Quotes of the Day for 16 March 2003 – Birds
On the day in 1934 the US adopted the Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp Act, commonly known as the Duck Stamp Act. Hunters are required to buy a stamp before bagging migratory birds like ducks and geese, with he proceeds earmarked for habitat preservation. The stamps themselves are so beautifully done that many non-hunters buy and display them as art. We won't be hunting them, but here are a few quotes on Birds.
It is the beautiful bird that gets caged.
- Chinese proverb
The birds I heard today, which, fortunately, did not come within the scope of my science, sang as freshly as if it had been the first morning of creation.
- Henry David Thoreau, 1817 - 1862
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
- Maya Angelou
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
- Robert Lynd
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
- William Blake, 1757 - 1827
Every year, back comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off and the ground all mucked up with plants.
- Dorothy Parker, 1893 - 1967
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