Rabbit Quotes

30 Rabbit Quotes Hopping With Cute Charm

Have you ever held a little rabbit in your hands? I am sure you fell head over heels for them! Our collection of rabbit quotes will not only let you admire these creatures but also inform you of their roles and behavior in their natural habitat - and also the unfortunate impact we have on them. 

As we journey further into the rabbit hole, we'll uncover the rabbit idioms that pepper our conversations and these endearing animals' cultural roles. We'll also stroll down memory lane, revisiting beloved rabbit characters from cartoons and books that have brought joy to generations. So, hop on board and join us as we navigate the rabbit quotes below.

Rabbit Quotes About The Cute Animals In Nature, Homes, And Labs

In their natural habitats, rabbits are social animals constructing intricate underground burrows called warrens. Most active during dawn and dusk, they emerge from their hideouts to graze on grass and vegetation. They also mimic these patterns as pets, seeking exploration and social interaction during twilight.

Unfortunately, human activities pose significant threats to rabbits. For example, medical and cosmetic research often exploit rabbits for animal testing1, thanks to their size, reproductive rate, and docile nature. This practice has stirred ethical debates and prompted calls for more humane testing alternatives. 

Add to your insights as you read the rabbit quotes below. Then, for further reading on animal testing, you can check our article about the environmental impacts of cosmetics and beauty products.

"Bunnies will always have a special place in my heart. They are often discredited as being good pets because they don't ‘do anything'—ask any rabbit owner and watch how they laugh!" -Shenita Etwaroo #trvst #quotes #bethechange #planetearthfirst #bunny #special #rabbit
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"Bunnies will always have a special place in my heart. They are often discredited as being good pets because they don't ‘do anything'—ask any rabbit owner and watch how they laugh!"

- Shenita Etwaroo

"If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit." -Robert Brault #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #socialimpact #bunny #animal #rabbit
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"If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit."

- Robert Brault

"In the morning we found the rabbits intent on a meticulous and general campaign of copulation" -Primo Levi #trvst #quotes #impact #bethechange #rabbit #bunny
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"In the morning we found the rabbits intent on a meticulous and general campaign of copulation"

- Primo Levi

"My point is that when you look at a bunny and can see only a pest, or vermin, or a meal, or a commodity, or a laboratory subject, you aren't seeing the bunny anymore." -Matthew Scully #trvst #quotes #gogreen #impact #rabbit #bunny
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"My point is that when you look at a bunny and can see only a pest, or vermin, or a meal, or a commodity, or a laboratory subject, you aren't seeing the bunny anymore."

- Matthew Scully

"If the poor bunnies knew I was selling their dead bodies for wine, they would be heartbroken." -David Adams Richards #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialimpact #bunny #rabbit
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"If the poor bunnies knew I was selling their dead bodies for wine, they would be heartbroken."

- David Adams Richards

Rabbit Quotes That Imply A Lesson

With their muscular hind legs, lightweight bodies, and aerodynamic shape, rabbits can sprint at 25 to 45 miles per hour, depending on the species. In a blink of an eye, rabbits can evade predators and navigate their surroundings, showcasing their remarkable survival skills. Moreover, these furry creatures have fine-tuned their senses of hearing and vision over time, empowering them to detect threats and respond in a split second.

Due to their agility, the expression "chasing one rabbit" has emerged as a metaphor for honing focus on a single task. Inspired by the formidable challenge of pursuing such a nimble and elusive animal, the saying serves as a reminder that success often arises from undivided attention. 
Head to our focus quotes after learning from the rabbit quotes below.

"If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one." -Confucius #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #gogreen #bunny #rabbit
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"If you chase two rabbits, you will not catch either one."

- Confucius

"If there are nine bunnies on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one." -Jack Ma #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #planetearthfirst #rabbit #bunny
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"If there are nine bunnies on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one."

- Jack Ma

"A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den." -Chinese Proverbs #trvst #quotes #bethechange #changetheworld #rabbit #bunny
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"A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den."

- Chinese Proverbs

"The older I get, the more I see a straight path where I want to go. If you're going to hunt for elephants, don't get off the trail for a bunny." -T. Boone Pickens #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #ecoconscious #bunny #rabbit
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"The older I get, the more I see a straight path where I want to go. If you're going to hunt for elephants, don't get off the trail for a bunny."

- T. Boone Pickens

"If the old dog hadn't got distracted by the fire plug, he would have caught the bunny." -Hayes McClerkin #trvst #quotes #impact #takeaction #rabbit #bunny
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"If the old dog hadn't got distracted by the fire plug, he would have caught the bunny."

- Hayes McClerkin

"I don't know why one can't chase two bunnies at the same time, even in the literal sense of those words. If you have the hounds, go ahead and pursue." -Anton Chekhov #trvst #quotes #impact #socialchange #rabbit #bunny
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"I don't know why one can't chase two bunnies at the same time, even in the literal sense of those words. If you have the hounds, go ahead and pursue."

- Anton Chekhov

"If things don't come easy to you, you have to pull a bunny out of a hat." -Steve Coogan #trvst #quotes #socialchange #planetearthfirst #rabbit #bunny
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"If things don't come easy to you, you have to pull a bunny out of a hat."

- Steve Coogan

"Why is the rabbit unafraid? Because he's smarter than the panther." -Charles Morse #trvst #quotes #beinspired #ecoconscious #bunny #rabbit
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"Why is the rabbit unafraid? Because he's smarter than the panther."

- Charles Morse

"The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase unattainable material goals." -Kit Williams #trvst #quotes #bethechange #dogood #bunny #goals #rabbit
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"The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase unattainable material goals."

- Kit Williams

Metaphorical Rabbit Quotes To Include In Daily Conversations

Rabbits have long hopped into our daily conversations, lending their unique characteristics to various idiomatic expressions. For instance, the phrase "going down the rabbit hole" is inspired by Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland." The metaphor explains the journey into a perplexing and often surreal situation, such as losing ourselves by scrolling through social media. 

We also use the term "rabbit's foot," rooted in European and Celtic folklore, to symbolize good luck or protection. There are more rabbit idioms associated with ancient cultures and natural behaviors. So, discover more of these after reading the rabbit sayings below.

"All too often, the rabbit hole is as deep as you have dug it." -Gary Hopkins #trvst #quotes #takeaction #socialimpact #rabbit #bunny
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"All too often, the rabbit hole is as deep as you have dug it."

- Gary Hopkins

"Dabbling in astrology is like carrying a lucky rabbit's foot as an omen of good luck which costs us very little and might have some beneficial effects." -Siegfried Fred Singer #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialimpact #rabbit #bunny
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"Dabbling in astrology is like carrying a lucky rabbit's foot as an omen of good luck which costs us very little and might have some beneficial effects."

- Siegfried Fred Singer

"Don't fight the rabbits. If you fight the rabbits, the elephants are going to kill you." -Bobby Knight #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #impact #rabbit #bunny
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"Don't fight the rabbits. If you fight the rabbits, the elephants are going to kill you."

- Bobby Knight

"The truth is a rabbit in a bramble patch. All you can do is circle around and say it's somewhere in there." -Pete Seeger #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #beinspired #rabbit #truth #bunny
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"The truth is a rabbit in a bramble patch. All you can do is circle around and say it's somewhere in there."

- Pete Seeger

"Romance, like the bunny at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles." -Beverly Jones #trvst #quotes #gogreen #bethechange #rabbit #bunny
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"Romance, like the bunny at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles."

- Beverly Jones

"Those guards are going to be all sorts of pissed when they find out they've been following a bunny rabbit." -H.M. Ward #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #ecoconscious #bunny #rabbit
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"Those guards are going to be all sorts of pissed when they find out they've been following a bunny rabbit."

- H.M. Ward

"Little rabbits have big ears." -Virginia C. Andrews #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #thinkgreen #rabbit #bunny
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"Little rabbits have big ears."

- Virginia C. Andrews

"As for me I will follow the path of the pink bunnies." -Magenta Periwinkle #trvst #quotes #gogreen #planetearthfirst #rabbit #bunny
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"As for me I will follow the path of the pink bunnies."

- Magenta Periwinkle

Rabbit Quotes From Cartoons To Books

Due to their long ears, two huge teeth, and fluffy tail, rabbits have been a favorite of authors and artists to add to their works. For instance, with his iconic mischievous grin and clever wit, Bugs Bunny burst onto the scene in 1940 in the short film "A Wild Hare." This quick-thinking, rebellious character won the hearts of audiences of all ages and continues to delight fans today, proving the timeless appeal of rabbit characters.

Check out the various rabbit portrayals in cartoons and books through the rabbit quotes below.

"If an interesting monster can’t have an interesting hairdo I don’t know what this world is coming to." -Bugs Bunny #trvst #quotes #beinspired #ecoconscious #bunny #interesting #rabbit #world
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"If an interesting monster can’t have an interesting hairdo I don’t know what this world is coming to."

- Bugs Bunny

"Owl,' said Rabbit shortly, 'you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest--and when I say thinking I mean thinking--you and I must do it.'" -A.A. Milne, ‘The House at Pooh Corner' #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialchange #rabbit #bunny
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"Owl,' said Rabbit shortly, 'you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest--and when I say thinking I mean thinking--you and I must do it.'"

- A.A. Milne, ‘The House at Pooh Corner'

"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch bunnies. Yet he is lord of all the animals." -George Orwell, 'Animal Farm' #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #beinspired #rabbit #bunny
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"Man is the only creature that consumes without producing. He does not give milk, he does not lay eggs, he is too weak to pull the plough, he cannot run fast enough to catch bunnies. Yet he is lord of all the animals."

- George Orwell, 'Animal Farm'

"Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my 'furry little problem' in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved bunny." -J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #thinkgreen #rabbit #people #bunny
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"Sometimes you remind me a lot of James. He called it my 'furry little problem' in company. Many people were under the impression that I owned a badly behaved bunny."

- J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'

"When the Fox hears the bunny scream he comes a-runnin', but not to help." -Thomas Harris, ' The Silence Of The Lambs ' #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialchange #bunny #rabbit
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"When the Fox hears the bunny scream he comes a-runnin', but not to help."

- Thomas Harris, ' The Silence Of The Lambs '

Funny Rabbit Quotes To Make You Smile

Looking at rabbits, whether in pictures or in person, always makes me smile. They have charmed us with their expressive eyes, which, as mentioned above, are one of their survival tools. Since the eyes are on the sides of their heads, it grants them nearly 360-degree vision—a perfect setup for spotting predators lurking nearby. In addition, the fur we can't help but want to touch plays acts as insulation that keeps them warm during chilly months and camouflaged in their surroundings.

The next time you admire a rabbit's cuteness, take a moment to appreciate its extraordinary adaptations. So while waiting for one to hop on your lap, smile as you read the rest of our rabbit quotes below.

"The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree." -Steven Wright #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialimpact #bunny #woods #rabbit #people #tree
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"The other day when I was walking through the woods, I saw a rabbit standing in front of a candle making shadows of people on a tree."

- Steven Wright

"There's nothing else I would rather do, unless there was a profession that involved cuddling bunny rabbits and kittens all day for money." -Kat Dennings #trvst #quotes #takeaction #socialimpact #rabbit #bunny
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"There's nothing else I would rather do, unless there was a profession that involved cuddling bunny rabbits and kittens all day for money."

- Kat Dennings

"I can hypnotize rabbits." -Elena Anaya #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #ecoconscious #rabbit #bunny
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"I can hypnotize rabbits."

- Elena Anaya

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