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The bird alighteth not on the spread net when it beholds another bird in the snare. Take warning by the misfortunes of others, that others may not take example from you.
View quotes by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

'Six months before he died, my grand-father came to Australia to try to explain to me that he was dying. I was a young kid, very much into myself at the time. I was busking on the streets just to make enough money to pay my rent, There was this Japanese restaurant I'd always wanted to eat at but couldn't afford, so I suggested we go there.' It was an unfortunate choice. In Weans' weakened condition, the smell of the rice and soya sauce brought back memories of the Second World War. 'We couldn't have the talk he wanted to,' says Crowe. 'The day he died, I was in the kitchen of a flat in Woollarah, (an eastern suburb of Sydney). 'Suddenly a kookaburra bird flew in the window. It just looked at me. I knew my grandfather had died. I phoned home and my mother confirmed it. 'I insisted the bird was my grandfather's spirit, but my mom would have nothing of it.' One day last year, Crowe had a dream in which he was holding his mother and she was crying. He phoned home immediately. 'My mother said a woman who had worked closely with my grandfather had come to visit and, without prompting, had told her that on the day my grandfather died a bird had visited her as well. 'Learning this had reduced my mother to tears.' Crowe says he believes that 'with all this talk of angels, maybe they are just birds sent to us by those who have crossed over.' Tuesday, March 14, 2000
View quotes by Russell Crowe

I'm not a leggy, pouty bird.
View quotes by Kirsty Young

Each bird must sing with his own throat
View quotes by Henrik Ibsen

London is a roost for every bird.
View quotes by Benjamin Disraeli

If one cannot catch the bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.
View quotes by Nikita Khrushchev

The early bird catches the worm.
View quotes by Anonymous

Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers
View quotes by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Crabs do not give birth to a bird.
View quotes by Anonymous

Down in the forest something stirred: It was only the note of a bird.
View quotes by Harold Simpson

I know why the caged bird sings! (Sympathy)
View quotes by Paul Lawrence Dunbar

A rare bird on this earth, like nothing so much as a black swan.
View quotes by Juvenal

The early bird may get the worm, but itís the second mouse that gets the cheese.
View quotes by Jeremy Paxman

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
View quotes by Rabindranath Tagore

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
View quotes by Lou Holtz

A bird, music and food.
[desert island items]
View quotes by Michael Johnson

He's going to be what?! Oh for God's sake. Sir David Beckham? You're having a laugh. He's just a good footballer with a famous bird
View quotes by Ian Holloway

Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it (A Summer Bird-Cage)
View quotes by Margaret Drabble

That which prevents disagreeable flies from feeding on your repast, was once the proud tail of a splendid bird
View quotes by Martial

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.
View quotes by D H Lawrence



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