(Some very famous, some not so much)


Aesop said: It is not only fine feathers, that make fine birds. 

John James Audubon said: The word stupid is utterly inapplicable to any bird with which I am acquainted ... It is only when birds of any species are unacquainted with man, that they manifest that kind of ignorance or innocence which he calls stupidity.                                                                                                                                                                      

Winston Churchill said:  When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.       

Joseph Conrad (author of The Heart of Darkness) said:
To a teacher of languages there comes a time with the world is but a place of many words and man appears a mere talking animal not much more wonderful than a parrot.

Marie Corelli (English author and mystic) said:
I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home, which answers the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon. and a cat that comes home late at night."

Carrie Fisher said: 
The parrots are great. They do something I refer to as "the Phone Call from Venus." They repeat all my phone consultations. It can be very annoying - like having a lot of children in the house screaming.

John Michael Greer said:
I've long suspected that one of the reasons why human beings haven't figured out how to carry on a conversation with bottlenosed porpoises, African grey parrot, in their own language is quite simply that we're terrified of what they might say to us - not least because it's entirely possible that they'd be right.

Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live) said:
I bet the sparrow looks at the parrot and thinks, yes, you can talk, but LISTEN TO YOURSELF!

Mehmet Murat ildan said:
- Man is a parrot in the House of History; he listens and then he repeats the same crap over and over! 
- If you have discovered a truth, tell it first to a parrot! Every new truth needs and insistent repetition.

Steve Irwin said:
- The only animals I'm not comfortable with are parrots, but I'm learning as I go. I'm getting better and better at 'em, I really am.
- Yeah, for some reason parrots have to bite me. That's their job. I don't know why that is. They've nearly torn my nose off. I've has some really bad parrot bites.

Will Rogers said: 
"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."

Rumi said:
My dear soul, flee from the worthless, stay close only to those with a pure heart. Like attracts like: A crow will lead you to the graveyard, a parrot to a lump of sugar.

Billy Sunday said:
God likes a little humor, as is evident by the fact that he made the monkeys, the parrot -- and some of you people.

Mark Twain said:
"She was not quite what you would call refines. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot."

Carlos Ruiz Zafron said:
People talk too much. Humans aren't descended from monkeys. They come from parrots.




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