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  • The cuckoo is no credit to his race: his arrogance and want of responsibility are deplorable; and he sings the same song so many times over that one is ashamed of him.
    - W V Lucas

  • Why does a silly bird go on saying "chiff-chaff" all day long? Is it happiness or hiccups?
    - A A Milne

  • "A Fly can't bird, but a bird can fly."
    - A A Milne

  • Cogg would suddenly stand stock still. "Listen," he would say. Some feeble quack would be heard from the willow beyond the pond. "That's an easy one to tell. The frog-pippit." Then he would add, As a safety measure, "As I believe they call it in these parts."
    - Stephen Potter

  • If you hear the nightingale before the cuckoo, your love affair will prosper.
    - Jack Thomas

  • We were surprised how closely the cuckoo imitated the clock-and yet, of course, it could never have heard a clock.
    - Mark Twain

  • I had started by imitating a parrot, which is unusual, in that a parrot is supposed to imitate you. By taking the initiative you allow the parrot no alternative but to be itself, which proves again that attack is often the best defence.
    - Peter Ustinov

  • Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
    - Izaak Walton

  • 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.
    - Eric Berne

  • God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.
    - J.G. Holland

  • One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
    - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window except that the birds might eat them.
    - Martin H. Fischer, Fischerisms

  • The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
    - Author Unknown

  • God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
    - Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien

  • Use the talents you possess - for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.
    - Henry Van Dyke

  • When nature made the blue-bird she wished to propitiate both the sky and the earth, so she gave him the color of the one on his back and the hue of the other on his breast.
    - John Burroughs

  • There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away.
    - Henry Ward Beecher

  • Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
    - Rose F. Kennedy



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