Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Parrot Funny Quote

Originally uploaded by Tim Zim

"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." Will Rogers
Wow, Will Rogers spoke wise and funny words.
Imagine a parrot repeating to the town gossip what we say when we are angry or annoyed. That is not a pretty scenario.
But what beauty parrots have. Have you all seen the movie about the wild parrots of San Francisco? I think it is called "Parrots of Telegraph Hill." We read the book and saw the movie, and both are entertaining.
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And maybe, if you are not perfect (smile), remember that a parrot may be listening to you.


Jemi Fraser said...

Will Rogers has some of the best quotes - I love this one! :)

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I have to Budgies that listen to me and squawk back.
Thank heavens they don't speak *human*....



It is a great reminder to says nice things all the time :)
Thanks for the visit.
Deb :)

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

When I was young, I worked for awhile at a veterinarian's office. A lady boarded her parrot there for a week whilst she was out of town. I spent the entire week trying to teach it to say, "My grandma was a sailor". So much fun!

Syrone said...

We found out the hard way about parrots mimicking everything. I have an African grey and a pionus. Both of them talk or mimic sounds. They are the smartest little guys though. Our Ally hates it when we leave so she makes like the phone is ringing. Of course we run back inside to discover that it's only her imitating the phone. I actually think she grins when we dash back inside. They're fun birds though.

the wild magnolia said...

Will Rogers quote gives us pause to think before we speak.

Great quote and I'll check out "Parrots of Telegraph Hill".

Happy day to you!

Patty said...

Thanks for your visit. And believe me small children whether there our own or grandchildren seem to be able to remember the things we would most like them to forget. LOL I had a cute parrot joke I posted one day about the reason the parrot in the pet store was so cheap. Had a funny ending. I found it again, I'm sending it to you by e-mail.

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myletterstoemily said...

gotta' love will rogers! he's from
our great state!

koralee said...

Oh my friend...I love this quote..I am going to remember it always. Thanks ...hugs...xoxo

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

That's so true...whatever comes out of your mouth can often be taken and mimicked by not only parrots but by little ears. Baby Boo is notorious for repeating things that we say. One of her favorite words right now is "gusting" which means "disgusting".


That is a great quote! Same with little children with big ears. :)

lakeviewer said...

Give me Will Rogers any time.

Vicki said...

Very true words spoken by the very wise Will Rogers. Thank you for sharing and for the reminder to be careful of what we say. Have a beautiful weekend, dear friend~ Vicki

Leann said...

So true my friend so true. Count me in for the giveaway - I'd love to win!


Marydon Ford said...

Oh, boy, that is so true!

May your Memorial weekend & celebrations be safe & enjoyable, filled merriment ... as you solemnly remember those that have passed before us & our military that protect(ed)s our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!

TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

Helen Ginger said...

Parrots are beautiful. I've heard of the parrots of San Fran, but haven't seen them. I'm going to have to make sure I do the next time I go. Thanks for the reminder.

Straight From Hel

Antique ART Garden said...

I want the book !!! And no, I would NOT sell a parrot that had been living in my house, oh my goodness, NO WAY !!! Take care, Gina

Holly said...

I used to adore parrots...I still do...but the one my family owns still lives with my mom and dad...he is mean!

I love Will Rogers quotes!