Dog Quotes for You to Enjoy

These 39 dog quotes are by authors with surnames that begin with "M." Click on the link at the bottom to see the rest of the "M" quotes.

Watching baseball under the lights is like observing dogs indoors, at a pedigree show. In both instances, the environment is too controlled to suit the species.

Melvin Maddocks, "Baseball—The Difference Between Night and Day,"
Christian Science Monitor

In the world which we know, among the different and primitive geniuses that preside over the evolution of the several species, there exists not one, excepting that of the dog, that ever gave a thought to the presence of man.

Maurice Maeterlinck

The dog is the only living being that has found and recognizes an indubitable, tangible and definite god. He knows to whom above him to give himself. He has not to seek for a superior and infinite power.

Maurice Maeterlinck

We are alone, absolutely alone on this chance planet; amid all the forms of life that surround us, not one, excepting the dog, has made an alliance with us.

Maurice Maeterlinck

I'm a dog person, I've had dogs all my life. But you see, it's not really a dog. It's more like a little robot. It's an actor. It displays no emotion whatsoever. I swear that dog doesn't know any of us even though we've done five seasons of Frasier.

John Mahoney, referring to Enzo the Dog, who starred as Eddy in

Your dog will look at you when you are worth looking at.

Sam Malatesta

Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.

Thomas Mann, "A Man and his Dog,"
Stories of Three Decades

There's so many celebrities now on the Internet and I feel that I was such a pioneer. Now everybody, your dog can have a website.

Cindy Margolis

We are pretty sure that we and our pets share the same reality, until one day we come home to find that our wistful, intelligent friend who reminds us of our better self has decided a good way to spend the day is to open a box of Brillo pads, unravel a few, distribute some throughout the house, and eat or wear all the rest. And we shake our heads in an inability to comprehend what went wrong here.

Merrill Markoe

If puss and dog can get together, why can't we love one another?

Bob Marley

I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They're like you and me.

Ziggy Marley

Yes, he's got all them different kinds of thoroughbred blood in him, and he's got other kinds you ain't mentioned and that you ain't slick enough to see.

Don Marquis

Pet a dog where he can't scratch and he'll always be your friend.

Orville Mars

Ah, stardom! They put your name on a star in the sidewalk on Hollywood Boulevard and you walk down and find a pile of dog manure on it. That tells the whole story, baby.

Lee Marvin

If your house burns down, rescue the dogs. At least they'll be faithful to you.

Lee Marvin

Just give me a comfortable couch, a dog, a good book, and a woman. Then if you can get the dog to go somewhere and read the book, I might have a little fun!

Groucho Marx
The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.

Groucho Marx

After a lifetime of affectionate regard for dogs and many years of close observation and reflection, I have reached the conclusion that dogs feel more than I do (I am not prepared to speak for other people). They feel more, and they feel more purely and more intensely.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Dogs never lie about love.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Every time I told my cocker spaniel, Taffy, my very first dog, that we were going for a walk, she would launch into a celebratory dance that ended with her racing around the room, always clockwise, and faster and faster, as if her joy could not be possibly contained. Even as a young boy I knew that hardly any creature could express joy so vividly as a dog.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Hardly any animal can look as deeply disappointed as a dog to whom one says "no."

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Many people have heard the remarkable example of devotion involving a Skye terrier dog who worked for a Scottish shepherd named Old Jock. In 1858, the day after Jock was buried (with almost nobody present to mourn him except his shaggy dog) in the churchyard at Greyfriars Abbey in Edinburgh, Bobby was found sleeping on his master's grave, where he continued to sleep every night for fourteen years.

Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

We had a dog, Apples. He was 13 years old, toothless, blind and had the worst breath this side of Jabba the Hut. But he was the sweetest dog, and I cried and cried when he died.

Marlee Matlin

Humans have externalized their wisdom—stored it in museums, libraries, the expertise of the learned. Dog wisdom is inside the blood and bones.

Donald McCaig

It has been 20,000 years since man and dog formed their partnership.

Donald McCaig

Whenever I hear a dog continually barking, my reaction is one of relief—that it's not my dog making all that racket and inciting the neighbors to call the police.

John McCarthy

Man he hurt me. I looked up and thought, I have to get up—my dogs would get up. I can't quit—my dogs don't quit.

Gerald McClellan, referring to one of his boxing matches

If the old dog hadn't got distracted by the fire plug, he would have caught the rabbit.

Hayes McClerkin, referring to Ross Perot during the 1992 presidential election campaign

There's a stone I had made for Luke at the top of the hill road, where the pasture opens wide and the setting sun highlights the words carved into its face. "That'll do, Luke, that'll do." The words are said to working dogs all over the world when the chores are done and the flock is settled: "That'll do dog, come home now, your work is done." Luke's work is done too. He took my heart and ran with it, and he's running still, fast and strong, a piece of my heart bound up with his, forever.

Patricia McConnell,
For the Love of a Dog

Show me a dog who still cannot perform a task after it has been trained over and over again, and I'll tell you who the slow learner is.

Barry McDonald

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

Mary McGrory

I'd be happy to have my biography be the stories of my dogs. To me, to live without dogs would mean accepting a form of blindness.

Thomas McGuane

We would consider it cruel to confine a dog permanently in a kennel. Yet we visit zoos where hundreds of wild animals are kept permanently in the equivalent of a kennel.

Virginia McKenna

Isn't it wonderful how dogs can win friends and influence people without ever reading a book?

E.C. McKenzie

I'm looking more like my dogs every day—it must be the shaggy fringe and the ears.

Christine McVie

I would write plays for my grandmother, who was stone deaf, my mother and the dog, that was our audience.

Jayne Meadows

God give to me by your grace what you give to dogs by nature.

Mechtilda of Magdeberg

"Say, what's the matter with that dog of yours? Every time I come near the water cooler, he growls."

"Oh, he won't bother you."

"Then what's he growling about?"

"He's probably a little sore because you're drinking out of his cup."

Mildred Meiers and Jack Knapp,
5600 Jokes for All Occasions

The dog that trots about finds a bone.

Golda Meir

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