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Quotes About Dogs

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W. Bruce Cameron
“My purpose, my whole life, had been to love him and be with him, to make him happy. I didn’t want to cause any unhappiness now—in that way, I decided it was probably better than he wasn’t here to see this, though I missed him so much at that moment the ache of it was as bad as the strange pains in my belly.”
W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog's Purpose

Jonathan Franzen
“Walter had never liked cats. They'd seemed to him the sociopaths of the pet world, a species domesticated as an evil necessary for the control of rodents and subsequently fetishized the way unhappy countries fetishize their militaries, saluting the uniforms of killers as cat owners stroke their animals' lovely fur and forgive their claws and fangs. He'd never seen anything in a cat's face but simpering incuriosity and self-interest; you only had to tease one with a mouse-toy to see where it's true heart lay...cats were all about using people”
Jonathan Franzen, Freedom

Max DePree
“We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us.”
Max DePree

Daphne du Maurier
“Why did dogs make one want to cry? There was something so quiet and hopeless about their sympathy. Jasper, knowing something was wrong, as dogs always do. Trunks being packed. Cars being brought to the door. Dogs standing with drooping tails, dejected eyes. Wandering back to their baskets in the hall when the sound of the car dies away.”
Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca
tags: dogs

George Carlin
“What do dogs do on their day off?; Can't lie around – that's their job!”
George Carlin

“My little dogs ... heartbeats at my feet.”
― Edith Wharton - One of the first founders of the ASPCA
tags: dogs, love

A.A. Bell
“Once bitten twice shy? Sure, but... why not get a bigger dog and bite them back?”
A.A. Bell, Hindsight

Connie Willis
“You'd help if you could, wouldn't you, boy?" I said. "It's no wonder they call you man's best friend. Faithful and loyal and true, you share in our sorrows and rejoice with us in our triumphs, the truest friend we ever have known, a better friend than we deserve. You have thrown in your lot with us, through thick and thin, on battlefield and hearthrug, refusing to leave your master even when death and destruction lie all around. Ah, noble dog, you are the furry mirror in which we see our better selves reflected, man as he could be, unstained by war or ambition, unspoilt by-”
Connie Willis, To Say Nothing of the Dog

Terry Pratchett
“Dogs are not like cats, who amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw. Men made dogs, they took wolves and gave them human things--unnecessary intelligence, names, a desire to belong, and a twitching inferiority complex. All dogs dream wolf dreams, and know they're dreaming of biting their Maker. Every dog knows, deep in his heart, that he is a Bad Dog...”
Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
tags: cats, dogs

Jarod Kintz
“I don’t understand people who don’t touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason.
”
Jarod Kintz

Merrill Markoe
“I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies.”
Merrill Markoe
tags: dogs

Joan Bauer
“You know where we got stuck? We were looking for faithfull, loving and perfect relationships-males who were always glad to see us."
"So?"
"We already have that!"
"What do you mean?"
"We've got dogs!”
Joan Bauer, Peeled

Jean Ferris
“As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point.”
Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold
tags: dogs

Ambrose Bierce
“DOG: A kind of additional or subsidiary Diety designed to catch the overflow or surplus of the world's worship.”
Ambrose Bierce
tags: dogs

Ernest Thompson Seton
“Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog.”
Ernest Thompson Seton
tags: dogs

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
“Questers of the truth, that’s who dogs are; seekers after the invisible scent of another being’s authentic core.”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Garth Stein
“If you taught me to read and provided for me the same computer system as someone has provided for Stephen Hawking, I, too, would write great books. And yet you don't teach me to read, and you don't give me a computer stick I can push around with my nose to point at the next letter I wish typed. So whose fault is it that I am what I am?”
Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain
tags: dogs

Eva Ibbotson
“To show too much joy in a place such as this would be unseemly but, as he padded toward her, his tail was extended in a manner which would make wagging possible should all go as expected.”
Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs
tags: dogs

“A strongly accentuated zoophilism, such as an inordinate love of horses or dogs, throws the emotional nature out of balance; and those who are possessed by it are not likely to care very much for people.”
W.E. Woodward, Meet General Grant
tags: dogs, pets

Bono
“The strangest thing has happened. I really missed my dog. That's never happened to me before. You know, on a long tour you do hear people saying they miss their pets. I never have. But last night I started really missing my dog.
It's very odd, 'cause I don't have a dog.”
Bono

Lydia Millet
“The rooms of his apartment were full with the dog home again, convalescing. He was satisfied to know, even when she was out of sight, that somewhere in the apartment she was sleeping or eating or sitting watchfully. It was family, he guessed, more or less. Did most people want a house of living things at night, to know that in the dark around them other warm bodies slept?

Such a house could even be the whole world.”
Lydia Millet, How the Dead Dream

Chelsea Handler
“I don't appreciate people who celebrate their dog's birthdays with "dog parties," and then invite their friends who don't even have dogs. I understand why people like dogs, and I think they definitely bring more to the table than cats or those godforsaken ferrets, but I don't think it's healthy for people to treat their dogs like they are real people.”
Chelsea Handler, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea

“Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs.”
Martha Scott
tags: dogs

David Sedaris
“Scream at the mangled leather carcass lying at the foot of the stairs, and my parents would roar with laughter. "That's what you get for leaving your wallet on the kitchen table.”
David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day
tags: dogs, humor

Alison Larkin
“Who are these people sharing the street with me? What is going on in their worlds, inside their heads? Are they in love? If so, is it the kind that Mum and Dad have? Based on having things in common, like raspberry picking and a love of dogs, and Shakespeare, and long country walks? Or is it the knock-you-out, eat-you-up, set-you-on-fire kind of love that I have longed for-and avoided-all my life?”
Alison Larkin, The English American

Ann M. Martin
“I want her back" I said "I want HIM back"~Charlie”
Ann M. Martin, Everything for a Dog

Jodi Picoult
“Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans: once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Jarod Kintz
“My name is Two Dogs Wink While Chewing. It’s not an Indian name, nor one that reflects my cat-loving nature. 
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title
tags: cats, dogs

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