Quotes and Sayings about Animals



"I am in the process of starting a nonprofit organization that gives rescued animals a home in a simulated wild environment and, for those who have been tested on, who are disabled, aggressive, etc., their own space to live out their days."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Home, Animals, Environment, Space)

"In my movies, there has been little to do in the way of animal rights. I have never worked in a movie with animals. No horse-riding, no trained dogs, lions, bears. A few actors, but what could I do? We had to have them."
- Casey Affleck
(Related: Movies, Actors, Animals, Dogs, Rights)

"Turns out, I couldn't catch them - or even get close to them. I realized that sharks are amazing, beautiful animals who have absolutely no interest in checking me out."
- Malin Akerman
(Related: Animals, Interest)

"I love very much to draw animals."
- Josef Albers
(Related: Love, Animals)

"The holidays are also a time when people freak out about their finances. If you don't want to spend the money, why not try some of the other options instead of killing a bunch of animals?"
- Christina Applegate
(Related: Time, Money, People, Animals, Holidays, Killing, Options, Want)

"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."
- Aristotle
(Related: Animals, Justice, Law, Man)

"PETA has a proven track record of success. Each victory PETA wins for the animals is a stepping stone upon which we build a more compassionate world for all beings - and we will never give up our fight until all animals are treated with respect and kindness."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Success, Victory, Animals, Fight, Kindness, Respect, Will, World)

"Making lasting gifts for animals in our estate plans is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to ensure animals have the strongest possible voice for their protection."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Animals, Gifts, Protection, Voice)

"Keep fighting for animals by making compassionate, cruelty-free choices every day and encouraging those around you to do the same."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Encouraging, Animals, Choices, Cruelty, Day, Fighting)

"People are not going to care about animal conservation unless they think that animals are worthwhile."
- David Attenborough
(Related: People, Animals, Care, Conservation)

"The only way to save a rhinoceros is to save the environment in which it lives, because there's a mutual dependency between it and millions of other species of both animals and plants."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Animals, Environment, Plants)

"I like animals. I like natural history. The travel bit is not the important bit. The travel bit is what you have to do in order to go and look at animals."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Travel, History, Animals, Order)

"The countenances of children, like those of animals, are masks, not faces, for they have not yet developed a significant profile of their own."
- W. H. Auden
(Related: Animals, Children, Faces)

"The proportion between the velocity with which men or animals move, and the weights they carry, is a matter of considerable importance, particularly in military affairs."
- Charles Babbage
(Related: Men, Animals, Importance, Military)

"Often extinctions in the ocean occur at the same time as those on land. Then again, the ice age extinctions lost many big animals, but not many sea faring ones."
- Robert T. Bakker
(Related: Age, Time, Animals, Land, Ocean, Sea)

"Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Nature, Society, Animals, Dumb, Fools)

"If you call a cat, he may not come. Which doesn't happen with dogs. They're different types of animals. Cats are very sexy I think too in the way they move."
- Antonio Banderas
(Related: Animals, Cats, Dogs, May)

"I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals."
- Brigitte Bardot
(Related: Beauty, Experience, Wisdom, Men, Animals, Youth)

"I'm a vegetarian - I think there's a strong possibility, had I not become a vegetarian, I would not be working now. I became a vegetarian about 25 years ago, and I did it out of concern for animals. But I immediately began having more energy and feeling better."
- Bob Barker
(Related: Possibility, Animals, Concern, Energy, Feeling, Now, Years)

"Always wanted to be an actress or work with animals and now I get to do both."
- Julia Barr
(Related: Work, Animals, Now)

"They took their meals together; and it was remarked on such occasions, when the friendship of animals is put to a hard test, that they never quarrelled or disputed the possession of a favourite fruit with each other."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Friendship, Animals, Possession)

"Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Time, Accident, Animals)

"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at all seasons, madam: that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals."
- Pierre Beaumarchais
(Related: Love, Animals, Drinking, Seasons)

"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love at any time, madam, is all that distinguishes us from the other animals."
- Pierre De Beaumarchais
(Related: Love, Time, Animals, Drinking)

"I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Animals, Cats, Dogs, Example, Taste)

"I have always been an animal lover. I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with - dogs and cats, for example - from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat. I always loved my Brussels sprouts."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Time, Animals, Cats, Dogs, Example, Taste)

"Mercy to animals means mercy to mankind."
- Henry Bergh
(Related: Animals, Mankind, Mercy)

"I had rather be an oyster than a man, the most stupid and senseless of animals."
- George Berkeley
(Related: Animals, Man)

"Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of putting dead animals into the mouth."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Purpose, Animals)

"I accredit animals for keeping me going when times were bad."
- Kelly Bishop
(Related: Animals)

"I'll never stop eating animals, I'm sure, but I do think that for the benefit of everyone, the time has come to stop raising them industrially and stop eating them thoughtlessly."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Time, Animals, Eating)

"People always joke that "dog" spells "god" backwards. They should consider that it might be the higher power coming down to see just how well they do, what kind of people they are. The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Power, People, Animals, Right)

"The animals are right here, right in front of us. And how we treat these companions is a test."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Animals, Right)

"I was so sad from losing two of my dogs and my mother. I had this vision of all these animals sitting behind bars. They had no control and were scared. That's why I got into fostering and adopting animals out."
- Linda Blair
(Related: Mother, Control, Vision, Animals, Dogs, Losing)

"First there was the theatre of people and animals, then of people and the devil. Now we need the theatre of people and people."
- Edward Bond
(Related: People, Animals, Devil, First, Now, Theatre)

"I'm lucky because I have a job I love. I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed, seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies. I have a couple cats. I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on the road so I wont see him for a while. I feel bad."
- Michelle Branch
(Related: Home, Love, Animals, Bed, Being, Cats, Job, Now, Road)

"I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open-air life, with plants and animals."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Life, Animals, Open, Plants)

"When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Dad, Animals, Bed, Running)

"I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian because I hate plants."
- A. Whitney Brown
(Related: Love, Animals, Hate, Plants)

"I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment."
- Pat Buckley
(Related: God, Nature, Animals, Birds, Environment)

"I have agreed to lend my voice to Nature's Guard, an animated series which hopefully will go into production in the near future. The characters are all animals. My voice will be for a character named Longtail."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Nature, Character, Animals, Future, Production, Voice, Will)

"I don't wear fur and I understand their cause. I am the biggest animal lover in the world. I have four dogs and two horses, and I have rescued animals all my life."
- Gisele Bundchen
(Related: Life, Animals, Cause, Dogs, Horses, World)

"All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Business, Life, Animals, Man)

"I like animals because they are not consciously cruel and don't betray each other."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Animals)

"I blame it on Walt Disney, where animals are given human qualities. People don't understand that a wild animal is not something that is nice to pat. It can seriously harm you."
- James Cameron
(Related: People, Animals, Blame, Disney, Harm)

"Only the most acute and active animals are capable of boredom. - A theme for a great poet would be God's boredom on the seventh day of creation."
- Lewis Cass
(Related: God, Animals, Boredom, Creation, Day)

"I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party. I had the lab coat. I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them."
- Tracy Chapman
(Related: Animals, Party)

"Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Men, Animals, Body, Faces, First, Man, Mind)

"Our expression and our words never coincide, which is why the animals don't understand us."
- Malcolm De Chazal
(Related: Animals, Expression, Words)

"Men feel that cruelty to the poor is a kind of cruelty to animals. They never feel that it is an injustice to equals; nay it is treachery to comrades."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Men, Animals, Cruelty, Injustice, Poor, Treachery)

"Man is an exception, whatever else he is. If he is not the image of God, then he is a disease of the dust. If it is not true that a divine being fell, then we can only say that one of the animals went entirely off its head."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: God, Animals, Being, Disease, Man)

"If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?"
- John Cleese
(Related: God, Animals)

"Those who actually hate animals to the point of being cruel to them are outcasts to the rest of us, no matter where in the world they live."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Animals, Being, Hate, Outcasts, Rest, World)

"Respect and affection for animals, particularly those who share our homes, recognize no geographic borders."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Affection, Animals, Respect)

"As I listened, it occurred to me that interest in and affection for the animals that share the planet with us may be a more unifying force than any other."
- Nick Clooney
(Related: Affection, Animals, Force, Interest, May)

"The most important of all rights is the right to life, and I cannot foresee a day when domesticated animals will be granted that right in law."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Life, Animals, Day, Rights, Law, Will)

"Strictly speaking, my interest is not in legal rights for animals but in a change of heart towards animals."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Change, Legal, Heart, Animals, Rights, Interest)

"If it is indeed impossible - or at least very difficult - to inhabit the consciousness of an animal, then in writing about animals there is a temptation to project upon them feelings and thoughts that may belong only to our own human mind and heart."
- J. M. Coetzee
(Related: Feelings, Heart, Thoughts, Animals, Consciousness, May, Mind, Project, Temptation, Writing)

"They are the most fascinating, intelligent, resourceful, adaptable animals I have ever seen. Grizzlies are a real symbol of true wildness."
- Jim Cole
(Related: Animals, Symbol)

"Brute animals have the vowel sounds; man only can utter consonants."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
(Related: Animals, Man)

"Without civilization, we would not turn into animals, but vegetables."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Civilization, Animals)

"You look at a herd of cattle and well, they all look the same... but they know. They all have an individual personality, and those personalities change from day to day. They can have their grumpy days and their happy days and their serene days. But it's unpredictable. You can't be off in outer space when you're dealing with animals."
- Chris Cooper
(Related: Change, Animals, Day, Personality, Space)

"We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Civilization, Animals, Hunting, Sea)

"Man, of all the animals, is probably the only one to regard himself as a great delicacy."
- Jacques Yves Cousteau
(Related: Animals, Man)

"We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice."
- Stephen Covey
(Related: Power, Animals, Choice, Past)

"I have had strange animals as pets all my life. I was shy growing up, and shy people tend to interact better with animals than people. Animals are direct, not duplicitous."
- Yvonne Craig
(Related: Life, People, Animals, Growing up, Pets)

"The attitude we have towards our personal pets as opposed to the animals that suffer under the factory farm is hypocritical and delusional."
- James Cromwell
(Related: Attitude, Animals, Pets)

"But if you really want to learn about life, get a cat. The way I think people should relate to animals is with a cat. Because the world is his."
- James Cromwell
(Related: Life, People, Animals, Want, World)

"The things that are really important to me are my man, my animals and my books. I don't need anything else."
- Mary Crosby
(Related: Animals, Books, Man)

"Chinese civilisation is so systematic that wild animals have been abolished on principle."
- Aleister Crowley
(Related: Animals)

"Hence the same instant which killed the animals froze the country where they lived. This event was sudden, instantaneous, without any gradual development."
- George Cuvier
(Related: Development, Animals, Country)

"Moreover, it thus follows that not a great deal of time was needed for the large animals of the three major parts of the world to become known to the people who spent time on the coasts of those regions."
- George Cuvier
(Related: Time, People, Animals, World)

"Secondly, the nature of the revolutions which have altered the surface of the earth must have had a more decisive effect on the terrestrial quadrupeds than on the marine animals."
- George Cuvier
(Related: Nature, Animals, Earth, Effect)

"My object will be, first, to show by what connections the history of the fossil bones of land animals is linked to the theory of the earth and why they have a particular importance in this respect."
- George Cuvier
(Related: History, Animals, Earth, First, Importance, Land, Respect, Theory, Will)

"I always felt people should live with animals."
- Dick Dale
(Related: People, Animals)

"Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal."
- Charles Darwin
(Related: Animals)

"I love animals and I love to see movies with animals that are done respectfully, you know?"
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Love, Movies, Animals)

"It wasn't a problem for me drawing humans although I had originally come to the studio with the idea that what I had to offer them was my knowledge in the drawing of animals."
- Marc Davis
(Related: Idea, Knowledge, Animals)

"Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me."
- James Dean
(Related: Character, Actor, Animals, Cows, Help)

"Never work with kids or animals."
- Cat Deeley
(Related: Work, Animals, Kids)

"You can tell all you need to about a society from how it treats animals and beaches."
- Frank Deford
(Related: Society, Animals)

"I like all these little animals that run and eat and hide all the time. I like their faces, They seem to be scared and curious at the same time."
- Catherine Deneuve
(Related: Time, Animals, Faces)

"As long as man eats animals how can cruelty to animals be removed."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Animals, Cruelty, Man)

"I do not want to go into its physical reasons: the construction of the human body is different from that of carnivorous animals. But man's intelligence is such that it can be utilised to defend any-thing he does, whether right or wrong."
- Morarji Desai
(Related: Intelligence, Animals, Body, Man, Right, Want, Wrong)

"Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Science, Animals, Result, Worth, Years)

"Although native Africans domesticated some plants in the Sahel and in Ethiopia and in tropical West Africa, they acquired valuable domestic animals only later, from the north."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Animals, Plants)

"Native Americans had only stone and wooden weapons and no animals that could be ridden. Those military advantages repeatedly enabled troops of a few dozen mounted Spaniards to defeat Indian armies numbering in the thousands."
- Jared Diamond
(Related: Americans, Animals, Defeat, Military, Native Americans, Troops, Weapons)

"Man is the most intelligent of the animals - and the most silly."
- Diogenes
(Related: Animals, Man, Silly)

"Animation is different from other parts. Its language is the language of caricature. Our most difficult job was to develop the cartoon's unnatural but seemingly natural anatomy for humans and animals."
- Walt Disney
(Related: Animals, Animation, Job, Language)

"Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: People, Idea, Successful, Animals, Cats, Class, Cows, Old, Want)

"While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered animals, how can we expect any ideal living conditions on this earth?"
- Isadora Duncan
(Related: Animals, Earth, Living)

"The difference between humans and wild animals is that humans pray before they commit murder."
- Friedrich Durrenmatt
(Related: Animals, Difference, Murder)

"Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us."
- Loren Eiseley
(Related: Animals)

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms."
- George Eliot
(Related: Animals, Friends, Questions)

"Animals mean everything to me. We have to be their voice and protectors."
- Shannon Elizabeth
(Related: Animals, Voice)

"I looked about me once again, and suddenly the dancing horses without number changed into animals of every kind and into all the fowls that are, and these fled back to the four quarters of the world from whence the horses came, and vanished."
- Black Elk
(Related: Animals, Dancing, Horses, World)

"I guess growing up I realized that there is really this huge epidemic in a city like Los Angeles, and many other cities, where they put down thousands upon thousands of animals every day."
- Will Estes
(Related: Animals, Cities, Day, Growing up)

"When I see professional clowns, mimes, or people who makes ballon animals, I think of their relatives and how disappointed they must be."
- Jimmy Fallon
(Related: People, Animals, Clowns, Mimes, Relatives)

"Anyone who hates children and animals can't be all bad."
- W. C. Fields
(Related: Animals, Children)

"One thing I think kids need to do is more chores, and take care of their own rooms. Responsibilities are really important to start them with. If they have animals, they have to feed them and care for them. That's the only way I think I could do it."
- Faith Ford
(Related: Animals, Care, Kids)

"The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow."
- Dian Fossey
(Related: People, Animals, Man, Today, Tomorrow)

"I don't think we're going to save anything if we go around talking about saving plants and animals only; we've got to translate that into what's in it for us."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Animals, Plants, Talking)

"Most of what you see now emphasizes animals being dangerous to humans."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Animals, Being, Now)

"When it comes to wilderness animals we have to make an effort to preserve what areas we can that they can be themselves in. Its come to a point though, clearly, where some species have to be cared for by humans if they are not going to disappear altogether."
- Matthew Fox
(Related: Animals, Effort, Wilderness)

"Zoos are becoming facsimiles - or perhaps caricatures - of how animals once were in their natural habitat. If the right policies toward nature were pursued, we would need no zoos at all."
- Michael J. Fox
(Related: Nature, Animals, Right)

"We do not need to eat animals, wear animals, or use animals for entertainment purposes, and our only defense of these uses is our pleasure, amusement, and convenience."
- Gary L. Francione
(Related: Amusement, Animals, Defense, Entertainment, Pleasure)

"Because animals are property, we consider as "humane treatment" that we would regard as torture if it were inflicted on humans."
- Gary L. Francione
(Related: Animals, Property)

"How much will you give for the lives of your childrens children, which is yourself? How much are people willing to give up for air, earth, water, animals, and the coming generations? I think the answer to that is pretty clear."
- Lynette Fromme
(Related: People, Animals, Children, Earth, Generations, Pretty, Water, Will)

"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself."
- James Anthony Froude
(Related: Death, Animals, Man)

"It's been argued that of all the animals humans have domesticated, the horse is the most important to our history. For thousands of years, horses were our most reliable mode of transportation."
- Elton Gallegly
(Related: History, Animals, Horses, Years)

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
- Mohandas Gandhi
(Related: Greatness, Animals, Nation)

"Lions, wolves, and vultures don't live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together."
- John Gay
(Related: Animals, Man)

"The human young must learn to perceive these affordances, in some degree at least, but the young of some animals do not have time to learn the ones that are crucial for survival."
- James J. Gibson
(Related: Time, Survival, Animals)

"Biology will relate every human gene to the genes of other animals and bacteria, to this great chain of being."
- Walter Gilbert
(Related: Animals, Being, Will)

"Slowly, but with no doubt or hesitation whatever, and in something of a solemn expectancy, the two animals passed through the broken tumultuous water and moored their boat at the flowery margin of the island."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Animals, Doubt, Hesitation, Water)

"Animals arrived, liked the look of the place, took up their quarters, settled down, spread, and flourished. They didn't bother themselves about the past - they never do; they're too busy."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Animals, Past)

"Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner, in single file, instead of sprawling all across the road and being of no use or support to each other in case of sudden trouble or danger."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Animals, Being, Company, Danger, Road, Support, Trouble)

"Independence is all very well, but we animals never allow our friends to make fools of themselves beyond a certain limit; and that limit you've reached."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Animals, Fools, Friends, Independence)

"Research has shown that a barren environment is much more damaging to baby animals than it is to adult animals. It does not hurt the adult animals the same way it damages babies."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Animals, Babies, Baby, Environment, Hurt, Research)

"As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment."
- Temple Grandin
(Related: Animals, Children, Environment, May)

"Many years ago it was taught that plants and animals were composed of different materials: plants, of a chemical substance of three elements,- carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen; animals of one of four elements, nitrogen being added to the other three."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Animals, Being, Plants, Years)

"It was always understood that plants and animals, though completely contrasted in their higher representatives, approached each other very closely in their lower and simpler forms. But they were believed not to blend."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Animals, Plants)

"The best opinion now is, that there are multitudinous forms which are not sufficiently differentiated to be distinctively either plant or animal, while, as respects ordinary plants and animals, the difficulty of laying down a definition has become far greater than ever before."
- Asa Gray
(Related: Animals, Difficulty, Now, Opinion, Plants)

"Animals... don't have a sense of time. You just have to do things over and over with animals until they happen to do it right because they don't really know what you want."
- Bruce Greenwood
(Related: Time, Animals, Right, Sense, Want)

"The ways in which people treat animals will be reflected in how people relate to one another."
- William Greider
(Related: People, Animals, Will)

"Animal-rights advocates remind us of this admonition: The ways in which people treat animals will be reflected in how people relate to one another."
- William Greider
(Related: People, Animals, Will)

"Part of my plan was not only to introduce all useful animals that I possibly could into this part of Australia, but also the most valuable plants of every description."
- George Grey
(Related: Animals, Plants)

"Without a notion of the transcendental, human beings would, indeed, be animals; however, only fools can be convinced of it, and only degenerates need such a conviction."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Animals, Conviction, Fools)

"Traditional academic science describes human beings as highly developed animals and biological thinking machines. We appear to be Newtonian objects made of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and organs."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Science, Animals, Atoms, Machines, Thinking)

"I love animals, always have, and it seemed natural to help the ASPCA. Animals have no voice of their own, so we have to be that voice."
- Laurell K. Hamilton
(Related: Love, Animals, Help, Voice)

"There is something basic about protecting land by taking it off the market. People should be able to enjoy where they live while at the same time protect the plants and animals around them."
- Tom Hanks
(Related: Time, People, Animals, Land, Plants)

"Zoo animals are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild."
- Jack Hanna
(Related: Animals)

"The most important thing is to preserve the world we live in. Unless people understand and learn about our world, habitats, and animals, they won't understand that if we don't protect those habitats, we'll eventually destroy ourselves."
- Jack Hanna
(Related: People, Animals, World)

"Wild animals are just as confused as people are now. You've got toxins in the water, oil, sewage, all sorts of things."
- Jack Hannah
(Related: People, Animals, Now, Oil, Water)

"The only thing that separates us from the animals is our ability to accessorize."
- Robert Harling
(Related: Ability, Animals)

"Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available, they will frequently wallow in their own urine, giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals."
- Marvin Harris
(Related: Animals, Giving, Nothing, Will)

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."
- Paul Harvey
(Related: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

"Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote."
- Will Harvey
(Related: Government, Animals, Suffering, Vote)

"I have yet to see one completely unspoiled star, except for the animals - like Lassie."
- Edith Head
(Related: Animals)

"I've always had a fascination for animals. I loved watching them, and even then I thought of them as beings rather than pets. I call it a birth affect!"
- Tippi Hedren
(Related: Thought, Animals, Pets)

"Animals are in possession of themselves; their soul is in possession of their body. But they have no right to their life, because they do not will it."
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
(Related: Life, Soul, Animals, Body, Possession, Right, Will)

"Whether animals admit it or not, they and I communicate."
- Carolyn Heilbrun
(Related: Animals)

"The information that is passed from person to person and from generation to generation is the primary factor that gives humans a competitive advantage over other animals."
- Keith Henson
(Related: Animals, Information)

"I could do terrible things to people who dump unwanted animals by the roadside."
- James Herriot
(Related: People, Animals)

"I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are, how dependent on us, trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs."
- James Herriot
(Related: People, Hope, Animals, Care, Needs, Will)

"If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."
- James Herriot
(Related: Love, Gratitude, Soul, Animals, Being, Loyalty)

"I wish people would realize that animals are totally dependent on us, helpless, like children, a trust that is put upon us."
- James Herriot
(Related: Trust, People, Animals, Children)

"I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection. I felt that I was able to transform men into animals. I did not make use of this capability, because I believed I could not justify an intervention of this kind in the life of another person."
- Wolfgang Hildesheimer
(Related: Life, Men, Animals, Magic, Perfection, State)

"Yes, I've kissed a lot of guys. I like to kiss, but that's it. I don't go home with anyone. I sleep with my animals, like my baby monkey, Brigitte Bardot."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Home, Kiss, Animals, Baby, Sleep)

"When I was younger, my family would go camping and fishing on our ranches. My dad loves being around all kinds of animals. He's the one who got me to be a really big animal lover."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Dad, Family, Animals, Being, Camping, Fishing)

"It's been my dream to have four babies by 30. I look after animals, so I'd have a lot to give my kids."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Dream, Animals, Babies, Kids)

"First I wanted to be a veterinarian. And then I realized you had to give them shots to put them to sleep, so I decided I'd just buy a bunch of animals and have them in my house instead."
- Paris Hilton
(Related: Animals, First, Sleep)

"Animals are stylized characters in a kind of old saga - stylized because even the most acute of them have little leeway as they play out their parts."
- Edward Hoagland
(Related: Animals, Old, Play)

"Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't."
- Russell Hoban
(Related: Animals, Earth, Nothing, Silly)

"Lots of people talk to animals... Not very many listen, though... That's the problem."
- Benjamin Hoff
(Related: People, Animals, Talk)

"Animals often strike us as passionate machines."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Animals, Machines)

"I saw a bank of white light, and then I saw all my beloved animals. For a moment I stepped out of my body."
- Roy Horn
(Related: Animals, Body, Light)

"In the southern half of the country perhaps no crop has larger possibilities for quick increase of production of food for both men and animals than the sweet potato."
- David F. Houston
(Related: Food, Men, Animals, Country, Possibilities, Production, Quick)

"Animals of all classes, old and young, shrink with instinctive fear from any strange object approaching them."
- William Henry Hudson
(Related: Fear, Animals, Old)

"Most animals are built to withstand one bad year."
- John Hunter
(Related: Animals)

"The Indians could not undertake any widespread cultivation of the plains not only because they lacked iron tools but also because they had no draft animals."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Animals, Draft, Tools)

"Nevertheless most of the evergreen forests of the north must always remain the home of wild animals and trappers, a backward region in which it is easy for a great fur company to maintain a practical monopoly."
- Ellsworth Huntington
(Related: Home, Animals, Company)

"If all consciousness is subject to essential laws in a manner similar to that in which spatial reality is subject to mathematical laws, then these essential laws will be of most fertile significance in investigating facts of the conscious life of human and brute animals."
- Edmund Husserl
(Related: Life, Animals, Consciousness, Facts, Laws, Reality, Will)

"It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians."
- Henrik Ibsen
(Related: Animals, Politicians, Scientists)

"People who have no hold over their process of thinking are likely to be ruined by liberty of thought. If thought is immature, liberty of thought becomes a method of converting men into animals."
- Muhammad Iqbal
(Related: Men, Thought, People, Animals, Liberty, Thinking)

"The only animals I'm not comfortable with are parrots, but I'm learning as I go. I'm getting better and better at 'em. I really am."
- Steve Irwin
(Related: Animals, Learning)

"All too often, academic departments defend their territory with the passion of cornered animals, though with far less justification."
- Bruce Jackson
(Related: Animals, Justification, Passion)

"Because I wanted to have a place that I could create everything that I that I never had as a child. So, you see rides. You see animals. There's a movie theater."
- Michael Jackson
(Related: Animals, Theater)

"Growing up human is uniquely a matter of social relations rather than biology. What we learn from connections within the family takes the place of instincts that program the behavior of animals; which raises the question, how good are these connections?"
- Elizabeth Janeway
(Related: Family, Animals, Behavior, Growing up, Question)

"If I could stomach the awful part of being a veterinarian, which involves sticking your hand up animals' behinds, I would be a vet."
- Allison Janney
(Related: Animals, Being)

"I'm concentrating on staying healthy, having peace, being happy, remembering what is important, taking in nature and animals, spending time reading, trying to understand the universe, where science and the spiritual meet."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Nature, Science, Time, Peace, Animals, Being, Reading, Spiritual, Trying, Universe)

"I love sports. I love animals. I love kids. I want to save the world. So how do I combine all those things? I don't know."
- Joan Jett
(Related: Love, Sports, Animals, Kids, Want, World)

"Basically, the reason I'm vegan is because when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I began to understand that we don't need to contribute to the killing and exploitation of animals to feed our bodies correctly."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Animals, Exploitation, Killing, Old, Reason, Years)

"I'm always active in trying to educate people when it comes to eating animal products, testing on animals, and the health benefits of being vegan, although I'm probably not the best person to be talking about the latter at the moment."
- Daniel Johns
(Related: Health, People, Animals, Being, Benefits, Eating, Talking, Testing, Trying)

"The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Animals, Individuality)

"Early experiences convinced me that animals can and do have quite distinct personalities."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Animals)

"Peter's fear of the animals which were shown him was probably not a directly conditioned fear."
- Mary C. Jones
(Related: Fear, Animals)

"I have always loved animals since I was very young."
- Nafisa Joseph
(Related: Animals)

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals."
- Immanuel Kant
(Related: Men, Heart, Animals, Man, Treatment)

"The white man's blood and bones have begotten this bronze race, and bequeathed to it in some degree qualities, tendencies, capabilities, such as are the inheritance of the highest order of human animals."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: Animals, Blood, Inheritance, Man, Order, Race)

"I mean, I really don't want the federal government to be determining whether or not a person who feels certain ways about the environment or about animals or about certain religious issues should be considered an extremist. That to me is a type of thought control, mind control, which is very dangerous."
- Peter King
(Related: Government, Thought, Control, Animals, Environment, Mind, Religious, Want)

"We're animals. We're born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts."
- Barbara Kingsolver
(Related: Thoughts, Animals)

"I knew there were, in myself, the souls of millions of people who lived centuries ago; not just people but animals, plants, the elements, things, even, matter. All of these exist in me."
- Klaus Kinski
(Related: People, Animals, Plants)

"Often and often afterwards, the beloved Aunt would ask me why I had never told anyone how I was being treated. Children tell little more than animals, for what comes to them they accept as eternally established."
- Rudyard Kipling
(Related: Animals, Being, Children)

"Having my animals or my children with me exorcises that feeling of not being wanted."
- Eartha Kitt
(Related: Animals, Being, Children, Feeling)

"If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings. The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars."
- Satish Kumar
(Related: Nature, Attitude, Animals)

"Far too often animals are put to sleep when they could be saved through proper care and nursing."
- Louis Leakey
(Related: Animals, Care, Sleep)

"People are always the start for me... animals, when I can get into their heads, gods, supernatural beings, immortals, the dead... these are all people to me."
- Tanith Lee
(Related: People, Gods, Animals, Supernatural)

"I'm afraid of animals."
- Joanna Noelle Levesque
(Related: Animals)

"Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal. As spirits they belong to the eternal world, but as animals they inhabit time."
- C. S. Lewis
(Related: Time, Animals, Spirit, Spirits, World)

"To err is human also in so far as animals seldom or never err, or at least only the cleverest of them do so."
- Georg C. Lichtenberg
(Related: Animals)

"The undisturbed coastal plain is home to a wide variety of plants and animals and is the only wilderness sanctuary in North America that protects a complete range of the arctic ecosystem."
- Dan Lipinski
(Related: Home, America, Animals, Plants, Variety, Wilderness)

"It isn't true that convicts live like animals: animals have more room to move around."
- Mario Vargas Llosa
(Related: Animals)

"Whatever life may really be, it is to us an abstraction: for the word is a generalised term to signify that which is common to all animals and plants, and which is not directly operative in the inorganic world."
- Oliver Joseph Lodge
(Related: Life, Animals, May, Plants, Word, World)

"In a few generations more, there will probably be no room at all allowed for animals on the earth: no need of them, no toleration of them."
- Marie Louise
(Related: Animals, Generations, Will)

"Once I showed up at my sister's with a baby rabbit I had bought from some children because its ears were cold. I put the rabbit on a hot water bottle and massaged its ears for quite a while. After all, I knew that all healthy animals had warm ears."
- Juliette G. Low
(Related: Sister, Animals, Baby, Children, Water)

"I'm very touched on a deep level by cruelty to animals."
- Ali MacGraw
(Related: Animals, Cruelty, Deep)

"I've always loved animals and I always thought that they were, if not better, then the absolute equal of any two legged creature that God ever created."
- Ali MacGraw
(Related: God, Thought, Animals)

"All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing."
- Maurice Maeterlinck
(Related: Death, Knowledge, Animals, Nothing)

"History is a people's memory, and without a memory, man is demoted to the lower animals."
- Malcom X
(Related: History, People, Animals, Man, Memory)

"The main peculiarity which distinguishes man from other animals is the means of his support-the power which he possesses of very greatly increasing these means."
- Thomas Malthus
(Related: Power, Animals, Man, Support)

"Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion."
- Thomas Mann
(Related: Animals)

"Obstacles are like wild animals. They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can. If they see you are afraid of them... they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Animals, Cowards, Eye, Obstacles, Sight, Spring, Will)

"I'm interested in raw land and trees and fresh air and rivers and lots of animals around them."
- Kent McCord
(Related: Animals, Land, Rivers, Trees)

"Animals are something invented by plants to move seeds around. An extremely yang solution to a peculiar problem which they faced."
- Terence McKenna
(Related: Animals, Plants, Solution)

"We lavish on animals the love we are afraid to show to people. They might not return it; or worse, they might."
- Mignon McLaughlin
(Related: Love, People, Animals)

"The tabloids are like animals, with their own behavioural patterns. There's no point in complaining about them, any more than complaining that lions might eat you."
- David Mellor
(Related: Animals, Complaining)

"So for me, anything that has to do with animals, and I'm a happy camper."
- Maria Menounos
(Related: Animals)

"I've always been fascinated by the way that children and animals suffer stoically in a way that I don't think adults do."
- Rebecca Miller
(Related: Animals, Children)

"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."
- Alfred A. Montapert
(Related: Love, People, Actions, Animals)

"But I'm very happy with my life the way it has been turning out. A little time in the country, a little time with the animals and working on behalf of them."
- Mary Tyler Moore
(Related: Life, Time, Animals, Country)

"Teach your children how to behave with animals. Adopt a pet. Don't go buy one. Please. That's a sin. Let's get these puppy mills out of business."
- Shelley Morrison
(Related: Business, Pet, Animals, Children)

"I have a great relationship with animals, and with children. I get to their level. I try to see the way a child looks at the world, it's hugely different."
- Story Musgrave
(Related: Animals, Children, World)

"Stage and film are just two wildly different animals. Why compare the two?"
- Bebe Neuwirth
(Related: Animals, Film)

"I love that quiet time when nobody's up and the animals are all happy to see me."
- Olivia Newton-John
(Related: Love, Time, Animals, Quiet)

"My first attempts to transmit typhus to laboratory animals, including the smaller species of monkeys, had failed, as had those of my predecessors, for reasons which I can easily supply today."
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole
(Related: Animals, First, Today)

"Even if it had not been possible to reproduce the disease in animals and consequently to verify the hypothesis, this simple observation would have been sufficient to demonstrate the way in which the disease was propagated."
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole
(Related: Animals, Disease, Observation)

"I was less successful in my attempts to effect preventive vaccination against typhus by using the virus and in trying to produce large quantities of serum using large animals."
- Charles Jules Henry Nicole
(Related: Successful, Animals, Effect, Trying)

"For the animals, they came from the University in Uppsala and all different kinds of clinics here."
- Lennart Nilsson
(Related: Animals, University)

"Predators make it much more difficult to find consensus. It's a lot easier to agree about birds and plants than about animals that endanger people and livestock."
- Gale Norton
(Related: People, Animals, Birds, Plants)

"Materialist philosophies that treat human beings as machines or animals possess the high ground in our culture - academia, the most powerful media and many of our courts."
- Marvin Olasky
(Related: Animals, Culture, Machines, Media)

"Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Purpose, Animals, Children)

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch rabbits. Yet he is lord of all the animals."
- George Orwell
(Related: Animals, Man)

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
- George Orwell
(Related: Animals)

"I just think you would never kill and cut up a human to wear so why do it to animals? I just think it's horrible, I would never wear fur, although I guess if it was a really vintage piece you might just get away with it."
- Kelly Osbourne
(Related: Animals)

"The desire to take medicine is perhaps the greatest feature which distinguishes man from animals."
- William Osler
(Related: Animals, Desire, Man, Medicine)

"Stars are like animals in the wild. We may see the young but never the actual birth, which is a veiled and secret event."
- Heinz R. Pagels
(Related: Animals, May, Stars)

"We were in all four men with eight animals; for besides the spare horses led by Shaw and myself, an additional mule was driven along with us as a reserve in case of accident."
- Francis Parkman
(Related: Men, Accident, Animals, Horses)

"I've seen people that don't treat their animals well and yet their animals are still just as loving to them even though they're not treated that well. It's very hard to find that kind of loyalty and love and affection in human beings."
- Dick Van Patten
(Related: Love, People, Affection, Animals, Loyalty)

"The only honest reaction and true loyalty we get is from our animals. Once they're your friends, you can do no wrong."
- Dick Van Patten
(Related: Animals, Friends, Loyalty, Wrong)

"I come from New York originally, but Californians have been wonderful about animals. These animals are so nice and so good and so sweet and intelligent. It's a crime not to help them."
- Dick Van Patten
(Related: Animals, Crime, Help)

"For me, going vegan was an ethical and environmental decision. I'm doing the right thing by the animals."
- Alexandra Paul
(Related: Environmental, Decision, Animals, Right)

"Our success was mainly due to the fact that we stimulated the nerves of animals that easily stood on their own feet and were not subjected to any painful stimulus either during or immediately before stimulation of their nerves."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Success, Animals, Fact, Feet, Nerves)

"It goes without saying that the desire to accomplish the task with more confidence, to avoid wasting time and labour, and to spare our experimental animals as much as possible, made us strictly observe all the precautions taken by surgeons in respect to their patients."
- Ivan Pavlov
(Related: Time, Animals, Confidence, Desire, Respect, Saying)

"Nothing can be more obvious than that all animals were created solely and exclusively for the use of man."
- Thomas Love Peacock
(Related: Animals, Man, Nothing, Obvious)

"Working on behalf of companion animals is so important. We start to realize how healing they are."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Animals, Healing)

"Animals speak with pure affection. It's important to me to get something going in NY so we can get to be a no-kill city, and give the animals homes and more attention and love."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Love, Affection, Animals, Attention)

"Grissom comes from a place where we know he had a deaf mother, he was raised in a silent household, on some level, had a father who potentially was not around and he learned what he knew by himself in the back yard, with bugs and animals. He's not comfortable being a supervisor and that's his problem."
- William Petersen
(Related: Mother, Father, Animals, Being, Bugs)

"Werewolves are much more common animals than you might think."
- Daniel Pinkwater
(Related: Animals)

"Comedians and impressionists used to be two different showbiz animals entirely, but now there's no such thing as a comedian who doesn't do impressions."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: Animals, Comedians, Now)

"Now that I know how supermarket meat is made, I regard eating it as a somewhat risky proposition. I know how those animals live and what's on their hides when they go to slaughter, so I don't buy industrial meat."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Animals, Eating, Now)

"For at the same time many people seem eager to extend the circle of our moral consideration to animals, in our factory farms and laboratories we are inflicting more suffering on more animals than at any time in history."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: History, Time, People, Animals, Consideration, Suffering)

"A growing and increasingly influential movement of philosophers, ethicists, law professors and activists are convinced that the great moral struggle of our time will be for the rights of animals."
- Michael Pollan
(Related: Time, Animals, Rights, Law, Struggle, Will)

"Although I agree that wild horses are a symbol of the American West, I also believe that it is the responsibility of Congress to ensure that these animals are managed, protected, and controlled in an effective manner."
- Jon Porter
(Related: American, Animals, Congress, Horses, Responsibility, Symbol)

"I invented animals and birds - I had about two dozen. After working on them for six months, I sat down and just for fun wrote two dozen poems to accompany the drawings. It was for no one to every see, but a friend sent me in to an editor."
- Jack Prelutsky
(Related: Friend, Animals, Birds, Fun, Months, Poems)

"The Animals were a very separate and dissonant group at the time. We came from different backgrounds, different areas - we didn't even come from the same town, basically."
- Alan Price
(Related: Time, Animals)

"As I say, the Animals had a particular concept of themselves as a band. There was an anarchic spirit in it, which was being flattened by commercial designs, attitudes, and needs."
- Alan Price
(Related: Animals, Being, Needs, Spirit)

"I urge you to ask yourself just how honorable it is to preside over the abuse and suffering of animals."
- Richard Pryor
(Related: Abuse, Animals, Suffering)

"As long as man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings he will never know health or peace. For as long as men massacre animals, they will kill each other."
- Pythagoras
(Related: Health, Men, Peace, Animals, Living, Man, Will)

"God, that all-powerful Creator of nature and architect of the world, has impressed man with no character so proper to distinguish him from other animals, as by the faculty of speech."
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian
(Related: Nature, God, Character, Animals, Man, Speech, World)

"When man learns to understand and control his own behavior as well as he is learning to understand and control the behavior of crop plants and domestic animals, he may be justified in believing that he has become civilized."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Control, Animals, Behavior, Learning, Man, May, Plants)

"Man's unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself."
- Ayn Rand
(Related: Animals, Man, Reward)

"The problem with experiments has always been that human beings make the decisions on whether or not the animals have benefitted from the treatment."
- James Randi
(Related: Animals, Decisions, Treatment)

"Certainly it is wrong to be cruel to animals and the destruction of a whole species can be a great evil. The capacity for feelings of pleasure and pain and for the form of life of which animals are capable clearly impose duties of compassion and humanity in their case."
- John Rawls
(Related: Life, Feelings, Animals, Compassion, Destruction, Evil, Humanity, Pain, Pleasure, Wrong)

"Morality, as has often been pointed out, is antecedent to religion-it even exists in a rudimentary form among animals."
- Herbert Read
(Related: Religion, Morality, Animals)

"I came to join the Experience by going for an audition for Eric Burdon who was just forming the New Animals at that point, after the original Animals had broken up."
- Noel Redding
(Related: Experience, Animals)

"When we seed millions of acres of land with these plants, what happens to foraging birds, to insects, to microbes, to the other animals, when they come in contact and digest plants that are producing materials ranging from plastics to vaccines to pharmaceutical products?"
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Animals, Birds, Insects, Land, Plants)

"The earth is a great big orphanage for most animals."
- Eric Roberts
(Related: Animals, Earth)

"We consider all our animals to be our kids."
- Eric Roberts
(Related: Animals, Kids)

"But if you love animals for all the right reasons- and that's just love and affection- then you're going to go after animals who need you."
- Eric Roberts
(Related: Love, Affection, Animals, Right)

"Animals don't have anyone to protect them. If we don't stand up, the people who are harming animals will never get stopped."
- Paul Rodriguez
(Related: People, Animals, Will)

"I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries."
- Romain Rolland
(Related: Financial, Animals, Man)

"Cruelty to men and to the lower animals as well, which would have passed unnoticed a century ago, now shocks the sensibilities and is regarded as wicked and degrading."
- Elihu Root
(Related: Men, Animals, Cruelty, Now)

"The theoretical understanding of the world, which is the aim of philosophy, is not a matter of great practical importance to animals, or to savages, or even to most civilised men."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Men, Animals, Importance, Philosophy, Understanding, World)

"There is something really mysterious about lions. They could rip you apart if they wanted to, but at the same time they look so cuddly. Can you imagine what humans look like to animals? They must think we're so weird."
- Lee Ryan
(Related: Time, Animals)

"You're a good example of why some animals eat their young."
- Jim Samuels
(Related: Animals, Example)

"The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry."
- Erik Satie
(Related: Art, Poetry, Animals)

"A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help."
- Albert Schweitzer
(Related: Life, Men, Animals, Help, Man, Plants)

"Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not."
- David Seabury
(Related: Courage, Animals, Conviction, Enemy, Weapons)

"I love things made out of animals. It's just so funny to think of someone saying, 'I need a letter opener. I guess I'll have to kill a deer."
- David Sedaris
(Related: Funny, Love, Animals, Saying)

"Farming with live animals is a 7 day a week, legal form of slavery."
- George Segal
(Related: Legal, Animals, Day, Slavery)

"Towns are suffering from all these things, we should unite until we are all satisfied, man cannot be killing each other as if we were animals, as if we had no culture; that is a lack of culture."
- Compay Segundo
(Related: Animals, Culture, Killing, Man, Suffering)

"It is much easier to show compassion to animals. They are never wicked."
- Haile Selassie
(Related: Animals, Compassion)

"The only animals that we test on are the two of us and our kids."
- Connie Sellecca
(Related: Animals, Kids)

"Human beings are the only animals of which I am thoroughly and cravenly afraid."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Animals)

"Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends."
- George Bernard Shaw
(Related: Animals, Friends)

"Just as predatory animals follow a similar general design and behave in similar ways, so organizations, especially those in competition with one another, must follow certain design principles if they are to succeed and prevail."
- Robert Shea
(Related: Design, Animals, Competition, Principles, Succeed)

"Before long it will be the animals who do the dieting so that the ultimate consumer does not have to."
- Mimi Sheraton
(Related: Animals, Dieting, Will)

"I like to do chill things on dates. I think it would be fun to go to the zoo. I know it's really weird and random, but I love animals. It'd be like a day of doing silly things, while enjoying nature."
- Ashlee Simpson
(Related: Love, Nature, Animals, Day, Fun, Silly)

"People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times."
- Isaac Bashevis Singer
(Related: People, Animals, Justification, Logic, Practice)

"All the arguments to prove man's superiority cannot shatter this hard fact: in suffering the animals are our equals."
- Peter Singer
(Related: Superiority, Animals, Arguments, Man, Suffering)

"The main point for me is moral; animals are sentient beings. I know for some this is a hard argument to accept, but we're not built to eat a lot of meat."
- Grace Slick
(Related: Animals, Argument)

"The propensity to truck, barter and exchange one thing for another is common to all men, and to be found in no other race of animals."
- Adam Smith
(Related: Men, Animals, Race)

"It is in his knowledge that man has found his greatness and his happiness, the high superiority which he holds over the other animals who inhabit the earth with him, and consequently no ignorance is probably without loss to him, no error without evil."
- James Smithson
(Related: Happiness, Superiority, Knowledge, Greatness, Animals, Earth, Error, Evil, Ignorance, Loss, Man)

"Pet lovers know that animals sometimes understand us better than we do, and the annals of human sin and desire provide plenty of stories to drive the point home."
- Tony Snow
(Related: Home, Pet, Animals, Desire, Lovers, Sin)

"If we're not supposed to eat animals, how come they're made out of meat?"
- Tom Snyder
(Related: Animals)

"The behavior of men to the lower animals, and their behavior to each other, bear a constant relationship."
- Herbert Spencer
(Related: Men, Animals, Behavior)

"Recording an album and doing it live are like two different animals. There are some people that are great singers live, horrible in the studio."
- Frank Stallone
(Related: People, Animals)

"The thing that differentiates man from animals is money."
- Gertrude Stein
(Related: Money, Animals, Man)

"My music is best understood by children and animals."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Music, Animals, Children)

"A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo; and zoo animals have been known to die from stares."
- Igor Stravinsky
(Related: Family, Animals)

"It is written in the Jewish law book, the Talmud, that only the Jew is human, that Gentiles are only animals."
- Julius Streicher
(Related: Animals, Law)

"There's no particular evidence that any of the lower mammals or any of the other animals have any interest in aesthetics at all. But Homo sapiens does, always has and always will."
- Jock Sturges
(Related: Aesthetics, Animals, Interest, Mammals, Will)

"Most sorts of diversion in men, children and other animals, are in imitation of fighting."
- Jonathan Swift
(Related: Men, Animals, Children, Fighting, Imitation)

"Animals are thinking, feeling creatures. They're sensitive."
- Loretta Swit
(Related: Animals, Feeling, Thinking)

"I don't eat or wear animals, but I never tell people not to - that's just my view."
- Loretta Swit
(Related: People, Animals)

"People's hearts are like wild animals. They attach their selves to those that love and train them."
- Ali ibn Abi Talib
(Related: Love, People, Animals)

"Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more."
- Edwin Way Teale
(Related: Love, Pet, Animals, Baby, Respect)

"Psychology is the science of the intellects, characters and behavior of animals including man."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Science, Animals, Behavior, Man, Psychology)

"Amongst the minds of animals that of man leads, not as a demigod from another planet, but as a king from the same race."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Animals, Man, Race)

"From the lowest animals of which we can affirm intelligence up to man this type of intellect is found."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Intelligence, Animals, Intellect, Man)

"Human folk are as a matter of fact eager to find intelligence in animals."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Intelligence, Animals, Fact, Folk)

"For origin and development of human faculty we must look to these processes of association in lower animals."
- Edward Thorndike
(Related: Development, Animals)

"The dog has got more fun out of Man than Man has got out of the dog, for the clearly demonstrable reason that Man is the more laughable of the two animals."
- James Thurber
(Related: Animals, Fun, Man, Reason)

"The animals that depend on instinct have an inherent knowledge of the laws of economics and of how to apply them; Man, with his powers of reason, has reduced economics to the level of a farce which is at once funnier and more tragic than Tobacco Road."
- James Thurber
(Related: Knowledge, Animals, Economics, Instinct, Laws, Man, Reason, Road)

"A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite."
- Leo Tolstoy
(Related: Life, Food, Animals, Appetite, Killing, Man)

"I think there's a supreme power behind the whole thing, an intelligence. Look at all of the instincts of nature, both animals and plants, the very ingenious ways they survive. If you cut yourself, you don't have to think about it."
- Clyde Tombaugh
(Related: Power, Intelligence, Nature, Animals, Plants)

"In Tennessee where I grew up, there were animals, farms, wagons, mules."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Animals)

"I've always thought a hotel ought to offer optional small animals. I mean a cat to sleep on your bed at night, or a dog of some kind to act pleased when you come in. You ever notice how a hotel room feels so lifeless?"
- Anne Tyler
(Related: Thought, Act, Animals, Bed, Night, Sleep)

"Books have the same enemies as people: fire, humidity, animals, weather, and their own content."
- Paul Valery
(Related: Animals, Books, Content, Enemies, Fire, Weather)

"Art owes its origin to Nature herself... this beautiful creation, the world, supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence which has not only made us superior to the other animals, but like God Himself, if I may venture to say it."
- Giorgio Vasari
(Related: Art, Intelligence, Nature, God, Animals, Creation, First, May, World)

"Great Britain had a much different situation than we do and did here in the United States, in that they had literally thousands of infected animals with human health risks. Their infectivity in this disease happened before very much was known about it."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Health, Animals, Disease, states, United)

"Animals can adapt to problems and make inventions, but often no faster than natural selection can do its work - the world acts as its own simulator in the case of natural selection."
- Vernor Vinge
(Related: Work, Animals, Inventions, Problems, World)

"Man has done a lot to make himself dangerous and animals get the worst of all of it. But then, man too is an animal."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Animals, Man)

"I don't look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That's what the desert animals do - they don't have a tan either."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Animals, Day, Fool, Night)

"I have no neighbours other than animals and Joshua Trees."
- Don Van Vliet
(Related: Animals, Trees)

"I remember that. I was talking to him and I said how great it would be if actors had a tail because I have animals and a tail is so expressive. On a cat you can tell everything. You can tell if they're annoyed. You can tell whether they're scared."
- Christopher Walken
(Related: Actors, Animals, Talking)

"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men."
- Alice Walker
(Related: Men, Women, People, Animals, World)

"In all works on Natural History, we constantly find details of the marvellous adaptation of animals to their food, their habits, and the localities in which they are found."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: Food, History, Animals, Habits)

"It has been generally the custom of writers on natural history to take the habits and instincts of animals as the fixed point, and to consider their structure and organization as specially adapted to be in accordance with them."
- Alfred Russel Wallace
(Related: History, Animals, Custom, Habits, Writers)

"I'm impressed with how professional they are and what they can get an animal to do. I mean, dogs and cats - that's one thing. But when you get into the larger animals, that's a different thing all together."
- M. Emmet Walsh
(Related: Animals, Cats, Dogs)

"But I've worked where they've had animals before, and animal wranglers, the people who raise animals and train animals for films and television, they're all very, very professional."
- M. Emmet Walsh
(Related: People, Animals, Television)

"I think for being not unsympathetic that their appearance may also appear, so differently it, must; similarly as with animals, which meet us in very different forms, which look somehow harmonious however all. On exactly such forms I would stand."
- Ulrich Walter
(Related: Animals, Appearance, Being, May)

"I couldn't watch Tom and Jerry. The cruelty was too much. I had all these strange images, of tiny animals, all mixed up."
- Julie Walters
(Related: Animals, Cruelty)

"I really love animals and enjoy working with them."
- Emma Watson
(Related: Love, Animals)

"Science attempts to analyze how things and people and animals behave; it has no concern whether this behavior is good or bad, is purposeful or not. But religion is precisely the quest for such answers: whether an act is right or wrong, good or bad, and why."
- Warren Weaver
(Related: Religion, Science, People, Act, Animals, Behavior, Concern, Quest, Right, Wrong)

"I have always brought home stray animals - everything from squirrels to wild rabbits to foxes and turtles."
- Amy Weber
(Related: Home, Animals)

"I remember the evacuee children from towns and cities throwing stones at the farm animals. When we explained that if you did that you wouldn't have any milk, meat or eggs, they soon learned to respect the animals."
- Mary Wesley
(Related: Animals, Children, Cities, Respect)

"In their sympathies, children feel nearer animals than adults."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Animals, Children)

"Man can acquire accomplishments or he can become an animal, whichever he wants. God makes the animals, man makes himself."
- Alfred North Whitehead
(Related: God, Accomplishments, Animals, Man)

"Wild animals would not stay in a country where there were so many people. Pa did not like to stay, either. He liked a country where the wild animals lived without being afraid."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: People, Animals, Being, Country)

"There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see, and there were no settlers. Only Indians lived there."
- Laura Ingalls Wilder
(Related: Animals, Man)

"The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much."
- Thornton Wilder
(Related: Animals, Talk)

"Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper."
- Robert Anton Wilson
(Related: Animals)

"The way animals were and are abused appalls me to this very day."
- Marie Windsor
(Related: Animals, Day)

"God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man."
- Arthur Young
(Related: God, Animals, Man, Plants)

"The fate of animals is of greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous; it is indissolubly connected with the fate of men."
- Emile Zola
(Related: Men, Fear, Animals, Fate, Importance)