teams played difficult schedules.
    -- Alex Agase

    #Dog #Team #Lions

  • Wickedly Dangerous translates a terrifying figure from folklore , the Baba Yaga, into the smart, resourceful, motorcycle-riding Barbara Yager, who travels with her dragon-disguised-as-a-dog best friend, righting wrongs and helping those in need. But when she stumbles into a town whose children are vanishing, and meets the haunted young sheriff trying to save them, what was a job becomes very personal. This is urban fantasy at its best, with all the magic and mayhem tied together with very human emotions, even when the characters aren't quite human.
    -- Alex Bledsoe

    #Dog #Jobs #Children

  • The pace of the game demanded a referee who was fit. It is an indictment of our game. You see referees abroad who are as fit as butcher's dogs. We have some who are fit. He wasn't fit.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Dog #Games

  • I'm focussing on what I haven't attained, not what I have. A lot has come to me early. I don't want to get consumed with that. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. My goal is to play one full game in the now, but I haven't even gotten past the first inning yet. I start thinking about where my mom is or if my dogs have been fed. The average human has 2,000 thoughts a day. The really accomplished have 1,500 because you can focus longer. I need to learn how to focus longer.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Mom #Dog #Past

  • Cats are there to be indulged. That's their function: to receive the love we never fully gave our parents. Not like dogs. Dogs are there to give us the love and devotion our children will never fully give us.
    -- Alex Shakar

    #Dog #Children #Cat

  • I am his Highness' dog at Kew; Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Dog #Praying #Highness

  • Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Loyalty #Dog #Silly

  • Dogs, ye have had your day!
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Dog #Time #Calendars

  • No louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast, When husbands or lap-dogs breathe their last.
    -- Alexander Pope

    #Dog #Husband #Loss

  • Sit, Phantom!" Ivy cooed. "On your bottom!" "Oh, for goodness' sake!" Gabriel put down his book and pointed a longer finger at Phantom. "Sit," he commanded in a deep voice. Phantom looked sheepish and sank straight to the floor. Ivy scowled in frustration. "I've been trying to get him to do that all day! What is it with dogs and male authority?
    -- Alexandra Adornetto

    #Dog #Book #Frustration

  • "To fashion stars out of dog dung, that is the Great Work. To take a negative experience and, by comparing it to something worse, make it feel good, is the great skill."
    -- Alexandra David-Neel

    #Fashion #Gratitude #Dog

  • Starvation!" exclaimed the abbe, springing from his seat. "Why, the vilest animals are not suffered to die by such a death as that. The very dogs that wander houseless and homeless in the streets find some pitying hand to cast them a mouthful of bread; and that a man, a Christian, should be allowed to perish of hunger in the midst of other men who call themselves Christians, is too horrible for belief. Oh, it is impossible - utterly impossible!
    -- Alexandre Dumas

    #Christian #Dog #Animal

  • Even a blind dog can find a bone every so often.
    -- Alexei Sayle

    #Dog #Opportunity #Bones

  • If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
    -- Alfred North Whitehead

    #Dog #Cat #Animal

  • You can never tell about a person by guessing...that's why language was invented. Otherwise, we'd all be like dogs, sniffing each other to find out where we stood.
    -- Alice Hoffman

    #Dog #Guessing #Language

  • When women finally get liberated, they'll do the same that men do - dog eat dog - that's what our culture is...
    -- Alice Neel

    #Dog #Men #Culture

  • Several factors besides skill are more significant in professional writers than in most amateurs. One is love of the surface level of language: the sound of it; the taste of it on the tongue; what it can be made to do in virtuosic passages that exist only for their own sake, like cadenzas in baroque concerti. Writers in love with their tools are not unlike surgeons obsessed with their scalpels, or Arctic sled racers who sleep among their dogs even when they don't have to.
    -- Alice Weaver Flaherty

    #Dog #Writing #Sleep

  • I don't feel like a dream girl, but I think it's really nice. I guess a part of me wishes I got that sort of attention in my real life. Because in my real life, I'm this weird, dorky girl who just hangs out with her dog.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Girl #Dream #Dog

  • I love, love, love apricot baby food. My closet in the kitchen is filled with jars of it. I love Lucky Charms and Cocoa Pebbles cereal. I love my purple couch, and I love dancing. I used to have the best stuffed animals, but Samson [her dog] ate them.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Dog #Baby #Animal

  • Once people spend time with farm animals in a loving way ... a pig or cow or a little chicken or a turkey, they might find they relate with them the same way they relate with dogs and cats. People don't really think of them that way because they're on the plate. Why should they be food when other animals are pets? I would never eat my doggies.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Dog #Cat #Animal

  • I have a husband and four rescue dogs. There is no option of no dogs on the bed. This is how I know my husband will be a good father someday. The pit bull sleeps on top of my husband. On top of him! He has to remove her sometimes because she snores too loudly into his ear and he can't take it. But he moves her in such a cute, gentle way, and he doesn't care about fur on the bed.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Cute #Dog #Husband

  • We always had dogs,so I understood all the joy and the love animals are capable of giving. It's crazy to me that some people have dogs in thier homes, but they treat them more like furniture.
    -- Alicia Silverstone

    #Dog #Crazy #Home

  • Animals are certainly more sophisticated than we used to think. And we shouldn't lump together animals as a group. Crows and chimps and dogs are all highly intelligent in very different ways.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Dog #Thinking #Animal

  • With the exceptional talent that is Guy Sigsworth as producer and collaborator, we have recorded a collection of original songs that sees me moving away from a generic line up and back into the world of a programmer. Born of reconstructed improvisation I like to think of it as Prog-Pop, but I also like to think of big dogs as small horses. So don’t hang on to that thought long. Unless, of course, you think it astute of me in which case I am right
    -- Alison Moyet

    #Dog #Song #Horse

  • The number one mistake is giving pets table scraps. I made the mistake thinking I was showing my dog love by giving her food and treats. You see a tiny 4 oz. piece of cheese, but for a Boston Terrier like mine, that's like one and a half hamburgers. That's unhealthy.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Dog #Mistake #Thinking

  • Our pets rely on us entirely for their nutrition. So if you're making your own judgments, that could lead to a mistake. At the same time, we have more control over our pet's diet than we do with our children or with ourselves, so your vet can tell you what is appropriate for your dog and you can assign them that.
    -- Alison Sweeney

    #Dog #Children #Mistake

  • Objects of every sort are materials for the new art: paint, food, chairs, electric and neon lights, smoke, water, old socks, a dog, movies, a thousand other things which will be discovered by the present generation of artists...
    -- Allan Kaprow

    #Dog #Art #Light

  • A real man would never cry in public unless he was watching a movie in which a heroic dog died to save its master.Or if Heidi klum unbuttoned her blouse. Or he accidently dropped a full case of beer.
    -- Allan Pease

    #Dog #Real #Beer

  • Are we witnessing an Obama 'Wag the Dog' moment with Boko Haram in Nigeria? I say yes. Consider all the scandals facing the Obama administration, especially Benghazi and the Select Committee.
    -- Allen West

    #Dog #Boko Haram #Scandal

  • Riding trails with your dog restores a bond lost in some evolutionary belch. You travel at the same speed, over the same terrain, neither of you slowing to compensate for the other. You're equal playmates with mud in your teeth.
    -- Allison Glock

    #Dog #Riding #Teeth

  • No man would ever use both hands to hold a cup of tea, unless he was one day's march from the South Pole, with one chum dead in the snow, dogs all eaten and six fingers about to drop off. And even then he would look around the empty tent to check, in case anybody thought it was girly.
    -- Allison Pearson

    #Girly #Dog #Men

  • That's when I heard the sounds of a certified genius spinning around in circles like a dog chasing its tail.
    -- Ally Carter

    #Dog #Circles #Sound

  • The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Funny #Dog #People

  • My dog! the difference between thee and me knows only our Creator.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Dog #Differences #Thee

  • When a dog is in your life, there is always a reason to laugh.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Dog #Laughing #Reason

  • I am persuaded that if the brutes even--if the dog, the horse, the ox, the elephant, the bird, could speak, they would confess, that, at the bottom of their nature, their instincts, their sensations, their obtuse intelligence, assisted by organs less perfect than ours, there is a clouded, secret sentiment of this existence of a superior and primordial Being, from whom all emanates, and to whom all returns.
    -- Alphonse de Lamartine

    #Dog #Horse #Elephants

  • The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs.
    -- Alphonse Toussenel

    #Dog #Men #Values

  • You know most of the food that Americans hold so dear - things like hamburgers and hot dogs - were road food, but even before they were road food, they were peasant food.
    -- Alton Brown

    #Dog #Hot #Hamburgers

  • My first TV crush was Elroy Jetson, because he was so cute. And I wanted to play with Astro on his automatic dog-walker thing.
    -- Alyson Hannigan

    #Cute #Crush #Dog

  • Every time I decide I want a child I get another pet. I have 3 dogs, 13 birds and 3 horses, what does that tell you?
    -- Alyssa Milano

    #Dog #Horse #Children

  • I don't believe in hunches. Hunches are for dogs making love.
    -- Amarillo Slim

    #Dog #Believe #Making Love

  • Reverence: the spiritual attitude of a man to a god and a dog to a man.
    -- Ambrose

    #Spiritual #Dog #Attitude

  • The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Dog #Pet #World

  • A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship . . . . [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Dog #Mean #Looks

  • Dog - a kind of additional or subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.
    -- Ambrose Bierce

    #Dog #Literature #World