quote by Chinua Achebe

A goat does not eat into a hen's stomach no matter how friendly the two may be.

— Chinua Achebe

Scandalous Hen quotations

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.

Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.

There was an old man with a beard, who said: 'It is just as I feared! Two owls and a hen, four larks and a wren have all built their nests in my beard.

Those seeking the life of the spirit should be cheerful and free, and not neglect recreation. Married people must act in conformity with their vocation--but their progress will of necessity be but the pace of a hen.

When painting the faces of young persons .

.. use the yolk of the egg of a city hen, because they have lighter yolks than those of country hens.

A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.

Gentleness doesn't get work done unless you happen to be a hen laying eggs.

Patriotism is as fierce as a fever, pitiless as the grave, blind as a stone, and irrational as a headless hen.

[W]hen the mind is really absent, in that silence, in that unlimited space, your potential starts glowing, radiating, flowering. Suddenly you are full of cherry blossoms, a new presence, a new fragrance.

While farmers generally allow one rooster for ten hens, ten men are scarcely sufficient to service one woman.

The hens they all cackle, the roosters all beg, But I will not hatch, I will not hatch. For I hear all the talk of pollution and war As the people all shout and the airplane roar, So I'm staying in here where it's safe and it's warm, And I WILL NOT HATCH!

People in Washington seem as hypnotized by precedence as though they were hens with their beaks on a chalk line.

It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.

It may be the rooster that does all the crowing but it's the hen that delivers the goods.

Just to settle it once and for all: Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The egg, laid by a bird that was not a chicken.

They say that hens do cackle loudest when there is nothing vital in the eggs they have laid.

If a robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage, How feels heaven when Dies the billionth battery hen?

Be bold and boast, just like the cock beside the hen.

A hen's egg is, quite simply, a work of art, a masterpiece of design and construction with, it has to be said, brilliant packaging!

It strikes me that all our knowledge about the structure of our Earth is very much like what an old hen would know of the hundred-acre field in a corner of which she is scratching.

I live alone, with cats, books, pictures, fresh vegetables to cook, the garden, the hens to feed.

At the window he sits and looks out, musing on the river, a little brown hen duck paddling upstream among the windwaves close to the far bank. What he has understood lies behind him like a road in the woods. He is a wilderness looking out at the wild.

It's a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock.

You can't set a hen in one morning and have chicken salad for lunch.

If you cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.

The gentleman puts me in mind of an old hen which persists in setting after her eggs are taken away.

When I watch animals, I realize I am watching individual with lives that matter, to them. It isn't just another chicken or another mouse. She is that particular hen, autonomous and unique. He is that particular mouse with a unique life and social identity.

The crows may crow, but the hens deliver the goods.

I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.

Is it not shameful and a great scandal that we poor latecomers, we Christians, aided by grace, the Faith, and the sacraments, should be running about like blind hens, ignorant of our own self and of the depth within us?

A charitable man is like an apple tree-he gives his fruit and is silent;

the philanthropist is like the successful hen.

Sometimes Hen...I think I would give my life just for one of your smiles.

If one cannot catch a bird of paradise, better take a wet hen.

I'm like a big old hen. I can't cluck too long about the egg I've just laid because I've got 5 more inside me pushing to get out.

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