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"The song of canaries Never varies, And when they're moulting They're pretty revolting." - Ogden Nash

"The song of canaries Never varies, And when they're moulting They're pretty revolting." - Ogden Nash

"Birds are, especially canaries, are super sensitive to hydrogen sulfide and sour gas." - David Suzuki

"A tom cat hijacked a plane, stuck a pistol into the pilot's ribs and demanded: 'Take me to the canaries'." - Bob Monkhouse

"Women and gay people are the litmus test of whether a society is democratic and respecting human rights. We are the canaries in the mine." - Peter Tatchell

"places to hunt places to hide are getting harder to find, and pet canaries and goldfish too, did you notice that?" - Charles Bukowski

"Musicians and journalists are the canaries in the coalmine, but, eventually, as computers get more and more powerful, it will kill off all middle-class professions." - Jaron Lanier

"The image that I remember most of all is of the Fenerbahce players storming into the stadium before kickoff. They were called the canaries because of their yellow jerseys. It was as if they, like canaries, were fluttering into the stadium out of a hole. I loved it. It was poetry." - Orhan Pamuk

"Because of her, he had learned to look for the birds - the darting flight of wild canaries (yellow sun on yellow wings), the chesty preening of redbirds and bluebirds, the blackbird with the red-tipped wings like startling epaulets." - Terry Kay

"Artists are useful to society because they are so sensitive. They are supersensitive. They keel over like canaries in coal mines filled with poison gas, long before more robust types realize that any danger is there." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Surfers are the canaries down the mine. Those of us who surf spend more time than anyone soaking in whatever the sea has become. We're suspended in consequences, you might say." - Tim Winton

"This theory argues that artists are useful to society because they are so sensitive. They are supersensitive. They keel over like canaries in coal mines filled with poison gas, long before more robust types realize that any danger is there." - Kurt Vonnegut

"We are the canaries in the mine. If we go, the last ecosystems go. So does the wisdom of how to sustain resources, live in balance with nature, and create communities based on cooperation, not competition. I think the rest of the world is searching for these values. I know we're here to share them. But we can only share them if we're here." - Rebecca Adamson

"The smell of that buttered toast simply spoke to Toad, and with no uncertain voice; talked of warm kitchens, of breakfasts on bright frosty mornings, of cozy parlour firesides on winter evenings, when one's ramble was over and slippered feet were propped on the fender; of the purring of contented cats, and the twitter of sleepy canaries." - Kenneth Grahame

"You could say sorry," suggested Harry bluntly. "What, and get attacked by another flock of canaries?" muttered Ron. "What did you have to imitate her for?" "She laughed at my mustache!" "So did I, it was the stupidest thing I've ever seen." - J K Rowling

"According to famed Silicon Valley investor Paul Graham, we haven't had time to develop societal 'antibodies to addictive new things.'[cxvii] Graham places responsibility on the user: 'Unless we want to be canaries in the coal mine of each new addiction - the people whose sad example becomes a lesson to future generations - we'll have to figure out for ourselves what to avoid and how.
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