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20 Goat Quotes About The Curious Bleating Creature

Baa! The bleating creature is here but is that a sheep or a goat? With their distinctive horns, beards, and various colors, goats grace in fields and even climb mountains. Apart from sheep, they are more adventurous, curious, and sometimes disobedient. From their life on the farm to their role in our lexicon, from our table to ancient symbolisms, explore our collection of goat quotes that explore the world of these charming bleating mammals.

Quotes About Goats Living On The Farm

Both living on the farm, sheep, and goats share numerous similarities1. Aside from being part of the Bovid family alongside cows, they have similar social behavior and were both domesticated by humans around 10,500 years ago.

We can spot a goat by looking at its upward tail, straighter horns, and sometimes a goatee. Furthermore, sheep are aloof hence the word sheepish, while goats are playful and inquisitive. 

Even with their difference, both are beloved farm animals. So after reading all our goat quotes, head to our collection of sheep quotes

"In the silence, I could hear the distinct sound of goats maa-ing in the barn. Lying there listening to them made me smile, too. I'd always loved goats - every one of them different from every other one, and all of them goofy and playful." -Steve Watkins #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #goat #silence

"In the silence, I could hear the distinct sound of goats maa-ing in the barn. Lying there listening to them made me smile, too. I'd always loved goats - every one of them different from every other one, and all of them goofy and playful."
- Steve Watkins

"A farm is not complete without a goat." -Unknown #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #collectiveaction #goat

"A farm is not complete without a goat."
- Unknown

"I had a ton of animals; I had a goat growing up, a bunch of rabbits, a vegetable garden." -Kelli Williams #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #takeaction #goat #growing #garden

"I had a ton of animals; I had a goat growing up, a bunch of rabbits, a vegetable garden."
- Kelli Williams

Funny Goat Quotes To Make You Smile

Goats delight us with their diverse vocalizations, from endearing bleats to amusing snorts. Aside from entertaining farm owners, they also hold a special place in popular culture. The internet abounds with viral videos of goats "yelling like humans" or "fainting," making them amusing for many. 

But, in actuality, the goats are only communicating with the herd or expressing pain and hunger. While the fainting only happens to a specific species, the Myotonic goats or Tennessee fainting goats. 

Another quirky behavior they have is eating just about everything from twigs to clothes. Discover more as you read the funny goat quotes below.

"When a goat likes a book, the whole book is gone, and the meaning has to go find an author again." -William Stafford #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #socialchange #goat

"When a goat likes a book, the whole book is gone, and the meaning has to go find an author again."
- William Stafford

"There was this billy goat at a movie studio who found and ate a can of film. When a nanny asked him how he liked it, he said, ‘It was all right but I liked the book better.'" -Johnny Carson #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #socialimpact #goat

"There was this billy goat at a movie studio who found and ate a can of film. When a nanny asked him how he liked it, he said, ‘It was all right but I liked the book better.'"
- Johnny Carson

"A goat will eat anything. A goat could probably eat a bike." -David Guion #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #bethechange #goat

"A goat will eat anything. A goat could probably eat a bike."
- David Guion

"I saw goats. A party can't be all bad when you have goats." -Mary Jane Hathaway #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #impact #goat

"I saw goats. A party can't be all bad when you have goats."
- Mary Jane Hathaway

"It's good for a person to be terrorized by a goat. Hard to get high and mighty when there's something chasing you for vegetables." -Natasha Pulley #trvst #quotes #impact #bethechange #goat #person

"It's good for a person to be terrorized by a goat. Hard to get high and mighty when there's something chasing you for vegetables."
- Natasha Pulley

"The goat, for us, is an image that's stuck in our heads since we were kids, coming from Iowa people are like ‘Beware the horned goat of satan!' and all that. It's absurd. It's just an animal." -Slipknot #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #thinkgreen #goat #animal #people

"The goat, for us, is an image that's stuck in our heads since we were kids, coming from Iowa people are like ‘Beware the horned goat of satan!' and all that. It's absurd. It's just an animal."
- Slipknot

Metaphorical Goat Quotes To Make You Think

For centuries, we have associated goats with various symbolic meanings across different cultures and religions. For instance, Christianity often portrays goats as the embodiment of the devil and sin, in stark contrast to Judaism, where they symbolize atonement and sacrifice. 

With their notorious stubbornness and independence, goats also gave way to intriguing metaphors. Take the expression "stubborn as a goat," which perfectly encapsulates their determined and self-reliant nature. Another is the term "scapegoat," which refers to the Jewish Yom Kippur rituals of symbolically transferring sins onto a goat that is then released into the wilderness, emphasizing the animal's sacrificial role.

Uncover the deeper meaning behind the following goat quotes below.

"Look carefully at the goat sitting on the edge of the cliff: Everything that shows you the peace of being fearless is a great teacher for you! That goat is a teacher for you, respect him!" -Mehmet Murat ildan #trvst #quotes #bethechange #beinspired #goat #peace

"Look carefully at the goat sitting on the edge of the cliff: Everything that shows you the peace of being fearless is a great teacher for you! That goat is a teacher for you, respect him!"
- Mehmet Murat ildan

"Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side." -Atticus Aristotle #trvst #quotes #beinspired #collectiveaction #goat

"Don't approach a goat from the front, a horse from the back, or a fool from any side."
- Atticus Aristotle

"I want to go about like the light-footed goats." -Johanna Spyri, Heidi #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #socialimpact #goat

"I want to go about like the light-footed goats."
- Johanna Spyri, Heidi

"I will lose the habit of stars in the heavens, as frozen water loses the habit of snowflakes. I will take my frozen body, and give it to the young goats that they might graze it." -Nichita Stănescu #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #gogreen #goat #water #young

"I will lose the habit of stars in the heavens, as frozen water loses the habit of snowflakes. I will take my frozen body, and give it to the young goats that they might graze it."
- Nichita Stănescu

"The goat's business is none of the sheep's concern." -Edna Ferber #trvst #quotes #gogreen #collectiveaction #goat #business

"The goat's business is none of the sheep's concern."
- Edna Ferber

"In a dead white field an untethered goat gave them sardonic greeting." -Anthony Burgess #trvst #quotes #beinspired #takeaction #goat

"In a dead white field an untethered goat gave them sardonic greeting."
- Anthony Burgess

"Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me." -Abby Wambach #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #collectiveaction #goat

"Sometimes there has to be a goat on some level, and I'm totally fine with that being me."
- Abby Wambach

"As a keeper, you have to understand that your job is black and white: you make a save, or you don’t; you can be the hero – or the goat." -Karen Bardsley #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #goat #hero

"As a keeper, you have to understand that your job is black and white: you make a save, or you don’t; you can be the hero – or the goat."
- Karen Bardsley

Goat Quotes That Will Make You Hungry

Since the domestication of these characterful bleating creatures, various goat products have been available in the market. Goat meat is a popular choice for stews, curries, and roasts. It is a lean meat with a distinct flavor that differentiates it from other more commonly consumed meats like beef and pork. 

Another popular goat product is goat milk. Farmers turn it into goat cheese. Its tangy, strong taste and creamy texture make it a favorite among food enthusiasts. 

However, it is essential to note that meat and dairy can generally impact the environment. So, it is worth considering non-animal alternatives such as plant-based proteins and nut milk. For further reading, you can check our article about eating less meat to help the environment after checking the rest of the goat quotes below.

"My parents provided me the best they could, if not more. I was even provided goat milk by my parents." -P. T. Usha #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #dogood #goat

"My parents provided me the best they could, if not more. I was even provided goat milk by my parents."
- P. T. Usha

"To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even goat cheese is a life not worth living." -Anthony Bourdain #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #gogreen #goat #life

"To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even goat cheese is a life not worth living."
- Anthony Bourdain

"I am pretty much gluten-free; I barely ever eat bread, and the only dairy I eat is Greek yogurt and goat cheese." -Ronda Rousey #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #gogreen #goat

"I am pretty much gluten-free; I barely ever eat bread, and the only dairy I eat is Greek yogurt and goat cheese."
- Ronda Rousey

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