Quotations About / On: ANIMAL

  • 1.
    I am afraid that the animals regard man as a creature like themselves which has lost its sound animal wits in a most dangerous way—that they regard him as the deranged animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 510, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). The Gay Science, first edition, "Third Book," aphorism 224, "The Animals' Criticism," (1882).)
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  • 2.
    I fear animals regard man as a creature of their own kind which has in a highly dangerous fashion lost its healthy animal reason—as the mad animal, as the laughing animal, as the weeping animal, as the unhappy animal.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher. The Gay Science, aphorism 224 (revised edition 1887).)
  • 3.
    Be a good animal, true to your animal instincts.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. the woodkeeper Annable's motto, in The White Peacock, pt. 2, ch. 2 (1911).)
  • 4.
    It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around.
    (Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936), Peruvian novelist. The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, ch. 10 (1984, trans. 1986).)
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  • 5.
    Pigs are filthy animals. I don't eat filthy animals.
    (Quentin Tarantino, U.S. screenwriter and director, and Roger Avary. Jules (Samuel Jackson), Pulp Fiction, coffee shop conversation with Vincent Vega (John Travolta) as Jules explains why he won't eat bacon (1994).)
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  • 6.
    All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.
    (George Orwell (1903-1950), British author. Animal Farm, ch. 10 (1945). The animals' Commandment. The original version in the book was "All animals are equal." The wording derives from Thomas Jefferson's Preamble to the American Declaration of Independence.)
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  • 7.
    Man is by nature a political animal.
    (Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics, bk. 1, ch. 2, sct. 1253a (c. 343 B.C.).)
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  • 8.
    I am not an animal!
    (Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. director, screenwriter. Spartacus (Kirk Douglas), Spartacus, having been captured, imprisoned, and provided with a mate (1960).)
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  • 9.
    Animals often strike us as passionate machines.
    (Eric Hoffer (1902-1983), U.S. philosopher. Reflections on the Human Condition, aphorism 7 (1973).)
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  • 10.
    All the animals come out at night.
    (Paul Schrader (b. 1946), U.S. screenwriter, and Martin Scorsese. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro), Taxi Driver, of New York (1976).)
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