102+ Best Duck Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Duck is a bird that lives by water and has webbed feet (feet with skin between the toes), a short neck, and a large beak. Profoundly inspirational duck quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Duck Quotes

Duck love is recognizable in any language. Edmond Manning

Like a duck on the pond, on the surface, everything looks calm; but beneath the water, those little feet are churning a mile a minute. Gene Hackman

The popularity of ducks often described as the happiest animals in the barnyard  is increasing in many areas of the world. Dave Holderread

When the ducks are walking, you know it’s too windy to play golf. Dave Stockton

Oh, sighed the duckling, how thankful I am for being so ugly; even a dog will not bite me. And so he lay quite still, while the shot rattled through the rushes, and gun after gun was fired over him. Hans Christian Andersen

Ducks are strong, fast flyers. Randy Frahm

But what did he see in the clear stream below? His own image; no longer a dark, gray bird, ugly and disagreeable to look at, but a graceful and beautiful swan. Hans Christian Andersen

If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it could be a really ugly swan. Timothy Radman

The ugly duckling is a misunderstood universal myth. It’s not about turning into a blonde Barbie doll or becoming what you dream of being; it’s about self revelation, becoming who you are. Baz Luhrmann

I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. George Foreman

Prince Charles is the only member of the Royal Family who ever left Cinderella for the Ugly Duckling. Des Hanafin

Small men oft feel a need to prove their courage with unseemly boasts. I doubt if he could kill a duck. George R.R. Martin

In Los Angeles, I feel like the ugly duckling, like I’m from Venus or something. Eva Green

Ducks are one of the smallest types of waterfowl often the most colorful. Stephen Savage

There are no ugly ducklings. Loretta Young

Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face. Manoj Arora

I grew up feeling like the ugly duckling, and things have not changed that much. Nicollette Sheridan

Because human beings suffer so much more than ducks. Michel Faber

I am not beautiful. My mother once called me an ugly duckling. But, listed separately, I have a few good features. Audrey Hepburn

Duck love is recognizable in any language. Edmund Manning

I don’t have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turn into confident ducks. Maeve Binchy

The squeaky wheel gets the grease but the quacking duck gets shot. Carl Sandburg

When I see a bird that walks like a duck, and swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, I call that bird a duck. James Whitcomb Riley

If you should rear a duck in the heart of the Sahara, no doubt it would swim if you brought it to the Nile. Mark Twain

If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it could be a really ugly swan. Timothy Radman

Four ducks on a pond, a grass bank beyond, a blue sky of spring, white clouds on the wing what a little thing to remember for years, to remember with tears! William Allingham

An optimist is someone who figures that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s the bluebird of happiness. Robert Breault

A healthy duck will be bright and will try to get away from people. Nyiri Murtagh

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family Anatidae on our hands. Douglas Adams

The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild ducks etching themselves against the sky over the water, then blurring, then etching again and he knew no man was ever alone on the sea. Ernest Hemingway

I walk like a duck very straight up and down. Or like a penguin. It’s a dead giveaway that I’m a dancer. David Hallberg

It is to be regretted that domestication has seriously deteriorated the moral character of the duck. In a wild state, he is a faithful husband, but no sooner is he domesticated than he becomes polygamous, and makes nothing of owning ten or a dozen wives at a time. Isabella Beeton

Like a duck on the pond. On the surface, everything looks calm, but beneath the water, those little feet are churning a mile a minute. Gene Hackman

The popularity of ducks often described as the happiest animals in the barnyard is increasing in many areas of the world. Dave Holderread

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath. Michael Caine

For me to go to America which I find such a positive place well, I took to it like a duck to water. Victoria Beckham

Don’t be fooled. Looks can be deceptive. Like every working mother, I’m paddling away like a duck beneath the water. Katherine Kelly

I get a lot of letters. Not only from children, but from adults, too. Almost every week, every month, clippings come in from some part of the world where ducks are crossing the street. Robert McCloskey

Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face. Manoj Arora

To begin cooking duck at one in the morning is one of the finest acts of madness that can be undertaken by a human being who is not mad. Manuel Vázquez Montalbán

Have you seen a duck gliding smoothly on water? Does it ever look like it is paddling furiously underneath the surface? I don’t have to show that I am working very hard. Salman Khan

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck? J. K. Rowling

For me to go to America which I find such a positive place well, I took to it like a duck to water. Victoria Beckham

Man who waits for a roast duck to fly into mouth must wait a very, very long time. Jules Renard

When the ducks are walking, you know it’s too windy to play golf. Dave Stockton

When Donald Duck traded his wings for arms, was he trading up or trading down? Douglas Coupland

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in the Senate. Orson Welles

He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain. Douglas William Jerrold

Was that you or the duck? Groucho Marx

Always behave like a duck keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath. Jacob Braude

Don’t take me under your wing and tell me that scent is duck sauce. Josh Stern

How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks. Dorothy L. Sayers

Guy goes into a bar with a duck under his arm. Bartender says, Where’d you get the pig? Guy says, This is a duck. Bartender says, I was talking to the duck. Rodney Dangerfield

No matter how organized your ducks are, life can turn in two seconds. So, you can’t keep on waiting. Because if you keep on waiting, it’s gone. Diem Brown

I look like a duck. It’s the way my mouth curls up, or my nose tilts up. I should have played Howard the Duck. Michelle Pfeiffer

To listen is an effort, and just to hear is of no merit. A duck hears also. Igor Stravinsky

The perils of duck hunting are great especially for the duck. Walter Cronkite

If you keep your feathers well oiled, the water of criticism will run off as from a duck’s back. Ellen Swallow Richards

You can’t aim a duck to death. Beverly Sills

Poetry is a sky dark with a wild duck migration. Carl Sandburg

Unlike a deer, a duck can see you in color and from a very long way off  if you can see a duck, it can see you. Heather Carver

A new duck may be dirty because it soiled itself on the way home. Nyiri Murtagh

The squeaky wheel gets the grease, but the quacking duck gets shot. Carl Sandburg

Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin. Lucian Freud

Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call. Richard Lewis

A duck can see nearly all the way around without even turning its head; and yes, they see in complete color. Heather Carver

I love partridge and duck casseroles and have been known to hunt my own game. It’s important to eat off the land where possible. David Linley

I don’t have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turn into confident ducks. Maeve Binchy

No, I’m not a good shot, but I shoot often. Theodore Roosevelt

Popularity should be no scale for the election of politicians. If it would depend on popularity, Donald Duck and The Muppets would take seats in the senate. Orson Welles

Singing songs like The Man I Love or Porgy is no more work than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck. Billie Holiday

A duck call in the hands of the unskilled is one of conservation’s greatest assets. Nash Buckingham

A duck tastes the same whether they’re shot sitting or flying. Jase Robertson

You learn real early to make a film and then duck, and basically that’s how I go about it. Alan Rudolph

I’ve thrown vanilla beans into mustard. Nothing crazy or grainy, just normal Dijon. It’s great for duck. Smear some of that right on the duck, coupled with some roast plums, and it all comes together in that savory over sweet way we all love. Alex Guarnaschelli

In their writhings, a little like two ducks, one of which is trying to make a third duck inside the second duck, the second duck is trying to explain that it doesn’t feel ready for a third duck right now. Douglas Adams

Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time. Jules Renard

All along the backwater, through the rushes tall, ducks are a dabbling, up tails all! Kenneth Grahame

What is sauce for the goose may be sauce for the gander but is not necessarily sauce for the chicken, the duck, the turkey, or the guinea hen. Alice B. Toklas

The duck swallows the worm, the fox kills the duck, the men shoot the fox, and the devil hunts the men. Ken Follett

Since my parents both worked, they hired me when I was 11 to make dinner every night. I got a quarter a day. But I was always making things like duck a l’orange and baked Alaska. I was a little bit nutty. Teri Hatcher

My motto is water off a duck’s back. Meaning, don’t let negativity weigh you down, perpetuate positive thinking. Jinkx Monsoon

Confit is not something that comes to mind for summer. Usually, it means duck confit, made by cooking the legs and thighs in duck fat to preserve them for winter. Geoffrey Zakarian

I took the process of doing as much myself as I could, like a duck to water. I set up my own label and publishing, and it was a fun learning curve two decades ago. David Knopfler

I grew up in Beijing, and Beijing roast duck is my favorite. My mom makes it every year for Christmas Eve. How crispy the skin is is how good a duck restaurant is. Lulu Wang

Probably nature itself gave man the ability to lie so that in difficult and tense moments he could protect his nest, just as do the vixen and wild duck. Anton Chekhov

My idea of fast food is a mallard. Ted Nugent

I’ve always looked upon the ducks as caricatures of human beings. Perhaps I’ve been writing for years in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it. Carl Barks

I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. George Foreman

I am still friends with Dave Crosby. He’s a weird duck, but I like him a lot. Peter Tork

If you should rear a duck in the heart of the Sahara, no doubt it would swim if you brought it to the Nile. Mark Twain

I don’t think you’re happier if you’re thin, or beautiful, or rich, or married. You have to make your own happiness. Maeve Binchy

A healthy duck will be bright and will try to get away from people. Nyiri Murtagh

You don’t have a snail problem, you have a duck deficiency. Bill Mollison

Don’t quack like a duck, soar like an eagle. Ken Blanchard

Don’t be fooled. Looks can be deceptive. Like every working mother, I’m paddling away like a duck beneath the water. Katherine Keller

How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks. Dorothy L. Sayers

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout, Bang! George Will

No matter how organized your ducks are, life can turn in two seconds. So, you can’t keep on waiting. Because if you keep on waiting, it’s gone. Diem Brown

If your woman picks your ducks, and she cooks and carries her Bible, now there’s the complete package of womanhood. Phil Robertson

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