Why do birds sing in the morning?

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(This page dedicated to Chitraparna Sinha)

Why do birds sing in the morning? It’s the triumphant shout: “We got through another night!”

An Enid Bagnold Quote

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Peacock courting peahen

An Indian Blue Peacock (rear) courts a peahen (front). 'Fred' the Peacock tries to woo an unsuspecting Peahen. The Peacock, Pavo cristatus (Linnaeus), is the national bird of India.

The Indian Peafowl is a resident breeder in the Indian subcontinent. The peacock is designated as the national bird of India and the provincial bird of the Punjab (India).

The term peafowl can refer to the two species of bird in the genus Pavo of the pheasant family, Phasianidae. Peafowl are best known for the male’s extravagant tail, which it displays as part of courtship. The male is called a peacock, and the female a peahen.

 

 

Some Famous Bird Quotes

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Why do birds sing in the morning? It’s the triumphant shout: “We got through another night!”
Enid Bagnold

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Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.
John Benfield

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The birds are moulting. If only man could moult also – his mind once a year its errors, his heart once a year its useless passions.
James Allen

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Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.
Dilbert – Character created by Scott Adams.

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No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake

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The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
John Berry

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The state bird of New York is the Jaywalk.
Archie Bulger

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There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.
Robert Lynd

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The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.
Andy Warhol

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Use the talents you possess – for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.
Henry Van Dyke

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Birds are taken with pipes that imitate their own voices, and men with those sayings that are most agreeable to their own opinions.
Samuel Butler

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God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.
Jacques Deval

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Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them.
Martin H. Fischer

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It’s a good thing we have gravity, or else when birds died they’d just stay right up there. Hunters would be all confused.
Steven Wright

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Poetry is like a bird, it ignores all frontiers.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of the birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song.
Rachel Carson

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You know that if I were reincarnated, I’d want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates or envies him, or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered and he can eat anything.
William Faulkner

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If I could come back as anything – I’d be a bird, first, but definitely the command key is my second choice.
Nikki Giovanni

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You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatever about the bird . . . So let’s look at the bird and see what it’s doing – that’s what counts. I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
Richard P. Feynman

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I wish the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country; he is a bird of bad moral character . . . like those among men who live by sharping and robbing, he is generally poor, and often very lousy . . . the turkey is a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America.
Benjamin Franklin

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Be like the bird in flight . . . pausing a while on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, yet sings knowing yet, that she has wings.
Victor Marie Hugo

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Different people have different duties assigned to them by Nature; Nature has given one the power or the desire to do this, the other that. Each bird must sing with his own throat.
Henrik Ibsen

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Magpie, n.: A bird whose theivish disposition suggested to someone that it might be taught to talk.
Ambrose Bierce

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Ostrich, n.: A large bird to which (for its sins, doubtless) nature has denied that hinder toe in which so many pious naturalists have seen a conspicuous evidence of design. The absence of a good working pair of wings is no defect, for, as has been ingeniously pointed out, the ostrich does not fly.
Ambrose Bierce

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God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest.
Josiah Gilbert Holland

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Turkey, n. A large bird whose flesh when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude. Incidentally, it is pretty good eating.
Ambrose Bierce

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Growing up, my Mom always claimed to feel bad when a bird would slam head-first into our living room window. If she “really” felt bad, though, she’d have moved the bird feeder outside.
Rich Johnson

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There is an eagle in me that wants to soar, and there is a hippopotamus in me that wants to wallow in the mud.
Carl Sandburg

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If the bird does like its cage, and does like its sugar, and will not leave it, why keep the door so very carefully shut?
Olive Schreiner

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Women and birds are able to see without turning their heads, and that is indeed a necessary provision for they are both surrounded by enemies.
James Stephens

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Bird watching is a bloodless expression of manÕs primitive hunting instincts. We have substituted binoculars and cameras for the gun, but we still seek a trophy – A new species on a life list, or photographs of one of earthÕs rarest and most exquisite creatures. Our search may take us no farther than a nearby meadow – Or it can lead to the cloud forests of tropical mountains.
James A. Kern

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If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.
Nikita Khrushchev

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Her beauty was sold For an old man’s gold, She’s a bird in a gilded cage.
Arthur J. Lamb

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Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Harper Lee

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“What kind of bird are you, if you can’t fly?” said he. To this the duck replied, “What kind of bird are you if you can’t swim?” and dived into the pond.
Sergei Prokofiev

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A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

Take Fate by the Throat

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A statesman is an easy man, He tells his lies by rote; A journalist makes up his lies And takes you by the throat; So stay at home and drink your beer And let the neighbours vote.
William Butler Yeats

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Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
Martin H. Fischer

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He was the mildest manner’d man That ever scuttled ship or cut a throat.
Lord Byron

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I resolved to take Fate by the throat and shake the living out of her.
Louisa May Alcott

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The llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat With an indolent expression and an undulating throat – Like an unsuccessful literary man.
Hilaire Belloc

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You need that guy like a giraffe needs a strep throat.
Ann Landers

 

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Some India Quotes

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To see this place would truly be worth a trip to India in itself, and from the spirit of the religion that lived here one can learn more in an hour of viewing than from all the books ever written.
Rudolf Otto

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This 21st century economy holds great promise for our people. But unless we give all Americans the skills they need to succeed, countries like India and China will take good-paying jobs that should be ours.
Harry Reid

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They didn’t even like Margaret Thatcher but at least there was Margaret Thatcher. There have been women, you know, Sonia Gandhi for heaven’s sakes in India.
Kate Clinton

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The wealth of a nation consists not in its mass of material things, but in its system. The natural resources of South America are not inferior to those of the United States, but the wealth of the two regions is vastly different. The land of India is far richer than that of Japan, but the comparative wealth of the two nations is reversed.
George Brockway

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India is a geographical term. It is no more a United Nation than the Equator.
Winston Churchill

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American workers won’t be able to compete fairly for jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
Andy Stern

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To balance China, the democracies will need new friends – and India with its fast-growing economy, youthful population, and democratic politics seems the obvious candidate.
David Frum

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A Passage to India. It is my favourite movie.
Maurice Jarre

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Also, it is interesting that developing countries, with China and India perhaps in the lead, where the future of the global environment will be decided are now on board with the case for sustainable development.
Maurice Strong

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There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
Indira Gandhi

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There is light at the end of the tunnel for India, but it’s that of an oncoming train which will run them over.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

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Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
Mohandas Gandhi

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The history of the white man in India really jumped up and bit me in the neck.
Roland Joffe

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China and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand.
Mukesh Ambani

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The sovereignty of scriptures of all religions must come to an end if we want to have a united integrated modern India.
B. R. Ambedkar

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Because if you don’t have a great workforce, a great higher education system, you’re not going to have the next eBay, the next AmGen, the next, you know, Miasole, and not only California but America is going to fall behind a whole new competitive context which is obviously China, India, and other countries.
Meg Whitman

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Then India, everyone has his own idea of India.
J. Milton Hayes

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Cinema in India is like brushing your teeth in the morning. You can’t escape it.
Shahrukh Khan

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Each year India and China produce four million graduates compared with just over 250,000 in Britain.
Gordon Brown

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Europe is merely powerful; India is beautiful.
Savitri Devi

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Few service industries are designed to be 24×7 in India, and thus there was no 24×7 mentality.
Sanjay Kumar

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Finally, we should help developing nations like China and India curb their exponentially increasing consumption of oil and natural gas, which is driving world prices higher.
Bobby Jindal

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For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.
Rajiv Gandhi

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Four hundred million in India, and millions everywhere, have told you, precisely, that the colored people are not going to die for anybody: they are going to die for their independence.
Paul Robeson

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Gandhi became my role model. I have always been interested in Eastern philosophy. Since early in my life I’ve been fascinated by India, and I have spent a great deal of time traveling in that country.
Bianca Jagger

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Gandhi has asked that the British Government should walk out of India and leave the Indian people to settle differences among themselves, even if it means chaos and confusion.
Stafford Cripps

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I am firmly convinced that, in future years, China and India will join hands in playing a more active role in maintaining peace and stability in the region and the world at large and make due contribution to the cause of human progress and development.
Li Peng

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I have a high degree of confidence about India’s growth potential in IT.
Sanjay Kumar

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I have been particularly struck with the overwhelming evidence which is given as to the fitness of the natives of India for high offices and employments.
Richard Cobden

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India Conquered and dominated China culturally for 20 centuries without ever having to send a single soldier across her border.
Hu Shih

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I like the evening in India, the one magic moment when the sun balances on the rim of the world, and the hush descends, and ten thousand civil servants drift homeward on a river of bicycles, brooding on the Lord Krishna and the cost of living.
James Cameron

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I noted that people are happy here in India. When I went back home, people had everything in the materialistic sense and were surrounded with abundance, but they were not happy.
Goldie Hawn

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India happens to be a rich country inhabited by very poor people.
Manmohan Singh

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I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat.
Thomas Friedman

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Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or India one is greeted with gracious respect.
James Broughton

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I went to Kerala in India, to learn Ayurveda, which was fantastic.
Leslie Caron

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In India, one has to plan according to the monsoons.
Roland Joffe

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In the space of a decade, China and India have emerged as dramatic, dynamic competitors.
Peter Mandelson

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I’ve always been fascinated by activists, people who will devote their life to a cause, people who go to India and to Africa and put their life in jeopardy to do what they believe is right.
Rachel Weisz

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If there is one place on the face of earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India.
Romain Rolland

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Violent means will give violent freedom. That would be a menace to the world and to India herself.
Mohandas Gandhi

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In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.
Abdul Kalam

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We will be remembered only if we give to our younger generation a prosperous and safe India, resulting out of economic prosperity coupled with civilizational heritage.
Abdul Kalam

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When the railways of France, Germany and India were breaking down through age, it was the Americans who rebuilt them.
Gordon Sinclair

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We’re living in a time when the world has suddenly discovered India because it’s run out of raw material for its imagination. The raw materials for imagination are inexhaustible here.
Deepak Chopra

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India is the meeting place of the religions and among these Hinduism alone is by itself a vast and complex thing, not so much a religion as a great diversified and yet subtly unified mass of spiritual thought, realization and aspiration.
Sri Aurobindo

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Well, I am from India and I wanted to make films in English for the international market in India. So that was really the main thing, and then of course economically it was cheaper to make films in India.
Ismail Merchant

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When I die India will be found engraved on my heart.
Queen Mary

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We believe that the United States and the rest of the international community can play a useful role by exerting influence on Pakistan to put a permanent and visible end to cross-border terrorism against India.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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My sisters and I were fortunate to travel through Asia and Europe at very young ages. We confronted extraordinary beauty in Athens and unspeakable poverty in India.
Mary Chapin Carpenter

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We regard those other cultures, such as that of India, where many people live and believe and behave much as they did 1,000 or 2,000 years ago, as undeveloped.
Arthur Erickson

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Unless India stands up to the world, no one will respect us. In this world, fear has no place. Only strength respects strength.
Abdul Kalam

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Pink is the navy blue of India.
Diana Vreeland

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India is a curious place that still preserves the past, religions, and its history. No matter how modern India becomes, it is still very much an old country.
Anita Desai

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Tell me, why is the media here so negative? Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation. We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
Abdul Kalam

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It’s easy to set a story anywhere if you get a good guidebook and get some basic street names, and some descriptions, but, for me, yes, I am indebted to my travels to India for several of the stories.
Jhumpa Lahiri

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India is a geographical term. It is no more a united nation than the Equator.
Winston Churchill

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Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today’s crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena, being sexy is an asset.
Aishwarya Rai

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India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples.
Sri Aurobindo

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My family said that I wanted to act even when I was a child living on a tea plantation in the jungle in India.
Julie Christie

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India profoundly changed my outlook on life because you see how people can be content and very happy with little or even no possessions. It’s the reverse of the West.
Gary Wright

 

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