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Pig Quotes & Sayings

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston Churchill
“Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust.” – Kenneth Rexroth
“Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn’t hiss or boo me.” – James Dean

“But I think the majority of cows, and even more so chickens and pigs, are leading pretty miserable lives.” – Peter Singer
“Pigs are smart little creatures. They just need love.” – Shelley Duvall
“Pigs are smarter than dogs, and both are smarter than Congress.” – Elayne Boosler

“I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn’t make any money.” – Willie Nelson
“I’ve always loved pigs: the shape of them, the look of them, and the fact that they are so intelligent.” – Maurice Sendak
“The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.” – George Orwell

“In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.” – Ambrose Bierce
“Everything in a pig is good. What ingratitude has permitted his name to become a term of opprobrium?” – Grimod de la Reynière
“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

“Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.”
– George Bernard Shaw
“If I say you’re a goatherd’s son, you say, ‘Yes, Lord Ralon.'”
Alanna gasped with fury. “I’d as soon kiss a pig! Is that what you’ve been doing-kissing pigs? Or being kissed?”
– Tamora Pierce
“I never met a pig I didn’t like. All pigs are intelligent, emotional, and sensitive souls. They all love company. They all crave contact and comfort. Pigs have a delightful sense of mischief; most of them seem to enjoy a good joke and appreciate music. And that is something you would certainly never suspect from your relationship with a pork chop.” – Sy Montgomery

“Were archaeologists really such a sex-starved lot as all that? Did pigs really sweat?” – Paul Russell
“Farmers today keep themselves in ignorance of the needs and true nature of pigs precisely because to know would put their conscience in a terrible bind. Wilful ignorance of this kind is no better than complicity.” – Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
“The paradise of my fancy is one where pigs have wings” – G.K. Chesterton

“Think P.I.G. – that’s my motto. P stands for Persistence, I stands for Integrity, and G stands for Guts. These are the ingredients for a successful business and a successful life.” – Linda Chandler
“Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.” – Robert Heinlein
“Well-being and happiness never appeared to me as an absolute aim. I am even inclined to compare such moral aims to the ambitions of a pig.” – Albert Einstein

“These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.” – Alfred Hitchcock
“Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!” – Davy Crockett
“Nobody creates a fad. It just happens. People love going along with the idea of a beautiful pig. It’s like a conspiracy.” – Jim Henson

Pig Proverbs

“Old pigs have hard snouts.” – German
“It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal.” – Irish
“The best pears fall into the pigs’ mouths.” – Italian
“Pigs in cold and men in drink make a great noise.” – Portugese
“Neither give cherries to pigs nor advice to a fool.” – Irish
“It is hard work to be the mother of many pigs.” – Tibetan
“The woman had no problems so she bought some pigs.” – Russian
“Pigs may whistle, but they have an ill mouth for it.” – Scots
“Pigs and children will turn out the way you teach them.” – Sicilian
“Pigs might fly lest they had wings.” – English
“A pig today, will be a pig tomorrow and will remain as such…get used to the idea but don’t copy its manners.” – Unknown
“You’ll never change a pig into a sheep unless it has a sheep as mother.” – Unknown
“A pig has its own nature; no one can take that away from him, it can’t be changed, why blame the poor thing?” – Unknown
“Stay away from the pigsty if you don’t want to stink.” – Unknown
“Good manners are spoiled by wrong relationships; don’t make friends with pigs!” – Unknown
“If it looks like a pig, sounds like a pig, acts like pig, don’t be mistaking, it is a pig!” – Unknown
“A pig on credit makes a good winter and a bad spring.” – Unknown
“A pig used to dirt turns its nose up at rice.” – Portuguese
“A pig’s tail will never make a good arrow.” – French

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