Mammals quotes:

  • It's very likely that most mammals have consciousness, and probably birds, too. -- Richard Dawkins
  • The difference between humans and other mammals is that we know how to accessorize. -- Madeleine Albright
  • Mammals are very close to us, but bugs are strange. They're more mysterious and exotic. -- Isabella Rossellini
  • Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen. The majority of them weren't even mammals. -- Robert Anton Wilson
  • Mammals of every species indulge in play. Games are Nature's way of preparing us to face difficult realities. -- Daniel Suarez
  • Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group. -- Peter Singer
  • Mammals are sentient beings that want to live and are afraid to die. Evolution vouchsafed us all with an instinct to survive, reproduce and flourish. -- Michael Shermer
  • We already live a very long time for mammals, getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant. It never seems enough though, does it? -- David Brin
  • There's no particular evidence that any of the lower mammals or any of the other animals have any interest in aesthetics at all. But Homo sapiens does, always has and always will. -- Jock Sturges
  • Dinosaurs are built just like birds - they can squat down, they can get up. Mammals, when we lay down, we throw our legs out to the sides - birds cannot do that. Dinosaurs could not do that either. -- Jack Horner
  • Mammals require three essentials in life, identity, stimulation, and security, and by far the most important of these three psychological cornerstones is identity. -- David Sheldrick
  • I am really a sea creature. Just a mammal that lost its fins. -- Kathleen Quinlan
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  • We know virtually all of the genes known to mammals. We do not know all of the combinations. -- Craig Venter
  • To me it seems that the warm blooded dinosaurs replaced advanced mammal ancestors that were warm blooded, also. -- Robert T. Bakker
  • We're animals. We're born like every other mammal and we live our whole lives around disguised animal thoughts. -- Barbara Kingsolver
  • Perhaps the most mysterious of all mammals is the male Homo sapiens. Indeed, many anthropologists classify the group as a subspecies. -- Patricia Marx
  • We haven't been able yet to determine in terms of genes what makes a human being a human and not another mammal. -- Walter Gilbert
  • All mammals undergo a certain degree of diversification. Darwin knew that. When he drew a family tree, it had many branches on it. -- Donald Johanson
  • With mammals the male appears to win the female much more through the law of battle than through the display of his charms. -- Charles Darwin
  • For nearly 2 million years, our ancestors survived and thrived and spread across the planet because they could run other mammals into heat exhaustion. -- Christopher McDougall
  • Geologists are rapidly becoming convinced that the mammals spread from their central Asian point of origin largely because of great variations in climate. -- Ellsworth Huntington
  • When I visit my brother in South Africa, I order things I've only seen in zoos. Little deers and kudu, all the mammals you would never think of eating. -- Chuck Palahniuk
  • It's something I was very hesitant about, but we're the only mammals who don't ingest our own placentas. It's not witchcrafty or anything! I suggest it to all moms! -- January Jones
  • We may have charted all the continents on the planet, and we may have discovered all the mammals, but that doesn't mean that there's nothing left to explore on Earth. -- Nathan Wolfe
  • However, further research has shown that it is the normal condition for humans and for most other mammals. It seems pretty clear why this is the case for most mammals and for most human beings. -- Marvin Harris
  • The urgency to mate persists in all people as in all other mammals because of the evolutionary drive to continue the species, the inborn imperative for genes to reproduce and hormonal differences that evolved over millions of years. -- Lynn Margulis
  • I have always found small mammals enough like ourselves to feel that I could understand what their lives would be like, and yet different enough to make it a sort of adventure and exploration to see what they were doing. -- Donald Griffin
  • I've become sort of an accidental advocate for attachment parenting, which is a style of parenting that... basically, the way mammals parent and the way people have parented for pretty much all of human history except the last 200 years or so. -- Mayim Bialik
  • Thousands of years ago, humans domesticated every possible large wild mammal species fulfilling all those criteria and worth domesticating, with the result that there have been no valuable additions of domestic animals in recent times, despite the efforts of modern science. -- Jared Diamond
  • There have only been about a half dozen genuinely important events in the four-billion-year saga of life on Earth: single-celled life, multicelled life, differentiation into plants and animals, movement of animals from water to land, and the advent of mammals and consciousness. -- Elon Musk
  • The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals. -- Christopher Hitchens
  • The whole reason people fill their homes with furry carnivores and not with, say, iguanas and turtles, is because mammals offer something no reptile ever will. They give affection, they want affection, and respond to our emotions the way we do to theirs. -- Frans de Waal
  • What the Kinseyites and I had in common so long ago was the knowledge that homosexual and heterosexual behavior are natural to all mammals, and that what differs from individual to individual is the balance between these two complementary but not necessarily conflicted drives. -- Gore Vidal
  • Warm-bloodedness is one of the key factors that have enabled mammals to conquer the Earth, and to develop the most complex bodies in the animal kingdom. In this series, we will travel the world to discover just how varied and how astonishing mammals are. -- David Attenborough
  • There are good reasons why natural selection has become widely accepted as an explanation of evolutionary development. When applied to mammals and other large animals, it fits perfectly. But we cannot assume that all evolutionary steps arise from selection, particularly when looking at smaller animals. -- John Tyler Bonner
  • Compared with mammals, birds have relatively large eyes. In simple terms, a bigger eye means better vision, and excellent vision is essential for avoiding collisions in flight, or for capturing fast-moving or camouflaged prey. Birds' eyes, however, are deceptive - they are bigger than they look. -- Tim Birkhead
  • The industrial way we fish for seafood is harming the marine habitats that all ocean life depends upon. Indiscriminate commercial fishing practices that include miles of driftnets, long lines with thousands of lethal hooks and bottom trawls are ruining ocean ecosystems by killing non-seafood species, including sea turtles and marine mammals. -- Ted Danson
  • We have chosen to bring future generations into this world of rising seas and warming temperatures, droughts and floods, heat waves and wildfires, a world in which one in four mammals and one in eight birds are at risk of disappearing forever. While the damage we've done is irreversible, that doesn't give us the right to do nothing. -- Leonor Varela
  • All Nature bristles with the marks of interrogation-among the grass and the petals of flowers, amidst the feathers of birds and the hairs of mammals, on mountain and moorland, in sea and sky-everywhere. It is one of the joys of life to discover those marks of interrogation, these unsolved and half-solved problems and try to answer their questions. -- J. Arthur Thomson
  • How come Aquaman can control whales? They're mammals! Makes no sense." -- Andy Weir
  • The nutritive substances used in greatest quantities by mammals are carbohydrates. -- Bernardo Houssay
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  • Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals. -- Dave Barry
  • Homo sapiens are the only mammals who intentionally hold Beard Of Bees competitions. -- Dana Gould
  • There are 400,000 species of beetles on this planet, but only 8,000 species of mammals. -- John B. S. Haldane
  • The old age of lower mammals presents characters similar to those found in man. -- Elie Metchnikoff
  • But human borders mean nothing to air, water, windblown soil or seeds or migrating fish, birds or mammals. -- David Suzuki
  • It only takes twenty generations of selective breeding to create large differences or appearance and behavior in other mammals. -- Jonathan Haidt
  • One week ago I said that cloning of mammals was years away... it is fun to be alive at this point in history. -- Anders Sandberg
  • The mind has grown to its present state of consciousness as an acorn grows into an oak, or as saurians developed into mammals. -- Carl Jung
  • The picture's pretty bleak, gentlemen... The world's climates are changing, the mammals are taking over, and we all have a brain about the size of a walnut. -- Gary Larson
  • Man, the most complicated of the animals, has a relatively short gestation period. Beyond that, he will be born, unlike most mammals, in a ridiculously helpless state. -- Willard Gaylin
  • The human species is no more unsuited to give birth than any other of the 5,000 or so species of mammals on the planet. We are merely the most confused. -- Ina May Gaskin
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  • Huge mammals surrounded us, any one of whom could easily overturn our stupid little boat. Tripod would drown. I would drown. Joe would undoubtedly be rescued by mermaids seduced by his beauty. -- Kristan Higgins
  • Many images of animals, mammals or birds, resurface regularly in my narratives. They are not symbols, but chromatic benchmarks. For me, music has always been the perfect construction - an inaccessible ideal. -- Dumitru Tepeneag
  • Where else is fatness at a premium? The answer is clear. There are two classes of mammals which are liable to accumulate large quantities of adipose tissue - hibernating mammals and aquatic mammals. -- Elaine Morgan
  • I think midwifery was developed by people with common sense, people who were close to nature, and people who observed other species of mammals and saw that there were lessons there to be learned. -- Ina May Gaskin
  • I am a vegetarian because I realized that even little chickens suffer pain and fear, experience a range of feelings and emotions, and are as intelligent as mammals, including dogs, cats, and even some primates. -- Paul McCartney
  • Diet is a matter of personal preference, but if you're interested in the advanced states of meditation, eating mammals should be avoided. They have a more evolved consciousness and can affect your attention field greatly. -- Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell