These 42 dog quotes are by authors with surnames that start with "R."
Keep running after a dog and he will never bite you.
I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive.
With an endless assortment of children and animals living under one roof, there was always some absurd crisis that gave comic relief to my problems.
Sally Jessy Raphael
I have always felt it was human arrogance that assumes that only people have souls.
The best way to get over a dog's death is to get another soon.
They say the dog is man's best friend. I don't believe that. How many of your friends have you neutered?
Gratitude: that quality which the Canine Mongrel seldom lacks; which the Human Mongrel seldom possesses!
Lion P.S. Rees
A puppy is but a dog, plus high spirits, and minus common sense.
Our dogs will love and admire the meanest of us, and feed our colossal vanity with their uncritical homage.
There was this little shaggy dog on it, and Frank Weatherwax was working the dog. One day we were all sitting around, and Frank said, listen, my brother Rudd just got the rights back from MGM for Lassie, and said have your agent check into it. I did, and I went for a screen test.
We each had to spend a week out at Lassie's ranch, and whoever got along best with the dog got the part.
Yeah, dog was this man's best friend, for sure.
God... sat down for a moment when the dog was finished in order to watch it... and to know that it was good, that nothing was lacking, that it could not have been made better.
Rainer Maria Rilke
He reproduced himself with so much humble objectivity, with the unquestioning, matter of fact interest of a dog who sees himself in a mirror and thinks: there's another dog.
Rainer Maria Rilke
My obstetrician was so dumb that when I gave birth he forgot to cut the cord. For a year that kid followed me everywhere. It was like having a dog on a leash.
It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat, and the dog was walking.
What was the name of that dog on "Rin Tin Tin"?
One of the happiest sights in the world comes when a lost dog is reunited with a master he loves. You just haven't seen joy till you have seen that.
In Puppies Behind Bars, when the puppy is eight weeks old it is given to an inmate. The inmate is responsible for the dog.
From the dog's point of view, his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog.
Mabel Louise Robinson
If a picture wasn't going very well I'd put a puppy dog in it, always a mongrel, you know, never one of the full bred puppies. And then I'd put a bandage on its foot. I liked it when I did it, but now I'm sick of it.
Norman Rockwell (this quote is usually seen now without the last sentence)
My friendship with Mitzi was like the friendship that many children have with their pets. My mother and father thought it was "good for me" to have a dog for a companion. Well it was good for me, but it was only many years after she died that I began to understand how good it was, and why.
Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers)
I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons.
If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around.
No man can be condemned for owning a dog. As long as he has a dog, he has a friend; and the poorer he gets, the better friend he has.
The time to save is now. When a dog gets a bone, he doesn't go out and make a down payment on a bigger bone. He buries the one he's got.
The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs.
I know at last what distinguishes man from animals: financial worries.
If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of the fun out of owning one.
The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
These Republican leaders have not been content with attacks on me, on my wife, or on my sons. No, not content with that, they now include my little dog, Fala. Well, of course, I don't resent attacks... but Fala does resent them.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, about allegations that his Scottie had been left behind on an Alaskan island, and a destroyer was dispatched to bring him home, at great expense.
An Airedale can do anything any other dog can do and then whip the other dog if he has to.
Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer.
He certainly deserved the name better than those who had assumed it.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, about his dog Duke
My advice to any diplomat who wants to have good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.
Breaks balance out. The sun don't shine on the same ol' dog's rear end every day.
I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide whether to ruin our carpets or ruin our lives.
We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet—so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet.
The cowardly dog barks more violently than it bites.
[Latin, Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet.]
Quintus Curtius Rufus
No matter how eloquently a dog may bark, he cannot tell you that his parents were poor, but honest.
God turns clouds inside out to make fluffy beds for the dogs in Dog Heaven, and when they are tired from running and barking and eating ham-sandwich biscuits, the dogs find a cloud bed for sleeping. God watches over each one of them. And there are no bad dreams.