Best Quotes About Pig

By the end, everybody had a label – pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary… If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary. -Jerry Rubin

When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. -Ingrid Newkirk

Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. -Ambrose Bierce

The only difference between a pigeon and the American farmer today is that a pigeon can still make a deposit on a John Deere. -Jim Hightower

Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. -Ambrose Bierce

Separation penetrates the disappearing person like a pigment and steeps him in gentle radiance. -Boy George

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

You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle. -William J. Clinton

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

We're all of us guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress. -Tennessee Williams

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact. -Djuna Barnes

A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but. -John Berger

I have eyes like those of a dead pig. -Marlon Brando

Ones reputation is like a shadow, it is gigantic when it precedes you, and a pigmy in proportion when it follows. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

The reputation of a man is like his shadow, gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows. -Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

What is a epigram? A dwarfish whole. Its body brevity, and wit its soul. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Anyone can tell the truth, but only very few of us can make epigrams. -W. Somerset Maugham

The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed. -Martina Navratilova

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

Lawsuit: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. -Ambrose Bierce

I am firm. You are obstinate. He is a pig-headed fool. -Katharine Whitehorn

No one hit home runs the way Babe did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands. -Lefty Gomez

You can't fatten the pig on market day. -John Howard

I do love Italian food. Any kind of pasta or pizza. My new pig out food is Indian food. I eat Indian food like three times a week. It's so good. -Jennifer Love Hewitt

Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma. -Hendrik Willem Van Loon

The user's going to pick dancing pigs over security every time. -Bruce Schneier

Men are pigs. Too bad we own everything. -Tim Allen

If I am to be a chauvinist pig, I want to be the number one pig. -Bobby Riggs

I don't mind being a symbol but I don't want to become a monument. There are monuments all over the Parliament Buildings and I've seen what the pigeons do to them. -Tommy Douglas

It'll certainly give the pigeons something to do. -Pat Cash

I dislike when people try to pigeonhole me, when all I want is to do good work. -Karen Black

Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig. -John McCarthy

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it! -Davy Crockett

Besides the physical strains I realized men can be pigs to women even when it's a man dressed as one. -Michael Rosenbaum

On some peculiar pigmented cells found in two mosquitoes fed on malarial. -Ronald Ross

I never apologized for anything in my life. The only thing I'm sorry about is putting a curse on Roger Ebert's colon. If a fat pig like Roger Ebert doesn't like my movie, then I'm sorry for him. -Vincent Gallo

Measles and TB evolved from diseases of our cattle, influenza from a disease of pigs, and smallpox possibly from a disease of camels. The Americas had very few native domesticated animal species from which humans could acquire such diseases. -Jared Diamond

Being black is not a matter of pigmentation – being black is a reflection of a mental attitude. -Steven Biko

Once they get their hooks into you, you're a dead pigeon. -Bud Abbott

I think that I've been pigeon-holed by virtue of the fact that I've spent so much time in front of a green screen. -Jonathan Frakes

Processed pig is white trash meat. Some people call it Spam. -Scott Weiland

Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through. -Sam Mendes

I mean, it is an extraordinary thing that a large proportion of your country and my country, of the citizens, never see a wild creature from dawn 'til dusk, unless it's a pigeon, which isn't really wild, which might come and settle near them. -David Attenborough

To eat the boiled head of a pig sliced like salami is very strange. It may seem cutting edge, but it's actually a lot older than any of the other traditional salami. -Mario Batali

I was quite surprised how easily people wanted to pigeonhole things I've done. -Bill Forsyth

I have complete freedom, and there's no way to get pigeonholed or bored. What could be better than that? -Richard Marx

Yeah, there's a tendency to get pigeonholed in Hollywood. -Mark Ruffalo

I have two Iceland horses, a very hairy dog called Looney, and a guinea pig. -Cornelia Funke

You can become really pigeon-holed in this industry. -Morris Chestnut

You know what it's like to persuade a pigheaded child to do something they don't want to. If they hear the same suggestion from someone else, they'll go right off and do it. -Mary Wesley

In the last 15 or 20 years, I've watched the British press simply go to hell. There seems to be no limit, no depths to which the tabloids won't sink. I don't know who these people are but they're little pigs. -John le Carre

I don't normally look like a twig and I do eat like a pig but the weight has just dropped off me. -Sienna Miller

I like people not being able to be pigeon-holed. -Matthew Shipp

We're going to be focusing our science on things that will take us farther and longer into space. For many of those experiments, the crew members are human guinea pigs, which is fine; that's part of my job. I don't mind being a human guinea pig. -John L. Phillips

People like to pigeonhole you. -Jason Statham

The pigeon here is a beautiful bird, of a delicate bronze colour, tinged with pink about the neck, and the wings marked with green and purple. -William John Wills

Somehow I got to be one of five or six actors that the directors would use as guinea pigs at this directing colloquium, where people pay to listen to and watch the directors direct. -Beth Henley

The pigs stuck out their little feet and snored. -Elizabeth Bishop

I took anatomy classes. I went to medical libraries and talked to doctors and nutritionists. I did the whole thing before using myself as a human guinea pig. -Marilu Henner

I knew exactly what I was, and there was no hang-up with me. None whatsoever. The fact that the pigment of my skin maybe being lighter brown than other people of my race, maybe some of them, but you know our race has all colors. -Billy Eckstine

Job plunges into a series of demands on and accusations of God which may be and indeed are epigrams of high intelligence, but are not noticeably patient. -Charles Williams

I am not strict vegan, because I'm a hedonist pig. If I see a big chocolate cake that is made with eggs, I'll have it. -Grace Slick

The labs were happy that I was brave enough to attempt to program it and the $5 million computer was left entirely to my use. I was their human guinea pig. -Philip Emeagwali

Here you do have forests, where pigs could be raised by letting them root about in the forests for a good part of the year. Therefore, you have a different attitude toward them compared with what continues to exist in the Middle East. -Marvin Harris

I'm not so widely known that I'm going to be pigeonholed. -Jeri Ryan

I think we were the first picture to cut on Final Cut Pro. So we were the guinea pigs, because we got a deal on the system. But with that comes all sorts of technological problems I couldn't begin to describe. -Griffin Dunne

The Cistercians do not eat meat… Yet they keep pigs to the number of many thousands, and sell the bacon – though perhaps not quite all of it. The heads, legs, and feet they neither give away, throw away, nor sell. What becomes of them God knows. -Walter Map

People like to pigeonhole and say, Well, I'm a Washington insider, and you know, that's quite silly. What does that even mean? -Bob Woodward

The greatest job I ever had was working on my family farm. Each morning my father would come into my bedroom around 4:30 am and command me to get up and work the fields. I would spend the next two hours before school slopping pigs and cropping tobacco. -Armstrong Williams

I had a great time investigating the pigments of different mutant fruit flies by following experimental protocols published in Scientific American, and I also remember making my own beetle collection when it was still acceptable to make such collections. -Paul Nurse

We have more patents on pigmented inks than anybody else. -Antonio Perez

At the time when I was conducting my research there was no known method for taking the guinea pig's temperature. I demonstrated a technique which is now widely used. -Charles Jules Henry Nicole

From the practical point of view, the susceptibility to infection of the guinea pig proved to be the most useful step forward. Today, all laboratories use this animal for preserving the virus. -Charles Jules Henry Nicole

The discovery that I soon made that the guinea pig was also susceptible to infection made it possible for me, from the third year on, to preserve the virus on this animal. -Charles Jules Henry Nicole

I remember laughing an inordinate amount of time. Setting up scenes that involve ooze coming out basements, or pigs' heads flying through windows is really fun. How could you not laugh? -Margot Kidder

The gigantic Gaul derided the Roman soldiers as a band of pigmies. -John Lothrop Motley

I was a guinea pig for some hoodlums who thought they could hurt me and frighten me and keep other Negro entertainers from the South. -Nat King Cole

No not pigeon holed me as an actor, or as a character, or as to what I could do – but what I would do… and the fact is the things you don't do are almost as important as as the things that you do. -Dabney Coleman

Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me. -James Dean

Which is good, in a way, because the danger in doing something like STAR TREK is that you end up in that pigeonhole and you're doing that the rest of your life. -Colm Meaney

So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places, where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble; and here also we find the wild pig. -John Hanning Speke

I didn't want to be greedy. It's a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go the slaughterhouse. -Walter Annenberg

I may have exaggerated a bit when I said that 80 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs. What I meant to say was 75 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs. -Richard Krajicek

I argued that the Bush administration, and the Coalition officials more recently, didn't understand Iraqi society. They thought it was a blank slate, that they could use Iraqis as guinea pigs. -Juan Cole

Why do we pigeonhole and label an artist? It is a sure way of missing the important, the contradictory, the things that make him or her unique. -Lukas Foss

After Lock, Stock, all these really nasty small town characters came knocking at my door trying to tell me stories, and somehow I ended up with this guy whose brother was feeding people to pigs, and that's what he did to get rid of people. -Guy Ritchie

The Congressman ascertained that the consulate in Havana had numbers to feed the pigs. -Erich Leinsdorf

It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow. -Georg Brandes

I have a skin disorder that destroys the pigmentation of my skin, it's something that I cannot help, OK? -Michael Jackson

I never know what I'm going to do for the Post next. Two weeks ago I had a piece on Homeland Security. This is one of my pig ongoing projects. How unprepared we are for a terrorist attack. -Sally Quinn

There was no last animal I treated. When young farm lads started to help me over the gate into a field or a pigpen, to make sure the old fellow wouldn't fall, I started to consider retiring. -James Herriot

Country radio went through a time where they were trying to pigeonhole everybody, and trying to make the gap really narrow, and I think that they've opened that up a little bit. -Tim McGraw

I did everything. I ran my life exactly as I wanted to, all the time. I never listened to anybody. I'm pig-headed. -Michael Caine

Whoever becomes the head of the National Theater finds himself in a position like that of Nelson's Column – pigeons dump on you because you're there. -Peter Hall

I got pigeonholed a bit. When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted to be the kind of actress I became. -Rachel Ward

Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram. -Karl Kraus

I don't understand why people would want to get rid of pigeons. They don't bother no one. -Mike Tyson

I'd rather be onstage with a pig – a duet with Jennifer Lopez and me just ain't going to happen. -Mariah Carey

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning. -Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust. -Kenneth Rexroth

An epigram is but a feeble thing – With straw in tail, stuck there by way of sting. -William Cowper

All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress. -Tennessee Williams

When I work I am pure as an angel tiger and clear is my eye and hot my brain and silent all the whining grunting piglets of the appetites. -Marge Piercy

It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style. -Quentin Crisp

Edible – good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm. -Ambrose Bierce

Our live experiences, fixed in aphorisms, stiffen into cold epigrams. Our heart's blood, as we write it, turns to mere dull ink. -F. H. Bradley

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram. -Don Marquis

Most of those who make collections of verse or epigram are like men eating cherries or oysters: they choose out the best at first, and end by eating all. -Nicolas Chamfort

There are a lot of women who live with pot-bellied pigs. -Catherine Zeta-Jones

I have worried about getting pigeon-holed, but now I think I've done enough weird, offbeat stuff not to be. And I also know that I do things for the right reasons: I've made my money, so I don't have to say yes to anything. -Christopher Meloni

Look, I hate to sound like Pollyanna, but I literally can't wait to get to work in the morning. I've got steady jobs, I've got my health, and I'm here in the greatest city in the world. I'd be a pig not to be grateful. -Christopher Meloni

The airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan – it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves. -Camille Paglia

The English countryside is the most staggeringly beautiful place. I can't spend as much time there as I like, but I like everything about it. I like fishing, I like clay- pigeon shooting. -Guy Ritchie

I don't want to be pigeonholed into doing just romantic comedies. But they're fun, and especially for women, it's nice to go to see them and enjoy that breath of fresh air. -Kristen Bell

My career is chequered. Then I think I got pigeon-holed in humour; Shakespeare is not my thing. -Maggie Smith

I do look a bit different because Dudley was a very piggish character and about three years ago I lost quite a considerable amount of weight. It means that I can lead a normal life without the baggage of people running after me and shouting things at me. -Harry Melling

I'm just an entertainer, man. I don't like to pigeonhole myself to anything. I love to do it all. -Ice Cube

The best days I have are usually days where I'm out in the woods and something happens, like I see an amazing animal like a fox, or I get a glimpse of a wild pig or something that I never see. Or crazy things happen. -Amy Ray

In the end, arguing about affirmative action in selective colleges is like arguing about the size of a spigot while ignoring the pool and the pipeline that feed it. Slots at Duke and Princeton and Cal are finite. -Eric Liu

I'm beginning to get pigeonholed as the girl who plays the crazies and weirdoes – and that's not the entirety of who I am. Hopefully, the whole point of being in this profession is that you change into anyone you want to be. -Fairuza Balk

To pigeonhole a genre as being successful or unsuccessful is weird. -Chester Bennington

My boarding school experience was the only thing I had strong enough feelings to write about for hundreds and hundreds of pages. I can still smell the formaldehyde of the fetal pigs in biology. -Curtis Sittenfeld

I hate pork rinds. I couldn't imagine how anybody would ever get the idea of taking skin from a pig and frying it and then trying to sell it to people. And then people actually buy it to eat it. That is the true sign of the decline of the human race. -Joel Kinnaman

Actors do tend to get pigeonholed. People want to know who you are so they can put you in a box. It's lovely to be known for such diametrically opposite roles. -Tom Hiddleston

It's beyond my control who's going to cast me or how you're going to pigeonholed, so for me, it's just I want to keep doing different things because I want to get better, so hopefully I'll be hired to do them. -Bradley Cooper

I would eat healthy at times and pig out at times. But I never had to go on a strict diet plan. -Tori Spelling

I want a pig. I want a pig on a leash. A baby pig on a leash. -Kesha

Down South, even our vegetables have some pig hidden somewhere in it. A vegetable isn't a vegetable without a little ham hock. -Paula Deen

I'd been doing projects outdoors for the public. I made pigeons eat geometry by putting bread out in rhomboids and triangles. I don't know if this activity made sense, but the work was available. -Jenny Holzer

In high school I never went to the prom because I was too consumed with gymnastics. Also, with my hair in pigtails and looking about 10, I wasn't exactly date material. -Cathy Rigby

I'm quietly becoming New York's premiere actor. People don't understand. They have me pigeon-holed as a comedian. -Colin Quinn

I believe we all have different ways we came to the gay community and we can't and shouldn't be pigeon-holed into one cultural narrative which can be uninclusive and disempowering. -Cynthia Nixon

I don't know anything more piggish – I don't know anything more un-American than saying, 'Oh, I'm worried about my own little handout or my own little program or my own little economy and we'll kick this can down the road and let some future generation deal with it.' -Todd Rokita

People pigeonhole me – I'm known for raising more money than any man alive. -Terry McAuliffe

I'd paint long strips of canvas and abandon them on the beach, or put bread out in geometric patterns for the pigeons downtown. I wanted people to find something nice and intriguing to puzzle over. Then I'd go back to see if the things were still there, or if anyone would notice. -Jenny Holzer

I've tried actively to define myself and redefine myself, and not be pigeonholed. -David Alan Grier

Over the objections, where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino. And they want to repeal it. -Joe Biden

You're going to hear a lot from President Obama and yes, from Joe Biden, you're hearing a little bit about Medicare these days. What they will not tell you is they turned Medicare into a piggybank to fund 'Obamacare.' They took $716 billion dollars to pay for the 'Obamacare' program. -Paul Ryan

Stubborn isn't a word I would use to describe myself; pigheaded is more appropriate. -Michael Bloomberg

You can't have it both ways. You can't tell me that you're taxed enough already, and that you want constitutional government and then in the next breath say, 'Bring me home some bacon.' The pig has been picked clean. -Rand Paul

I still, at hotel rooms, I do this one sort of not-so-cool thing: continually shoving my room service tray in front of someone else's door. Because I don't want the remnants. I don't want to be caught, like, being like the pig that I was at two in the morning. -Drew Barrymore

I'm a regular dude from Kansas who grew up with pigs and cows. -Eric Stonestreet

I don't think it's a good advert for any restaurant, a fat chef, and secondly, who wants to eat a dessert when the chef's a fat pig. -Gordon Ramsay

I like to do new things, so I always take on roles that I feel will keep me on my toes. I never want to pigeon myself, so I always like to surprise myself. I believe in versatility and so I would play anything as long as it was a challenge. -Archie Panjabi

I am real, real picky with what I decided to do. I want to make sure it's new and at the same time that it's in the same color of what I have played before. Not to pigeon hole myself but I don't like to do fluff. -Ryan Hurst

I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn't make any money. -Willie Nelson

I'm a selfish, little pig of a man. -Lewis Black

I was cleaning out the pigsty at a farm in Wales, where my mother had rented a room, when the results of my final school exam were handed to me by the postman, along with the news that I had a state scholarship to Oxford. I had waited for this letter for so many weeks that I had abandoned hope, deciding that I had failed ignominiously. -Nina Bawden

I don't like to be pigeonholed; I don't like when people won't see me for something because they don't think I can do it. I always feel like, at least give me the shot. -Khandi Alexander

I have no desire to maintain a lifestyle. I am a horrible celebrity. If I am out in public I dress like a pig. -Sandra Bullock

You have to accept the fact that sometimes you are the pigeon, and sometimes you are the statue. -Claude Chabrol

As you know, Hollywood loves to pigeonhole all the actors and actresses, and suddenly I got 're-pigeonholed' as an action actor. -Liam Neeson

I embrace my blackness, just as I do my conservatism and my Christianity, but I don't want to be defined or pigeonholed by any one of the many elements that make up my character. -J. C. Watts

I don't want to get pigeonholed. -Miranda Lambert

I've never been pigeonholed and I've experienced so many different kinds of skin – what man will do and won't do, what you should do and shouldn't do. This is what's exciting about being an actor; where philosophy majors sit in classrooms or write books about human behavior, we're actually acting them out in front of cameras. -Ron Perlman

Studios, because they are investing a great deal of money in movies, they want a guarantee that when they hire somebody that person can deliver for them. Everything is fear based, so they pigeonhole people. But I've written everything, from Westerns to sci-fi to dramedy, I've done it all. -Melissa Rosenberg

I never wanted to stay in one genre; I never wanted to be pigeon-holed or defined as the actor who only worked in one genre. I want to be able to work in all different genres. For me it's fun, and that's how I grow as an actor. -Dwayne Johnson

I get really nervous if pigeons are flying around before shows. I can't stand them after one once flew in through my bathroom window and went for me while I was having a wee. That was enough. I think pigeons target me. -Niall Horan

I have a pig valve. -Barbara Bush

I think cubism has not fully been developed. It is treated like a style, pigeonholed and that's it. -David Hockney

Anything that got to do with a pig, I ain't eatin'. -Ice Cube

But I think the majority of cows, and even more so chickens and pigs, are leading pretty miserable lives. -Peter Singer

Primate and elephant and even pig societies show considerable evidence of care for others, parent-child bonding, solidarity in the face of danger, and so on. -Christopher Hitchens

The one thing I will never do is become pigeonholed. -Vin Diesel

I've always loved pigs: the shape of them, the look of them, and the fact that they are so intelligent. -Maurice Sendak

They're always saying I'm a capitalistic pig. I suppose I am. But… it's good for my drumming. -Keith Moon

You can get pigeonholed in Hollywood and people think of you in a certain way. -Luke Wilson

I grew up in the '80s, and there was no bigger group than New Edition in R&B. I broke my piggy bank so me and my mom could go to a New Edition concert together. -Ruben Studdard

Probably a concern to either a major or minor degree with most actors if they're really motivated to kind of make a significant difference in the business is the 'pigeon-holing' thing. -Dominic Monaghan

My mother was an English teacher who decided to become a math teacher, and she used me as a guinea pig at home. My father had been a math teacher and then went to work at a steel mill because, frankly, he could make more money doing that. -Freeman A. Hrabowski III

We want to pigeonhole things and people, but it is absurd to regard me just as a furry wig-and-britches actor. -Dominic Cooper

If you make a film about a pig farmer in Wales and you are a huge hit as the pig farmer's wife, the next thing is you'll be asked to do a film about a sheep farmer in Scotland. -Kristin Scott Thomas

You just don't want to get pigeon-holed into one position. That's why even though I start out at center, I may play small forward, if I get a rebound and you're not there I can bring the ball up. -Lisa Leslie

I'm growing as an artist and expanding my range, and not pigeonholing myself by doing the same thing, over and over. -Sarah Wayne Callies

I love chicken fingers, I love French fries. I love desserts. I'm not just into dessert or just into savoury food. I love it all. I'm a pig. I love food. So it takes a lot of discipline to eat healthy. -Holly Madison

Who can't like pigs? They're wonderful creatures! I've always liked pigs. -Alexander McCall Smith

When actors first come up, you're auditioning for everything – you're trying to sniff it out like a pig with a truffle and you would do anything! -Bryan Cranston

I think any actor in their right mind is afraid of getting pigeonholed. -Zosia Mamet

When actors get pigeonholed, that's their own doing to a large degree. Because if you do something that people like, obviously they're going to ask you to do it again. It's up to you to say no. If you're that insecure about working, you'll probably do what you're known to do. -John Larroquette

When I was little, we lived on 8 acres and my mom had a horse. But when I was 7, my mom kicked my dad out, and then in order to feed us five kids, she got critters cheap or for free and raised them for food. We milked a cow, raised chickens, pigs and beef cattle. We heated our one-story house with wood and stayed cold all winter. -Bonnie Jo Campbell

Music is my only guide. I don't care if people pigeonhole me. Miles Davis is my hero. He covered Cindy Lauper and Michael Jackson, and he didn't give a hoot about what the purists said. -Meshell Ndegeocello

I take anything other than 'you big pig!' as a compliment. -Albert Brooks

Hogs and pigs are very intelligent. -Jack Hanna

Thanks to capitalism, the importance placed on beauty has never been so manipulated. We are the guinea pigs force-fed ads that tell us how pathetic we are: that we will never be loved, happy or valuable unless we have the body, the face, the hair, even the personality that will apparently be ours, if only we buy their products. -Beth Ditto

My family and I reside on a non-working farm, although we have a couple of horses and the usual stuff like pigs, cows, and chickens. We really don't have an honest-to-goodness farm, more of a hobby farm. -Al Jardine

Now, if you're Al Gore, you can afford $10 a pop for squiggly-pig-tailed fluorescent light bulbs. But if you're mainstream America, two or three kids, mom and dad working outside the home, that's not a very good deal. -Joe Barton

And call me a pig, but isn't it brilliantly refreshing how early the Dutch eat dinner? When they're still laying out the cutlery in achingly hip Barcelona, they're hanging the Closed sign on the restaurant doors of old Amsterdam. -Julie Burchill

Interestingly, the actress who, in her own persona, may be gentle, shy, and socially awkward, someone whose hand trembles when pouring a cup of tea for a visiting friend, can convincingly portray an elegant, cruel aristocrat tossing off malicious epigrams in an eighteenth-century chocolate house. -Wallace Shawn

MoveOn loves government. It remains enamored of government spending as fuel for its liberal agenda; and anything that threatens to close that spigot in any degree is perceived as a dire threat – worthy of Chicken-Little warnings that the sky is going to fall. -Bob Barr

But charity is a very complicated thing. It's important to find an area where you can really help and you can feel the results. Charity is not like feeding pigeons in the square. It is a process that requires professional management. -Roman Abramovich

When I left drama school, my fear was that I'd get pigeon holed into comic acting and I did so much to counter it that I got stuck in the opposite. -Rufus Sewell

I still maintain several different outlets of artistry, like my music, photography, writing and all those things. I don't pigeonhole myself into one thing. I do all sorts of things, and that's so important to me. -Jesse Johnson

We can't any longer have the conventional understanding of genetics which everybody peddles because it is increasingly obvious that epigenetics – actually things which influence the genome's function – are much more important than we realised. -Robert Winston

People call me for the ballads. Apparently that's where I've been pigeonholed. But it's really interesting and really fun. It's my favourite part of the job, writing. -Sia

When I first got to New York, all I did was musicals. After a few years I had to make a conscious choice to close the door on musicals, because I was getting pigeon-holed as a musical theater performer. -Tamara Tunie

I try to treat people as people and not put them in pigeonholes. -Tony Abbott

I used to help my grandfather on the farm, driving tractors, raising crops and animals. I used to feed some of the baby cows and pigs, and I had to be no older than 7 or 8. Then at about 9 or 10 I started driving tractors. It showed me at an early age what hard work was all about and how dedicated you have to be, no matter what you do. -Tyson Chandler

As an actor, you know, I love not being pigeonholed, which is great. No one really knows who I am. So that's a positive. -Kathryn Hahn

Girls like Diana Spencer, armed with nothing more than a guinea-pig-rearing certificate, proud to say in that old Sloane way that she was 'as thick as two short planks,' became the exception as girls from Benenden and Downe House started to fast-track towards the City and law, consultancy, media and the arts. -Peter York

The industrial food system is so cruel and so horrific in its treatment of animals. It never asks the question: 'Should a pig be allowed to express its pig-ness?' -Joel Salatin

You know, in our culture today, our Western, reductionist, Roman, linear, fragmented… culture, we don't ask how to make a pig happy. We ask how to grow it faster, fatter, bigger, cheaper, and that's not a noble goal. -Joel Salatin

I don't like the monikers, and I don't like being pigeonholed. You know, I'm a human being. -John Lydon

Guinea pigs are quite difficult to draw, I think, because they're so furry. -Quentin Blake

There is something exciting about saving up for a special treat. Bring back the piggy bank! -Sophie Kinsella

Visits to 'the country' were very important to me growing up, especially working on the farm, experiencing all the wonders of cats and chickens and pigs and calves and outhouses! -Trina Paulus

I'm a huge supporter of animal rights – and I've been an outspoken critic of the cruelties routinely inflicted on livestock at factory farms. But it really bothers me that the mistreatment of pigs and chickens and cows seems to attract a lot more attention and spark a lot more outrage than the abuse of immigrant workers. -Eric Schlosser

I had been making films for almost ten years, and the head men at RKO thought of me only in terms of musicals. I found no fault with that, except I just couldn't stand being typed or pigeonholed as only a singing and dancing girl. I wanted to extend my range. -Ginger Rogers

I don't eat animals. I rescue strays and take injured pigeons to the wildlife rehab. I carry spiders and wasps outside in a cup covered with a 3×5 card. It would only follow that I'd take pause when contemplating the abrupt and apparently brutal ending of a tiny human being's life, or even a potential human being's life. -Victoria Moran

I like to spend Christmas with family and friends, pigging out, exchanging gifts and basically doing nothing. -George Kotsiopoulos

I get pigeonholed into type-A personality characters, but I'm really not type A. I'm kind of a spaz. -Alison Brie

People like to pigeonhole you. It's easier. -Viggo Mortensen

The whole thing is you don't want to be pigeon-holed as 'Oh, he's a guy in a wheel chair. He's very fragile. You better watch out.' -Mark Zupan

I'm a huge fan of a lot of different genres of music, and I really felt like somehow I had been pigeonholed a little bit – maybe of my own doing – and in a way where I felt like I was sort of falsely defined. What my music was being called wasn't really the music I was always listening to. -Kathleen Edwards

It used to be that you kind of got pigeonholed into one thing – you're either a stage actor or a TV actor or a movie actor. Today, there's a lot of crossover with film actors doing television, which never happened before, so those lines are a little bit more blurred than they used to be. -Aaron Tveit

My nursery school did a production of 'The Three Little Pigs.' I played the third pig. When the wolf knocked on my door, I refused to get up and answer it because, to me, he was knocking the wrong way. I just lay there, snoring away on stage, fully immersed in my character. My dad turned to my mom and said: 'Dustin Hoffman.' -Zooey Deschanel

I have had close relationships with three species of wild pigs, each a chance encounter on a different continent, and all continue to enrich my life in surprising ways. -Lyall Watson

Burning carbon-based substances like oil, gas, and especially coal, produces billions of tons of extra carbon dioxide each year. Methane gas from cows and pigs and other animals on our large farms ends up in the atmosphere as well, trapping more of the sun's energy as heat. -Bill Nye

Americans! They want to go 600 miles an hour, and they don't know how to walk! Look at them in the street. Bent over. Coughing! Young men with gray faces! Why can't they look at the animals? Look at a cat. Look at any animal. The only animal that doesn't hold its stomach in is the pig. -Joseph Pilates

We are Jesus Christ's; we belong to him. But even more, we are increasingly him. He moves in and commandeers our hands and feet, requisitions our minds and tongues. We sense his rearranging: debris into the divine, pig's ear into silk purse. He repurposes bad decisions and squalid choices. Little by little, a new image emerges. -Max Lucado

I wouldn't want to be just pigeonholed as an extravagant director. -Harold Prince

One day we will have more inflation, and our bonds will bleed like a pig. The only reason for buying long bonds is short-term or as a desperate haven for terrorized investors. But the potential to make longer-term real money is naught. -Jeremy Grantham

Far too often, children with developmental disorders are diagnosed solely on the basis of their observable behavior, slotted into broad diagnostic pigeonholes and provided generalized treatments that may not always meet their specific needs. -Aditi Shankardass

I am the people, I'm not the pig. You got to make a distinction. And the people are going to have to attack the pigs. The people are going to have to stand up against the pigs. That's what the Panthers is doing, that's what the Panthers are doing all over the world. -Fred Hampton

You know, Darwin said through natural selection things go gradually, and he was talking about pigeon's evolution or horses evolving, getting faster. But in fact if you look at evolution on a bigger scale, cosmic evolution and you look at culture evolution you see it jumps, it goes through phase changes, and that's very exciting. -Charles Jencks

I guess you get pigeon-holed in Hollywood, but I'm ok with that because I've been able to do a lot. I started in the theater, then I went to stand-up comedy, and then when I went into the movies to do comedy and drama and big movies and small movies. -Denis Leary

My mantra is, 'Don't be afraid of color.' What did it do to you? Do a color testing in alternate kinds of light you desire in the room because the pigment will change. And I refuse to believe that pale pale or white colors in a small room will buy you more square footage. Go with color all the way. -Bryan Batt

My whole approach to wardrobe is, throw it in a suitcase and make sure they don't press it, for Pete's sake, so I can try to display some rumpled charm. Actually, I'm just a pig. I've got coffee stains on my pants. I think they're coffee stains, anyway. -Mel Gibson

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

I like to make Arroz con Gandules, rice with pigeon peas. My husband loves it. It's a Puerto Rican dish my mother taught me. -Essence Atkins

To operate based on conviction and belief requires an acceptance that your actions could get you fired. This is different from pig-headed bravado, and it is different from putting the company at risk. -Simon Sinek

Disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, floods, oil spills and radioactive fallout cause massive death of people, pigs, bats and birds. These disasters also impact the immune health of survivors. All harbor viruses. -Paul Stamets

I wanted to quit the industry when I was eighteen and finish '70s', finish my contract on the show and go to college because I was pretty convinced that after '70s' and after being on a show for eight years that I would be very much pigeonholed for something specific that I didn't want to be a part of anymore. -Mila Kunis

I don't want to get pigeon-holed into a certain kind of character. I love action roles and the hero, but I want to keep trying something new. -Michael Trucco

I don't want to be pigeonholed into the guy who's against everything. -Michael Moore

We overweight people, we say terrible things to ourselves. Oh, you wouldn't believe it. 'You fat pig. How can you do this? You're a disgusting jerk.' And that gets you nowhere. That gets you right back into a bowl of pasta fregula. -Richard Simmons

We celebrities are desperate pigs. -Penn Jillette

There were so many odd, strange things about Abraham Lincoln that I think nobody knew how to pigeonhole him. -Steven Spielberg

The harsh truth is, most red-haired men look like blondes who've spoiled from lack of refrigeration. They look like brown-haired men who've been composted out behind the barn. Yet that same pigmentation that on a man can resemble leaf mold or junkyard rust, a woman wears like a tiara of rubies. -Tom Robbins

My wife tells me I am a male chauvinist pig and I have to sort of admit it. In my office and in my home, I'm not very democratic. I think of myself as a benevolent dictator. -Edgar Mitchell

The fact is, I diet every day of my life. I have to work at it. But I diet so I can pig out. -Jack Nicklaus

I still miss my gramma. I can see her at the farm, in her apron, babushka and support stockings. My Slovak gramma spoiled us with pig in the blankets, kalachi, pop, chips and a drawer full of lollipops. It was heaven. -Regina Brett

Daddy had a farm – cows, pigs, OK, a big garden, OK? We did live off the land, and then we would supplement all that with whatever we could kill or catch. Whether we'd kill squirrels, deer, duck, or caught catfish or brim, that was what went on the table. -Si Robertson

There are two sides to being pigeonholed. There's, 'Oh, no, I'm going to be Chandler for the rest of my life,' but there's also the fact that getting to play Chandler opened up doors to me. It's now my job to find things that shake it up a little bit. -Matthew Perry

It's important to get well-rounded right off the bat. A lot of experienced dancers can get pigeonholed into one thing. I've been hired for a lot of different gigs simply because I can do a lot of different things with different levels of dancers. And it's sad to me that some dancers don't do more. -Mandy Moore

I love casting against type and doing things you wouldn't expect, because I think you get more interesting performances that way. Hollywood loves to pigeonhole people, and there's nothing an actor loves more than to do something different. -David S. Goyer

I personally am not interested in people trying to pigeonhole me. -Patti Smith

Every unwanted animal ends up on my farm: alpacas and horses and dogs and cats and chickens and ducks and parrots and fish and guinea pigs. -Salma Hayek

If you look at my career, doing albums with Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne or KRS-One and Jean Grae, I can't be pigeonholed. -Talib Kweli

Once you're sort of pigeonholed into something, it's quite difficult to get out of it. I have no aversion to playing a gay character again, but it would definitely have to be the right role. -Sarah Shahi

If you think a child is going to be your accessory… it's not like a micro pig. It's not about putting them in front of the television. You need to read to them at night. -Tori Amos

You can watch actors create their illusions, but if you don't see where they get the pigeons from, you don't really know how they're doing it. -Alan Alda

The English eat all sorts of birds – pigeons, ducks, sparrows – but if you tell them you eat puffin, you might as well come from Mars. -Bjork

It gives me more breadth as an actor and as an artist to not be pigeonholed. -Jeff Bridges

All literature is an effort at the formal character of the epigram. -Delmore Schwartz

I never pigeonhole myself into any religion, but I feel it has found me. I am trying to make sense of it… the essence of the Mathangi concept. -M.I.A.

I wanted to be a farmer's wife. I thought it would be quite fun to wake up of a morning, collect eggs and have sheep and pigs as pets. I know now that it would also involve having to sleep with the farmer, but at the time I wasn't thinking about the sexual implications – I was 11. -Miranda Hart

Honestly, I can't survive without my MAC gloss, pigment – sometimes MAC powder. But definitely my gloss and pigment and liner. I don't do mascara all the time. I do when I wear no lashes. I use the mascara, but when I wear lashes, I don't always do mascara, because it makes it real heavy sometimes. -Lil' Kim

I have a cat. When I was younger, I had a guinea pig. -Alison Goldfrapp

Maitre d's are at the financial spigot of the restaurant, meaning they control who gets in and who doesn't, but aside from that, they don't do anything. And yet they get paid as much as the highest-paid people in the place. -Joe Bastianich

I always have lipstick, and use the same lipstick for my cheeks as blush, so that it looks very natural. It's a good trick I learned from my mother. I like NYX or MAC because they have a lot of pigment and they're matte. -Lou Doillon

I love the pigeons. I just raise them, period, and feed them. Pigeons go away, and they always come back. You get a touch of freedom, and then they are free to come back to you. I love the idea of pigeons. -George Foreman

A pig's trotter is a fantastic thing. The first night of my honeymoon in Paris, my wife fell asleep in her steak tartare, so my trotter kept me company. -Fergus Henderson

Europeans ridicule Muslim culture because they don't understand the wisdom behind it. Take swine flu for instance: all the sudden you've got Europeans scared of pigs – we've been saying that for years! -Riaad Moosa

It was no accident that I made 'Hoop Dreams' because it concerned a sport that I loved and hoped would be my dream, however far-fetched that turned out to be. Because of the success of that film, Hollywood pigeonholed me as a sports biopic guy, which led to 'Prefontaine' and two cable sports films. -Steve James

I think I'm always conscious of not letting things fit into a specific box. Being a filmmaker and trying to chart a career, you never want anyone to be able to pigeonhole you into one specific thing. -Jonathan Levine

I write a ridiculous number of drafts. The characters change and grow through the drafting, and my understanding of them deepens. Creating characters in a novel is like shooting at clay pigeons and missing, and then missing more productively as the narrative continues. -Robert Boswell

Paris's neighborhoods, the arrondissements, are organized like a twist. They spiral from the river like toilet water flushing in reverse and erupting out of the bowl – a corkscrew or what have you, a flattened pig's tail, a whorling braid notched one to 20. -Rosecrans Baldwin

I treat my writing like a day job, like my main job, even if for many years I was doing other jobs to pay the bills. I worked as a copy editor. I was a medical guinea pig. I was an eBay power seller of ladies' handbags. I was an assistant to a bookie at the horse races. I bartended. I did anything I could to make ends meet. -Miguel Syjuco

Women's director! Well, I'm very pleased to be considered a master of anything, but remember, for every Jill there was a Jack. People like to pigeonhole you – it's a shortcut, I guess, but once they do, you're stuck with it. -George Cukor

There really is no ethical difference between eating a cat or a chicken, a dog or a pig. -Steve-O

I adore pigs, and I love eating them and cooking them, and I love using the whole animal. -April Bloomfield

All chefs have pictures of food in their phones, stuffed pig's ears and pigs' heads and the like. -April Bloomfield

I've done a lot of sci-fi, so I was a little hesitant because you get pigeonholed into that genre and world. But at the same time, I love sci-fi because the women are so strong and independent and smart. -Laura Vandervoort

I chose to stylize 'Among Friends' and add a dark comedic element because I didn't want to get pigeonholed as a genre director. I have a pretty dark sense of humor and knew that in order to get distribution, I had to do something in the genre for my first time out. -Danielle Harris

If I hadn't left South Africa, I felt I was at risk of being pigeonholed. I looked around and saw actors who, 10 to 15 years into their careers, were still playing stereotypical Afrikaans characters, stereotyped Indian characters. That was not something that I wanted for myself. -Adhir Kalyan

A pig resembles a saint in that he is more honored after death than during his lifetime. -Irma S. Rombauer

I get 100 e-mails a day from Americans who say, 'What you're doing is cool – can we work for you?' From Germans, I also get 100 e-mails a day, saying, 'You fat pig!' or 'You're a liar and a criminal!' I'm trying to change this. -Kim Dotcom

In the Netherlands – where I come from – you actually never see a pig, which is really strange, because, in a population of 16 million people, we have 12 million pigs. And well, of course, the Dutch can't eat all these pigs. They eat about one-third, and the rest is exported to all kinds of countries in Europe and the rest of the world. -Christien Meindertsma

I followed this one pig with number '05049,' all the way up until the end and to what products it's made of. And in these years, I met all kinds people like, for instance, farmers and butchers, which seems logical. But I also met aluminum mold makers, ammunition producers and all kinds of people. -Christien Meindertsma

In interior decorating, the pig's actually quite there. It's used in paint for the texture, but also for the glossiness. In sandpaper, bone glue is actually the glue between the sand and the paper. And then in paintbrushes, hairs are used because, apparently, they're very suitable for making paintbrushes because of their hard-wearing nature. -Christien Meindertsma

The job of uncovering the global food waste scandal started for me when I was 15 years old. I bought some pigs. I was living in Sussex. And I started to feed them in the most traditional and environmentally friendly way. I went to my school kitchen, and I said, 'Give me the scraps that my school friends have turned their noses up at.' -Tristram Stuart

We domesticated pigs to turn food waste back into food. And yet, in Europe, that practice has become illegal since 2001 as a result of the foot-and-mouth outbreak. It's unscientific. It's unnecessary. If you cook food for pigs, just as if you cook food for humans, it is rendered safe. It's also a massive saving of resources. -Tristram Stuart

'Meat' is a vague term and can be used to refer to many parts of an animal, including internal organs and skin. For the most part, the meat we eat consists of muscle tissue taken from farm animals, whether it's a sirloin steak, which is cut from the rear of a cow, or a pork chop, taken from flesh near the spine of a pig. -Michael Specter

I hate pigs. I hate goats. -Blake Shelton

I'm gonna make music, and I'm gonna capture every aspect of being a human being. That's really all I'm trying to do. I think that artists and pop culture identities are used to simplify what it means to be a human and pigeon-hole people into looking up to one role model. -Mac Miller

My grandmother raised me. She was a real no-nonsense but very funny lady. I drove tractors, made hay, milked cows, fed the chicken, fed the pigs. -Carol Bartz

In my real life I live in the countryside, I walk a lot, I shoot clay pigeons, I don't get involved in the film business or anything, and then in my cinematic life, I think I am drawn to the dark side. -Nick Love

I have quite dark skin, and when I had my son, I suffered quite bad pigmentation; I had dark patches on my face. Everyone said it would go, but it would take a very long time for them to even slightly disappear. -Louise Nurding

I don't have one specific dream role: I'm an actor, so I want to play everything. In this business, they'll pigeonhole you in two seconds if you're great at the role you play. Everyone assumes that you're really just like that character. -Jaime Pressly

McDonald's says it's phasing out pig gestation crates. When I heard that news, I almost started crying. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Scientists have shown that pigs are capable of playing simple video games, learning from each other, and even learning names. -Jane Velez-Mitchell

Any woman can be a siren one minute and in pigtails the next. I am a very complex person with more than just the one facet that television played on. -Toni Tennille

When I first came to New York, I would scream like a girl and run to the other side of the street if there was a pigeon. Now I can face off with a pigeon. -John Searles

God seems to be an unwilling participant in our efforts to pigeonhole Him. -Greg Boyle

I wanted to stay on a career path of the likes of Natalie Portman. I didn't want to be pigeonholed into a certain genre. I sort of believe that slow and steady wins the race. -Sami Gayle

In 'Hardflip,' you have a relationship where the father and son haven't seen each other in 18 years, but they find they're very alike: pigheaded, stubborn, passionate. It's a wonderful story of how you can't get away from how similar you and your children are. -John Schneider

You don't want to pigeonhole yourself. -Kevin Hart

Oh, I am such a little piggy. Everyone is always mad at me because I eat so much. They're like, 'How are you so skinny?' I eat more than my husband! -Joyce Giraud

The beauty of where I'm from – this small little town called Wallburg, North Carolina – I didn't have a TV; I was out playing ball with my dad, shooting clay pigeons. -Jill Wagner

After 'Radio Flyer,' to this day, every family-oriented script or script with kid actors comes across my desk. That's just Hollywood: you get pigeonholed, and it's both a blessing and a curse, but you live with it. -David M. Evans

I am a Topshop homing pigeon! I can walk into the Oxford Circus branch and ferret out the best bits in minutes. -Ashley Madekwe

I love food. I'm a huge food addict. I think in my past life I was a pig or something like that, but I love eating; I never stop eating. -Justin Lee

Compare sending someone a text message and getting a love letter delivered by carrier pigeon. No contest. -Bryan Callen

I'm 23 years old and still wearing pigtails. -Hannah Kearney

My music is pretty versatile; I have a lot of genres and styles. I don't think I should be pigeonholed into one thing. So we'll see where my career goes. -Crystal Bowersox

My first horror film was – well, I don't know. 'Bless the Child' is sort of genre, but 'May' was such a cult hit that after that, I just started getting offers for horror. I think I got a little bit pigeonholed in it right off of 'May' because there was just such a large response to that film. -Angela Bettis

I live in New York, and the only live animals you see are cockroaches, rats and pigeons, which I admire immensely. When I see an animal that thrives in the garbage, I feel relief; in our urban environment, other animals are dying out. -Isabella Rossellini

When I grew up, we always had our chickens, and we ate our eggs, and we ate our chickens. The family always had a pig, and we would kill it at Christmas and eat it for three or four months afterwards. -Isabella Rossellini

I've got four dogs, eight chickens, 10 sheep and six pigs. -Paul O'Grady

My two sons are the biggest pigs – always dirty, sweaty, burping and farting. -Judy Gold

CNN and MSNBC, our primary competitors, are trying to figure out how to beat us. There are some good, smart people at those networks, and even occasionally a blind pig finds an acorn. -Roger Ailes

I can create clothes for so many different time periods. I've always tried to avoid being pigeonholed. Plus, everything I learn about design and costume from one movie somehow works its way into something else. -Colleen Atwood

Way back in the 1970s, I was eating a steak, and I looked down, and for the first time it suddenly looked like flesh to me – like a dead creature. In a flash, I realized that every time I ate any kind of meat, something had been killed for me, and I stopped eating all animals, not just cows and pigs but chickens and fish. -Joanna Lumley

Around the time I opened my second restaurant, Etta's, I had just finished judging at the Jack Daniels World Invitational BBQ Championship in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Back home in Seattle, my goal was to recreate the sweet and smoky taste of that BBQ using our local wild king salmon instead of pig. -Tom Douglas

I went to junkyards, abandoned car lots. I asked supermarkets for the big jugs they put pig guts in, to make cabinets for my bass speakers. -Grandmaster Flash

I never want to pigeonhole myself or get typecast. I'm looking forward to my career and showing all of my range as an actress, and I'm looking at other mediums, too. I'm a theater actress first. And I cannot wait to return to the stage. -Samira Wiley

What happens a lot in film, though not so much in the theatre, is that you get stroked and sort of massaged, like a little guinea pig. -Cate Blanchett

Any pigeonhole is something to be rebelled against. -Martin Freeman

Since the beginning of my recording career in 1975, I have had a little difficulty because the pop stations think I'm a jazzer who doesn't have a feeling for pop, so it's hard to get my records played. Similarly, black urban radio doesn't understand that with my R&B roots, I am more than a jazz singer. So I get pigeonholed. -Al Jarreau

I never want to be in that stage where a band ends up playing state fairs and casinos. I am not willing to go out shooting up Botox and eating corn dogs while judging pig contests. -Al Jourgensen

When I was younger, my father told me not to pigeonhole the way that I perceive myself. -Domhnall Gleeson

Gorillas have a belch vocalization, which is sort of like, 'I'm OK, you're OK.' They do a pig grunt, which is reprimanding. They sing, they laugh, and they hoot, which grows into a chest-beating display. -Andy Serkis

It's been helpful to have so many opportunities to look different so people stop pigeonholing you. -Margot Robbie

When I was a boy, I had a baseball team of my own. We played on a vacant lot between Ninetieth and Ninety-second streets. I had a little menagerie of my own, some pigeons, guinea pigs, and so on. On Saturday mornings, I had to take my music lesson. Then the members of my team used to come see my menagerie. -Jacob Ruppert

I was working on boats as a teenager, sweating like a pig during a summer job. -Douglas Leone

My mother died when I was 17, and I moved in with my dad to make a 12-month pig's ear of retaking my A-levels. -Robert Webb

Epigenetics doesn't change the genetic code, it changes how that's read. Perfectly normal genes can result in cancer or death. Vice-versa, in the right environment, mutant genes won't be expressed. Genes are equivalent to blueprints; epigenetics is the contractor. They change the assembly, the structure. -Bruce Lipton

I had the opportunity of making necropsies on patients dead from malignant fever and of studying the melanaemia, i.e., the formation of black pigment in the blood of patients affected by malaria. -Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

In 1880 at the Military Hospital at Constantine, I discovered, on the edges of the pigmented spherical bodies in the blood of a patient suffering from malaria, filiform elements resembling flagellae which were moving very rapidly, displacing the neighbouring red cells. -Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran

I wanted to make my sophomore film as different as possible. I didn't want to be pigeonholed. I didn't want to be identifiable. -Cary Fukunaga

I learned from a longtime farmer that pigs enjoy soothing music. -Jamie Wyeth

I'm a very boring person, and all I do is want to paint and to record what I feel moves me or what interests me, and that can be in the form of a pig or in the form of President Kennedy. -Jamie Wyeth

Animals are not cute. They are disturbing. Pigs do eat their young. Actually, I hate pigs. I just happen to have some who are friends of mine. -Jamie Wyeth

Really, if you get to know pigs, they're very moody. They're not sweet little animals at all. That's what I like about them. They get depressed; they get into these snits. They're carnivorous. -Jamie Wyeth

One thing people would be surprised to know about me: I have a mean roundhouse kick. And my guilty pleasure? Deep fried pig ears! -Suki Waterhouse

You get pigeonholed. Some people are film stars, and some are theatre stars who do one-off telly. Somehow, I get into long-running series. -Kevin Whately

I think I was pigeonholed pretty early on. And I started late in my career. I was 33. -Rene Russo

Our main deal is pastured livestock. So we have beef cattle, pigs, turkeys, laying chickens, meat chickens, rabbit, lamb and ducks – egg-layer ducks. -Joel Salatin

Our motto is we respect and honour the pigness of the pig and the chickenness of the chicken. That means not confining them in a house with hundreds of others. -Joel Salatin

The pig is not just pork chops and bacon and ham to us. The pig is a co-laborer in this great land-healing ministry. -Joel Salatin

Our culture doesn't ask about preserving the essence of pig; it just asks how can we grow them faster, fatter, bigger, and cheaper. We know that's not a noble goal. -Joel Salatin

That's the joke about confinement pigs: they taste like whatever sauce you cook them with. -Joel Salatin

Choose to patronise your local farmers; as eaters, you need to demand a different type of food. Appreciate the pigginess of the pig. -Joel Salatin

A pig has a plow on the end of its nose because it does meaningful work with it. It is built to dig and create soil disturbance, something it can't do in a concentrated feeding environment. The omnivore has historically been a salvage operation for food scraps around the homestead. -Joel Salatin

We have some goats, some chickens, and we used to have pigs. There used to be two ostriches as well, but they were a little bit violent, so we had to give them away. When we were little, we used to play with the goats all the time. We each had our own little goat, and we'd go and run around with them. -Jessica Springsteen

The relationship between critic and writer is similar to the one between the pigeon and the statue. -Ashwin Sanghi

I'm very conscious of the fact the directing career has taken some odd turns. Maybe there's enough bulk where I'm now pigeonholed in the 'eclectic box.' -Kenneth Branagh

When you think of the typical Teach For America corps member, soldiers and ex-bankers are probably not the people who come to mind. In fact, there is no such thing as a typical corps member. They can't be neatly pigeonholed or painted with a broad brush. -Wendy Kopp

I really like to try my hand at everything, and I think it's probably dangerous to let oneself be pigeon-holed, not necessarily by other people, but in one's own mind. -John Burnside

If I was good each week, my father would take me to a different pet store each Saturday. I had a snake, horny toads, turtles, lizards, rabbits, guinea pigs… I kept my alligator in the bathtub until it got too big. -Dick Van Patten

I was sick and tired of reading other people's epigraphs. They all seemed to be in ancient Greek, middle French or, when they were translated, they never seemed to relate to the book at hand. Basically, they seemed to be there just to baffle you and to impress you with how smart the writer is. -Jim Crace

I'm a homing pigeon. When I'm in Tallahassee, I give everything I have to being, hopefully, the best legislator I can be. When I'm home, I'm home. I try to not do legislative stuff. That brings a balance to life. -Dan Webster

The goal has been not to get pigeonholed. I like working in different genres. I'm gonna try to be entertaining and funny and do my usual thing. -Adam Mansbach

I'm a higgledy-piggledy person in every way. On days that I work, I work for eight hours in a row, with my internet access entirely turned off, locked in my office. -Elizabeth McCracken

I am a sandwich man. Somewhere early in life, my epigenetic switches got flicked to 'likes sandwiches,' and that's where they still are. I suspect it's at least in part because they're easy to eat while reading. -Tad Williams

The idea of being close to where pigments were mined – that's the first thing in making a painting, getting the material. And what's the last thing you do in making a painting? You put a frame around it. -Susan Vreeland

When I learned that near Roussillon there were ochre quarries and mines from which was extracted the ore which produced pigments in all the warm hues of the color wheel, I had a substantial artistic link to this region beyond mere love. -Susan Vreeland

The 'classic' pig is inspired by northern Italy. It is made up of meat and fat, rosemary and garlic, salt and lots of black pepper. -Bill Buford

Most chartreuse recipes call for one bird, a fat one, like a pigeon or a partridge, secreted inside the casing, a vegetable mold, which is then turned out onto a plate. -Bill Buford

I'm not in a certain type of genre, and I can't be categorized or pigeonholed. That leaves a wide range of what I can do for myself, for other people, and with other people. -Shamir

The blood pigment haemoglobin is a compound which can be split by diverse methods into its constituents, pigment and protein. -Hans Fischer

For me, there are worse things than being pigeonholed as the nice guy. -John Krasinski

People like to pigeonhole. People like to label – not just books and movies, but everything in their life. If people want to call me 'literary horror,' I guess that's fine. What I'm trying to do is be both thrilling and thought-provoking. -Benjamin Percy

Grapes are grown in such profusion in the Southern and Western States that I have seen damaged bunches thrown to the pigs. Americans find it difficult to understand how highly this fruit is prized in England. -Isabella Bird

The Pork Marketing Board worked with advertising and marketing firms to position the pig as a sort of four-legged chicken – a healthy part of any low-fat lifestyle. The Other White Meat campaign launched in 1987 and was so successful at selling lean pork cuts, it actually hurt the rest of the pig. -David Sax

Ordinarily, the feds piggyback on the S.E.C. in complicated financial cases, but history proves that breath-holding on that score is a dangerous endeavor. -Gary Weiss

I wrote a story about a man who is orphaned during the 1927 Mississippi River flood in Louisiana, and he's on the banks of levee, and he's starving. And there are other people starving, too. And he's so desperate, he's seven years old, that he finds a pig that's been abandoned. He kills it with a hammer, and he drags it back. -Susan Straight

Jimmy Boggs was born in a little town called Marion Junction, Alabama, where there were as many pigs, or more pigs, than even the people. But you know what? People in the South had an understanding that you could make a way out of no way, and that's how they survived. -Grace Lee Boggs

I believe with my sage and epigrammatic friend P. J. O'Rourke that a government big enough to give you everything you want is also big enough to take it all away. -Christopher Buckley

Though pigs have been proven susceptible to a porcine spongiform encephalopathy, the National Pork Producers Council claims that no naturally occurring cases of 'mad pig' disease have ever been discovered. -Michael Greger

Guinea pigs are practically synonymous with experiments. Lab rats have become the workhorses of modern medicine. Genetics owes a huge debt to the humble fruit fly. There's almost no branch of the life sciences, in fact, that hasn't leaned heavily on one animal or another. -Sam Kean

Stop allowing yourself to focus on depressing life circumstances – including focusing on being depressed about your weight. All this negative focus will only lead you to feeling bummed and wanting to pig out. Instead, consciously focus on happy life circumstances you enjoy doing, and create more of them! -Karen Salmansohn

If we could establish a deep abiding relationship with nature, we would never kill an animal for our appetite; we would never harm, vivisect, a monkey, a dog, a guinea pig for our benefit. We would find other ways to heal our wounds, heal our bodies. -Jiddu Krishnamurti

Apart from the fact that any hardy exercise conduces much to the training and formation of a soldier, pig-sticking tends to give a man what is called a 'stalker's eye,' but which, par excellence, is the soldier's eye. -Robert Baden-Powell

Epigenetics is very important. We are keeping a close eye on iPS cells and other genetic methods of reprogramming the epigenome. -Liz Parrish

We are using both visual biomarkers, MRI and a panel of blood and tissue testing including work on telomere length with Spectracell and Life Length and epigenetic testing. -Liz Parrish

There is no employing class, no working class, no farming class. You may pigeonhole a man or woman as a farmer or a worker or a professional man or an employer or even a banker. But the son of the farmer will be a doctor or a worker or even a banker, and his daughter a teacher. The son of a worker will be an employer – or maybe president. -Herbert Hoover

When I was eight or nine, I came to London for the day from Swindon and went to The National Gallery. I remember standing in Trafalgar Square with my best friend Tim, who was covered in pigeons because I put bird seed on his head. -Tom Ellis

I knew that in Hollywood they tend to pigeonhole talent, and when you experience a little success in one genre, their instinct is to keep you in that box. -F. Gary Gray

I'm lucky because I have never been pigeonholed and the roles have kept on coming. -Gemma Jones

Sometimes my brain is saying, 'Go wild on food,' and I'll want to pig out, but I'll tell myself, 'No.' You either want to win or you don't. -Nicola Adams

You can make pigs that are essentially much closer to being universal donors. If it works, their organs will be going into people like you and me. -George M. Church

My brother and I had many games. We were inseparable. We had a little team going on between us. We had even a language that was kind of like pig latin. So we'd speak in the language. It's called Op. -Lake Bell

For Muslims, as a homosexual, I am less than a pig. -Pim Fortuyn

An imam should be able to say that homosexuals are worse than pigs. My only demand is that you mustn't incite violence. -Pim Fortuyn

In the Dobbsian view of America, the mainstream media isn't evil because it's liberal but because it's lazy. And Washington is utterly corrupt, has sold out, Democrats and Republicans alike. And corporate America is an insatiable pig. -Jeanne Marie Laskas

People have become so much more obsessed with the stories behind their food. When we go the market to buy bacon, we want to know where that pig came from and what processes were involved in getting it to us. -Michael Paterniti

I look to a lot of artists who don't focus on one medium, who you can't pigeonhole. -Mickalene Thomas

I've always put my horses, dogs, and pig before my own needs, so I was well prepared to put my son first. I'm used to waking up in the middle of the night… no matter how tired I am, jumping up to take care of my animals. Now, I do the same for my son. -Georgina Bloomberg

I am not a fan of rats or pigeons. In New York City, they have become very confident. When I was a child, you went on the subways, and the rats would stay down on the tracks, but now they hang out on the platform. -Julia Stiles

It's never a question of skin pigmentation. It's never a question of just culture or sexual orientation or civilization. It's what kind of human being you're going to choose to be from your mama's womb to the tomb and what kind of legacy will you leave. -Cornel West

I love boliche, roasted pig, and black beans and rice. When I need a quick fix, I head to Cafe Cortadito on Avenue B and 3rd here in New York City. -Narciso Rodriguez

Everybody had to go to some college or other. A business college, a junior college, a state college, a secretarial college, an Ivy League college, a pig farmer's college. The book first, then the work. -Sylvia Plath

One day, I hope to have a pot bellied pig and a wombat as pets. -Dylan Lauren

I think my music covers a broader sound than just 'Tropical House'… My goal is to simply be a great producer in my own right without being pigeonholed. -Kygo

If you do something that's not pigeonholed, it gets thrown into the 'We don't know what this is' bin, and so let's not talk about it so much. -Matthew Vaughn

Early on, when I wrote 'Little Man Tate,' I got pigeonholed. Somebody said to me, 'You're not very dark,' and I had trouble getting certain kinds of jobs… and I learned very early that I didn't want to get pigeonholed as anything. And my next script was 'Dead Again.' -Scott Frank

Producers have a tendency to put you in a pigeonhole: 'What does this white, middle-aged preppy know about 1960s Kingston?' -Whit Stillman

On Monday and Thursday, I eat fewer than 500 calories a day; then I eat like a pig for the other five days. You 'surprise' the body: keep it guessing. I got the idea from a BBC documentary about this Indian man who seemed about 138 years old and said his secret was severe calorie restriction. -Jimmy Kimmel

I hope people will learn more about agriculture in America. About locally grown farming and about water conservation. About how much pollution results from beef and pig farming. -Alec Baldwin

People, especially press, want to pigeonhole you. -Edward Zwick

I grew up in poverty on the edge of a golf course. I saw how people lived on the other side of the tracks, the upper crust and the WASPs at the country club. We had chickens and pigs in our yards. We butchered every year. I'll never forget those things. -Arnold Palmer

I grew up taking care of the pigs. I love this country that, you know, somebody can do something like that. -Sam Brownback

Let's be honest: the label of model-daughter-of-celebrity mother is… you know, I don't want to have that label. It's not who I am. It's not my values to go off someone else's name and to be pigeonholed as that. So in a way, that has really pushed me to be more independent. -Tali Lennox

I'm not afraid of just cranking it out and seeing what comes out of my subconscious. Because I don't always know what I'm feeling. I do a lot of rewriting later. But that first blast feels like a spigot – like it's coming from somewhere else. -Theresa Rebeck

I actually have a pig collection in my cabin: all types of old wood hand-carved pigs that my mom started for me as a housewarming gift. -Johnny Iuzzini

We simply have to reign in the piggish people and money-hungry lawyers who chase every ambulance they see and expect companies and individuals to pay for everything that goes wrong. -Mike Gallagher

I am a feminist – I just think the label reflects my beliefs – but, you know, we say 'Rookie' is a website for teenage girls, not a feminist website for teenage girls. That's not because I'm not proud to call myself a feminist, but when you're calling attention to a project, you can very easily be pigeonholed by choosing certain identifiers. -Tavi Gevinson

My dad taught me to never be pigeonholed; to really allow yourself to reinvent characters as they reinvent you; to be bold and to be willing to play seemingly unlikeable people. -Laura Dern

I'm not afraid to say I'm at war with the pigs. -Fred Hampton

We ain't gonna fight no reactionary pigs who run up and down the street being reactionary; we're gonna organize and dedicate ourselves to revolutionary political power and teach ourselves the specific needs of resisting the power structure, arm ourselves, and we're gonna fight reactionary pigs with international proletarian revolution. -Fred Hampton

Do you remember when Fabio got hit in the face with a pigeon on the roller coaster, and it broke his nose? Sometimes I feel like I'm the pigeon, and the Internet is Fabio's face. Actually, I don't know if I'm the pigeon, or I'm Fabio's face. Depends on the day, I guess. -Ryan Gosling

I hate being pigeon-holed into anything. To me, the best thing is when the next job comes and is completely different to the one that I just had. -Miranda Otto

I think a lot of the fans want to see the high-flying action and be entertained. I don't think there is a better division out there than the cruiserweights to do that. It could be a pigeonhole for some, but at the end of the day, it's about whatever makes you happy as a performer. -Rey Mysterio

I'll try anything, but the pig testicles in Taiwan were a little much. Eh, it wasn't half bad. There was this one dish I had there, the translation is, 'The Monk Jumps over the Fence.' It's a fish dish with all these spices. It was beautiful, man – it was poetry. It had a whole story. -Steven Adams

My artistic manifesto exists in the world as poetry. So even though most of the things that I've done have been on other people's projects or could be pigeonholed in certain ways, that's not how I perceive myself. -Jamila Woods

I'm obsessed with working out. I eat like a pig, so it kind of makes up for that. -Millie Bobby Brown

People who pigeonhole us for our queerness are not people I'm interested in knowing. They're so boring. How dare you be so boring? Grow up. Get some Ray-Bans. -Ben Hopkins

People are always asking me if the industry is changing, and my answer is always that it is changing only as much as we are. Many South Asian actors complain about being pigeonholed into playing terrorists and cab drivers, but it's time that we stop talking about it. The industry will always say 'No' till we have enough to convince them. -Sarita Choudhury

I hold a mini-New Year's Eve party each year with my son Ronan, and we make pigs in a blanket. They are delicious! -Kimberly Guilfoyle

People ask if I feel pigeon-holed by always doing the same kind of humorous role. But my tool has always been humor because it's the most entertaining way to put any ideology across, and it's fun, and it's positive, and it's a healer. Laughter is God's gift. I feel privileged to be able to do it. -Goldie Hawn

I'm not very good at vacationing or relaxing or planning any of that for myself. So I'm in the habit of piggy-backing off of gigs and deciding to stay an extra day. -Verite

I don't like being pigeonholed at all. It stemmed from after 'Mandy Lane': I was being offered all these horror movies. I love horror movies, but when I dreamed of being a director, it was always doing all sorts of things. -Jonathan Levine

Urbanites may picture farmers as hip heritage-pig breeders returning to the land, or a struggling rural underclass waging a doomed battle to hang on to their patrimony as agribusiness moves in. But these stereotypes are misleading. -Chrystia Freeland

I feel like Nashville has watched me grow up in front of them, which is cool, but it kind of sucks at the same time because you get pigeonholed, like, 'Oh, she's the girl with the long hair that wears fairy dresses.' That was me at one point because I was new and I was young. But we all grow up. -RaeLynn

I do Thai boxing Mondays, jujitsu Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Wednesdays I do boxing with Mark – he was a world champion at one point. I absolutely love it. I actually have a punching bag outside in my garden. I'm obsessed with working out. I eat like a pig, so it kind of makes up for that. -Millie Bobby Brown

I think liberals have a lot of good ideas, actually. But I've been pigeonholed, and I'm quite comfortable with it. -Roger Ailes

When you wear a mask and create a character, nothing will pigeonhole you faster. -Adam West

I have trouble with things like Facebook. It presents such a warped vision. I get sick of people's opinions about every little thing and this warped view that everyone is as happy as a pig in garbage. -John Grant

I thought, 'I have ideas. I'm creative.' I just didn't see why I should be pigeon-holing myself in the business world or staying in corporate America when I already knew that I was capable of taking risks. -Payal Kadakia

Whether it's through introduction of the right gut bacteria or direct modification of the genes of cows and pigs, I think we're going to have to introduce something like this into our livestock – a way to consume the methane rather than releasing it. -Ramez Naam

I've been lucky because Hollywood can be harsh and try to pigeonhole you. I've done TV, films, and comedy, done it all… I think I'm spread out evenly among the film community. I've been lucky and keep working with great actors. -Randy Wayne

Having been subjected to the pigeonholing of Hollywood myself, I realized that once you become a studio-approved director, your chances of ever making your own film again are zero. You make the films that the studio wants you to make. -Gary Sherman

Crazy people are my people? Really? I think that's silly. That's another one of those pigeonhole things. Lay somebody on an ironing board and put a scalding hot iron on them, get that going real good: 'Oh, this is who Holly Hunter is.' -Holly Hunter

Comedy chose me. I always had this urge to be silly that I couldn't control. I remember my father having me read 'The Three Little Pigs' to him, and I would improv all around the story, like when one pig's house got blown over, he put on his gym shoes and took off. -Craig Robinson

In this country, since footballs made from pigs' bladders were whacked into goals without nets, we've played on full-size pitches. Whatever our age. -Gary Lineker

The industry sees animation as a genre rather than a medium. It has been pigeonholed into being just for kids' entertainment, and that's it. -Greg Tiernan

I lived somewhat of a nomadic life, even when I lived in Ohio. We spent time in rural areas, in suburban areas, never really city areas. We rode four-wheelers. We had pigs and ferrets. And creeks. We had a creek in my backyard. It was like 'Huckleberry Finn.' -Haley Bennett

When I was growing up, we had cats, dogs, guinea pigs, rabbits, goats, chickens – a whole menagerie. -Sam Heughan

Don't try to teach a pig to sing. It doesn't work, and it annoys the pig. -Judy Sheindlin

Fans of the hit HGTV show 'Fixer Upper' are well aware that its stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines, live on a farm in Waco, Texas. Nearly every episode features some kind of montage of their four kids romping outside with various kinds of farm animals, from pigs to horses to goats. -Kelly Evans

Brazil is a country largely resistant to ideology. This is a strange fact given its founding by followers of the French philosopher Auguste Comte, who inscribed an epigram from his philosophy of positivism in the national flag: Order and Progress. -Franklin Foer

My cat does this thing where he's so happy to see me that he repeatedly smashes his face into my face and purrs like a literal pig. -Kate McKinnon

I could have pigeonholed us and wrote a whole record like 'Pumped Up Kicks,' and we would have been this breezy, nostalgic West Coast Beach Boys recreation band. That's not the type of writer I am. Once I try one style, I move on. -Mark Foster

Because of 'Terminator 2,' you get not pigeonholed but circled as one of those guys who can understand their way through a movie like that and hold it down. -Joe Morton

The domesticated chicken is probably the most widespread bird in the annals of planet Earth. If you measure success in terms of numbers, chickens, cows and pigs are the most successful animals ever. -Yuval Noah Harari

I am a human guinea pig and a professional dilettante. -Tim Ferriss

My first reaction to being pigeonholed or pushed into certain confines is to be like, 'No, I'm the opposite,' you know? Like, don't put me in a stereotypical black-girl category, because I'm not like that; I'm doing this thing over here. -Kelela

Nuanced debate can't stand up to a guy who's calling women pigs and retweeting white supremacists. -Hasan Minhaj

When I lived in Delhi, I used to visit the Lodhi Gardens and feed the pigeons, crows, and ducks there. -Sangram Singh

When people are taking something extremely seriously, that's the time to take out the pig's bladder. -John Lithgow

Beyond fashion, I think that culture has a side where they love to shoot you up like a clay pigeon and then take out their rifles. I lived that, and I got to see the perspective from up in the sky. -Zac Posen

The role of radiologists will evolve from doing perceptual things that could probably be done by a highly trained pigeon to doing far more cognitive things. -Geoffrey Hinton

I grew up on a working farm. It was small, a hundred acres, but we had cows and pigs and chickens and sheep and a vegetable garden. I spent hours pulling weeds, hoeing, feeding the horses, cleaning out the stalls. My dad was a tough taskmaster. I always worked, but we also had fun. -Henry Paulson

I grew up on a farm – I know the smell of horse manure. It does smell better than pig manure. -Henry Paulson

I look like that in the morning: my hair's all greasy – it's not, 'Hey, look at the babe of the band!' I hate that kind of thing, the way women are always pushed forward as beauties… it's very easy: you can make the ugliest pig look lovely in a photograph. -Dolores O'Riordan

It was different to what everyone else was doing. It was very hard to pigeonhole The Cranberries. And we were just huge; it was just sensational. -Dolores O'Riordan

For me, you can't be a big fat pig up there, slovenly and singing croaky and whatnot. You have to work. -Dolores O'Riordan

R&B needs to see a new light. It doesn't have to be pigeonholed. -Dawn Richard

I don't really think about being pigeonholed so much. -Phyllis Smith

I've had a lot of great stuff – spectacular stuff – happen to me. I've got to not be a pig about life. -Valerie Harper

Maori get pigeonholed into the idea they're spiritual and telling stories like 'Whale Rider' and 'Once Were Warriors,' quite serious stuff, but we're pretty funny people, and we never really have had an opportunity to show that side of ourselves, the clumsy, nerdy side of ourselves, which is something I am. -Taika Waititi

When I started researching the eco effects of eating meat, I'd assumed, for no good reason, that environmental irresponsibility would correspond to both animal size and deliciousness: Eating cows would be worst, eating pigs would be a bit less bad, and eating chickens would be basically harmless. -Ben Dolnick

Getting a pedicure seems to be a standard pre-birth ritual, presumably because it is relaxing and makes you feel pretty even though your little piggies are going to be covered in those awesome no-skid hospital socks which I kept on for three days. -Faith Salie

Authors are free to ignore their editors' advice. I often avail myself of this veto power – sometimes out of a pigheadedness for which I'll pay the price. -Lionel Shriver

It's very important, when everyone else seems to be pigeon-holing you, to try and pigeon-hole yourself. -Winston Marshall

If you can't pigeon-hole yourself, who can you pigeon-hole? -Winston Marshall

We have to be sure we don't pigeonhole one group as though they're not part of the human family, as though there's a different set of rules for them. That would be a big mistake. -Blase J. Cupich

I've done history; I've done biopics, I've done a little bit of comedy. I just want to keep going and show people that you can't typecast me, you can't pigeonhole me. -Jason Mitchell

Our trademark asymmetrical hairstyle came about by accident. My sister was trying to get her beautician's licence, and I was her guinea pig. She permed my hair and didn't wash out one of the sides properly, so the whole right side of my hair was eaten out. After she washed it, I was half bald. -Pepa

I remember, the first few times I modelled, other girls laughed at my big behind. I felt like a fat pig, even though I really wasn't. When you are 15 and other girls nick-name you a 'little piggy' and 'fatty,' you believe them. -Shenaz Treasury

That's the best pigment, anyways: something that works for everyone because it's just so rich. -Pat McGrath

My mother was my first and most important influence. When I was a little girl, she would take me shopping for pigments that flattered dark skin tones, mixing and playing until she'd created her ideal shade. -Pat McGrath

Soros has taught me that when you have tremendous conviction on a trade, you have to go for the jugular. It takes courage to be a pig. It takes courage to ride a profit with huge leverage. -Stanley Druckenmiller

The first thing I heard when I got in the business – not from my mentor – was, 'Bulls make money, bears make money, and pigs get slaughtered.' I'm here to tell you I was a pig. And I strongly believe the only way to make long-term returns in our business that are superior is by being a pig. -Stanley Druckenmiller

I've always used Southern rappers in epigraphs for my novels. For 'Sing, Unburied, Sing,' I wanted to use Big K.R.I.T. – because I have so much respect for the lyrical depth of their music. -Jesmyn Ward

I think, for so long, women of different sizes have been pigeonholed, and with every campaign, it's always an adaptation of making fashion but for plus sizes. Sometimes it's in a little bit of a negative way, and plus is always a little bit slow to be fashion forward. -Philomena Kwao

With the first novel, I was concerned I would be pigeon-holed as an Asian-American writer, and the book would be labeled for Asian-Americans only. -Celeste Ng

You can't drive through Iowa and not think about farming: No less than 85 percent of the land in the state is devoted to farms, many of them more than 1,000 acres. This is the place where seeds are sown. It's where farmers grow the corn that will be fed to pigs as grain or fed to you as syrup or fermented to ethanol for your gas tank. -Hope Jahren

I've never liked the publishing world's determination to pigeonhole every writer into a genre. -Joe R. Lansdale

I don't like to be pigeon-holed. -Cliff Chiang

People need to seek out some diversity in their life. One of my friends is a pig farmer in Michigan, and even she has black friends. She's in the middle of nowhere – the closest airport is, like, three hours away – and she manages to connect with black people. -Luvvie Ajayi

People ask if I'm concerned about getting pigeonholed. No one asks, 'Ellen, you've done seven straight roles in a row. Shouldn't you shake it up, do something queer?' There's still that double standard. -Ellen Page

With regards to music, I don't want to pigeonhole myself and say I am a musician or a visual artist, because I feel like it's all-encompassing, and I feel like every bit of my art is related to the other. -Frances Bean Cobain

I personally always have a hard time relating to queer characters in media because I didn't really see myself in them. They were kind of pigeonholed early on as the gay character, and they would naturally end up with the other gay character who would emerge at some point as their love interest. -Noelle Stevenson

My family is usually the first guinea pigs to try out my new recipes. -James William Middleton

I've always been like a guinea pig when it comes to health trends. -Hannah Bronfman

My biggest issue is hyperpigmentation and evening out my skin tone. -Hannah Bronfman

I miss being able to pig out sometimes. -Elvis Duran

When I was younger, you get pigeonholed in parts, which is understandable. -Steve Zahn

'The Outsider' is a culmination of a lot of things I've been working diligently toward as a recording artist. Hopefully it will render my past pigeonholing obsolete while positioning me more solidly as a socially conscious American singer/songwriter. Wouldn't that be entertaining? -Rodney Crowell

I used to be offended when people would compare me to Erykah Badu. Because I'm black, thick, and have large lips? There's nothing similar about us whatsoever, and I felt very disrespected by the fact that people needed to pigeonhole me. I wasn't even raised on Erykah Badu! -SZA

I think most people don't even know what 'woo pig sooie' is if they're not a sports fan or they're not from Arkansas. -Matt Besser

It might seem strange to feast on Guinea pig, but Ecuadorians love to eat cuy. Personally, I think it's a phenomenal alternative to pork or chicken. High in protein, low in fat, cheap and easy to raise. Oh, and cuy tastes great, much like roast pig. You might call it a pet, but I prefer to call it dinner. -Andrew Zimmern

Because I feel like I can do so many different things, and people like my music for different reasons, I don't feel pigeonholed. I think people are always going to appreciate whatever direction I take. -Lil Dicky

Everyone always says, 'We don't want to be pigeonholed.' But sometimes, your pigeonhole is a great place to be. -Brian Fallon

The acquisition of literacy is one of the most important epigenetic achievements of Homo sapiens. To our knowledge, no other species ever acquired it. -Maryanne Wolf

Just in terms of when I got the script, the character I probably liked the least was Big Foster. Because even though he was central to the story and to that world, he was really written to be kind of a brute, a pig, a completely black-and-white bad guy. -David Morse

A lot of people get pigeonholed because it makes it easier to understand them – or assume you understand them. I think the way you break away from that is by constantly doing different jobs. -Mia Goth

I can't believe I managed to go through a liberal-arts and theater education and take all these women's-studies classes and never have addressed that the 'Muppets' were all boys, except for one pig who was obsessed with herself! -Janet Varney

I got very serious about micro-piglets and what it would be like to own them. -Perfume Genius

I'm not the kind of coach who says, 'Let's do a few piggy-in-the-middle exercises and go home for lunch.' -Unai Emery

When it comes to the liberal agenda, it's more important to pigeonhole people than it is to speak the truth. -Steven Crowder

I think – a lot of times in hip-hop, especially – artists get kind of pigeonholed into being 'the guy,' and it's kind of limiting in a way. -MF Doom

People love our triple-milled, super-high-pigmented soft supermatte formulas. -Kat Von D

There are obviously times where I love to pig out and enjoy myself, but I always make sure to never lose my focus on being healthy. -Nia Jax

It's actually sexist to accuse men as a whole of something, you know? It's just – I don't know. A guy can't even open a door for a lady without being called a pig. -Stormy Daniels

There are worse things than getting pigeonholed in Hollywood. -Rhea Seehorn

The cool thing about being different in this industry is that you get different roles; you aren't pigeonholed the same way. -Danielle Macdonald

I think that's part of the battle of defining yourself as an artist. You're constantly fighting the pressure from outside to be pigeonholed and deliver more of what people already liked. -Steven Wilson

When I turned 40, I invited Johnny Cash to my party, even though I knew there was gonna be 200 people roasting a pig and wild as can be. He didn't come, but the next day, I got a bowl of chili he'd made and a note that said, 'John, I'd love to come to your party, but that would mean I would have to leave my house.' -John Prine

I'm aware of being pigeonholed in those period drama roles. But, I do love them at the same time. -Eleanor Tomlinson

I wouldn't want to get my pigeon chest out in front of anyone. I don't think the world needs it. I'd probably get a yellow card anyway. -Peter Crouch

I want to do films in as many genres – action, fantasy, period, classic love stories – as I can. I don't want to pigeon-hole myself. -Rana Daggubati

I know we don't all follow in the family footsteps, but you are, I suppose, more likely to consider becoming a butcher if you have spent your childhood watching a parent debone a pig. -Sandi Toksvig

I don't care about technique. I have kind of been pigeonholed as a technical drummer since I was in Dream Theater for all those years, but it's actually very far from the truth. -Mike Portnoy

People are quick to pigeonhole you. -Jalen Rose

For me, it's always been a financial kind of scenario. I was actually the first one who signed the 'exclusive to Ring of Honor' contract. I was the first guy who ever signed one of those contracts. That was tough for me because I had no one to talk to. I had no examples to go on. I was the guinea pig. -Adam Cole

I don't want to pigeonhole myself in one character or genre. I want to challenge myself as much as I can. -Emilie de Ravin

I've had pigeons, doves, mice. I had a cat, dogs. -Orianthi

A lot of times, women are pigeonholed. -Nancy Wilson

I do not want myself to be restricted to a pigeonholed kind of filmmaker. -Mahesh Bhatt

Because I have been so pigheaded and so selfish about so many things for so many years, I've spent a lot of time being, like, 'That person needs to change. This person needs to change.' -Devin Townsend

It's tough, when you play an iconic character, to break away from it. You have to make sure you have a lot of variety and make sure you choose roles that aren't similar to others, or else you get pigeonholed as one thing. -Billie Lourd

We know they took their look very seriously – tweezers and combs were found in Viking graves. The warriors would file their teeth down to make them pointy, use kohl to make their eyes look darker, and red pigment on their teeth to make them look bloody. -Alexander Dreymon

It's important to me to keep testing myself in life so that I don't get pigeonholed. -Anita Dobson

I've always wanted a broad range of options and to not get pigeonholed. -Geraldine Viswanathan

A national party cannot win an election riding piggyback on the rebels of the rival party. -Amit Shah

It is hard as an actor when you are typecast at a really young age and come out of that pigeonhole thing. -Emily Atack

I've been told I looked like I swallowed an elephant or a pig, whichever was more fitting that day. -Katelyn Ohashi

People did pigeonhole me. -Neve Campbell

Often you get pigeonholed because of the way you look. -Emily Beecham

The pigeon dance came from a group from Rio de Janeiro who had a song in around 2012. A trend was started when I did the dance at home. Everyone started copying me. -Richarlison

The 'Jamestown' set was so convincing. It had been raining for a few days before we started filming, and when we turned up, we were knee-high in mud. There were pigs and goats everywhere, too, which meant the whole place smelled pretty ripe. It definitely helped us enter the 'Jamestown' world immediately. -Sophie Rundle

She was just Ma, and I didn't grow up in some kind of acting dynasty: Orson Welles didn't come round and give me a piggyback; Vivien Leigh never read me a bedtime story. It was just my mum and our housekeeper, whom I adored, and after that, it was boarding school. -Rachael Stirling

When I broke my leg in college my first year, they were worried that I wouldn't walk straight again. In fact, I'm pretty pigeon-toed, and most people think I don't walk straight anyway. -John Layfield

I don't like being pigeonholed. Why would you want to limit yourself to one style or one genre? Labels are something I want to avoid. I've had it my whole life, being pushed into a place, a circumstance or situation I didn't want to be in. My motivation has always been to get away from it. -Slowthai

I love pigs. I think they're very cute. I really want a pet pig, but those micro pigs, they don't stay micro. -Nicole Byer

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