A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. – Chinese quote
There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. – Robert Lynd
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? – Rose Kennedy
“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.” Jacques Deval
Vision of the Buffalo people:
You have noticed that everything as Indian does is in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round..... The Sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....
Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.