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Vulture Quotes

Vulture Quotes by Jean Craighead George, John Gay, Lord Byron, Bruce Chatwin, Homer, Christopher Titus and many others.

By the time I got to kindergarten, I was surprised to find out I was the only kid with a turkey vulture.
Jean Craighead George
Lions, wolves, and vultures don’t live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.
John Gay
Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime? Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle, Now melt into sorrow, now madden to crime!
Lord Byron
And when you look along the way we’ve come, there are spirals of vultures wheeling.
Bruce Chatwin
…but there they lay, sprawled across the field, craved far more by the vultures than by wives.
If you ask my dad for help… he’ll help. Like a vulture helps an over-run armadillo on a Texas highway. One peck at the time.
Christopher Titus
The one term I don’t like to be called is a ‘vulture.’ Because to me, a vulture is a kind of asset-stripper that eats dead flesh off the bones of a dead creature. Our bird should be the phoenix, the bird that reinvents itself, recreates itself from its ashes. And that’s much closer to what it is that we really do.
Wilbur Ross
A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage; a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be – will be – a human zoo. A high-tech slum.
Edward Abbey
Tired of trying to sort them out, you relax for a second, then your head drops and you sit up with a jerk, Where are you? What are you doing here? Oh yes, of course, you are somewhere in the middle of the North Atlantic, with hungry waves below you like vultures impatiently waiting for the end.
Amy Johnson
I eat like a vulture. Unfortunately the resemblance doesn’t end there.
Groucho Marx
I started all over again on page 1, circling the 262 pages like a vulture looking for live flesh to scavenge.
John Gregory Dunne
on Broadway money rules. Like a host of vultures, the ticket brokers, the speculators, the craft unions, the agents, the backers, the real estate owners move in on the creative body and take their bite. The world of dreams breathes in an iron lung; and without this mechanical pumping it dies.
Marya Mannes
Vultures are the most righteous of birds: they do not attack even the smallest living creature.
There’s 40 or 50 songs that nobody’s heard that I’ve done in between albums. There’s a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that’s never been released.
I see a city in the desert lies
The vanity of an ancient king
But the city lies in broken pieces
While the wind howls and the vultures sing
Suffering attracts fixers the way road-kills attract vultures.
Eugene H. Peterson
…most of the press were vultures descending on the scene for curious America aplomb. Cameras inside the coffin interviewing worms.
Jim Morrison
My head was a desolate place and as barren as the bare hills of Le Marche. Until I began to build in it, only vultures nested there.
Lisa St. Aubin de TerГЎn
John Galt is Prometheus who changed his mind. After centuries of being torn by vultures in payment for having brought to men the fire of the gods, he broke his chains—and he withdrew his fire—until the day when men withdraw their vultures.
Ayn Rand
Vultures are homely, but they clean up all the garbage and that’s good. And they’re elegant in the sky.
Roger Tory Peterson
There’s a real difference between venture capitalism and vulture capitalism. Venture capitalism we like. Vulture capitalism, no. And the fact of the matter is that he’s going to have to face up to this at some time or another, and South Carolina is as good a place to draw that line in the sand as any.
Rick Perry
To feel keenly the poetry of a morning’s roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness.
Henri Frederic Amiel
Women are one and all a set of vultures.
Prometheus, I have no Titan’s might,
Yet I, too, must each dusk renew my heart,
For daytime’s vulture talons tear apart
The tender alcoves built by love at night.
Philip Jose Farmer
Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.
Amy Lowell
Man’s hope can paint a purple picture, can transform a soaring vulture into a noble eagle or moaning dove.
Ralph Ellison
An original thought would crack your feeble skull like a thunderbolt, you craven vulture.
Christopher Moore
From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the ‘natural services’ that keep the economy going
Tony Juniper
In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.
W. Somerset Maugham
Despicable creatures, vultures: without a doubt the most disgusting birds ever. I suppose they served their purpose, but did they have to be so greasy and ugly? Couldn’t we have cute fuzzy rabbits that cleaned up roadkill instead?
Rick Riordan
Man must get back to himself before he can learn his relation to his fellows. Prometheus chained to the Rock of Ages is doomed to remain the prey of the vultures of darkness. Unbind Prometheus, and you dispel the night and its horrors.
Emma Goldman
Writers are also sort of like vultures, but with fewer ethics.
Libba Bray
Someone said to me, “How’s your rabbit food?” I said, “Fine.” … “How’s your vulture food?”
Doug Graham
Elvis is bound to be dead. Look at all the vultures in his vicinity.
Sharyn McCrumb
I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.
Debbie Harry