Quotes About Pigs

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Andy Rooney
“Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, "Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?", here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!”
Andy Rooney

Winston S. Churchill
“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
Winston S. Churchill

George Bernard Shaw
“Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.”
George Bernard Shaw

Criss Jami
“I will never deny that life isn't fair. It seems as though when a woman leaves a man she is strong and independent, but when a man leaves a woman he is a pig and a jerk.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Tamora Pierce
“If I say you're a goatherd's son, you say, 'Yes, Lord Ralon.'"
Alanna gasped with fury. "I'd as soon kiss a pig! Is that what you've been doing-kissing pigs? Or being kissed?”
Tamora Pierce, Alanna: The First Adventure

George Orwell
“Surely, comrades, you don't want Jones back?”
George Orwell, Animal Farm

Melanie Joy
“It's just the way things are. Take a moment to consider this statement. Really think about it. We send one species to the butcher and give our love and kindness to another apparently for no reason other than because it's the way things are. When our attitudes and behaviors towards animals are so inconsistent, and this inconsistency is so unexamined, we can safely say we have been fed absurdities. It is absurd that we eat pigs and love dogs and don't even know why. Many of us spend long minutes in the aisle of the drugstore mulling over what toothpaste to buy. Yet most of don't spend any time at all thinking about what species of animal we eat and why. Our choices as consumers drive an industry that kills ten billion animals per year in the United States alone. If we choose to support this industry and the best reason we can come up with is because it's the way things are, clearly something is amiss. What could cause an entire society of people to check their thinking caps at the door--and to not even realize they're doing so? Though this question is quite complex, the answer is quite simple: carnism.”
Melanie Joy, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism: The Belief System That Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others

Neil Gaiman
“This little piggy went to Hades
This little piggy stayed home
This little piggy ate raw and steaming human flesh
This little piggy violated virgins
And this little piggy clambered over a heap of dead bodies to get to the top”
Neil Gaiman

Sy Montgomery
“I never met a pig I didn't like. All pigs are intelligent, emotional, and sensitive souls. They all love company. They all crave contact and comfort. Pigs have a delightful sense of mischief; most of them seem to enjoy a good joke and appreciate music. And that is something you would certainly never suspect from your relationship with a pork chop.”
Sy Montgomery, The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood

Barbara Kingsolver
“He lifts her breasts, which fit perfectly into his hands, though he knows this is no promise that he gets to keep them. A million things you can't have will fit in a human hand.”
Barbara Kingsolver

Norma Fox Mazer
“All the inane, meaningless noises people make that pass for intelligent conversation. They might as well be pigs grunting in the pen. (92)”
Norma Fox Mazer

Jonah Goldberg
“Tom Friedman says China is so awesome they make kosher pigs.”
Jonah Goldberg

“Men, and pigs, are hard on women who sacrifice their virtue, especially for love." Mattis Tannhouser”
Tim Willocks, The Religion

“Not at all tricky.  We do this sort of stuff every day before breakfast.  Then I fly to work on my winged pig, Swilma.”
David R. Chase

“Between 6 and 8 percent of pigs die before they are trucked from the factory farm to slaughter. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, about 123 million pigs were slaughtered in 2006. That means 7 to 10 million died on their own before we could kill them.”
Steven M. Wise, An American Trilogy: Death, Slavery, and Dominion on the Banks of the Cape Fear River
tags: pigs

Mango Wodzak
“While most people love certain species to pieces (e.g. cats and dogs), others are more loved in pieces (e.g. cows and pigs)”
Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook

Suzy  Davies
“They must be looking everywhere for you," said Tawny, stretching out her wings to their full span - which was very far indeed!
It seemed to Luna that Tawny was saying that Maria was looking for her across the whole wide world.
"Luna The Moon Pig, The Pig Who Hid”
Suzy Davies

“It's a pretty blokey magazine [Bacon Busters, 'Australia's only magazine dedicated to pig hunting'], but they have women in it too. There's a 'Boars and Babes' section: women in bikinis sitting on big old pigs.”
Andrew Symonds

Herodotus
“Swine are held by the Egyptians to be unclean beasts. In the first place, if an Egyptian touches a hog in passing, he goes to the river and dips himself in it, clothed as he is; and in the second place, swineherds, though native born Egyptians, are alone of all men forbidden to enter any Egyptian temple; nor will any give a swineherd his daughter in marriage, nor take a wife from their women; but swineherds intermarry among themselves. [2] Nor do the Egyptians think it right to sacrifice swine to any god except the Moon and Dionysus; to these, they sacrifice their swine at the same time, in the same season of full moon; then they eat the meat. The Egyptians have an explanation of why they sacrifice swine at this festival, yet abominate them at others; I know it, but it is not fitting that I relate it. [3] But this is how they sacrifice swine to the Moon: the sacrificer lays the end of the tail and the spleen and the caul together and covers them up with all the fat that he finds around the belly, then consigns it all to the fire; as for the rest of the flesh, they eat it at the time of full moon when they sacrifice the victim; but they will not taste it on any other day. Poor men, with but slender means, mold swine out of dough, which they then take and sacrifice. (2:47)”
Herodotus, The Histories
tags: pigs, swine

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
“Farmers today keep themselves in ignorance of the needs and true nature of pigs precisely because to know would put their conscience in a terrible bind. Wilful ignorance of this kind is no better than complicity.”
Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals

G.K. Chesterton
“The paradise of my fancy is one where pigs have wings”
G.K. Chesterton, Fancies Versus Fads
tags: pigs

David Henry Wilson
“I'm going to set up a Commission of Inquiry," said the Sow.
"What's that?" asked Lorina.
"It's a way of putting things off, said the Sow, "in the hope that the problem will go away.”
David Henry Wilson, The Castle of Inside Out

Lisa Kleypas
“Poppy took a deep, appreciative breath. “How bracing,” she said. “I wonder what makes the country air smell so different?”
“It could be the pig farm we just passed,” Leo muttered.
Beatrix, who had been reading from a pamphlet describing the south of England, said cheerfully, “Hampshire is known for its exceptional pigs. They’re fed on acorns and beechnut mast from the forest, and it makes the bacon quite lovely. And there’s an annual sausage competition!”
He gave her a sour look. “Splendid. I certainly hope we haven’t missed it.”
Win, who had been reading from a thick tome about Hampshire and its environs, volunteered, “The history of Ramsay House is impressive.”
“Our house is in a history book?” Beatrix asked in delight.
“It’s only a small paragraph,” Win said from behind the book, “but yes, Ramsay House is mentioned. Of course, it’s nothing compared to our neighbor, the Earl of Westcliff, whose estate features one of the finest country homes in England. It dwarfs ours by comparison. And the earl’s family has been in residence for nearly five hundred years.”
“He must be awfully old, then,” Poppy commented, straight-faced.
Beatrix snickered. “Go on, Win.”
“‘Ramsay House,’” Win read aloud, “‘stands in a small park populated with stately oaks and beeches, coverts of bracken, and surrounds of deer-cropped turf. Originally an Elizabethan manor house completed in 1594, the building boasts of many long galleries representative of the period. Alterations and additions to the house have resulted in the grafting of a Jacobean ballroom and a Georgian wing.’”
“We have a ballroom!” Poppy exclaimed.
“We have deer!” Beatrix said gleefully.
Leo settled deeper into his corner. “God, I hope we have a privy.”
Lisa Kleypas, Mine Till Midnight

Deyth Banger
“Pigs after pigs, walking in group going on the way for the barracks, to be the first meal of the wolfs.
(Salem's Lot)”
Deyth Banger

Diana Wynne Jones
“Then the geese replaced themselves with six pigs and vanished.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Dark Lord of Derkholm

Diana Wynne Jones
“Really, Wizard Derk, this place is like a pigsty!" she said.
Derk settled more comfortably among the pigs. "It is a pigsty," he said.”
Diana Wynne Jones, Dark Lord of Derkholm

“God creates monsters. Women encourage them."
"That sounds like a tract by Nancy O'Brien. Although I agree. Men are pigs."
"Natalie, darling, sometimes so are women.”
Joyce Haber, The Users

Suzy  Davies
“They must be looking everywhere for you," said Tawny, stretching out her wings to their full span - which was very far indeed!
It seemed to Luna that maybe Tawny was looking for her across the whole wide world!
- Luna The Moon Pig, The Pig Who Hid”
Suzy Davies

Suzy  Davies
“They must be looking everywhere for you," said Tawny, stretching out her wings to their full span - which was very far indeed!
It seemed to Luna that maybe Tawny was looking for her across the whole wide world!
- "Luna The Moon Pig, The Pig Who Hid”
Suzy Davies

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