Insect-Aside

Temporary standoff - seeing eye to eye

Choose your dinner partner very carefully



Lizard standoff with preying mantis

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My favorite animal is steak. - Fran Lebowitz

PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals - Unknown

We hold these semi-animal meetings. - Archie Bunker

Can vegetarians eat animal crackers? - George Carlin

The buffalo is a surprisingly stupid animal. - Ellsworth Huntington

Survival is a major contributor to longevity. - Unknown

Man is the only animal that blushes. Or needs to. - Mark Twain

Humor is one of the best ingredients of survival. - Aung San Suu Kyi

Every survival kit should include a sense of humor. - Unknown

My music is best understood by children and animals. - Igor Stravinsky

Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable. - Plato

Mmmm, pork chops and bacon... my two favorite animals. - Homer Simpson

Animals are my friends... and I don't eat my friends. - George Bernard Shaw

All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others. - George Orwell

The best thing about animals is that they don't talk much. - Thornton Wilder

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value. - Arthur C. Clarke

We'd show an Alzheimer's survivor here, if there were one. - Unknown

It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value. - Stephen Hawking

What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant? - George Carlin

I'm definitely an animal lover, and I stand up for all animals' rights. - Laura Mennell

All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. - Samuel Butler

I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants. - A. Whitney Brown

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. - Aristotle

There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me. - James Dean

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. - H L Mencken

A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it. - Groucho Marx

I like cookies, any cookie you put in front of me - animal cookies, sugar cookies, anything crunchy. - Maria Shriver

I was readin' an article about the animal population - there's millions of pets explodin'. - Archie Bunker

I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion. - Nicolas Cage

My favorite animal is a polar bear. They're going extinct, and I really don't want that to happen. - Quvenzhane Wallis

There are a zillion variables to a hamburger. What part of the animal went into it. What coarseness. What temperature. - Danny Meyer

It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. - Bertrand Russell

An actor is never so great as when he reminds you of an animal - falling like a cat, lying like a dog, moving like a fox. - Francois Truffaut

When you hunt animals, you may succeed or not. But when you open the fridge, you will succeed a hundred percent of the time. - Nora Volkow

Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones. - Bertrand Russell

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C S Lewis

Ever occur to you why some of us can be this much concerned with animals suffering? Because government is not. Why not? Animals don't vote. - Paul Harvey

Man is the only animal who enjoys the consolation of believing in a next life; all other animals enjoy the consolation of not worrying about it. - Robert Brault

I love to go to the zoo. But not on Sunday. I don't like to see the people making fun of the animals, when it should be the other way around. - Ernest Hemingway

Animals, in their generation, are wiser than the sons of men; but their wisdom is confined to a few particulars, and lies in a very narrow compass. - Joseph Addison


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24-Feb-2020