96+ Best Cow Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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The atmosphere was very comparable to a state football game. There were banners, rally rags, cow bells, about anything you could imagine. — Tina Sparks

The U.S. has had fire walls in place to protect the cattle population from getting infected with mad cow disease and there are some gaps in these fire walls. — Caroline DeWaal

We’ve engineered them to have a bovine gene. In that way they’ve now become susceptible to mad cow disease. — Fred Cohen

Whoever is fond of cream should take the cow around with him. — Turkish Proverbs

Education has always been a sacred cow in state budgets. There’s a constitutional responsibility to provide all students a decent one. — Steve Smith

It’s neat to know that someone in the audience knows what I’m going through backstage. I have a lot of fast, hot costume changes. It’s really hot inside that cow costume. — Holly Jones

I never met a cow I didn’t like. — Jennie Garth

Based on this new research, if just one infected cow entered the US feed supply and the brain and spinal cord of that animal were maximally dispersed in feed, it could potentially infect 45,000 other cows. That’s why we have to be extremely vigilant about keeping any infected animal material out of feed and food. — Michael Hansen

We’ll spend that one billion euros for mad cow disease, but that’s all, because there’s no more money left. — Gregor Kreuzhuber

You are sitting in peace (unharmed): as the nose of a cow that feeds among thorntrees and shows no scars. Luganda, Uganda — African Proverbs

There has been no impact on Wendy’s recent sales trends over the past three days (Friday through Sunday) since the announcement by the USDA that confirmed a single cow from a farm in Washington State tested presumptive positive for BSE, — Jack Schuessler

But mad cow disease is a serious concern that has been undersold by this administration and their industry allies. — Howard Dean

In December 2003, after pulling their heads out of the sand, the Department of Agriculture closed the barn door after the mad cow had already escaped, … This bill will ensure that the door is never opened again to abusing sick animals, jeopardizing the public health, threatening the American consumer’s confidence in the safety of our meat and potentially undermining a valuable sector of our economy. — Gary Ackerman

We applaud the farmer who did the right thing by turning over the sick cow in question to a veterinarian for testing. — Wenonah Hauter

When you’re a cash cow like Federated, you should invest in a growth business and not another buggy whip company. — Howard Davidowitz

The cow, basically, eats three basic things in their feed: corn, beets, and barley, and so what I do is I actually challenge my staff with these crazy, wild ideas. Can we take what the cow eats, remove the cow, and then make some hamburgers out of that? — Homaro Cantu

As the cow shows her love to her strayed calf when she finds it, and as the bride shows her love for her husband when he returns home, so does the Lord’s humble servant love to sing the Praises of the Lord. — Granth Sahib

Kyle surely would like to throw the ball more, but he understands who the bell cow on this team is. Even though the numbers don’t look very good, I’m very comfortable thus far with his decision-making process. — Brian Billick

Bacteria become resistant in the gut of the cow and then, if we become sick from that form of bacteria, we can’t be treated with the antibiotic because suddenly we’re dealing with resistant strains. — Caroline DeWaal

No self-respecting cow would graze here and I wouldn’t blame her, — Jim Hayes

I’m seriously considering eliminating the cow hunts on the unit (Unit 43). — Randy Smith

About the time that the mad cow was discovered here and Japan shut its borders, people began to take part in the Atkins diet. — Jerry Elder

is like the mad cow calling the herd rabid. — Craig Smith

We believe the combination of American General with AIG is a great platform, … We have a very good, but small, domestic life insurance business, and this will enhance it. Home Life is not the business we would go out building today, but it has been a cash cow for American General and it enhances the kind of business we want considerably. — Maurice Greenberg

Why buy a cow when milk is so cheap? — English 17th Century Proverbs

Daunte Culpepper couldn’t hit a sleeping cow with a 10-yard pass, unless that sleeping cow happened to be wearing an opposing uniform, which rarely happens. Culpepper has thrown eight interceptions and no touchdowns. This can only mean one thing in Randy Moss’s house: Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em. — Michael Rosenberg

This latest case of mad cow disease in Canada points to a significant North American mad cow problem. — Michael Hansen

I believe very strongly that no jurisdiction in this country has shown that they have been hurt by their inability to impose discriminatory taxes against the Internet, … State and local governments have a right to be concerned about where their revenue is coming from, but they should not be able to view the Internet as a cyber cash cow and treat it differently from other forms of commerce. — Ron Wyden

Duffy was after the calf, the cow came after Duffy and they all came after my dad. — Sandra Eisinger

I think that’s unjustified criticism. We have had a number of measures in place in this country for several years to mitigate the possibility of mad cow spreading in this country. We have found a single case. — Ann Veneman

Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said, I think I’ll drink whatever comes out of these things when I squeeze ’em!? — Bill Watterson

The more you think about things, the weirder they seem. Take this milk. Why do we drink cow milk?? Who was the guy who first looked at a cow and said, I think I’ll drink whatever comes out of these things when I squeeze ’em!? – Calvin and Hobbes — Bill Watterson

Whats wrong about eating cows? What do you think god made them for? Their big, their stupid, their delicious. You want more reasons? I never met an animal more prepared to die than a cow. Next time you go to the farm look at a cow in the eyes, it is begging you for a bullet. — Paul Rodriguez

dice, yield play, profitable as a cow that is rich in milk! Bind me to a streak of gain, as the bow (is bound) with the string! — Atharva Veda

Everyone is nice till the cow gets into the garden — Irish Sayings

It’s important to realize that all six cases of ‘mad cow disease’ identified in North America have involved downed animals. These animals, which are sick, diseased, or injured livestock incapable of supporting their own body weight, are many times more likely to carry diseases like this into our food supply. It’s critical that Congress do what it can to prevent this contamination, and that these animals be dealt with humanely. I’m proud to once again join my colleague, Rep. Ackerman, in sponsoring this measure. — Steven LaTourette

Mostly I want to talk positive; I wanna talk about a bunch of great kids that I coached and made me look good and the university that I’ve seen grow from a cow college, which it was, only 12,000 people, and when I came here, we weren’t at Pennsylvania State University, we were at Penn State College. — Joe Paterno

Scrimshaw on cow horns is only common in Australia, and in the Wild West. It usually involved ex-seamen who had learnt their skills carving whale bones, then ended up on the land. — Tom Thompson

He who lets the goat be laid on his shoulders is soon after forced to carry the cow — Italian Proverb

Never would it occur to a child that a sheep, a pig, a cow or a chicken was good to eat, while, like Milton’s Adam, he would eagerly make a meal off fruits, nuts, thyme, mint, peas and broad beans which penetrate further and stimulate not only the appetite but other vague and deep nostalgias. We are closer to the Vegetable Kingdom than we know; is it not for man alone that mint, thyme, sage, and rosemary exhale ”crush me and eat me!” — for us that opium poppy, coffee-berry, tea-plant and vine perfect themselves? Their aim is to be absorbed by us, even if it can only be achieved by attaching themselves to roast mutton. — Cyril Connolly

The Purple Cow had a barber shop. There’s just a ton of history here. It’s kind of reliving itself again. — Jerry Reed

What we wanted was to bring the outside in. We’re in the country, and we wanted to set the house in the midst of horse pasture and cow paddock. — Sharon Blanchard

We shouldn’t wait for a major outbreak of mad cow disease to take greater preventive action. There is no question that we should not be feeding the remains of any mammals to food animals, and by not closing this dangerous loophole, we are exposing the American public to unnecessary risk. — R. Halloran

The cow is nothing but a machine which makes grass fit for us people to eat. — John McNulty

It’s like the cow that kicked the candle, that burned the barn, that started the Great Chicago Fire. — Jamie Friedman

Numbered squares will be drawn on the football field, and if the cow does his business in the lucky person’s square, he wins $1,000. — Nancy Long

The Chinese use every spare bit of an animal: cow lungs, pig ears, chicken feet, duck blood. — Jennifer Lee

We went through a time when people shrunk from the idea of cow town, … I think we have reconciled. We are proud of our Western heritage. — Jim Wright

A man who has no love in him is as barren as a cloud with no moisture, a tree with no fruits or a cow yielding no milk; he is ever far from God and can never earn His Grace. — Sathya Baba

I am very concerned about the actions of USDA to close beef processing plants in Montana. The timing of this action is disturbing. We hope USDA is not taking this action in retribution for MCA, R-CALF USA and Governor Schweitzer’s recent actions to protect the Montana cow herd from Canadian bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). Governor Schweitzer purchased a 4-H pig during the Lewis and Clark County Fair, and that carcass is hanging at the Butte plant targeted for closure by USDA. — Dennis McDonald

We wanted to make an album that sounds like our band, and not a heady, self-conscious studio project. Everyone tells us rock and roll is a shadow of itself–a sad old milk cow smiling at the farmer every morning. We still see a bucking bull smashing around the stable. — Damian Kulash

We concluded that with regard to the risk of mad cow disease, the difference between Japanese beef and meat from American cattle aged 20 months or below is very small. — Yasuhiro Yoshikawa

He is a good athlete. He is the bell cow of their defense. They structure their defense around him. He makes the calls and he runs the alleys well. He keeps everybody aligned so that they do not get out of position. He is a dangerous football player. — Tim Teykl

We don’t eat cow or pig — the industry for a long time has been saying why do we eat kangaroo? — John Kelly

were covered in hundreds of pounds of cow intestines, which they had to puncture with their mouths, suck out the liquid, fill a glass with it then drink the juice. — Bernard Goldberg

People have gone to sleep on HIV. We know more about mad cow disease in England or the bird flu. — Pernessa Seele

We know when a man can’t milk a cow and this man can’t milk a cow. — Patrick Manning

The people understand that this is a new era for our state. People will be led to believe the lottery is a cash cow for education, and it’s not. — John Rustin

Having one cow in a 12 month period, which is what it’s been since they (Canada) had their last one, does not change the minimal risk standards that Canada falls under. So it should not disrupt trade in any way. — Bill Donald

The USDA is trying to argue this cow was just one month over the age limit, but how many other Canadian cattle have come into the U.S. in violation of the age constraints, and how much past 30 months of age are they, — Leo McDonnell

They call it PMS because Mad Cow Disease was already taken. — Author unknown

I don’t know about that. I’ve got to talk to someone about that. Cow bingo is more important than the baseball game? I don’t know. — Stephen Johnson

Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 feet per second, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter. — Dave Barry

The cow knows not what her tail is worth until she has lost it. — Proverb

This whole issue of cow sharing or cow condos is something that we in the agency are looking into and the industry also is asking us about. We’re going to need to address what is going on and what our position needs to be. — Ron McKay

Often a cow does not take after its breed. — Irish Proverbs

I think it’s great training for any comedian to start on cows. Because with cows, you expect them to be bored and just stare at you blankly. And that’s exactly what you’ll get at a comedy club. If you can toughen up with a cow audience, then you’ll never be worried with a human audience. — Kristen Schaal

I couldn’t kill a chicken, I couldn’t kill a cow – I was a vegetarian too at that time – so I thought, well what is there that I could kill? I couldn’t kill this and I couldn’t kill that. — Ellen Burstyn

If, what is learned is not put into practice, the student is like a cow that does not yield milk; a fruit lacking in taste, a book bereft of wisdom. — Atharva Veda

I think the biggest thing I remember was there are so many animals in this state named Kirby, and if somebody had a cow or a horse, they named it Herbie. I was always second fiddle to Puck, and I loved every minute of it. — Kent Hrbek

Passing from mouth to mouth it was learned by a thousand, and by the time it came to be heard by the king he learned of how a cow laid an egg! — Greek proverb

There’s nothing like putting your bare feet into fresh cow dung on a cold day. It’s great. — Makhaya Ntini

We could go anywhere we needed to go. I grew up in Knoxville on the half-miles and Sioux Falls on the quarter-miles and I love these quarter-miles as well as the half-miles, but when you’ve got a car working like this it’s like, ‘Holy cow it’s fun to race.’ — Danny Lasoski

All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. — Grant Woods

We believe that the likely impact from this case of mad cow will be positive — not negative — for our restaurant names. — David Palmer

Here’s the thing: I was charming. Well read and well spoken. Observant and even kind. In other words, I was kind of a catch. And I knew this was true. As long as you couldn’t see me. If you saw me, you’d think I was the sea cow that had swallowed your catch. — Victor LaValle

People are thinking maybe there was an overreaction to the mad cow issue, and there is a little bargain hunting going on, — Edgar Peters

This issue has been a cash cow for Congressmen, … and if you make a deal, you kill the cow. — Robert Litan

Better a good cow than a cow of a good kind. — English 20th Century Proverbs

It’s like that Simpsons joke – they’re filming a cow in a movie and they go, ‘OK, we’ll tape a bunch of cats together to make a cow’, and it’s like, ‘Why don’t you just use a cow?’. For some reason that is novel – like, ‘Oh, my guitar sounds like a piano and now if I can just get my piano to sound like my guitar’. — Ian Williams

It bore absolutely no resemblance to the ‘rude cabin’ described by racial detractors, … and was surrounded by a bake house, a milk house, a smokehouse, a chicken house with ’44 big hens,’ a workhouse, a cow house, and a barn that housed ’30 big horned beasts.’ — Robert Reed

The day will come when the cow will have use for her tail. — Irish Proverb

USDA says pink slime, which is made of cow connective tissue and other scraps and then treated with ammonia to kill the salmonella, e Coli, potentially, the U.S. Government says it’s totally safe. — Jane Velez-Mitchell

Just so many times before, we’ve had a lead in the bottom of the seventh and then not come away with the win. I mean, holy cow, their pinch hitter comes up with two outs and two strikes and slaps an outside fastball by the second baseman, and you go holy cow again. I mean, you think, what do we have to do to win? — Vance Arnold

Then a neighbor, Mr Smith, had a dairy cow and an couple bulls. He showed me how to bluff a bull. — Jim Fowler

We have been playing Russian roulette with our food supply for years by allowing these downer animals into the food chain, … This much-needed legislation will codify a temporary administrative ban on the processing of downer cattle and it will expand the ban on the processing of other downer livestock. Animals too sick or injured to walk are a higher risk for mad cow disease, E. coli and salmonella, and they suffer terribly when they’re dragged to slaughter. — Wayne Pacelle

For Illinois, current cow numbers are 20,000 larger than those of three years ago and Ohio has added 37,000 cows in the last three years. Indiana, however, has seen beef cow numbers decrease. — Chris Hurt

Skinny Cow ice cream and candy – like dancing – brings a little bit of fun to your day. — Jennifer Grey

Mostly, whenever I’m booked to do instruction, I just play a little bit and get people to ask questions. We’ll play some music for ’em, ’til somebody hollers out, ‘Play ‘Milk Cow Blues’ or ‘Play ‘San Antonio Rose.’ We play requests and demonstrate our music. — Johnny Gimble

The Western blot test, which concentrates the brain sample, can detect mad cow disease in an animal at an earlier stage of infection. It is used in virtually all European countries and Japan. — Michael Hansen

Yet true it is, as cow chews cud,/ And trees at spring do yield forth bud,/ Except wind stands as never it stood,/ It is an ill wind turns none to good. — Thomas Tusser

We have come to Your Sanctuary, God. Without milk, a cow serves no purpose. — Granth Sahib

No one asks the cow or the chicken where it gets its protein. I eat about 4,000 or 5,000 calories a day, and I cook for myself. I also have a line of cooks that work with me – some raw, some vegan. — John Salley

Growing up, I was a little hippie kid. I went to some good concerts… Amnesty International with Bob Dylan and Tracy Chapman… The best concert I ever went to was this one at the Cow Palace my freshman year in college on New Year’s Eve. It was Pearl Jam opening for Nirvana opening for Red Hot Chili Peppers. — Summer Sanders

I believe that this is really going to help the market for people who are selling beef. But, the whole mad cow deal is going to make it a little bit harder for us to get back to what we were just a few years ago. — Jerry Elder

It is often that a cow does not take after its breed. — Irish Proverb

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