Best Vulture Quotes : Vulture Sayings In Life

These vulture quotes will inspire you. Vulture is a large bird of prey with the head and neck more or less bare of feathers, feeding chiefly on carrion and reputed to gather with others in anticipation of the death of a sick or injured animal or person or a contemptible person who preys on or exploits others.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging vulture quotes, vulture sayings, and vulture proverbs.

Famous Vulture Quotes

  1. “Vultures are the most righteous of birds: they do not attack even the smallest living creature.” ~ Plutarch
  2. “Fear the vulture and the vulture will come. Fear nothing and you are the vulture.” ~ Suzy Kassem
  3. “Don’t play dead with a vulture. That’s exactly what they want.” ~ Kevin Nealon
  4. “I’m a culture vulture, and I just want to experience it all.” ~ Debbie Harry

  5. “Vultures are homely, but they clean up all the garbage and that’s good. And they’re elegant in the sky.” ~ Roger Tory Peterson
  6. “Let us praise the noble turkey vulture: No one envies him; he harms nobody; and he contemplates our little world from a most serene and noble height.” ~ Edward Abbey
  7. “I see a city in the desert lies
    The vanity of an ancient king
    But the city lies in broken pieces
    While the wind howls and the vultures sing” ~ Sting
  8. “Man cannot pretend to be higher in ethics, spirituality, advancement, or civilization than other creatures and at the same time live by lower standards than the vulture or hyena.” ~ H. Jay Dinshah
  9. “Do you blame a vulture for perching over a carcass?” ~ Chinua Achebe

  10. “‎”If my decomposing carcass helps nourish the roots of a juniper tree or the wings of a vulture–that is immortality enough for me. And as much as anyone deserves.” E.Abbey” ~ Edward Abbey
  11. “I eat like a vulture. Unfortunately the resemblance doesn’t end there.” ~ Groucho Marx
  12. “Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.” ~ Amy Lowell
  13. “Doctinaires are the vultures of principle. They feed upon principle after it is dead.” ~ David Lloyd George

  14. “Man’s hope can paint a purple picture, can transform a soaring vulture into a noble eagle or moaning dove.” ~ Ralph Ellison
  15. “At the rate America is decaying morally, we shall have to change our national symbol from an eagle to a vulture.” ~ Vance Havner
  16. “Here is a list of terrible things, The jaws of sharks, a vultures wings The rabid bite of the dogs of war, The voice of one who went before, But most of all the mirror’s gaze, Which counts us out our numbered days.” ~ Clive Barker
  17. “It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre

  18. “God help thee, old man, thy thoughts have created a creature in thee; and he whose intense thinking thus makes him a Prometheus; a vulture feeds upon that heart for ever; that vulture the very creature he creates.” ~ Herman Melville
  19. “In the country the darkness of night is friendly and familiar, but in a city, with its blaze of lights, it is unnatural, hostile and menacing. It is like a monstrous vulture that hovers, biding its time.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  20. “The Spirit continued to stir and declare, “You cannot be afraid to face the wolf at the door. Don’t let the fear paralyze you. When you get in fear and get paralyzed, sometimes somebody has to come and get you. Whatever is swarming around you that thinks you are dead. you tell it that you are not dead! Tell the vultures you are not dead and that they have to move on! Say, ‘Vultures, I am not the meal you thought I was going to be!” ~ Chuck Pierce
  21. “Teach the student what needs to be taught.
    ‘Cause black and white kids both take shorts
    When one doesn’t know about the other one’s culture,
    Ignorance swoops down like a vulture.” ~ KRS-One , Culture vulture quotes
  22. “Writers are also sort of like vultures, but with fewer ethics.” ~ Libba Bray

  23. “Lions, wolves, and vultures don’t live together in herds, droves or flocks. Of all animals of prey, man is the only sociable one. Every one of us preys upon his neighbor, and yet we herd together.” ~ John Gay
  24. “Bird taxonomy is a difficult field because of the severe anatomical constraints imposed by flight. There are only so many ways to design a bird capable, say, of catching insects in mid-air, with the result that birds of similar habitats tend to have very similar anatomies, whatever their ancestry. For example, American vultures look and behave much like Old World vultures, but biologists have come to realize that the former are related to storks, the latter to hawks, and that their resemblances result from their common lifestyle.” ~ Jared Diamond , Vulture quotes bird
  25. “The canyon country does not always inspire love. To many it appears barren, hostile, repellent – a fearsome mostly waterless land of rock and heat, sand dunes and quicksand, cactus, thornbrush, scorpion, rattlesnake, and agaraphobic distances. To those who see our land in that manner, the best reply is, yes, you are right, it is a dangerous and terrible place. Enter at your own risk. Carry water. Avoid the noonday sun. Try to ignore the vultures. Pray frequently.” ~ Edward Abbey
  26. “Suffering attracts fixers the way road-kills attract vultures.” ~ Eugene H. Peterson

  27. “He groaned slightly and winced like Prometheus watching his vulture dropping in for lunch.” ~ P. G. Wodehouse
  28. “Time has no meaning. I feel as if I have been left in the desert to die and am eagerly awaiting the vultures to begin their work and end my misery.” ~ Libba Bray
  29. “We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.” ~ Louis Thomas McFadden
  30. “Nature is a good teacher; he who can read the nature well, he can learn sagacious things belong to life from it. Once you stepped in the nature, your philosophical education starts. A black vulture teaches you many things; a bear teaches you many things; a bird making its nest and a rosehip which resists being frozen, they teach you many things!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan , Black vulture quotes
  31. “Elvis is bound to be dead. Look at all the vultures in his vicinity.” ~ Sharyn McCrumb

  32. “It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  33. “I decided a long time ago I would feed on the vultures until a dove came along. A pigeon. The kind of soul that didn’t impede on anyone; just walked around worrying about its own business, trying to get through life without pulling everyone else down. With its own needs and selfish habits. Brave. A communicator. Intelligent. Beautiful. Soft-spoken. A creature that mates for life. Unattainable until she has a reason to trust you.” ~ Jamie McGuire
  34. “Despicable creatures, vultures: without a doubt the most disgusting birds ever. I suppose they served their purpose, but did they have to be so greasy and ugly? Couldn’t we have cute fuzzy rabbits that cleaned up roadkill instead?” ~ Rick Riordan
  35. “Thoughts, like old vultures, prey upon their heart-strings” ~ Isaac Watts

  36. “I started all over again on page 1, circling the 262 pages like a vulture looking for live flesh to scavenge.” ~ John Gregory Dunne
  37. “If you ask my dad for help… he’ll help. Like a vulture helps an over-run armadillo on a Texas highway. One peck at the time.” ~ Christopher Titus
  38. “A giant vulture with a girl hanging from its feet tends to attract attention.” ~ Rick Riordan
  39. “From Indian vultures to Chinese bees, Nature provides the ‘natural services’ that keep the economy going” ~ Tony Juniper

  40. “The hardest animal was the vulture. But the horses were great, the dog was great [in Valley of Violence]. It was really easy.” ~ Ti West
  41. “There’s 40 or 50 songs that nobody’s heard that I’ve done in between albums. There’s a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that’s never been released.” ~ Beck
  42. “Who but the artist has the power to open man up, to set free the imagination? The others – priest, teacher, saint, statesman, warrior – hold us to the path of history. They keep us chained to the rock, that the vultures may eat out our hearts. It is the artist who has the courage to go against the crowd; he is the unrecognized “hero of our time” – and of all time.” ~ Henry Miller
  43. “And when you look along the way we’ve come, there are spirals of vultures wheeling.” ~ Bruce Chatwin

  44. “Prometheus, I have no Titan’s might,
    Yet I, too, must each dusk renew my heart,
    For daytime’s vulture talons tear apart
    The tender alcoves built by love at night.” ~ Philip Jose Farmer
  45. “Coerced innocence is like an imprisoned lark,–open the door, and it is off forever. The bird that roams through the sky and the groves unrestrained knows how to dodge the hawk and protect itself; but the caged one, the moment it leaves its bars and bolts behind, is pounced upon by the fowler or the vulture.” ~ Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  46. “Jewish history has been tragic to the Jews and no less tragic to the neighboring nations who have suffered them. Our major vice of old as of today is parasitism. We are a people of vultures living on the labor and good fortune of the rest of the world.” ~ Samuel Roth
  47. “Someone said to me, “How’s your rabbit food?” I said, “Fine.” … “How’s your vulture food?”” ~ Doug Graham

  48. “A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage; a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be – will be – a human zoo. A high-tech slum.” ~ Edward Abbey
  49. “I cling unto the burning Æthyr like Lucifer that fell through the Abyss, and by the fury of his flight kindled the air. And I am Belial, for having seen the Rose upon thy breast, I have denied God. And I am Satan! I am Satan! I am cast out upon a burning crag! And the sea boils about the desolation thereof. And already the vultures gather, and feast upon my flesh.” ~ Aleister Crowley
  50. “I used to have lots of tigers. I had all sorts of exotic pets when I had some money. Before I was broke, I had everything. Pigeons and vultures, lions, tigers, and bears. I had it all.” ~ Mike Tyson
  51. “You wait for the war to happen like vultures. If you want to help, prevent the war. Don’t save the remnants. Save them all.” ~ Isaac Asimov

  52. “John Galt is Prometheus who changed his mind. After centuries of being torn by vultures in payment for having brought to men the fire of the gods, he broke his chains—and he withdrew his fire—until the day when men withdraw their vultures.” ~ Ayn Rand
  53. “My head was a desolate place and as barren as the bare hills of Le Marche. Until I began to build in it, only vultures nested there.” ~ Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
  54. “If true, the Pythagorean principles as to abstain from flesh, foster innocence; if ill-founded they at least teach us frugality, and what loss have you in losing your cruelty? It merely deprives you of the food of lions and vultures…let us ask what is best – not what is customary. Let us love temperance – let us be just – let us refrain from bloodshed.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  55. “Civilization – a heap of rubble scavenged by scrawny English Lit. vultures.” ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

  56. “Nothing could ever stop Kiss. I’ve seen the band in down times where critics were like vultures circling overhead saying things like, ‘Well, you know it’s the end of your career.'” ~ Paul Stanley
  57. “How do you view God in a desert? There’s two types of birds. There’s vultures, and there’s hummingbirds. One lives off dead carcasses, rotting meat. The other lives off the beautiful, sweet, nectar in a particular flower, on a particular desert plant, in the same desert. They both find what they’re looking for. Do you know – take it all the way back into the Old Testament – and the Muslim and you, we actually serve the same God. Allah, to a Muslim; to us, Abba Father, God.” ~ Brian Houston
  58. “The sky was black with vultures, named Depression. They would land on the shoulders of a prisoner and vomit on him… Even worse than the vomit from the vultures was a repulsive slime that these demons were urinating and defecating upon the Christians which they rode… However, this slime made the Christians feel so much better… they easily believed that the demons were messengers of God, and they actually thought this slime was the anointing of the Holy Spirit.” ~ Rick Joyner
  59. “…but there they lay, sprawled across the field, craved far more by the vultures than by wives.” ~ Homer

  60. “Man is too near all kinds of beasts,–a fawning dog, a roaring lion, a thieving fox, a robbing wolf, a dissembling crocodile, a treacherous decoy, and a rapacious vulture.” ~ Abraham Cowley
  61. “Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime? Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle, Now melt into sorrow, now madden to crime!” ~ Lord Byron
  62. “Over the weekend the vultures got into the presidential palace by pecking through the screens on the balcony windows and the flapping of their wings stirred up the stagnant time inside, and at dawn on Monday the city awoke out of its lethargy of centuries with the warm, soft breeze of a great man dead and rotting grandeur.” ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  63. “Bogotá seemed a cruel towering place, like an eagles’ nest now inhabited by vultures and their dying prey.” ~ Paul Theroux

  64. “on Broadway money rules. Like a host of vultures, the ticket brokers, the speculators, the craft unions, the agents, the backers, the real estate owners move in on the creative body and take their bite. The world of dreams breathes in an iron lung, and without this mechanical pumping it dies.” ~ Marya Mannes
  65. “To feel keenly the poetry of a morning’s roses, one has to have just escaped from the claws of this vulture which we call sickness.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel

Vulture is any of various large birds (families Accipitridae and Cathartidae) that are related to the hawks, eagles, and falcons but have weaker claws and the head usually naked and that subsist chiefly or entirely on carrion.

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