20 Dog Quotes by Famous Personalities

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20 Dog Quotes by Famous People

There are several quotes on dogs by well-known personalities. This means these people we look up to adore dogs and have a lot of things to say about them. After all, who could resist the happiness that a tail-wagging friend brings? Aside from that,  owning a dog is highly beneficial for our health and well-being. 

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Here are 20 of the best dog quotes from famous authors and other personalities:

1. “Dogs are the leaders of the planet. If you see two life forms, one of them’s making a poop, the other one’s carrying it for him, who would you assume is in charge.”  ~ Jerry Seinfeld

2. “Even the tiniest Poodle or Chihuahua is still a wolf at heart.”  ~ Dorothy Hinshaw 

3. “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.”  ~ M.K. Clinton


4. “Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”  ~ Kinky Friedman

5. “My fashion philosophy is, if you’re not covered in dog hair, your life is empty.”  ~ Elayne Boosler

6. “I like dogs. You always know what a dog is thinking. It has four moods. Happy, sad, cross, and concentrating. Also, dogs are faithful and they do not tell lies because they cannot talk.”  ~ Mark Haddon

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7. “A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.”  ~ Robert Wagner

8. “Dogs are better than humans because they know but do not tell.”  Emily Dickinson

9. “If a man with a dog sits quietly, enjoying music and smiling, his dog might sit down beside him and smile, too. But who knows whether the dog is having a comparable experience or whether the dog is simply happy that his master is happy.”  Franklin P. Jones


10. “There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.”  ~ Ben Williams

11. “Whoever said you can’t buy happiness forgot little puppies.”  ~ Gene Hill

12. “If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily nothing wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.”  ~ Roger A. Caras


13. “Every dog must have his day.”  ~ Jonathan Swift 

14. “Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.”  ~ Elizabeth Taylor

15. “The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is his dog.”  ~ George G. Vest

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16. “Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one is life diminished.”  ~ Dean Koontz

17. “If you get a dog, take care of your dog! You can just not have a dog if you don’t feel like taking care of one, it’s very easy to not have a dog.”  ~ Mallory Ortberg

18. “Dogs do speak. But only to those who listen.” ~ Orhan Pamuk

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19. “The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.”  Johnny Depp

20. “Happiness is a warm puppy.”  Charles M. Schulz