- "A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all, a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all, the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him, the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing."
- Thomas Nashe
- "Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top."
- Robert Burton
- "How's it going Mr. Peterson?"
"It's a dog eat dog world, Woody, and I'm wearing milk bone underwear."
- Norm from Cheers
- "Asthma doesn't seem to bother me any more unless I'm around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar."
- Steve Allen
- "The biggest dog has been a pup."
- Joaquin Miller, US poet
- "There are only two rules. One is E. M. Forster's guide to Alexandria; the best way to know Alexandria is to wander aimlessly. The second is from the Psalms; grin like a dog and run about through the city."
- Jan Morris
- "Asking a working writer what he thinks about critics is like asking a lamppost what it feels about dogs."
- John Osborne, Time 31 Oct 77
- "[My dog] can bark like a congressman, fetch like an aide, beg like a press secretary and play dead like a receptionist when the phone rings."
- Gerald B H Solomon, US Congressman, Entry in contest to identify Capitol Hill's Great American Dog, NY Times 9 Aug 86
- "A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas."
- H L Mencken, Quoted by Geoffrey H Hartman Easy Pieces Columbia University 85
- "This isn't like naming your dog Spot."
- Richard Melville, Secretary, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, On scientific Latin names for plants and animals, Wall Street Journal 13 Jul 84
- "First you learn a new language, profanity; and second you learn not to discipline your dogs when you're mad, and that's most of the time when you're training dogs."
- Lou Schultz, trainer of Alaskan Huskies
- "He's fair. He treats us all the same-like dogs."
- Henry Jordan, Green Bay Packers right tackle On Vince Lombardi, recalled on Lombardi's death 3 Sep 70
- "Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species."
- Melvin Maddocks, "Baseball-The Difference between Night and Day" Christian Science Monitor 3 Apr 85
- "[London] is sentimental and tolerant. The attitude to foreigners is like the attitude to dogs: Dogs are neither human nor British, but so long as you keep them under control, give them their exercise, feed them, pat them, you will find their wild emotions are amusing, and their characters interesting."
- V S Pritchett, London Perceived Harcourt, Brace & World 62
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