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Inspirational Richard Adams Quotes

Richard Adams (9 May 1920 – 24 December 2016) was an English novelist. This post features some Inspirational Richard Adams Quotes.

Richard Adams Quotes
Richard Adams Quotes

Richard Adams Quotes

“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.”
― Richard Adams

“My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.”
― Richard Adams

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever 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 shall never be destroyed.”
― Richard Adams

“My Chief Rabbit has told me to stay and defend this run, and until he says otherwise, I shall stay here.”
― Richard Adams

“Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it.”
― Richard Adams

“He fought because he actually felt safer fighting than running.”
― Richard Adams

“A thing can be true and still be desperate folly, Hazel.”
― Richard Adams

“The rabbits mingled naturally. They did not talk for talking’s sake, in the artificial manner that human beings – and sometimes even their dogs and cats – do. But this did not mean that they were not communicating; merely that they were not communicating by talking.”
― Richard Adams

“You know how you let yourself think that everything will be all right if you can only get to a certain place or do a certain thing. But when you get there you find it’s not that simple.”
― Richard Adams

“There is nothing that cuts you down to size like coming to some strange and marvelous place where no one even stops to notice that you stare about you.”
― Richard Adams

“We all have to meet our match sometime or other.”
― Richard Adams

“That wasn’t why they destroyed the warren. It was just because we were in their way. They killed us to suit themselves.”
― Richard Adams quotes

“Men will never rest till they’ve spoiled the earth and destroyed the animals.”
Richard Adams

“Like the pain of a bad wound, the effect of a deep shock takes some while to be felt. When a child is told, for the first time in his life, that a person he has known is dead, although he does not disbelieve it, he may well fail to comprehend it and later ask–perhaps more than once–where the dead person is and when he is coming back.”
― Richard Adams

“Rabbits live close to death and when death comes closer than usual, thinking about survival leaves little room for anything else.”
― Richard Adams

“Would that the dead were not dead! But there is grass that must be eaten, pellets that must be chewed, hraka that must be passed, holes that must be dug, sleep that must be slept.”
― Richard Adams

“I am sorry for you with all my heart. But you cannot blame us, for you came to kill us if you could.”
― Richard Adams

“They want to be natural, the anti-social little beasts. They just don’t realize that everyone’s good depends on everyone’s cooperation.”
― Richard Adams

“Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.”
― Richard Adams

“Lots of little Bigwigs, Hazel! Think of that, and tremble!”
― Richard Adams

“Rabbit underground, rabbit safe and sound.”
― Richard Adams quotes

“I’ve always said that Watership Down is not a book for children. I say: it’s a book, and anyone who wants to read it can read it.”
― Richard Adams

“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.”
― Richard Adams

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