Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
The secret of success is to be like a duck, Smooth and unruffled on top, But paddling furiously underneath.
If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck!
How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.
If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a duck's back.
I don't have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turning into confident ducks.
Nature is a wet place where large numbers of ducks fly overhead uncooked.
All along the backwater,
Through the rushes tall,
Ducks are a-dabbling,
Up tails all!
I'm like a duck: calm above the water, and paddling like hell underneath.
That's my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck's back. If it's not positive, I didn't hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.
Poetry is a sky dark with a wild-duck migration.
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
An optimist is someone who figures that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's the bluebird of happiness.
Don't quack like a duck, soar like an eagle.
I don't think you're happier if you're thin or beautiful or rich or married. You have to make your own happiness. My heroines do not become beautiful elegant swans, they become confident ducks and get on with life.
My motto is water off a duck's back. Meaning: don't let negativity weigh you down, perpetuate positive thinking.
Guy goes into a bar with a duck under his arm. Bartender says, "Where'd you get the pig?" Guy says, "This is a duck." Bartender says, "I was talking to the duck."
Was that you or the duck?
Wiggle like a stick, wobble like a duck, that's what you do when you do the Hucklebuck.
Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you do all manner of elaborate things to a duck, and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.
What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout 'Bang!'
Four ducks on a pond, / A grass-bank beyond, / A blue sky of spring, / White clouds on the wing: / What a little thing / To remember for years - / To remember with tears!.
The clouds were building up now for the trade wind and he looked ahead and saw a flight of wild ducks etching themselves against the sky over the water, then blurring, then etching again and he knew no man was ever alone on the sea.
To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
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