Here are a final litter of 31 dog quotes by authors with surnames starting with "S." There are two other pages of "S" quotations. Click on the links at the bottom of the page to see the rest of the "S" quotes.
He had splendid conformation—broad shoulders, white hair and erect carriage—and was beautifully turned out in an ensemble of rich brown. One was inclined to hope he would, in the end, award first prize to himself.
Red Smith, on a judge at a dog show
Yesterday I was a dog. Today I'm a dog. Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog. Sigh! There's so little hope for advancement.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown
My dog can bark like a Congressman, fetch like an aide, beg like a press secretary, and play dead like a receptionist when the phone rings.
Gerold Solomon, US Congressman
There is another world for all that live and move—a better one!
Robert Southey, after the death of his favourite spaniel
I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot.
That indefatigable and unsavory engine of pollution, the dog.
Life is life—whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.
The tree can teach you forbearance and tolerance. It offers shade to all, irrespective of age, sex or religion, nationality or status. It helps with fruit and shade even to the foe who lays his axe on its trunk! The dog can teach you a lesson in Faith, Self-less service and the process of Dedication.
Sri Sathya Sai Baba
If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men.
St. Francis of Assisi
Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
The dog has behaved himself quite well all day, and the show is doing fantastically well in the ratings... I have no reason to be sad!
Gangster is the truest friend I can ever ask for.
Sylvester Stallone, about Gangster, his boxer
Getting a dog is like getting married. It teaches you to be less self-centered, to accept sudden, surprising outbursts of affection, and not to be upset by a few scratches on your car.
The other day I saw two dogs walk over to a parking meter. One of them says to the other, "How do you like that? Pay toilets!"
I am I because my little dog knows me.
I have consolidated all John Steinbeck dog quotes on one page.
On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.
If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.
Adlai E. Stevenson, Jr.
Dogs live with man as courtiers 'round a monarch, steeped in the flattery of his notice ... to push their favor in this world of pickings and caresses is, perhaps, the business of their lives.
Robert Louis Stevenson
You think dogs will not be in heaven? I tell you, they will be there long before any of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Had be been Shakespeare, he would then have written Troilus and Cressidato brand the offending sex; but being only a little dog, he began to bite them.
Robert Louis Stevenson, explaining how his Skye terrier Woggs dealt with being refused by female dogs
The difference between "trained OK" and "trained perfectly" doesn't really matter all that much to me. I once did a film with Lassie. When that dog got excited he jumped all over Rudd Weatherwax [Lassie's trainer]. Now that's the smartest dog in the world. If the world's best-trained dog can jump around to show he's happy then my dogs should be allowed to do the same.
The truth is that it's just really hard for me to get to sleep without a dog in my bedroom. I once had a dog named Beau. He used to sleep in the corner of the bedroom. Some nights, though, he would sneak onto the bed and lie right between Gloria and me. I know that I should have pushed him off the bed, but I didn't. He was up there because he wanted me to pat his head, so that's what I would do.
My dogs have never been good at things like "sit," "stay," or even "come." I think that we've given the tourists a few laughs, especially when the dogs hit the end of their leashes hard enough to drag Gloria down the street.
Jimmy Stewart, about his two golden retrievers and his mutts, and his wife, Gloria
I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be. But I think there's another thing that separates us from animals. We aren't afraid of vacuum cleaners.
I start early in the morning. I'm usually out in the woods with the dog as soon as it gets light; then I drink a whole lot of tea and start as early as I can, and I go as long as I can.
I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
Labradors [are] lousy watchdogs. They usually bark when there is a stranger about, but it is an expression of unmitigated joy at the chance to meet somebody new, not a warning.
Most dogs don't think that they are human; they know they are.
Every dog must have his day.
Pray steal me not, I'm Mrs. Dingley's,
Whose heart in this four-footed thing lies.
[A lapdog's collar inscription]
I prefer mutts. The artificial construction of the gene pool is bad for the species as a whole. In a restricted gene pool, the defects pile up. The truly superior specimen is the outbred, not the inbred.