Deer Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old deer quotes, deer sayings, and deer proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Deerstalking would be a very fine sport if only the deer had guns.     

W. S. Gilbert

An army of deer would be more formidable commanded by a lion, than a an army of lions commanded by a stag.     

Traditional Proverb

How can a deer tell when a leaf falls silent in the forest? She hears it breathing differently.     

Richard Bach

An army of lions commanded by a deer will never be an army of lions.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

I felt like a deer with a hundred hunters after me.     

Deion Sanders

The fabled musk deer searches the world over for the source of the scent which comes from itself.     


Deer are like dogs. Except for Bambi, they're pretty personality-less.     

Judd Apatow

I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls. They always say because it's such a beautiful animal. There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of her.     

Ellen DeGeneres

Everything pales in comparison to deer.     

Bill Vaughan

You can learn more about hunting deer with a bow and arrow in a week than a gun hunter will learn in his entire life.     

Fred Bear

They run like deer, jump like deer and think like deer.     

Charles Barkley

Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns.     

W. S. Gilbert

A wounded deer leaps the highest.     

Emily Dickinson

People think of deer as Bambi, cute and cuddly, but they can be extremely dangerous in certain circumstances.     

Steve Martarano

The musk is inside the deer, but the deer does not look for it, it wander around looking for grass.     


A deer that knows all the hunting techniques of a lion will never fall prey to a lion!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

The man who hunts a deer does not gaze at the mountains.     

Takeda Nobushige