Animal lovers are a special breed of humans, generous of spirit, full of empathy, perhaps a little prone to sentimentality, and with hearts as big as a cloudless sky

โ€” John Grogan

The most killer John Grogan quotes you will be delighted to read

It's just the most amazing thing to love a dog, isn't it? It makes our relationships with people seem as boring as a bowl of oatmeal.

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Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day. It is amazing how much love and laughter they bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each other because of them.

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A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes.

Status symbols mean nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.

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He taught us the art of unqualified love.

How to give it, how to accept it. Where there is that, most other pieces fall into place.

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Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.

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Never slow down, never look back, live each day with adolescent verve and spunk and curiosity and playfulness. If you think youโ€™re still a young pup, then maybe you are, no matter what the calendar says.

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If you still think you're a young pup then you are, no matter what the calendar says

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A person can learn a lot from a dog, even a loopy one like ours.

Marley taught me about living each day with unbridled exuberance and joy, about seizing the moment and following your heart.

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A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated of illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not.

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A dog is the greatest gift a parent can give a child. OK, a good education, then a dog.

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Dogs are a really amazing eye opener for us humans because their lives are compressed into such a short period, so we can see them go from puppyhood to adolescence to strong adulthood and then into their sunset years in 10 to 12 years. It really drives home the point of how finite all our lives are.

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. . . owning a dog always ended with this sadness because dogs just don't live as long as people do.

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About John Grogan

Quotes 23 sayings
Profession Journalist
Birthday March 20, 1957

Mostly, he taught me about friendship and selflessness and, above all else, unwavering loyalty.

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Just so you know Labrodor retrivers do not howl.

Begals Howl.Wolves howl. Labs do not howl, at lestnot well. Marley attempted twice to howl, both times in answer to a passing police siren, tossing back his head, forming his mouth into an O shape, and letting loose the most pathetic sound Ihave ever heard, more like gargling than answering the call of the wild. Butnow,no question about it he was howling.

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Cats will outsmart dogs every time.

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A dog doesn't care if you're rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his.

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In a dog's life, some plaster would fall, some cushions would open, some rugs would shred. Like any relationship, this one had its costs. They were costs we came to accept and balance against the joy and amusement and protection and companionship he gave us.

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There's no such thing as a bad dog, just a bad owner.

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In the English language, it all comes down to this: Twenty-six letters, when combined correctly, can create magic. Twenty -six letters form the foundation of a free, informed society.

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In a world of bosses, you are your own master

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When I wrote 'Marley & Me,' I had a clear audience in mind.

And it did not include children. I wrote my book for adults and assumed only adults, and possibly teenagers, would be drawn to it.

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Dogs are great. Bad dogs, if you can really call them that, are perhaps the greatest of them all.

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