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Peacock Quotes by Kristen Schaal, Matthew Quick, Franny Billingsley, Dharma Mittra, George Washington, Ally Carter and many others.

Turkeys are peacocks that have really let themselves go.
Kristen Schaal
That’s basically the mantra of Herr Silverman’s teaching – think for yourself and do what’s right for you, but let others do the same.
Matthew Quick
There are no preconditions for jealousy. You don’t have to be right, you don’t have to be reasonable. Take Othello. He was neither right nor reasonable, and Desdemona ended up dead. I wouldn’t mind Leanne ending up dead. I wouldn’t mind exploding her into fireworks of peacock and pearl.
Franny Billingsley
If you get bored of doing it (Peacock Pose) with two hands, try it with one.
Dharma Mittra
Play not the Peacock, looking everywhere about you, to see if you be well deck’t.
George Washington
And that’s how the Peacock saved the Chameleon
Ally Carter
I didn’t like the way Andrew Peacock was not supported in 1984. He’d done well in that election; he deserved to continue. But by the end of ’85, he was out.
Malcolm Fraser
Only you could love such a vile, selfish peacock, Evie.
Lisa Kleypas
Many a peacock hides his peacock tail from all eyes–and calls it his pride.
Friedrich Nietzsche
The spirit of non-conformity is as prevalent now in my part of west Yorkshire as it was in the time of my two immediate predecessors, Mike Wood and Elizabeth Peacock.
Jo Cox
If you go back to the ’80s, you had a whole plethora of artists, everyone from Madonna and Cyndi Lauper to Prince. God bless Lady Gaga for doing her thing, but she’s kind of a lone peacock now. If anything, we have a much more conservative kind of pop world. It’s not necessarily about individuality.
Boy George
I designed collections around whatever struck my fancy … fruits, vegetables, politics, or peacocks!
Lilly Pulitzer
I just love the way the ’60s rock stars put themselves together, because they were like dandies and peacocks. They really lived out their fantasies – and dressed their fantasies.
Anna Sui
I fear I must agree,” Magnus murmured. He pressed a hand over his heart and his new peacock-blue waistcoast. “I strive to find some respect in my heart for you, but alas! It seems an impossible quest.
Cassandra Clare
As regards this vice, we read that the peacock is more guilty of it than any other animal. For it is always contemplating the beauty of its tail, which it spreads in the form of a wheel, and by its cries attracts to itself the gaze of the creatures that surround it. And this is the last vice to be conquered.
Leonardo da Vinci
Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir, Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, With a cargo of ivory, And apes and peacocks, Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.
John Masefield
Hansel is certainly about comfort, while still sort of having a peacock principle of wanting to attract attention.
Owen Wilson
Women are a source of energy in life. I’ve always wanted to be in a war or baseball movie, but the thought of having no women on set for six months – that’s hell. I don’t know if it’s animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around.
Bradley Cooper
Most critical histories of U.S. involvement in Iran rightly began with the joint British-U.S. coup against democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in 1953, which installed Pahlavi on the Peacock Throne. But it was Kissinger who, in 1972, greatly deepened the relationship between Washington and Tehran.
Greg Grandin
Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.
John Ruskin
The Italians are fond of red clothes, peacock plumes, and embroidery; and I remember one rainy morning in the city of Palermo, the street was ablaze with scarlet umbrellas.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It’s an awful stretcher to believe that a peacock’s tail was thus formed but … most people just don’t get it – I must be a very bad explainer
Charles Darwin
Whenever I can put a fresh, clean suit on, I’m like a peacock. That’s my most confident moment.
RJ Barrett
She is a peacock in everything but beauty!
Oscar Wilde
Animals use a broad range of strategies to advertise themselves in the mating market. In some instances, visual cues highlight a morphological feature – for example, the peacock’s tail.
Gad Saad
Be motivated like the falcon, hunt gloriously. Be magnificent as the leopard, fight to win. Spend less time with nightingales and peacocks. One is all talk, the other only color.
Genius and virtue are to be more often found clothed in gray than in peacock bright.
Van Wyck Brooks
The peacock in all his pride does not display half the colors that appear in the garments of a British lady when she is dressed.
Joseph Addison
If thou seest anything in thyself which may make thee proud, look a little further and thou shalt find enough to humble thee; if thou be wise, view the peacock’s feathers with his feet, and weigh thy best parts with thy imperfections.
Francis Quarles
I want to make sure that people with talents, who want to perform or to develop their act, know that the Peacock Theater exists and to reach out to us and know that there’s a safe and fun place for them to develop their material.
Randy Pitchford
The sun fades like the spreading
Of a peacock’s tail, as though twilight
Might be read as a warning to those desperate
For easy solutions.
John Ashbery
The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. The nakedness of woman is the work of God.
William Blake
The purpose of an actress is not to just look beautiful and strut around like a peacock but act, too.
Raveena Tandon
At twenty a man is a peacock, at thirty a lion, at forty a camel, at fifty a serpent, at sixty a dog, at seventy an ape, at eighty a nothing at all.
Baltasar Gracian
To frame the little animal, provide All the gay hues that wait on female pride: Let Nature guide thee; sometimes golden wire The shining bellies of the fly require; The peacock’s plumes thy tackle must not fail, Nor the dear purchase of the sable’s tail.
John Gay
I can live without it all – love with its blood pump, sex with its messy hungers, men with their peacock strutting, their silly sexual baggage, their wet tongues in my ear.
Erica Jong
The Italians have voices like peacocks – German gives me a cold in the head – and Russian is nothing but sneezing
Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton
I don’t know if it’s animalistic or what, but men become like peacocks with their feathers up when women are around.
Bradley Cooper
My philosophy on what makeup is…it’s very different from what a woman’s is. Makeup came from a very psychological place – of the peacock.
Jeremy Renner
I know exactly how strong he is… He is like a peacock, spreading his feathers and squawking loudly to distract you from the back that his body is but weak.” -Jason to Mahiya
Nalini Singh
Men’s clothes are becoming kind of mod. They’re becoming more colorful and more flamboyant, and the male peacock is beginning to show his true plumage.
You’re different. And I’m different too. Different is good. But different is hard. Believe me, I know.
Matthew Quick
There are eight different breeds of peacock. I have them all.
Bidzina Ivanishvili
Maggie threw her head back and laughed. ‘So you’re going to try…what? Birds of a Feather?’ she quested. ‘Of course not,’ Kat said. ‘Everyone knows the French government banned the importation of peacocks in 1987.
Ally Carter