Geese Quotes

Geese Quotes by John Adams, Shannon Hale, Ingrid Bergman, John Ray, Lin Yutang, Charlie Chaplin and many others.

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In days of yore, the poet’s pen From wing of bird was plunder’d, Perhaps of goose, but now and then, From Jove’s own eagle sunder’d. But now, metallic pens disclose Alone the poet’s numbers; In iron inspiration glows, Or with the poet slumbers.
John Adams
Yes, we’ll yell, ‘Help, help us, goose girl, and bring the terrifying legion of warrior geese’.
Shannon Hale
[On Alfred Hitchcock:] Hitch is a gentleman farmer who raises goose flesh.
Ingrid Bergman
Feather by feather the goose is plucked.
John Ray
A vague uncritical idealism always lends itself to ridicule and too much of it might be a danger to mankind, leading it round in a futile wild-goose chase for imaginary ideals.
Lin Yutang
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed.
Charlie Chaplin
For a woman who can handle herself so well in a fight, I can’t believe you got taken out by a defenseless doorjamb. (Ravyn) Given the size of my goose egg, I would argue the defenseless part. That doorjamb has a mean left hook.(Susan)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Inside the calm minds, great ideas swim serenely like the morning geese of the misty lakes!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Who but an English professor would threaten to kill a duck a day and hold up a goose as an example?
Richard Russo
I don’t believe in God because I don’t believe in Mother Goose.
Clarence Darrow
Ser Cleos looked like a weasel, fought like a goose, and had the courage of an especially brave ewe.
George R. R. Martin
It’s like trying to herd a flock of geese,” said Orik. “They’re always trying to go off on their own, they make an obnoxious noise, and they’ll bite your hand first chance they get.
Christopher Paolini
Take two turkeys, one goose, four cabbages, but no duck, and mix them together. After one taste, you’ll duck soup for the rest of your life
Groucho Marx
If I don’t get the goose-bump factor when I’m reading it than I can’t do it.
Russell Crowe
For us in the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television.
Aldo Leopold
Quill: An instrument of torture yielded by a goose and commonly weilded by as ass.
Ambrose Bierce
The fangs of a bear, and the tusks of a wild boar, do not bite worse and make deeper gashes than a goose-quill sometimes; no, not even the badger himself, who is said to be so tenacious of his bite that he will not give over his hold till he feels his teeth meet and the bones crack.
James Howell
In short, killing the goose that lays the golden egg is a viable political strategy, so long as the goose does not die before the next election and no one traces the politicians’ fingerprints on the murder weapon.
Thomas Sowell
Each time I caught sight of geese swooping in formation across the sky, I wondered how our life below might look from their perspective, and imagined that, were they ever to indulge in such speculation, the high-rises might seem to them like firs massed in a grove.
Teju Cole
How ironic, she thought, as she fell to her certain death, that at that moment she would have given anything to be a giant goose again.
Michael Buckley
You can’t have employment and despise employers … No goose, no golden eggs.
Paul Tsongas
You beat the liver out of a goose to get a pГўtГ©; you pound the muscles of a man’s cardia to get a philosopher.
Djuna Barnes
Sometimes when it comes to the iconic kind of moments, when I read the script for the first time, you get little goose bumps or something because it really is kind of exciting.
Aaron Ashmore
No more I do, your Majesty. But what’s that got to do with it? I might as well die on a wild goose chase as die here.
C. S. Lewis
Winter’s not gone yet, if the wild geese fly that way.
William Shakespeare
PORTUGUESE, A species of geese indigenous to Portugal. They are mostly without feathers and imperfectly edible, even when stuffed with garlic.
Ambrose Bierce
He writes so well he makes me feel like putting my quill back in my goose.
Fred Allen
My trumpeting sounds like a goose farting in the fog.
Alex O’Loughlin
Geese are white, crows are black. No argument will change this.
The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white. Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
I do not believe in god because I do not believe in Mother Goose.
Clarence Darrow
It might sound trite, but happiness is a decision not a destination, and my choices now are all based on whether not a particular action will get me closer to my goals. It’s something I’m quite ruthless about, and it helps me avoid the aforementioned wild goose chases!
Suw Charman-Anderson
The real question is, do you root for the fox in that song? Or are you horrified that the goose and the duck are being dragged off to their death, which is described in detail?
Chris Thile
If you feel the urge, don’t be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?
Will Rogers
I can bat in the morning, afternoon, evening, night, on ice, desert, wherever and whenever. It is almost nirvana for me. It takes me away from the stresses of life. I think only a batsman will be able to tell you about the goose bumps he gets after hitting a perfect cover drive. I’m one of them.
Gautam Gambhir
Yeah, I’m thinking it’s a reunion or, since it is our classmates, a collection of idiots. Let’s call it a meese. Like geese, only with morons. (Caleb)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
LIVER, n. A large red organ thoughtfully provided by nature to be bilious with. The liver is heaven’s best gift to the goose; without it that bird would be unable to supply us with the Strasbourg “pate”.
Ambrose Bierce
There are some who can live without wild things, and some who cannot. For us of the minority, the opportunity to see geese is more important than television, and the chance to find a pasque-flower is a right as inalienable as free speech.
Aldo Leopold
Cruel children, crying babies,
All grow up as geese and gabies,
Hated, as their age increases,
By their nephews and their nieces.
Robert Louis Stevenson
I’m tired and it’s taking an increasing amount out of me, more than I have to give physically. And that’s why I want to move to Sicily and buy that little farm and raise a flock of goats and geese. I find it peaceful … and it would be a nice way to end life.
Tennessee Williams
Goose Gossage is a friend of mine, and he’s definitely a Hall of Fame pitcher in my mind.
Bruce Sutter
Wild geese have so much less fat than their domestic brethren that, as far as the kitchen is concerned, the two birds should be considered different species altogether – so much so that they require opposite roasting methods.
Jonathan Miles
Changing leaders is something that’s pretty normal in our environment, and as we always know with geese, they’re extremely loyal to their cause.
Emma Hayes
When you’re the cash cow that lays the golden goose egg, people are always going to cheer you on, whatever.
Noel Gallagher
When you take into public ownership a profitable industry the profits soon disappear. The goose that laid the golden eggs goes broody. State geese are not great layers.
Margaret Thatcher
Every summer Lin Kong returned to Goose Village to divorce his wife, Shuyu.
Ha Jin
Even if your goose habitually lays golden eggs, it will still be cooked.
Neil Gaiman
I want to experience a performance on all levels – I want goose bumps and I want to leave the movie or play arguing about something that’s unresolved.
Julie Taymor
Catherine went still. Her eyes closed against a sudden wet sting. ‘Did you accept her proposal?’ Leo nuzzled tenderly into the hollow beneath her ear. ‘Of course not, pea-goose.
Lisa Kleypas
Can you call a farm with a dozen geese a farm? Still, it was a little better for the Jews in Czechoslovakia. There were only two pogroms there. What’s two pogroms?
Roman Vishniac
To maintain the P/PC Balance, the balance between the golden egg (production) and the health and welfare of the goose (production capability) is often a difficult judgment call. But I suggest it is the very essence of effectiveness.
Stephen Covey
A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.
…’Goose girl, may I kiss you?’ She answered by… kissing him first.
Shannon Hale
Goose [pen] bee [wax] and calf [parchment] govern the world.
[Lat., Anser, apie, vitellus, populus et regna gubernant.]
James Howell
It is more worthy in the eyes of God . . . if a writer makes three pages sharp and funny about the lives of geese than to make three hundred fat and flabby about God or the American people.
Garrison Keillor
Oh, but I like my geese. Like cats, they can’t be told what to do, and like dogs, they’re loyal, and like people, they talk every chance they get.
Shannon Hale
Rock and roll is a music, and why should a music contribute to … juvenile delinquency? If people are going to be juvenile delinquents, they’re going to be delinquents if they hear … Mother Goose rhymes.
Elvis Presley
When I sit down to write, I just let the goose out of the bottle.
Tom Robbins
Goose bumps happen when your soul is close to you, breathing lightly on the back of your neck, and wakes you up.
Rachel Naomi Remen
It is a blind goose that cometh to the fox’s sermon.
John Lyly
The buzz is still with me. I get goose bumps.
David Beckham
Oh, nature’s noblest gift, my grey goose quill, Slave of my thoughts, obedient to my will, Torn from the parent bird to form a pen, That mighty instrument of little men.
Lord Byron
The Water Babies “Young and Old” When all the world is young, lad, And all the trees are green; And every goose a swan, lad, And every lass a queen; Then hey for boot and horse, lad, And round the world away: Young blood must have its course, lad, And every dog his day.
Charles Kingsley
The goose that lays the golden eggs likes to lay where there are eggs already.
Charles Spurgeon
Thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find-nothing.
No tin-hat brigade of goose-stepping vigilantes or bibble-babbling mob of blackguarding and corporation paid scoundrels will prevent the onward march of labor, or divert its purpose to play its natural and rational part in the development of the economic, political and social life of our nation.
John L. Lewis
Don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg.
I grew up on a small holding, it was a great way to grow up and incredibly idyllic. We had a donkey and Barney the guard dog, geese, a duckling that followed my mum around and used to sit in the washing up bowl.
Steve Backshall
What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.
John Ray
I’m an expert cook when it comes to preparing the quail, ducks, geese and wild turkeys that I hunt on the farm.
Jimmy Carter
When the Foxe preacheth, beware geese.
George Herbert
Teenagers travel in droves, packs, swarms. … To the librarian, they’re a gaggle of geese. To the cook, they’re a scourge of locusts. To department stores, they’re a big beautiful exaltation of larks … all lovely and loose and jingly.
Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
What liberals mean by ‘goose-stepping’ or ‘ethnic cleansing’ is generally something along the lines of ‘eliminating taxpayer funding for the National Endowment for the Arts.’ But they can’t say that, or people would realize they’re crazy.
Ann Coulter
John Kerry went hunting today. He said he killed a goose. He didn’t bring Teresa along because he was a little rusty and he was afraid he might kill the goose that laid the golden egg.
Jay Leno
If someone came up with a new idea for a pantomime that worked, then that would be great but we shouldn’t step away from Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin or Mother Goose.
Clive Rowe
For watching sports, I tend to drink Guinness; early evenings always begin well with a Grey Goose and tonic with plenty of lime; and on a cold winters night, theres nothing quite like a glass of Black Maple Hill… an absolute peach of a bourbon.
Martin Bashir
Righteousness is a fuel that, when it has some pitch in it of ambitious rivalry and the damper’s left open to envy’s draught, makes a hot enough fire to cook somebody’s goose in quite a hurry.
Ardyth Kennelly
I wonder how many eggs are in the golden goose?
Todd Rundgren
The fox remains always a fox, the goose remains a goose, and the tiger will retain the character of a tiger.
Adolf Hitler
Geese always support each other. When a goose gets injured two birds always accompany it down to the ground. Just as geese do, we must support each other.
Emma Hayes
Stravinsky used Mother Goose. He was influenced by Mother Goose, indirectly, but very beautifully
Gyorgy Ligeti
When you first run up First Avenue in New York, if you don’t get goose bumps, theres something wrong with you.
Frank Shorter
When you go to the movie theater and the opening of this movie and you see the kids just cracking up with a character you are giving your voice to, you get goose bumps. It’s so beautiful.
Antonio Banderas
For ‘The Gift of Stones,’ I spent an afternoon chasing a flock of Canadian geese.
Jim Crace
I’m sorry, my lady,” said Geric, rubbing his arm. “But I failed to force an apology out of the offending goose.
Shannon Hale
Friends part foreverwild geese lost in cloud
Matsuo Basho
There are degrees and kinds of solitude. I know of no solitude so secure as one guarded by a spring flood; nor do the geese, who have seen more kinds and degrees of aloneness than I have.
Aldo Leopold
I am terminally curious, so I tend to be attracted to the shiny. That’s a mixed blessing, as sometimes it means that I can end up right on the cutting edge, but sometimes it can result in wild goose chases as well. Either way, it makes life interesting!
Suw Charman-Anderson
Geese appear high over us, / pass, and the sky closes. Abandon, / as in love or sleep, holds them to their way, clear / in the ancient faith: what we need / is here. And we pray, not / for new earth or heaven, but to be / quiet in heart, and in eye, / clear. What we need is here.
Wendell Berry
There are no golden geese. There are only fat geese eating the food that could nourish more athletic opportunities for women.
Donna Lopiano
It gives me goose bumps and little butterflies in the stomach when I start thinking about the ‘golden slam.’
Novak Djokovic
True effectiveness is a function of two things: what is produced (the golden eggs) and the producing asset (the goose).
Stephen Covey
The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least possible amount of hissing.
Jean-Baptiste Colbert
If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it will be managed – like chickens, like turkeys, like deer, like Canadian geese.
Ted Nugent
I came across Mother Goose, so I turned her loose, she was screaming.
Jethro Tull
Don’t kill the golden goose.
Malcolm Mclaren
We manipulate nature as if we were stuffing an Alsatian goose. We create new forms of energy; we make new elements; we kill crops; we wash brains. I can hear them in the dark sharpening their lasers.
Erwin Chargaff
Why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and-cream Mother-Goose-world, Alice-in-Wonderland fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life?
Sylvia Plath
She’s a surprise this old earth, one big surprise after another since before she separated from the moon who circles and circles like the mate of a shot goose.
Peter Heller
It’s hard to play with a bagpipe player. It’s like an exotic bird. I love the sound, it’s like strangling a goose.
Tom Waits
What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
Marcus Terentius Varro
I, Geric-Sinath of Gerhard, declare that you’re beautiful and you’re perfect and I’ll slay any man who tries to take you from my side. Goose girl, may I kiss you?
Shannon Hale
Laissez Faire was very good sauce for the goose, labor, but was very poor sauce for the gander, capital.
Benjamin Tucker
My personal favorite remains Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, first home game after Katrina vs. Tennessee on a Monday night. Getting goose bumps typing about it. It was so loud and emotional that I think everyone was exhausted by the second half.
Pat Forde
One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.
Aldo Leopold
I want my chirfugging goose back!
Frances Hardinge
The goose lays the golden egg. Payrolls make consumers.
George M. Humphrey
Perhaps the couple got married at 25 and now they’re 45 and this is an option. And if a couple is still together, or perhaps finds its way back together, I like to say that it’s forever. They belong together, it’s a good fit, it’s the right pairing. It almost gives me goose bumps.
Volkmar Sigusch
Increasing pressure on students to subject themselves to ever more tests, whittling themselves down to rows and rows of tight black integers upon a transcript, all ready to goose-step straight into a computer.
Leah Hager Cohen
Mother Goose, she’s on the skids. Sure ain’t happy, neither are the kids.
Neil Young
When Bach died some of his children sold his scores to the butcher they had decided the paper was more useful for wrapping meat. In a small village in Germany a father brought home a limp goose wrapped in paper that was covered with strange and beautiful symbols.
Simon Van Booy
The objective is to pluck the geese in such a manner as to obtain the greatest number of feathers with the least amount of hissing.
Jean-Baptiste Colbert
I walk around the room eating goose liver and puffy bread until there’s a knock on the door. Effie’s calling me to dinner. Good. I’m starving.
Suzanne Collins
Capitalism, though it may not always give the scientific worker a living wage, will always protect him, as being one of the geese which produce golden eggs for its table.
John B. S. Haldane
Some of our German passengers on the ship would be crying. The Brits were the same way. They were crying, because they realized a new war was about to break out across Europe, with Hitler at the head of the goose-stepping parade.
Frank Buckles
My dearest goose, why didn’t you trust me, when I assured you that you might?’ he countered. ‘I have cherished throughout the believe that you would confide in me, and you see I was quite right.
Georgette Heyer
What wonderful and haunting worlds Krys Lee illuminates-a goose for a goose father, a sympathetic wife made bold by her husband’s infidelity- all facets of a Korea and a Korean America made new by this exciting writer’s entrancing vision.
Janice Y. K. Lee
I was a Jew talking about Goyim religion. If I had just stuck to Moses, everything would have been cool. But, copping to being part of the whole Christ murder conspiracy got everyone goose-stepping again.
Lenny Bruce
Mother Goose is on the loose, stealing lines from Lenny Bruce.
Phil Ochs
I don’t care if you call it AO for Adults Only, or Chopped Liver or Father Goose. Your movie will still have the stigma of being in a category that’s going to be inhabited by the very worst of pictures.
Jack Valenti
Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? The goose who trades his is soon a pile of feathers.
Aldo Leopold
Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable…the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown along the street…by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.
Hal Borland
Calligraphy of geese
against the sky-
the moon seals it.
Yosa Buson
I’ve gone up two suit sizes. The character I’m playing, he’s strong, I can say that much. I’ve changed my physique a bit, so that requires eating like a foie gras goose, well beyond your appetite. Providing I don’t feel too ill, I then work out two hours a day with a phenomenal trainer. It’s the L.A. way.
Benedict Cumberbatch
…first thing is that I love you. And the second thing is that as much as I honor your former profession, I don’t think your geese care much for your betrothed and I hope they hadn’t any plans on sharing our bed.
Shannon Hale
Most people put money in their piggy bank. I buy a goose that lays golden eggs over and over again. That’s what an asset is.
Robert Kiyosaki
If all fooles wore white Caps, wee should seeme a flock of geese.
George Herbert
The most popular man under a democracy is not the most democratic man, but the most despotic man. The common folk delight in the exactions of such a man. They like him to boss them. Their natural gait is the goose step.
H. L. Mencken
What man-made machine will ever achieve the complete perfection of even the goose’s wing?
Abbas ibn Firnas
How do the geese know when to fly to the sun?
Copyright: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Family Limited Partnership.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
someone’s sent a loving note in lines of returning geese and as the moon fills my western chamber as petals dance over the flowing stream again I think of you the two of us living a sadness apart a hurt that can’t be removed yet when my gaze comes down my heart stays up
Orson Scott Card
It was not curiosity that killed the goose who laid the golden egg, but an insatiable greed that devoured common sense.
E. A. Bucchianeri
I was doing a play out in L.A. 20-some-odd years ago called ‘Goose and Tomtom’ by David Rabe, and somebody saw it and the next thing I know I’m doing the table read of the film version of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ with Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon – one of the great films of our generation.
Richard Schiff