In 1968, I became vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry, and unhappy like we do….It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
But in modern war, you die like a dog for no good reason.
It is entirely seemly for a young man killed in battle to lie mangled by the bronze spear. In his death all things appear fair. But when dogs shame the gray head and gray chin and nakedness of an old man killed, it is the most piteous thing that happens among wretched mortals.
Dogs come when they’re called. Cats take a message and get back to you.
Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles.
Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs.
Quoted in Time magazine, October 31, 1977
Histories are more full of the examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
The most important difference between business and academia is this: In business everything is dog eat dog. In academia it’s just the reverse.
"Let a sleeping dog lie." It is a poor old maxim, & nothing in it: anybody can do it, you don't have to employ a dog.
Written in copy of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to Margery Clinton, August 18, 1908
The old saw says -- "let a sleeping dog lie." Experience knows better; experience says, If you want to convince do it yourself.
Written in Clara Clemens's copy of The Gilded Age
Its not the size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog.