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)

I can scarcely manage to scribble a tolerable English letter. I know that I am not a scholar, but meantime I am aware that no man living knows better than I do the habits of our birds.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Birds, English, Habits, Living, Man)

But hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance seldom reached by the best of Guns.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Birds, Flying)

I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could.
- John James Audubon
(Keywords: Birds, Day, Habits, Listening, Songs)

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)

It is a matter of shame that in the morning the birds should be awake earlier than you.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Birds, Shame)

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)

Some tribes of birds will relieve and rear up the young and helpless, of their own and other tribes, when abandoned.
- William Bartram
(Keywords: Birds, Will)

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)

Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind - listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody.
- Eubie Blake
(Keywords: Birds, Hate, Luck, Mind)

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)

Watching birds has become part of my daily meditation affirming my connection to the earth body.
- Carol P. Christ
(Keywords: Birds, Body, Connection, Earth, Meditation)

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)

Self-help books are for the birds. Self-help groups are where it's at.
- Janice Dickinson
(Keywords: Birds, Books, Self)

No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky.
- Bob Dylan
(Keywords: Birds, Sky)

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)

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window, except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer
(Keywords: Birds, Drugs)

One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Keywords: Birds, Children, Taste)

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)

The most ordinary conditions for observing sailing birds are then the wind and sea are both aft.
- Lawrence Hargrave
(Keywords: Birds, Sea, Wind)

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)

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
- Ernest Hemingway
(Keywords: Birds, First, Flying)

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)

The cool wind blew in my face and all at once I felt as if I had shed dullness from myself. Before me lay a long gray line with a black mark down the center. The birds were singing. It was spring.
- Burl Ives
(Keywords: Birds, Singing, Spring, Wind)

Evolutionary biologists are not content merely to explain how variation occurs within limits, however. They aspire to answer a much broader question-which is how complex organisms like birds, and flowers, and human beings came into existence in the first place.
- Phillip E. Johnson
(Keywords: Birds, Content, Existence, First, Flowers, Limits, Question)

The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds - the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall.
- Chuck Jones
(Keywords: Birds, Flowers, Value)

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)

In Kenya you've got the great birds and monkeys leaping through the trees overhead. It's a chance to remember what the world is really like.
- Joanna Lumley
(Keywords: Birds, Chance, Trees, World)

There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
- Robert Wilson Lynd
(Keywords: Birds, Man, Nothing)

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)

It's a warm wind, the west wind, full of birds' cries.
- John Masefield
(Keywords: Birds, Wind)

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)

Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.
- Bernard Meltzer
(Keywords: Birds, Joy, Will, World)



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