Dog Quotes

Quotes tagged as "dog" (showing 1-30 of 302)
Mark Twain
“It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.”
Mark Twain

Kelley Armstrong
“Derek caught my arm again as I started to move--at this rate, it was going to be as sore as my injured one.
"Dog," he said, jerking his chin toward the fenced yard. "It was inside earlier."
Expecting to see a Doberman slavering at the fence, I followed his gaze to a little puff of white fur, the kind of dog women stick in their purses. It wasn't even barking, just staring at us, dancing in place.
"Oh, my God! It's a killer Pomeranian." I glanced up at Derek. "It's a tough call, but I think you can take him.”
Kelley Armstrong, The Awakening

Rachel Hawkins
“I heard the man and woman cry a warning as I frantically racked my brain for some sort of throat-repairing spell, which I was clearly about to need. Of course the only words that I actually managed to yell at the werewolf as he ran at me were, 'BAD DOG!'

Then, out of the corner of my eye, I caught a flash of blue light on my left. Suddenly, the werewolf seemed to smack into an invisible wall just inches in front of me....

"You know," someone said off to my left, "I usually find a blocking spell to be a lot more effective than yelling 'Bad dog,' but maybe that's just me.”
Rachel Hawkins, Hex Hall

Ogden Nash
“A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.”
Ogden Nash, The Private Dining-room and Other Verses
tags: dog, door

Lisi Harrison
“Are you a female dog?"
"What?" Massie asked. "Why?"
"Because you are acting like a real bitch!
Lisi Harrison, The Clique

George R.R. Martin
“If you need help bark like a dog." - Gendry.

"That's stupid. If I need help I'll shout help." - Arya”
George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

Diana Wynne Jones
“I am a believer in free will. If my dog chooses to hate the whole human race except myself, it must be free to do so.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Castle in the Air

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?'

'To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.'

'The dog did nothing in the night-time.'

'That was the curious incident,' remarked Sherlock Holmes.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, Silver Blaze

Niall Horan
“If a man whistles at you, don't turn around. You are a lady not a dog.”
Niall Horan

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Deb Caletti
“When what you want is a relationship, and not a person, get a dog.”
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

Tahereh Mafi
“I hear Warner laugh.
I see him smile.
It's the kind of smile that transforms him into someone else entirely, the kind of smile that puts stars in his eyes and a dazzle on his lips and I realize I've never seen him like this before. I've never seen his teeth--so straight, so white, nothing less than perfect. A flawless, flawless exterior for a boy with a black, black heart. It's hard to believe there's blood on the hands of the person I'm staring at. He looks soft and vulnerable--so human. His eyes are squinting from all his grinning and his cheeks are pink form the cold.
He has dimples.
He's easily the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
And I wish I'd never seen it.”
Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me

Eddie Izzard
“But with dogs, we do have "bad dog." Bad dog exists. "Bad dog! Bad dog! Stole a biscuit, bad dog!" The dog is saying, "Who are you to judge me? You human beings who’ve had genocide, war against people of different creeds, colors, religions, and I stole a biscuit?! Is that a crime? People of the world!"
"Well, if you put it that way, I think you’ve got a point. Have another biscuit, sorry.”
Eddie Izzard, Glorious

Nora Roberts
“Everything I know, I learned from dogs.”
Nora Roberts, The Search

Charles Bukowski
“Beasts bounding through time.

Van Gogh writing his brother for paints
Hemingway testing his shotgun
Celine going broke as a doctor of medicine
the impossibility of being human
Villon expelled from Paris for being a thief
Faulkner drunk in the gutters of his town
the impossibility of being human
Burroughs killing his wife with a gun
Mailer stabbing his
the impossibility of being human
Maupassant going mad in a rowboat
Dostoevsky lined up against a wall to be shot
Crane off the back of a boat into the propeller
the impossibility
Sylvia with her head in the oven like a baked potato
Harry Crosby leaping into that Black Sun
Lorca murdered in the road by the Spanish troops
the impossibility
Artaud sitting on a madhouse bench
Chatterton drinking rat poison
Shakespeare a plagiarist
Beethoven with a horn stuck into his head against deafness
the impossibility the impossibility
Nietzsche gone totally mad
the impossibility of being human
all too human
this breathing
in and out
out and in
these punks
these cowards
these champions
these mad dogs of glory

moving this little bit of light toward
us
impossibly”
Charles Bukowski, You Get So Alone at Times That it Just Makes Sense

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

J.R. Ackerley
“A dog has one aim in life... to bestow his heart.”
J.R. Ackerley

Natsuki Takaya
“Shigure Sohma: So anyway I was wondering if you could stop by the house and take a look at Tohru's cut. That is if it isn't a problem.

Hatori Sohma: No problem. I'll stop by the house this evening.

Shigure Sohma: Hmmm What's this Hatori I don't think I ever heard you sound so eager to come over. Could it be you have a secret crush on Tohru
[long silence from the other end of the phone]

Shigure Sohma: [shouts] I knew it You naughty naughty man you

Hatori Sohma: No I was simply too amazed by your stupidity to say anything.”
Natsuki Takaya

Pablo Neruda
“No, my dog used to gaze at me,
paying me the attention I need,
the attention required
to make a vain person like me understand
that, being a dog, he was wasting time,
but, with those eyes so much purer than mine,
he’d keep on gazing at me
with a look that reserved for me alone
all his sweet and shaggy life,
always near me, never troubling me,
and asking nothing.”
Pablo Neruda

Kevin Hearne
“You will respect my authori-tah!' Oberon said, in a passable imitation of Eric Cartman. I reminded him that I needed to concentrate. Sometimes dogs forget; they just get too excited.”
Kevin Hearne, Hounded

George Gordon Byron
“the poor dog, in life the firmest friend, the first to welcome, the foremost to defend.”
George Gordon Byron
tags: dog, quote

J.M. Barrie
“Mrs. Darling loved to have everything just so, and Mr. Darling had a passion for being exactly like his neighbours; so, of course, they had a nurse. As they were poor, owing to the amount of milk the children drank, this nurse was a prim Newfoundland dog, called Nana, who had belonged to no one in particular until the Darlings engaged her. She had always thought children important, however, and the Darlings had become acquainted with her in Kensington Gardens, where she spent most of her spare time peeping into perambulators, and was much hated by careless nursemaids, whom she followed to their homes and complained of to their mistresses. She proved to be quite a treasure of a nurse.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
“Even a dog distinguishes between being stumbled over and being kicked.”
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., The Common Law

Kiran Desai
“A man wasn't equal to an animal, not one particle of him. Human life was stinking corrupt, and meanwhile there were beautiful creatures who lived with delicacy on the earth without doing anyone harm. "We should be dying." the judge almost wept.”
Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss

Derek Landy
“If he can't get to the clock, any idea how we deal with this lot?"
"With great care," Donegan suggested.
"How about we run off shout and they follow?" Said Gracious. "Then, just when they think they've caught us they fall into our trap."
"OK," said Tanith. "And that trap would be?"
"A big hole we'd dug earlier and covered with branches.'
Tanith frowned. "I thought you were meant to be smart."
Gracious frowned back at her. "Who told you that?"
"Gracious is book smart," said Donegan. "He leaves the real world thinking to people like you and me and small dogs that he meets."
"The innocent are often the wisest.”
Derek Landy, Last Stand of Dead Men

Anton Chekhov
“A hungry dog believes in nothing but meat.”
Anton Chekhov, The Cherry Orchard

Patrick Ness
“His absence is so big it's like he's there.”
Patrick Ness, The Knife of Never Letting Go

Holly Black
“A stray dog, I might understand," she said. "But this? You are too softhearted."
No, Mabry," Ravus said. "I am not." He looked in Val's direction. "I think she wants to die."
Maybe you can help her after all," Mabry said. "You're good at helping people die.”
Holly Black, Valiant

Albert Payson Terhune
“Soon or late, every dog's master's memory becomes a graveyard; peopled by wistful little furry ghosts that creep back unbidden, at times, to a semblance of their olden lives.”
Albert Payson Terhune

Meg Rosoff
“I can't even trust my own imaginary dog. How much lower can a person get?”
Meg Rosoff

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