Roaring Wild Animal Quotes

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Here at Untamed Animals, we love quotes and we’ve scoured the internet to find the most compelling quotes on wild animals and wildlife. You’ll find some big names on the list like Steve Irwin, Winston Churchill, Peter Singer, and even Elvis Presley.

Wild Animal Quotes

“Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill and eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.”
― Steve Irwin

“When you look a wild animal in the eye, it’s like catching a glimpse into the soul of nature itself”
― Paul Oxton

“The only good cage is an empty cage.”
― Lawrence Anthony

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

Wild Animal Quotes
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“The zoo kills the ‘wild’ in wild animal.”
― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“That’s what people do when they find a special place that’s wild and full of life, they trample it to death.”
― Carl Hiaasen

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

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

Wild Animal Quotes

“Lions are neither predators nor killers. They just go for hunting like kings; because they are the kings!”
― Munia Khan

“You know it is a broken society when people fear each other more than they fear wild animals.”
― Gift Gugu Mona

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

“Who’s gonna bring the wild animals some hope? If we don’t love them the way they are..”
― Munia Khan

Wild Animal Quotes
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wild animal quotes

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“People speak sometimes about the “bestial” cruelty of man, but that is terribly unjust and offensive to beasts, no animal could ever be so cruel as a man, so artfully, so artistically cruel.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.”
― Winston S. Churchill

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“I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it’s such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.”
― Ellen DeGeneres

Wild 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


“There the wild animals wandered and fed as though they were in a pasture that stretched much farther than a man could see, and there were no settlers. Only Indians lived there.”
― Laura Ingalls Wilder

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

Wild Animal Quotes


“It was wrong to capture wild animals and confine them in captivity for people to go and gawk at them. And that’s basically how zoos got started. But once you do that, and once you have animals that have been bred in captivity, you’re really stuck with them in some sense. You can’t return them to the wild.”
― Peter Singer


“It takes a true encounter to realize that real animals, wild animals, have all but passed from our lives.”
― John Burnside


“Wild animals are just as confused as people are now. You’ve got toxins in the water, oil, sewage, all sorts of things.”
― Jack Hanna

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“If you look at little kids and wild animals, these are two groups of things that whenever I’m with them forces me to be in the moment.”
― Dominic Monaghan

Wild Animal Quotes


“Most of these wild animals depart in autumn when the sun changes their behavior and they feel the urge to migrate or go off alone. While they are with us, however, they become characters in my books, articles, and stories.”
― Jean Craighead George


“States should pass laws making it illegal to own or trade wild animals; the phony ‘educational’ permits that many private owners have used to skirt those laws should be eliminated.”
― Susan Orlean


 “The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.”
― Arthur Schopenhauer

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“Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.”
― James Anthony Froude

Wild Animal Quotes

“The dog is a gentleman; I hope to go to his heaven not man’s.”
― Mark Twain

“I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

“To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“Animals never worry about Heaven or Hell. Neither do I. Maybe that’s why we get along”
― Charles Bukowski

Wild Animal Quotes

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

“We have doomed the wolf not for what it is, but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be –the mythologized epitome of a savage ruthless killer – which is, in reality, no more than a reflected image of ourself.”
― Farley Mowat

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

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

Wild Animal Quotes

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

“Do you know why most survivors of the Holocaust are vegan? It’s because they know what it’s like to be treated like an animal.”
― Chuck Palahniuk

“If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry.”
― Dave Barry

“Don’t you find it a beautiful clean thought, a world empty of people, just uninterrupted grass, and a hare sitting up?”
― D.H. Lawrence

Wild Animal Quotes

“When animals express their feelings they pour out like water from a spout. Animals’ emotions are raw, unfiltered, and uncontrolled. Their joy is the purest and most contagious of joys and their grief the deepest and most devastating. Their passions bring us to our knees in delight and sorrow.”
― Marc Bekof

“Animals don’t know as much about jealousy as people, but they’re not ignorant of it, either.”
― Stephen King

“To see ten thousand animals untamed and not branded with the symbols of human commerce is like scaling an unconquered mountain for the first time, or like finding a forest without roads or footpaths, or the blemish of an axe. You know then what you had always been told — that the world once lived and grew without adding machines and newsprint and brick-walled streets and the tyranny of clocks.”
― Beryl Markham

“The fate of animals is of far greater importance to me than the fear of appearing ridiculous.”
― Emile Zola

Wild Animal Quotes

“I don’t believe in the concept of hell, but if I did I would think of it as filled with people who were cruel to animals.”
― Gary Larson

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

“Platypus? I thought it was pronounced platymapus. Has it always been pronounced platypus?”
― Jessica Simpson

“She slept with wolves without fear, for the wolves knew a lion was among them.”
― R.M. Drake

Wild Animal Quotes

Which quote did you find the most gripping? Tell me in the comments!

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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.