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70 Zebra Quotes on Individuality & Uniqueness

1. “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know, depending how far beyond zebra you go.” – Dr. Seuss

2. “When you hear hoof beats, think of horses, not zebras.” – Chloe Benjamin

3. “I asked the Zebra, ‘Are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes?’ And the zebra asked me, ‘Are you good with bad habits? Or are you bad with good habits?’” –

4. “I try to compensate for my lack of long-distance endurance by having good form. I’m told that my running style is quite majestic. That’s probably because I learned to run by watching nature films in which frightened zebras.” – Scott Adams

5. “Everytime I look at a zebra, I can’t figure out whether it’s black with white stripes or white with black stripes, and that frustrates me.” – Jodi Picoult

6. “If black and white are too different and separate calories, zebras wouldn’t have both.” – Mohamed Nur Hashi

7. “Butterflies, and zebras, and moonbeams, and fairy tales—that’s all she ever thinks about riding with the wind.” –

8. “Terrorists are like zebras; those having more white stripes than black are good terrorists, those with more black stripes than white are bad ones.” – Shahid Hussein Raja

9. “How fast does a zebra have to run before it looks gray.” – Demetri Martin

10. “We’d just released a zebra in Las Vegas.” – Rick Riordan

11. “I could sit and watch nature documentaries with Jenks and the kids the rest of the night if I wanted. And trust me, watching a dozen pixies scream as a crocodile chomped on a zebra was something not to be missed. They invariably cheered for the crocodile, not the zebra.” – Kim Harrison

12. “I stand in the center aisle of the auditorium, a wounded zebra in a National Geographic special, looking for someone, anyone to sit next to. A predator approaches: gray jock buzz cut, whistle around a neck thicker than his head. Probably a social studies teacher, hired to coach a blood sport.” – Laurie Halse Anderson

13. “I’ve eaten , the still hot meat from a zebra killed by a lion, and maggots which give you 70 calories to the ounce.” – Bear Grylls

14. “I love a wild animal print. Not just a leopard print—I’m talking about a tiger or zebra print, too.” – Tan France

15. “A zebra does not change its spots.” – Al Gore

16. “I suddenly realized. The zebra—it is not something outside of us. The zebra is something inside of us. Our fears. Our own self-destructive nature. The zebra is the worst part of us when we are face-to-face with our worst times. The demon is us!” – Garth Stein

17. “I turned around, stepped over the Zebra, and threw myself overboard.” – Yann Martel

18. “I’m not fighting with myself. Oh, my God. That’s how I am. You know the story of the hippo? The hippo comes to the monkey and said, ‘Listen, I’m not a hippo.’ So, he painted himself like a zebra. He said, ‘But he’s still a hippo.’” – Marat Safin

19. “Most of us are animal lovers. We insist that we love all animals equally—the hamster, the weasel, and the zebra—but if pressed, we will admit to being either person or a dog person.” – Nicole Hollander

20. “There is more difference between a zebra and a horse, or between a dolphin and a porpoise, than there is between you and the furry creatures your distant ancestors left behind when they set out to take over the world.” – Bill Bryson

21. “One wants to move through life with elegance and grace, blossoming infrequently, but with exquisite taste, and perfect timing, like a rare bloom, a zebra orchid. One wants, but one so seldom gets what one wants, does one?” – Tony Kushner

22. “Zebras don’t change their stripes, and war criminals don’t repent.” – Jodi Picoult

23. “My scars were reflecting the mist in your headlights. I looked like a neon zebra, shaking rain off her stripes.” – Fiona Apple

24. “Has it ever struck you as odd that humans are the only creatures on the planet who wear clothes? Everything else, from aardvarks to zebras, is running around in its birthday suit, blissfully unclear of the concept of underpants. Why don’t people do the same?” – Linda Bender

25. “I can give or take elephants; I never can find the , but the zebras captivate me. They’d be one of the few things that would fit if we were lucky enough to live in a world that’s black or white.” – Jodi Picoult

26. “When you see a lion tearing apart a zebra, what sort of divine order do you see there? What we see there is nothing but savagery, injustice, and chaos. In short, we see a primitive disorder, we see an evolutionary cruelty and a primitive disturbance deprived of any kind of ethics!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

27. “And the emu, not standing up to the cassowary, accompanied the cassowary on their continued journey of the safari, never to return because a zebra herd trapped them back into pre-color television times indefinitely.” – J.S. Maison

28. “The zebra is striped all over so that the lion can see him and eat him. Some people say he is striped so that the lion can not see him. These people believe that the stripes of the zebra simulate the bars of sunlight falling through the tall jungle grasses and that therefore the zebra is invisible and that the earth is flat.” – Will Cuppy

29. “Zebras were a rare legendary creature that had finally been decided to be mythical. Then there’s a certain sort of person who would ignore dragons, who would never bother to look at dragons, and chase after rumors of zebras. The grass is always greener on the other side of reality. Which is rather setting ourselves up for , eh? If we cannot take joy in the merely real, our lives shall be empty indeed.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky

30. “Scientists think they can now clone an all-white zebra. Now, I’m no expert, but isn’t that a horse?” – Jay Leno

31. “I very much like Kenya. It’s hard to beat the Masai Mara and the idea of ballooning across it. I had a great time at Lewa. There’s more rhinos than you’ll find anywhere. A great part for the children is you can ride horses with the giraffes and the zebra.” – Mark Burnett

32. “Elephants, it turns out, are surprisingly stealthy. As the sunlight fades, other species declare their presence. Throngs of zebras and wildebeests thunder by in the distance, trailing dust clouds. Cape buffalo snort and raise their horns and position themselves in front of their young. Giraffes stare over treetops, their huge brown eyes blinking, then lope away in seeming slow motion. But no elephants.” – Thomas French

33. “For example, the main reason zebras never got domesticated is that they’re ultra-high-fear. Zebras may bite people and not let go. They injure more people in zoos than the .” – Temple Grandin

34. “Prey animals such as zebras and antelope have eyes at the sides of their heads, but a predator’s eyes face forward. Always show the cat your face. Let her see where your eyes are, and she’ll know you’re a predator, too. She’ll think twice before attacking.” – Tess Gerritsen

35. “God must’ve had a blast painting the stripes on the zebra, hanging the stars in the sky, putting the gold in the sunset. What creativity!” – Max Lucado

36. “Behold the zebra on the plains, and shudder at his mighty manes!” –

37. “I’m saying let’s go see if we can find some horses or zebras before we start a unicorn hunt.” – James S.A. Corey

38. “Somewhere, the zebra is dancing.” – Garth Stein

39. “Anything was possible. When you hear hooves, you , but you can’t discount zebras.” – Paula Hawkins

40. “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” – William Shakespeare

41. “But trust me when I tell you that the zebra is real.” – Garth Stein

42. “In my experience, nobody gets to lead a totally charmed existence. Nobody escapes the pitfalls of being a human being. It’s what separates us from the zebras. Or that’s my theory anyway.” – Sarah Kate-Lynch

43. “Zebra babies can flat-out run within an hour of being born, because if they can’t, they’re dead. We were like zebras, so poor we didn’t know how poor we were, and tough and independent because there wasn’t any other way to be.” – Willie Parker

44. “But now that I know it’s possible for a couple of zebras to outsmart a crocodile, life is starting to look up.” – Sarah Weeks

45. “I secretly want to be a zebra. That is why I always wear stripes.” –

46. “I finally got around to reading the dictionary. Turns out the zebra did it.” –

47. “Pulling off a zebra-print dress can be challenging for some.” – Iman Abdulmajid

48. “They looked like highly varnished animated toys.” – Elspeth Huxley

49. “Give me a black man, a white woman, a giraffe, a zebra—anything but another white man! That last one fucked up my roof!” – Chris Rock

50. “Zebras dream of polka dots.” – Phil Caruso

51. “I played soccer, and I was the kid who ran the wrong way, or I was pretending to be some sort of zebra and I would flail my arms and kick up my legs.” – Johnny Weir

52. “It’s a wonder you don’t see the zebra being trotted out as a metaphor for racial harmony more often.” – Dov Davidoff

53. “A Polish man bought a zebra for a pet. What does he call the zebra? Spot!” – Henny Youngman

54. “I never met a stripe I didn’t like.” – Edgardo Osorio

55. “If you’re a zebra, I’m a zebra.” – Anonymous

56. “If a girl likes zebra print, she knows how to live life to the fullest.” – Anonymous

57. “When you shoot a zebra in the black stripe, the white dies too.” – South African Proverb

58. “There is so much more in between the black and white.” – Anonymous

59. “The first drink makes you a frisky gazelle, the second an impetuous zebra, the third a roaring lion, and with the fourth you become a silly donkey.” – Anonymous

60. “Black and white can transform a scene into something magical.” – Rob Sheppard

61. “Take a walk on the wild side.” – Anonymous

62. “Pink stands for the power of women, and zebras are unique in their stripes.” – Anonymous

63. “Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can.” – Anonymous

64. “Like a human being’s fingerprints, no two sets of zebra stripes are exactly alike.” – Anonymous

65. “Humans were the only creatures in the world that ate their food cooked. You’d never find a Gorilla frying up some bananas for dinner or a lion charcoal-broiling a zebra steak. Cats don’t often run to the oven with a mouse or , and a dog wouldn’t naturally prepare its rabbit dinner in a stew.” – Dick Gregory

66. “There is a famous Russian cartoon in which a hippopotamus, in the bush, points out a zebra to another hippopotamus. ‘You see,’ he says, ‘Now that’s formalism.’” – Alain Robbe-Grillet

67. “In the world of animation, you can be anything you wanna be. If you’re a fat woman, you can play a skinny princess. If you’re a short wimpy guy, you can play a tall gladiator. If you’re a white man, you can play an Arabian prince. And if you’re a black man, you can play a donkey or a zebra.” – Chris Rock

68. “I almost choke on my popcorn when I hear film stars, who walk on red carpets as much as the rest of us do on zebra crossings, criticising youngsters who crave fame.” – Julie Burchill

69. “Maybe our best family trip started at Victoria Falls, which drenches you with spray and is so vast that it makes Niagara Falls seem like a backyard creek. Then we rented a car and made our way to Hwange National Park, which was empty of people but crowded with zebras, giraffes, and more.” – Nicholas Kristof

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