quote by Josh Billings

The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.

— Josh Billings

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We are kindred all of us, killer and victim, predator and prey, me and the sly coyote, the soaring buzzard, the elegant gopher snake, and trembling cottontail, the foul worms that feed on our entrails; all of them, all of us. Long live diversity, long live the earth!

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer.

A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.

Hamburger steak is carrion, and quite unfit for food except by a turkey buzzard, a hyena, or some other scavenger.

If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard.

Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything.

You must first realize the thing completely in your mind.

Then grasp the brush, fix your attention so that you see clearly what you wish to paint; start quickly, move the brush, follow straight what you see before you, as the buzzard swoops down when the hare jumps out. If you hesitate one moment, it is gone.

Oh, we played about like three tons of buzzard puke this afternoon.

My sister called me "Buzzard" when I was a baby - she couldn't say "Brother" so I've been Buzz my whole life.

And while blood's the only language that your deaf old ears can hear And still you will not answer with that message coming clear Does it mean there's no more ripples in your tired old glory stream And the buzzards own the carcass of your dream?

I think we look back at times past with fondness because we were younger.

Life had not yet begun pecking away at our innocence like buzzards on fresh road kill.

Now tequila may be the favored beverage of outlaws but that doesn't mean it gives them preferential treatment. In fact, tequila probably has betrayed as many outlaws as has the central nervous system and dissatisfied wives. Tequila, scorpion honey, harsh dew of the doglands, essence of Aztec, crema de cacti; tequila, oily and thermal like the sun in solution; tequila, liquid geometry of passion; Tequila, the buzzard god who copulates in midair with the ascending souls of dying virgins; tequila, firebug in the house of good taste; O tequila, savage water of sorcery, what confusion and mischief your sly, rebellious drops do generate!

All us Youngs could throw. I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid, and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock.

I've exercised with women so thin that buzzards followed them to their cars.

Buzzards got to eat, same as the worms.

Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day.

Teach a man to fish, and the old buzzard won't be hanging around, underfoot, all weekend.

Buzzards got to eat; same as worms.

Mexico: where life is cheap, death is rich, and the buzzards are never unhappy.

Well, laddie, if you've let an old buzzard like me hurt you confidence, you couldn't have had much in the first place.

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