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    Quotations about Birds

    • I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
      'The Spectator', by Joseph Addison
    • It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
      The Jay and the Peacock, by Aesop
    • I know why the caged bird sings.
      Quoting a lyric by Paul Laurence Dunbar, by Maya Angelou
    • One swallow does not make a summer.
      Nichomachean Ethics, by Aristotle
    • The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.
    • No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
    • When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!
    • Cranes carry this heavy mystical baggage. They're icons of fidelity and happiness. The Vietnamese believe cranes cart our souls up to heaven on our wings.
      Northern Exposure, The Bad Seed, 1992, by Mitchell Burgess
    • Our avian brothers are back to roost on the first leg of their annual sojourn south. Why them and not us? Maybe it's because we humans are meant to be rooted in one spot.
      Northern Exposure, The Bad Seed, 1992, by Mitchell Burgess
    • The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds -- how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives -- and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song!
      Birds and Poets, 1887, by John Burroughs
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