Quotation Explorer - 'Bird'

I am quite a wise old bird, but I am no desert hermit who can only prophesy when his guts are knotted with hunger. I am deep in the old man’s puzzle, trying to link the wisdom of the body with the wisdom of the spirit until the two are one. - Robertson Davies
I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird or the shame when you miss it. - Julian Fellowes
Love can flow like the river, fly with the bird, sing with the crickets at night. It is in the energy of the river, the flight of the bird, the song from the cricket. There is nowhere where love is not. - Janet G. Nestor
Alone, I relished the bird songs, the drone of hushed conversation from neighboring tables, and the gentle lapping of waves sliding on the shore. I didn't feel the passage of time. There was no destination propelling me forward, no past and no future. Each glorious moment was replaced by the next. - Marilyn Berman
I heard a bird congratulating itselfall day for being a jay.Nobody cared. But it was gladall over again, and said so, again. - William Stafford
God has provided food for every bird, but He doesn't throw it in their nests - Mizan Chaudhury
In the desert a fountain is springing, In the wide waste there still is a tree, And a bird in the solitude singing, Which speaks to my spirit of thee. - Lord Byron
A rainbow in the sky or a bird that can fly often create Joy that money can't buy! - RVM
An old horse, an old bird, an old man, an old tree, they all represent a great survival in the jungle of cosmos; they deserve to be applauded and respected! - Mehmet Murat ildan
We’re naked under our clothes; we both know what it’s like to need to fart and hold it in, or not be able to get a hard-on, or worry that a bloke across the room might be looking at your bird and you might have to fight him but he looks well hard. - Russell Brand
I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful. - Pete Hamill
Orwell wrote easily and well about small humane pursuits, such as bird watching, gardening and cooking, and did not despise popular pleasures like pubs and vulgar seaside resorts. In many ways, his investigations into ordinary life and activity prefigure what we now call 'cultural studies. - Christopher Hitchens
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. - William Blake
Did you ever see an unhappy horse? Did you ever see bird that had the blues? One reason why birds and horses are not unhappy is because they are not trying to impress other birds and horses. - Dale Carnegie
MAGPIE, n. A bird whose thievish disposition suggested to someone that it might be taught to talk. - Ambrose Bierce
Both the cockroach and the bird could get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most. - Joseph Wood Krutch
I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg. - James M. Barrie
A heart is a bird which can only hear the song of kindness and love. - Debasish Mridha
That old saw about the early bird just proves that the worm should have stayed in bed. - Robert Heinlein
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. - William Blake
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark. - Rabindranath Tagore
Now then, let's come right down in here and put some nice big strong arms on these trees. Tree needs an arm too. It'll hold up the weight of the forest. Little bird has to have a place to set there. There he goes... - Bob Ross
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten-thousand stars how not to dance...
Lend me your wings, bird. I'll spread them and fly on the thermals. - Stephen King
Like a bird, fly against the wind of opinions to reach your destination. - Debasish Mridha
If you think happiness is a rare bird you won't see much of it. - Marty Rubin
A woman without her sister is like a bird without her wings. - Moosa Rahat
A bird that fears turbulence will never know how high it can fly. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The melancholy river bears us on. When the moon comes through the trailing willow boughs, I see your face, I hear your voice and the bird singing as we pass the osier bed. What are you whispering? Sorrow, sorrow. Joy, joy. Woven together, like reeds in moonlight. - Virginia Woolf
If I were a pattern, I would be the pattern of paint that a bird would make if you dipped a bird’s wings in watercolour and then set the bird loose inside a paper lantern. I’m pretty sure that’s it! - C. JoyBell C.
Courtesy, not control, that was His means. Just as He requested the stars to sing and they leapt into bright being, so request was to be their rule over bird and beast, seas and trees, mountains and moons and all the dancing distances between the heavenlies filled with the unending song of Creation. - Geoffrey Wood
Mars will not be our new home; it will be our new hotel! Because for a new place to be our own home, we need to see the things we used to see: An autumn lake, a bird singing in the misty morning or even desert camels walking in the sunset! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Now you may hear songs of kindness From every singing bird And from every dancing heart Let kindness be the part of your being - Debasish Mridha
For us, a pretty bird is a pretty bird; for an insect, pretty bird is an ugly enemy! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Each bird loves to hear himself sing. - Arapaho Proverb
Man is now able to fly through the air like a bird, he is able to swim under the sea like a fish, he is able burrow beneath the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise. - Tommy Douglas
Faith is a bird that sings songs of the heart. - Debasish Mridha
Hence the migratory bird was about to leave then the other bird just querked and weeped - shivangi lavaniya
Everyone Wants to Be as Free as a Bird, but None is so Freely - Jan Jansen
He who knows all the answers, but none of the questions is like a large gobbling bird on Thanksgiving. - Jayce O'Neal
She knew the way of things. She knew ifyou weren't always stepping lightly as a bird the wholeworld came apart to crush you. Like a house of cards.Like a bottle against stones. Like a wrist pinned hardbeneath a hand with the hot breath smell of want andwine. . . . - Patrick Rothfuss
Learn to adapt like a bird. We can only dream of flying but the bird has already grown her wings. - Debasish Mridha
Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
Rather do what is nothing in the purpose than to be idle, that the devil may find thee doing. The bird that sits is easily shot when the fliers escape the fowler. Idleness is the Dead Sea that swallows all the virtues, and is the self-made sepulcher of a living man. - Francis Quarles
For man, as for flower and beast and bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive.
A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. - Chinese Proverb
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song! - Jerry Van Amerongen
I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance - E.E. Cummings
A bird that fears falling off of a tree branch is ignorant of its gifts. - Matshona Dhliwayo
As a bird has the right to sing, so shall every human being have the right to think and express thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Losing one feather does not prevent a bird from flying. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If you feed a bird, you don't have to force it to come to you. - Matshona Dhliwayo
You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you're finished, you'll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird... So let's look at the bird and see what it's doing -- that's what counts. - Richard Feynman
There is in each person, in every animal, bird and plant a star which mirrors, matches or is in some sense the same as a star in the heavens. - Paracelsus
Every true writer is like a bird; he repeats the same song, the same theme, all his life. For me, this theme as always been revolt. - Alberto Moravia
How can a bird that is born for joySit in a cage and sing? - William Blake
A friend is a bird who can sing along with the songs of your heart. - Debasish Mridha
The shell must break before the bird can fly. - Alfred Tennyson
God gives every bird his worm, but he does not throw it into the nest. - Swedish Proverb
A friend is a bird who can understand you and sing along with you even when you lose your voice. - Debasish Mridha
A bird that does not break out of its shell will die in its egg. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If the bird does like its cage, and does like its sugar and will not leave it, why keep the door so carefully shut? Why not open it, only a little? Do they know there is many a bird will not break its wings against the bars, but would fly if the doors were open? - Olive Schreiner
Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings. - Walter H. Cottingham
Opportunity is not a rock, it is a bird! You either catch it or you miss it! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Once more, my harp! once more, although I thoughtNever to wake thy silent strings again,A wandering dream thy gentle chords have wrought,And my sad heart, which long hath dwelt in pain,Soars, like a wild bird from a cypress bough,Into the poet's Heaven, and leaves dull grief below - Caroline Norton
A bird cannot love freely when caged. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A bird cannot fly with broken wings. Your heart cannot love without learning to heal. - Kemi Sogunle
For thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its wings but cannot fly. - Kahlil Gibran
True love does not put a person in a cage like a bird. It gives true freedom to soar. - Debasish Mridha
The key to happiness is to listen to campy Parisian music and smile at a bird. It hinges on insanity, but it works. - Erica Goros
Having dreams without enthusiasm is like a bird living in a cage. - Debasish Mridha
Love should not cause suffocation and death if it is truly love. Don't bundle someone into an uncomfortable cage just because you want to ensure their safety in your life. The bird knows where it belongs, and will never fly to a wrong nest. - Michael Bassey Johnson
And so the bird was the end of the man, and the man was the beginning of the bird. - Autumn Sanders
As important as color is to a painting, or wings to a bird. Music injects vibrancy to film and makes it soar! - Gerard de Marigny
TURKEY, n. A large bird whose flesh when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude. Incidentally, it is pretty good eating. - Ambrose Bierce
When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first. - Ernest Hemingway
A bird in a nest is secure, but that is not why God gave it wings. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A life without goals is a bird without wings - Sharfaraz Ahmed
A bird will only eat from a hand it trusts. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A bird does not give up flying because it failed on its first attempt. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Love is like a bird, they flies everywhere, its free, but its hard to trust someone where they like to stay. - Erico Quiambao
As a bird with beautiful feathers is the target of hunters, so the gifted are targets of the envious. - Matshona Dhliwayo
At a time India was known as golden bird because of its huge amount of gold assets. Let's make India once again the same golden bird full of innovation and technology. - Prakhar Srivastav
Quinn wanted to make her see that people didn't live like this; but what was the use. No one was going to get her away from Bird Man out there. - Thomas McGuane
The platypus, as it turns out, derives its DNA from a menagerie of creatures. When its genome was fully decoded, it was found only to be 80% mammalian, and had genes found previously only in reptilian, bird, amphibian, and fish DNA. - B.C.CHASE
The incalculable winds of fantasy and music and poetry, the mere face of a girl, the song of a bird, or the sight of a horizon, are always blowing evil’s whole structure away. - C.S. Lewis
ROSTRUM, n. In Latin, the beak of a bird or the prow of a ship. In America, a place from which a candidate for office energetically expounds the wisdom, virtue and power of the rabble. - Ambrose Bierce
God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest. - J. G. Holland
Man can now fly in the air like a bird, swim under the ocean like a fish, he can burrow into the ground like a mole. Now if only he could walk the earth like a man, this would be paradise.
It doesn’t take long for your fortunes to turn. One second you’re fluttery as a bird, the next you’re on the ground with your wings clipped. - Saim Cheeda
A dog is a dog, a bird is a bird, and a cat is a person. - Mugsy Peabody
When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. - Marv Levy
Even the caged bird flies out when someone opens the door for it - Andrea L'Artiste
You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may be came from different species but as long as you're a bird, I'm a bird too. - Glad Munaiseche
...better a live bird in the jungle of the body than two stuffed birds on the library table. - Nathanael West
live a life like a winked bird headed north,forget the world for a minute and make things happen. - William Toroitich
The bottom half of the page had descended into a doodle of a tiny man giving the middle finger to a giant, angry eagle with razor-sharp talons. Beneath it, the caption: To Mock a Killing Bird. - Seth Grahame-Smith
In the long years to come, not only will the people of this island but of the world, wherever the bird of freedom chirps in human hearts, look back to what we've done, and they will say 'do not despair, do not yield...march straightforward. - Winston S. Churchill
He was withdrawing. I think it was getting harder for him to accept his fate. Like a bird in a cage, he grew silent. - Alice Hoffman
Perfect as the wing of a bird may be, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by the air. Facts are the air of science. Without them a man of science can never rise. - Ivan Pavlov
There is a blue bird in my heart that wants to get out. - Charles Bukowski
When a bird breaks out of its shell it is defying its greatest opponent: fear. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If I were a flower,humming bird would be my favourite beeAnd If I were blind,the light of darkness I'd love to see - Munia Khan
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, unless it is the burning bush, in that case the value of your bird just went up!! - Neil Leckman
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away. - Walter Benjamin
OSTRICH, n. A large bird to which (for its sins, doubtless) nature has denied that hinder toe in which so many pious naturalists have seen a conspicuous evidence of design. The absence of a good working pair of wings is no defect, for, as has been ingeniously pointed out, the ostrich does not fly. - Ambrose Bierce
Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. - Langston Hughes
Birds are flyin' south for winter.Here's the Weird-Bird headin' north,Wings a-flappin', beak a-chatterin',Cold head bobbin' back 'n' forth.He says, "It's not that I like iceOr freezin' winds and snowy ground.It's just sometimes it's kind of niceTo be the only bird in town. - Shel Silverstein
All the great feelings like goodness, love or compassion eliminate the gravity and thus the wingless man rises like a bird. - Mehmet Murat ildan
A good quote is a beautiful bird! Wherever you meet with it, you will start flying with it! - Mehmet Murat ildan
You make me smile like the sun, fall out bed, sing like a bird, dizzy in my head. Spin like a record crazy on a sunday night. You make me dance like a fool, forget how to breath, shine like the sun buzz like a bee, just the thought of you can drive me wild. Oh you make me smile. -- - Uncle Kracker
You can chase a bird from your porch, but you can not take away its ability to fly. - Dr. Myles Munroe
An idea is like a rare bird which cannot be seen. What one sees is the trembling of the branch it has just left. - Lawrence Durrell
When I was young, I thought I was a bird at one time. Then they told me I can't fly, so I stopped flying. - Anthony Liccione
The greatest weight a bird has to drop before it can fly is fear. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. - Oliver Herford
Bird has to fly with their own wings; we have to think our own thoughts, find our own destiny. - Debasish Mridha
I have never seen a wild thing feel sorry for itself. A little bird will fall dead, frozen from a bough, without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D. H. Lawrence
Soft feathers cannot make a cruel bird kind - Munia Khan
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp. - John Berry
With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides,flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from oneend to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terroristattacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out ofthe Pledge of Allegiance? - Jay Leno
A bird in the hand's worth two fleeing by. - Scottish Proverb
Feel body as luxury-- as a bird feels when shooting through the air, and as a child does always -- is health - Paramahansa Yogananda
Learning the secret of flight from a bird was a good deal like learning the secret of magic from a magician. - Orville Wright
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself. - D. H. Lawrence
A bird does not achieve its highest potential inside its shell. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If you are in love with your job, you never get tired, you never want to stop! You work and work and work… you continue flapping with an eternal joy like a bird flying over the sea and never wanting to land! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The soul is not a bird, is not a tree, but a restraining wire of light wrapped around the other we most desire. We can't even give them away, these souls, their encumbrances not ours alone. - Candice Favilla
Death, like a host, comes smiling to the door;Smiling, he greets us, on that tranquil shoreWhere neither piping bird nor peeping dawnDisturbs the eternal sleep,But in the stillness far withdrawnOur dreamless rest for evermore we keep. - Robert Louis Stevenson
It is GOOD to cherish your yesterdays; It is BETTER to dream your tomorrows; but it is BEST to live your today's! Remember to hold fast to your dreams, for if your dreams die, then your life is like a bird with broken wings that cannot fly. - Donald Pillai
Like a bird, my thoughts were flying away so I became a writer to cage my thoughts with paper and pen. You should not call me a writer but rather a catcher of thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Fear is a bird that refuses to fly, and each time she neglects to use her wings, she consents to the slow death of her destiny. - Nadia Janice Brown
A fly can't bird, but a bird can fly.
Must, bid the Morn awake! Sad Winter now declines, Each bird doth choose a mate; This day's Saint Valentine's. For that good bishop's sake Get up and let us see What beauty it shall be That Fortune us assigns. - Michael Drayton
Bird leaves the land to enjoy the freedom; man leaves his thoughts to enjoy the silence. Meditation is man’s flying to the land of silence. - Mehmet Murat ildan
Humans have better wings than birds: Human mind is a perfect wing and with this wing we can fly to some farthermost places no bird can ever dream! Yes, mind is a wing; and when it comes to flying man is the most sophisticated bird on earth! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I am not an ornithologist—I am a bird. - Saul Bellow
I know why the caged bird sings. - Maya Angelou
If you love a bird don't hold it too tightly or you'll soon be nursing a broken heart. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A wise bird does not lend even the smallest of its feathers to a hunter. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm. - Franklin D. Roosevelt
Hope is a bird that sings the songs of possibilities from the deepness of the heart. - Debasish Mridha
Wings can only flyas long as the bird flies Soul blackens when you put on vestment of lies White candle wax criesfor ignitable wickJealous people burnto make your heart feel sick - Munia Khan
THE BIRD AND THE WATERA bird which has not heard of fresh waterDips his beak in salt-water year after year.(Anwar-i-Suhaili) - Idries Shah
Then came nightthat was like falling water.At times, for hours,a bird spirit,half buzzard, half swan,just above the rushesfrom which a snow-storm howls. - Peter Huchel
A bird that you set free may be caught again, but a word that escapes your lips will not return. - Jewish Proverb
Did every step feel like the running leap a bird takes before flight? - Jesmyn Ward
If you become a singing bird, I will be the listening sky so that I will never miss your song. - Debasish Mridha
I don't want that boy to fall over for just a bird that forgot that her wings are broken. - Ade Santi
I would like to paint the way a bird sings. - Claude Monet
olivia reminds me of a bird sometimes, how her feathers get all ruffled when she's mad. and when she's fragile like this, she's a little lost bird looking for its nest. - R.J. Palacio
A bird in The Strand is worth two in Shepherds Bush - Spike Milligan
The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. - Willie Nelson
Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most. - Joseph Wood Krutch
Do you know what the difference is between knowing a bird and knowing about a bird? - Lionel Suggs
A baby is born like a bird ready to soar from the mother’s lap. The nets of societal rules and regulations puts him in a cage from which he can never escape to create his own new world. - Debasish Mridha
A bird does not give up flying today because it couldn't find any worms yesterday. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The bird dares to break the shell, then the shell breaks open and the bird can fly openly. This is the simplest principle of success. You dream, you dare and and you fly. - Israelmore Ayivor
Don't let someone keep putting out the flame God keeps re-lighting, we all have a purpose. As a wing to a bird. As wind that goes the destiny over the sea. - Anthony Liccione
When you smile, a bird finds her wings to fly. - Debasish Mridha
A wise bird would rather lose a worm than a feather. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Two birds went for dating. The male bird was killed and the female bird is being murdered. - Santosh Kalwar
Be like a tree, bloom like a flower, sing like a bird, and dance like a peacock. - Debasish Mridha
The early bird gets the first worm, but the wisest bird gets the fastest one. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I know of only one bird - the parrot - that talks; and it can't fly very high. - Wilbur Wright
Hope is the little bird that continues to sing the songs of possibilities in your heart when everything else says to give up. - Debasish Mridha
When I try to write in English, I feel like a bird without wings still trying to fly. - Debasish Mridha
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