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I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn. (Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Did St Francis preach to the birds? Whatever for? If he really liked birds. (Quote by - Rebecca West)

Be like the bird in flight . . . pausing a while on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, yet sings knowing yet, that she has wings. (Quote by - Victor Marie Hugo)

Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies. (Quote by - James Stephens)

What kind of bird are you, if you can't fly? said he. To this the duck replied, "What kind of bird are you if you can't swim?" and dived into the pond. (Quote by - Sergei Prokofiev)

Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. (Quote by - Harper Lee)

If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen. (Quote by - Nikita Khrushchev)

Her beauty was sold For an old man's gold, She's a bird in a gilded cage. (Quote by - Arthur J. Lamb)

We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry. (Quote by - John Webster)

Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best. (Quote by - Henry Van Dyke)

People expect the clergy to have the grace of a swan, the friendliness of a sparrow, the strength of an eagle and the night hours of an owl - and some people expect such a bird to live on the food of a canary. (Quote by - Edward Jeffrey)

Ostrich, n.: A large bird to which (for its sins, doubtless) nature has denied that hinder toe in which so many pious naturalists have seen a conspicuous evidence of design. The absence of a good working pair of wings is no defect, for, as has been ingeniously pointed out, the ostrich does not fly. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

It is better to be a young June-bug than an old bird of paradise. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

The cockroach and the bird were both here long before we were. Both could. (Quote by - Joseph Wood Krutch)

Centuries ago, sailors on long voyages used to leave a pair of pigs on every deserted island. Or they'd leave a pair of goats. Either way, on any future visit, the island would be a source of meat. These islands, they were pristine. These were home to breeds of birds with no natural predators. Breeds of birds that lived nowhere else on earth. The plants there, without enemies they evolved without thorns or poisons. Without predators and enemies, these islands, they were paradise. The sailors, the next time they visited these islands, the only things still there would be herds of goats or pigs. .... Does this remind you of anything? Maybe the ol' Adam and Eve story? .... You ever wonder when God's coming back with a lot of barbecue sauce? (Quote by - Chuck Palahniuk)

Men have hitherto treated women like birds which have strayed down to them from the heights; as something more delicate, more fragile, more savage, stranger, sweeter, soulful - but as something which has to be caged up so that it shall not fly away. (Quote by - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche)

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a. (Quote by - Maya Angelou)

Carols of gladness ring from every tree. (Quote by - Frances Anne Kemble)

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings. (Quote by - Moslih Eddin Saadi)

If one cannot catch the bird of paradise, better take a wet hen. (Quote by - Nikita Khrushchev)

Hear! hear! screamed the jay from a neighboring tree, where I had heard a tittering for some time, "winter has a concentrated and nutty kernel, if you know where to look for it."(Quote by - Henry David Thoreau)

Magpie, n.: A bird whose theivish disposition suggested to someone that it might be taught to talk. (Quote by - Ambrose Bierce)

A Robin Redbreast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage. (Quote by - William Blake)

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore - While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping. (Quote by - Edgar Allan Poe)

No sadder sound salutes you than the clear, Wild laughter of the loon. (Quote by - Celia Thaxter)


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