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Dog Phrases & Expressions, Ideoms & Quotes

Dog Phrases & Expressions

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- Mikhail Bulgakov

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Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"Dogs never bite me. Just humans."
- Marilyn Monroe

"Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really."
- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
- Roger Caras

"Happiness is a warm puppy."
- Charles M. Schulz

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For - Groucho Marx

"If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man."
- Mark Twain

"Meow" means "woof" in cat."
- George Carlin

"Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
- Christopher Hitchens, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace."
- Milan Kundera

"I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
- Winston Churchill

"Did you know that there are over three hundred words for love in canine?"
- Gabrielle Zevin, Elsewhere

"My cats inspire me daily. They inspire me to get a dog!"
- Greg Curtis

"Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in."
Mark Twain

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
Will Rogers

"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

"All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however, he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn't a dog."
Charles M. Schulz

"A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours. Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart. He taught me to appreciate the simple things-a walk in the woods, a fresh snowfall, a nap in a shaft of winter sunlight. And as he grew old and achy, he taught me about optimism in the face of adversity. Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty."
John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

"Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun."
Groucho Marx

"Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer."
Dean Koontz, False Memory

"The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man's."
Mark Twain

"Mario, what do you get when you cross an insomniac, an unwilling agnostic and a dyslexic?"
- David Foster Wallace, Infinite Jest

"The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants."
- Johnny Depp

"You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us."
- Robert Louis Stevenson

"The more boys I meet the more I love my dog."
- Carrie Underwood

"Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal... In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.
Next, in another cage I confined an Irish Catholic from Tipperary, and as soon as he seemed tame I added a Scotch Presbyterian from Aberdeen. Next a Turk from Constantinople; a Greek Christian from Crete; an Armenian; a Methodist from the wilds of Arkansas; a Buddhist from China; a Brahman from Benares. Finally, a Salvation Army Colonel from Wapping. Then I stayed away for two whole days. When I came back to note results, the cage of Higher Animals was all right, but in the other there was but a chaos of gory odds and ends of turbans and fezzes and plaids and bones and flesh - not a specimen left alive. These
Reasoning Animals had disagreed on a theological detail and carried the matter to a Higher Court."
- Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings

"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience."
- Woodrow Wilson

"My girlfriend bought me a collared shirt for my birthday, mainly so I don't get too far ahead of her when she takes me for a walk."
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

"If you don't own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life."
- Roger Caras

"The universe contains any amount of horrible ways to be woken up, such as the noise of the mob breaking down the front door, the scream of fire engines, or the realization that today is the Monday which on Friday night was a comfortably long way off. A dog's wet nose is not strictly speaking the worst of the bunch, but it has it's own peculiar dreadfulness which connoisseurs of the ghastly and dog owners everywhere have come to know and dread. It's like having a small piece of defrosting liver pressed lovingly against you."
- Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures

"Dogs have given us their absolute all. We are the center of their universe. We are the focus of their love and faith and trust. They serve us in return for scraps. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made. "
- Roger Caras

"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs."
- Charles de Gaulle

"Dogs feel very strongly that they should always go with you in the car, in case the need should arise for them to bark violently at nothing right in your ear."
- Dave Barry

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."
- Andy Rooney

"Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them."
- John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

"A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones."
- Arthur Conan Doyle, The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes

"I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it."
- Cesar Millan

"Owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don't live as long as people do."
- John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

"It's just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn't it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal."
- John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog


"No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown."
- Dean Koontz, A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

"If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian."
- Linda McCartney, Linda's Kitchen: Simple and Inspiring Recipes for Meals Without Meat

"Dogs have their day but cats have 365."
- Lilian Jackson Braun

"I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."
- Abraham Lincoln

"The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made His greatest gifts the commonest."
- Martin Luther

Catchy, Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"The dog's agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. "I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied."
- Caroline Knapp

"Dogs are minor angels, and I don't mean that facetiously. They love unconditionally, forgive immediately, are the truest of friends, willing to do anything that makes us happy, etcetera. If we attributed some of those qualities to a person we would say they are special. If they had ALL of them, we would call them angelic. But because it's "only" a dog, we dismiss them as sweet or funny but little more. However when you think about it, what are the things that we most like in another human being? Many times those qualities are seen in our dogs every single day - we're just so used to them that we pay no attention."
- Jonathan Carroll

"To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs."
- Aldous Huxley

"You can say any fool thing to a dog and the dog will just give you this look that says, 'My GOSH, you're RIGHT! I NEVER would've thought of that!"
- Dave Barry

"Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all."
- John Grogan, Marley and Me: Life and Love With the World's Worst Dog

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too."
- Samuel Butler

"Thus went my first Court Day.I think i'm going to puke."
- Tamora Pierce, Terrier

"Throw a stick, and the servile dog wheezes and pants and stumbles to bring it to you. Do the same before a cat, and he will eye you with coolly polite and somewhat bored amusement. And just as inferior people prefer the inferior animal which scampers excitedly because someone else wants something, so do superior people respect the superior animal which lives its own life and knows that the puerile stick-throwings of alien bipeds are none of its business and beneath its notice. The dog barks and begs and tumbles to amuse you when you crack the whip. That pleases a meekness-loving peasant who relishes a stimulus to his self importance. The cat, on the other hand, charms you into playing for its benefit when it wishes to be amused, making you rush about the room with a paper on a string when it feels like exercise, but refusing all your attempts to make it play when it is not in the humour. That is personality and individuality and self-respect - the calm mastery of a being whose life is its own and not yours and the superior person recognises and appreciates this because he too is a free soul whose position is assured, and whose only law is his own heritage and aesthetic sense."
- H.P. Lovecraft

"Whoever said you can't buy Happiness forgot little puppies."
- Gene Hill

"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, Boy's Life

"In times of joy, all of us wished we possessed a tail we could wag."
- W.H. Auden

"There is one other reason for dressing well, namely that dogs respect it, and will not attack you in good clothes."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Golden retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting. In spite of their size, they think they are lap dogs, and in spite of being dogs, they think they are also human, and nearly every human they meet is judged to have the potential to be a boon companion who might, at many moment, cry, "Let's go!" and lead them on a great adventure."
- Dean Koontz

"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."
- Orhan Pamuk, My Name is Red

"I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts."
- John Steinbeck

"Why is it we want so badly to memorialize ourselves? Even while we're still alive. We wish to assert our existence, like dogs peeing on fire hydrants."
- Margaret Atwood, Der blinde Mั‰rder

"Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment."
- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs

"Watching a dog try to chew a large piece of toffee is a pastime fit for gods. Mr. Fusspot's mixed ancestry had given him a dexterity of jaw that was truly awesome. He somersaulted happily around the floor, making faces like a rubber gargoyle in a washing machine."
- Terry Pratchett, Making Money

"Dogs, lives are short, too short, but you know that going in. You know the pain is coming, you're going to lose a dog, and there's going to be great anguish, so you live fully in the moment with her, never fail to share her joy or delight in her innocence, because you can't support the illusion that a dog can be your lifelong companion. There's such beauty in the hard honesty of that, in accepting and giving love while always aware that it comes with an unbearable price. Maybe loving dogs is a way we do penance for all the other illusions we allow ourselves and the mistakes we make because of those illusions."
- Dean Koontz, The Darkest Evening of the Year

"Owning a dog is slightly less expensive than being addicted to crack."
- Jen Lancaster, Bitter is the New Black

"Discipline isn't about showing a dog who's boss; it's about taking responsibility for a living creature you have brought into your world."
- Cesar Millan, Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog and Your Life

"Everything I know, I learned from dogs."
- Nora Roberts, The Search

"I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk."
- Mark Haddon, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

"Dogs never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation. "
- Jerome K. Jerome

"Slowly, Anna put up a hand to his muzzle and began to scratch that spot behind the ear where large dogs keep their souls."
- Eva Ibbotson, A Countess Below Stairs

"People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story."
- Jim Butcher, White Night

"We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we would still live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan."
- Irving Townsend

"I once heard a woman who had lost her dog say that she felt as though a color were suddenly missing from her world: the dog had introduced to her field of vision some previously unavailable hue and without a dog, that color was gone. That seemed to capture the experience of loving a dog with eminent simplicity. I'd amend it only slightly and say that if we are open to what they have to give, dogs can introduce us to several colors with names like wildness, nurturance, trust and joy."
- Carolyn Knapp

"Now this is the Law of the Jungle, as old and as true as the sky And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die. As the creeper that girdles the tree-trunk the Law runneth forward and back. For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."
- Rudyard Kipling

"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons."
- James Thurber

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"The conclusion I have reached is that, above all, dogs are witnesses. They are allowed access to our most private moments. They are there when we think we are alone. Think of what they could tell us. They sit on the laps of presidents. They see acts of love and violence, quarrels and feuds, and the secret play of children. If they could tell us everything they have seen, all of the gaps of our lives would stitch themselves together."
- Carolyn Parkhurst, The Dogs of Babel

"Love, love, love, says Percy.
And hurry as fast as you can
along the shining beach, or the rubble, or the dust.
Then, go to sleep.
Give up your body heat, your beating heart.
Then, trust."
- Mary Oliver

"The dog has seldom been successful in pulling man up to its level of sagacity, but man has frequently dragged the dog down to his."
- James Thurber

"In a dog's life, some plaster would fall, some cushions would open, some rugs would shred. Like any relationship, this one had its costs. They were costs we came to accept and balance against the joy and amusement and protection and companionship he gave us."
- John Grogan

"I always like a dog so long as he isn't spelled backward."
- G.K. Chesterton

"I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night."
- Marie Corelli

"Anyone who has no need of anybody but himself is either a beast or a God."
- Bruce Wayne Sullivan - Aristotle

"Every dog must have his day."
- Jonathan Swift

"I say, thirteen is too many dogs for good mental health. Five is pretty much the limit. More than five dogs and you forfeit your right to call yourself entirely sane. Even if the dogs are small."
- E. Lockhart

"How could I have known such a thing would happen? After all, we've been together for so long, we co-evolved so many common traits. Love of chocolate just seemed a natural companion to drooling, the pack instinct and doggy-style."
- Benson Bruno

"Brightpaw's eye opened and she fixed a cloudy gaze on Fireheart.
"What happened?" he repeated. "What did this?"
A thin wailing came from Brightpaw, which gradually formed into words. Fireheart stared at her in horror as he made out what she was trying to say. "Pack, pack," she whispered. "Kill, kill."
- Erin Hunter, A Dangerous Path

"Men are like dogs," Stacy was fond of saying. And she usually went on to add that, like dogs, they all took up too much space on the bed, and they always went for the crotch."
- Lisa Kleypas, Smooth Talking Stranger

"Coraline opened the box of chocolates. The dog looked at them longingly.
"Would you like one?" she asked the little dog.
"Yes, please," whispered the dog. "Only not toffee ones. They make me drool."
"I thought chocolates weren't very good for dogs," she said, remembering something Miss Forcible had once told her.
"Maybe where you come from," whispered the little dog. "Here, it's all we eat."
- Neil Gaiman, Coraline

"Fireheart dashed to the warrior's side. Cloudtail was standing stiff-legged, every hair in his pelt on end as if he were facing an enemy. His eyes were fixed on the limp heap of tabby fur huddled at his paws.
"Why, Fireheart?" Cloudtail wailed. "Why her?"
Fireheart knew, but rage and grief made it hard to speak. "Because Tigerstar wants the pack to get a taste of cat blood," he rasped.
The dead cat lying in front of them was Brindleface."
- Erin Hunter, A Dangerous Path

"Loyalty is for the dogs. Count me among the cats. And count me twice once for each of my faces. "
- Jarod Kintz, This Book Has No Title

"I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source."
- Doris Day

"I love them, they are so nice and selfish. Dogs are TOO good and unselfish. They make me feel uncomfortable. But cats are gloriously human."
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

"When you have dogs, you witness their uncomplaining acceptance of suffering, their bright desire to make the most of life in spite of the limitations of age and disease, their calm awareness of the approaching end when their final hours come. They accept death with a grace that I hope I will one day be brave enough to muster."
- Dean Koontz

"You can always trust a dog that likes peanut butter."
- Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

"A vast silence reigned over the land. The land itself was a desolation, lifeless, without movement, so lone and cold that the spirit of it was not even that of sadness. There was a hint in it of laughter, but of laughter more terrible than any sadness-a laughter that was mirthless as the smile of the Sphinx, a laughter cold as the frost and partaking of the grimness of infallibility. It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life. It was the Wild, the savage, frozen-hearted Northland Wild."
- Jack London

"A lot of shelter dogs are mutts like me."
- Barack Obama

"I've changed my ways a little, I cannot now Run with you in the evenings along the shore, Except in a kind of dream, and you, if you dream a moment, You see me there."
- Robinson Jeffers

"The dogs brought it all back to, you know, to the human side."
- Luis Carlos Montalvan

"Some of our greatest historical and artistic treasures we place with curators in museums; others we take for walks."
- Roger Caras

"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down."
- Robert Benchley

"We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; and amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog has made an alliance with us."
- Max DePree

"I do not concern myself with my inability to feel such comfort amidst humans (other than with very few friends and family), but, rather, am simply thankful that at least dogs exist, and I'm humbly aware of how much less a person I'd be, how less a human, if they did not exist. "
- Rick Bass, Colter

"Why did dogs make one want to cry? There was something so quiet and hopeless about their sympathy. Jasper, knowing something was wrong, as dogs always do. Trunks being packed. Cars being brought to the door. Dogs standing with drooping tails, dejected eyes. Wandering back to their baskets in the hall when the sound of the car dies away."
- Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

"Why do dachshunds wear their ears inside out?"
- P.G. Wodehouse

"Over the years I've come to appreciate how animals enter our lives prepared to teach and far from being burdened by an inability to speak they have many different ways to communicate. It is up to us to listen more than hear, to look into more than past."
- Nick Trout

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"We humans may be brilliant and we may be special, but we are still connected to the rest of life. No one reminds us of this better than our dogs. Perhaps the human condition will always include attempts to remind ourselves that we are separate from the rest of the natural world. We are different from other animals; it's undeniably true. But while acknowledging that, we must acknowledge another truth, the truth that we are also the same. That is what dogs and their emotions give us-- a connection. A connection to life on earth, to all that binds and cradles us, lest we begin to feel too alone. Dogs are our bridge - our connection wo who we really are, and most tellingly, who we want to be. When we call them home to us, it'as as if we are calling for home itself. And that'll do, dogs. That'll do."
- Patricia B. McConnell

". . . Oh, for heaven's sake, Sirius, Dumbledore said no!"A bearlike black dog had appeared at Harry's side as Harry clambered over the various trunks cluttering the hall to get to Mrs. Weasley. "Oh honestly . . ." said Mrs. Weasley despairingly, "well, on your own head be it!"
The great black dog gave a joyful bark and gamboled around them, snapping at pigeons, and chasing its own tail. Harry couldn't help laughing. Sirius had been trapped inside for a very long time."
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter

"The dog always dies. Go to the library and pick out a book with an award sticker and a dog on the cover. Trust me, that dog is going down."
- Gordon Korman, No More Dead Dogs

"Fireheart tensed, waiting for whatever had hunted down these apprentices to emerge from the trees and attack, but nothing stirred. Feeling as if his legs hardly belonged to him, he sprang down and stumbled across to Swiftpaw. The apprentice lay on his side, his legs splayed out. His black-and-white fur was torn, and his body was covered with dreadful wounds, ripped by teeth far bigger than any cat's. His jaws still snarled and his eyes glared. He was dead, and Fireheart could see that he had died fighting."
- Erin Hunter, A Dangerous Path

"Plus je vois le homes, plus j'admire les chiens" (The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs)."
- Marie-Jeanne Roland de la Platiere

"Fireheart was interrupted by a screech from Cloudtail. "Fireheart! Fireheart, Brightpaw isn't dead!" Fireheart spun around and raced across the clearing to crouch beside Brightpaw. Her white-and-ginger fur, which, she had always kept so neatly groomed, was spiky with drying blood. On one side of her face the fur was torn away, and there was blood where her eye should have been. One ear had been shredded, and there were huge claw marks scored across her muzzle."
- Erin Hunter

"There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog"
- Konrad Lorenz

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conslusive evidence that your are wonderful."
- Ann Landers

"It's hard not to immediately fall in love witha dog who has a good sense of humor."
- Kate DiCamillo

"Songwriting is a bitch. And then it has puppies"
- Steven Tyler

"As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point."
- Jean Ferris

"The rooms of his apartment were full with the dog home again, convalescing. He was satisfied to know, even when she was out of sight, that somewhere in the apartment she was sleeping or eating or sitting watchfully. It was family, he guessed, more or less. Did most people want a house of living things at night, to know that in the dark around them other warm bodies slept? Such a house could even be the whole world."
- Lydia Millet

"I am his Highness' dog at Kew; Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?"
- Alexander Pope

"People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, leave paw prints on our lives and our souls, which are as unique as fingerprints in every way."
- Ashly Lorenzana

"Never mind, said Hachiko each day. Here I wait, for my friend who's late. I will stay, just to walk beside you for one more day."
- Jess C. Scott

"My purpose, my whole life, had been to love him and be with him, to make him happy. I didn't want to cause any unhappiness now in that way, I decided it was probably better than he wasn't here to see this, though I missed him so much at that moment the ache of it was as bad as the strange pains in my belly."
- W. Bruce Cameron

"The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them."
- Stanley Coren

"Once when I had remarked on the affection quite often found between cat and dog, my friend replied, "Yes. But I bet no dog would ever confess it to the other dogs."
- C.S. Lewis

"Once bitten twice shy? Sure, but... why not get a bigger dog and bite them back?"
- A.A. Bell

"What do dogs do on their day off? Can't lie around โ€“ that's their job!"
- George Carlin

"You know where we got stuck? We were looking for faithfull, loving and perfect relationships-males who were always glad to see us." "So?" "We already have that!" "What do you mean?" "We've got dogs!"
- Joan Bauer

"You'd help if you could, wouldn't you, boy?" I said. "It's no wonder they call you man's best friend. Faithful and loyal and true, you share in our sorrows and rejoice with us in our triumphs, the truest friend we ever have known, a better friend than we deserve. You have thrown in your lot with us, through thick and thin, on battlefield and hearthrug, refusing to leave your master even when death and destruction lie all around. Ah, noble dog, you are the furry mirror in which we see our better selves reflected, man as he could be, unstained by war or ambition, unspoilt by-"
- Connie Willis

"Walter had never liked cats. They'd seemed to him the sociopaths of the pet world, a species domesticated as an evil necessary for the control of rodents and subsequently fetishized the way unhappy countries fetishize their militaries, saluting the uniforms of killers as cat owners stroke their animals' lovely fur and forgive their claws and fangs. He'd never seen anything in a cat's face but simpering incuriosity and self-interest; you only had to tease one with a mouse-toy to see where it's true heart lay...cats were all about using people"
- Jonathan Franzen

"If you taught me to read and provided for me the same computer system as someone has provided for Stephen Hawking, I, too, would write great books. And yet you don't teach me to read, and you don't give me a computer stick I can push around with my nose to point at the next letter I wish typed. So whose fault is it that I am what I am?"
- Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain

"My little dogs... heartbeats at my feet."
- Edith Wharton - One of the first founders of the ASPCA

"Questers of the truth, that's who dogs are; seekers after the invisible scent of another being's authentic core."
- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

"A strongly accentuated zoophilism, such as an inordinate love of horses or dogs, throws the emotional nature out of balance; and those who are possessed by it are not likely to care very much for people."
- W.E. Woodward, Meet General Grant

"Not Carnegie, Vanderbilt, and Astor together could have raised money enough to buy a quarter share in my little dog."
- Ernest Thompson Seton

"I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see a wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies."
- Merrill Markoe

"DOG: A kind of additional or subsidiary Diety designed to catch the overflow or surplus of the world's worship."
- Ambrose Bierce

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"To show too much joy in a place such as this would be unseemly but, as he padded toward her, his tail was extended in a manner which would make wagging possible should all go as expected."
- Eva Ibbotson

"I don't appreciate people who celebrate their dog's birthdays with "dog parties," and then invite their friends who don't even have dogs. I understand why people like dogs, and I think they definitely bring more to the table than cats or those godforsaken ferrets, but I don't think it's healthy for people to treat their dogs like they are real people."
- Chelsea Handler

"I don't understand people who don't touch their pets. Their cat or dog is called a pet for a reason. "
- Jarod Kintz

"Dogs are not like cats, who amusingly tolerate humans only until someone comes up with a tin opener that can be operated with a paw. Men made dogs, they took wolves and gave them human things - unnecessary intelligence, names, a desire to belong, and a twitching inferiority complex. All dogs dream wolf dreams, and know they're dreaming of biting their Maker. Every dog knows, deep in his heart, that he is a Bad Dog..."
- Terry Pratchett

"The capacity for love that makes dogs such rewarding companions has a flip-side: They find it difficult to cope without us. Since we humans programmed this vulnerability, it's our responsibility to ensure that our dogs do not suffer as a result."
- John Bradshaw

"Scream at the mangled leather carcass lying at the foot of the stairs, and my parents would roar with laughter. "That's what you get for leaving your wallet on the kitchen table."
- David Sedaris

"The strangest thing has happened. I really missed my dog. That's never happened to me before. You know, on a long tour you do hear people saying they miss their pets. I never have. But last night I started really missing my dog. It's very odd, 'cause I don't have a dog."
- Bono

"I want her back" I said "I want HIM back" Charlie"
- Ann M. Martin

"Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs."
- Martha Scott

"We get a lot of calls where the person is murdered at home, but is not found for a period of time. And so the animals have already started to take the body apart because they haven't been fed in that period. So your evidence is being chewed up by the family pet. I tell you - Dogs are more loyal than cats. Cats will wait only a certain period of time and they'll start chewing on you. Dogs will wait a day or two before they just can't take the starving anymore. So, keep that in mind when choosing a pet.You know how a cat just stares at you, maybe at the top of the TV, from across the room? That's because they're watching to see if you're gonna stop breathing."
- Connie Fletcher

"Who are these people sharing the street with me? What is going on in their worlds, inside their heads? Are they in love? If so, is it the kind that Mum and Dad have? Based on having things in common, like raspberry picking and a love of dogs, and Shakespeare, and long country walks? Or is it the knock-you-out, eat-you-up, set-you-on-fire kind of love that I have longed for-and avoided-all my life?"
- Alison Larkin

"Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans: once you leave the litter, you server contact with your mothers."
- Jodi Picoult

"My name is Two Dogs Wink While Chewing. It's not an Indian name, nor one that reflects my cat-loving nature. "
- Jarod Kintz

"Yet he could not enjoy the walk. In the morning especially a bougainvillaea looks handmade, lawns are always lawns, and it is true indeed that dogs smell fear. Cats don't say."
- Douglas Woolf

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished."
- Dean Koontz

"Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happy with only the autonomy of their shameless spirit."
- Pablo Neruda

"You want a friend in this city? [Washington, DC.] Get a dog!"
- Harry S. Truman

"One of the greatest gifts we receive from dogs is the tenderness they evoke in us. The disappointments of life, the injustices, the battering events that are beyond our control, and the betrayals we endure, from those we befriended and loved, can make us cynical and turn our hearts into flint, on which only the matches of anger and bitterness can be struck into flame. By their delight in being with us, the reliable sunniness of their disposition, the joy they bring to playtime, the curiosity with which they embrace each new experience, dogs can melt cynicism,and sweeten the bitter heart."
- Dean Koontz

"Spiritual fulfillment doesn't have to mean belief in a religion or disbelief in science. ... Whether one believes in an unseen, all-knowing force, or the wonder of science and the universe, or simply the beauty of the human spirit, nearly every one of feels an inner longing to feel part of something bigger than ourselves."
- Cesar Millan

"Sometimes you're sure dogs have some secret, superior intelligence, and other times you know they're only their simple, goofy selves."
- Deb Caletti

"Why, that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa. She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw. I don't say she will but she can."
- Dorothy Parker

"When people say that animal rescuers are crazy, what they really mean is that animal rescuers share a number of fundamental beliefs that makes them easy to marginalize. Among those is the belief that Rene Descartes was a jackass."
- Steven Kotler

"Coyotes have the gift of seldom being seen; they keep to the edge of vision and beyond, loping in and out of cover on the plains and highlands. And at night, when the whole world belongs to them, they parley at the river with the dogs, their higher, sharper voices full of authority and rebuke. They are an old council of clowns, and they are listened to."
- N. Scott Momaday

"A dog is like a person, he needs a job and a family to be what he's meant to be."
- Andrew Vachss

"Another thing I take issue with are people who take their dogs on "play dates," or even worse, people who choose to dress their dogs up in outfits better suited for homosexuals participating in a gay pride parade. Dog costumes are right up there with something else I find particularly offensive: sweater vests."
- Chelsea Handler

"My father...was a man who understood all dogs thoroughly and treated them like human beings."
- Flann O'Brien

"I never met a man half so true as a dog. Treat a dog right, and he'll treat you right. He'll keep you company, be your friend, and never ask you no questions. Cats is different, but I never held that against 'em."
- Mary Ann Shaffer

"I confronted the fact that I was not only talking to a dog, but answering for one."
- Claire Cook

"You know what I should do?" Hoshino asked excited. "Of course," the cat said. "What'd I tell you? Cats know everything. Not like dogs."
- Haruki Murakami

"What kind of a world do we live in that has room for dog yoga but not for Esperanto!"
- Arika Okrent

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"In a Pyongyang restaurant, don't ever ask for a doggie bag."
- Christopher Hitchens

"No one can give anyone else the gift of the idyll; only an animal can do so, because only animals were not expelled from Paradise. The love between dog and man is idyllic. It knows no conflicts, no hair-raising scenes; it knows no development."
- Milan Kundera

"Last, I would like to thank the dogs, not just the Vick pack, but all of them, simply for being dogs, which is to say, tolerant and perseverant; willing to connect with a world that does not always return their affection; and for proving, time and again, that life, while messy, difficult, and imperfect, has the capacity to exceed our expectations and feed our undying hope."
- Jim Gorant

"Do animals understand the concept of dreams or do they think they enter another dimension when they get tired?"
- Christy Leigh Stewart

"When I came out of anesthesia, I wanted two things: my husband and my dog. They wouldn't let the dog in the recovery room."
- Sandy Nathan

"My dog is half pit-bull, half poodle. Not much of a watchdog, but a vicious gossip!"
- Craig Shoemaker

"Where's your dog?" Peter's voice came from within the gushing stream of water. Justin thought he must have misheard. "Pardon?" "Your dog." "Yes?" "Isn't he with you today?" Justin looked at Peter. "Ha bloody ha." Peter stuck his head out of the stream of water, features dripping. He smiled shyly. "I love greyhounds." Justin stared. "My dog is imaginary." "Oh." Peter looked interested. "That's unusual." Justin put his head under the water. When he emerged, Peter was still looking at him. "Less work," Peter offered, cheerily. "If the dog's imaginary, I mean. Not so much grooming, feeding, et cetera."
- Meg Rosoff

"A brick has no legs, so it probably slithers like a snake. Therefore, a brick might make a good pet. And at least you wouldn't have to walk it. "

"Wherever the family was, these two dogs, both six-year-old shepherd mixes, took up their posts at the central coming-and-going point. Gil called them concierge dogs. And it's true, they were inquisitive and accommodating. But they were not fawning or overly playful. They were watchful and thoughtful. Irene thought they had gravitas. Weighty demeanors. She thought of them as diplomats. She had noticed that when Gil was about to loose his temper one of the dogs always appeared and did something to divert his attention. Sometimes they acted like fools, but it was brilliant acting. Once, when he was furious about a bill for the late fees for a lost video, one of the dogs had walked right up to Gil and lifted his leg over his shoe. Gil was shouting at Florian when the piss splattered down, and she'd felt a sudden jolt of pride in the dog."
- Louise Erdrich

"If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."
Mark Twain

"I believe it's our loss of connection with our instinctual side that prevents us from being effective pack leaders for our dogs. Perhaps it's also why we also seem to be failing at being positive guardians of our planet."
Cesar Millan

"I'll believe it if I see it" for dogs translates to "I'll believe it if I smell it." So don't bother yelling at them; it's the energy and scent they pay attention to, not your words."
- Cesar Millan

"When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it's hard to feel sad."
- Kristan Higgins

"Mother Nature's ruthless to the weak, but isn't arbitrary cruel or negative. Mother Nature saves aggression for extreme situations, and instead uses consistent leadership to help keep things running smoothly. Mother nature doesn't rule by fear and anger, but by calm strength and assertiveness."
- Cesar Millan

"Though men in the mass forget the origins of their need, they still bring wolfhounds into city apartments, where dog and man both sit brooding in wistful discomfort. The magic that gleams an instant between Argos and Odysseus is both the recognition of diversity and the need for affection across the illusions of form. It is nature's cry to homeless, far-wandering, insatiable man: "Do not forget your brethren, nor the green wood from which you sprang. To do so is to invite disaster."
- Loren Eiseley

"Science has so far been unable to tell us how self-aware dogs are, much less whether they have anything like our conscious thoughts. This is not surprising, since neither scientists nor philosophers can agree about what the consciousness of humans consists of, let alone that of animals."
- John Bradshaw

"I also believe that man's continued domestication (if you care to use that silly euphemism) of dogs is motivated by fear: fear that dogs, left to evolve on their own, would, in fact, develop thumbs and smaller tongues, and therefore would be superior to men, who are slow and cumbersome, standing erect as they do. This is why dogs must live under the constant supervision of people. From what Denny has told me about the government and its inner workings, it is my belief that this despicable plan was hatched in a back room of none other than the White House, probably by an evil adviser to a president of questionable moral and intellectual fortitude, and probably with the correct assessmentโ€”unfortunately, made from a position of paranoia rather than of spiritual insight that all dogs are progressively inclined regarding social issues."
- Garth Stein

"If you live with dogs, you'll never run out of things to write about."
- Sharon Delarose

"We'll know we've got it right when they choose for themselves," he used to say. That doesn't make sense. 'That's what I thought too. I asked him what he meant, but he just shrugged. I don't think he knew himself. But I keep thinking maybe that stray is making exactly the kind of choice he talked about. We're talking about an adult dog, a dog that's been out in the woods for a long time, trying to decide whether or not we can be trusted. Whether this is his place. And it matters to him - he'd rather starve than make the wrong decision.'"
- David Wroblewski

"(about cats) They also resist our calls to come, to move, to obey, to present themselves, to do all the things that dogs do so easily. This drives some people crazy. Cats do not even care what drives us crazy!"
- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

"Neither knew it at the time, but a line had been crossed that could not be uncrossed- a running leap over a chasm of ignorance and misunderstanding between species and worlds and a baby step taken into life's endless possibilities for wonder and joy and surprise that could no more be reversed than one's first taste of chocolate. A dog kiss."
- Berkeley Breathed

"They say that dogs may dream, and when Topsy was old, his feet would move in his sleep. With his eyes closed he would often make a noise that sounded quite human, as if greeting someone in his dreams. At first it seemed that he believed Sara would return, but as the years went by I understood that his loyalty asked for no reward, and that love comes in unexpected forms. His wish was small, as hers had been merely to be beside her. As for me, I already knew I would never get what I wanted."
- Alice Hoffman

"given the nature of the human couple, the love of a man and a woman is a priori inferior to that which can exist (at least in the best instances) in the love between man and dog...It is a completely selfless love."
- Milan Kundera

"Buy for me from the King's own kennels, the finest elk hounds of the Royal strain, male and female. Bring them back without delay. For," he murmured, scarcely above his breath as he turned to his books, "I have done with men."
- Virginia Woolf, Orlando

"Doris loves Superman as well.unfortunately, she got knocked down by a van last year, and it was a big, long recovery for her, really. It took about six months, didn't it, before she was fully back to normal. She never gone back to normal. She's got a bionic leg now, which made her twice as fast and twice as stupid. You know, but she's just such good fun. But anyway,like she had a bit of a low point, you know, when she got really fed up, you know, with those stupid lampshade collars, you know, that they have on their head. Ugh, bumping into everything, she was walking about sighing. Ugh, like that, you know, and if you've ever been known or been with the terriers, but that ball of energy,you know, and she wasn't allowed to be for a walk or anything. It was awful. So to cheer her up, I bought her a little Superman outfit for dogs. When you get home, you look online. They are absolutely brilliant. You can get Wonder Woman and Darth Vader, all sorts. They're the funniest thing I have ever seen in my. The front paws, the front legs go in Super man's legs, you know, and it like covers up the paw with these little, red boot things on the bottom. And it comes up and ties around the neck, and there's tube stuff down from the front. So from the front, it's like a tiny, little Superman with a dog's head. And then, on the back there's this cape. So when she trots around, it looks like she's flying! Ah, it's brilliant! And she loves it. I couldn't get it off for about a week. It's honestly, they're absolutely brilliant, you must check it out. So anyway, tonight this is for Doris."
- Kate Rusby

"I have been told by the third grade teacher that my daughter Poppet is reading at middle school level. Yet if I leave Poppet a note in block letters telling her to feed the dogs I will come home to find the dogs have been ... given a swim in the above-ground pool, dressed in tutus, provided with hair weaves. What I will not find is that the dogs have been fed. 'I thought you wanted me to free the dogs,' says Poppet whose school district is not spending quite what D.C.'s is, thanks to voter rejection of the last school bond referendum."
- P.J. O'Rourke

"Dogs have hair. Cats, fur. Dogs whine, yip, howl, bark. Cats purrr.
I say: No contest."

"What the fuck does he think he's doing anyway? And when has running around in a figure eight ever helped anyone?"
- C.K. Kelly Martin

"A dead dog is more quiet than a house on the steppes, a chair in a empty room."
- Per Petterson

"The secret of architectural excellence is to translate the proportions of a dachshund into bricks, mortar and marble."
- Christopher Wren

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"The dog looked up in entreaty. Liquid brown eyes begged: Take me with you. I'll be good. Oh, the lies that dogs told."
- Courtney Milan

"Then in a great crash they threw themselves to the floor, ears flopped down, the whites of their eyes showing, looking the way only a dog can look who is totally disappointed. Indeed, they were the very pictures of disappointment."
- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

"I shall love my kind of love anyway, doggedly, for I must certainly do the best I can with my own nature and if my nature is to love too well or from afar or to be grateful for crumbs...well, so be it."
- Carol Emshwiller

"It is a fool of a shepherd who culls his dogs."
- Jefferson Smith

"I say every dog looks like no other but that isn't true. Not entirely. Difference is slippery."
- Mary Jo Bang

"Every year thousands of dogs are abandoned to shelters because of behavior problems. And these are things that can be corrected with just basic training. Dogs are being killed because of lack of training, and that's what the Canine Good Citizen program is all about. (Mary Burch, AKC)"
- Martin Kihn

"No man should live where he can hear his neighbor's dog bark."
- Nathaniel Macon

"I believe it's our loss of connection with our instinctual side that prevents us from being effective pack leaders for our dogs. Perhaps it's also why we also seem to be failing at being positive guardians of our planet."
- Cesar Millan

"Years later, my wife, Ilusion, woke me up to the realization that you can't just "dump" your whole species simply because you've had a few bad encounters with some of its members. ... Intimacy's a greater goal to seek. ...That true knowledge of intimacy within our own species will allow us to pass it along to interspecies relations."
- Cesar Millan

"I will keep no further journal of that same hesternal torch light and, to prevent me from returning, like a dog, to the vomit of memory, I tear out the remaining leaves of this volume..."
- George Gordon Byron

"Nothing will turn a man's home into a castle more quickly and effectively than a dachshund."
- Victoria

"Pride is all very well, but a sausage is a sausage."
- Terry Pratchett

"Dogs are gonna take over the world. It's a known fact for those who believe it, kinda like the Bible."
- Mike Dirnt

"(Suguri) You had an extra long walk, didn't you...? Let's go home..."
- Yukiya Sakuragi

"I don't think twice about picking up my dog's poop, but if another dog's poop is next to it, I think, 'Eww, dog poop!"
- Jonah Goldberg

"She had a voice so husky it could have pulled a dogsled, and the gun she was holding gave me a bad case of barrel envy."
- Patrick Major Dallas

"In his essay,Agastya had said that his real ambition was to be a domesticated male stray dog because they lived the best life.They were assured of food,and because they were stray they didn't have to guard a house or beg or shake paws or fetch trifles or be clean or anything similarly meaningless to earn their food.They were servile and sycophantic when hungry;once fed,and before sleep,they wagged their tails perfunctorily whenever their hosts passes,as an investment for future meals.A stray dog was free,he slept a lot,barked unexpectedly and only when he wanted to,and got a lot of sex."
- Upamanyu Chatterjee

"I nearly tripped over Stieglitz, my dog, a forty-pound black-and-white keeshond (pronounced caze-hawnd) furball. He lunged at me with unbridled glee because the mere sight of my presence always made his day. It's important to have a dog. Dogs love unconditionally. (Thwonk)"
- Joan Bauer

"Dogs have more love than integrity. They've been true to us, yes, but they haven't been true to themselves."
- Clarence Day

"So a dog's value came from the training AND the breeding. And by breeding, Edgar supposed he meant both the bloodlines: the particular dogs in their ancestry and all the information in the file cabinets. Because the files, with their photographs, measurements, notes, charts, cross-references, and scores, told the STORY of the dog - what a MEANT as his father put it. "
- David Wroblewski

"Any man with money to make the purchase may become a dog's owner. But no man spend he ever so much coin and food and tact in the effort may become a dog's Master without consent of the dog. Do you get the difference? And he whom a dog once unreservedly accepts as Master is forever that dog's God."
- Albert Payson Terhune

"I loved Duncan and I loved being his mother but I wasn't sure I was prepared to be only his mother. Before we were even married, when Russell and I had gotten our dog, Humbert, I had walked him early one morning, and as I stood on a line for coffee, someone had offered him a dog treat. "I always ask the mommy first," she said, looking at him expectantly. "Oh, I'm not his mother," I said, "I'm just his...friend," and she looked at me with complete contempt. "You're his mother," she had scolded, "Poor dog."
- Jennifer Belle

"He methodically basted the dark skin of the Alsatian, which he had stuffed with garlic and herbs. "One rule in life", he murmured to himself. "If you can smell garlic, everything is all right"."
- J.G. Ballard

"After his dinner, the wolfhound liked to prowl the grounds, sniffing the grass to learn what creatures of field and forest had recently visited. The yard was Merlin's newspaper."
- Dean Koontz

"However, for all his affection and loyalty towards the animal, the dog would soon be leaving him - they would both be present at a celebratory dinner when they reached the roof, he reflected with a touch of gallows-humour, but the poodle would be in the pot."
- J.G. Ballard, High-Rise

"Lately, I don't talk much except to Mel. I make an exception because he has a dog."
- Eileen Granfors

"I pulled my suitcase out of the backseat of my bug, along with Cannoli's new travel case, a spiffy animal print pet backpack on wheels. When I first saw it, I thought maybe the dog was supposed to wear the backpack, but it turned out the person wore the backpack with the dog in it."
- Claire Cook

"We might miss the sign or we may be unable to read the expression, but it is almost a contradiction in terms to say that a dog feels something but does not show it. What a dog feels, a dog shows, and, conversely, what a dog shows, a dog actually does feel."
- Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

"people have a natural tendency to anthropomorphize their pets, to ascribe human perceptions and intentions to the animal where none exist"
- Dean Koontz

"I heard a choking sound behind me. When I looked back, Cannoli was hanging from the backpack harness with her hind legs circling frantically in the air. She looked like she was riding a bike just above ground level. "Cannoli," I yelled. I unhooked her and made sure she was breathing on her own. When I tried to get her back in the backpack, she whimpered. I talked to her soothingly yet firmly, then tried again. This time she started howling like I was hurting her. People turned and stared as they walked by. "What are you looking at?" I said to one couple. I suddenly felt true remorse for every time I'd stared at a parent with a toddler throwing a tantrum. I made a vow to be a better aunt to Tulia's kids if I ever made it out of this parking garage. I pleaded with Cannoli one more time."
- Claire Cooะป

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"To lose the approbation of my dog is a thing too horrible to contemplate."
- Barbara Dana

"There also wasn't one single bit of grass or dirt outside the airport. Even the median strip was a concrete sidewalk. Where did Atlanta's pet travelers pee? Maybe city dogs just learned to use the sidewalk. We kept walking. It looked like if we crossed the road that all the cars used to get onto the highway, we might come to a planted-up area, but we also might get killed. Finally, I just lifted Cannoli up and plopped her down on a great big ashtray built into the top of the trash barrel. "Good thing you're not a German shepherd," I said."
- Claire Cook

"North Korea is a famine state. In the fields, you can see people picking up loose grains of rice and kernels of corn, gleaning every scrap. They look pinched and exhausted. In the few, dingy restaurants in the city, and even in the few modern hotels, you can read the Pyongyang Times through the soup, or the tea, or the coffee. Morsels of inexplicable fat or gristle are served as "duck". One evening I gave in and tried a bowl of dog stew, which at least tasted hearty and spicy they wouldn't tell me the breed but then found my appetite crucially diminished by the realization that I hadn't seen a domestic animal, not even the merest cat, in the whole time I was there."
- Christopher Hitchens

"I, too, had set out to be remembered. I had wanted to create something permanent in my life- some proof that everything in its way mattered, that working hard mattered, that feeling things mattered, that even sadness and loss mattered, because it was all part of something that would live on. But I had also come to recognize that not everything needs to be durable. the lesson we have yet to learn from dogs, that could sustain us, is that having no apprehension of the past or future is not limiting but liberating. Rin Tin Tin did not need to be remembered in order to be happy; for him, it was always enough to have that instant when the sun was soft, when the ball was tossed and caught, when the beloved rubber doll was squeaked. Such a moment was complete in itself, pure and sufficient."
- Susan Orlean

"The dogs were really keening now, like Irish widows."
- Thomas Keneally

"Dog's just want to sniff an ass and eat some food."
- Ice-T

"We love dogs and eat cows not because dogs and cows are fundamentally different cows, like dogs, have feelings, preferences, and consciousness--but because our perception of them is different."
- Melanie Joy

"What was a surprise was when the dog answered his question. 'Want to play ball now,' Gabriel [the dog] declared in a very clear and precise voice. Aaron opened his eyes and gazed up into the grinning face of the animal. There was no doubt now. The day's descent into madness was complete. He was, in fact, losing his mind."
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"Dogs are the magicians of the universe."
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"Playing the game means treating your dogs like gentlemen, and your gentlemen like dogs."
- Ted Tally

"William groaned. It was Vimes. Worse, he was smiling, in a humourless predatory way. "Ah, Mr de Worde," he said, stepping inside. "There are several thousand dogs stampeding through the city at the moment. This is an interesting fact, isn't it?" He leaned against the wall and produced a cigar. "Well, I say dogs," he said, striking a match on Goodmountain's helmet. "Mostly dogs, perhaps I should say. Some cats. More cats now, in fact, 'cos, hah, there's nothing like a, yes, a tidal wave of dogs, fighting and biting and howling, to sort of, how can I put it, give a city a certain . . . busyness. Especially underfoot, because - did I mention it? -they're very nervous dogs too. Oh, and did I mention cattle?" he went on, conversationally. "You know how it is, market day and so on, people are driving the cows and, my goodness, around the corner comes a wall of wailing dogs . . . Oh, and I forgot about the sheep. And the chickens, although I imagine there's not much left of the chickens now."
- Terry Pratchett

"A dog's good for filling a grief-dug hole." "In the Shape of Shep"
- Eileen Granfors

"We were both satellites orbiting Denny's sun, struggling for gravitational supremacy. Of course, she had the advantage of her tongue and her thumbs, and when I watched her kiss and fondle him sometimes she would glance at me and wink as if to gloat: Look at my thumbs! See what they can do!"
- Garth Stein

"In my lap I had my dear little pug, the smell of whose ears will always be sweeter to me than all the perfumes of Araby and the scent of heliotrope combined."
- Kathryn Davis

"(regarding Charles Lee) This eccentric and notably slovenly man was always trailed by his beloved dogs. "When I can be convinced that men are as worthy objects as dogs", he once explained, "I shall transfer my benevolence to them."
- Ron Chernow

"I'm a dog lover and sex addict. Those two things are unrelated. "
- Dark Jar Tin Zoo

"He himself, he realized, had always been most abominably frightened, even at the height of his divine power, a frail god upon a rickety throne, afraid of opening letters, of making decisions, afraid of the instinctive knowledge in the eyes of mules, of the innocent eyes of good men, of the elastic nature of the passions, even of the devotion he had received from some men, and one woman, and dogs."
- Patrick White

"Talk to her, goddamnit. She ain't a stick of furniture. She is one of God's creatures, and she will hear you. I see these goddamned people walkin' dogs, yakking on their phones, makes me wanna kick their sissy asses. What they got a dog for, they want to talk on their phones? That dog there will understand you, Officer James. She will understand what's in your heart. Am I just shouting at the grass and dog shit out here, or are you reading what I am telling you?"
- Robert Crais

"You always fed strays and bent down to talk to the dogs you met on the street, looking straight into their eyes as if they were old friends. (Maybe they are, you said. From another life.) You liked to go to the pound and look at them. You tried to send them messages of comfort. I couldn't go because I started crying the one time I tried. All those eyes and the barks like sobs."
- Francesca Lia Block

"Pearl was hurring around my apartment, sniffing everything, including Rich Beaumont and Patty Giacomin, which neither of them like much. "Can you get Pearl to settle down?" Paul asked. "I could speak to her, but she'd continue to do what she wants, and I'd look ineffectual. My approach is to endorse everything she does." Susan said, "Come here, Pearl." And Pearl went over to her, and Susan gave her a kiss on the mouth, and Pearl wagged her tail; and lapped Susan's face, and turned and went back and sniffed at Patty."
- Robert B. Parker

"While everyone adjusted themselves and their packs, Donna sniffed curiously at Louie's nose. Her attitude suggested she might want to make friends with the giant dog; Lou couldn't resist the temptation. Once Donna lured Louie in, she slowly, cautiously, turned about to align her hooves with Louie's head. Perhaps she didn't like dogs. Perhaps she didn't want a rival for Monty's attentions. Perhaps she was merely an impish tarkus much like the Dane himself. Cody watched as the Dane failed to grasp the gravity of his predicament. At the last moment, Cody smacked Louie's hind end, scuttling the devious donkey's murderous trap."
- Map Whitman,

"Ginger is not distracted by the way things could be, used to be, or should be. She perceives only what is. Our reliance on the intuition of a dog is often a way to find permission to have an opinion we might otherwise be forced to call (God forbid) unsubstantiated."
- Gavin de Becker

"As dogs return to their vomit, some men return to their wives."
- Anthony Liccione

"Max sat on the silky pillows on Kasan's bed and reflected on pets. His pet, specifically. Androcles was the best dog in the world. It didn't matter how many dogs existed on this planet, or what tricks they could do, because Androcles was the best. Androcles did housework. And he really seemed to like velvet and feathers."
- Twisted Hilarity

" Dogs are not blow up toys. You can't grow that much in one night"
- Twisted Hilarity

"My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face."
- Jennifer Skiff

"In the nineteenth century, The Romantics viewed Nature as benign, a glowing reflection of God's grace. Now we know better. Nature is brutal and, if it is feminine, she's not the kind of woman you can trust. Human beings may be her finest achievement yet, but when you get right down to brass tacks, we're meat. AIDS and organisms like streptococcus don't give a crap that we subdued the earth or produced a Shakespeare..."
- Richard Yancey

"As much as we look up at the stars and know there is more than life on earth, the divinity of dogs is just as unexplainable and profound. They may be the purest example of divine love in an earthly soul many of us ever experience. If we take their lead, open our hearts, and embrace their love, we may just find our own journey a lot more enlightening."
- Jennifer Skiff

"I have done the journey between Tientsin and Peking so many times that I recognize even the stray dogs (known locally as wonks) that frequent the platforms in the hopes of picking up something thrown out from the carriage windows."
- Daniele Vare

"Religious teachings say that animals don't have souls, but I don't believe that. Our pets cherish our every move, and wait patiently for us to return home from a day's work. Our pets would give their lives for us in a heartbeat and not ask for anything in return. How can man live without companionship when we were meant to live in a family unit, just like our canine friends? So, I ask you: How could a dog not have a soul?"
- Blake O'Connor

"Another of the great civilizations, the Aztecs, raised a breed of hairless chihuahuas especially for eating. When the Conquistadors arrived and found dog on the menu, they were of the same opinion as Mademoiselle, that this was evidence of the worst form of barbarism. They, the Spaniards, used dogs as befits civilized and Christian men - to hunt down fugitive Indians and tear them to pieces."
- Medlar Lucan

"There's often a reason why people and dogs bite. It's about self-protection. If we respect what we may not know about the suffering of others and look at them compassionately, we open the door that can lead to understanding."
- Jennifer Skiff

"Do not feed that beggar. Hamlet, lie down." The dog ignored her. "Down," Viktor ordered, his deep voice stern. The dog whined and then lay down. The prince looked at her. "You need to be more forceful." "I suppose my forcefulness will improve once my voice changes. Sopranos get no respect."
- Patricia Grasso

"The best dog training was based on the reward system. You did not punish a dog for doing wrong, you rewarded the dog for doing right. The dog did something you wanted, you reinforced the behavior with a reward - pet'm, tell'm they're a good dog, let'm play with a toy. The standard reward for a K-9 working dog was a hard plastic ball with a hole drilled through it where Leland liked to smear a little peanut butter."
- Robert Crais

"Scott walked away and did not look back. They knew Maggie would try to follow him, and she did. In her world, they were a pack, and the pack stayed together. Maggie whined and barked, and he heard her claws scrape the tarmac like files. Budress had cautioned him not to look back or wave bye-bye or any of the silly things people did. Dogs weren't people. Eye contact would make her struggle harder to reach him. A dog could see your heart in your eyes, Budress told him, and dogs were drawn to our hearts."
- Robert Crais

"Dogs, for a reason that can only be described as divine, have the ability to forgive, let go of the past, and live each day joyously. It's something the rest of us strive for."
- Jennifer Skiff

"Andy once clipped a magazine article about how black dogs are always the last to be adopted at shelters and, therefore, more likely to be put down. Which is totally Dog Racism, if you ask me."
- Stephanie Perkins

"Mothers were much too sharp. They were like dogs. Buster always sensed when anything was out of the ordinary, and so did mothers. Mothers and dogs both had a kind of second sight that made them see into people's minds and know when anything unusual was going on."
- Enid Blyton

"At least with pets, and for all I know, people too, intelligence and quick-wittedness have nothing to do with a talent for being loved, or being kind, nothing at all, less than nothing."
- Charles Baxter

"That's the thing about being a Labrador retriever - you were born for fun. Seldom was your loopy, freewheeling mind cluttered by contemplation, and never at all by somber worry; every day was a romp. What else could there possibly be to life? Eating was a thrill. Pissing was a treat. Shitting was a joy. And licking your own balls? Bliss. And everywhere you went were gullible humans who patted and hugged and fussed over you."
- Carl Hiaasen

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"Dogs possess a quality that's rare among humans--the ability to make you feel valued just by being you--and it was something of a miracle to me to be on the receiving end of all that acceptance. The dog didn't care what I looked like, or what I did for a living, or what a train wreck of a life I'd led before I got her, or what we did from day to day. She just wanted to be with me, and that awareness gave me a singular sensation of delight. I kept her in a crate at night until she was housebroken, and in the mornings I'd let her up onto the bed with me. She'd writhe with joy at that. She'd wag her tail and squirm all over me, lick my neck and face and eyes and ears, get her paws all tangled in my braid, and I'd just lie there, and I'd feel those oceans of loss from my past ebbing back, ebbing away, and I'd hear myself laugh out loud."
- Caroline Knapp

"One trained dog equals 60 search-and-rescue workers."
- Charles Stoehr

"Daisy didn't just change our lives, she changed our destiny."
- Maryam Faresh

"Mankind has a mandate to care for the earth and all that is within it, especially the animals, and an animal should never be placed in a position where he needs to be concerned about such things. But this is not that time."
- Tara Pollard

"I can't go back," said Towser. "Nor I," said Fowler. "They would turn me back into a dog," said Towser. "And me," said Fowler, "back into a man."
- Clifford D. Simak

"You can't replace one dog with another any more than you can replace one person with another, but that's not to say you shouldn't get more dogs and people in your life."
- Polly Horvath

"And what cats have to tell on each return from hell is this: that dying is what the living do, that dying is what the loving do, and that dead dogs are those who do not know that dying is what, to live, each has to do."
- Alastair Reid

"She really talks to you, doesn't she?" She asked. "it's not just you talking to her. She talks BACK." "hel, half the time she starts it." I said, half-defensively. "I know it's weird." "Well, yes, it's weird. Technically, I think it's insane. But who am I to judge?" Maggie shrugged. "I live in a house most people view as the setting of a horror movie waiting to happen, with an army of security ninjas and a couple dozen epileptic dogs for company. I don't think I'm qualified to pass judgement on 'weird'."
- Mira Grant

"Harriet resisted, until Tara pulled out the big move...the combination "lean-against nuzzle, with a slight lick and an adoring glance." In dog-land the move had a degree of difficulty of nine point seven, and as far as I know, there is no known defense against it."
- David Rosenfelt

"If we stay with animal analogies for a moment, owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realize that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are god. (Cats may sometimes share the cold entrails of a kill with you, but this is just what a god might do if he was in a good mood.)"
- Christopher Hitchens

"It made me feel better. Mouse might not have been the smartest creature on earth, but he was steady, kind, loyal, and was possessed of the uncanny wisdom of beasts for knowing whom to trust. I might not have been a superhero, but Mouse thought that I was pretty darned cool. That meant something. It would have to be enough."
- Jim Butcher

"You can't be sad when Daisy is around, she won't let you."
- Maryam Faresh

"By standard intelligence texts, the dogs have failed at the puzzle. I believe, by contrast that they have succeeded magnificently. They have applied a novel tool to the task. We are that tool. Dogs have learned this and they see us as fine general-purpose tools, too: useful for protection, acquiring food, providing companionship. We solve the puzzles of closed doors and empty water dishes. In the folk psychology of dogs, we humans are brilliant enough to extract hopelessly tangled leashes from around trees. We can conjure up an endless bounty of foodstuffs and things to chew. How savvy we are in dogs' eyes! It's a clever strategy to turn to us after all. The question of the cognitive abilities of dogs is thereby transformed; dogs are terrific at using humans to solve problems, but not as good at solving problems when we're not around."
- Alexandra Horowitz

"But he is not always alone. When the long winter nights come on and the wolves follow their meat into the lower valleys, he may be seen running at the head of the pack through the pale moonlight or glimmering borealis, leaping gigantic above his fellows, his great throat a-bellow as he sings a song of the younger world, which is the song of the pack."
- Jack London

"Slowly, deliberately, the dog turned from the black wolf and walked toward the man. He was a dog, and dogs chose men."
- Jim Kjelgaard

"There is always hope for man or dog in life if only they be cute"
- Chris Pariseau

"When they are away, you will often look for the baby doll, but it is not always there, where it is supposed to be, where you left it. Sometimes The Baby moves it, or she takes it with her, and you have to settle for some other toy. You bring it into the living room and set it between your paws as you sleep. It helps you believe that one day you might be a real mother."
- Terry Bain

"Tom watched with his arms folded as the life that had been within Kobe died out, and the fire continued."
- Keisha Keenleyside

"They all knew this, but this didn't stop them from good-naturedly crowding around the front door every time it opened, every single time, despite the fact that they were never -EVER- let into the house. I loved this particularly fine thing about dogs: Despite a lifetime of denied entrance, hope never died in their hearts."
- Jacqueline Kelly

"He wears jeans, untucked shirts, and a Glock 19, and he has a big shaggy dog named Bob."
- Janet Evanovich

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"It's like coming home," said Webster and he wasn't talking to the dog. "It's like you've been away for a long, long time and then you come home again. And it's so long you don't recognize the place. Don't know the furniture, don't recognize the floor plan. But you know by the feel of it that it's an old familiar place and you are glad you came." "I like it here," said. Ebenezer and he meant Webster's lap, but the man misunderstood. "Of course, you do," he said. "It's your home as well as mine. More your home, in fact, for you stayed here and took care of it while I forgot about it."
- Clifford D. Simak

"The Duchess looked at Chloe with a look that said, You had the chance to tell him, but you chose to carry on the lie. How do I know that the Duchess's look said this? Because there is an excellent book in my local library entitled One Thousand Doggy Expressions Explained by Professor L. Stone. I digress."
- David Walliams

"It is natural for our unamiable sex to dislike the creatures, for you ladies lavish so many caresses upon them."
- Anne Bronte

"That's the thing with Holy Moses: big as a house and scary as heck if you don't know him, but Charley Manson and his whole family could come parading through here and he'd give them you room key for a slice of sharp cheddar." - Ms. Fisher, The Last Stop"
- Kirt J Boyd

"They had buried him under our elm tree, they said -- yet this was not totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart."
- Willie Morris

"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than an owner can express with his tongue in hours."
- Karen Davison

"I do not know whether it came from his own innate depravity or from the promptings of his master, but he was rude enough to set a dog at me. Neither dog nor man liked the look of my stick, however, and the matter fell through. Relations were strained after that, and further inquiries out of the question."
- Arthur Conan Doyle

"[Mouse is] with us. The dog is a handicap-assist animal." The kid lifted his eyebrows. "My mouth is partially paralyzed," I said. "It makes it hard for me to rea. He's here to help me with the big words. Tell me if I'm supposed to push or pull on doors, that kind of thing."
- Jim Butcher

"I think she cared more for that bloody dog than for me, for us. And maybe that's not so stupid, looking back... maybe it is easier living on your own looking after some stupid mutt than sharing your life with other actual human beings."
- Mark Haddon

"I always splash on the cologne before a blind date because dogs can smell fear"
- Josh Stern

"Dogs are actually very smart, it's just that they're rather clumsy, but it's this trait that makes humans attracted to them and why I love dogs so much."
- Hiromu Arakawa

"If you make a fool of yourself in front of a cat, he will sneer at you, if you are sober; he will leave the room if you are drunk. If you make a fool of yourself in front a dog, he will make a fool of himself, too."
- Chuck Jones

"Scratching Yogi's ears Michelle says 'That's just part of his job, the comforting. That's what I mean by the bhatisvata. That he's more concerned with comforting and helping, even more than his own well-being." This is a trait that more "people" should encompass."
- Chuck Palahniuk

"Humans are aware of very little, it seems to me, the artificial brainy side of life, the worries and bills and the mechanisms of jobs, the doltish psychologies we've placed over our lives like a stencil. A dog keeps his life simple and unadorned."
- Brad Watson

"Marley fez me pensar no caracter efemero da vida, nas suas alegrias passageiras e oportunidades perdidas. Fez me lembrar que so temos uma chance de chegar ao ouro, sem repeticoes."
- John Grogan

"Carlton, Sydney (1949), painter and decorator. Those who argue that bestiality should be treated with understanding had a setback in 1998 when Carlton, a married man from Bradford, was sentenced to a year in prison for having intercourse with a Staffordshire bull terrier, named Badger. His defence was that Badger had made the first move. 'I can't help it if the dog took a liking to me,' he told the court. This was not accepted."
- William Donaldson

"Yet he could not enjoy the walk. In the morning especially a bougainvillaea looks handmade, lawns are always lawns, and it is true indeed that dogs smell fear. Cats don't say."
- Douglas Woolf

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself."
- Josh Billings

"You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him."
- W. Bruce Cameron

"If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am."
- Charles Yu

"I'm convinced that petting a puppy is good luck." - Meg Donohue

"Love is love, I told her, as I tell all of my patients who are ashamed to find themselves shattered by the death of a dog. "Loss is loss.โ€ - Meg Donohue

"I have a theory that you get the right dog, the dog you need, for a particular stage in your life"
- Meg Donohue

"I've always had this feeling," Henry says, "that all dogs are really therapy dogs."
- Meg Donohue

โ€œDogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives wholeโ€
- Roger Caras

Those who teach the most about humanity, aren't always human.
- Donald L. Hicks

"You're here. I'm here. I love you. I'm gonna pee all over the floor about it."
- Jen Sincero

I will not be my father's dog
- Neil Gaiman

"I liked the idea of adopting a dog that was beyond the puppy stage, a dog with an unknown span of life under his belt. It seemed only fair; he didn't know what he was getting into with me either."
- Meg Donohue

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"Dogs were not loyal but servile, that cats were opportunists and traitors"
Gabriel Garciยญa Marquez

"This house is just a thing... On your love list, always put the beating hearts at the top."
- Meg Donohue

"I've seen men suffer like rural dogs and others prosper like gods."
- Fort Free

"The best cure for a stick up your butt is a dog to play fetch with."
- Ryan Lilly

"We may have pets, but when it comes to unconditional love, they are the masters."
- Donald L. Hicks

"There is nothing truer in this world than the love of a good dog."
- Mira Grant

"A wagaday!"
- Gloria Yarina

"I don't belong to the masses, I've been against the masses all my life, and I'm not in favour of dogs."
- Thomas Bernhard

"We don't need guns, man, we got dogs!"
- T.A. Uner

"The Lord God had created all animals, and had chosen out the wolf to be his dog."
- Jacob Grimm

"For people with patience, time with a dog is a little slice of heaven."
- J.J. Brown

"Dogs are always going to come up short if you insist on defining them as a weird kind of cat."
- Peter Watts

"Horace, like all dogs, heard dead-voices quite often, and sometimes saw their owners."
- Stephen King

"Anyone out without the excuse of a dog should be handcuffed and searched for loneliness."
- Stephen Dunn

"There's a world of difference between a dog that is off the leash and a dog that is trained to be off the leash."
- Don Sullivan

"We don't need geography , dogs are our world"
- Dog Lover

"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives filled"
- Dog Lover

"After we bring food home from the grocery store... Dogs must think we are the greatest hunters ever!"
- Ann Taylor

"An open mind and helpful hands can do much to change a dog's future."
- Mary Debono

"Nice touch for a judge. A dog named Justice."
- Allan Dare Pearce

"If men are dogs, then women are desperate dogs."
- Fort Free

"I don't see Number Four though-oh." Number Four, wearing an unflattering chartreuse jacket, was sitting alone on the chewed-up grass, despondently licking his testicles. "Hmm, I don't know, Bel..โ€
- Paul Murray

"Men cannot grieve as dogs do. But they grieve for many years."
- Robin Hobb,

"Dogs are how people would be if the important stuff is all that mattered to us."
- Ashly Lorenzana

"Dogs are like kids. Cats are like roommates."
- Oliver Gaspirtz

"Dogs will give you unconditional love until the day they die. Cats will make you pay for every mistake you've ever made since the day you were born."
- Oliver Gaspirtz

"A hound will die for you, but never lie to you."
- George R.R. Martin

"Dogs are our link to Paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace."
- Milan Kundera

"Dogs are special that way, you can ignore them or yell at them, they always forgive you.โ€
- Pam Torres

"The trouble with this dog is that it has grown too close to human beings, it will suffer as they do."
- Jose Saramago

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

"Dogs are owned for their loyalty, but men are owned only because of their stupidity."
- M.F. Moonzajer

"And so what do dogs want? They want what they want when they want it. Just like us."
- Ted Kerasote

"When was the last time someone was so overjoyed to see you, so brimming with love and affection that they literally ran to greet you? A dog will do that for you: ten, twenty, thirty times a day."
- Lionel Fisher

"A well-trained dog is like religion, it sets the deserving at their ease and is a terror to evildoers."
- Elizabeth Goudg

"The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs."
- Alphonse de Lamartine

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."
- Winston S. Churchill

"I had a dream about you last night... in it, we wondered why dogs come in packs but you can't pack dogs."
- Marshall Ramsay

"I don,t much care for people - never have, never will. I got my reasons. I never met a man half so true as a dog.
- Mary Ann Shaffer

"Star, pillows don't attack dogs," Sam said. "Or anything else," Turtle added.โ€
- Jennifer Priester

"Because no one ever listens to the dog."
- Dori Hillestad Butler

"Sometimes you don't need words to feel better; you just need the nearness of your dog."
- Jose N. Harris

"Sometimes I think I like dogs more than I like humans. The only time a dog has ever betrayed me... was by dying."
- Ojo Michael E.

"If you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights. But if you run with dogs, you will learn how to bark."
- Irvine Welsh

"I was used to heat but this place was so dry the trees were bribing the dogs."
- Irvine Welsh

"It was raining cats and dogs. My clothes were saturated with meows and barks."
- Jarod Kintz

"Even the tiniest poodle is lionhearted, ready to do anything to defend home, master, and mistress."
- Louis Sabin

"A bad reputation will dog you for years. A good reputation will cat you.โ€จ"
- Jarod Kintz

"Love is the emotion that a woman feels always for a poodle dog and sometimes for a man."
- George Jean Nathan

"I wish dogs understood: We're going in five minutes."
- Gregor Collins

"They're not poodles, they're art."
- Rachael Leigh

"A dog can't think that much about what heโ€™s doing, he just does what feels right."
- Barbara Kingsolve

"Dogs are the best example of a being who doesn't need to lie to protect someone's pride."
- Ammiel Josiah Monterde

"Dogs own space and cats own time."
- Nicola Griffith

"Be prepared. A dog is adorable and noble. A dog is a true and loving friend. A dog is also a hedonist."
- Mary Oliver

"The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog."
- M.K. Clinton

"The big one was at least cute, and as annoying as she was, you couldn't get mad at a golden retriever."
- Chelsea Handler

"It does no good to bark at the television, I said. I've tried it too. So he stopped."
- Mary Oliver

"Had they been dogs they would have sniffed me over and then drawn back. But humans have no such inbred courtesies."
- Robin Hobb

"I'm not alone," said the boy. "I've got a puppy."
- Jane Thayer

"Ideologies, like dogs, remain just outside the hermits door."
- Sylvain Tesson

"You'll never reach your destination if you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks."
- Windston Churchill

"Dogs are often happier than men simply because the simplest things are the greatest things for them!"
- Mehmet Murat ildan

"โ€œDogs are happy with few things because they have already observed man who is unhappy with many things!"
- Mehmet Murat ildan

"Don't get me wrong. I like dogs. I love them, in fact. It's their human counterparts I could sometimes do without."
- Tracy Weber

"Heaven's the place where all the dogs you've ever loved come to greet you."
- Unknown Author

"A dog could see your heart in your eyes, Budress told him, and dogs were drawn to our hearts."
- Robert Crais

"Even if I take him out for three hours every day, and go and chat to him for another hour, that leaves twenty hours for him all alone with nothing to do. Oh, why can't dogs read?"
- Nancy Mitford

"It's the person who likes to pat dogs to whom dogs come for pats."
- Arthur Gordon

"In dog culture, when someone calls you, you should absolutely not come if that results in the ending of something you like or initiation of something you don't like."
- Jean Donaldson

"The most dreadful part of all," the old stag answered, is that the dogs believe what the hound just said. They believe it, they pass their lives in fear, they hate Him and themselves and yet they'd die for His sake"
- Felix Salten

"I'm a dog lover and sex addict. Those two things are unrelated.โ€จ"
- Dark Jar Tin Zoo

"A dog doesn't care if your rich or poor, smart or dumb. Give him your heart.. and he'll give you his."
- Milo Gathema

"My cat brought me a toy. I thanked her and threw it. She sat there gave me a look that made me realize people and dogs are the crazy ones."
- Dan Harmon

"Angels do not enter a house where there is a dog."
- Unknown Author

"And he had a dog, a nice dog. He couldn't be too evil or dangerous if he had such a great dog."
- Molly Ringle

"I always say, the time you spend with your dog makes the difference in a great dog or a crate dog."
- M.K. Clinton

"Remember: If you go for a walk with a friend in England, don't say a single word for hours; if you go for a walk with your dog, talk to it all the time."
- George Mikes

"Dogs are the magicians of the universe."
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

"You can't replace one dog with another any more than you can replace one person with another, but that's not to say you shouldn't get more dogs and people in your life."
- Polly Horvath

"Slowly, deliberately, the dog turned from the black wolf and walked toward the man. He was a dog, and dogs chose men."
- Jim Kjelgaard

"My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day of my life with a smile on my face."
- Jennifer Skiff

"There is always hope for man or dog in life if only they be cute"
- Chris Pariseau

"As dogs return to their vomit, some men return to their wives."
- Anthony Liccione

"A dog can express more with his tail in minutes than an owner can express with his tongue in hours."
- Karen Davison

"If you make a fool of yourself in front of a cat, he will sneer at you, if you are sober; he will leave the room if you are drunk. If you make a fool of yourself in front a dog, he will make a fool of himself, too."
- Chuck Jones

"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, โ€˜Wow, youโ€™re right! I never would've thought of that!"
- Dave Barry

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.
- Robert Bencheley

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
- Josh Billings

Hounds follow those who feed them
- Otto Von Bismark

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
- Rojer Caras

Every dog has his day, unless he loses his tail, then he has a weakend.
- June Carter Bash

Dogs are wise. They crawl away into a quiet corner and lick their wounds and do not rejoin the world until they are whole once more.
- Agatha Cristie

The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.
- Charless De Gole

The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
- Johny Depp

Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell.
- Emily Dickenson

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog
- D.Eisenhower

Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?
- Johnatan Safran Foer

There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
- Benjamen Franklin

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
- Sigmund Freid

Famous and funny dog phrases, idioms, expressions, words

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlain

When an eighty-five pound mammal licks your tears away, then tries to sit on your lap, it's hard to feel sad
- Kristan Higgins

To his dog, every man is Napoleon, hence the constant popularity of dogs.
- Aldous Huxley

There are times when even the best manager is like the little boy with the big dog, waiting to see where the dog wants to go so he can take him there.
- Lee Lacoocca

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.
- Franklin P.Jones

A dog can't think that much about what he's doing, he just does what feels right.
- Barbara Kingslover

When the Man waked up he said, "What is Wild Dog doing here?" And the Woman said, "His name is not Wild Dog any more, but the First Friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always
- Rudard Kipling

Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.
- Dean Kontz

Let sleeping dogs lie
- Robert Walpole

A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad
- Robert Wagner

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money
- Joe Weinstein

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

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth
- Woodrow Wilson

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
- Ann Landers

If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog
- Harry S. Truman

Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in
- Mark Twain

I care not for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
- Abraham Lincoln

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
- James Thurber

Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way
- Quentin Tarantino

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses
- Elithabeth Tailor

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read
- Groucho Marx

Happiness is a warm puppy
- Charlz M. Schultz

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
- Rita Rodner

If you eliminate smoking and gambling, you will be amazed to find that almost all an Englishmanโ€™s pleasures can be, and mostly are, shared by his dog
- George Bernard Show

I've seen a look in dogs' eyes, a quickly vanishing look of amazed contempt, and I am convinced that basically dogs think humans are nuts.
- John Steinback

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person
- Andy Rooney

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them.
- Phil Pastoret

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does
- Christopher Morley

Dogs don't rationalize. They don't hold anything against a person. They don't see the outside of a human but the inside of a human.
- Cesar Milan

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