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"Money will buy a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of his tail." - Josh Billings

"Everything about the left is perception, manipulation, and lies. Everything. Everything is 'Wag the Dog.' Everything is a structured deception." - Rush Limbaugh

"We may smile and the dog may wag the tail, but in essence, we have a set program and those programs are similar across individuals in the species." - Antonio Damasio

"The dog wags its tail only at living things. A tail wag, the equivalent of a human smile, is bestowed upon people, dogs , cats, squirrels, even mice and butterflies. - but no lifeless things. A dog won't wag its tail to its dinner or to a bed, card, stick, or even a bone." - Jean Craighead George

"Money can buy a fine dog but it is kindness that makes him wag his tail." - John B S Haldane

"Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail." - Kinky Friedman

"Our moral reasoning is plagued by two illusions. The first illusion can be called the wag-the-dog illusion: We believe that our own moral judgment (the dog) is driven by our own moral reasoning (the tail). The second illusion can be called the wag-theother-dog's-tail illusion: In a moral argument, we expect the successful rebuttal of an opponent's arguments to change the opponent's mind. Such a belief is like thinking that forcing a dog's tail to wag by moving it with your hand will make the dog happy." - Sam Harris

"DOG, n. A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship.... His master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition." - Ambrose Bierce

"We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart; But the Devil whoops, as he whooped of old: It's clever, but is it Art?" - Rudyard Kipling

"Are we witnessing an Obama 'Wag the Dog' moment with Boko Haram in Nigeria? I say yes. Consider all the scandals facing the Obama administration, especially Benghazi and the Select Committee." - Allen West

"After years of having a dog, you know him. You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation." - Robert R. McCammon

"I'd like to be a dog. Dogs are nice. They can sleep any time, they wag their tails and on top of that they can get stroked all the time." - Emmanuel Petit

"Again, in Wag the Dog, war has to be declared by an act of congress. But if you go to war, you don't have to declare war. You're just at war and we did that, which is not legal." - Val Kilmer

"I've always said money may buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail." - Kinky Friedman

"We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a surplice peg, We have learned to bottle our parent twain in the yelk of an addled egg. We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart, But the devil never whoops, as he of old; It's clever, but is it art?" - Rudyard Kipling

"We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a surplice peg, We have learned to bottle our parents twain in the yelk of an addled egg. We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart, But the devil whoops, as he whooped of old; It's clever, but is it art?" - Rudyard Kipling

"Look at the movie 'Wag the Dog, I think this has all the elements of that movie. Our reaction to the embassy bombings should be based on sound, credible evidence, not a knee-jerk reaction to try to direct public attention away from his personal problems." - Jim Gibbons

"Certain movies like 'Wag The Dog,' we used improv on every scene that we did. Pretty much, we would shoot from the script and then some stuff that we came up with in rehearsal, and then we'd have at least one or two takes where we completely went off the script and just flew by the seat of our pants." - Denis Leary

"And how do you know that you're mad? "To begin with," said the Cat, "a dog's not mad. You grant that?" I suppose so, said Alice. "Well then," the Cat went on, "you see a dog growls when it's angry, and wags it's tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad." - Lewis Carroll

"I don't know that you can do it as a satire. I mean, the business is crazy enough as it is. It's like doing Wag The Dog - we took a thing that was almost completely absurd on one level, and then ultimately those things came about." - Barry Levinson

"Modern houses are so small we've had to train our dog to wag its tail up and down and not sideways." - Tacitus

"Wag the world how it will, Leaves must be green in Spring." - Herman Melville

"I will just wag my finger at him, he said, putting it on the trigger." - Stanislaw Lec

"Wag the world how it will, Leaves must be green in Spring." - Herman Melville

"Wag more. Bark less." - Anonymous

"Curiosity fed the dog." - Wes Fesler

"What is Camille Paglia doing, writing that an actress as gifted as Anne Heche has the mental depth of a pancake? How many pancake brains could do what Heche did with David Mamet's dialogue in Wag the Dog? No doubt Heche has been stuck with a few bad gigs, but Paglia, of all people, must be well aware that being an actress is not the same safe ride as being the tenured university professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia." - Clive James

"Does political correctness have a good side? Yes, it does, for it makes us re-examine attitudes, and that is always useful. The trouble is that, with all popular movements, the lunatic fringe so quickly ceases to be a fringe; the tail begins to wag the dog. For every woman or man who is quietly and sensibly using the idea to examine our assumptions, there are 20 rabble-rousers whose real motive is desire for power over others, no less rabble-rousers because they see themselves as anti-racists or feminists or whatever." - Doris Lessing

"At grief so deep the tongue must wag in vain; the language of our sense and memory lacks the vocabulary of such pain." - Dante Alighieri

"In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money cannot buy...to wit-the wag of a dog's tail." - Josh Billings

"Ye monsters of the bubbling deep, Your Maker's praises spout; Up from the sands ye codlings peep, And wag your tails about." - Cotton Mather

"Ye monsters of the bubbling deep, Your Maker's praises spout; Up from the sands ye codlings peep, And wag your tails about." - Cotton Mather

"A man's personality is matured only when he appropriates the truth, whether it is spoken by Balaam's ass or a sniggering wag or an apostle or an angel." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Some sigh for this and that; My wishes don't go far; The world may wag at will, So I have my cigar." - Thomas Hood

"In the dog-eat-dog economy, the Doberman is boss." - Edward Abbey

"You do not OWN a dog. You HAVE a dog. And the dog HAS YOU" - Chelsea Handler

"A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the world's worship . . . . [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail, seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition." - Ambrose Bierce

"I eat till, honest, I felt every button on all my clo'es. The folks where we were stayin' were the old-fashioned hospitable kind; they didn't let you off till your jaws struck work and wouldn't wag no more." - Laura E. Richards

"When to secure your bald pate from the weather, You lately wore a cape of black neats' leather; He was a very wag, who to you said, Why do you wear your slippers on your head?" - Marcus Valerius Martial

"I've been dealing with the press for 45 years. You need a very long spoon to sup with them. While you are always grateful, they are like badly trained dogs. They smile and wag and bite your arm off." - Joanna Lumley

"The worst dog gets the best bone." - I. L. Peretz

"Beate the dog before the Lyon." - George Herbert

"The worst dog gets the best bone." - Isaac Leib Peretz

"The dog is the god of frolic." - Henry Ward Beecher

"Not all tongues that wag cohabit with a brain." - Donita K. Paul

"'Tis merry in hall Where beards wag all." - Thomas Tusser

"Your tail, is becoming too heavy to wag." - Empress Dowager Cixi

"maybe somebody finally shot the dog." - Dave Barry

"His faithful dog salutes the smiling guest." - Thomas Campbell

"I'll be Pavlov, you be the dog." - William Stafford

"A bad dog never sees the Wolfe." - George Herbert

"The dog is man's best friend." - Proverbs

"The scalded dog feares cold water." - George Herbert

"A burnt dog dreads the fire." - Willa Cather

"Necessity has the face of a dog." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"The biggest dog has been a pup." - Joaquin Miller

"No mortal has a right to wag his tongue, much less to wag his pen, without saying something." - Thomas Carlyle

"I tucked him in with his stuffed-animal pet dog-cleverly named Dog-Dog, by the way." - Jordan Sonnenblick

"its not about the dog in the fight, its about the fight in the dog!" - Curtis Jackson

"The bone won't come to the dog. It's the dog that goes to the bone." - P.B. Kerr

"The truth is, Pavlov's dog trained Pavlov to ring this bell just before the dog salivated." - George Carlin

"If the old dog barke he gives counsell. [If the old dog barks, he gives counsel.]" - George Herbert

"They say the smart dog obeys but the smarter dog knows when to disobey." - Amy Hempel

"One's a dog-eat-dog world, and the other one's just the opposite." - Michael Bloomberg

"If they let me choose between you and the dog, I'll choose the dog." - Johnny Depp

"You don't always get the dog you want, but you get the dog that you need." - Cesar Millan

"On a dog sled team, unless you're the lead dog the view never changes." - Dominique Sutton

"Why did it happen? The big dog got fed. And when the big dog was fed, the little dog even got some meat in there, too. Big dog owns the domain, but the little dog can go wherever he wants." - Shaquille O'Neal

"You know the only thing happier than a three-legged dog? A four-legged dog." - Louis C K

"I call it... the hot dog tree, because... it's a hot dog tree." - Paul Reubens

"You can teach an old dog new tricksif the old dog wants to learn." - Tip O'Neill

"I love my dog. Actually, the best portrait I did was of my dog." - Patrick Demarchelier

"If it were a retarded baby and a bright dog, I'd save the dog." - Tom Regan

"Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you." - Austin O'Malley

"If the horse you're drawing looks more like a dog, make it a dog." - Cynthia Lewis

"My serve has killed a small dog ... I'm joking, I'm joking! The dog was huge!" - Andy Roddick

"In Washington, it's dog eat dog. In academia, it's exactly the opposite." - Robert Reich

"A new dog never replaces an old dog, it merely expands the heart." - Erica Jong

"Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you." - Austin Omalley

"I've never been without a dog. I've made trips across the country with a dog." - William Shatner

"If a dog is biting a black man, the black man should kill the dog, whether the dog is a police dog or a hound dog or any kind of dog. If a dog is fixed on a black man when that black man is doing nothing but trying to take advantage of what the government says is supposed to be his, then that black man should kill that dog or any two-legged dog who sets the dog on him." - Malcolm X

"When the little dog snarls, the big dog does not connect the snarl with himself, simply fancying that the little dog must be uncomfortable." - Anthony Trollope

"I knew I was dog meat. Luckily, I'm the high-priced dog meat that everybody wants. I'm the good-quality dog meat. I'm the Alpo of the NBA." - Shaquille Oneal

"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog." - Jack London

"I knew I was dog meat. Luckily, I'm the high-priced dog meat that everybody wants. I'm the good-quality dog meat. I'm the Alpo of the NBA." - Shaquille O'Neal

"The fatter the flea the leaner the dog." - Proverbs

"Who gets the bird, the hunter or the dog?" - John L Lewis

"Who gets the bird, the hunter or the dog." - John L Lewis

"Who gets the bird, the hunter or the dog?" - John Lewis

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain

"The dog gnawes the bone because he cannot swallow it." - George Herbert

"Let the dog bark; the moon shall beam on." - Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." - Mark Dunn

"Killing the dog does not cure the bite." - Abraham Lincoln

"If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." - Edmund Wilson

"Every time I go near the stove, the dog howls." - Phyllis Diller

"In the afterlife, people never forget to feed the dog." - Halldór Laxness

"The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." - Anonymous

"Next to the dog, the wastebasket is your best friend." - B C Forbes

"If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." - Lewis Grizzard

"If you ain't the lead dog, the view never changes." - Lewis Grizzard

"The view only changes for the lead dog." - Norman O Brown

"Be the person your dog thinks you are." - John W. Stephens

"I do honor the very flea of his dog." - Ben Jonson

"The dog is all things to all men." - Ian Niall

"I believe in God the way my dog does" - Farley Mowat

"The fidelity of a dog is a precious gift." - Konrad Lorenz

"The dog knows, but does not know that he knows." - Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

"Unless you're lead dog, the scenery never changes." - Hannah Whitall Smith

"I'm married but the special man is my dog, Henry." - Ana Gasteyer

"The dog's life is a good life, for a dog." - Edward Abbey

"Never stand between a dog and the hydrant." - John Peers

"The dog that will follow everbody ain't worth a curse." - Josh Billings

"Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A dog has the soul of a philosopher." - Plato

"He has all the characteristics of a dog - except loyalty." - Sam Houston

"If you were aboard a lifeboat with a baby and a dog, and the boat capsized, would you rescue the baby or the dog?" Regan, "If it were a retarded baby and a bright dog, I'd save the dog." - Tom Regan

"It's as clear as the balls on a tall dog." - Steven Tyler

"I will defend the peso like a dog!" - Jose Lopez

"In the eyes of my dog, I'm a man." - Martin Mull

"Dick Cheney has to be the kindliest attack dog ever." - Robert Orben

"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog." - Peter Steiner

"The dog is turned to his own vomit again." - Bible

"The dog is a lion in his own house." - Proverbs

"If the old dog barke he gives counsell." - George Herbert

"A heare of the dog that bote vs last night." - John Heywood

"One dog barks at something, the rest bark at him." - Proverbs

"The tree looks like a dog, barking at heaven." - Jack Kerouac

"The cat will mew, and dog will have his day." - William Shakespeare

"The Dalmatian breed of dog has many primitive characteristics." - Louis Leakey

"The dog that trots about finds a bone." - Golda Meir

"Don't let the same dog bite you twice." - Chuck Berry

"The dog lives here, Pete. You're just visiting." - Marge Schott

"I do honour the very flea of his dog." - Ben Jonson

"My dog, Puffy. The dog is the perfect portrait subject. He doesn't pose. He isn't aware of the camera." - Patrick Demarchelier

"ART, n. This word has no definition. Its origin is related by the ingenious Father Gassalasca Jape as "One day a wag - what would the wretch be at? Shifted a letter of the cipher RAT, And said it was a god's name! . . ."" - Ambrose Bierce

"ART, n. This word has no definition. Its origin is related by the ingenious Father Gassalasca Jape as One day a wag - what would the wretch be at? Shifted a letter of the cipher RAT, And said it was a god's name!..." - Ambrose Bierce

"Everything matters more than we think it does, and, at the same time, nothing matters so much as we think it does. The merest spark may set all Europe in a blaze, but though all Europe be set in a blaze twenty times over, the world will wag itself right again." - Samuel Butler (novelist)

"I plead guilty to that when I was young pastor. In one of my churches I changed so much, one old wag said I'd changed everything in the church except the signs on the bathroom doors! I could have used a little more wisdom. And common sense." - Jerry Vines

"With a dog, people are not disciplined. They think that by spoiling a dog the dog is going to love them more. But the dog misbehaves more because they give affection at the wrong time." - Cesar Millan

"Yea, and so used it that, were it not here apparent that thou art heir apparent - But I prithee, sweet wag, shall there be gallows standing in England when thou art King? and of resolution thus fubbed as it is with the rusty curb of old father antic the law? Do not thou, when thou art king, hand a thief." - William Shakespeare

"The dog that licks ashes, trust not with meale. [The dog that licks ashes trust not with meal.]" - George Herbert

"The dog has made man their God, if the dog was an atheist, it would be perfect." - Paul Valery

"To push behind the dog sled and run in front of the dog sled. That was always an interesting job." - Anne Bancroft

"To ask a politician to lead us is to ask the tail of a dog to lead the dog." - R Buckminster Fuller

"Every dog has like me the impulse to question, and I have like every dog the impulse not to answer." - Franz Kafka

"Life is like a dog sled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes." - Lewis Grizzard

"To push behind the dog sled and run in front of the dog sled. That was always an interesting job." - Ann Bancroft

"Take personal responsibility. A lot of people go, 'Well, I'll get a dog because I have a kid and a kid needs a dog.' And it doesn't work out for that dog and the dog is on the street." - Betty White

"If you feel the purpose of life is struggle, Darwinian fitness, dog eat dog, then you will be eaten by a dog, or you will eat dog. You become what you focus on." - Frederick Lenz



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