Dog Quotes for You to Enjoy

These 35 dog quotes are by authors with surnames starting with "P."

Puppies are nature's remedy for feeling unloved, plus numerous other ailments of life.

Richard Allan Palm

When you feel lousy, puppy therapy is indicated.

Sara Paretsky

Why, that dog is practically a Phi Beta Kappa. She can sit up and beg, and she can give her paw—I don't say she will, but she can.

Dorothy Parker

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.

Phil Pastoret

Dogs give their human companions unconditional love and are always there with an encouraging wag of the tail when they are needed. The dog is indeed a very special animal.

Dorothy Patent Hinshaw,
Dogs: The Wolf Within

Even the tiniest poodle or chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.

Dorothy Patent Hinshaw,
Dogs: The Wolf Within

Dog is the only animal in the world who ostensibly likes another breed better than his own. Man.

Ted Patrick

When the dog is repeatedly teased with the sight of objects inducing salivary secretion from a distance, the reaction of the salivary glands grows weaker and weaker and finally drops to zero.

Ivan Pavlov

A dog is a dog, a bird is a bird, and a cat is a person.

Mugsy Peabody

Never stand between a dog and the hydrant.

John Peers

For the fifth year in succession I have pored over the catalogue of dogs in the show at Madison Square Garden without finding a dog named Rover, Bowser, Sport, Spot or Fido.

Who is the man who can call from the back door at night: "Here, Champion Alexander of Clane o' Wind-Holme! Here, Champion Alexander of Clane o' Wind-Holme!"?

Westbrook Pegler

The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother—and they'll settle for a puppy every time.

Winston Pendleton

When we lost our Golden Retriever, my husband said, Let's go to the pound and get a dog. The city pound is now known as the City Animal Care and Control—the CACC.

Bernadette Peters

To a man the greatest blessing is individual liberty; to a dog it is the last word in despair.

William Lyon Phelps

He was an Afghan Hound name Kabul. Since him I have had other Afghan Hounds.... Perhaps I am looking for his ghost. He is the only one that I sometimes think about. Often, if he comes in to my mind when I am working, it alters what I do. The nose on the face I am drawing gets longer and sharper. The hair of the woman I am sketching gets longer and fluffy, resting against her cheeks like his ears rested against his head.

Pablo Picasso

There's nothing so similar to one poodle dog as another poodle dog, and that goes for women, too.

Pablo Picasso

The first year I was on the show, it took an interviewer about 45 minutes to get it out of me that I even had a dog, and even then I wouldn't tell him the dog's name.

David Hyde Pierce, co-star of Frasier

Happiness is dog-shaped, I say.

Chapman Pincher

The old saw about old dogs and new tricks only applies to certain people.

Daniel Pinkwater,
Train Your Dog, Dammit!

I like driving around with my two dogs, especially on the freeways. I make them wear little hats so I can use the car-pool lanes.

Monica Piper

When a shepherd goes to kill a wolf, and takes his dog along to see the sport, he should take care to avoid mistakes. The dog has certain relationships to the wolf the shepherd may have forgotten.

Robert M. Pirsig,
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

A dog has the soul of a philosopher.


The disposition of noble dogs is to be gentle with people they know and the opposite with those they don't know.... How, then, can the dog be anything other than a lover of learning since it defines what's its own and what's alien.


Your dog is your only philosopher.


Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.

Alexander Pope

I am his Highness' dog at Kew;
Pray tell me, sir, whose dog are you?

[Engraved on the collar of the Prince of Wales's dog]

Alexander Pope

No louder shrieks to pitying heaven are cast,
When husbands or lap-dogs breathe their last.

Alexander Pope

To be, contents his natural desire,
He asks no angel's wing, no seraph's fire;
But thinks, admitted to that equal sky,
His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Go wiser thou! and in thy scale of sense
Weigh thy opinion against Providence.

Alexander Pope,
Essay on Man

It's funny how dogs and cats know the inside of folks better than other folks do.

Eleanor H. Porter,

Somewhere around the place I've got an unfinished short story about Schrodinger's Dog; it was mostly moaning about all the attention the cat was getting.

Terry Pratchett

Sooner or later we're all someone's dog.

Terry Pratchett

I desperately want a dog, but I've been told I travel too much, and I'm not allowed to have a dog.

Victoria Pratt

A man bitten by a dog, whether the animal is mad or not, is apt to get mad himself.

George D. Prentice

Golf seems to be an arduous way to go for a walk. I prefer to take the dogs out.

Princess Anne

[London] is sentimental and tolerant. The attitude to foreigners is like the attitude to dogs: Dogs are neither human nor British, but so long as you keep them under control, give them their exercise, feed them, pat them, you will find their wild emotions are amusing, and their characters interesting.

V.S. Pritchett,
London Perceived

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