I never saw a wild thing Sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead From a bough Without ever having felt sorry for itself.
People expect the clergy to have the grace of a swan, the friendliness of a sparrow, the strength of an eagle and the night hours of an owl—and some people expect such a bird to live on the food of a canary.
The soul has illusions as the bird has wings: it is supported by them.
A feather in the hand is better than a bird in the air.
We never miss the music until the sweet voiced bird has flown.
When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.
He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held to his middle-aged breast.
A bird half wakened in the lunar noon Sang halfway through its little inborn tune.
If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything.
A Bird came down the Walk- He did not know I saw- He bit an Angleworm in halves
A robin red breast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage.
A bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.
The bird of paradise alights only on the hand that does not grasp.
The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for faith is necessary to have wings.
The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.
On the bat's back I do fly After summer merrily.
The sun was set; the night came on apace, And falling dews bewet around the place; The bat takes airy rounds on leathern wings, And the hoarse owl his woeful dirges sings.
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
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