Quotations About / On: DOG

  • 1.
    Dog's tail
    shall fail to straight
    even if kept long
    to prove wrong
    (legend saying)
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  • 2.
    Jealousy is a dog's bark which attracts thieves.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 3.
    A reasonable amount o' fleas is good fer a dog—keeps him from broodin' over bein' a dog, mebbe.
    (Edward Noyes Westcott (1847-1898), U.S. author. David Harum, ch. 32 (1898).)
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  • 4.
    It's dogged as does it.
    (Anthony Trollope (1815-1882), British novelist. Giles Hoggett, in The Last Chronicle of Barset, vol. 2, ch. lxi, London, Smith, Elder (1867).)
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  • 5.
    Necessity has the face of a dog.
    (Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1928), Colombian author. Mina, in In Evil Hour (1968, trans. 1979).)
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  • 6.
    Cats are the ultimate narcissists. You can tell this because of all the time they spend on personal grooming. Dogs aren't like this. A dog's idea of personal grooming is to roll in a dead fish. Dogs spend their time thinking about doing good deeds for their masters, or sleeping.
    (James Gorman (b. 1949). "The Sociobiology of Humor in Cats and Dogs," The Man With No Endorphins and Other Reflections on Science, Random House (1989).)
    More quotations from: James Gorman, fish, dog, time
  • 7.
    You call to a dog and a dog will break its neck to get to you. Dogs just want to please. Call to a cat and its attitude is, "What's in it for me?"
    (Lewis Grizzard (1946-1994), U.S. journalist, humorist. "Pet Peeves," You Can't Put No Boogie Woogie on the King of Rock and Roll, Random House (1991).)
    More quotations from: Lewis Grizzard, dog, cat
  • 8.
    Lap-dogs and blood-hounds enjoy the greatest respect at court; house-dogs and no dogs at all are not even considered.
    (Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1846).)
    More quotations from: Franz Grillparzer, respect, house
  • 9.
    All you've got is the word of a fool dog. It's been my experience that a bloodhound is the foolishest dog that is. I don't remember of anybody ever keeping a bloodhound for a yard dog. They're such dad blasted fools.
    (Laurence Stallings (1894-1968), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Judge William Pitman Priest (Charles Winniger), The Sun Shines Bright, commenting on the stupidity of bloodhounds, after one corners a young black boy, providing the only evidence that links him to the rape of a white girl (1953). Based on stories "The Sun Shines Bright," "The Mob from Massac," "The Lord Provides" by Irwin S. Cobb.)
    More quotations from: Laurence Stallings, dog, remember
  • 10.
    Calling a dog a lion does not give
    him the mane.
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