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Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.

Tags: Fit, Line  ✍ Author: Spiro T. Agnew

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.

Tags: Family, Small  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

Gliders, sail planes, they're wonderful flying machines. It's the closest you can come to being a bird.

Tags: Flying, Wonderful  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

Girdles and wire stays should have never been invented. No man wants to hug a padded bird cage.

Tags: Hug, Wants  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

Success is full of promise till one gets it, and then it seems like a nest from which the bird has flown.

Tags: Seems, Success  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Tags: High, Wings  ✍ Author: William Blake

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

Tags: Friendship, Web  ✍ Author: William Blake

The early bird catches the worm.

Tags: Early, Worm  ✍ Author: Richard Owen Cambridge

My new house has a deck that wraps around my writing room; my writing room has many windows, and outside the windows I've hung bird feeders... for enticing different species. So I imagine I will be writing about that.

Tags: House, Writing  ✍ Author: Julia Cameron

I never wanted to weigh more heavily on a man than a bird.

Tags: Wanted, Weigh  ✍ Author: Coco Chanel

The human bird shall take his first flight, filling the world with amazement, all writings with his fame, and bringing eternal glory to the nest whence he sprang.

Tags: Fame, Human  ✍ Author: DMX

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.

Tags: Ambition, Intelligence  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

London is a roost for every bird.

Tags: London, Roost  ✍ Author: Benjamin Disraeli

Praises for our past triumphs are as feathers to a dead bird.

Tags: Dead, Past  ✍ Author: John Eldredge

Whenever I heard the song of a bird and the answering call of its mate, I could visualize the notes in scale, all built up within my consciousness as a natural symphony.

Tags: Song, Within  ✍ Author: William Christopher Handy

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.

Tags: Good, Last  ✍ Author: Ernest Hemingway

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.

Tags: Nature, Song  ✍ Author: Lou Holtz

The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.

Tags: Soul, Wings  ✍ Author: Victor Hugo

A forest bird never wants a cage.

Tags: Forest, Wants  ✍ Author: Henrik Ibsen

What is a fish without a river? What is a bird without a tree to nest in? What is an Endangered Species Act without any enforcement mechanism to ensure their habitat is protected? It is nothing.

Tags: Act, Fish  ✍ Author: Jay Inslee

God gives every bird his worm, but He does not throw it into the nest.

Tags: God, Throw  ✍ Author: P. D. James

Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most.

Tags: Both, Miss  ✍ Author: Joseph Wood Krutch

I don't, for the record, have a Tweety Bird fetish.

Tags: Fetish  ✍ Author: Brian Lamb

A clock struck out the hour of twelve, and the bird in the hedgerow was still singing as we marched out to the roadway, and followed our merry pipers home to town.

Tags: Home, Singing  ✍ Author: Seth MacFarlane

Quite likely the twentieth century is destined to see the natural forces which will enable us to fly from continent to continent with a speed far exceeding that of a bird.

Tags: Far, Quite  ✍ Author: Simon Newcomb
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Twelve to 15 years of acting school, and I am being a bird.

Tags: Acting, School  ✍ Author: Joe Pantoliano

People are in such a hurry to launch their product or business that they seldom look at marketing from a bird's eye view and they don't create a systematic plan.

Tags: Business, Plan  ✍ Author: Dave Ramsey

I've read hundreds of cookbooks. For my money, they are the bird.

Tags: Money, Read  ✍ Author: Colonel Sanders

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.

Tags: Frontiers, Poetry  ✍ Author: Yevgeny Yevtushenko

You know, don't tell anybody I'm a jail bird, you know, but there were a bunch of us that were years ago involved in the pro-life movement.

Tags: Anybody, Tell  ✍ Author: Todd Akin

No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird's throat; Since Eden's freshness and man's fall No rose has been original.

Tags: Fall, Since  ✍ Author: Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Everyone likes birds. What wild creature is more accessible to our eyes and ears, as close to us and everyone in the world, as universal as a bird?

Tags: Everyone, Eyes  ✍ Author: David Attenborough

The early bird gets the worm.The early worm... gets eaten.

Tags: Early, Worm  ✍ Author: Norman Ralph Augustine

Since I had my gastric bypass surgery in 1998, I eat like a bird. Unfortunately, that bird is a California condor.

Tags: Eat, Since  ✍ Author: Roseanne Barr

As a little kid, I climbed a lot of trees because I always loved the bird's-eye view.

Tags: Kid, Loved  ✍ Author: Felix Baumgartner

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.

Tags: Hand, Paradise  ✍ Author: Jan Berry

You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet.

Tags: Challenge, Nature  ✍ Author: Hal Borland

I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.

Tags: Free, Human  ✍ Author: Charlotte Bronte

Since 2001, people have been scared. There's been some really scary stuff that's been happening - 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, Katrina, anthrax letters, D.C. sniper, global warming, global financial meltdown, bird flu, swine flu, SARS. I think people really feel like the system's breaking down.

Tags: Since, Stuff  ✍ Author: Max Brooks

Stuffing is evil. Stuffing adds mass, so it slows the cooking. That's evil because the longer the bird cooks, the drier it will be.

Tags: Cooking, Evil  ✍ Author: Alton Brown

Every time I see a cardinal, I know my grandmother is with me. This regal, red bird was Grandma's favorite.

Tags: Favorite, Time  ✍ Author: Kris Carr

It's impossible to explain creativity. It's like asking a bird, 'How do you fly?' You just do.

Tags: Creativity, Impossible  ✍ Author: Eric Jerome Dickey

People habitat has to take priority over bird habitat.

Tags: Habitat, Priority  ✍ Author: Byron Dorgan

I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard.

Tags: Family, Fish  ✍ Author: Trevor Dunn

I have a worm's eye view and a bird's eye view simultaneously and it's immensely helpful to understand what is happening on the shop floor when you are harnessing many talents and telling an intimate story on a large scale.

Tags: Story, Understand  ✍ Author: Richard Eyre

Marriage, as an institution, is as dead as the dodo bird.

Tags: Dead, Marriage  ✍ Author: Joan Fontaine

I spend a lot of time learning about bird watching.

Tags: Learning, Time  ✍ Author: Nikki Giovanni

If I could come back as anything - I'd be a bird, first, but definitely the command key is my second choice.

Tags: Choice, Second  ✍ Author: Nikki Giovanni

Just as the bird sings or the butterfly soars, because it is his natural characteristic, so the artist works.

Tags: Artist, Natural  ✍ Author: Alma Gluck

He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast.

Tags: Childhood, Hurt  ✍ Author: Herbert Gold

Thus the genetic basis to the origin of bird species is to be sought in the inheritance of adult traits that are subject to natural and sexual selection.

Tags: Adult, Natural  ✍ Author: Lee Grant

Argentina has the best bird shooting in the world.

Tags: Argentina, Best  ✍ Author: Timothy Griffin

A bird in hand is a certainty. But a bird in the bush may sing.

Tags: Hand, May  ✍ Author: Bret Harte

God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.

Tags: Food, God  ✍ Author: Isabelle Holland

If you cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.

Tags: Cannot, Catch  ✍ Author: Nikita Khrushchev

If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.

Tags: Cannot, Catch  ✍ Author: Nikita Khrushchev

Put a bird cage near the window so that the bird can see the sky? It's much better to look than not to, even if it hurts.

Tags: Hurts, Put  ✍ Author: Klaus Kinski

For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.

Tags: Alive, Flower  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

Who gets the bird, the hunter or the dog?

Tags: Dog, Hunter  ✍ Author: John Lewis

I'm not really a bird person or an Audubon guy who studies them, but as I was around them, they interested me.

Tags: Guy, Interested  ✍ Author: Gordon Lightfoot

There is no bird flu in commercial stocks.

Tags: Commercial, Flu  ✍ Author: Michael E. Mann

The bird, the bee, the running child are all the same to the sliding glass door.

Tags: Child, Door  ✍ Author: Demetri Martin

I give bird songs to those who dwell in cities and have never heard them, make rhythms for those who know only military marches or jazz, and paint colors for those who see none.

Tags: Give, Military  ✍ Author: Olivier Messiaen

People listen to music with cavemen ears: Is it a bird song or the call of a lion? The audience at a musical is dancing in their hearts.

Tags: Music, Song  ✍ Author: Marsha Norman

The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Tags: May, Second  ✍ Author: Jeremy Paxman

I can recognize the calls of practically every bird in North America. There are some in Africa I don't know, though.

Tags: America, Though  ✍ Author: Roger Tory Peterson

I'm the gooney bird that walked to the bank. I'm doing better than most of those guys who said I was crazy.

Tags: Crazy, Said  ✍ Author: Jimmy Piersall

For me, the vast marvel is to be alive. For man, or for flowers or beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly and perfectly alive.

Tags: Alive, Flowers  ✍ Author: Al Purdy

It's like a bird. If he knew what he was doing, he would fall.

Tags: Fall, Knew  ✍ Author: Carl Reiner

When I see a bird that walks like a duck and swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck.

Tags: Call, Nature  ✍ Author: James Whitcomb Riley

I'd like to think that the nature of the two teams - Boston being a championship team over the years and the Lakers, same thing - was a lot bigger than Larry Bird or Magic Johnson.

Tags: Nature, Team  ✍ Author: Oscar Robertson

How can I be in two places at once, unless I were a bird?

Tags: Once, Unless  ✍ Author: Zack de la Rocha

The one term I don't like to be called is a 'vulture.' Because to me, a vulture is a kind of asset-stripper that eats dead flesh off the bones of a dead creature. Our bird should be the phoenix, the bird that reinvents itself, recreates itself from its ashes. And that's much closer to what it is that we really do.

Tags: Dead, Off  ✍ Author: Wilbur Ross

My heart is like a singing bird.

Tags: Heart, Singing  ✍ Author: Christina Rossetti

Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.

Tags: Death, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Myron Scholes

The guy was infected with bird flu because he took a sick chicken, slaughtered it and and then ate it.

Tags: Guy, Sick  ✍ Author: John Shimkus

I share my name with an aerobatic bird that can whiz across a whole summer sky in seconds. A swift is so equipped for speed that it can scarcely cope with being stationary.

Tags: Sky, Whole  ✍ Author: Graham Swift

I like the idea of taking off like a bird.

Tags: Idea, Off  ✍ Author: Florence Welch

The pigeon here is a beautiful bird, of a delicate bronze colour, tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple.

Tags: Beautiful, Here  ✍ Author: Gary Wills

When you have seen one ant, one bird, one tree, you have not seen them all.

Tags: Seen, Tree  ✍ Author: E. O. Wilson
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