These 21 quotes about dogs and friendship are by authors whose surnames start with "I," "J," "K" and "L." Many will make you laugh, some will make you cry, and others will make you think about the relationship you have with your dog. But they'll all help you celebrate having your dog as a friend.
My dog is usually pleased with what I do, because she is not infected with the concept of what I "should" be doing.
I read the Odyssey because it was the story of a man who returned home after being absent for more than twenty years and was recognized only by his dog.
Guillermo C. Infante
Man is a dog's ideal of what God should be.
He never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or wrong, never bothers as to whether you are going up or down life's ladder, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint. You are his pal. That is enough for him.
Jerome K. Jerome
They never talk about themselves but listen to you while you talk about yourself, and keep up an appearance of being interested in the conversation.
Jerome K. Jerome
Dogs have a way of finding the people who need them,
Filling an emptiness we don't even know we have.
Thom Jones, submitted by Ellen Kovar
You know there is no one in the world I would rather sleep with than Yuki.
Lyndon Baines Johnson
I won't leave Sweden without Ted. The dog is the closest thing in the world to me.
Lars Karlstrand, who turned down a lucrative contract to play for a Scottish soccer team due to the six month quarantine laws in the UK.
For a man living alone dogs are almost more important than human beings.
One of the most enduring friendships in history—dogs and their people, people and their dogs.
Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.
When the Man waked up he said,
"What is Wild Dog doing here?"
And the Woman said,
"His name is not Wild Dog any more,
but the First Friend,
because he will be our friend
for always and always and always."
Everyone needs a spiritual guide: a minister, rabbi, counselor, wise friend, or therapist. My own wise friend is my dog.
My dog does have his failings, of course. He's afraid of firecrackers and hides in the clothes closet whenever we run the vacuum cleaner, but, unlike me he's not afraid of what other people think of him or anxious about his public image.
Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.
Nothing but love has made the dog lose his wild freedom, to become the servant of man.
No animal I know of can consistently be more of a friend and companion than a dog.
She has never messed up a single take yet. Recently I was in a scene and there was a table covered with a cloth. When the director said cut, I saw a black nose and two paws inching out from under the cloth. She had hidden there without making a sound until we were done with the scene. She wanted to be nearer to me.
Jack Lemmon, referring to Chloe, his poodle, who accompanied him to the movie shoot
When I got him out he was near froze solid and shivering. He was shaking so hard that I wasted half a glass of whiskey trying to aim it for his mouth. Must have got enough of it into him, though, since it did seem to bring him back to life.
Abraham Lincoln, on what it took to save his dog after pulling him from a river where he went through thin ice.
There is no faith which has never yet been broken, except that of a truly faithful dog.
The dog is the most faithful of animals and would be much esteemed were it not so common. Our Lord God has made his greatest gift the commonest.