Owl Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old owl quotes, owl sayings, and owl proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

An owl is traditionally a symbol of wisdom, so we are neither doves nor hawks but owls, and we are vigilant when others are resting. Urjit Patel
There's always a hidden owl in knowledge. E.I. Jane
Owl is the grand and rather clever old man of the forest. He can also spell Tuesday. A. A. Milne
The owl is nocturnal with keen senses of sight and sound. It sees through the shadows of the night and hears the sounds in the silense; the illusion of the darkness. This teaches us to see past our own illusions and trust our intuition and perceptive senses. Anonymous
Do not trap yourself into an owl's hooting soundwhere sad nights linger through the blackness of a hound. Munia Khan
The inauspiciousness of the owl is nothing but the inauspiciousness of the man who thinks that owl is inauspicious! Mehmet Murat ildan
If there are no nightingales, one must settle for owls. Danish Proverb
A wise old owl sat in an oak. The more he saw, the less he spoke. The less he spoke, the more he heard. Why can't we be like that wise old bird? Edward Hersey Richards
Those who drink whiskey with the owls at night, cannot soar with the eagles the next day. Brian D. Ratty
People say the darkness is where secrets are best hidden. Night time brings clarity and focus to owls, even if the aperture of this vision comes with a stigma. Kimberly Morgan
Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
An owl is the wisest of all birds because the more it sees the the less it talks. Christie Watson
No owl is afraid of the night, no snake of the swamp and no traitor of the treason. Mehmet Murat ildan
Owl looked at him, and wondered whether to push him off the tree; but, feeling that he could always do it afterwards, he tried once more to find out what they were talking about. A. A. Milne
Advice from an owl: stay focused, be whoo you are, trust in a wise friend, live off the land, glide through the dark times, be observant, because life’s a hoot! Ilan Shamir
Observe and reflect, and become a little wiser every day. Anonymous
The owl goes not into the nest of the lark. Victor Hugo
The owl, that bird of onomatopoetic name, is a repetitious question wrapped in feathery insulation especially for Winter delivery. Hal Borland
There was a wise old owl who sat in a tree The less he spoke the more he heard The more he heard the less he spoke Why can't we be like that wise old owl in the tree? Speech must die to serve that which is spoken. Paul Ricoeur
Owl hasn't exactly got Brain, but he Knows Things. A. A. Milne
The wailing owl screams solitary to the mournful moon. David Mallet
A wise old owl once lived in a wood, the more he heard the less he said, the less he said the more he heard, let's emulate that wise old bird. Flann O'Brien
The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
More like some small, fierce bird of prey, something with a sharp bite. An owl perhaps, that speaks only when the rest of the world sleeps. Jenny will do well enough. Juliet Marillier Favorite
The owl is one of the most curious creatures. A bird that stays awake when the rest of the world sleeps. They can see in the dark. I find that so interesting, to be mired in reality when the rest of the world is dreaming. What does he see and what does he know that the rest of the world is missing. M.J. Rose
But the owls themselves are not hard to find, silent and on the wing, with their ear tufts flat against their heads as they fly and their huge wings alternately gliding and flapping as they maneuver through the trees. Athena's owl of wisdom and Merlin's companion, Archimedes, were screech owls surely, not this bird with the glassy gaze, restless on the bough, nothing but blood on its mind. Mary Oliver
Owls are wise. They are careful and patient. Wisdom precludes boldness. That is why owls make poor heroes. Patrick Rothfuss
The little owls call to each other with tremulous, quavering voices throughout the livelong night, as they sit in the creaking trees. Theodore Roosevelt
The crow wished everything was black, the Owl, that everything was white. William Blake
The clamorous owl that nightly hoots and wonders At our quaint spirits. William Shakespeare