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Owl Quotes & Sayings

“When the silent flamingo dances pink with desire, I’ll be there, sipping on owl stares and kitten curls.” – Jarod Kintz
“I think I’m a tiny bit like Harry ‘cos I’d like to have an owl. Yeah, that’s the tiny bit, actually.” – Daniel Radcliffe
“The owl,” he was saying, “is one of the most curious creatures. A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps. They can see in the dark. I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming. What does he see and what does he know that the rest of the world is missing?” – M.J. Rose
“The inauspiciousness of the owl is nothing but the inauspiciousness of the man who thinks that owl is inauspicious!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“When the owl sings, the night is silent. (Quand le hibou chante, La nuit est silence).” – Charles de Leusse
“Owl,” said Rabbit shortly, “you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest–and when I say thinking I mean thinking–you and I must do it.” – A.A. Milne
“Do not trap yourself into an owl’s hooting sound/where sad nights linger through the blackness of a hound?” – Munia Khan
“You are Mr. Owl. I am Ms. Hummingbird. We may be came from different species but as long as you’re a bird, I’m a bird too.” – Glad Munaiseche
“St. Agnes’ Eve Ah, bitter chill it was! The owl, for all his feathers, was a-cold.” -John Keats
“If there are no nightingales, one must settle for owls.” – Danish Proverb
“What good is a place if it’s inhabited by owls. Better a straw hut inhabited by humans.” – Filipino Proverb
“The wailing owl Screams solitary to the mournful moon.” – David Mallet
“The screech-owl, with ill-boding cry, Portends strange things, old women say; Stops every fool that passes by, And frights the school-boy from his play.” – Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
“Then lady Cynthia, mistress of the shade, Goes, with the fashionable owls, to bed.” – Edward Young
“Do you think I was born in a wood to be afraid of an owl.” – Jonathan Swift
“The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl, vigilant in darkness and blind to light, mousing for vermin, and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes openly bad and secretly bad.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“First, it was not a strip bar, it was an erotic club. And second, what can I say? I’m a night owl.” – Marion Berry
“We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them ranked the chickadee because of its indomitable spirit.” – Tom Brown, Jr.
“I was born a jackdaw why should I try to be an owl.” – Ogden Nash
“The wailing owl Screams solitary to the mournful moon.” – David Mallet
“A wise old owl sat on an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard Why aren’t we like that wise old bird.” – Edward H. Richards
“The Owl and the Pussy-Cat went to sea In a beautiful pea-green boat. They took some honey, and plenty of money, Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the Stars above And sang to a small guitar, ‘O lovely Pussy O Pussy, my love, What a beautiful Pussy you are You are What a beautiful Pussy you are.” – Edward Lear
“This tower, patched unevenly with black ivy, arose like a mutilated finger from among the fists of knuckled masonry and pointed blasphemously at heaven. At night the owls made of it an echoing throat; by day it stood voiceless and cast its long shadow.” – Mervyn Peake
“Owls hoot in B flat, cuckoos in D, but the water-ousel sings in the voice of the stream. She builds her nest back of the waterfalls so the water is a lullaby to the little ones. Must be where they learn it.” – Karen Joy Fowler
“The crow wished everything was black, the owl, that everything was white.” – William Blake
“He respects Owl, because you can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right.” – A. A. Milne
“Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe, Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast, Is that portentous phrase, ‘I told you so.” – Lord Byron
“The Bat that flits at close of Eve
Has left the Brain that won’t believe.
The Owl that calls upon the Night
Speaks the Unbeliever’s fright.” – William Blake

A wise old owl sat on an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard;
Why aren’t we like that wise old bird?
– Nursery rhyme

“There’s always a hidden owl in “knowledge.” – E.I. Jane

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