Hen Related Quotes

To tell a woman not to talk too much was like telling Jesse James not to carry a gun, or a hen not to cackle.

Malcolm X

“If you would have a hen lay you must bear with her cackling”


I think that directing is the ultimate martyred task of filmmaking, that it has nobility to it. It takes three years to make a film, for the most part. I think it requires the attentiveness of a mother hen.

Diane Lane

[W]hen the coyote falls, he gets up and brushes himself off; it's preservation of dignity. He's humiliated, and it worries him when he ends up looking like an accordion. A coyote isn't much, but it's better than being an accordion.

Chuck Jones

I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs.

H. L. Mencken

You have the chicken, the hen, and the rooster. The chicken goes with the hen So who is having sex with the rooster?

William Carlos Williams

Why writers write I do not know. As well ask why a hen lays an egg or why a cow stands patiently while an underprivileged farmer burglarizes her.

H. L. Mencken

“The hen is an egg's way of producing another egg.”

Samuel Butler

It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.

Margaret Thatcher

When you're a mother hen, you sometimes coddle your children. But there are different ways of coddling. Some coddle with luxury, others with love.

Charlotte Knobloch