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Quotes About Pets

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Christopher Hitchens
“Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods.”
Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

James Herriot
“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
James Herriot, James Herriot's Cat Stories

Jarod Kintz
“You know what I like most about people? Pets.
”
Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life

Neil Gaiman
“I would like to see anyone, prophet, king or God, convince a thousand cats to do the same thing at the same time.”
Neil Gaiman

Rick Riordan
“I said hello to the poodle.”
Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Jarod Kintz
“My girlfriend bought me a collared shirt for my birthday, mainly so I don’t get too far ahead of her when she takes me for a walk.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Anatole France
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.”
Anatole France

John Grogan
“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.
It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.”
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

Arthur Conan Doyle
“A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

Shel Silverstein
“i made myself a snowball
As perfect as can be.
I thought I'd keep it as a pet,
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas
And a pillow for it's head.
Then last night it ran away,
But first - It wet the bed.”
Shel Silverstein

J.K. Rowling
“I tell you, that dragon's the most horrible animal I've ever met, but the way Hagrid goes on about it, you'd think it was a fluffy little bunny rabbit.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
tags: pets

Dean Koontz
“No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.”
Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

Abraham Lincoln
“I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”
Abraham Lincoln

Orhan Pamuk
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

Jerry Seinfeld
“Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them's making a poop, the other one's carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.”
Jerry Seinfeld
tags: pets

Amy Sedaris
“Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.”
Amy Sedaris, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Jacques Derrida
“Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets.”
Jacques Derrida

Jarod Kintz
“The cat hair floated in the air like a sound vibration, and I plucked it like a guitar string. Sometimes I can be so musical I’m like a living love song.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

Charles Bukowski
“when I am feeling
low
all i have to do is
watch my cats
and my
courage
returns”
Charles Bukowski

Terry Pratchett
“Few religions are definite about the size of Heaven, but on the planet Earth the Book of Revelation (ch. XXI, v.16) gives it as a cube 12,000 furlongs on a side. This is somewhat less than 500,000,000,000,000,000,000 cubic feet. Even allowing that the Heavenly Host and other essential services take up at least two thirds of this space, this leaves about one million cubic feet of space for each human occupant- assuming that every creature that could be called ‘human’ is allowed in, and the the human race eventually totals a thousand times the numbers of humans alive up until now. This is such a generous amount of space that it suggests that room has also been provided for some alien races or - a happy thought - that pets are allowed.”
Terry Pratchett, The Last Hero

Cassandra Clare
“Later, when his father left him, the boy cried over his pet, until eventually his father sent a servant to take the body of the bird away and bury it. The boy never cried again, and he never forgot what he'd learned: that to love is to destroy, and that to be loved is to be the one destroyed.”
Cassandra Clare, City of Bones
tags: loss, pets

Jess C. Scott
“Never mind, said Hachiko each day. Here I wait, for my friend who’s late. I will stay, just to walk beside you for one more day.”
Jess C. Scott, Skins, Animal Stories

Jarod Kintz
“Her love stays with me wherever I go. That’s because I have it on a leash, like a dog, and I take it for walks like I do with my pet wheelchair.”
Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax

Andrew Vachss
“Cats are the lap-dancers of the animal world. Soon as you stop shelling out, they move on, find another lap. They're furry little sociopaths. Pretty and slick -- in love with themselves. When's the last time you saw a seeing-eye cat?”
Andrew Vachss, Safe House
tags: cat, cats, pet, pets

Scott Dikkers
“Your pet is not your friend. It is your hostage.”
Scott Dikkers, You Are Worthless: Depressing Nuggets of Wisdom Sure to Ruin Your Day
tags: pets

Jarod Kintz
“I pet horses and ride cats, because I’m a cowman. I’m too mature to be a cowboy.”
Jarod Kintz, Xazaqazax

Jarod Kintz
“I love apricots. They’re so fuzzy they’re furry. They’re like little pets you can eat legally.”
Jarod Kintz, This is the story my great-grandfather told my father, who then told my grandfather, who then told me about how The Mythical Mr. Boo, Charles Manseur Fizzlebush Grissham III, better known as Mr. Fizzlebush, and Orafoura are all in fact me...

Robert Benchley
“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”
Robert Benchley

Nick Trout
“Over the years I've come to appreciate how animals enter our lives prepared to teach and far from being burdened by an inability to speak they have many different ways to communicate. It is up to us to listen more than hear, to look into more than past.”
Nick Trout, Love Is the Best Medicine: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian about Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles

Jarod Kintz
“I’ll never go hungry, because I’m a pet owner and a meat eater. I used to own broccoli, but taking it for a walk in the park didn’t work out so well. 
”
Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

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