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    Bird Quotes
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  • Sympathy
    I know why the caged bird sings!
    - Paul Lawrence Dunbar

  • Children's Bells
    Morning has broken
    Like the first morning,
    Blackbird has spoken
    Like the first bird.
    Praise for the singing!
    Praise for the morning!
    Praise for them, springing
    Fresh from the Lord!
    - Eleanor Farjeon

  • She's a bird in a gilded cage.
    - A J Lamb

  • Campaspe
    What bird so sings, yet so does wail?
    O 'tis the ravished nightingale.
    Jug, jug, jug, jug, tereu, she cries,
    And still her woes at midnight rise.
    - John Lyly

  • Il Penseroso
    Sweet bird that shunn'st the noise of folly,
    Most musical, most melancholy!
    - John Milton

  • To the Cuckoo
    Thrice welcome, darling of the spring!
    Even yet thou art to me
    No bird, but an invisible thing,
    A Voice, a mystery.
    - William Wordsworth

  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird
    I do not know which to prefer,
    The beauty of inflections
    Or the beauty of innuendos,
    The blackbird whistling
    Or just after.
    - Wallace Stevens

  • Green Mountain, Black Mountain
    Blackbirds are the cellos of the deep farms.
    - Anne Stevenson

  • The White Cliffs of Dover
    There'll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover,
    Tomorrow, just you wait and see.
    - Nat Burton

  • The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
    - Henry David Thoreau

  • The Canary
    The song of canaries
    Never varies,
    And when they're moulting
    They're pretty revolting.
    - Ogden Nash

  • L'Allegro
    While the cock with lively din
    Scatters the rear of darkness thin,
    And to the stack, or the barn door,
    Stoutly struts his dames before.
    - John Milton

  • You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.
    - William Henry Hudson

  • It is a blind goose that cometh to the fox's sermon.
    - John Lyly

  • of John Dryden
    His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar.
    - Baron (Thomas Babington) Macauley

  • The House at Pooh Corner
    He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn't spell it right; but spelling isn't everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn't count.
    - A A Milne

  • Winnie-the-Pooh
    Owl hasn't exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things.
    - A A Milne

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