Here are 31 more dog quotes by authors with surnames that start with "D." Click on the link at the bottom to see the rest of the "D" quotes.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
I love to rescue animals.... The pounds were so crowded they were putting animals down almost immediately. Seven thousand dogs were put to sleep.
Laura Dern, on the impact the 1994 Northridge earthquake in LA had on dogs, and about saving one of them
It don't care whether I'm good enough. It don't care whether I snore or not. It don't care which God I pray to. There are only three things with that kind of unconditional acceptance: Dogs, donuts, and money.
Danny DeVito as Lawrence Garfield in
Other People's Money
Dog owners are out in all kinds of weather. They tell you it's small payment for the love their dogs bear them. Some love. If that dog weren't on a leash, he'd be off after another dog, a cat, or any stranger walking along the street with a wet bag of meat.
Let sleeping dogs lie.
You should keep dogs—fine animals—sagacious.
If you have done much chasing of Bobwhite Quail, you will recall days when you could not hit a flushing blanket with all four corners going in different directions. And when, after repeated misses, one of the old dogs turned from his lingering point and indignantly stared at you. Under such circumstances, I have seen a variety of eyes eloquently pleading for me to get on the stick or go home and sign up for skeet lessons.
They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell.
Emily Dickinson (this short form is often quoted)
You ask of my companions. Hills, sir, and the sundown, and a dog as large as myself that my father bought me. They are better than human beings, because they know but do not tell.
Emily Dickinson (this is the full quotation that contains the one just above)
Hills—Sire—and the Sundown—and a Dog—large as myself, that my Father bought me.
Emily Dickinson, responding to an acquaintance's question in a letter: "Who are your companions?"
She went into reclusion when only 32, preferring her Newfoundland's company to that of humans
This alpha dog is not going to take it lying down next time.
Every time I go near the stove, the dog howls...
Oh, that dog! Ever hear of a German Shepherd that bites its nails? Barks with a lisp? You say, "Attack!" And he has one. All he does is piddle. He's nothing but a fur-covered kidney that barks.
Our dog died from licking our wedding picture.
Dogs and philosophers do the greatest good and get the fewest rewards.
I am called a dog because I fawn on those who give me anything, I yelp at those who refuse, and I set my teeth in rascals.
[Being a celebrity] doesn't even seem to keep the fleas off our dogs—and if being a celebrity won't give me an advantage over a couple of fleas, then I guess there can't be much in being a celebrity after all.
What's the difference between a 3-week-old puppy and a sportswriter? In 6 weeks, the puppy will stop whining.
My dear old dog, most constant of all friends.
William Croswell Doane
Dogs are, after all, man's best friend. The least we can do is try to understand them a little better.
Elizabeth's back at the Red Cross, and I'm walking the dog.
Bob Dole, on life after the 1996 US election
A man's soul can be judged by the way he treats his dog.
Folk will know how large your soul is, by the way you treat a dog!
If only men could love each other like dogs, the world would be a paradise.
Why can't a woman be more like a dog, huh? So sweet, loving, attentive.
Watson: Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?
Holmes: To the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime.
Watson: The dog did nothing in the nighttime.
Holmes: That was the curious incident.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A dog reflects the family life. Whoever saw a frisky dog in a gloomy family, or a sad dog in a happy one? Snarling people have snarling dogs, dangerous people have dangerous ones.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Rambunctious, rumbustious, delinquent dogs become angelic when sitting.
Dr. Ian Dunbar
In the late summer afternoon, when the teacups were cleared, and the family went inside... the dogs who are no longer under human command, find delight in the company of each other.
A house is not a home until it has a dog.
Animals generally return the love you lavish on them by a swift bite in passing—not unlike friends and wives.