Quotations on Birds

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As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.
- John Adams
(Keywords: Love, Admiration, Birds, Children, Heroes)

It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
- Muhammad Ali
(Keywords: People, Birds, Job)

Make no mistake about it. These are not 'kookie' birds. Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the political scene in America, is called the Tea Party movement.
- Dick Armey
(Keywords: Mistake, America, Birds, Now, Party, Right, Tea)

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Keywords: People, Birds, Children, Fighting, Fish, Play)

I used to live a very social life and never spend much solitary time looking at birds or reading.
- Lynda Barry
(Keywords: Life, Time, Birds, Reading)

Turkeys, quails, and small birds, are here to be seen; but birds are not numerous in desart forests; they draw near to the habitations of men, as I have constantly observed in all my travels.
- William Bartram
(Keywords: Men, Birds, Turkeys)

Animal substance seems to be the first food of all birds, even the granivorous tribes.
- William Bartram
(Keywords: Food, Birds, First)

There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: God, Birds, Nothing)

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
- George Best
(Keywords: Money, Birds, Rest)

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
- Robert Browning
(Keywords: Men, Anxiety, Birds, Dogs, Labor)

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

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
- Robert Burton
(Keywords: Men, Anxiety, Birds, Dogs, Labor)

Whores don't live in company of poor men, citizens never support a weak company and birds don't build nests on a tree that doesn't bear fruits.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Men, Birds, Company, Poor, Support)

We have an uncanny ability to make birds do what we want them to do. In Blood Simple there's a shot from the bumper of a car and it's going up this road and a huge flock of birds takes off at the perfect moment.
- Joel Coen
(Keywords: Car, Ability, Birds, Blood, Road, Want)

Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.
- Doug Coupland
(Keywords: Being, Birds, May, State)

The white men in the East are like birds. They are hatching out their eggs every year, and there is not room enough in the East, and they must go elsewhere; and they come out West, as you have seen them coming for the last few years.
- George Crook
(Keywords: Men, Birds, Years)

In a broader sense, the rhythms of nature, large and small - the sounds of wind and water, the sounds of birds and insects - must inevitably find their analogues in music.
- George Crumb
(Keywords: Music, Nature, Birds, Insects, Sense, Water, Wind)

I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.
- Emily Dickinson
(Keywords: Love, Hope, Birds, Heaven)

I gave away two dogs years ago because I felt guilty at not being able to give them the time and attention they deserved. I now regularly feed an army of squirrels and wild birds around our house.
- Mike Farrell
(Keywords: Time, Army, Attention, Being, Birds, Dogs, Now, Years)

Novelists do not write as birds sing, by the push of nature. It is part of the job that there should be much routine and some daily stuff on the level of carpentry.
- William Golding
(Keywords: Nature, Birds, Job, Routine)

I like to express certain things that happen in my life, the joy of spring, the birds singing and young babies coming into the world. You know, the whole thing as well as the part I'm not happy with, the sad part.
- Roy Haynes
(Keywords: Life, Babies, Birds, Joy, Singing, Spring, World)

The show is being changed right now, by the way. Jeff Burke is doing it for the Magic Kingdom. And I think it will be better, with new birds, master of ceremonies, etc.
- John Hench
(Keywords: Being, Birds, Magic, Now, Right, Will)

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.
- Victor Hugo
(Keywords: Kiss, Birds, Dawn, Snow, Trees)

In Georgia where children work day and night in the cotton mills they have just passed a bill to protect song birds. What about the little children from whom all song is gone?
- Mary Harris Jones
(Keywords: Work, Birds, Children, Day, Night, Song)

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
- Rose Kennedy
(Keywords: People, Birds, Delight)

People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Keywords: Travel, People, Birds, Existence, Fish, Mountains, Rivers, Stars, World)

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman
(Keywords: Change, Birds, Favorite, Trees)

I used to have this little mouse. I buy birds from the pet store and I let them go.
- Ziggy Marley
(Keywords: Pet, Birds, Mouse)

What I was trying to convey there was the kind of waste land that was left after the war. It was a bit like one always thinks of war, you know, stark scenery and no birds, no trees, no leaves, nothing living. And just emptiness.
- George Martin
(Keywords: War, Birds, Land, Living, Nothing, Trees, Trying, Waste)

In The Touch, the love scenes are the same as they were in The Thorn Birds or anything else I've ever written. I find a way of saying that either it was heaven or hell but in a way that still leaves room for the reader to use their own imagination.
- Colleen McCullough
(Keywords: Imagination, Love, Birds, Heaven, Hell, Saying)

The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.
- Arthur Miller
(Keywords: Home, Birds, Play)

There's an unseen force which lets birds know when you've just washed your car.
- Denis Norden
(Keywords: Car, Birds, Force)

Predators make it much more difficult to find consensus. It's a lot easier to agree about birds and plants than about animals that endanger people and livestock.
- Gale Norton
(Keywords: People, Animals, Birds, Plants)

Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy.
- Roger Tory Peterson
(Keywords: People, Birds, Envy, Want)

I invented animals and birds - I had about two dozen. After working on them for six months, I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings. It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor.
- Jack Prelutsky
(Keywords: Friend, Animals, Birds, Fun, Months, Poems)

I think people who don't believe in God are crazy. How can you say there is no God when you hear the birds singing these beautiful songs you didn't make?
- Little Richard
(Keywords: God, People, Birds, Singing, Songs)

When we seed millions of acres of land with these plants, what happens to foraging birds, to insects, to microbes, to the other animals, when they come in contact and digest plants that are producing materials ranging from plastics to vaccines to pharmaceutical products?
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Keywords: Animals, Birds, Insects, Land, Plants)

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.
- James Stephens
(Keywords: Women, Birds, Enemies)

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.
- Aiden Wilson Tozer
(Keywords: Life, God, Anxiety, Birds, Earth, Praise)

I am decidedly of the opinion that in very many instances we can trace such a necessary connexion, especially among birds, and often with more complete success than in the case which I have here attempted to explain.
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Keywords: Success, Birds, Opinion)

Another thing I like to do is sit back and take in nature. To look at the birds, listen to their singing, go hiking, camping and jogging and running, walking along the beach, playing games and sometimes being alone with the great outdoors. It's very special to me.
- Larry Wilcox
(Keywords: Nature, Beach, Being, Birds, Camping, Games, Running, Singing, Walking)

Since childhood she had walked the Devon rivers with her father looking for flowers and the nests of birds, passing some rocks and trees as old friends, seeing a Spirit everywhere, gentle in thought to all her eyes beheld.
- Henry Williamson
(Keywords: Father, Thought, Birds, Childhood, Eyes, Flowers, Friends, Old, Rivers, Spirit, Trees)

The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who... looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space... on the infinite highway of the air.
- Wilbur Wright
(Keywords: Idea, Birds, Desire, Infinite, Space)

We must force the government to stop the bird migration. We must shoot all birds, field all our men and troops... and force migratory birds to stay where they are.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Keywords: Government, Men, Birds, Force, Troops)

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