Quotes about bluejays by Mark Twain
There's more to a bluejay than any other creature.
He has got more moods, and more different kinds of feelings than other creatures; and mind you, whatever a bluejay feels, he can put into language.
And no mere commonplace language, either, but rattling, out-and-out book talk - and bristling with metaphor, too - just bristling!
Now I've never heard a jay use bad grammar but very seldom.
And when they do, they are as ashamed as a human.
They shut right down and leave.
A jay will lie, a jay will steal, a jay will deceive, a jay will betray.
And four times out of five, a jay will go back on his solemnest promise.
The sacredness of an obligation is a thing which you can't cram into no bluejay's head.
Now, on top of all this, there's another thing; a jay can out-swear any gentleman in the mines.
And there's yet another thing; in the one little particular of scolding - just good, clean, out-and-out scolding - a bluejay can lay over anything, human or divine.
Yes, sir, a jay is everything that a man is.
A jay can cry, a jay can laugh, a jay can feel shame, a jay can reason and plan and discuss.
A jay likes gossip and scandal.
A jay has got a sense of humor, a jay knows when he is an ass just as well as you do - maybe better. It ain't any use to tell me a bluejay hasn't got a sense of humor, because I know better.
Thanks for indulging me with my collection of blue jay photos with accompanying Mark Twain quotes. I think I got them all out of my system. At least until their next flurry of activity.