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Richard Adams Quotes

Richard Adams (1920–2016) was an English author best known for his novel "Watership Down," a beloved tale of adventure and survival among rabbits.

Richard Adams Quotes

Richard Adams Quotes

I can certainly provide a few quotes attributed to him

1. "Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it."

2. "All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first, they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed."

3. "I think I could turn and live with animals. They are so placid and self-contained."

4. "I do not know how rabbits' lives usually end. But I know how this rabbit's life ends, and it does not end happily."

5. "It seemed to Hazel that he would not be needing his body any more, so he left it lying on the edge of the ditch, but stopped for a moment to watch his rabbits and to try to get used to the extraordinary feeling that strength and speed were flowing inexhaustibly out of him into their sleek young bodies and healthy senses."

6. "The rabbit's idea of a good time is a good meal."

7. "The rabbits mingled naturally. They did not talk for talking's sake."

8. "Animals don't behave like men," he said. "If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill, they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures' lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality."

9. "To come to the end of a time of anxiety and fear! To feel the cloud that hung over us lift and disperse - that cloud that dulled the heart and made happiness no more than a memory - this at least is one joy that must have been known by almost every living creature."

10. "In some ways, this was the hardest thing of all—to bear the laughing-stock of the other rabbits as well as their enmity."

Richard Adams Quotes


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