Duck Sayings and Quotes

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


With webbed toes and shorter legs than land fowl, ducks are not exceptionally fast on land but they are highly skilled swimmers, preferring to escape danger by way of water.     

Dave Holderread

Some birds avoid water, the duck searches for it.     

Hausan Proverb

A duck will not always dabble in the same gutter.     

Danish Proverb

Eat vegetables and fear no creditors, rather than eat duck and hide.     

Yiddish Proverb

The egg laid by the duck is sometimes hatched by the hen.     

Malaysian Proverb

When the ducks are walking, you know it's too windy to play golf.     

Dave Stockton

I am of the belief that it costs the same to feed a mongrel duck as a good one, and at the end of the day, the good one is still worth more to you than the mongrel. So, if you are going to breed a duck, breed a good one.     

Nyiri Murtagh

Ducks are strong, fast flyers. They fly between 35 and 50 miles per hour as they migrate.     

Randy Frahm

Ducks are one of the smallest types of waterfowl, but they are often the most colorful.     

Stephen Savage

A duck tastes the same whether they're shot sitting or flying.     

Jase Robertson

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.     

Michael Caine

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck!     

Robin Cook

Be like a duck, paddling and working very hard inside the water, but what everyone sees is a smiling and calm face.     

Manoj Arora

Like a duck on the pond. On the surface everything looks calm, but beneath the water those little feet are churning a mile a minute.     

Gene Hackman

If it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck, it could be a really ugly swan.     

Timmothy Radman

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.     

Douglas Adams

Always behave like a duck, keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.     

Jacob Braude

Duck love is recognizable in any language.     

Edmond Manning

You can't aim a duck to death.     

Beverly Sills

Paintings, mosaics, and other archaeological evidence, including duck bones excavated from middens at many locations in the Roman Empire, indicate that duck was eaten, probably on feast days and festivals.     

Peter Cherry

During the Ming dynasty, the Pekin duck was already known as an outstanding breed with stable genetic characters.     

Peter Cherry

A healthy duck will be bright and will try to get away from people. This is especially true when it arrives in its new environment.     

Nyiri Murtagh

A new duck may be dirty because it soiled itself on the way home, which of course should not be interpreted as a sign of illness.     

Nyiri Murtagh

A duck can see nearly all the way around without even turning its head and yes they see in complete color.     

Heather Carver

Unlike a deer, a duck can see you in color and from a very long way off. The chances are good if you can see a duck, it can see you.     

Heather Carver

The popularity of ducks— often described as the happiest animals in the barnyard— is increasing in many areas of the world.     

Dave Holderread

Ducks can make a highly effective pest patrol in the garden, as long as you take care to keep them from tender plants and low-growing fruit.     

Dave Holderread

Ducks are masterfully designed, down to the smallest detail, for both aquatic and terrestrial life.     

Dave Holderread