41+ 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

The raven spread out its glossy wings and departed like hope. Cecilia Dart Thornton

As a result, the world’s lean wolf and the dark raven, a bird hungry for slaughter, celebrated.

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

Ravens are the birds that I will miss the most when I pass away. If only the darkness we must see into was made up of the black light of their agile brains. If only we didn’t have to die in the first place. Become crows instead

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

Duncan’s tragic entrance under my battlements is croaked by the raven himself, who is hoarse.

Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door! Edgar Allan Poe

But the black raven, the fated men’s bird, will tell, will tell the eagle, how he succeeded at the meal, when he robbed the dead ones with the wolf.

No doves come from ravens’ eggs. Hannah Kent

Allow my solitude to continue unabated.

Ravens are at home everywhere. They only have one enemy humans. Bernd Heinrich

To the fowl whose flaming eyes had pierced the core of my bosom.

He that visits the sick in hopes of a legacy, but is never so friendly in all other cases, I look upon him as being no better than a raven that watches a weak sheep only to peck out its eyes. Seneca the Younger

Raven is the name of the man you see here, moored off the coast of Tortuga. He is a well known pirate. He can fight, sail, and has no fear of anyone. He is not, however, impervious to errors. 

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

Other friends have left me before, and he will leave me tomorrow, just like my hopes have.

Like a feather in a dust storm with no direction, the raven flies through life, helpless and omitted, until night declares and the wind expires. Then it flies to the land of stones and etchings, and becomes an ember breaking away. Jessica Sorensen

Is it possible that wisdom appears on the earth like a raven inspired by the smell of carrion?

Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws. Jim Morrison

You can form an alliance with the serpent to fight the raven until the conflict is over.

For this reason, the lean wolf in the world rejoiced, and the dark raven, a bird greedy for slaughter. Cynewulf

The music, the dinner, and the wine, the garlands, the rose scents, and the flowers, the bright eyes, and flashing ornaments, the white arms, and raven hair, the braids, and bracelets, swan like bosoms, and the necklace, each an India in its own right, but not brilliant.

Needless to say, urgings by ravens are ignored at one’s peril. James D. Doss

Ravens are vicious birds, yet they are also wise. If creatures can’t be loved for their goodness, they should be appreciated for their wisdom.

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

A crow sitting constantly over a chamber door is not sorrow. Sorrow has teeth, and while it fades over time, it reappears when its name is whispered. 

The raven himself is hoarse, that croaks the fatal entrance of Duncan under my battlements. William Shakespeare

The raven is spared from censure, but the dove is pursued.

But the black raven, the bird over the fated men, will tell, will say to the eagle, how he succeeded at the meal, when he with the wolf plundered the slaughtered ones. The Beowulf Poet

My words are unerring tools of destruction, and I’ve come unequipped with the ability to disarm them.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe

If I were a tree, I would have no reason to love a human.

Leave my loneliness unbroken. Edgar Allan Poe

Gansey had once told Adam that he was afraid most people didn’t know how to handle Ronan. What he meant by this was that he was worried that one day someone would fall on Ronan and cut themselves.

Death is inevitable, passion is eternal. Allison van Diepen

They were always walking away from him. But he never seemed able to walk away from them.

My friends, tonight we bring you something entirely different. Something special. The poets will rest, the sonnets will be silent, and what words of love there are will not be spoken. Tonight, my friends, and I can hear you out there, sitting alone, like me, in your chairs, your beds, driving down an empty street with no one but me to listen to your weeping; tonight, I’m going to bring you Armageddon Charles Grant

I guess now would be a good time to tell you, He said. I took Chainsaw out of my dreams.

Why is a raven like a writing desk? Lewis Carroll

In his head, his mother said, People shout when they don’t have the vocabulary to whisper