The birds will soon settle that question.

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.

You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.

Blackbirds are the cellos of the deep farms

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

A forest bird never wants a cage.

Birds of a feather will gather together.

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

If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.

Birds are indicators of the environment. If they are in trouble, we know we’ll soon be in trouble.

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.

The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.

Better a debauched canary than a pious wolf.

When birds burp, it must taste like bugs.

I was honestly very nervous of Constance Wheatcroft. And I wasn’t the only one. Her entire family was afraid of her. Dogs were afraid of her. Bindweed in the hedge would wither as she passed; birds would forget their nesting instincts and fly back to north Africa at the sound of her hideous cries.

I know why the caged bird sings.

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.

Use what talents you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.