Samuel Beckett - Desmond Morris - Genesis 2:19&20 - Koran 6:38 - David Attenborough TV - Carl Sagan - Albert Einstein - Jonathan Sacks - Richard Dawkins - Vivienne Westwood - J G Ballard - Jayne Mansfield - Alice Walker - M F Moonzajer - George Orwell - Mary Shelley - Monty Python -
2,202. You can’t drive such creatures away. The best thing is to kill them. (Life’s Like That & Creature & Kill) Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot starring Stephen Brennan & Barry McGovern & Johnny Murphy & Sam McGovern et al, director Michael Lindsay-Hogg
4,583. Despite mankind’s great advances with abstract ideas and manufactured objects we remain nonetheless creatures of vigorous animal action. (Man & Psychology & Animals & Action & Creatures) Desmond Morris, author The Naked Ape
55,901. And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him. (Adam & Eve & Animals & Names & Creature) Genesis 2:19&20
51,672. There is not an animal in the earth, nor a flying creature flying on two wings, but they are peoples like unto you. We have neglected nothing in the Book (of Our decrees). Then unto their Lord they will be gathered. (Animals & Creatures) Koran 6:38
2,106. Mammals: they first appeared about 180 million years ago. That’s December 12th on our calendar. And the earliest of them certainly looked like some little insect-eating creatures that still thrive today. (Animals & Mammals & Creatures) David Attenborough: Life on Earth: Mammals (revised series)
52,789. The creatures that were mine, I say – or changed ’em
Or else new formed ’em. William Shakespeare, The Tempest I ii 82-83, Prospero
40,794. For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love. (Love & Creatures) Carl Sagan
51,575. Our task must be to free ourselves ... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it's beauty. (Nature & Creatures) Albert Einstein
52,791. We are biological creatures. We are born, we live, we die. There is no transcendent purpose to existence. At best we are creatures of reason, and by using reason we can cure ourselves of emotional excess. Purged of both hope and fear, we find courage in the face of helplessness, insignificance and uncertainty. Jonathan Sacks
52,792. For the first half of geological time our ancestors were bacteria. Most creatures still are bacteria, and each one of our trillions of cells is a colony of bacteria. (Creatures & Bacteria & Cells) Richard Dawkins
52,793. We are the most amazing creatures that this world has ever produced, but we seem to also have this herd mentality; we seem to be the most stupid, also. Vivienne Westwood
52,794. The Enlightenment view of mankind is a complete myth. It leads us into thinking we’re sane and rational creatures most of the time, and we're not. (Creatures & Rational) J G Ballard
52,795. Men are creatures with two legs and eight hands. (Creatures & Man & Hands) Jayne Mansfield
52,796. We must begin seeing other creatures as equal. Existence makes us all equal. (Creatures & Existence & Equality) Alice Walker
52,797. We cannot make peace with people who are not peaceful with innocent creatures. (Creatures & Peace) M F Moonzajer
52,798. We are the most disgusting and obnoxious creatures; we can’t succeed, and we won’t let others too. M F Moonzajer
52,087. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which. (Animal & Creature) George Orwell, Animal Farm
52,059. The natural world is full of extraordinarily shaped creatures, but how have the stretched bodies of some given them an edge? (Animals & Creatures) Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities: Stretched to the Limit
5,890. It will not be humans that watch the sun’s demise six billion years from now. Any creatures that then do exist will be as different from us as we are from bacteria or amoeba. (Evolution & Creatures) Christopher Hitchens, lecture 6th October 2009
73,579. All men hate the wretched; how, then, must I be hated, who am miserable beyond all living things! Yet you, my creator, detest and spurn me, thy creature, to whom thou art bound by ties only dissoluble by the annihilation of one of us. (Frankenstein & Monster & Creature & Horror) Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
95,834. All things dull and ugly
All creatures short and squat
All things rude and nasty
The Lord God made the lot.
Each little snake that poisons
Each little wasp that stings
He made their brutish venom
He made their horrid wings.
All things sick and cancerous
All evil great and small,
All things foul and dangerous
The Lord God made them all.
Each nasty little hornet
Each beastly little squid
Who made the spiky urchin?
Who made the sharks? He did!
All things scabbed and ulcerous
All pox both great and small
Putrid, foul and gangrenous
The Lord God made them all. (Creatures & Animals) Monty Python, Monty Python’s Contractual Album