Dog Quotes

When you leave in the morning, they stick their nose in the door crack and stand there like a portrait until you turn the key eight hours later. — Erma Bombeck

I myself have known some profoundly thoughtful dogs. — James Thurber

I spilled spot remover on my dog. He’s gone now. — Steven Wright

With dogs, you don’t need gurus. Dogs are forever in the moment. They are always a tidal wave of feelings, and every feeling is some variant of love. — Cynthia Heimel

Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart. — Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Dogs, bless them, operate on the premise that human beings are fragile and require incessant applications of affection and reassurance. The random lick of the hand and the furry chin draped over the instep are calculated to let the shaky owner know that a friend is nearby. — Mary McGrory

Dogs know exactly what makes them happy–doing something for someone. They will do everything they can think of to please their human companion, and any signs that they have been successful make them very happy. — John Richard Stephens

Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags its tail.

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I, who had my heart full for hours, took advantage of an early moment of solitude, to cry in it very bitterly. Suddenly a little hairy head thrust itself from behind my pillow into my face, rubbing its ears and nose against me in a responsive agitation, and drying the tears as they came. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I hope if dogs ever take over the world, and they chose a king, they don’t just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas. — Jack Handy

Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer. — Leo Rosten

Why, that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa. She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw–I don’t say she will, but she can. — Dorothy Parker

Old dogs, like old shoes, are comfortable. They might be out of shape and a little worn around the edges but they fit well. — Bonnie Wilcox

The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind. — Theodorus Gaza

Maybe there are some areas where, when we are compared to dogs, we come up short. Being called a “dog” might not be such a bad thing after all. — John Richard Stephens

I named my dog, “Stay”…so he can say “Come here, Stay. Come here. Stay.” — Steven Wright

Now, I am a mixer. I can’t help it. It’s my nature. I like men. I like the taste of their shoes, the smell of their legs, the sound of their voices. It may be weak of me, but a man has only to speak to me, and a sort of thrill goes down my spine and sets my tail wagging. — P.G. Wodehouse

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as much as the dog does. — Christopher Morley

Sometimes when I get up in the morning, I feel very peculiar. I feel like I’ve just got to bite a cat! I feel like if I don’t bite a cat before sundown, I’ll go crazy! But then I just take a deep breath and forget about it. That’s what is known as real maturity. — Snoopy

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends. — Alexander Pope

No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.

Stanley Leinwoll

Ask not for whom the dog barks. It barks for thee!

The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too. — Samuel Butler

Many dogs will give a greeting grin much like a human smile. — Richard A Wolters

In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. — Edward Hoagland

Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job. — Franklin P. Jones

You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us. — Robert Louis Stevenson

Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot about little puppies. — Gene Hill

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren’t certain we knew better. — George Bird Evans

Animals are good to think with. — Claude Levi-Strauss

Living with a dog is easy – like living with an idealist. — H. L. Mencken

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. — Franklin P. Jones

You can run with the big dogs or sit on the porch and bark. ― Wallace Arnold

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket
and then giving Fido only two of them. — Phil Pastoret

Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this – one dog does not change a bone with another. — Adam Smith

Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul – chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we are the greatest hunters on earth! — Anne Tyler

Let exercise alternate with rest.


A dog is a pitiful thing, depending wholly on companionship, and utterly lost except in packs or by the side of his master. Leave him alone and he does not know what to do except bark and howl and trot about till sheer exhaustion forces him to sleep. A cat, however, is never without the potentialities of contentment. Like a superior man, he knows how to be alone and happy. Once he looks about and finds no one to amuse him, he settles down to the task of amusing himself; and no one really knows cats without having occasionally peeked stealthily at some lively and well-balanced kitten which believes itself to be alone. ― H.P. Lovecraft


If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also. – Russian Proverb
The greater love is a mother’s; then comes a dog’s; then a sweetheart’s. – Polish Proverb
To live long, eat like a cat, drink like a dog. – German Proverb
An honest man is not the worse because a dog barks at him. – Danish Proverb