Short Animal Quotes (Marilyn, Elvis, King…)

short animal quotes

This website is all about the love for animals and about answering questions people might have about them. It’s needless to say that I am thinking about animals about 99% of my time but what do other (smarter) people have to say about them.

What interesting and in this case short animal quotes could I find around the web?

It turns out, there are a lot of short animal quotes out there and some were made by truly remarkable people.

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Short Animal Quotes

“Dogs never bite me. Just humans.”
― Marilyn Monroe

“Animals are my friends…and I don’t eat my friends.”
― George Bernard Shaw

“Meow” means “woof” in cat.”
― George Carlin

“Man is the cruelest animal.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Short Animal Quotes

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
― Josh Billings

Short Animal Quotes

“You can judge a man’s true character by the way he treats his fellow animals.”
― Paul McCartney

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
― Anatole France

“Four legs good, two legs bad.”
― George Orwell, Animal Farm

Short Animal Quotes

“Animals don’t hate, and we’re supposed to be better than them.”
― Elvis Presley

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“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.”
― Colette

“You know, sometimes the world seems like a pretty mean place. That’s why animals are so soft and huggy.”
― Bill Watterson

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.”
― Linda McCartney

Short Animal Quotes

“Lots of people talk to animals…Not very many listen though…that’s the problem.”
― A. A. Milne

“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.”
― Hippolyte A. Taine

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”
― Martin Buber

“Never break a promise to an animal. They’re like babies—they won’t understand.”
― Tamora Pierce

Short Animal Quotes

“Animals are such agreeable friends―they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.”
― George Eliot

“The problem with cats is that they get the same exact look whether they see a moth or an ax-murderer.”
― Paula Poundstone

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“They’re animals, all right. But why are you so goddam sure that makes us human beings?”
― Stephen King

“Horses make a landscape look beautiful.”
― Alice Walker

Short Animal Quotes

“…only someone who’d never been an animal would put up a sign saying not to feed them….”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

Short Animal Quotes

“People who really appreciated animals always asked their names.”
― Lilian Jackson Braun

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“You don’t have to choose between being scientific and being compassionate.”
― Robert M. Sapolsky

“Wild animals are less wild and more human than many humans of this world”
― Munia Khan

Short Animal Quotes

“..the most dangerous animal in a zoo is Man.”
― Yann Martel

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“The bee is domesticated but not tamed.”
― William Longgood

“If frogs had side pockets, they’d carry hand guns.”
― Dan Rather

“The animals are those things that God likes but doesn’t love.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

Short Animal Quotes

“One disadvantage of being a hog is that at any moment some blundering fool may try to make a silk purse out of your wife’s ear.”
― J.B. Morton

“I hope the dogs don’t bark tonight. I always think it’s mine”
― Albert Camus

“The stork is voiceless because there is really nothing to say.”
― Will Cuppy

“The smaller the creature, the bolder its spirit.”
― Suzy Kassem

Short Animal Quotes

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“If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it could be a really ugly swan.”
― Timmothy Radman

“A kitten is, in the animal world, what a rosebud is in the garden.”
― Robert Sowthey

“Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.”
― Jeff Valdez

“There are 2,500 kinds of sponges, all of them consist largely of holes.”
― Will Cuppy

Short Animal Quotes

“I have never heard anyone say, ‘Oh, ick! A horse!”
― Elinor Goulding Smith

“Clearly, animals know more than we think, and think a great deal more than we know.”
― Irene Pepperberg

Short Animal Quotes

“What sets humans apart from animals is that we have to walk around saying how smart we are, and animals just live their lives.”
― Chanctetinyea J. J. Ouellette

“As llamas have never heard of oxygen, they do not miss it.”
― Will Cuppy

Short Animal Quotes

“All those windows, and not a cat in them. All that light to bask in, wasted.”
― Lissa Warren

“Without close and reciprocal relationships with other animal beings, we’re alienated from the rich, diverse, and magnificent world in which we live.”
― Marc Bekoff

“We must celebrate our pets because they are truly what love is all about.”
― Adrienne Posey

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“If Animals Spoke, Humanity would Cry.”
― Manuj Rajput

Short Animal Quotes

“We cannot judge animals without intelligence however we can judge intelligent animals.”
― Suyasha Subedi

“Animals live in the natural world and humans live in the unnatural world.”
― Steven Magee

“Every moving thing on earth is a living thing.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“Bless the animals, their simple ways, for they remind us what is real.”
― Marty Rubin

Short Animal Quotes

“On the day we begin to see animals as our friends, we will get back some of our human attributes that we lost a long time ago!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Some confidants have wings and a beak, or four legs and a tail.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Animals have learnt to live in harmony. Humans must be kind to their fellow kind.”
― Lailah Gifty Akita

“It’s impossible to swim like a penguin and run like a cheetah.”
― Rory Wilson

Short Animal Quotes

“Yet wild things have a far more rational fear of us than is ours of them…”
― Angela Carter

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
― Anatole France

“The planet earth does not belong to the one and only one animal, the human”
― Sir P. S. Jagadeesh Kumar

“Horses know this more than most: The greatest curse of any animal is to be worth money to men.”
― Shaun Tan

Short Animal Quotes

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“For an animal to attack you, you must smell or look either dangerous, or delicious, or at least nutritious.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Animals are a gift from above for they truly define the words unconditional love.”
― Heather Wolf

“Swish, I swing from tree to tree. My feet are like hands – I’m a chimpanzee!”
― Julie Murphy

“Knowing someone who belongs to another species can enlarge your soul in surprising ways.”

― Sy Montgomery

Short Animal Quotes

“When you look at a strange animal, that animal also thinks that a strange animal is looking at it!”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan


Adrian Volenik

I've lived around animals my whole life and I hold a Diploma in Animal Physiology. When I'm not reading or writing about wild animals, health and fitness, and technology, you can find me playing with my son and two cats. My pastimes include running, playing video games, and solving the NY Times crossword.