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Mary had a little lamb and the doctor fainted.
-- Anonymous1  
Did you ever notice when you blow in a dog's face he gets mad at you? But when you take him in a car he sticks his head out the window.
-- Steve Bluestone  
I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.... This is an ex-parrot.
-- John Cleese, Monty Python, British comedy television show  
I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul.
-- Jean Cocteau  
... I am indebted to the cat for a particular kind of honorable deceit, for a greater control over myself, for a characteristic aversion to brutal2 sounds, and for the need to keep silent for long periods of time.
-- Colette  
What if it was cats who invented technology... would they have tv shows starring rubber sqeak toys?
-- Douglas Coupland  
In a cat's eyes, all things belong to cats.
-- English Proverb  
I think we are drawn3 to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.
-- George Bird Evans  
When a cat is dropped, it always lands on its feet, and when toast is dropped, it always lands with the buttered side down. I propose to strap4 buttered toast to the back of a cat; the 2 will hover5, inches above the ground. With a giant buttered-cat array, a high-speed monorail could easily link New York with Chicago.
-- John Frazee  
When I was a kid my favorite relative was Uncle Caveman. After school we'd all go play in his cave, and every once in a while he would eat one of us. It wasn't until later that I found out that Uncle Caveman was a bear.
-- Jack6 Handey, Deep Thoughts  
Women and Cats will do as they please. Men and dogs had better get used to it.
-- Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love, Lazarus Long  
Love to eat them mousies
Mousie's what I love to eat.
Bite they little heads off
Nibble on they tiny feet.
-- B. Kliban  
What kills a skunk7 is the publicity8 it gives itself.
-- Abraham Lincoln  
It's true that I did get the girl, but then my grandfather always said, "Even a blind chicken finds a few grains of corn now and then."
-- Lyle Lovett, musician, upon marying actress Julia Roberts, 1994  
Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read.
-- Groucho Marx  
The trouble with a kitten is
Eventually it becomes a
-- Ogden Nash  
When the mouse laughs at the cat, there is a hole nearby.
-- Nigerian Proverb  
A hippo does not have a sting in its tail, but a wise man would still rather be sat on by a bee.
-- Polish proverb  
A kitten is chiefly remarkable9 for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.
-- Agnes Repplier  
There are two means of refuge from the misery10 of life - music and cats.
-- Albert Schweitzer  
Weaseling out of things is good. It's what separates us from the other animals....except weasels.
-- Homer Simpson, character from The Simpsons, U.S. animated11 television show  
I loathe12 people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts13 to bite people themselves.
-- August Strindberg  
The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
-- Lily Tomlin  
It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.
-- Mark Twain  
Man is the only animal that blushes--or needs to.
-- Mark Twain  
The more I know about people, the better I like my dog.
-- Mark Twain  
We think caged birds sing, when indeed they cry.
-- John Webster  
The English country gentleman galloping14 after a fox--the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.
-- Oscar Wilde  
Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.
-- Steven Wright  
Imagine if birds were tickled15 by feathers. You'd see a flock of birds come by, laughing hysterically16!
-- Steven Wright    


1 anonymous lM2yp     
  1. Sending anonymous letters is a cowardly act.寄匿名信是懦夫的行为。
  2. The author wishes to remain anonymous.作者希望姓名不公开。
2 brutal bSFyb     
  1. She has to face the brutal reality.她不得不去面对冷酷的现实。
  2. They're brutal people behind their civilised veneer.他们表面上温文有礼,骨子里却是野蛮残忍。
3 drawn MuXzIi     
  1. All the characters in the story are drawn from life.故事中的所有人物都取材于生活。
  2. Her gaze was drawn irresistibly to the scene outside.她的目光禁不住被外面的风景所吸引。
4 strap 5GhzK     
  1. She held onto a strap to steady herself.她抓住拉手吊带以便站稳。
  2. The nurse will strap up your wound.护士会绑扎你的伤口。
5 hover FQSzM     
  1. You don't hover round the table.你不要围着桌子走来走去。
  2. A plane is hover on our house.有一架飞机在我们的房子上盘旋。
6 jack 53Hxp     
  1. I am looking for the headphone jack.我正在找寻头戴式耳机插孔。
  2. He lifted the car with a jack to change the flat tyre.他用千斤顶把车顶起来换下瘪轮胎。
7 skunk xERzE     
  1. That was a rotten thing to do, you skunk!那种事做得太缺德了,你这卑鄙的家伙!
  2. The skunk gives off an unpleasant smell when attacked.受到攻击时臭鼬会发出一种难闻的气味。
8 publicity ASmxx     
  1. The singer star's marriage got a lot of publicity.这位歌星的婚事引起了公众的关注。
  2. He dismissed the event as just a publicity gimmick.他不理会这件事,只当它是一种宣传手法。
9 remarkable 8Vbx6     
  1. She has made remarkable headway in her writing skills.她在写作技巧方面有了长足进步。
  2. These cars are remarkable for the quietness of their engines.这些汽车因发动机没有噪音而不同凡响。
10 misery G10yi     
  1. Business depression usually causes misery among the working class.商业不景气常使工薪阶层受苦。
  2. He has rescued me from the mire of misery.他把我从苦海里救了出来。
11 animated Cz7zMa     
  1. His observations gave rise to an animated and lively discussion.他的言论引起了一场气氛热烈而活跃的讨论。
  2. We had an animated discussion over current events last evening.昨天晚上我们热烈地讨论时事。
12 loathe 60jxB     
  1. I loathe the smell of burning rubber.我厌恶燃着的橡胶散发的气味。
  2. You loathe the smell of greasy food when you are seasick.当你晕船时,你会厌恶油腻的气味。
13 guts Yraziv     
v.狼吞虎咽,贪婪地吃,飞碟游戏(比赛双方每组5人,相距15码,互相掷接飞碟);毁坏(建筑物等)的内部( gut的第三人称单数 );取出…的内脏n.勇气( gut的名词复数 );内脏;消化道的下段;肠
  1. I'll only cook fish if the guts have been removed. 鱼若已收拾干净,我只需烧一下即可。
  2. Barbara hasn't got the guts to leave her mother. 巴巴拉没有勇气离开她妈妈。 来自《简明英汉词典》
14 galloping galloping     
adj. 飞驰的, 急性的 动词gallop的现在分词形式
  1. The horse started galloping the moment I gave it a good dig. 我猛戳了马一下,它就奔驰起来了。
  2. Japan is galloping ahead in the race to develop new technology. 日本在发展新技术的竞争中进展迅速,日新月异。
15 tickled 2db1470d48948f1aa50b3cf234843b26     
(使)发痒( tickle的过去式和过去分词 ); (使)愉快,逗乐
  1. We were tickled pink to see our friends on television. 在电视中看到我们的一些朋友,我们高兴极了。
  2. I tickled the baby's feet and made her laugh. 我胳肢孩子的脚,使她发笑。
16 hysterically 5q7zmQ     
ad. 歇斯底里地
  1. The children giggled hysterically. 孩子们歇斯底里地傻笑。
  2. She sobbed hysterically, and her thin body was shaken. 她歇斯底里地抽泣着,她瘦弱的身体哭得直颤抖。
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