Parrot Quotes

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Mark Twain
“She was not quite what you would call refined.
She was not quite what you would call unrefined.
She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.”
Mark Twain

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It goes without saying that even those of us who are going to hell will get eternal life—if that territory really exists outside religious books and the minds of believers, that is. Having said that, given the choice, instead of being grilled until hell freezes over, the average sane human being would, needless to say, rather spend forever idling in an extremely fertile garden, next to a lamb or a chicken or a parrot, which they do not secretly want to eat, and a lion or a tiger or a crocodile, which does not secretly want to eat them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Francine Prose
“Reader, I married him.

It turned out the sounds I heard coming from the attic weren't the screams of Mr Rochester's mad wife Bertha. It wasn't the wife who burned to death in the fire that destroyed Thornfield Hall and blinded my future husband when he tried to save her.
After we'd first got engaged, he'd had to admit that he was already married, and we'd broken off our engagement. He'd asked me to run away with him anyway. Naturally, I'd refused.
But later, after we were properly married, he insisted that it hadn't happened that way. It turned out there had been no wife. It turned out that it had been a parrot, screaming in the attic. The parrot had belonged to his wife. She had got it in the islands, where she had also contracted the tropical fever that killed her. She'd died long before I came to work for him as a governess. That was never Bertha, in the attic.”
Francine Prose, The Mirror: A Short Story from the collection, Reader, I Married Him

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Man is a parrot in the House of History; he listens and then he repeats the same crap over and over!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
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“If you want to be loved, do what others want. If you want to live, do what you want. The choice is yours.”

R.L. Stine
“mammals," he mutters. "can't live with them, can't live without them.”
R.L. Stine, Escape from the Carnival of Horrors
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Enid Blyton
“I don't mind taking orders from them as has the right to give them," she said, "but take orders from that ridiculous bird I will not.”
Enid Blyton, The Sea of Adventure