Famous quotes containing the word birds:
“The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.”
—Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Matthew, 8:20.
“Let us not succumb to nature. We will marshall the clouds and restrain tempests; we will bottle up pestilent exhalations; we will probe for earthquakes, grub them up, and give vent to the dangerous gas; we will disembowel the volcano, and extract its poison, take its seed out. We will wash water, and warm fire, and cool ice, and underprop the earth. We will teach birds to fly, and fishes to swim, and ruminants to chew the cud. It is time we looked into these things.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Birds which are the same color as the foliage in which they nest are less likely to be disturbed by other birds who want to drop in and chat, and therefore last longer.”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)