Cow Quotes & Sayings

“Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?”, here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!” – Andy Rooney
“The cow is of the bovine ilk; one end is moo, the other milk.” – Ogden Nash

“We are not sheep or cows. God didn’t create fences for us or boundaries to contain our nationalities. Man did. God didn’t draw up religious barriers to separate us from each other. Man did. And on top of that, no father would like to see his children fighting or killing each other. The Creator favors the man who spreads loves over the man who spreads hate. A religious title does not make anyone more superior over another. If a kind man stands by his conscience and exhibits truth in his words and actions, he will stand by God regardless of his faith. If mankind wants to evolve, we must learn from our past mistakes. If not, our technology will evolve without us.” – Suzy Kassem
“I could dance with you till the cows come home. Better still, I’ll dance with the cows and you come home.”
Groucho Marx was never one to pass up an opportunity for a play on words and this occurs in his dialogue of the 1933 film Duck Soup:”
– Groucho Marx


“She says it’s wrong to be frittering away my hours asking questions when there’s work to be done. But I don’t see how a question can be wrong. Can you, Pa? Ma says the Bible sets out what’s right and wrong so we don’t have to bother ourselves with it none but it seems to me that it ain’t so matter-of-fact. Like when you kilt that old cow last week and I didn’t want to eat it ’cause he was my favorite and so gentle besides. Ma said I was sinful to waste food. But I said that maybe we shouldn’t go about killing and eating cows when they was so peaceful-like. Ma said that was foolishness and that God put the cows here just so as we can eat ’em. But that don’t seem like such a good deal for the cows to me. Preacher told us not more than four Sundays ago that God loves all his creatures, but it ain’t loving to my way of thinking to create a thing just for it to be food. Them cows ain’t never done nothing to us. Which got me to thinking that maybe we got it wrong and they got a purpose we don’t know nothing about.”
– Victoria Forester
“#1487: Hug a cow.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“I’m afraid of those cows,’ protested poor Dora, seeing a prospect of escape.
‘The very idea of your being scared of those cows,’ scoffed Davy. ‘Why, they’re both younger than you.”
– L.M. Montgomery
“To country people Cows are mild,
And flee from any stick they throw;
But I’m a timid town bred child,
And all the cattle seem to know.”
– T.S. Eliot
“But when I say ‘cow’, don’t go running away with the idea of some decent, self-respecting cudster such as you may observe loading grass into itself in the nearest meadow.” – P.G. Wodehouse

“I have learned that I, we, are a dollar-a-day people (which is terrible, they say, because a cow in Japan is worth $9 a day). This means that a Japanese cow would be a middle class Kenyan… a $9-a-day cow from Japan could very well head a humanitarian NGO in Kenya. Massages are very cheap in Nairobi, so the cow would be comfortable.” – Binyavanga Wainaina
“The cattle crouched round them in soft shadowy clumps, placidly munching, and dreaming with wide-open eyes. The narrow zone of colour created by the firelight was like the planet Earth – a little freak of brightness in a universe of impenetrable shadows” – Hope Mirrlees
“I was thinking about the cow thing. About how hanging on to an ex-boyfriend is like chewing your cud until somebody drops a fresh bale of hay in front of you. Or something like that.”
– Dandi Daley Mackall

“…man is as much a parasite on the cow as the tapeworm is on man: We have sucked their udders like leeches. “Man the cow parasite” is probably how non-man defines man in his zoology books.” – Unbearable Lightness of Being
“Progress is a wonderful thing of course, and I can appreciate the lactiferins that are sprinkled on the pasture to turn the grass to cheese. And yet this lack of cows, however rational it may be, gives one the feeling that the fields and meadows, deprived of their phlegmatic, bemusedly ruminating presence, are pitifully empty.” – Stanisław Lem
“Twenty-five, he was. Twenty-five tomorrow. Some years the snow had melted for his birthday, but not this year, and so it had been a long winter full of cows.” – Jane Smiley

“Even further, one can use a viral model for many things – it doesn’t make those things a virus. For example, say that one day a prominent scientist decided to coin “moonemes” and started the “mooneme hypothesis” of cow migration. The hypothesis is all about how cows’ migration patterns can be described and modelled as a “virus of the plains”, because cows move from place to place, spread, mutate, and eat all of the grass. No matter how well the model fits to cows, they are not – and will never be – obligate parasites. A view that it’s a matter of personal perspective is subjectivism and hardly conducive to scientific inquiry of an objective world. It’s simply not in the nature of cows any more than it is in the nature of knowledge.” – Idav Kelly
“Milk is the only juice in a world of cows.” – Munia Khan
“Cow-watching turned out to be a mildly pleasant duty.” – Christian M. Frank

Cow Proverbs

“Settling a dispute through the law is like losing a cow for the sake of a cat.” – Chinese Proverb
“Win a cat and lose a cow — the consequence of litigation.” – Chinese Proverb
“I own a cow in heaven, but I cannot drink her milk.” – Congolese Proverb
“Better a goat that can give milk than a cow that cannot.” – Estonian Proverb
“A fool looks for dung where the cow never grazed.” – Ethiopian Proverb
“The cow knows the cowherd but not the owner.” – Ethiopian Proverb
“The old cow forgets that she was once a calf.” – Finnish Proverb
“A cow that has no tail should not try to chase away flies.” – Guinean Proverb
“It is difficult to teach a cow to climb a tree.” – Lithuanian Proverb

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