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35 Deer Quotes About The Graceful Mammals with Antlers

The deer family, or Cervidae, are hoofed ruminants of 43 species, such as elk, reindeer, and moose. In all continents apart from Antarctica, deers are known for regrowing antlers in various shapes and sizes. 

Even if they are prey species, these graceful mammals still capture our hearts not only in literature but also in animated films. Whether it's a quote about their beauty or a phrase about deer hunting, these quotes provide a window into the world of deer and how they are appreciated.

Best Deer Quotes About The Creatures In The Wild

Being a top food choice by many predators, deers naturally developed their acute sense of smell and sight. They have 60 times more olfactory receptors than we do. Although farsighted, deers have a 300-degree field of vision and more rods in their retinas, enabling them to see in low-light conditions. 

Most deer species are social animals, often living in herds of varying sizes to protect each other from enemies. They have evolved to defend themselves not only from predatory animals but also from hunters.

Learn how they behave from the deer quotes below, or click on to our selection of reindeer quotes to explore the deer species commonly associated with the holiday seasons. 

"The more I see of deer, the more I admire them as mountaineers." -John Muir #trvst #quotes #dogood #bethechange #deer

"The more I see of deer, the more I admire them as mountaineers."
- John Muir

"He was born on a warm Spring day in April… the little fawn lay against the warmth of his mother." -Lora Hollings #trvst #quotes #gogreen #beinspired #deer

"He was born on a warm Spring day in April… the little fawn lay against the warmth of his mother."
- Lora Hollings

"I don't have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields." -Queen Latifah #trvst #quotes #dogood #changetheworld #deer #happiness #world

"I don't have to take a trip around the world or be on a yacht in the Mediterranean to have happiness. I can find it in little things, like looking out into my backyard and seeing deer in the fields."
- Queen Latifah

"People think of deer as Bambi, cute and cuddly, but they can be extremely dangerous in certain circumstances." -Steve Martorano  #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #gogreen #deer

"People think of deer as Bambi, cute and cuddly, but they can be extremely dangerous in certain circumstances."
- Steve Martorano

"A pine needle fell in the forest... The deer heard it..." -Edith Pattou #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #deer #forest

"A pine needle fell in the forest... The deer heard it..."
- Edith Pattou

"I often have deer on my property and there’s a fox and owls. You’re not going to see that in the city." -Billy Corgan #trvst #quotes #impact #socialimpact #deer

"I often have deer on my property and there’s a fox and owls. You’re not going to see that in the city."
- Billy Corgan

Metaphorical Deer Quotes To Think About

If somebody says you're like a deer in headlights, you're motionless due to fear or surprise. As mentioned earlier, deer eyes are equipped for low-light conditions. So when suddenly exposed to bright lights at night, they are temporarily blind and will do nothing until their pupils adjust again. 

We can also describe someone fast to be as swift as a deer. As a prey animal, deer can run over 30 miles per hour and have more endurance than their predators.

Uncover more facts about the hoofed animals after reading the deer quotes below.
For more from the animal kingdom, you might also like our list of animals that start with n, featuring the napu, or mouse deer, which interestingly isn’t actually a deer at all bur rather shares its name due to its looks.

"We're like a deer caught in the headlights." -Charles Jenkin #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #deer

"We're like a deer caught in the headlights."
- Charles Jenkin

"Like a deer in the headlights, frozen in real time and I’m losing my mind, it’s time to move on." -Tom Petty #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #socialchange #deer

"Like a deer in the headlights, frozen in real time and I’m losing my mind, it’s time to move on."
- Tom Petty

"An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions." -Napoleon Bonaparte #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange #deer

"An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"A wounded deer leaps the highest." -Emily Dickinson #trvst #quotes #gogreen #bethechange #deer

"A wounded deer leaps the highest."
- Emily Dickinson

"The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself." -Ramakrishna #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialimpact #deer #world

"The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself."
- Ramakrishna

"A monkey that amuses me is better than a deer astray." -Arabic proverb #trvst #quotes #gogreen #impact #deer

"A monkey that amuses me is better than a deer astray."
- Arabic proverb

"Deer-hunter, waste not your arrow on the hare." -Chinese proverb #trvst #quotes #gogreen #ecoconscious #deer

"Deer-hunter, waste not your arrow on the hare."
- Chinese proverb

"A deer’s cry never spooks the tiger." -VKBoy #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #changetheworld #deer #tiger

"A deer’s cry never spooks the tiger."
- VKBoy

"The sorrowful spirit finds relaxation in solitude. It abhors people, as a wounded deer deserts the herd and lives in a cave until it is healed or dead." -Khalil Gibran #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #thinkgreen #deer #spirit #relaxation #people

"The sorrowful spirit finds relaxation in solitude. It abhors people, as a wounded deer deserts the herd and lives in a cave until it is healed or dead."
- Khalil Gibran

"How can a deer tell when a leaf falls silent in the forest? She hears it breathing differently." -Richard Bach #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #ecoconscious #deer #silent

"How can a deer tell when a leaf falls silent in the forest? She hears it breathing differently."
- Richard Bach

Noteworthy Deer Quotes From Authors And Poets

Antlers are bones that deer shed every year. Males lose theirs after the breeding season when their testosterone levels decrease, while females with antlers shed theirs after giving birth. 

Together with their graceful behavior, this characteristic made them symbols related to beauty, fortune, and the supernatural. In Greek mythology, the deer represents Artemis, the goddess of the wilderness and hunting. According to Japan's Shinto belief, deers are messengers of gods. They remain a nation's treasure as hundreds freely roam the city of Nara. 

Give your interpretations of the following deer quotes below.

"A deer that knows all the hunting techniques of a lion will never fall prey to a lion!" -Mehmet Murat İldan #trvst #quotes #bethechange #thinkgreen #deer

"A deer that knows all the hunting techniques of a lion will never fall prey to a lion!"
- Mehmet Murat İldan

"Your growing antlers are proof of your intimate place in the forest—for of all the things that live and grow only the trees and the deer shed their foliage each year and replace it more strongly, more magnificently, in the spring." -Felix Salten #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #deer #trees #growing

"Your growing antlers are proof of your intimate place in the forest—for of all the things that live and grow only the trees and the deer shed their foliage each year and replace it more strongly, more magnificently, in the spring."
- Felix Salten

"Often when I imagine you, your wholeness cascades into many shapes. You run like a herd of luminous deer, and I am dark; I am forest." -Rainer Maria Rilke #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #deer #forest

"Often when I imagine you, your wholeness cascades into many shapes. You run like a herd of luminous deer, and I am dark; I am forest."
- Rainer Maria Rilke

"Fishing too long a fly rod on a small trout stream is like driving a greyhound bus down a deer trail." -Jimmy Moore #trvst #quotes #gogreen #impact #deer

"Fishing too long a fly rod on a small trout stream is like driving a greyhound bus down a deer trail."
- Jimmy Moore

"Still then shall the beautiful wild deer drink from the coolness of great pools in the leaves' shadow." -Sri Aurobindo, ‘The Tiger And The Deer' #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #socialchange #deer #beauty #peace

"Still then shall the beautiful wild deer drink from the coolness of great pools in the leaves' shadow."
- Sri Aurobindo, ‘The Tiger And The Deer'

"Twilight, a timid fawn went glimmering by; and night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast." -George William Russell #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #impact #deer

"Twilight, a timid fawn went glimmering by; and night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast."
- George William Russell

Funny Deer Quotes To Make You Smile

Bucks chase does during the deer breeding season, also called the rut, which usually takes place between October and January in North America. The buck fight with each other using their antlers to mate with several does. Then the does give birth in the late spring or early summer. The fawns, or baby deers, have spotted coats, which helps them hide from potential predators. 

As we observed these animals live in the wild, we developed humorous deer quotes like the ones below.

"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal… I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her." -Ellen DeGeneres #trvst #quotes #gogreen #changetheworld #deer #people

"I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal… I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her."
- Ellen DeGeneres

"I saw a giraffe with a short neck that was sad or a deer." -Bo Burnham #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialchange #deer

"I saw a giraffe with a short neck that was sad or a deer."
- Bo Burnham

"A bambiraptor is a savage baby deer." -Alan Davies #trvst #quotes #bethechange #takeaction #deer

"A bambiraptor is a savage baby deer."
- Alan Davies

"I love running cross-country... You come up a hill and see two deer going..." -Robin Williams #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #bethechange #deer #love

"I love running cross-country... You come up a hill and see two deer going..."
- Robin Williams

"A small deer came into my camp and stole my bag of pickles. Is there a way I can get reimbursed?" -Dave Barry #trvst #quotes #takeaction #ecoconscious #deer

"A small deer came into my camp and stole my bag of pickles. Is there a way I can get reimbursed?"
- Dave Barry

"If a wolf can take down a deer from either flank, does that make him bambidextrous?" -Unknown  #trvst #quotes #bethechange #dogood #deer

"If a wolf can take down a deer from either flank, does that make him bambidextrous?"
- Unknown

Informative Deer Hunting Quotes

It is evident in cave paintings that hunting animals is an ancient practice that dates back thousands of years ago. For example, the Lascaux cave of the Vézère Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasts the 20,000-year-old Palaeolithic cave paintings of 100 animal figures. 

Today, hunting has evolved into a regulated multi-billion-dollar industry for recreation, animal meat, and conservation. Based on reports, deer is a popular hunting choice in America. 

Additionally, each state in the USA has different hunting laws stating the age requirement to get a license, license fees, allowed animals, residency requirements, and permitted hunting dates.

Despite its long history and rigorous regulations, hunting, in general, is a controversial practice, with people debating whether or not it is ethical and necessary. Get a glimpse of different insights from the following deer quotes below.

"You can learn more about hunting deer with a bow and arrow in a week than a gun hunter will learn in his entire life." -Fred Bear #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #takeaction #deer #life

"You can learn more about hunting deer with a bow and arrow in a week than a gun hunter will learn in his entire life."
- Fred Bear

"Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns." -W. S. Gilbert #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #thinkgreen #deer

"Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns."
- W. S. Gilbert

"I felt like a deer with a hundred hunters after me." -Deion Sanders #trvst #quotes #socialchange #beinspired #deer

"I felt like a deer with a hundred hunters after me."
- Deion Sanders

"A forest - the word dates back to the Norman occupancy, when it meant an area set aside for England's violent new masters to hunt boar and deer - is necessarily larger than a wood." -John Burnside #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #planetearthfirst #deer #forest

"A forest - the word dates back to the Norman occupancy, when it meant an area set aside for England's violent new masters to hunt boar and deer - is necessarily larger than a wood."
- John Burnside

Quotes About Deers In Pop Culture

Deers have always been present in pop culture, from Santa's reindeer, the deer patronus in Harry Potter, to the symbolic stag from George R.R. Martin's books. Then, of course, we must remember the iconic fawn, Bambi, from the Disney film released in 1942. The movie is full of life lessons and teaches viewers about the power of love and courage. 

Bambi is a timeless classic that still resonates strongly with today's audiences. Check out some deer quotes from the film below.

"Everybody falls down. Getting back up is how you learn to walk." -Bambi,'Bambi'. #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #socialchange #deer

"Everybody falls down. Getting back up is how you learn to walk."
- Bambi,'Bambi'.

"If you're scared just be scarier than whatever is scaring you!" -Thumper,'Bambi'. #trvst #quotes #dogood #impact #deer

"If you're scared just be scarier than whatever is scaring you!"
- Thumper,'Bambi'.

"You must never rush out on the meadow. There might be danger. Out there, we're unprotected." -Bambi's Mother, 'Bambi' #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #socialchange #deer #wild

"You must never rush out on the meadow. There might be danger. Out there, we're unprotected."
- Bambi's Mother, 'Bambi'

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