Dog Quotes For You To Enjoy

Here are 34 more dog quotes by authors with surnames that begin with "M." Click on the link at the bottom to see the rest of the "M" quotes.

This isn't like naming your dog Spot.

Richard Melville, Secretary, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature, discussing scientific Latin names for plants and animals, in the
Wall Street Journal

Dachshund: A half-a-dog high and a dog-and-a-half long.

H.L. Mencken

Living with a dog is easy—like living with an idealist.

H.L. Mencken

The other day a dog peed on me. A bad sign.

H.L. Mencken

A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.

H.L. Mencken, quoted by Geoffrey H. Hartman,
Easy Pieces

Of all the animals, surely the dog is the only one that really shares our life, helps in our work, and has a place in our recreation. It is the only one that becomes so fond of us that sometimes it cannot go on living after its master dies.

Ferdinand Mercy

Court TV. I can't stop watching it. I am absolutely obsessed! If I'm not reading a book or spending time with my husband, my friends or my dog, I am watching Court TV.

Debra Messing

The biggest dog has been a pup.

Joaquin Miller

Aristocrats have heirs, the poor have children, and the rest keep dogs.

Spike Milligan

Speak softly and own a big, mean Doberman.

Dave Millman

A pekingese is not a pet dog; he is an undersized lion.

A.A. Milne

I was in New York and I walked into this pet store and came out with a dog.

Beverly Mitchell

A lover tries to stand in well with the pet dog of the house.


In regard to dogs, my most memorable thoughts concern my daughter's dog and her fondness for them. In fact, one day while working at the office, she hosted a birthday party for one of her Newfoundlands and the party was attended by dogs of other coworkers. It was a hectic few hours, but I believe the guests enjoyed themselves.

Thomas S. Monaghan

Dogs have never hurt me. Only men have.

Marilyn Monroe

Dogs never bite me. Just humans.

Marilyn Monroe

The indifference, callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit.

Ashley Montagu

Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.

Alfred A. Montapert

I feel about my dogs now, and all the dogs I had prior to this, the way I feel about children—they are that important to me. When I have lost a dog I have gone into a mourning period that lasted for months.

Mary Tyler Moore

Whosoever loveth me loveth my hound.

Sir Thomas More

No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does.

Christopher Morley

The censure of a dog is something no man can stand.

Christopher Morley

Most owners are at length able to teach themselves to obey their dog.

Robert Morley

People who keep dogs live longer on average than those who do not. This is not some kind of pro-canine campaigning fantasy. It is a simple medical fact that the calming influence of the company of a friendly pet animal reduces blood pressure and therefore the risk of heart attack.

Desmond Morris

There are only two rules. One is from E. M. Forster's guide to Alexandria; the best way to know Alexandria is to wander aimlessly. The second is from the Psalms; grin like a dog and run about through the city.

Jan Morris

I came across a photograph of him not long ago... his black face, the long snout sniffing at something in the air, his tail straight and pointing, his eyes flashing in some momentary excitement. Looking at a faded photograph taken more than forty years before, even as a grown man, I would admit I still missed him.

Willie Morris

The dog of your boyhood teaches you a great deal about friendship, and love, and death: Old Skip was my brother. They had buried him under our elm tree, they said—yet this wasn't totally true. For he really lay buried in my heart.

Willie Morris,
My Dog Skip

When I started driving our old four-door green DeSoto, I always took Skip on my trips around town. I would get Skip to prop himself against the steering wheel, his black head peering out of the windshield, while I crouched out of sight under the dashboard. Slowing the car to ten or fifteen, I would guide the steering wheel with my right hand while Skip, with his paws, kept it steady. As we drove by the Blue Front Café, I could hear one of the men shout: "Look at that ol' dog drivin' a car!"

Willie Morris,
My Dog Skip

I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl.

Penny Ward Moser

Mutt enjoyed traveling by car, but he was an unquiet passenger. He suffered from the delusion, common to dogs and small boys, that when he was looking out the right-hand side, he was probably missing something far more interesting on the left-hand side.

Farley Mowat

Any glimpse into the life of an animal quickens our own and makes it so much the larger and better in every way.

John Muir

Dogs are very different from cats in that they can be images of human virtue. They are like us.

Iris Murdoch

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that is how dogs spend their lives.

Sue Murphy

I was taking my dog out the other day and I met this chap who asked me where I was going. The dog was foaming at the mouth, so I explained that I was on my way to the vet to have it put down. He asked if it was mad, to which I replied that it wasn't exactly pleased about it.

Chic Murray

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