217 Inspiring Quotes about Dogs

Are you looking for inspirational quotes about dogs? Inspiring Lizard has got you covered! In this article we present the 217 most beautiful dogs quotes we could find. Let’s get inspired!

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The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on

— Joseph Needham

Men cannot grieve as dogs do. But they grieve for many years.

— Robin Hobb, Assassin’s Apprentice

It is said “Barking dogs seldom bite”…….Unfortunately many dogs do not know this proverb!

— Ankala Subbarao

I swear it only hit me then, with full conscious force, who the real villains of this piece had been from start to finish…those lying, cancerous dogs of the mainstream media!

— Paul Christensen

It’s only human nature for dogs to chase motrobikes

— Peter Tinniswood

Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as love the dog of our own life, and the dog down the street, and all the dogs not yet born.

— Mary Oliver

The human race should learn from dogs about the enormous power of love.

— Debasish Mridha

A person’s true character lies somewhere until after you might have pressed the wrong button without knowing, then you’ll realize that there are dogs in human form.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

If she did bitch-slap me, I’d bitch-slap her right back, but I resented the word bitch and all its familiar forms, as it was degrading to women and dogs everywhere.

— G.G. Silverman, Vegan Teenage Zombie Huntress

My health is wonderful. I work out. I’m working. Playing music. I have a beautiful wife, a nice home, a nice car, I got money in the bank. I got three beautiful dogs that love me. Like I said, I’m blessed. I survived.

— Steven Adler

Grover murmured, “Well, Percy, what have we learned today?”That three-headed dogs prefer red rubber balls over sticks?”No, ” Grover told me. “We’ve learned that your plans really, really bite!

— Rick Riordan, The Lightning Thief

Observe things as they are and don’t pay attention to other people. There are some people just like mad dogs barking at everything that moves, even barking when the wind stirs among the grass and leaves.

— Huang Po, The Zen Teaching of Huang Po: On the Transmission of Mind

I hope so, ” grumbled Ian. “I’m going to look for another one of ‘em winged dogs for Mabel.

— Ness Kingsley, The Curse of Cackling Meadows

My mom will make me walk the dogs or take out the trash when I go home.

— Queen Latifah

Meanwhile, the mole goes on with its subterranean daydreams, The dogs lie around like rugs

— Charles Wright, Black Zodiac

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

Children and dogs are the messengers of God some of us do not deserve them

— Ginnetta Correli

Barbarism is not the inheritance of our prehistory. It is the companion that dogs our every step.

— Alain Finkielkraut

Since dogs could hear and smell better than men, we could concentrate on sight. Since courage is commonplace in dogs, men’s adrenal glands could shrink. Dogs, by making us more efficient predators, gave us time to think. In short, dogs civilized us.

— Donald McCaig

All close friendships are marked with competition. Our earliest tests are against our siblings and playmates, and some of that rivalry endures amongst friends into adulthood. Like dogs play fighting, you learn not to bite hard.

— Christopher Bollen

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 Mörder

If a man lets all of my dogs sleep in the bed with us, then that is the most romantic thing. You must love my dogs in order to love me. A man who is nice to my animals and doesn’t shoo them away – well, that’s the height of romance.

— Salma Hayek

From cheesecake on a stick to meat skewers to deep-fried bananas on a stick – there are no plates anymore. In Los Angeles, everything has become a corn dog. Actually, corn dogs still work. But most other food should be stickless.

— Steve Carell

I won’t let you go! I love you, Dog!”There will be other dogs and friends, and loves’ whispered the Dog. ‘You have found your family, your heritage, and you have earned a high place in the world. I love you too, but my time with you has passed.

— Garth Nix, Abhorsen

And what cats have to tellon each return from hellis this: that dying is what the living do, that dying is what the loving do, and that dead dogs are those who do not knowthat dying is what, to live, each has to do.

— Alastair Reid

We don’t need geography , dogs are our world

— Dog Lover

The very best thing about dogs is how they just know when you need them most, and they’ll drop everything that they’re doing to sit with you awhile.

— Steven Rowley

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, One Year in Coal Harbor

Content” ranges anywhere from the logo on a can of soup, dogs dancing on youtube, to the coding of an app:it’s confusing!

— Natasha Tsakos

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, Lola and the Boy Next Door

My little dog, he did not get ill. It is so funny that people get ill on a boat and dogs do not.

— Anna Held

This reminds Faron of those stupid dogs that people put in their cars, that when the car moves, the dogs frantically nod their heads, like some demented, freshly graduated psychologist, with their first patients.

— Gary Edward Gedall

I was a dog in a past life. Really. I’ll be walking down the street and dogs will do a sort of double take. Like, Hey, I know him.

— William H. Macy

Only dogs know and respect their masters. This is a rare characteristic of men who secretly envy their masters and wish their downfall.

— Bangambiki Habyarimana, Book of Wisdom

Some of us are crèmes brûlées, unfortunately in the presence of those who would rather have corn dogs. We can try to degenerate into corn dogs to make them happy, or we can just accept the fact that we were made for Paris!

— C. JoyBell C.

The first thing you find out when yer dog learns to talk is that dogs don’t got nothing much to say.About anything.

— soniya

The struggle to keep aroused emotions within proper boundaries is won by putting a conscious leash on them and leading them like junkyard dogs right to the throne of grace

— Jim Andrews, Polishing God’s Monuments: Pillars of Hope for Punishing Times

As dogs return to their vomit, some men return to their wives.

— Anthony Liccione

There were only four dissentients, the three dogs and the cat, who was afterwards discovered to have voted on both sides.

— George Orwell

the impossibility of being humanall too humanthis breathingin and outout and inthese punksthese cowardsthese championsthese mad dogs of glorymoving this little bit of light towardusimpossibly.

— Charles Bukowski

Hot from hell. Caesar’s spirit raging in revenge. Cry, havoc! And let slip the dogs of war.

— William Shakespeare

I don’t have a bad relationship. I’m 48 years old. I think life is too short for that. To me, life is… you open the shutters, you see the dogs outside, you look left, you look right, in, what, a second and a half? And that’s a life.

— Jean-Claude Van Damme

Movement turns dead dogs into maggots and daisies, and flour butter sugar an egg and a tablespoon of milk into Abernethy biscuits, and spermatozoa and ovaries into fishy little plants growing babyward if we take no care to stop them.

— Alasdair Gray, Poor Things

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, Dreaming is for lovers

Why may we not be in the universe, as our dogs and cats are in our drawingrooms and libraries?

— William James, The Correspondence of William James: 1885-1889

. . . 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

I like dogs that bark a little. The silent ones scare me.

— Marty Rubin

When you have a certain fitness projection, it’s going to give you an advantage. Having strength, stamina and speed is important because I’m working with dogs who can kill me.

— Cesar Millan

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.

— Nafisa Joseph

People always love it when you say their dogs are nice. Just shows you how out of touch they are.

— Sue Grafton, C is for Corpse

Life isn’t fair. A fair’s a place where you eat corn dogs and ride the ferris wheel.

— Jennifer Brown, Hate List

Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans: once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers.

— Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

Did you ever hear the Oriental proverb, “The dogs bark but the caravan passes on”? Let them bark, Scarlett. I fear nothing will stop your caravan.

— Margaret Mitchell

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, The Pursuit of Love

In a society where people are obsessed with personal space, dogs have come to serve as welcome, neo-human mediators of loneliness and solitude.

— Okey Ndibe, Never Look an American in the Eye: A Memoir of Flying Turtles, Colonial Ghosts, and the Making of a Nigerian American

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, Bambi

Who knows what the long-term effects of saving rescue dogs are and the healing lessons and love they bring to Earth? Each one of us has the capacity to influence hundreds – even thousands of people or animals through the way we live our lives.

— Jadi Kindred, Intuitive Animal Connections

These dogs didn’t bother to bond with us, but stuck out their paws, not to shake hands but so we could slit their wrists and get it the hell over with. (p.51)

— Stephanie Powell Watts, We Are Taking Only What We Need

Sometimes I think I like dogs more than I like humans. The only time a dog has ever betrayed me… was by dying.

— José N. Harris, Mi Vida

I wish I could go home. I’ve been on the road since May. I wonder if my dogs still remember me.

— Brendan Fraser

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, The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man’s Best Friend

Anybody who hates dogs and babies can’t be all bad.

— Leo Rosten

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joyful, joyful, joyful, as only dogs know how to be happywith only the autonomyof their shameless spirit.

— Pablo Neruda

I’ve always had this feeling, ” Henry says, “that all dogs are really therapy dogs.

— Meg Donohue, Dog Crazy: A Novel of Love Lost and Found

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

— Jim Kjelgaard, Snow Dog

The louder the dogs bark the less a lion feels threatened.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

All Dogs Go To Heaven? Sorry, kids. It’s only the dogs who’ve accepted Christ.

— Stephen Colbert, I Am America

Books understand me, but humans don’t understand me. They are bad friends books are forever as well as computer’s and Tv and everything else which doesn’t have soul. Although that dogs and cats and many other animals are quite interesting friends.

— Deyth Banger

Everyone should be happy… everyone deserves it… When you are happy… it’s time your dog to leave you… it’s a time when your dogs dies and enters somebody’s else life.

— Deyth Banger

We think of dogs as being more like people than pigs; but pigs are highly intelligent animals and if we kept pigs as pets and reared dogs for food, we would probably reverse our order of preference. Are we turning persons into bacon?

— Peter Singer, Practical Ethics

Stories that pander to your every readerly desire and whim are like overly loyal dogs that live for the simple glow of your approval. I’m a cat person. I like a little aloofness in my pets and my writing.

— Alden Bell, Exit Kingdom

Intelligence is overrated. Two dogs who sniff each others’ butts learn more about each other in a moment than many humans understand about those they’ve known for a lifetime.

— James Rozoff

Learning from wolves to interact with pet dogs makes about as much sense as, ‘I want to improve my parenting – let’s see how the chimps do it!’

— Ian Dunbar

Sometimes you’re sure dogs have some secret, superior intelligence, and other times you know they’re only their simple, goofy selves.

— Deb Caletti, The Six Rules of Maybe

Part of what I love about novels and dogs is that they are so beautifully oblivious to economic concerns. We serve them, and in return they thrive. It’s not their responsibility to figure out where the rent is coming from.

— Ann Patchett, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage

One foggy night I was walking the dogs down the lane and heard the geese, very close overhead, calling, calling, their marvellous strange cry, as they flew by. I think that is what our own best prayer must sound like when we send it up to heaven.

— Madeleine L’Engle, Miracle on 10th Street and Other Christmas Writings

It was during Latin that the Austro-Hungarians arrived with their dogs and zombies to kill everyone at the Eden College for Young Ladies.

— David Wake, The Derring-Do Club and the Empire of the Dead

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

— Will Rogers

If a person fights, that’s their own choice, ” Angel says. “But getting two roosters to fight or two dogs like pit bulls to fight, the animals don’t have a choice there. They can’t decide not to fight.

— Denise Flaim, Rescue Ink: How Ten Guys Saved Countless Dogs and Cats, Twelve Horses, Five Pigs, One Duck,and a Few Turtles

He who lies down with dogs shall rise with fleas

— Christina Dodd, Some Enchanted Evening

Dachshunds are ideal dogs for small children, as they are already stretched and pulled to such a length that the child cannot do much harm one way or the other.

— Robert Benchley

People are like a pack of dogs sometimes. All right one by one, but together… together they do awful things they don’t mean to do.

— Monica Furlong

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, Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet

That’s who unconditional love is for – dogs and their masters, fools and their gods.

— Elana K. Arnold, What Girls Are Made Of

Taking a deep breath, I shake my head and find Judge staring at me. “Reason number 106 why dogs are smarter than humans, ” I say. “Once you leave the litter, you sever contact with your mothers.

— Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

Outside, the dogs whine over the wind. They sense the wolves – they sense the wild. It calls to them, like it calls to me, and I wonder sometimes if we are the only ones who hear it.

— Summer Lane, Running with Wolves

Kurt Cilke liked dogs because they could not conspire. They could not hide hostility, and they were not cunning. They did not lie awake at night planning to rob and murder other dogs. Treachery was beyond their scope.

— Mario Puzo

You know what kind of a man Lonny Tooker is? The kind of a man that sets broken bird’s wings.””Hitler loved dogs and babies, ” Dave said.

— Joseph Hansen, Skinflick

I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children—they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.

— Mary Tyler Moore

I have to have energy because I have a lot of expenses. A couple of cars, couple of dogs and a big estate.

— Don Rickles

Chief Wimbe also loved his cat, which was black and white but had no name. In Malawi, only dogs are given names, I don’t know why.

— William Kamkwamba, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

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

Why don’t you check out those teenagers in the middle row? They’ve been going at it like dogs in heat ever since the previews. They’re probably both werewolves. And even if they aren’t, you should throw them out on principle alone.

— Rusty Fischer, Ushers, Inc.

Yo Mama’s so ugly, her Mama had to tie a steak around her neck to get the dogs to play with her.

— Oliver Oliver Reed, 155 World’s Funniest YO MAMA Jokes

While humans play God, dogs learn from their masters.

— Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

You cannot teach old dogs new tricks.

— Anonymous

If pinpointing God’s presence were really that simple, then he supposed the beaches would be more crowded in the mornings. They would be filled with people on their own quests, instead of people jogging or walking their dogs or fishing in the surf.

— Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

Heaven is a place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.

— Oliver Gaspirtz, Pet Humor!

One of the most obvious ways dogs can improve our physical and mental health is via daily walks.

— Andrew Weil

From one dog all the dogs bark.

— Marty Rubin

When the dogs returned, the Senator gave them treats from his pocket, and Jun Do understood that in communism, you’d threaten a dog into compliance, while in capitalism, obedience is obtained through bribes

— Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son

Here is a list of terrible things, The jaws of sharks, a vultures wingsThe rabid bite of the dogs of war, The voice of one who went before, But most of all the mirror’s gaze, Which counts us out our numbered days.

— Clive Barker, Days of Magic, Nights of War

The Yogic sages say that all the pain of a human life is caused by words, as is all the joy. We create words to define our experience and those words bring attendant emotions that jerk us around like dogs on a leash.

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Whoever said dogs can’t speak was never interested in learning another language.

— Mark Winik, The Dog Healers: A Novel

The person who thinks dogs can’t talk doesn’t want to learn a second language.

— Mark Winik, The Dog Healers: A Novel

My mother early on taught us to respect all animals, and I mean all animals – not just cats and dogs but rats and snakes and spiders and fish and wildlife, so I really grew up believing they are just like us and just as deserving of consideration.

— Joanna Lumley

Some men can be good ‘ horse whisperers ‘ and many dogs can be wonderful ‘ man whisperers ‘.

— Erik Pevernagie

Do dogs feel for humans something akin to religious ecstasy? What other strong or subtle emotions are felt by animals that do not communicate with us?

— Carl Sagan, Dragons of Eden: Speculations on the Evolution of Human Intelligence

Don’t always carry your Toy dog. Small dogs have four on the floor and they can use them.

— Darlene Arden

Let the dogs bark, the wolves howl, the lightnings flash and the crows caw, you continue doing your job!

— Mehmet Murat ildan

Heaven’s the place where all the dogs you’ve ever loved come to greet you.

— Unknown Author 516

My father…was a man who understood all dogs thoroughly and treated them like human beings.

— Flann O’Brien, The Third Policeman

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.

— Robert Browning

My dogs have been the reason I have woken up every single day with a smile on my face. I am among the ranks of millions of people who appreciate the souls of dogs and know they are a gift of pure love and an example of all that is good.

— Jennifer Skiff, The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man’s Best Friend

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

— Robin Hobb, Assassin’s Apprentice

He could tell her that dogs used to look like cats and vice versa without a lick of proof and it would change the way she regarded the animals.

— S.A. Tawks, The Spirit of Imagination

They say hot dogs can kill you. How do you know it’s not the bun?

— Jay Leno

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

[Some dogs] develop blood feuds with other dogs that are so serious that the only silver lining is a dog’s inability to build nuclear weapons in the backyard. — Patricia McConnell, A Tale of Two Species

— Patricia McConnell

A patient dog will have no bone to eat because other dogs have eaten

— Ojo Michael E.

There was just one cheeky bastard in the club that night and it started World War Three. There was a bloodbath down there, they all got locked up, and the police dogs didn’t need feeding for a week after that.

— Stephen Richards, Street Warrior: The True Story of the Legendary Malcolm Price, Britain’s Hardest Man

Like the worthless dogs that are his countrymen, my husband believed that his penis was wasted if he was faithful to just one woman. – At the Sound of the Last Post

— Petina Gappah, An Elegy for Easterly: Stories

Highly social animals like dogs and chimpanzees who live in small groups evolved to be more tolerant in subordinate roles. The fact that young bears behave more like young humans suggests common influences upon their social behaviour.

— Benjamin Kilham

Dear God, please help me to be the kind of person who my dogs think I am.

— Jerrie Brock, Something Taken

The dogs came racing up the stairs. They danced at Rima’s feet, frantic with the need to communicate something to her. Little Timmy’s down the well! Feed us ice cream and potato chips! Sometimes there’s a benefit to not sharing a language.

— Karen Joy Fowler, Wit’s End

There’s no point asking dogs about their dreams because sleeping dogs lie.

— Michael McGirr, The Lost Art of Sleep

It’s the person who likes to pat dogs to whom dogs come for pats.

— Arthur Gordon, A Touch of Wonder

Critics are to authors what dogs are to lamp-posts.

— Jeffrey Robinson

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

— Stanley Coren

The fear of dogs is deep and universal amongst all that are less than Man.

— Lord Dunsany

Never beg for mercy. Accept that you have failed. Begging is for dogs and humans.

— Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

Men (who cheat) do not cheat because they are dogs. They are (regarded as) dogs because they cheat.

— Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Women, we might as well be dogs baying the moon as petitioners without the right to vote!

— Susan B. Anthony

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs.

— Martha Scott

Footnotes the little dogs yapping at the heels of the text.

— William James

I’m afraid we’ll see reporters stop chasing quotes around the same time dogs stop chasing cars.

— Daniel Okrent

I looked up my family tree and found three dogs using it.

— Rodney Dangerfield

I once fed a dog-fight operator to the dogs he had abused for so long, and do you want to know something? It felt so good. It was justice, girl. The fucking law never gave a shit about a victim, but justice is all heart.

— Cedric Nye, Jango’s Anthem

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

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

In the fifties I had dreams about touching a naked woman and she would turn to bronze or the dream about hot dogs chasing donuts through the Lincoln Tunnel.

— Robert Klein

When will women not be compelledto view their bodies as science projects, gardens to be weeded, dogs to be trained?When will a woman ceaseto be made of pain?

— Marge Piercy, What Are Big Girls Made Of?: Poems

I’ve long suspected dogs of being much smarter than people; I was even certain they could speak, but there was only some kind of stubbornness in them. They’re extraordinary politicians: they notice every human step.

— Nikolai Gogol, The Collected Tales of Nikolai Gogol

I wish dogs understood: ‘We’re going in five minutes.

— Gregor Collins, The Accidental Caregiver: How I Met, Loved, and Lost Legendary Holocaust Refugee Maria Altmann

Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species.

— Melvin Maddocks

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

— Robert Louis Stevenson

Obama and his attack dogs have nothing but hate and anger in their hearts and spew it whenever possible.

— Donald Trump

Good Viking genes, being vegetarian and having rowdy dogs and kids definitely keep me in shape. Not eating meat gives me the energy I need to keep up with work, family and travel – I’m very active.

— Pamela Anderson

I have a pickup truck. And I prefer to be with dogs or on my sailboat than in a car – actually, more than any other place on Earth.

— Gary Paulsen

Loyalty. Is it something only dogs know?When I think of it, I wonder if I would rather have it than love. Whereas love is often an over-used word and an unpredictable feeling, the other is nothing but dependability.

— Donna Lynn Hope

I have admired W.C. Fields since the day he advanced upon Baby LeRoy with an ice pick. Any man who hates dogs and babies can’t be all bad.

— Leo Rosten

He that lies down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.

— Anonymous

Don’t make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they’ll treat you like dogs.

— Martha Scott

As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point.

— Jean Ferris, Once Upon a Marigold

One of the biggest myths debunked by science is that dogs see only in black and white. Contrary to that popular belief, dogs have dichromatic vision, meaning that they can see shades of yellow and blue.

— Victoria Stilwell

It’s only human nature for dogs to chase motorbikes

— Peter Tinniswood

A man without reason is no better than a mad dog, and mad dogs must be put down for the good of everyone.

— James L. Sutter, Death’s Heretic

That they may have a little peace even the best dogs are compelled to snarl occasionally.

— William Feather

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, Unraveled

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

— Robert A. Heinlein

We used to languish when we walked, or sidle down the street like dogs that have just done something wrong. Now Rube walks upright, because he’s on the attack.

— Markus Zusak

There are talking dogs all over the place, unbelievably boring they are, on and on and on about sex and shit and smells, and smells and shit and sex, and do you love me, do you love me, do you love me.

— Ursula K. Le Guin, Changing Planes

It is an inside joke of history that all its most exciting adventures inevitably end their careers as homework. Beheadings, rebellions, thousand-year wars, incest on the royal throne, electricity, art, opera, dogs in outer space.

— B.J. Novak, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories

And so what do dogs want? They want what they want when they want it. Just like us.

— Ted Kerasote, Merle’s Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog

Some patient dogs had waited a long time for the fatest bone to come, but the impatient had gone to scavenge for the little it could see.

— Michael Bassey Johnson

As the manager sits before a performance, as the critics wait like hungry dogs to rip apart the performance, they all become entwined in the theatrics of it all.

— Isabella Kruger, Afterlife

I’m looking more like my dogs every day – it must be the shaggy fringe and the ears.

— Christine McVie

Playing the game means treating your dogs like gentlemen, and your gentlemen like dogs.

— Ted Tally, Terra Nova

Barking dogs occasionally bite, but laughing men hardly ever shoot.

— Konrad Lorenz

The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast.

— Bob Hope

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

— Robert Crais, Suspect

The dogs brought it all back to, you know, to the human side.

— Luis Carlos Montalván, Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him

If a lion turned every time small dogs barked at it, it would be the laughing stock of the jungle.

— Matshona Dhliwayo

Sometimes a woman is afraid to be without security or without certainty, for even a short time. She has more excuses than dogs have hairs. She must just simply dive in and stand not knowing what will happen next.

— Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Women Who Run With the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype

You will find that the woman who is really kind to dogs is always one who has failed to inspire sympathy in men.

— Max Beerbohm

In the nightmare of the darkAll the dogs of Europe bark, And the living nations wait, Each sequestered in its hate;Intellectual disgraceStares from every human face, And the seas of pity lieLocked and frozen in each eye.

— W.H. Auden, Another Time

The next time you wish you could find the right words to say to someone who is hurting, just remember that dogs are a man’s best friend without ever speaking a word to them. Simply be present and have sympathy.

— Ashly Lorenzana

Until that afternoon in October four years ago, I hadn’t known dogs could scream.

— Stephen King

Grandpa said that we could solve a lot of the world’s problems if we considered cats and dogs edible. Like the neighbor’s dog who goes to the bathroom in his flower garden. And know what else?

— Cole Alpaugh, The Spy’s Little Zonbi

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

— Jennifer Skiff, The Divinity of Dogs: True Stories of Miracles Inspired by Man’s Best Friend

The dogs were really keening now, like Irish widows.

— Thomas Keneally, Victim of the Aurora

It is only dogs that never bite their masters.

— Thornton Wilder, The Ides of March

I visualize a time when we will be to robots what dogs are to humans, and I’m rooting for the machines.

— Claude Shannon

She loves dogs. And in time, who knows, maybe she would even have ended up loving the type of dogs who eat other small dogs for lunch.– Leslie McNeill

— Richard Finney, Black Mariah: “A Calling”

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

In the distance, mongrel dogs were howling out the coyote portion of their ancestry. All the sounds of the night seemed to pass through a hollow tunnel of indefinite length.

— Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros

Half the dogs in America will receive Christmas presents this year, yet few of us ever pause to consider the life of the pig-an animal easily as intelligent as a dog-that becomes the Christmas ham.

— Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals

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

— Johnny Depp

Pavlov’s dogs will drool at the site of any food, So go ahead and ring the bell, Sing a classical song about it and Then advertises what sells

— Charmaine J. Forde

I read on my iPad when I travel. I listen to audiobooks in the car. I read books in my bedroom, where I have a comfortable couch, a lamp and two dogs to keep me warm.

— Isabel Allende

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, The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver

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

Why didn’t she wake me up?”“Haven’t you heard the expression ‘let sleeping dogs lie’?”Ryan’s eyes narrowed. “Werewolves are not dogs, Shaye. How many times do we need to have this damned conversation?

— Franca Storm, Fated Betrayal

It’s hard to say. Sometimes people have had terrible childhoods. And sometimes they just haven’t found their special place in life. And sometimes they’re dogs from hell and must be destroyed.

— Charles Addams

Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don’t waste time being afraid of tomorrow.

— Dan Gemeinhart, The Honest Truth

I don’t want to be in my car all day. I love getting up in the morning in Venice and walking my dogs down to the cafe to get my tea, and then perhaps going to a bookstore and sitting and reading, then walking to the beach.

— Jessica Chastain

Depression weakens a person at every level and bullies can smell weakness like dogs smell fear.

— Indu Muralidharan, The Reengineers

People who keep dogs are cowards who haven’t got the guts to bite people themselves.

— August Strindberg

I agree with Agassiz that dogs possess something very like a conscience.

— Charles Darwin

Philosophy is an amazing tissue of really fine thinking and incredible, puerile mistakes. It’s like one of those rubber ‘bones’ they give dogs to chew, damned good for the mind’s teeth, but as food – no bloody good at all.

— Olaf Stapledon, Odd John

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, Wall to Wall

Most Americans acquire dogs impulsively and for dubious reasons: as a Christmas gift for the kids. Because they saw one in a movie. To match the new living-room furniture. Because they moved to the suburbs and see a dog as part of the package.

— Jon Katz

Real Men can commit to 1 person. Only boys are “Players”, pimps usually get lock up or die at the end of movies, & dogs catch fleas!

— Surgeo Bell

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

— Rita Rudner

I always splash on the cologne before a blind date because dogs can smell fear

— Josh Stern

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war!

— William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

I hope the dogs don’t bark tonight. I always think it’s mine

— Albert Camus, The Stranger

The dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.

— Matthew

She was an afterthought, little Martha. She was treated the way many families treated pet dogs – she had to be fed and cleaned every now and then, but she was left to her own devices for the most part.

— Kelsey Brickl, Hardtack: A Civil War Story

I hope my tongue in prune juice smothers, If I belittle dogs and mothers.

— Ogden Nash

For a once renowned woman who loved telling tales of dodging bullets, wielding grenades and subverting dogs trained to kill, Christine’s story is, surprisingly, little known today.

— Clare Mulley, The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville

The vote was taken at once, and it was agreed by an overwhelming majority that rats were comrades.There were only four dissentients, the three dogs and the cat, who was afterwards discovered to have voted on both sides.

— George Orwell, Animal Farm

I stepped from the air-conditioned compartment onto the station platform, and the motherly breath of the suburbs enfolded me. It smelt of lawn sprinklers and station wagons and tennis rackets and dogs and babies.

— Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

The death of a dog may not by some be regarded as a tragedy, but some dogs are more worthy than some men, and can be more justly mourned.

— J. Jefferson Farson

…and still the hands did their trick, like over-eager dogs that want to do their rolling—over trick for you not once or twice but all night.

— Stephen King, The Gunslinger

Human being one should have independent judgment capability and natural intelligence. Human should not behave like a dog – if one dog started to bark, then other dogs joins to bark for support.

— Debajyoti Ghosh