Pet Quotes

Animals have these advantages over man: They have no theologians to
instruct them, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts
lawsuits over their wills. Voltaire

‘I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven’t got
the guts to bite people themselves.’ August Strindberg

‘Animals in different countries have different expressions just
as the people in different countries differ in expression.’
Gertrude Stein

‘The Animals of the planet are in desperate peril…. Without
free animal life I believe we will lose the spiritual equivalent of
oxygen.’ Alice Walker

‘You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a
person with pets.’ Nora Ephron

‘No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture
unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the
conversation.’ Fran Lebowitz

‘My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her.’
Colette

‘Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back
to you.’ Missy Dizick and Mary Bly

‘Oh cat, I’d say, or pray: Be-ooootiful cat! Delicious cat!
Exquisite cat! Satiny cat! Cat like a soft owl, cat with paws like
moths, jeweled cat, miraculous cat! Cat, cat, cat, cat.’ Doris
Lessing

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

‘The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of
yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will
make a fool of himself too.’ Samuel Butler

‘All animals, except man, know that the principal business of
life is to enjoy it — and they do enjoy it as much as man and
other circumstances will allow.’ Samuel Butler

‘I hate ‘Humanity’ and all such abstracts: but I love people.
Lovers of ‘Humanity’ generally hate people and children, and keep
parrots or puppy dogs.’ Roy Campbell

‘Hi! handsome hunting man Fire your little gun. Bang! Now the
animal Is dead and dumb and done. Nevermore to peep again, creep
again, leap again, Eat or sleep or drink again, Oh, what fun!’
Walter de la Mare

‘Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to.’ Mark
Twain

‘Odd things animals. All dogs look up to you. All cats look down
to you. Only a pig looks at you as an equal.’ Winston Churchill

‘Cat, n. a soft, indestructible automaton provided by nature to
be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.’ Ambrose
Bierce

‘A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn round
three times before lying down.’ Robert Benchley

‘One of the most appreciated qualities of animals is that they
are beyond language. That they feel but do not require conversation
is a great relief to most people.’ Mary Allen

‘I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they
become its visible soul.’ Jean Cocteau

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