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1. "Home Alone was a lot and a lot and a lot of standing and sitting and walking and running and it was physically demanding but in this, I'm doing back flips and riding ostriches. It's physically demanding in a new way, so it's fun."
Author: Alex D. Linz
2. "Now take a human body. Why wouldn't you like to see a human body with a curling tail with a crest of ostrich feathers at the end? And with ears shaped like acanthus leaves? It would be ornamental, you know, instead of the stark, bare ugliness we have now. Well, why don't you like the idea? Because it would be useless and pointless. Because the beauty of the human body is that is hasn't a single muscle which doesn't serve its purpose; that there's not a line wasted; that every detail of it fits one idea, the idea of a man and the life of a man."
Author: Ayn Rand
3. "Ostriches like shiny things like coins and eyeballs."
Author: Charise Mericle Harper
4. "If I was a painter, and was to paint the American Eagle, how should I do it?...I should want to draw it like a Bat, for its short-sightedness; like a Bantam. for its bragging; like a Magpie, for its honesty; like a Peacock, for its vanity; like an Ostrich, for putting its head in the mud, and thinking nobody sees it -' ...'And like a Phoenix, for its power of springing from the ashes of its faults and vices, and soaring up anew into the sky!"
Author: Charles Dickens
5. "Take the matter as you find it ask no questions, utter no remonstrances; it is your best wisdom. You expected bread and you have got a stone: break your teeth on it, and don't shriek because the nerves are martyrised; do not doubt that your mental stomach - if you have such a thing - is strong as an ostrich's; the stone will digest. You held out your hand for an egg, and fate put into it a scorpion. Show no consternation; close your fingers firmly upon the gift; let it sting through your palm. Never mind; in time, after your hand and arm have swelled and quivered long with torture, the squeezed scorpion will die, and you will have learned the great lesson how to endure without a sob."
Author: Charlotte Brontë
6. "In fact, I've essentially given up on the idea of flight altogether and accepted that I'm going to be an angel-blood who stays earthbound, a flightless bird, like an ostrich. Maybe, or in this weather, a penguin."
Author: Cynthia Hand
7. "Madness is the WHO staring into the abyss and denying it is there. Madness is an ostrich who sticks her head in the sand while a pack of hyenas closes around her. - Lanky Man with green eyes"
Author: Dan Brown
8. "What modern day burlesquer hasn't been influenced by Sally Rand? My own pink ostrich fans -designed by Catherine, naturally- were the largest fans on any stage in the world (even I must up the ante). They are absolutely stunning! Made with four graduated shades of pink and hundreds of rose-colored crystals, they measure seven feet across and weigh 2.3 pounds each."
Author: Dita Von Teese
9. "He behaved like an ostrich and put his head in the sand, thereby exposing his thinking parts."
Author: George Carman
10. "I shook Obama's hand and I said, 'I want to be your friend.' My hand is still outstretched. I am not Obama's enemy, but it's difficult not see imperialism in Washington. Those who don't see it don't want to see it, like the ostrich."
Author: Hugo Chavez
11. "A chicken grows up in a little less time than an ostrich. An ostrich takes a whole year. A chicken takes a few months."
Author: Jack Horner
12. "I've got a sizeable retirement nest egg. It's an ostrich egg, and it's going to make an omelet so big that it'll produce enough leftovers for decades."
Author: Jarod Kintz
13. "Be like a sparrow aspiring to be an ostrich, and I'll be like a cowboy with no horse looking for a speedy land runner to ride."
Author: Jarod Kintz
14. "I have the ostrich of an asshole. I also have the asshole of an ostrich. With these two things, I have everything I need. Well, aside from love."
Author: Jarod Kintz
15. "We're ostriches and the whole world is sand."
Author: Jim Butcher
16. "I hope you will save me a dance.''Of course,' she said ...The other two ladies stood there, utterly still, eyes large and unblinking. It brought to mind a pair of ostriches, actually, and then Marcus realized what was expected of him. 'I hope you will all three save dances for me,' he said politely."
Author: Julia Quinn
17. "The ostrich burying its head in the sand does at any rate wish to convey the impression that its head is the most important part of it."
Author: Katherine Mansfield
18. "I have a very ostrich mentality. I feel like I have my head in the sand so no one can see me."
Author: Lupita Nyong'o
19. "We know - intellectually - that confronting an issue is the only way to resolve it. But any resolution will disrupt the status quo. Given the choice between conflict and change on the one hand, and inertia on the other, the ostrich position can seem very attractive."
Author: Margaret Heffernan
20. "The ostriches were like messengers who had learned their vital message by heart, but whose vocal chords had been slit by the enemy, so that when they finally reached their goal, all they could do was move their mouths."
Author: Milan Kundera
21. "I am she who lifts the mountainsWhen she goes to hunt,Who wears mamba for a headbandAnd a lion for a belt.Beware!I swallow elephants wholeAnd pick my teeth with rhinoceros horns,I drink up rivers to get at the hippos.Let them hear my words!Nhamo is comingAnd her hunger is great.I am she who tosses treesInstead of spears.The ostrich is my pillowAnd the elephant is my footstool!I am NhamoWho makes the river my highwayAnd sends crocodiles scurrying into the reeds!"
Author: Nancy Farmer
22. "The walls were hung with rich tapestries representing the Triumph of Beauty. A large press, inlaid with agate and lapis-lazuli, filled one corner, and facing the window stood a curiously wrought cabinet with lacquer panels of powdered and mosaiced gold, on which were placed some delicate goblets of Venetian glass, and a cup of dark-veined onyx. Pale poppies were broidered on the silk coverlet of the bed, as though they had fallen from the tired hands of sleep, and tall reeds of fluted ivory bare up the velvet canopy, from which great tufts of ostrich plumes sprang, like white foam, to the pallid silver of the fretted ceiling. A laughing Narcissus in green bronze held a polished mirror above its head. On the table stood a flat bowl of amethyst."
Author: Oscar Wilde
23. "Don't be more serious than God. God invented dog farts. God designed your body's plumbing system. God designed an ostrich. If He didn't do it, He permitted a drunken angel to do it.Empirical facts can add significantly to the meaning of "being godlike"."
Author: Peter Kreeft
24. "Damn her he said to himself. What good does it do my risking my life? She doesn't care whether we own an ostrich or not. Nothing penetrates."
Author: Philip K. Dick
25. "Outrageous...that wilfully selfish tyranny of silence evolved by a crafty old ostrich of a world for its own well-being and comfort."
Author: Radclyffe Hall
26. "A weapon, I told Horus. I need a weapon.I reached into the Duat and pulled out an ostrich feather."Really?" I yelled.Horus didn't answer"
Author: Rick Riordan
27. "Any fool can turn a blind eye but who knows what the ostrich sees in the sand."
Author: Samuel Beckett
28. "You don't direct ostriches, you herd them."
Author: Shelley Duvall
29. "This was now officially the most inane conversation in which Griff had ever been a participant—and that included a drunken debate with Del over ostrich racing."The color isn't too awful?" She twisted a fold of the skirt. "The draper called it ‘dewy petal,' but your mother said the shade was more of a ‘frosted berry.' What do you say?""I'm a man, Simms. Unless we're discussing nipples, I don't see the value in these distinctions."
Author: Tessa Dare
30. "A writer may tell me that he thinks man will ultimately become an ostrich. I cannot properly contradict him."
Author: Thomas Malthus
31. "If you took the city of Tokyo and turned it upside down and shook it you would be amazed at the animals that fall out: badgers, wolves, boa constrictors, crocodiles, ostriches, baboons, capybaras, wild boars, leopards, manatees, ruminants, in untold numbers. There is no doubt in my mind that that feral giraffes and feral hippos have been living in Tokyo for generations without seeing a soul."
Author: Yann Martel
32. "Now comes the difficult part: you must provoke the animal that is afflicting you. Tiger, rhinoceros, ostrich, wild boar, brown bear- no matter the beast, you must get its goat."
Author: Yann Martel

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