Dog Quotes for You to Enjoy

These 27 dog quotes are by authors with surnames beginning with "J."

Man is a dog's idea of what God should be.

Holbrook Jackson, one version of this quote

Man is a dog's ideal of what God should be.

Holbrook Jackson, the other version of this quote that I've seen on the Web and in books

People have been asking me if I was going to have kids, and I had puppies instead.

Kate Jackson

She lies about her age and weight and is slightly older than Rocket. But they've been a couple for eight years, longer than most in Hollywood.

Kate Jackson, referring to her two dogs

I like spending time at home. In Paris, people drop by and have a bite to eat, or they drop by and watch Friends on TV. I take my dog to the office there, and I walk to work sometimes.

Marc Jacobs

They had a dog called Bluey. A known psychopath, Bluey would attack himself if nothing else was available.

Clive James

I'd like to have a dog with me.

Richard D. James

I'm getting fed up of living away from home so much. They look after you very well but it doesn't matter how well you're looked after, how nice the hotel is, if you're away from home constantly, the bloody dog savages you, thinks you're a stranger, the kid cries and the wife's stuck to your face!

David Jason

Talking to dogs is one of the few acts of faith still made nowadays.

Paul Jennings

He never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or wrong, never bothers as to whether you are going up or down life's ladder, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint. You are his pal. That is enough for him.

Jerome K. Jerome

They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.

Jerome K. Jerome

Fox-terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs.

Jerome K. Jerome,
Three Men in a Boat

With the exception of women, there is nothing on earth so agreeable or necessary to the comfort of man as the dog.

Edward Jesse,
Anecdote of Dogs

You know there is no one in the world I would rather sleep with than Yuki.

Lyndon Baines Johnson, referring to his dog

Dogs have not the power of comparing. A dog will take a small piece of meat as readily as a large, when both are before him.

Samuel Johnson

I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.

Samuel Johnson

He is so shaggy. People are amazed when he gets up and they suddenly realize they have been talking to the wrong end.

Elizabeth Jones

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog.

Franklin P. Jones

Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job.

Franklin P. Jones

You paused outside to look into my cage. I tried to play it right, wanting to catch your eye with a shy glint in my own, a soft bark, that said, "Choose me," in a canine grammar I hoped you'd understand.

R.S. Jones, his account of his dog Scout's adoption from a shelter

Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them,
Filling an emptiness we don't even know we have.

Thom Jones

A good dog deserves a good bone.

Ben Jonson

I do honour the very flea of his dog.

Ben Jonson

When a dog barks at the moon, then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers, it is patriotism!

David Starr Jordan

The more one comes to know men, the more one comes to admire the dog.

[In French, Plus on apprend a connaître l'homme, plus on apprend a estimer le chien.]


Who kicks a dog kicks his own soul towards hell.

Will Judy

I used to look at Smokey and think, "If you were a little smarter you could tell me what you were thinking," and he'd look at me like he was saying, "If you were a little smarter, I wouldn't have to."

Fred Jungclaus

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