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Camels Quotes


"Old Camels carry young Camels skins to the Market." - George Herbert

"Christians and camels receive their burdens kneeling." - Ambrose Bierce

"Both camels are dead and our provisions are done." - William John Wills

"Talking about straws and camels' backs is just one way of approaching things. If you have enough camels, no backs need be broken." - Idries Shah

"Camels are snobbish and sheep, unintelligent; water buffaloes, neurasthenic- even murderous. Reindeer seem over-serious." - Marianne Moore

"Straining at gnats and swallowing camels is a required course in all law schools." - Robert A Heinlein

"Texas liberals are the camels of good news. We can cross entire deserts between oases." - Molly Ivins

"If Camels are the ship of the dessert, this one is the Titanic" - Karl Pilkington

"They say that bears Have love affairs And even camels, We're merely mammals Let's misbehave." - Cole Porter

"They only got two things right, the camels and the sand." - Lowell Thomas

"I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink." - Joe E Lewis

"it is a curious fact that camels walk more quickly and straighter to the sound of singing." - Rosita Forbes

"But camels, though odious to view and endowed with the offensive spirit, did not enjoy the blessing of pachydermaty." - F. E. Adcock

"Feet were made, not given for dancing, but to walk modestly, not to leap impudently like camels." - Saint John Chrysostom

"If patience and gratitude had been she camels, it would have mattered little on which I rode." - Umar

"Rich folks may ride on camels, but it ain't so easy for 'em to see out of a needle's eye." - Charles Dickens

"It is a mistake trying to cheer up camels. You may as well drop meringues into a black hole." - Terry Pratchett

"The difference between camels and men; a camel can work a week and not drink; a man can drink a week and not work." - Julian Tuwim

"Just like a caravan of camels walking in the desert, be durable against the adversities of life and walk with decisive steps." - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Our camels plodded along. Katrina tried to kiss, or possibly spit on Hindenburg, and Hindenburg farted in response. I found this a depressing commentary on boy-girl relationships." - Rick Riordan

"When I want to draw a camel I no longer limit myself, as I once did, to looking only at camels." - Jean Dubuffet

"The red Sahara in an angry glow, / With amber fogs, across its hollows trailed / Long strings of camels, gloomy-eyed and slow ..." - Jean Ingelow

"How do you feel about helicopters?" There was a long pause. "How do you mean? Ethically?" "As a mode of transportation." "Faster than camels, but less sustainable." - Maggie Stiefvater

"It's a sin for a writer to go looking for camels to put into his or her pages. I only want details that are the story." - Richard Flanagan

"I was warned the camels can be nasty, especially the young ones. I was warned to give it a wide berth." - Edward Herrmann

"Cats are like donkeys and camels, they won't ever quite give in to human tyranny, they won't try to imitate the human soul." - Richard Aldington

"the camels had strayed far in search of scarce grass. When collected, they displayed a fiendish ingenuity in throwing their loads and tangling themselves up in every possible strap." - Rosita Forbes

"Egyptians are like camels: they can put up with beatings, humiliation and starvation for a long time but when they rebel they do so suddenly and with a force that is impossible to control." - Alaa Al Aswany

"In cities it is useless to look at the stars or to describe them, worship them, or seek direction from them. When lost, one should follow the tracks of the camels." - Rawi Hage

"Right, I breast feed baby camels in my backyard just for the freaking fun of it. Just tell me where you live, Pinocchio, and save the baloney for lunch." - David Sedaris

"The king of Gurjars maintain numerous faces and no other Indian prince has so fine a cavalry. He has great riches and his camels and horses are numerous. There is no country in India more safe from robbers'" - Mihira Bhoja I

"Clouds do not really look like camels or sailing ships or castles in the sky. They are simply a natural process at work. So too, perhaps, are our lives." - Roger Ebert

"Ananna of Tanarau is a delightfully irascible heroine, inhabiting a fascinating and fresh new world that I would love to spend more time in. Pirate ships? Camels? Shadow dwelling assassins? Yes please! Can I have some more?" - Celine Kiernan

"Well I come from a land, from a far away place, where the caravan camels roam. They will cut of your ear if they don't like your face, it's babaric, but hey, it's home." - Walt Disney

"Measles and TB evolved from diseases of our cattle, influenza from a disease of pigs, and smallpox possibly from a disease of camels. The Americas had very few native domesticated animal species from which humans could acquire such diseases." - Jared Diamond

"I have met guys who work the overnight shift at 7-11, selling Slurpees and Camels to insomniacs who have more introspection than a lot of people in the mainstream media." - Bernard Goldberg

"As with cows, mares, female camels, slave girls, buffalo cows, she goats, and ewes, it is not the begetter ,or his owner who obtains the offspring, even thus ,it is with the wives of others." - Guru Nanak

"My mom once lost track of me at the zoo and when she found me I was lecturing a man about the difference between dromedary and Bactrian camels. I was about 3 1/2." - Patrick Rothfuss

"I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don't like people. It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans." - Rachel Weisz

"I heard someone say that it is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than a rich man to get into heaven. I decided to sculpt camels in a needle." - Willard Wigan

"A fox looked at his shadow at sunrise and said, "I will have a camel for lunch today." And all morning he went about looking for camels. But at noon he saw his shadow again-and he said, "A mouse will do." - Khalil Gibran

"Kools and Newports were for black people and lower-class whites. Camels were for procrastinators, those who wrote bad poetry, and those who put off writing bad poetry. Merits were for sex addicts, Salems were for alcoholics, and Mores were for people who considered themselves to be outrageous but really weren't." - David Sedaris

"I visited the set [of Allied] a few times, and it was a great set to visit. A lot of it was in West London, in an old Gillette factory. You'd go into the factory through the security, and then there were a lot of camels and goats. Most sets are really dull, but this was fantastic." - Steven Knight

"Twenty candles on a cake. Twenty Camels in a pack. Twenty months in the federal pen. Twenty shots of tequila down a young girl's gullet. Twenty centuries since Our Lord's last pratfall, and after all that time we still don't know where passion goes when it goes." - Tom Robbins

"The tall camels of the spirit Steer for their deserts, passing the last groves loud With the sawmill shrill of the locust, to the whole honey of the arid Sun. They are slow, proud, And move with a stilted stride To the land of sheer horizon..." - Richard Wilbur

"A cloud can look like a camel, but a camel is unlikely to look like a cloud. This is so because the signifier must be able to stand for the whole category of the signified. The cloud looks like all camels, but no camel looks like all clouds." - Rudolf Arnheim

"I have been agreeably disappointed in my idea of the camels. They are far from unpleasant to ride; in fact, it is much less fatiguing than riding on horseback, and even with the little practice I have yet had, I find it shakes me less." - William John Wills

"there are camels which have the quality which in humans is called the revolutionary spirit, and the caravan leader fears to keep one of these in his ranks, because its instinct is always toward revolt against authority. One such camel will sometimes break up the discipline of a whole train, for, owing to the mass mentality of the herd, even peaceful beasts are suddenly infected with the spirit of revolt and in a few minutes the whole caravan is in utter disorder." - Mildred Cable

". . . indeed what reason may not go to Schoole to the wisdome of Bees, Ants, and Spiders? what wise hand teacheth them to doe what reason cannot teach us? ruder heads stand amazed at those prodigious pieces of nature, Whales, Elephants, Dromidaries and Camels; these I confesse, are the Colossus and Majestick pieces of her hand; but in these narrow Engines there is more curious Mathematicks, and the civilitie of these little Citizens more neatly sets forth the wisdome of their Maker." - Thomas Browne

"A great silence has descended on me for the last six months. I am as silent as an Arab in the desert, as dry, thirsty, and full of wonder and rumours which do not materialize into camels or travellers at all, but just vanish into the silent spaces from where they came. I expect this is a good thing though it is extremely irritating - the brink of a voice and never a voice." - May Sarton

"So, we've gone from covered wagons to going to the moon in just under 100 years. For all the centuries and thousands of years before us, people walked or rode horses, cows, camels or whatever. This so-called modern era, from the late 19th century through now, has been the period of the most amazing development, discovery, innovation and acceleration of change that humans have ever experienced. And it hasn't slowed down yet." - Edgar Mitchell

"I love wildlife, and I enjoy riding. You always know when there's a horse coming, from that clip-clop sound, but you don't get that with camels - they glide. I had to ride one across a road in Cairo, which was very brave of me. His name was Charlie Brown, and he certainly stole my heart. Such a beautiful creature - I couldn't have loved him more." - Joanna Lumley

"To the north of Armenia lies Zorzania Georgia, near the confines of which there is a fountain of oil which discharges so great a quantity as to furnish loading for many camels. The use made of it is not for the purpose of food, but as an unguent for the cure of cutaneous distempers in men and cattle, as well as other complaints, and it is also good for burning. In the surrounding country no other oil is used in their lamps, and people come from distant parts to procure it." - Marco Polo