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But the moment a bird was dead, no matter how beautiful it had been in life, the pleasure of possession became blunted for me. (Quote by - John James Audubon)

There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud. (Quote by - Carl Sandburg)

I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character . . . like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy . . . the turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America. (Quote by - Benjamin Franklin)

It's a good thing we have gravity, or else when birds died they'd just stay right up there. Hunters would be all confused. (Quote by - Steven Wright)

Birds are taken with pipes that imitate their own voices, and men with those sayings that are most agreeable to their own opinions. (Quote by - Samuel Butler)

If I keep a green bough in my heart, the singing bird will come. (Quote by - Chinese Proverb)

Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in. (Quote by - Walter Benjamin)

The crow wished everything was black, the owl, that every thing was white. (Quote by - William Blakev)

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man. (Quote by - Ivan Turgenev)

Even when a bird walks, one feels it has wings. (Quote by - Antoine-Marin Lemierre)

Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he starts. (Quote by - Coleman Cox)

The birds are moulting. If only man could moult also - his mind once a year its errors, his heart once a year its useless passions. (Quote by - James Allen)

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. (Quote by - Richard C. Cushing)

And there is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces. And even if he for ever flies within the gorge, that gorge is in the mountains; so that even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar. (Quote by - Herman Melville)

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste. (Quote by - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers. (Quote by - Yevgeny Yevtushenko)

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing. (Quote by - Eric Berne)

I realized that Eastern thought had somewhat more compassion for all living things. Man was a form of life that in another reincarnation might possibly be a horsefly or a bird of paradise or a deer. So a man of such faith, looking at animals, might be looking at old friends or ancestors. (Quote by - William Orville Douglas)

God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest. (Quote by - Josiah Gilbert Holland)

The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp. (Quote by - John Berry)

You know that if I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates or envies him, or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered and he can eat anything. (Quote by - William Faulkner)

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. (Quote by - Chinese Proverb)

Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue. (Quote by - Dilbert)

Have you ever observed a humming-bird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers - a living prismatic gem.... it is a creature of such fairy-like loveliness as to mock all description. (Quote by - W.H. Hudson)

If the bird does like its cage, and does like its sugar, and will not leave it, why keep the door so very carefully shut?(Quote by - Olive Schreiner)


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