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20 Pigeon Quotes About The Cooing City Companions

As you stroll through the downtown hustle, a familiar sight catches your eye: a flock of pigeons pecking at the ground, unfazed by the surrounding commotion. These birds not only provide us with various metaphors but have also played crucial roles in history as messengers. Explore our collection of pigeon quotes that capture the spirit of these avian city dwellers. 

Pigeon Quotes About The Birds Flocking In Cities

Pigeons thrive in bustling cities across the globe. They easily navigate urban landscapes, often gathering in lively flocks around public spaces. They build nesting spots among skyscrapers and search for food as good as they do in the wild.

In this section, we explore quotes that pay tribute to the enduring city-dwelling birds. If you want to know more about their adaptations, visit our article on pigeon facts.

"Pigeons are among the most maligned urban wildlife despite the fact that human beings brought them to our shores and turned them loose in our cities – not something that they chose" -Ingrid Newkirk #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #changetheworld #pigeon #human

"Pigeons are among the most maligned urban wildlife despite the fact that human beings brought them to our shores and turned them loose in our cities – not something that they chose"
- Ingrid Newkirk

"I have been feeding pigeons, thousands of them for years. But there was one, a beautiful bird, pure white with light grey tips on its wings; that one was different. It was a female. I had only to wish and call her and she would come flying to me. I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life." -Nikola Tesla #trvst #quotes #beinspired #collectiveaction #pigeon #life #pure #bird #light

"I have been feeding pigeons, thousands of them for years. But there was one, a beautiful bird, pure white with light grey tips on its wings; that one was different. It was a female. I had only to wish and call her and she would come flying to me. I loved that pigeon as a man loves a woman, and she loved me. As long as I had her, there was a purpose to my life."
- Nikola Tesla

"What we must do is start viewing every cow, pig, chicken, monkey, rabbit, mouse , and pigeon as our family members." -Gary Yourofsky #trvst #quotes #bethechange #bethechange #pigeon

"What we must do is start viewing every cow, pig, chicken, monkey, rabbit, mouse , and pigeon as our family members."
- Gary Yourofsky

"I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one." -Mike Tyson #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #bethechange #pigeon #people

"I don’t understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don’t bother no one."
- Mike Tyson

Metaphorical Pigeon Quotes To Make You Think

For centuries, pigeons have been part of our lives, inspiring metaphors that compare their traits to human behaviors. 

The first quote suggests that boldness often accompanies solitude, much like eagles. There is also strength in unity, exemplified by pigeons. In the second quote, charity demands a structured approach, unlike the simplicity of feeding birds in a park. 

Decipher the rest of the quote below and come up with your own metaphor.

"Don't be afraid of being outnumbered. Eagles fly alone. Pigeons flock together." -Patricia D. Bokowski #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange #pigeon

"Don't be afraid of being outnumbered. Eagles fly alone. Pigeons flock together."
- Patricia D. Bokowski

"Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management." -Roman Abramovich #trvst #quotes #impact #gogreen #pigeon

"Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management."
- Roman Abramovich

"And then one day she left me. She left me as the pigeon leaves the window to fly in the wide blue sky." -Avijeet Das #trvst #quotes #dogood #beinspired #pigeon

"And then one day she left me. She left me as the pigeon leaves the window to fly in the wide blue sky."
- Avijeet Das

"When I ache to live, my mind loves to stay with the peaceful whiteness of a pigeon's care…in boundless amity." -Munia Khan #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #socialchange #pigeon

"When I ache to live, my mind loves to stay with the peaceful whiteness of a pigeon's care…in boundless amity."
- Munia Khan

"Retain a calm heart, sit like a turtle, walk swiftly like a pigeon, and sleep like a dog." -Li Ching-Yuen #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #dogood #pigeon #sleep

"Retain a calm heart, sit like a turtle, walk swiftly like a pigeon, and sleep like a dog."
- Li Ching-Yuen

"You can watch actors create their illusions, but if you don’t see where they get the pigeons from, you don’t really know how they’re doing it." -Alan Alda #trvst #quotes #beinspired #bethechange #pigeon

"You can watch actors create their illusions, but if you don’t see where they get the pigeons from, you don’t really know how they’re doing it."
- Alan Alda

Homing And Carrier Pigeon Quotes

Since ancient times, pigeons have been trusted messengers, delivering vital communications across vast distances. Their origins as carriers date back to Ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire, where their speed and homing instincts were first harnessed. 

This section features quotes reflecting these birds’ role in action or figures of speech.

"In 1918 a World War One homing pigeon named Cher Ami saved 194 American soldiers lives by continuing her journey after losing an eye, a leg and after having been shot through the chest." -Scott Matthews #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #dogood #pigeon

"In 1918 a World War One homing pigeon named Cher Ami saved 194 American soldiers lives by continuing her journey after losing an eye, a leg and after having been shot through the chest."
- Scott Matthews

"A homing pigeon must love her home; otherwise she will not wish to return to it." -Meir Shalev #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #beinspired #pigeon #love

"A homing pigeon must love her home; otherwise she will not wish to return to it."
- Meir Shalev

"Compare sending someone a text message and getting a love letter delivered by carrier pigeon. No contest." -Bryan Callen #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #impact #pigeon #love

"Compare sending someone a text message and getting a love letter delivered by carrier pigeon. No contest."
- Bryan Callen

"Prayer is innocence's friend; and willingly flieth incessant ‘twist the earth and the sky, the carrier-pigeon of heaven." -Henry Wadsworth #trvst #quotes #socialchange #changetheworld #pigeon #earth

"Prayer is innocence's friend; and willingly flieth incessant ‘twist the earth and the sky, the carrier-pigeon of heaven."
- Henry Wadsworth

Funny Quotes About Pigeons To Make You Smile

Our close encounters with pigeons in urban settings often lead to humorous observations. From initial reactions of unease around these city dwellers to the birds’ preference for walking, they spark a range of responses. 

End on a light note as you read the rest of the quotes in this section that capture the light-hearted side of our shared city lives.

"When I first came to New York, I would scream like a girl and run to the other side of the street if there was a pigeon. Now I can face off with a pigeon." -John Searles #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #takeaction #pigeon

"When I first came to New York, I would scream like a girl and run to the other side of the street if there was a pigeon. Now I can face off with a pigeon."
- John Searles

"I'm not an early bird or a night owl, I'm a permanently exhausted pigeon." -Abigail Saffert #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #pigeon #bird

"I'm not an early bird or a night owl, I'm a permanently exhausted pigeon."
- Abigail Saffert

"I only speak a little pigeon French. Just enough to get by with the little French pigeons." -Bob Hope #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #collectiveaction #pigeon

"I only speak a little pigeon French. Just enough to get by with the little French pigeons."
- Bob Hope

"Pigeons: They've got wings, but they walk a lot." -Karl Pilkington #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #collectiveaction #pigeon

"Pigeons: They've got wings, but they walk a lot."
- Karl Pilkington

"The behaviour of the pigeon is beyond reproach, but the mountain cuckoo?" -Yosa Buson #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #dogood #pigeon

"The behaviour of the pigeon is beyond reproach, but the mountain cuckoo?"
- Yosa Buson

"I only speak a little pidgin  French. Just enough to get by with the little French pigeons." -Bob Hope #trvst #quotes #gogreen #beinspired #pigeon

"I only speak a little pidgin French. Just enough to get by with the little French pigeons."
- Bob Hope

By Isabela Sedano, BEng.

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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