In a theatre it happened that a fire started off stage. The clown came out to tell the audience. They thought it was a joke and applauded. He told them again, and they became still more hilarious. This is the way, I suppose, that the world will be destroyed-amid the universal hilarity of wits and wags who think it is all a joke.— Soren Kierkegaard
Emotional Wag quotations
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.
Again, in Wag the Dog, war has to be declared by an act of congress.
But if you go to war, you don't have to declare war. You're just at war and we did that, which is not legal.
I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.
A dog will teach you unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won't be too bad.
A person who has never owned a dog has missed a wonderful part of life.
The lunatic fringe wags the underdog.
No matter how little money and how few possesions you own, having a dog makes you rich.
To a dog, motoring isn't just a way of getting from here to there, it's also a thrill and an adventure. The mere jingle of car keys is enough to send most any dog into a whimpering, tail-wagging frenzy.
Say something idiotic and nobody but a dog politely wags his tail.
America is a large, friendly dog in a very small room.
Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over.
Learn why the world wags and what wags it.
That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.
Conversation in its true meaning isn't all wagging the tongue;
sometimes it is a deeply shared silence.
Your tail, is becoming too heavy to wag.
What is a constitution? It is a booklet with twelve or ten pages.
I can tear them away and say that tomorrow we shall live under a different system. Today, the people will follow wherever I lead. All the politicians including the once mighty Mr. Bhutto will follow me with tails wagging.
Over the years I knew her she always looked at me like that - as though I was a quite pleasant but amusing object - and it always did the same thing to me. It's difficult to put into words but perhaps I can best describe it by saying that if I had been a little dog I'd have gone leaping and gambolling around the room wagging my tail furiously.
After years of having a dog, you know him.
You know the meaning of his snuffs and grunts and barks. Every twitch of the ears is a question or statement, every wag of the tail is an exclamation.
America is a large friendly dog in a small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
She [Alice] went on "And how do you know that you're mad?" "To begin with," said the Cat, "a dog's not mad. You grant that?" "I suppose so," said Alice. "Well, then," the Cat went on, "you see, a dog growls when it's angry, and wags it's tail when it's pleased. Now I growl when I'm pleased, and wag my tail when I'm angry. Therefore I'm mad."
We have learned to whittle the Eden Tree to the shape of a surplice peg, We have learned to bottle our parents twain in the yelk of an addled egg. We know that the tail must wag the dog, for the horse is drawn by the cart, But the devil whoops, as he whooped of old; It's clever, but is it art?
I have no dog, but it must be Somewhere there's one belongs to me-- A little chap with wagging tail, And dark brown eyes that never quail, But look you through, and through, and through, With love unspeakable and true.
Some sigh for this and that; My wishes don't go far; The world may wag at will, So I have my cigar.
ART, n. This word has no definition. Its origin is related by the ingenious Father Gassalasca Jape as "One day a wag - what would the wretch be at? Shifted a letter of the cipher RAT, And said it was a god's name! . . ."
Man himself cannot express love and humility by external signs, so plainly as does a dog, when with drooping ears, hanging lips, flexuous body, and wagging tail, he meets his beloved master.
The eyes of a dog, the expression of a dog, the warmly wagging tail of a dog and the gloriously cold damp nose of a dog were in my opinion all God-given for one purpose only-to make complete fools of us human beings.
My faith is the only thing that never fails me.
At grief so deep the tongue must wag in vain;
the language of our sense and memory lacks the vocabulary of such pain.
And I, a materialist who does not believe in the starry heaven promised to a human being, for this dog and for every dog I believe in heaven, yes, I believe in a heaven that I will never enter, but he waits for me wagging his big fan of a tail so I, soon to arrive, will feel welcomed.
The dog wags its tail only at living things.
A tail wag, the equivalent of a human smile, is bestowed upon people, dogs , cats, squirrels, even mice and butterflies. - but no lifeless things. A dog won't wag its tail to its dinner or to a bed, card, stick, or even a bone.
Not all tongues that wag cohabit with a brain.
the world is not always kind to a clever woman even when she is visibly known to be earning her own living. There are always spiteful tongues wagging in the secret corners and byways, ready to assert that her work is not her own and and that some man is in the background, helping to keep her!
In the whole history of the world there is but one thing that money cannot buy.
..to wit--the wag of a dog's tail.
I have not watched WAGs World, I have not watched the BBC's Upstairs, Downstairs, either. It would be Downton Abbey, I think.