Ducks quotes

  • If you want a chicken to be a duck, and a duck to be a chicken, you will suffer.
    -- Ajahn Chah

    #Ducks #Suffering #Want

  • Cuisine has become too complicated - this is about subject, verb, adjective: duck, turnips, sauce.
    -- Alain Ducasse

    #Ducks #Cooking #Adjectives

  • You learn real early to make a film and then duck, and basically that's how I go about it.
    -- Alan Rudolph

    #Real #Ducks #Film

  • My history of lending money from banks is that they want to know the ins and outs of the backside of a duck.
    -- Alan Sugar

    #Ducks #Want #Lending

  • So the controversy over Duck Dynasty sends a clear signal to anyone who has anything to risk in public life: Say nothing about the sinfulness of homosexual acts or risk sure and certain destruction by the revolutionaries of the new morality. You have been warned.
    -- Albert Mohler

    #Ducks #Risk #Dynasty

  • The whole story of the universe is implicit in any part of it. The meditative eye can look through any single object and see, as through a window, the entire cosmos. Make the smell of roast duck in an old kitchen diaphanous and you will have a glimpse of everything, from the spiral nebulae to Mozart's music and the stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi. The artistic problem is to produce diaphanousness in spots, selecting the spots so as to reveal only the most humanly significant of distant vistas behind the near familiar object.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Art #Eye #Ducks

  • As an actor, what's interesting is what's hidden away beneath the surface. You want to be like a duck on a pond - very calm on the surface but paddling away like crazy underneath.
    -- Alexander Skarsgard

    #Crazy #Ducks #Interesting

  • What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander, but it is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey or the Guinea hen.
    -- Alice B. Toklas

    #Ducks #Turkeys #May

  • I think some people think that being on television makes you a sitting duck, but you have the right to remain private.
    -- Amanda Burton

    #Thinking #Ducks #People

  • They would all be sorry... particularly the duck.
    -- Angie Sage

    #Sorry #Ducks

  • I'm crazy about ducks and swans and geese, so I don't eat foie gras. I try to eat organic.
    -- Anna Chancellor

    #Crazy #Swans #Ducks

  • Mia: I can't do this, I'm a girl. Gym Teacher Harbula: What am I? A duck?
    -- Anne Hathaway

    #Girl #Teacher #Ducks

  • Probably nature itself gave man the ability to lie so that in difficult and tense moments he could protect his nest, just as do the vixen and wild duck.
    -- Anton Chekhov

    #Lying #Men #Ducks

  • Quick: noise made by a dyslexic duck
    -- Barry Cryer

    #Ducks #Noise #Made

  • I took to photography like a duck to water. I never wanted to do anything else. Excitement about the subject is the voltage which pushes me over the mountain of drudgery necessary to produce the final photograph.
    -- Berenice Abbott

    #Photography #Ducks #Water

  • Singing songs like 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck.
    -- Billie Holiday

    #Song #Men #Ducks

  • I spent the '90s trying to hide out, trying to duck the full celebrity cacophony.
    -- Brad Pitt

    #Ducks #Trying #Cacophony

  • ... we use Dr.Ducks Ax Wax religiously on all Danelectros before they ever leave the factory...
    -- Brian Martin

    #Music #Ducks #Drs

  • That’s the tricky thing about love. It walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and smells like a duck. But after you sleep with it a month or so, or get dumped at the altar by it, it starts smelling more like a skunk.
    -- C.C. Hunter

    #Sleep #Ducks #Smell

  • How can you be dour when you have a tiny duck?
    -- Caitlin Kittredge

    #Ducks #Tiny

  • I've always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I've been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
    -- Carl Barks

    #Writing #Years #Ducks

  • It's my special magical power. I can read your mind when you're thinking dirty thoughts." "So, ninety-five percent of the time." She craned her head back to look up at him. "Ninety-five percent? What's the other five percent?" "Oh, you know, the usual--demons I might kill, runes I need to learn, people who've annoyed me recently, people who've annoyed me not so recently, ducks." "Ducks?
    -- Cassandra Clare

    #Dirty #Thinking #Ducks

  • ... I'm on the road right now ... all is well ... Dr.Ducks Ax Wax is great, loved it ...
    -- Cesar Rosas

    #Music #Ducks #Great Love

  • For a member to say, 'I'm a lame duck' violates political science 101.
    -- Charles Rangel

    #Ducks #Political #Lame

  • Wiggle like a stick, wobble like a duck, that's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck.
    -- Chubby Checker

    #Ducks #Dancing #Sticks

  • Platitudes and generalities roll of the human understanding like water from a duck
    -- Claude C. Hopkins

    #Ducks #Water #Understanding

  • Rat is a lot like duck, except with a wonderfully nutty flavor.
    -- Cody Lundin

    #Ducks #Survival #Flavor

  • Man who stand on hill with mouth open will wait long time for roast duck to drop in.
    -- Confucius

    #Men #Ducks #Long

  • Pixie and Dixie just did a drive by on Donald Duck, but they shot and missed and now Bugs Bunny is getting kind of pissed.
    -- Coolio

    #Ducks #Dixie #Bunnies

  • In case you were wondering, my spirit animal is a duck billed platypus.
    -- Creed Bratton

    #Animal #Ducks #Spirit

  • My torso is short, but my arms are really long and gangly and my legs and my neck, and my feet and hands are really long, and I look like a duck.
    -- Cyndi Lauper

    #Hands #Ducks #Feet

  • Our minds have a tendency to wander. To duck and feint and keep us at a slight remove from the moment at hand.
    -- Dani Shapiro

    #Hands #Ducks #Mind

  • Soup's on and I got a coupon. Chinese restaurant asking for the Grey Poupon. He said "No, duck sauce, soy sauce... And this ain't no Burger King, so you no get no toy, boss."
    -- Daniel Dumile

    #Kings #Rap #Ducks

  • What, exactly, is the internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a 'modem', can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo
    -- Dave Barry

    #Data #Ducks #Noise

  • ...I enjoyed it (Dr.Ducks Ax Wax) .. in fact I'm all out...
    -- Dick Dale

    #Music #Ducks #Drs

  • No matter how organized your ducks are, life can turn on 2 seconds. So, you can't keep on waiting. Because, if you keep on waiting, it's gone.
    -- Diem Brown

    #Ducks #Waiting #Gone

  • Most of my school friends and even a few of my teachers called me Duck.
    -- Donald Dunn

    #Teacher #School #Ducks

  • One is never alone with a rubber duck.
    -- Douglas Adams

    #Ducks #Rubber

  • If I think too much about all of those Chinese factories where all the stuff in a Wal-Mart is made, I get that woozy feeling you get when you see ducks covered in crude oil.
    -- Douglas Coupland

    #Thinking #Oil #Ducks

  • There was an Old Person of Bray, Who sang through the whole of the day To his ducks and his pigs, whom he fed upon figs, That valuable Person of Bray.
    -- Edward Lear

    #Pigs #Ducks #Figs

  • If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck's back.
    -- Ellen Swallow Richards

    #Running #Ducks #Water

  • ...I love Dr.Ducks Ax Wax ... Glossily Yours ....
    -- Elliot Easton

    #Music #Ducks #Drs

  • Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks.
    -- Eric Sevareid

    #Ducks #Executives

  • I might do my own independent film, that my husband wrote for me, if all the ducks are in a row.
    -- Erica Durance

    #Husband #Independent #Ducks

  • The electro scene is all over the clubs now: groups like Duck Sauce, Empire of the Sun, even MGMT. But I get inspiration from everywhere. I'll go to the gym and put on old albums - Guns N' Roses or old Jay-Z.
    -- Fergie

    #Inspiration #Gun #Ducks

  • Popular culture bombards us with examples of animals being humanized for all sorts of purposes, ranging from education to entertainment to satire to propaganda. Walt Disney, for example, made us forget that Mickey is a mouse, and Donald a duck. George Orwell laid a cover of human societal ills over a population of livestock.
    -- Frans de Waal

    #Animal #Ducks #Entertainment

  • I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath.
    -- Fred Shero

    #Ducks #Water #Paddling

  • I was a 'Duck Hunt' and 'Mario' guy, and stuff like that. I was never technologically driven. I never had all the cool, new toys. I was the youngest child, I wasn't the only child, so I wasn't spoiled as a kid. And, we were on the farm, so we didn't have a lot. Also, with computers, I'm not very good with them. I just check my email.
    -- Garrett Hedlund

    #Children #Kids #Ducks

  • It could end up like the Dog & Duck against the Red Lion.
    -- Gary Neville

    #Football #Dog #Ducks

  • I reveled in the smallness, the coziness of an upstairs bedroom in a traditional American Cape Cod house the half-floor that forces you to duck, to feel small and naive again, ready for anything, dying for love, your body a chimney filled with odd, black smoke. These square, squat, awkward rooms are like a fifty-square-foot paean to teenage-hood, to ripeness, to the first and last taste of youth.
    -- Gary Shteyngart

    #Teenage #Love You #Ducks

  • Im the lamest lame duck there could be.
    -- George C. Wallace

    #Ducks #Lame

  • A duck's nest was found today near the trail on the dry open prairie with as far as could be seen no water or marsh near. The bird flew off but could not tell what species. The eggs nine originally.
    -- George Mercer Dawson

    #Eggs #Ducks #Water

  • his snores sounded like ducks mating.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Ducks #Mating

  • Small men oft feel a need to prove their courage with unseemly boasts," he declared. "I doubt if he could kill a duck." Tyrion shrugged. "Fetch the duck.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Men #Ducks #Doubt

  • Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout 'Bang!'
    -- George Will

    #Gun #Boys #Ducks

  • In retrospect I would say from Donald Duck I have learned more about life than from all the schools I ever attended.
    -- Gottfried Helnwein

    #School #Ducks #Retrospect

  • 'Vegetarian' is a slippery word. I don't eat cheese, I don't eat duck - the point is I'm vegan.
    -- Grace Slick

    #Ducks #Cheese #Vegetarian

  • Life is a rush into the unknown. You can duck down & hope nothing hits you, Or stand as tall as you can, show it your teeth & say: "Dish it up, baby, and don't be stingy with the jalapenos." - must be female ;-)
    -- Grey Owl

    #Life #Baby #Ducks

  • Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan's egg.
    -- Hans Christian Andersen

    #Swans #Eggs #Ducks

  • To be born in a duck's nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan's egg.
    -- Hans Christian Andersen

    #Swans #Eggs #Ducks

  • To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
    -- Igor Stravinsky

    #Music #Ducks #Effort

  • Music must be listened to; it is not enough to hear it. A duck hears also.
    -- Igor Stravinsky

    #Ducks #Enough

  • (Dwight Gooden) his fastball crackling , his curveball dropping as suddenly as a duck shot in the air, has begun his charge for a third straight award-winning season.
    -- Ira Berkow

    #Baseball #Winning #Ducks

  • The white Aylesbury duck is, and deservedly, a universal favourite. Its snowy plumage and comfortable comportment make it a credit to the poultry-yard, while its broad and deep breast, and its ample back, convey the assurance that your satisfaction will not cease at its death.
    -- Isabella Beeton

    #Ducks #White #Yards

  • Honey, I just forgot to duck.
    -- Jack Dempsey

    #Ducks #Boxing #Honey

  • My wife hates the beard. When we dated, I would grow it out during duck season. She said she could handle anything for three months - but now I have it all the time.
    -- Jase Robertson

    #Hate #Ducks #Wife

  • The No. 1 rule in duck hunting is to go where the ducks are.
    -- Jase Robertson

    #Hunting #Archery #Ducks

  • If you’re too busy to duck hunt or catch fish, then you’re too busy.
    -- Jase Robertson

    #Ducks #Busy #Fishes

  • A duck tastes the same whether they're shot sitting or flying.
    -- Jase Robertson

    #Ducks #Flying #Sitting

  • At the end of the day, I love eating duck. It's the best thing you can eat on this earth, especially grilled with jalapenos and cream cheese.
    -- Jase Robertson

    #Ducks #The End Of The Day #Earth

  • Go to where the ducks are. Forget the duck calls. If you go where the ducks are coming, you're going to shoot more ducks.
    -- Jase Robertson

    #Ducks #Forget

  • [The kitchen] was also messy--delightfully so, thought Jane--and it didn't look as though lots of cooking went on there. There was a laptop computer on the counter with duck stickers on it, the spice cabinet was full of Ben's toy trucks, and Jane couldn't spot a cookbook anywhere. This is the kitchen of a Thinker, she decided, and promised herself that she'd never bother with cooking, either.
    -- Jeanne Birdsall

    #Ducks #Cooking #Kitchen

  • In politics, Bugs Bunny always beats Daffy Duck. Daffy's always going berserk, jumping up and down, yelling. Bugs's got that sly smile, like he always knows what's up, like nothing can ruffle him.
    -- Jeff Greenfield

    #Jumping #Yelling #Ducks

  • I do not claim any of the creation of the blues, although I have written many of them even before Mr. Handy had any blues published. I heard them when I was knee-high to a duck.
    -- Jelly Roll Morton

    #Ducks #Knees #Jazz

  • Profit is the sole criterion used by the establishment to evaluate economic activity. From the rat race to lame ducks. The vocabulary in vogue is a give-away. It's more reminiscent of a human menagerie than human society.
    -- Jimmy Reid

    #Vocabulary #Race #Ducks

  • Seeing you sleeping peacefully on your back among your stuffed ducks, bears and basset hounds, would remind me that no matter how good the next day might be, certain moments were gone forever because we could not go backwards in time.
    -- Joan Baez

    #Children #Sleep #Ducks

  • ...I like Dr.Ducks Ax Wax ....
    -- Joe Beck

    #Music #Ducks #Drs

  • If it's well written and well directed and you've got good actors to work with, acting is easy. But making sure all the ducks are in a row is the hard part. It's very rare
    -- John Lithgow

    #Ducks #Acting #Actors

  • ...after using your stuff on a jug band full of instruments, all I can say is Thank You Dr. Duck !...
    -- John Sebastian

    #Music #Ducks #Jugs

  • We communicated with pithy, rather monosyllabic thoughts: viz. Run, Jump, Where? Left, Up, Duck, ect. (This latter was an observation I made on the edge of a lake. Nathaniel unfortunately took it as a command, which resulted in our temporary immersion.) We didn't ever quite say Ug, but it was a close-run thing.
    -- Jonathan Stroud

    #Running #Ducks #Lakes

  • I'm sorry for the ducks; I love foie gras.
    -- Jose Andres

    #Sorry #Ducks

  • No one blames a pilot who takes refuge in port when the storm begins to blow. It is not cowardice to duck under a bullet; what is wrong is to defy it only to fall and never rise again.
    -- Jose Rizal

    #Fall #Blow #Ducks

  • Nobody criticizes the 'Mighty Ducks' trilogy and gets away with it. Nobody!
    -- Joshua Jackson

    #Ducks #Trilogies #Get Away

  • Smart people duck when they hear the dread announcement 'I'm going to be perfectly honest with you.
    -- Judith Martin

    #Honesty #Smart #Ducks

  • Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
    -- Jules Renard

    #Men #Ducks #Long

  • Bustle, Sophronia, is not industry, as you very well know; people flutter and bustle about like a hen raising ducks, and then complain that their work has killed them, when it was the fuss that was the killing cause.
    -- Julia McNair Wright

    #Stress #Ducks #People

  • I've always wanted to kick a duck up the arse
    -- Karl Pilkington

    #Ducks #Arses #Kicks

  • My kids would come in from school and sit on the floor in front of the TV and line up duck call boxes and put the stickers on the duck call and then put them in the boxes.
    -- Kay Robertson

    #School #Kids #Ducks

  • The duck swallows the worm, the fox kills the duck, the men shoot the fox, and the devil hunts the men.
    -- Ken Follett

    #Men #Ducks #Devil

  • Coaches are like ducks. Calm on top, but paddling underneath. Believe me, there's a lot of leg movement.
    -- Ken Hitchcock

    #Believe #Hockey #Ducks

  • All along the backwater, Through the rushes tall, Ducks are a-dabbling, Up tails all!
    -- Kenneth Grahame

    #Ducks #Tails

  • Starstruck with one buck, your girl look like Donald Duck.
    -- Kool Keith

    #Girl #Rap #Ducks

  • ...it works ... (Dr.Ducks Ax Wax & String Lube) .. makes the strings last longer ...
    -- Larry Coryell

    #Music #Ducks #Drs

  • Three hot chicks for three hot chicks." "THEY'RE NOT CHICKS! THEY'RE DUCKS!
    -- Lauren Myracle

    #Ducks #Hot #Three

  • They're not chicks. They're ducks.
    -- Lauren Myracle

    #Ducks #Chicks

  • ...Dr.Ducks Ax Wax is Great Stuff...
    -- Leland Sklar

    #Music #Ducks #Drs

  • If a woman is successful, she'd better duck, because they'll be out to get her.
    -- Leona Helmsley

    #Women #Successful #Ducks

  • Kinky sex involves the use of duck feathers. Perverted sex involves the whole duck.
    -- Lewis Grizzard

    #Sex #Ducks #Use

  • Cor, love a duck. And also Lawks-a-mercy. I said that inwardly, but outwardly I said, "Blimey, and also, what larks.
    -- Louise Rennison

    #Ducks #Larks #Mercy

  • Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.
    -- Lucian Freud

    #Ducks #Skins #Recipes