Animal - Quotes

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We need another and a wiser and perhaps a more mystical concept of animals. Remote from universal nature and living by complicated artifice, man in civilization surveys the creatures through the glass of his knowledge and sees thereby a feather magnified and the whole image in distortion. We patronize them for their incompleteness, for their tragic fate of having taken form so far below ourselves. And therein we err, and greatly err. For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow prisoners of the splendor and travail of the earth.

Henry Beston

I chose to love my friends. I chose to love my wife. I think I even chose to love my parents as I got older. But I had no say in loving my children. The love for my children is beyond my control. It`s animal. It`s like hunger. It`s more than hunger - there have been times I could control my hunger [...]. I love my children like I need to breathe.

Penn Jillette

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it`s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.

Ellen DeGeneres

A kitten is the rosebud in the garden of the animal kingdom.

Robert Southey

Infinity is like a wild animal, spotted in the depths of a forest. You catch a glimpse of something, but moments later you aren`t sure if you saw it at all. Then, unexpectedly, the animal comes into full view.

Brian Clegg

Cats were the gangsters of the animal world, living outside the law and often dying there. There were a great many of them who never grew old by the fire.

Stephen King

My mom and dad (and most moms and dads) said that I would never understand how much they loved me until I had my own children. (...) It`s the love you don`t choose, the animal love that gives the reason to live.

Penn Jillette

God is not with me, God is not with me, and I am helpless. I am more like an animal than a human being.

Bible

Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them.

Mark Twain

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.

Bertrand Russell

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.

Bertrand Russell

Humans are the only animal that blushes, laughs, has religion, wages war, and kisses with lips. So in a way, the more you kiss with lips, the more human you are.

Jonathan Safran Foer

Man is the only animal who refuses to be what he is.

Albert Camus

Home? I have no home. Hunted. Despised. Living like an animal! The jungle is my home.

Béla Lugosi

Until one has loved an animal a part of one`s soul remains unawakened.

Anatole France

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