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41 Cow Quotes to Make You Laugh, Learn and Think

Dayna Remus
Dec 15, 2022
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Cows have been called 'the foster mothers to the human race,' because most people on the planet drink their milk. However, there is much more to cows than how much they can produce for us. Dig deep into these 40 quotes about the farm animal.

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It is no wonder there is such a massive production of milk, considering that these cows are reportedly estimated at nearly 1000 breeds and over 1 billion individual cattle.

Not only does this mean that they eat a lot of food, but each individual cow has a massive portion to themselves. Cows are said to eat for around 6 hours of their day, eating approximately five bay hales during the cold months. These animals, thirsty as ever, drink a lot of water daily, reaching that of a full bathtub each. Read these 41 quotes to find out more about them.

George Herbert’s quote: "The cow knows not what her tail is worth till she has lost it." | Image: AmoDays

George Herbert’s quote: "The cow knows not what her tail is worth till she has lost it." | Image: AmoDays

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Cow Quotes on Life

"I don't like looking back. I'm always constantly looking forward. I'm not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I'm too busy looking for the next cow." — Gordon Ramsay

"If you are not interested in your own country's problems, then what difference remains between you and a cow eating grass in a quiet corner unaware of anything around itself!" ― Mehmet Murat ildan

"It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow." — Harvey Mackay

"The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain." — Colin Wilson

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"The cow knows not what her tail is worth till she has lost it." — George Herbert

Gordon Ramsay’s quote: "I don't like looking back. I'm always constantly looking forward. I'm not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I'm too busy looking for the next cow."  | Image: AmoDays

Gordon Ramsay’s quote: "I don't like looking back. I'm always constantly looking forward. I'm not the one to sort of sit and cry over spilt milk. I'm too busy looking for the next cow." | Image: AmoDays

Funny Cow Quotes

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"Just because a cow stands in a field all day doesn't make it a philosopher" ― Vaseem Khan

"Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?" — Billy Connolly

"Sacred cows make very poor gladiators." — Nikki Giovanni

"A cow's heaven is a flower's idea of hell." ― Oliver Gaspirtz

"All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow." ― Grant Wood

Billy Connolly’s quote: "Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?" | Image: AmoDays

Billy Connolly’s quote: "Who discovered we could get milk from cows, and what did he think he was doing at the time?" | Image: AmoDays

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"North Dakota State. What do you have to do there to graduate? Milk a cow with your left hand?" — Bobby Heenan

"Nothing is worse than being alone on the evening of the day when one's cow has exploded." ― Dean Koontz

"I don't want any vegetables… I paid for the cow to eat them for me." — Douglas Coupland

"I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought, I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home." — Groucho Marx

"There's nothing like sitting back and talking to your cows." — Russell Crowe

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Bobby Heenan’s quote: "North Dakota State. What do you have to do there to graduate? Milk a cow with your left hand? | Image: AmoDays

Bobby Heenan’s quote: "North Dakota State. What do you have to do there to graduate? Milk a cow with your left hand? | Image: AmoDays

"Even a cow creates ambiguous signifiers. The moo of mystery." — Mason Cooley

"If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?" — Steven Wright

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Controversial Cow Quotes

"I like animals, all animals. I wouldn't hurt a cat or a dog—or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn't ask someone else to hurt them for me. That's why I'm a vegetarian." — Peter Dinklage

"There is one taboo against meat-eating. It divides Hindus into vegetarians and flesh eaters. There is another taboo which is against beef eating. It divides Hindus into those who eat cow's flesh and those who do not." — B. R. Ambedkar

"Agriculture is one of the biggest causes of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. Cars? Planes? Trains? Nope. Cow farts." — Zazie Beetz

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   Peter Dinklage’s quote: "I like animals, all animals. I wouldn't hurt a cat or a dog—or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn't ask someone else to hurt them for me. That's why I'm a vegetarian." | Image: AmoDays

Peter Dinklage’s quote: "I like animals, all animals. I wouldn't hurt a cat or a dog—or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn't ask someone else to hurt them for me. That's why I'm a vegetarian." | Image: AmoDays

"The human body has no more need for cows' milk than it does for dogs' milk, horses' milk, or giraffes' milk." — Michael Klaper

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"A branding program should be designed to differentiate your cow from all the other cattle on the range…" — Al Ries

"The cow is nothing but a machine which makes grass fit for us people to eat." — John McNulty

"'Organic' labels do nothing for a cow who is perpetually impregnated and milked, who loses her calf to the veal industry—or to protect her calf, who is sold at birth to the veal industry to be slaughtered. 'Organic' products are designed to optimize human health and reduce environmental degradation. Those who invest in organic products are not making a choice that promotes the well-being of farmed animals." ― Lisa Kemmerer

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Facts and Observations about Cows Quotes

"To give your sheep or cow a large, spacious meadow is the way to control him." ― Shunryu Suzuki

Ingrid Newkirk’s quote: "Cows are gentle, interesting animals." | Image: AmoDays

Ingrid Newkirk’s quote: "Cows are gentle, interesting animals." | Image: AmoDays

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"Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures…" — Thomas de Quincey

"If you do not milk the cow fully, it falls sick." ― Lalu Prasad Yadav

"Buffon… tells us that the cow sheds her horns every two years; a most palpable error…" — James Boswell

"Cows are gentle, interesting animals." — Ingrid Newkirk

Quotes until the Cows Come Home

"At acting school, people didn't speak like me. It was all received pronunciation —'ow now brown cow.'" — Ray Winstone

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Bjork’s quote: "I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I'm not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time." | Image: AmoDays

Bjork’s quote: "I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I'm not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time." | Image: AmoDays

"My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me." — David Lynch

"Milk is the only juice in a world of cows." ― Munia Khan

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"Moo may represent an idea, but only the cow knows." — Mason Cooley

"I do believe sometimes discipline is very important. I'm not just lying around like a lazy cow all the time." — Bjork

"I have found you and... fallen into such a blunder I suppose he has confounded the cow with the deer." — James Boswell

 Ray Winstone’s quote: "At acting school, people didn't speak like me. It was all received pronunciation —'ow now brown cow.'" | Image: AmoDays

Ray Winstone’s quote: "At acting school, people didn't speak like me. It was all received pronunciation —'ow now brown cow.'" | Image: AmoDays

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"Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. In fact, a moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old." — Bill Bryson

"As writers, we live life twice, like a cow that eats its food once and then regurgitates it to chew and digest it again." ― Natalie Goldberg

"She dragged me across the floor, stopping from time to time only to kick me. I didn't know our cows too could be so inhuman." ― Samuel Beckett

Lyman Abbott’s quote: “I cannot harness a horse. I am afraid of a cow." | Image: AmoDays

Lyman Abbott’s quote: “I cannot harness a horse. I am afraid of a cow." | Image: AmoDays

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"Cows are my passion… to retreat to a Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows; and china." — Charles Dickens

"To my mind, the only possible pet is a cow. Cows love you… They will be your friends forever." — Bill Bryson

"I cannot harness a horse. I am afraid of a cow." — Lyman Abbott

Steven Wright’s quote: "If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?" | Image: AmoDays

Steven Wright’s quote: "If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?" | Image: AmoDays

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While cows may seem like just another farm animal, they are more emotionally and socially complex than many realize. These animals can communicate their emotions through their ears and eyes, and of course, like many animals, they like to be petted.

These animals love physical connection, creating deeper connections with each other via licking. They also form relationships akin to friends and even best friends within herds.

Expand your understanding of another fascinating species of animal by going through these 92 insightful wolf quotes.

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