quote by Umberto Eco

A book is a fragile creature, it suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements and clumsy hands. so the librarian protects the books not only against mankind but also against nature and devotes his life to this war with the forces of oblivion.

— Umberto Eco

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With the exception of certain rodents, no other vertebrate except Homo sapiens habitually destroys members of his own species.

A good plan isn't one where someone wins, it's where nobody thinks they've lost.

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Rodents can come across as being quite vacant in the personality stakes

Win and you are the superior being in all the universe;

lose, and may the fleas of a million rodents, infect your every orifice.

Canada is the only country founded on the relentless pursuit of the rodent.

A book is a fragile creature. It suffers the wear of time, it fears rodents, the elements, clumsy hands.

Don't "pole-vault over mouse truds" - by the time you've discussed the many options available to you, the problem itself could have been long behind you had you simply disposed of those rodent droppings with a simple tissue and dumped them into the garbage!

Although you should respect venomous snakes and approach them with caution, most snakes you encounter in an urban environment are harmless and beneficial because they eat insects, mice and other rodents.

The beaver, which has come to represent Canada as the eagle does the United States and the lion Britain, is a flat-tailed, slow-witted, toothy rodent known to bite off it's own testicles or to stand under its own falling trees.

Cats didn't start as mousers. Weasels and snakes and dogs are more efficient as rodent-control agents. I postulate that cats started as psychic companions, as Familiars, and have never deviated from this function.

Opening the fridge door, I found a rat eating the cheese.

My dealings with rodents, particularly those tagged verminous, have been few, but generally the pattern has been one of man, the boss, the caretaker of creation, the namer, appearing and the lower orders hitting the road.

The great disadvantage of being in a rat race is that it is humiliating.

The competitors in a rat race are by definition rodents.

I had another dream the other day about music critics.

They were small and rodent-like with padlocked ears, as if they had stepped out of a painting by Goya.

The rat had no morals, no conscience, no scruples, no consideration, no decency, no milk of rodent kindness, no compunctions, no higher feeling, no friendliness, no anything

You can think and you can fight, but the world's always movin', and if you wanna stay ahead you gotta dance.

But there was more to it than that. As the Amazing Maurice said, it was just a story about people and rats. And the difficult part of it was deciding who the people were, and who were the rats.

The important thing about adventures, thought Mr.

Bunnsy, was that they shouldn't be so long as to make you miss mealtimes.

Now, many of us in the Labour Party are conservationists - and we all love the red squirrel. But there is one ginger rodent which we never want to see again - Danny Alexander.

The mole rat is the only rodent born without a fur coat.

With a good lawyer, someone would pay for that little oversight.

You never know when some crazed rodent with cold feet could be running loose in your pants.

I'm not looking to freak people out - eating rodents or bugs. I don't do that anymore.

Remember, FDA employees are serious about fear.

We pay these people to panic about an iota of rodent hair in our chili, even when the recipe calls for it. FDA employees are first-class agonizers, world champions at losing sleep. When Meryl Streep got hysterical about Alar, they actually checked the apples instead of Meryl's head.

As if to demonstrate, by a striking example, the impossibility of erecting any cerebral barrier between man and the apes, Nature has provided us, in the latter animals, with an almost complete series of gradations from brains little higher than that of a Rodent, to brains little lower than that of Man.

I always play these rodent type characters - skittish and hyper like a chipmunk.

It's a complete act though. I'm a very normal person.

I'm not a big-game hunter. I've always been a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will.

When collapse is imminent, the little rodents flee.

It is, I suppose, the common grief of children at having to protect their parents from reality. It is bitter for the young to see what awful innocence adults grow into, that terrible vulnerability that must be sheltered from the rodent mire of childhood.

You mean he came to your school? The scandalous rodent-loaf!

You’d make an enemy out of me over a human?” The word “human” might as well have been “rodent.

Let’s find someplace where there aren’t any dead people, insects, or rodents. For that matter, someplace that’s big enough to accommodate both of us without crimping any internal organs. (Shahara) Picky, picky, picky. (Syn)

You can’t protect yourself. No matter how safe you think you are. No matter how much precaution you take, the rodents always find a way in.’ (Kiara)

You ignorant little rodent! This isn't just an old book.

This is the book of Everafter." "Sorry, I haven't read it. I'm waiting for the movie," Puck said.

Your father wasn’t a positive influence on you, was he? (Simone) Being the god of nightmares, he wasn’t a warm fuzzy bunny. Unless you count Happy Bunny. Amazingly the two of them have a lot in common…And I have to say that I’ve developed a fondness for that pissy rodent. (Xypher)

At school, our classroom had a small rodent zoo consisting of two rabbits, three hamsters, a litter of baby gerbils and a guinea pig. At first, I’d thought the teacher was raising snack food, which impressed me, being the first sign of intelligence she’d shown. Soon, though, I’d figured out the animals’ true purpose and left them alone, though I would never understand the appeal of petting and coddling perfectly good food.