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Animal Language Quotes


"I don't use the word 'pet.' I think it's speciest language. I prefer 'companion animal.' We would no longer allow... pet shops... Eventually companion animals would be phased out." - Ingrid Newkirk

"Lets get into talking about how autism is similar animal behavior. The thing is I dont think in a language, and animals dont think in a language. Its sensory based thinking, thinking in pictures, thinking in smells, thinking in touches. Its putting these sensory based memories into categories." - Temple Grandin

"Favorite animal: steak." - Fran Lebowitz

"Animal language is a contagious expression of mood effecting communication between social partners." - Robert Ardrey

"To understand animal thinking you've got to get away from a language." - Temple Grandin

"Human language appears to be a unique phenomenon, without significant analogue in the animal world." - Noam Chomsky

"He who does not love his own language is worse than an animal and smelly fish." - Jose Rizal

"Man is a social animal." - Seneca the Younger

"The largest land animal is the elephant, and it is the nearest to man in intelligence: it understands the language of its country and obeys orders, remembers duties that it has been taught, is pleased by affection and by marks of honour, nay more it possesses virtues rare even in man, honesty, wisdom, justice, also respect for the stars and reverence for the sun and moon." - Pliny The Elder

"Fashion is instant language." - Miuccia Prada

"All language is political ..." - Robin Lakoff

"Verbing weirds language." - Bill Watterson

"Q: If you could be an animal, what kind of animal would you be? A: You already are an animal." - Douglas Coupland

"Animal protection is education to the humanity." - Albert Schweitzer

"Man is a perpetually wanting animal." - Abraham Maslow

"A boy is a dangerous animal." - Lionel Shriver

"Boldness makes even the smallest animal dangerous" - Robert Greene

"My favorite Muppet? Uh... Kermi - no, Animal. Animal is my favorite now." - Ross Lynch

"True, the lion is a mighty, noble animal, but it is an animal nevertheless!.." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Music is a language, you see, a universal language." - Sun Ra

"Poetry is language in orbit." - Seamus Heaney

"Language cannot say everything, fortunately." - Mason Cooley

"Silence is God's first language." - John of the Cross

"Language is a social event." - Richard Rodriguez

"Language is a social art." - Willard Van Orman Quine

"Not evil. Moronic, which isn't quite the same thing. Evil presupposes a moral decision, intention, and some forethought. A moron or a lout, however, doesn't stop to think or reason. He acts on instinct, like a stable animal, convinced he's doing good, that he's always right, and sanctimoniously proud to go around f***ing up ... anyone he perceives to be different from himself, be it because of skin color, creed, language, nationality, or ... leisure habits. What the world needs is more thoroughly evil people and fewer borderline pigheads." - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

"Man is a Religious Animal. He is the only Religious Animal. He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them." - Mark Twain

"No animal is so inexhaustible as an excited infant." - Amy Leslie

"It's like the animal kingdom. Adapt or go extinct." - Brett Hull

"Don't allow your animal nature to rule your reason." - Rumi

"Man is the only animal that can be bored." - Erich Fromm

"There is no animal lazier than a cat." - Evelyn E. Smith

"Dogs are the broccaflower of the animal kingdom." - David Duchovny

"No one deserves to be whipped like an animal." - Sarah J. Maas

"A human being is a naturally political [animal]." - Aristotle

"About myself - no. I'm unimportant, an observer, a wandering animal." - Christina Stead

"A cat is only technically an animal, being divine." - Robert Wilson Lynd

"No animal has to suffer for me to live." - Linda Blair

"Man is a social animal formed to please in society." - Baron de Montesquieu

"The mass are animal, in pupilage, and near chimpanzee." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Man is a hating rather than a loving animal." - Rebecca West

"I've always been an animal lover my entire life." - Jillian Hervey

"My little animal secrets must remain my little animal secrets. How I do my nails, that is really my business." - George Clooney

"No animal admires another animal." - Blaise Pascal

"As humans we speak one language..." - Avril Lavigne

"Language is the archives of history." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Music is the language spoken by angels." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Typography is what language looks like." - Ellen Lupton

"Language is also a place of struggle." - Bell Hooks

"The unconscious is structured like a language." - Jacques Lacan

"The chief merit of language is clearness." - Galen

"Acting is not my language at all." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"All language is a longing for home." - Rumi

"Touch is the first language we speak." - Stephen Gaskin

"Stories are the reproductive organs of language." - Robert Bringhurst

"There is no language without deceit." - Italo Calvino

"Laughter is the language of the heart" - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Language betrays, in order to mean." - Terence Mckenna

"Language is the machine of the poet." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Language is a weapon, keep it honed!" - Kurt Tucholsky

"Men's language is as their lives." - Seneca the Younger

"Simple is the language of truth." - Seneca the Younger

"Your body language shapes who you are" - Amy Cuddy

"Politically correct is the language of cowardice." - Billy Connolly

"Music is the universal language of mankind." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Love is the language all animals understand." - Anthony D. Williams

"Body language is more powerful than words." - Ricky Gervais

"Philosophers have often looked for the defining feature of humans - language, rationality, culture, and so on. I'd stick with this: Man is the only animal that likes Tabasco sauce." - Paul Bloom

"In this primitive and abject state [of hunters and gatherers], which ill deserves the name of society, the human brute, without arts or laws, almost without sense or language, is poorly distinguished from the rest of the animal creation." - Edward Gibbon

"There isn't much doubt that like other animal societies, those of Homo sapiens involved plenty of cooperation, which might have been considerably enhanced, one would suppose, by the emergence of the remarkable instrument of language." - Noam Chomsky

"To a teacher of language there comes a time when the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot." - Joseph Conrad

"Human language is lit with animal life: we play cats-cradle or have hare-brained ideas; we speak of badgering, or outfoxing someone; to squirrel something away and to ferret it out." - Jay Griffiths

"Science is the international language, so when we are able to convince countries that good decision-making for human health and animal health is based upon science, that's a real success story for us." - Mike Johanns

"There's one thing that shows up on all of the lists of what makes us human: language. Our ability to share our thoughts and complex information with others far surpasses all the barks, squeaks and growls of our animal friends." - David Pogue

"Owing to the imperfection of language the offspring is termed a new animal, but it is in truth a branch or elongation of the parent; since a part of the embryon-animal is, or was, a part of the parent; and therefore in strict language it cannot be said to be entirely new at the time of its production; and therefore it may retain some of the habits of the parent-system. (1794)" - Erasmus Darwin

"Silence is the language of God; it is also the language of the heart." - Sivananda

"Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams." - Paul Gauguin

"Astrology is a language. If you understand this language, the sky speaks to you." - Dane Rudhyar

"Everyone prays in their own language, and there is no language that God does not understand." - Duke Ellington

"Silence is God's language, and it's a very difficult language to learn." - Thomas Keating

"Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation." - Toni Morrison

"Speak the language of high intelligence, and thus you speak the language of God." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has." - Deborah Tannen

"When you have an animal in your home, a relationship forms very quickly, where that animal ceases to be an animal to you. It feels like a member of your family." - Elijah Wood

"One sacrifice has to be made: never use harsh or rude language. Foul language you can use; foul language doesn't hurt. Foul language is forgivable (though it is bad). But rude language cannot be forgiven." - Harbhajan Singh Yogi

"To a mind of sufficient intellectual power, the whole of mathematics would appear trivial, as trivial as the statement that a four-footed animal is an animal." - Bertrand Russell

"How anyone can profess to find animal life interesting and yet take delight in reducing the wonder of any animal to a bloody mass of fur or feathers?" - Joseph Wood Krutch

"To describe an animal as a physico-chemical system of extreme complexityis no doubt perfectly correct, except that it misses out on the animalness of the animal." - E F Schumacher

"People more think of me as a party animal. Which, I am a self-proclaimed party animal, but I'm also the hardest working person you'll ever know." - Miley Cyrus

"No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter." - Kenneth Grahame

"An animal has no intellectual capacity to justify or to find reasons to exist. An animal just exists because it's the natural thing to do." - Steven Spielberg

"Let's get into talking about how autism is similar animal behavior. The thing is I don't think in a language, and animals don't think in a language. It's sensory based thinking, thinking in pictures, thinking in smells, thinking in touches. It's putting these sensory based memories into categories." - Temple Grandin

"Language is the instrument in all cases and can language be trusted?If it were not for language, could we lie?" - Joyce Carol Oates

"The official language of the State of Illinois shall be known hereafter as the American language, and not the English language." - Frank Church

"One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of wandering." - Alfred North Whitehead

"The human animal dances wildest on the edge of the grave." - Rita Mae Brown

"No animal ever invented anything as bad as drunkenness - or so good as drink." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"Zweck sein selbst ist jegliches Tier. Each animal is an end in itself." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Man is the only animal that is cruel. It kills just for the sake of it." - Mark Twain

"I can beat anyone, either male, female, animal, vegitable, or mineral." - Jim Cornette

"Without the errors which lie in the assumption of morality, man would have remained an animal." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"The dog is a yes-animal. Very popular with people who can't afford a yes man." - Robertson Davies

"The only mystery about the cat is why it ever decided to become a domestic animal." - Compton Mackenzie

"Man is rated the highest animal, at least among all animals who returned the questionnaire." - Robert Breault

"We have vexed and bothered every plant and every animal on every continent." - Diane Ackerman

"Domestic rabbits don't have the sense that God promised animal crackers." - Sharyn McCrumb

"In case you were wondering, my spirit animal is a duck billed platypus." - Creed Bratton

"Man is a mimic animal, happiest acting a part, needing a mask to tell the truth." - Subhash Kak

"I don't think there's such a thing as an evil animal." - Alex Colville

"Woe to humanity, should only a single animal have a seat in the Last Judgement." - Christian Morgenstern

"Animal rights without veganism is like human rights with slavery. It makes no sense. None whatsoever." - Gary L Francione

"the science of control and communication in the animal and the machine" - Norbert Wiener

"Man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence." - Herman Melville

"There is an animal inside me, clutching fast to my heart, a huge crab." - Anne Sexton

"I've always been an animal lover. I've grown up with dogs my whole life." - Will Estes

"The proper definition of a man is an animal that writes letters." - Lewis Carroll

"Man is an animal suspended in webs of significance he himself has spun." - Clifford Geertz

"Man is a transitional animal. He is not the climax of creation" - Carl Sagan

"You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." - Mary Oliver

"We're all animals, high school is animals, but some of us are more animal than others. Like in 'Animal Farm,' which I read, all animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others? Here in the real world, all equals are created animal, but some are more animal than others." - Ned Vizzini

"I never act. I simply bring out the real animal that's in me." - Willem Dafoe

"There is too much animal courage in society and not sufficient moral courage." - Mary Baker Eddy

"Like a wild animal, the truth is too powerful to remain caged." - Veronica Roth

"When you raise an animal, you live it like your own child." - Deb Caletti

"An animal can learn to fight, but to sing beautiful things and make people believe them...." - Dalton Trumbo

"We slander the hyena; man is the fiercest and cruelest animal." - Henry David Thoreau

"I think having an animal in your life makes you a better human." - Rachael Ray

"The human being is an animal who has received the vocation to become God." - Saint Basil

"Marriage is the only game where the trapped animal has to buy the license." - Dan Poynter

"For me, the glory of the human animal is cognitive activity." - Terence Mckenna

"Wars are the strongest evidence for the claim that man is still a wild animal." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Every animal loves itself." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"I'm coming little animal!." - William Shatner

"There is no language that love does not speak." - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

"Music begins where the possibilities of language end." - Jean Sibelius

"Jazz music is a language of the emotions." - Charles Mingus

"To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language." - Thomas Jefferson

"For me, myth is the 'common' language of us all." - Janet Morris

"God's first language is Silence. Everything else is a translation." - Thomas Keating

"As was his language so was his life." - Seneca the Younger

"Retirement is the ugliest word in the language." - Ernest Hemingway

"We photographers are poets in the language of symbols." - Jan Phillips

"TV shapes thought as surely as language shapes it." - Jennifer Stone

"That is not good language which all understand not." - George Herbert

"In plain proletarian worker's language, it takes two to tango." - Fred Hampton

"Act averse to nasty language and partial to fruity tea." - Al Swearengen

"I can read your body language like a conversation" - Dom Kennedy

"The only love language is 'die to self.'" - Christine Caine

"False language, evil in itself, infects the soul with evil." - Socrates

"The philosopher caught in the nets of language." - Friedrich Nietzsche



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