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15 Woodpecker Quotes About The Drumming Bird

A woodpecker taps rhythmically against a tree, each peck a step closer to its goal. This determination inspires many woodpecker quotes that serve as metaphors for perseverance, focus, and achieving success through relentless effort. Through our curated woodpecker quotes, explore insights from authors and thinkers that apply to all areas of life.

Metaphorical Woodpecker Quotes From Literature To Daily Speech

Woodpeckers are persistent birds known for their rhythmic pecking on tree trunks. This behavior has turned them into metaphors for focus and perseverance in literature and everyday language.

Seth Godin speaks to focus: chipping away at one tree rather than scattered efforts. Vance Havner contrasts the bird's external work against internal decay, warning of dangers within. Reflect on the other sayings below and use them as woodpecker captions to share life lessons online.

Related Read: Read about the purpose of these birds and discover the status of critically endangered species like the Ivory-billed Woodpecker through our articles on woodpecker facts and types of woodpeckers.

"A woodpecker can tap twenty times on a thousand trees and get nowhere, but stay busy. Or he can tap twenty-thousand times on one tree and get dinner." -Seth Godin #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #bethechange #tree #trees

"A woodpecker can tap twenty times on a thousand trees and get nowhere, but stay busy. Or he can tap twenty-thousand times on one tree and get dinner."
- Seth Godin

"The temple of truth has never suffered so much from woodpeckers on the outside as from termites within." -Vance Havner #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #ecoconscious #truth

"The temple of truth has never suffered so much from woodpeckers on the outside as from termites within."
- Vance Havner

"Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he started." -Coleman Cox #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #bethechange

"Even the woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his head and keeps pecking away until he finishes the job he started."
- Coleman Cox

"‘If only, if only,’ the woodpecker sighs, ‘The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies.’ While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, Crying to the moo-oo-oon, ‘If only, If only.’" -Louis Sachar, Holes #trvst #quotes #beinspired #socialimpact #tree

"‘If only, if only,’ the woodpecker sighs, ‘The bark on the tree was as soft as the skies.’ While the wolf waits below, hungry and lonely, Crying to the moo-oo-oon, ‘If only, If only.’"
- Louis Sachar, Holes

"Repeat the truth so that the dull can grasp it! Repeat the truth with the speed of a woodpecker's beak making holes in tree trunks!" -Mehmet Murat ildan #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #thinkgreen #tree #truth

"Repeat the truth so that the dull can grasp it! Repeat the truth with the speed of a woodpecker's beak making holes in tree trunks!"
- Mehmet Murat ildan

"Many critics are like woodpeckers, who, instead of enjoying the fruit and shadow of a tree, hop incessantly around the trunk, pecking holes in the bark to discover some little worm or other." -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #tree

"Many critics are like woodpeckers, who, instead of enjoying the fruit and shadow of a tree, hop incessantly around the trunk, pecking holes in the bark to discover some little worm or other."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"A woodpecker's drilling echoes to the mountain clouds." -Dakotsu Iida #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #thinkgreen

"A woodpecker's drilling echoes to the mountain clouds."
- Dakotsu Iida

"All bad jazz sounds like Woody Woodpecker." -Leo Kottke #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #bethechange #jazz

"All bad jazz sounds like Woody Woodpecker."
- Leo Kottke

Quotes From Still Life With Woodpecker

Tom Robbins wrote "Still Life with Woodpecker" to show us how to keep love around. Robbins connects themes of romance and individuality, using the woodpecker as a symbol of what is wild and untamed. 

This book tells us our choices build our future, just like a woodpecker shapes a tree. Its narrative connects deeply with the bird's determination and the search for everlasting love.

Take a peak of this literary work through the quotes below.

"People who sacrifice beauty for efficiency get what they deserve." -Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #dogood #beauty

"People who sacrifice beauty for efficiency get what they deserve."
- Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

"We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves." -Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #changetheworld

"We are our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves."
- Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

"Some folks hide and some folks seek, and seeking when its mindless, neurotic, desperate, or pusillanimous, can be a form of hiding." -Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #planetearthfirst

"Some folks hide and some folks seek, and seeking when its mindless, neurotic, desperate, or pusillanimous, can be a form of hiding."
- Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

"When two people meet and fall in love, there’s a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it’s usually too late, we’ve used it up." -Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #beinspired #people #magic #love #hustle

"When two people meet and fall in love, there’s a sudden rush of magic. Magic is just naturally present then. We tend to feed on that gratuitous magic without striving to make any more. One day we wake up and find that the magic is gone. We hustle to get it back, but by then it’s usually too late, we’ve used it up."
- Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

"Fall asleep. Love will be there in the morning." -Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker #trvst #quotes #impact #dogood

"Fall asleep. Love will be there in the morning."
- Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

"Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice." -Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #beinspired

"Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice."
- Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

"There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum." -Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker #trvst #quotes #takeaction #dogood

"There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum."
- Tom Robbins, Still Life With Woodpecker

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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