50+ Best Raven Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A raven is one of several larger-bodied species of the genus Corvus. These species do not form a single taxonomic group within the genus. Profoundly inspirational raven quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous Raven Quotes

Why is a raven like a writing desk? Lewis Carroll

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, Shall be lifted — Nevermore! Edgar Allan Poe

All lives are composed of two basic elements, the squirrel said, purpose and poetry. By being ourselves, squirrel and raven, we fulfill the first requirement, you in flight and I in my tree. But there is poetry in the meanest of lives, and if we leave it unsought we leave ourselves unrealized. A life without food, without shelter, without love, a life lived in the rain—this is nothing beside a life without poetry. Peter S. Beagle

It would have been a great story if Brooks had went out there and scored 21 points, … That would have been great theater. But the reality of that is very difficult, as we know, in this league for any QB when defense is playing good. And the Ravens played well. Herman Edwards

The cry of a young raven is nothing but the natural cry of a creature, but your cry, if it be sincere, is the result of a work of grace in your heart. Charles Spurgeon

Cruel birds, ravens, but wise. And creatures should be loved for their wisdom if they cannot be loved for kindness. Hannah Kent

From warriors ravens grew red And with their leader a host attacked. Taliesin

The raven once in snowy plumes was drest, White as the whitest dove’s unsullied breast, Fair as the guardian of the Capitol, Soft as the swan; a large and lovely fowl His tongue, his prating tongue had changed him quite To sooty blackness from the purest white. Ovid

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore. Edgar Allan Poe

He is the Baltimore Ravens. He’s their franchise. Hines Ward

Despite the fact that Raven and Tack are often fighting, it’s impossible to imagine one without the other. They are like two plants that have grown around each other – they strangle and squeeze and support at the same time. Lauren Oliver

Top Raven Quotes

So lonely I make friends with the ravens that prey on lambs. Hannah Kent

Cat, hmmm? From where I sit you look more like a Kitten. My head jerked around and I shot him an annoyed look. Oh, I was going to enjoy this, all right. It’s Cat, I repeated firmly. Cat Raven. Whatever you say, Kitten Tweedy. Jeaniene Frost

I’m sorry,” he repeats again, too low for Raven and Tack to hear. “I’m sorry for everything. Lauren Oliver

Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas. – Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove. Juvenal

Censure pardons the ravens but rebukes the doves. [The innocent are punished and the wicked escape.] Juvenal

My love is like some raven at my window with a broken wing. Bob Dylan

I’m a Baltimore Ravens fan and I’m a Baltimore Orioles fan. I have them tattooed on me. Carmelo Anthony

Hugo is a raven,and, as such he knows many things. I, meanwhile, am Hodge Starkweathe, a professor of history, as such, I do not know nearly enough. Cassandra Clare

No doves come from ravens’ eggs Hannah Kent

Raven has lost deeply, again and again, and she, too, has buried herself. There are pieces of her scattered all over. Her heart is nestled next to a small set of bones buried beside a frozen river, which will emerge with the spring thaw, a skeleton ship rising out of the water”. Lauren Oliver

Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion? Friedrich Nietzsche

Prophet! said I, thing of evil! – prophet still, if bird or devil! By that Heaven that bends above us- by that God we both adore- Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore- Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore. Quoth the Raven, Nevermore. Edgar Allan Poe

Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!” Quoth the raven, “Nevermore. Edgar Allan Poe

It wasn’t for nothing that the raven was just now croaking on my left hand. Plautus

My soul is wrapped in harsh repose, Midnight descends in raven-colored clothes, But soft… behold! A sunlight beam Butting a swath of glimmering gleam. My heart expands, ’tis grown a bulge in it, Inspired by your beauty… Effulgent. Joss Whedon

Where there’s a doctor it’s always a bad sign. Even when they are not doing the killing themselves it means a death is close, and in that way they are like ravens or crows. Margaret Atwood

I grew up watching That’s So Raven and Lizzie McGuire, and I said to myself that I could do that one day, and here I am. This is a dream come true and I am just ecstatic to be here living out my childhood dreams. Zendaya

I am so proud to be the Baltimore Ravens’ first Hall of Fame inductee. Jonathan Ogden

Every time I have to try on a wig for work, I get excited about the colour; I’ve often thought about going for a platinum bob or also raven black, as it looks so great against pale skin. But I always end up being loyal to my red colour. Lily Cole

My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation. Maurice Ravel

To all new truths, or renovation of old truths, it must be as in the ark between the destroyed and the about-to-be renovated world. The raven must be sent out before the dove, and ominous controversy must precede peace and the olive wreath. Samuel Taylor Coleridge

To fight the raven you may make alliance with the serpent until the battle is done. Robert Jordan

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting… Edgar Allan Poe

Amazing Raven Quotes

There will be no more protest. No more dissension. No more violence. There will be only one voice. The voice of Ravinia. The voice of Halla. Your voice. There goes freedom of speech. I said Alexnder Naymeer and Bobby Pendragon, Raven Rise, Page 458 D. J. MacHale

Love can be angry… with a kind of anger in which there is no gall, like the dove’s and not the ravens. Saint Augustine

Seriously. Dados bounce. Bobby in Raven Rise D. J. MacHale

Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore – Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore! Quoth the raven, `Nevermore. Edgar Allan Poe

Mad Hatter: “Why is a raven like a writing-desk?” “Have you guessed the riddle yet?” the Hatter said, turning to Alice again. “No, I give it up,” Alice replied: “What’s the answer?” “I haven’t the slightest idea,” said the Hatter Lewis Carroll

In that moment, Blue was a little in love with all of them. Their magic. Their quest. Their awfulness and strangeness. Her raven boys. Maggie Stiefvater

I’m truly flattered and honored that I get to be Raven for life, Terrell Suggs

The lion of anger shall give place to the lamb of meekness; the raven of uncleanness shall fly before the dove of purity; the vile serpent of deceit shall be trodden under the heel of truth. Charles Spurgeon

Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens. George R. R. Martin

Ravens bring things to people. We’re like that. It’s our nature. We don’t like it. Peter S. Beagle

I am delighted, one more time, by the daring of my species and the audacity of our flying machines. There is poetry and music in our technology, a beauty as touching as that of eagle, moss campion, raven or yonder limestone boulder shining under the Arctic sun. Edward Abbey

Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore! Edgar Allan Poe

I love Baltimore, I want to retire a raven Jacoby Jones

Bat, pigeon, ravens – I don’t care about distinctions right now. Any fluttery, flappy thing is not cool with me. P. C. Cast

Ow do you knock out a Denizen? asked Suzy. I tried it myself once or twice, but just hitting them never works. It is not the force of the blow, but the authority with which it is delivered, quoth the raven. Garth Nix

Sorrow is not a raven perched persistently above a chamber door. Sorrow is a thing with teeth, and while in time it retreats, it comes back at the whisper of it’s name. Dean Koontz

I’ll ne’er distrust my God for cloth and bread while lilies flourish and the raven ‘s fed. Francis Quarles

Ravens are the birds I’ll miss most when I die. If only the darkness into which we must look were composed of the black light of their limber intelligence. If only we did not have to die at all. Instead, become ravens. Louise Erdrich

I always love watching those natural actors like Bill Cosby, Raven-Symone and Shia LaBeouf – just effortless actors. Jacob Latimore

Virtually all native cultures that have survived without fouling their nests have acknowledged that nature knows best, and have had the humility to ask the bears and wolves and ravens and redwoods for guidance. Janine Benyus

Do you know how pale & wanton thrillful comes death on a strange hour unannounced, unplanned for like a scaring over-friendly guest you’ve brought to bed Death makes angels of us all & gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as raven’s claws Jim Morrison

At a certain point he was very popular, from THE RAVEN. He was never fully appreciated, never made the money, and you know he was looked upon with admiration by some people, but also as an oddball. But that was his point. John Astin