While there are many people who disregard this wonderful, domestic bird, there are countless individuals who have had their hearts touched by pigeons.
Sometimes, we see ourselves in nature, and sometimes we see ourselves reflect by the traits of a pigeon. When you reflect on it, pigeons are naturally resilient, brave, and friendly.
Here are some of the thoughts people have had about pigeons. Some are inspirational, some are reflective, and some are humorous.
34 Pigeon Quotes
- You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue.—Claude Chabrol
- I have been feeding pigeons, thousands of them for years. But there was one, a beautiful bird, pure white with light grey tips on its wings; that one was different. It was a female. I had only to wish and call her and she would come flying to me. I loved that pigeon as a man loves a women, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life.—Nikola Tesla
- I only speak a little pigeon French. Just enough to get by with the little French pigeons.—Bob Hope
- Don’t be afraid of being outnumbered. Eagles fly alone. Pigeons flock together.
- And then one day she left me. She left me as the pigeon leaves the window to fly in the wide blue sky. ~ Avijeet Das
- What we must do is start viewing every cow, pig, chicken, monkey, rabbit, mouse, and pigeon as our family members.—Gary Yourofsky
- Retain a calm heart, sit like a turtle, walk swiftly like a pigeon, and sleep like a dog—Li Ching-Yuen
- I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one.—Mike Tyson
- A homing pigeon must love her home; otherwise, she will not wish to return to it.—Meir Shalev
- Pigeons are among the most maligned urban wildlife despite the fact that human beings brought them to our shores and turned them loose in our cities – not something that they chose.—Ingrid Newkirk
- No human being can go on living in the same house with a pigeon, a pigeon is the epitomy of chaos and anarchy, a pigeon that whizzes around unpredictably, that sets it’s claws in you, picks at your eyes.—Patrick Süskind
- I decided a long time ago I would feed on the vultures until a dove came along. A pigeon. The kind of soul that didn’t impede on anyone; just walked around worrying about its own business, trying to get through life without pulling everyone else down. With its own needs and selfish habits. Brave. A communicator. Intelligent. Beautiful. Soft-spoken. A creature that mates for life. Unattainable until she has a reason to trust you.—Jamie McGuire
- I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion of your country and my country, of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn ’til dusk, unless it’s a pigeon, which isn’t really wild, which might come and settle near them.—David Attenborough
- I don’t mind being a symbol but I don’t want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I’ve seen what the pigeons do to them.—Tommy Douglas
- Look at all these pigeons, think they can just trust us humans? You can’t trust us humans!—The Rev
- The bowed head, the buried face. She is silent, she will never speak, never forgive, never reach a hand, never leave this frozen present tense. All waits, suspended. Suspended the autumn trees, the autumn sky, anonymous people. A blackbird, poor fool, sings out of season from the willows by the lake. A flight of pigeons over the houses; fragments of freedom, hazard, an anagram made flesh. And somewhere the stinging smell of burning leaves.—John Fowles
- To whom can I expose the urgency of my own passion?…There is nobody—here among these grey arches, and moaning pigeons, and cheerful games and tradition and emulation, all so skilfully organised to prevent feeling alone.—Virginia Woolf
- Descendants of pigeons once fed by Keats, Byron, George Sand, Chopin and many other famous lovers are still being fed, and the sudden sound when they all rise together, frightened away, is like the sound of giant sails flapping.—Anais Nin
- I have weird aspirations. Like, I really want to kick a pigeon.—Hannibal Buress
- In 1918 a World War One homing pigeon named Cher Ami saved 194 American soldiers lives by continuing her journey after losing an eye, a leg and after having been shot through the chest.― Scott Matthews.
- I am probably in the sky, flying with the fish, or maybe in the ocean, swimming with the pigeons. See, my world is different.—Lil Wayne
- Writers are as jealous as pigeons.—Anton Chekhov
- Don’t be a pigeon if you were born to be an eagle. Experience God’s altitude for your life.—Myles Munroe
- Poems like to have a destination for their flight. They are homing pigeons.—May Sarton
- Kill no more pigeons than you can eat.—Benjamin Franklin
- We all get pigeon-holed or put in a box, no matter what that might be.—Justin Hartley
- If there were any justice in this world, people would occasionally be permitted to fly over pigeons.—Gene Brown
- No one hit home runs the way Babe (Ruth) did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands.—Lefty Gomez
- I never liked to be pigeon-holed and I never liked people to think that they know who I am. I like to keep people guessing.—A. J. Cook
- Prayer is innocence’s friend; and willingly flieth incessant ‘twist the earth and the sky, the carrier-pigeon of heaven.—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- My father fought in World War I and single-handedly destroyed the Germans’ line of communication. He ate their pigeon.—Frank Carson
- The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere.—Jim Hightower
- But charity is a very complicated thing. Its important to find an area where you can really help and you can feel the results. Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management.—Roman Abramovich
- At evening casual flocks of pigeons make Ambiguous undulations as they sink Downward to darkness, on extended wings.—Wallace Stevens
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