Something Different – About Pigs


Personally, I like pigs as an animal. Being a vegetarian, I don’t like pork or the ubiquitous bacon sandwich that so many love – particularly the smell of cooking bacon. While out walking recently, for no apparent reason, quotes in relation to pigs started being shared amongst the group. Here are a few.

“I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.” – Winston Churchill

“I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and besides, the pig likes it. ” – George Bernard Shaw

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “What’s the first thing you say to yourself?” “What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?” “I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said. – A.A. Milne.

“All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others.” – George Orwell, Animal Farm

“I am very proud to be called a pig. It stands for pride, integrity and guts.” – Ronald Reagan

“These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.” – Alfred Hitchcock

“Thou frothy tickle-brained hedge-pig!” – William Shakespeare.

A 1933 song by Benjamin Hapgood Burt.

One evening in October, when I was one-third sober,

An’ taking home a ‘load’ with manly pride;

My poor feet began to stutter,

So I lay down in the gutter,

And a pig came up an’ lay by my side;

Then we sang ‘It’s all fair weather

When good fellows get together,’

Till a lady passing by was heard to say:

‘You can tell a man whose “boozes”

By the company he chooses’

And the pig got up and slowly walked away.