Proverbs and quotes about birds.
Total found: 53
“Stand by the grey stone when the thrush knocks, and the setting sun with the last light of Durin's Day will shine upon the keyhole.”
The Hobbit – Chapter 3 – A Short Rest
(Moonletters on the map.)
‘Bilbo Baggins, a bur…, a hobbit,’ said poor Bilbo, shaking all over, and wondering how to make owl noises before they throttled him.
The Hobbit – Chapter 2 – Roast Mutton
(Bilbo caught by the trolls.)
… the Baselisk has a murderous stare, and all who are fixed with the beam of its eye shall suffer instant death. Spiders flee before the Baselisk, for it is their mortal enemy, and the Baselisk flees only from the crowing of the rooster, which is fatal to it.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
… their small knives, the only weapons they had, would have been of no use against the arrows of the elves that could hit a bird’s eye in the dark.
The Hobbit – Chapter 9 – Barrels Out of Bond
(About the dwarves.)
A bird in hand is worth two in a bush.
(Be happy with what you have.)
A blind crow may sometimes find a grain of wheat.
A deaf insect hears words in the belly of a bird
A swallow does not make the summer.
(One good event does not mean that everything is going to be fine.)
All birds will flock to a fruitful tree.
An eagle does not catch flies.
As free as a bird.
((completely free to do what you want and without any worries))
As free as a caged bird.
Behold, you are fair, my love; behold, you are fair; you have doves’ eyes within your locks: your hair is as a flock of goats, that appear from mount Gilead.
Song of Solomon
Birds of a feather flock together.
Bless the flowers and the weeds, my birds and bees.
Both the cockroach and the bird would get along very well without us, although the cockroach would miss us most.
Joseph Wood Krutch
Dogs don’t like bananas, but can’t bear to think chickens eat them.
Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched.
(Don’t expect everything to be successful.)
Eagles don’t catch flies.
Even a blind dove finds a grain of wheat at times.
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For a Dutch language page with proverbs about birds, see: vogels.