Here are 38 more dog quotes by authors with surnames starting with "B." There's another pages of "B" quotations. Click on the link at the bottom to see the rest of them.
A dog starved at his master's gate,
Predicts the ruin of the state.
Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane.
Bill Blass, after being asked "Who or what is the greatest love of your life?" by Vanity Fair magazine
Spaniels by Nature are very loving, surpassing all other Creatures, for in Heat and Cold, Wet and Dry, Day and Night, they will not forsake their Master.
Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window!
My empty waterdish mocks me.
Bob the Dog
I have consolidated all the Erma Bombeck dog quotes on a separate page for easier access.
Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity.
Napoleon Bonaparte, after being saved by a Newfoundland after slipping on his ship and falling overboard. He did not know how to swim, and was kept above water by the dog until he could be rescued.
This soldier, I realized, must have had friends at home and in his regiment; yet he lay there deserted by all except his dog. I looked on, unmoved, at battles which decided the future of nations. Tearless, I had given orders which brought death to thousands. Yet here I was stirred, profoundly stirred, stirred to tears. And by what? By the grief of one dog.
Napoleon Bonaparte, on finding a dog beside the body of his dead master, licking his face and howling, on a moonlit field after a battle. Napoleon was haunted by this scene until his own death.
There are two kinds of fidelity, that of dogs and that of cats; you, gentleman, have the fidelity of cats who never leave the house.
Napoleon Bonaparte, to French courtiers who had not followed him to Elba, after he escaped from there
I took solace in my relationship with God who, along with my dog, was my best friend growing up.
If you would understand this secret, you must first understand the distinction between training an animal and educating one. Trained animals are relatively easy to turn out. All that is required is a book of instructions, a certain amount of bluff and bluster, something to use for threatening and punishing purposes, and of course the animal. Educating an animal, on the other hand, demands keen intelligence, integrity, imagination, and the gentle touch, mentally, vocally, and physically.
J. Allen Boone,
Kinship with All Life
There's facts about dogs, and then there's opinions about them. The dogs have the facts, and the humans have the opinions. If you want the facts about the dog, always get them straight from the dog. If you want opinions, get them from humans.
J. Allen Boone
Youth will be served, every dog has his day, and mine has been a fine one.
Dogs are a habit, I think.
I live alone with my one dog and they say it like it's a sad, it's a terrible thing. This woman lives alone with her two cats.
Give a boy a dog and you've furnished him a playmate.
If there is no God for thee
Then there is no God for me.
Anna Hempstead Branch
If I had a dog I would not feel so lonely, but I suppose that is asking for too much.
I understand that most ladies tend to prefer lap dogs.... Perhaps I am an exception.
Emily Brontë, about her boxer, Keeper
Dagwood Bumstead was a great unrecognized hero of American literature. He showed up every day, he got knocked down every day, he never got to eat his sandwich every day, the dog jumped on him every day, his wife was giving him a hard time and he showed up every day.
James L. Brooks
Like dogs, bicycles are social catalysts that attract a superior category of people.
The Airedale... an unrivaled mixture of brains and clownish wit, the very ingredients one looks for in a spouse.
If there is a heaven, it's certain our animals are to be there. Their lives become so interwoven with our own, it would take more than an archangel to detangle them.
In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him.
Leave it be. If it came to a choice of who would have to go, you would be packing to leave, not Charlie.
As related by Traphes Bryant, White House kennel keeper: An unknown supervisor's advice to a complaining White House staffer who had been bitten by John F. Kennedy's Welsh terrier, Charlie.
I was there in Jack Kennedy's office that day. Everything was in an uproar. I was then feet from Kennedy's desk as Pierre Salinger ran around the office taking messages and issuing orders while the President sat looking awfully worried. There was talk about the Russian fleet coming in and our fleet blocking them off. It looked like war. Out of the blue, Kennedy suddenly called for Charlie to be brought to his office.
Traphes Bryant, White House kennel keeper, describing events in the Oval Office during the Cuban missile crisis. After petting Charlie, his Welsh terrier, the president relaxed, returned Charlie to the kennel keeper, and said, "I suppose that it's time to make some decisions."
An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.
My dog ain't worth a plug nickle, but I wouldn't take a million dollars for him.
Heather Buchanan, on Casper, her dog
Tell me, if you can, of anything that's finer than an evening in camp with a rare old friend and a dog after one's heart.
The best long range shotgun load to have in one's boat for mallards is a fine retriever.
I'd rather have an inch of a dog than miles of pedigree.
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
Study hard, and you might grow up to be President. But let's face it: Even then, you'll never make as much money as your dog.
George Bush, to a graduating class, referring to Millie, his dog, who earned $889,176 in book royalties
A blind man knows he cannot see, and is glad to be led, though it be by a dog; but he that is blind in his understanding, which is the worst blindness of all, believes he sees as the best, and scorns a guide.
All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.
The great 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.
A dog wags its tail with its heart.
The best thing about man is the dog.
Pierre-Laurent Buyrette de Belloy