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The Quotable Birder

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9781585740031: The Quotable Birder

All the most evocative words ever spoken -- and recorded -- about our feathered friends.

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Birds of all species, from hummingbirds to eagles, have long inspired great minds to even greater heights. Anyone with a bird feeder in their backyard will understand why. Avian antics amuse us, their beauty renders us inarticulate, and their feats of endurance suggest the awesome mysteries of nature. However, the infatuation with birds goes far beyond the realm of the birdwatchers. It infects poets, playwrights, politicians, comedians, and explorers alike. Leaf through the pages of The Quotable Birder to enjoy sentiments witty, profound, wise, and joyful, among the hundreds of quotes from such luminaries as: Andy Warhol, Steven Wright, John James Audubon, Geoffrey Chaucer, Nikita Kruschev, William Jefferson Clinton, Emily Dickinson, Isak Dinesen, Al Franken, John Keats, Charles Lamb, Winston Churchill, Roger Tory Peterson, Christopher Marlowe, Ogden Nash, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Muhammad Ali, Charles Darwin, Dr. Seuss, Alfred Lord Tennyson, and others. (5 7/8 X 6 7/8, 324 pages, illustrations)

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"Look at that mallard as he floats on the lake...The wary bird draws his feet under his body, springs upon them, opens his wings, and with loud quacks bids you farewell." - John James Audubon, The Birds of America "No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings." - William Blake "Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes "A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg." - Samuel Butler "Magpie, n. A bird whose thievish disposition suggested to someone that it might be taught to talk." - Ambrose Bicrce"

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