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Dolphin Quotes & Sayings

“The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
“Cultures have long heard wisdom in non-human voices: Apollo, god of music, medicine and knowledge, came to Delphi in the form of a dolphin. But dolphins, which fill the oceans with blipping and chirping, and whales, which mew and caw in ultramarine jazz – a true rhapsody in blue – are hunted to the edge of silence.” – Jay Griffiths
“Never trust a species that grins all the time. It’s up to something.” – Terry Pratchett
“There may be a common thread of consciousness between man and dolphin.” – Joan McIntyre
“Dolphins may well be carrying information as well as functions critical to the regeneration of life upon our planet.” – Buckminster Fuller
“When I see a dolphin, I know it’s just as smart as I am.” – Don Van Vliet
“Like a dolphin, I am graceful, powerful, and compassionate.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English — up to 50 words used in correct context — no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.” – Carl Sagan
“The voice of the dolphin in air is like that of the human, in that they can pronounce vowels, and combinations of vowels.” – Aristotle
“Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group.” – Peter Singer
“Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much … the wheel, New York, wars, and so on … while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man … for precisely the same reason.” – Douglas Adams
“Though pleased to see the dolphins play, I mind my compass and my way.” – Matthew Green
“His delights/Were dolphin-like/They showed his back above/The element they lived in.” – William Shakespeare
“What can books of men that live/In a dragon-guarded land/Paintings of the dolphin-drawn/Sea-nymphs in their pearly wagons/Do, but awake a hope to live … ?” – William Butler Yeats
“Curiously enough, the dolphins had long known of the impending destruction of the planet Earth and had made many attempts to alert mankind of the danger; but most of their communications were misinterpreted as amusing attempts to punch footballs or whistle for tidbits, so they eventually gave up and left the Earth by their own means…” – Douglas Adams
“Dolphin can lead us to an understanding of how to live in harmony with the twin needs of individuality and cooperation. Dolphin carries balance, peace, joy, compassion, love, and power.” – Loren Cruden
“When Dolphin swims into your life, then it’s time to add plenty of joy and playfulness into whatever you do. It may signal the beginning of a sexual relationship that is fun and playful above all else. It could also indicate that you should start volunteering for a charity, animal shelter, or some other service-oriented organization. You’re entering a more creative period of your life and now have the ability to realize your deepest desires.” – Millie Gemondo and Trish McGregor
“I have been honoured to serve the whales, dolphins, seals – and all the other creatures on this Earth. Their beauty, intelligence, strength, and spirit have inspired me.” – Paul Watson
“I felt such a deep connection with dolphins. I felt like they were the only ones who understood me.” – Lykke Li
“Not only have I made films about the subject, but I’ve largely funded them on my own, so I’m fully committed to doing whatever I can to change the audience’s respect and appreciation for the ocean. In 100 years I want whales, dolphins and sharks to still be around, and the ocean to be a healthier place.” – Greg MacGillivray
“All right,” Shannen says slowly, tucking a lock of dark brown hair behind her ear. “Why did you glue that dolphin upside down?”
Okay, so I’m a little distracted. “He’s doing the back stroke.”
– Tera Lynn Childs
“A pair of dolphins swept by us in the water, flicking their heads out to get a look at us as they went. One of them made a chittering sound that wasn’t very melodic. The other twitched its tail and splashed a little water our way, all in good fun. They weren’t the attractive Flipper kind of dolphins. They were regular dolphins that aren’t as pretty and don’t get cast on television. Maybe they just refused to sell out and see a plastic surgeon. I held up a fist to them. Represent.” – Jim Butcher
“As he [Sir Malcolm Sargeant, conductor of the London Philharmonic] stood in waist deep in the shallows of Whaler’s Cove, the littler spinners came drifting over, sleek and dainty, gazing at him curiously with their soft dark eyes. Malcolm was a tactful, graceful man in his movements, and so the spinners were not afraid of him. In moments, he had them all pressing around him, swimming into his arms, and begging him to swim away with them. He looked up, suffused with delight, and remarked to me, ‘It’s like finding out there really are fairies at the bottom of the garden!” – Karen Pryor
“I feel at ease and, in an indefinable way, at home, when dolphins are around. I now know when they are nearby before they appear. I dream after they leave.” – Virginia Coyle
“Don’t Trust Blindly. If in shark infested waters, don’t assume the fin coming toward you is a dolphin.” – Mary Russel
“Did you know that dolphins are so intelligent that within only a few weeks of captivity, they can train Americans to stand at the very edge of the pool and throw them fish.” – Anonymous
“The dolphin in tungsten leaps, and then again With a belly raised to a marmalade sky; And another whirl…free like a rust-toned crane Breaths in awe, an enchantment is my reply.” – nette onclaud

Dolphin Proverbs

“When the shark laughs with the dolphin, there is a devilish spirit at play.” – Tahitian
“Teach an eagle to fly, a dolphin to swim.” – Latin
“If dolphins swim toward Hilo, the sea will be calm; if the dolphins swim toward Ka’u, the ocean will be rough.” – Tahitian

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