Quotations on Animals

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Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Wisdom, Men, Animals, Lies, Sons)

I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Home, Animals, Environment, Space)

In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them.
- Casey Affleck
(Keywords: Movies, Actors, Animals, Dogs, Rights)

The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?
- Christina Applegate
(Keywords: Time, Money, People, Animals, Holidays, Killing, Options, Want)

PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness.
- Bea Arthur
(Keywords: Success, Victory, Animals, Fight, Kindness, Respect, Will, World)

Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same.
- Bea Arthur
(Keywords: Encouraging, Animals, Choices, Cruelty, Day, Fighting)

People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: People, Animals, Care, Conservation)

I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals.
- David Attenborough
(Keywords: Travel, History, Animals, Order)

The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs.
- Charles Babbage
(Keywords: Men, Animals, Importance, Military)

Often extinctions in the ocean occur at the same time as those on land. Then again, the ice age extinctions lost many big animals, but not many sea faring ones.
- Robert T. Bakker
(Keywords: Age, Time, Animals, Land, Ocean, Sea)

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Nature, Society, Animals, Dumb, Fools)

I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot
(Keywords: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom, Men, Animals, Youth)

I'm a vegetarian - I think there's a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better.
- Bob Barker
(Keywords: Possibility, Animals, Concern, Energy, Feeling, Now, Years)

Always wanted to be an actress or work with animals and now I get to do both.
- Julia Barr
(Keywords: Work, Animals, Now)

They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other.
- Henry Walter Bates
(Keywords: Friendship, Animals, Possession)

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Keywords: Love, Animals, Drinking, Seasons)

Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at any time, madam, is all that distinguishes us from the other animals.
- Pierre De Beaumarchais
(Keywords: Love, Time, Animals, Drinking)

I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts.
- Kristen Bell
(Keywords: Time, Animals, Cats, Dogs, Example, Taste)

I'll never stop eating animals, I'm sure, but I do think that for the benefit of everyone, the time has come to stop raising them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly.
- Mark Bittman
(Keywords: Time, Animals, Eating)

People always joke that "dog" spells "god" backwards. They should consider that it might be the higher power coming down to see just how well they do, what kind of people they are. The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test.
- Linda Blair
(Keywords: Power, People, Animals, Right)

I was so sad from losing two of my dogs and my mother. I had this vision of all these animals sitting behind bars. They had no control and were scared. That's why I got into fostering and adopting animals out.
- Linda Blair
(Keywords: Mother, Control, Vision, Animals, Dogs, Losing)

First there was the theatre of people and animals, then of people and the devil. Now we need the theatre of people and people.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: People, Animals, Devil, First, Now, Theatre)

I'm lucky because I have a job I love. I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed, seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies. I have a couple cats. I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on the road so I wont see him for a while. I feel bad.
- Michelle Branch
(Keywords: Home, Love, Animals, Bed, Being, Cats, Job, Now, Road)

I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open-air life, with plants and animals.
- Georg Brandes
(Keywords: Life, Animals, Open, Plants)

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.
- Lou Brock
(Keywords: Dad, Animals, Bed, Running)

I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants.
- A. Whitney Brown
(Keywords: Love, Animals, Hate, Plants)

I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.
- Pat Buckley
(Keywords: God, Nature, Animals, Birds, Environment)

I have agreed to lend my voice to Nature's Guard, an animated series which hopefully will go into production in the near future. The characters are all animals. My voice will be for a character named Longtail.
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Keywords: Nature, Character, Animals, Future, Production, Voice, Will)

I don't wear fur and I understand their cause. I am the biggest animal lover in the world. I have four dogs and two horses, and I have rescued animals all my life.
- Gisele Bundchen
(Keywords: Life, Animals, Cause, Dogs, Horses, World)

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
- Samuel Butler
(Keywords: Business, Life, Animals, Man)

I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you.
- James Cameron
(Keywords: People, Animals, Blame, Disney, Harm)

Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation.
- Lewis Cass
(Keywords: God, Animals, Boredom, Creation, Day)

Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Keywords: Men, Animals, Body, Faces, First, Man, Mind)

Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: Men, Animals, Cruelty, Injustice, Poor, Treachery)

Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Keywords: God, Animals, Being, Disease, Man)

Respect and affection for animals, particularly those who share our homes, recognize no geographic borders.
- Nick Clooney
(Keywords: Affection, Animals, Respect)

As I listened, it occurred to me that interest in and affection for the animals that share the planet with us may be a more unifying force than any other.
- Nick Clooney
(Keywords: Affection, Animals, Force, Interest, May)

The most important of all rights is the right to life, and I cannot foresee a day when domesticated animals will be granted that right in law.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Life, Animals, Day, Rights, Law, Will)

Strictly speaking, my interest is not in legal rights for animals but in a change of heart towards animals.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Change, Legal, Heart, Animals, Rights, Interest)

If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart.
- J. M. Coetzee
(Keywords: Feelings, Heart, Thoughts, Animals, Consciousness, May, Mind, Project, Temptation, Writing)

You look at a herd of cattle and well, they all look the same... but they know. They all have an individual personality, and those personalities change from day to day. They can have their grumpy days and their happy days and their serene days. But it's unpredictable. You can't be off in outer space when you're dealing with animals.
- Chris Cooper
(Keywords: Change, Animals, Day, Personality, Space)

We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Keywords: Civilization, Animals, Hunting, Sea)

We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.
- Stephen Covey
(Keywords: Power, Animals, Choice, Past)

I have had strange animals as pets all my life. I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact better with animals than people. Animals are direct, not duplicitous.
- Yvonne Craig
(Keywords: Life, People, Animals, Growing up, Pets)

The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is hypocritical and delusional.
- James Cromwell
(Keywords: Attitude, Animals, Pets)

But if you really want to learn about life, get a cat. The way I think people should relate to animals is with a cat. Because the world is his.
- James Cromwell
(Keywords: Life, People, Animals, Want, World)

Hence the same instant which killed the animals froze the country where they lived. This event was sudden, instantaneous, without any gradual development.
- George Cuvier
(Keywords: Development, Animals, Country)

Moreover, it thus follows that not a great deal of time was needed for the large animals of the three major parts of the world to become known to the people who spent time on the coasts of those regions.
- George Cuvier
(Keywords: Time, People, Animals, World)

Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals.
- George Cuvier
(Keywords: Nature, Animals, Earth, Effect)

My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect.
- George Cuvier
(Keywords: History, Animals, Earth, First, Importance, Land, Respect, Theory, Will)



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