Rabbit Sayings and Quotes

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

You have this mounting aggressive ignorance with the rabbit's foot of their particular religion. You don't really have any kind of spiritual law, just a kind of a rabid mental illness. The songs are a little slice of life.      

Joni Mitchell

Romance, like the rabbit at the dog track, is the elusive, fake, and never attained reward which, for the benefit and amusement of our masters, keeps us running and thinking in safe circles.     

Beverly Jones

Rabbits (says Mr. Lockley) are like human beings in many ways. One of these is certainly their staunch ability to withstand disaster and to let the stream of their life carry them along, past reaches of terror and loss. They have a certain quality which it would not be accurate to describe as callousness or indifference. It is, rather, a blessedly circumscribed imagination and an intuitive feeling that Life is Now.     

Richard Adams

Why is the rabbit unafraid? Because he's smarter than the panther.     

The Edge

If the poor rabbits knew I was selling their dead bodies for wine, they would be heartbroken.     

David Adams Richards

A rabbit's foot may bring good luck to you, but it brought none to the rabbit.     

Ambrose Bierce

Also put rabbit skins on their arms and legs, for the rabbit represents humility, because he is quiet and soft and not self-asserting — a quality which we must all possess when we go to the center of the world.     

Black Elk

Dabbling in astrology is like carrying a lucky rabbit's foot as an omen of good luck which costs us very little and might have some beneficial effects.     

Siegfried Fred Singer

Better the arrow that missed the lion than the one that killed a rabbit.     


The rabbit is significant in that the handle on the original South Pointing Chariot was carved in the form of a rabbit. Because the handle extended out front it meant that wherever the rabbit went the chariot had to follow.      

Kit Williams

Opportunity comes like a snail, and once it has passed you it changes into a fleet rabbit and is gone.     

Arthur Brisbane

My point is that when you look at a rabbit and can see only a pest, or vermin, or a meal, or a commodity, or a laboratory subject, you aren't seeing the rabbit anymore. You are seeing only yourself and the schemes and appetites we bring to the world-seeing, come to think of it, like an animal instead of as a moral being with moral vision.     

Matthew Scully

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.     

John Steinbeck

One might just as well trust in the “good luck” of a rabbit's foot as to hope for spiritual benefit from a Catholic scapular, medal, crucifix, or relic of an alleged “saint.”     

Dave Hunt

People's dreams are made out of what they do all day. The same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around.      

Barbara Kingsolver

I don't know why one can't chase two rabbits at the same time, even in the literal sense of those words. If you have the hounds, go ahead and pursue.     

Anton Chekhov

Some people draw a comforting distinction between force and violence. I refuse to cloud the issue by such word-play. The power which establishes a state is violence; the power which maintains it is violence; the power which eventually overthrows it is violence. Call an elephant a rabbit only if it gives you comfort to feel that you are about to be trampled to death by a rabbit.     

Kenneth Kaunda

You would be amazed how many magicians have died after being bitten by mad rabbits. It's far more common than you might think. -Angela the Herbalist.     

Christopher Paolini

A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den.     

Chinese Proverbs

A rabbit that runs away from the bull-terrier is not particularly non-violent.     

Mahatma Gandhi

You can't start a product simply by building it. You have to know why you're building it, and you might go down the wrong rabbit hole, waste time, and confuse things. Spending long afternoons with a sketchbook or talking through your ideas with other people can save a year in software development later on.      

Mike Krieger

Person who chases two rabbits catches neither.      


Whether the bear beats the wolf or the wolf beats the bear, the rabbit always loses.     

Robert Jordan

Rabbits live close to death and when death comes closer than usual, thinking about survival leaves little room for anything else.     

Richard Adams

If a rabbit gave advice and the advice wasn't accepted, he immediately forgot it, and so did everyone else.     

Richard Adams

We cannot abandon this rabbit hole for fear of a traumatic encounter with our own culture.     

Elif Safak

If a rabbit defined intelligence the way man does, then the most intelligent animal would be a rabbit, followed by the animal most willing to obey the commands of a rabbit.      

Robert Brault

Rabbits need dignity and above all the will to accept their fate.     

Richard Adams

I'll give you three guesses, Rabbit. Digging holes in the ground? Wrong. Leaping from branch to branch of a young oak tree? Wrong. Waiting for somebody to help me out of the river? Right. Give Rabbit time, and he'll always get the answer.     

A. A. Milne