An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.


Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British novelist)


Courage and grace are a formidable mixture. The only place to see it is the bullring.


Marlene Dietrich (1904-1992, German-born American film actor)


They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.


Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466-1536, Dutch humanist)


When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.


Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961, American writer)


It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.


Samuel Johnson (1709-1784, British author)


Though I am an old horse, and have seen and heard a great deal, I never yet could make out why men are so fond of this sport; they often hurt themselves, often spoil good horses, and tear up the fields, and all for a hare, or a fox, or a stag, that they could get more easily some other way; but we are only horses, and don't know.


Anna Sewell


When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.


George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950, Irish-born British dramatist)


One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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