You’re not the only one who loves their dog – here are 25 famous dog quotes about what makes dogs wonderful and so beloved.
“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”
― Johnny Depp
“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”
― Andy Rooney
“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”
― Orhan Pamuk
“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 gifts the commonest.”
― Martin Luther
“The dog’s agenda is simple, fathomable, overt: I want. “I want to go out, come in, eat something, lie here, play with that, kiss you. There are no ulterior motives with a dog, no mind games, no second-guessing, no complicated negotiations or bargains, and no guilt trips or grudges if a request is denied.”
― Caroline Knapp
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
“People love dogs. You can never go wrong adding a dog to the story.”
― Jim Butcher
“Golden retrievers are not bred to be guard dogs, and considering the size of their hearts and their irrepressible joy in life, they are less likely to bite than to bark, less likely to bark than to lick a hand in greeting. In spite of their size, they think they are lap dogs, and in spite of being dogs, they think they are also human, and nearly every human they meet is judged to have the potential to be a boon companion who might, at many moment, cry, “Let’s go!” and lead them on a great adventure.”
― Dean Koontz
“Perhaps one central reason for loving dogs is that they take us away from this obsession with ourselves. When our thoughts start to go in circles, and we seem unable to break away, wondering what horrible event the future holds for us, the dog opens a window into the delight of the moment.”
― Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, Dogs Never Lie About Love: Reflections on the Emotional World of Dogs
“Never mind, said Hachiko each day. Here I wait, for my friend who’s late. I will stay, just to walk beside you for one more day.”
― Jess C. Scott, Skins, Animal Stories
“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”
― Robert Benchley
Did you enjoy these dog quotes? Which do you think were the best dog quotes? Any favorites we missed? Share yours in the comments below!
You may also be interested in reading out quotes about dog loss – they can be comforting when getting over the passing of a pet.
Meg Marrs is the Founder and Senior Editor at K9 of Mine. She loves iced coffee, hammock, and puppy-cuddling!
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