Something about Ducks
Duck is the common name for a number of species in the Anatidae family of birds. The ducks are divided between several subfamilies in the Anatidae family.
Ducks are mostly aquatic birds, mostly smaller than the swans and geese, and may be found in both fresh water and sea water.
Ducks are sometimes confused with several types of unrelated water birds with similar forms, such as loons or divers, grebes, gallinules, and coots.
Ducks exploit a variety of food sources such as grasses, aquatic plants, fish, insects, small amphibians, worms, and small molluscs.
Diving ducks and sea ducks forage deep underwater. To be able to submerge more easily, the diving ducks are heavier than dabbling ducks, and therefore have more difficulty taking off to fly.
Dabbling ducks feed on the surface of water or on land, or as deep as they can reach by up-ending without completely submerging.
Swans and geese are not considered ducks.
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A fellow with the inventiveness of Albert Einstein but with the attention span of Daffy Duck.
– Tom Shales
A few feathers short of a whole duck
– Author unknown
A peasant will stand on the top of a hill for a very long time with his mouth open, before a roast duck will fly in
Always behave like a duck – keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath
– Jacob Braude
Always do that, wild duck. Stick at the bottom. Deep as they can get. . . . And so they never come up again.
– Henrik Ibsen
An author in a Trappist monastery is like a duck in a chicken coop. And he would give anything in the world to be a chicken instead of a duck.
– Thomas Merton
And who so happy,- O who, / As the Duck and the Kangaroo?
– Edward Lear
Angel-duck, angel-duck, winged and silly, / Pouring a watering-pot over a lily.
– Charles Lamb
Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
– Michael Caine
Being born in a duck yard does not matter, if only you are hatched from a swan’s egg.
– Hans Christian Andersen
Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks.
– Eric Sevareid, journalist. (1912-1992)
Desperate ducks commit desperate acts!
– Howard T. Duck
Don’t duck the most difficult problems. That just insures that the hardest…
– Norman Vincent Peale
Don’t quack like a duck, soar like an eagle.
– Ken Blanchard
Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide
– Hebrew Proverb
Every duck has his limit, and you scum have pushed me over the line!
– Howard T. Duck
Happy as a duck in water
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain
– Douglas Jerrold
Hold-fast is the only dog, my duck.
– William Shakespeare
Honey, I forgot to duck. (to his wife, on losing the World Heavyweight title)
– Jack Dempsey
I am a still friend with Dave Crosby, he’s a weird duck but I like him a lot.
– Peter Tork
I look like a duck. It’s the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck.
– Michelle Pfeiffer
I took the process of doing as much myself as I could like a duck to water. I set up my own label and publishing, etc, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago.
– David Knopfler
I want to keep audiences off balance, so they don’t know who I am or how to take me. If I duck and weave, as Frank Bruno might say, I’ll have a longer shelf life.
– Robert Carlyle
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
– Douglas Adams
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, looks like a duck, it must be a duck
If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck’s back.
– Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
If you should rear a duck in the heart of the Sahara, no doubt it would swim if you brought it to the Nile.
– Mark Twain
I’m like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath.
– Fred Shero
I’m the lamest lame duck there could be.
– George Wallace
In the first State of the Union of his second term, President Bush made clear to Americans tonight that he is not going to play the role of a lame duck President.
– Jim Sensenbrenner
It is to be regretted that domestication has seriously deteriorated the moral character of the duck. In a wild state, he is a faithful husband…..but no sooner is he domesticated than he becomes polygamous, and makes nothing of owning ten or a dozen wives at a time.
– Isabella Beeton
It rolled like water off a duck’s back
It rolled off my back like a duck
– Samuel Goldwyn
It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I’d been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.
– Cat Stevens
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*Quotes taken from many sources, some with no source information.
Authenticity not guaranteed. Quotes displayed as found.
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