Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?
— Friedrich Nietzsche

It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous.
Jean-Paul Sartre raven quote

Hate is ravening vulture beaks descending on a place of skulls.
— Amy Lowell

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
— Jim Morrison

My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
— raven quotation by Maurice Ravel