Dog Quotes for You to Enjoy

These 36 dog quotes are by authors with surnames that start with "K."

All knowledge, the totality of all questions and all answers, is contained in the dog.

Franz Kafka

By the end of the '50s, everything began to collapse and, little by little, I lost all of my work. I lost Rex, the Wonder Dog and all the westerns.

Gil Kane

I won't leave Sweden without Ted. The dog is the closest thing in the world to me.

Lars Karlstrand, who turned down a lucrative contract to play for a Scottish soccer team due to the six month quarantine laws in the UK.

A dog is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows old and who therefore is always available to love and be loved.

Aaron Katcher

For a man living alone dogs are almost more important than human beings.

Richard Katz

The pug is living proof that God has a sense of humor.

Margot Kaufman

One of the most enduring friendships in history—dogs and their people, people and their dogs.

Terry Kay


Guests are people who come to your home to see you whine at the table, bark loudly, jump on women wearing pantyhose, and do other tricks which you wouldn't think of doing just for the family.

Peg Kehret,
The Doggie Dictionary

Usually they are quick to discover that I cannot see or hear. It is not training but love which impels them to break their silence about me with the thud of a tail rippling against my chair on gambols round the study, or news conveyed by expressive ear, nose, and paw. Often I yearn to give them speech, their motions are so eloquent with things they cannot say.

Helen Keller

Dogs are miracles with paws.

Attributed to Susan Ariel Rainbow Kennedy

We had a dog who was named Pushinka, who was given to my father by a Soviet official. And we trained that dog to slide down the slide we had in the back of the White House. Sliding him down that slide is probably my first memory.

John F. Kennedy, Jr. (Pushinka was x-rayed by the CIA to check for implanted spying devices before being handed over to the Kennedy children)

Strange medical news from Pakistan: A man had a successful organ transplant with a dog. They gave the man a dog's organ. In a related story today, Keith Richards was seen chasing a mailman.

Craig Kilborn

People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around.

Barbara Kingsolver

She is such a scene-stealer. She's got these lashes and big eyes, and when she walks on to the set everybody just says "ooh."

Greg Kinnear, about the dog Jill, who played Verdell in
As Good As It Gets

Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.

Rudyard Kipling

His name is not wild dog anymore, but the first friend, because he will be our friend for always and always and always.

Rudyard Kipling

Politics are not my concern. They impressed me as a dog's life without a dog's decencies.

Rudyard Kipling

Thank God I got the rejects. These animals are very, very affectionate.

Eartha Kitt, about her two poodles, who weren't up to the breeder's "standards"

When I played Lady Day, I took Aba onstage with me as a joke. He started singing—in tune!—and the audience loved it.

Eartha Kitt, when asked what tricks her poodle did

At the time my dog had a fungus on her chest that wouldn't heal and resisted treatment. I made an ointment with our product and it cleared up in two days. She lived to 17 years.

William S. Knowles

Intelligent dogs rarely want to please people whom they do not respect.

William R. Koehler

The small percentage of dogs that bite people is monumental proof that the dog is the most benign, forgiving creature on earth.

William R. Koehler

The first one was named Max. When he died I got another, and I gave him a different name. Yet he looked like Max, and he acted like Max and sometimes I found myself calling him Max. So I said to myself, "If he wants to be Max then he is Max."

I suppose I wanted Max to live with me forever. That is the nice thing about a purebred dog—if you find one that you like, they are so much the same that you can have him again and again and they need never really die. So when I get a Dachshund puppy who starts with the name Rolle or the name Jolly, I know that sooner or later they will turn into Max. That is because in their genes they are all Max, and that is who I wish to live with.

Kurt Koffka, on why he named every dog Max

A long walk and grooming with a well-mannered dog is a Zen experience that leaves you refreshed and in a creative frame of mind.

Dean Koontz

I believe that I was a dog in a past life. That's the only thing that would explain why I like to snack on Purina Dog Chow.

Dean Koontz

No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a dog gives of itself. I also suspect that we cherish dogs because their unblemished souls make us wish - consciously or unconsciously - that we were as innocent as they are, and make us yearn for a place where innocence is universal and where the meanness, the betrayals, and the cruelties of this world are unknown.

Dean Koontz,
A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog

Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.

Dean Koontz,
False Memory

Everyone needs a spiritual guide: a minister, rabbi, counselor, wise friend, or therapist. My own wise friend is my dog.

Gary Kowalski

My dog does have his failings, of course. He's afraid of firecrackers and hides in the clothes closet whenever we run the vacuum cleaner, but, unlike me he's not afraid of what other people think of him or anxious about his public image.

Gary Kowalski

To be sure, the dog is loyal. But why, on that account should we take him as an example? He is loyal to men, not to other dogs.

Karl Kraus

Sentimental irony is a dog that bays at the moon while pissing on graves.

Karl Kraus

Is it me? Is it like I have a beacon that only dogs and men with severe emotional problems can hear?

Lisa Kudrow, as Monica, in Friends

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.

Milan Kundera

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.

Milan Kundera,
The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The dog is like a liberal. He wants to please everybody.

William Kunstler

Pomeranians speak only to Poodles and Poodles speak only to God.

Charles Kuralt,
48 Hours television show

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