150 Pig Quotes on Farming, Hygiene, and Abundance

This collection of the top 150 pig quotes is made for all you bacon lovers out there, as well as those who are just obsessed with these remarkably intelligent animals.

At first glance, maybe all you can say about pigs is that they’re disgusting, dirty, and muddy animals.

But in truth, pigs are much more than that. Aside from being highly intelligent, pigs are also symbols of abundance, wealth, and contentment.

Learn more about pigs through the list below.

And make sure to read these animal quotes and chicken quotes too.

Best Pig Quotes

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1. “Pigs are smart little creatures. They just need love.” – Shelley Duvall

2. “A pig resembles a saint in that he is more honored after death than during his lifetime.” – Irma S Rombauer

3. “Well-being and happiness never appeared to me as an absolute aim. I am even inclined to compare such moral aims to the ambitions of a pig.” – Albert Einstein

4. “It is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.” – John Stuart Mill

5. “I’m proud to be called a pig. It stands for pride, integrity, and guts.” – Ronald Wilson Reagan

6. “Pigs may not be as cuddly as kittens or puppies, but they suffer just as much.” – James Cromwell

7. “If wishes were wings, pigs would fly.” – Robert Jordan

8. “Everything in a pig is good. What ingratitude has permitted his name to become a term of opprobrium?” – Grimod de la Reynière

9. “Pride grows in the human heart like lard on a pig.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Famous Pig Quotes

10. “More people are killed every year by pigs than by sharks, which shows you how good we are at evaluating risk.” – Bruce Schneier

11. “What the horse is to the Arab, or the dog is to the Greenlander, the pig is to the Irishman.” – Johann Georg Kohl

12. “People are told not to buy a pig in a poke—that may or may not be true. I don’t think people should buy pigs at all.” – Oscar Wilde

13. “I discovered, though, that once having given a pig an enema there is no turning back, no chance of resuming one of life’s more stereotyped roles. The pig’s lot and mine were inextricably bound now, as though the rubber tube were the silver cord.” – E.B. White

14. “I spend several days and nights in mid-September with an ailing pig and I feel driven to account for this stretch of time, more particularly since the pig died at last, and I lived, and things might easily have gone the other way round and none left to do the accounting.” – E.B. White

15. “Pigs eat more tuna than all the planet’s sharks combined.” – Paul Watson

16. “I’ve always loved pigs—the shape of them, the look of them, and the fact that they are so intelligent.” – Maurice Sendak.

17. “When I see bacon, I see a pig, I see a little friend, and that’s why I can’t eat it. Simple as that.” – Paul McCartney

18. “Pigs may like honey, but that doesn’t stop it being sweet.” – Germaine Greer

19. “In their capacity to feel pain and fear, a pig is a dog is a bear is a boy.” – Philip Wollen

20. “It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow.” – Georg Brandes

21. “The fact is, I diet every day of my life. I have to work at it. But I diet so I can pig out.” – Jack Nicklaus

22. “I’ve seen a pig so big it’d block out the sun.” – Ira Glass

23. “Oh then complain and pray more from above greedy little pig.” – Dave Matthews Band

24. “You can put lipstick and earrings on a hog and call it Monique, but it’s still a pig.” – Ann Richards

Also read: Cow Quotes, Tiger Quotes

Pig Quotes to Help You Get to Know Them Better

25. “Pigs have a delightful sense of mischief; most of them seem to enjoy a good joke and appreciate music. And that is something you would certainly never suspect from your relationship with a pork chop.” – Sy Montgomery

26. “All the inane, meaningless noises people make that pass for intelligent conversation. They might as well be pigs grunting in the pen.” – Norma Fox Mazer

27. “I never met a pig I didn’t like.” – Sy Montgomery

28. “Men and pigs are hard on women who sacrifice their virtue, especially for love.” – Tim Willocks

29. “What is that admonition about not attempting to teach a pig to sing? It wastes your time and annoys the pig.” – Linda Berdoll

30. “All pigs are intelligent, emotional, and sensitive souls. They all love company. They all crave contact and comfort.” – Sy Montgomery

31. “Our motto is we respect and honour the pigness of the pig and the chickenness of the chicken. That means not confining them in a house with hundreds of others.” – Joe Salatin

32. “The pig is not just pork chops, and bacon, and ham to us. The pig is a co-laborer in this great land-healing ministry.” – Joe Salatin

33. “Studying cows, pigs, and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn’t hiss or boo me.” – James Dean

34. “But I think the majority of cows, and even more so chickens and pigs, are leading pretty miserable lives.” – Peter Singer

Pig Quotes on Different Proverbs Around the World

35. “Groaning internally is how an antelope groans; rumbling internally is how a leopard rumbles; the grunts of a pig stay inside the pig.” – Yoruba Proverb

36. “A pig may whistle, though it has a bad mouth for it.” – English Proverb

37. “A pig is more impudent than a goat, but a woman surpasses all.” – Irish Proverb

38. “A pig on credit makes a good winter and a bad spring.” – Portuguese Proverb

39. “The pig wallows in mud but thinks it is being a dandy.” – Yoruba Proverb

40. “He that has but one pig easily fattens it.” – Italian Proverb

41. “If you catch a pig, catch it by the leg.” – Irish Proverb

42. “If you pull one pig by the tail, all the rest will squeal.” – Dutch Proverb

43. “When the pig has had a bellyful it upsets the trough.” – Dutch Proverb

44. “The best pears fall into pigs’ mouths.” – Italian Proverb

45. “Whether you ignore a pig or worship that pig from afar, to the pig it’s all the same.” – Spanish Proverb

46. “The worst pig often gets the best pear.” – Italian Proverb

47. “To shear a pig is to cause a great commotion over very little wool.” – Irish Proverb

48. “To wash a pig is to waste both water and soap.” – American Proverb

49. “What can you expect from a pig but a grunt?” – Swedish Proverb

Also read: Leopard Quotes, Bear Quotes

Short Pig Quotes

50. “A dead pig is not afraid of boiling water.” – Jamaican Saying

51. “Today’s pig is tomorrow’s bacon!” – Hunter S Thompson

52. “Never grease a fat pig.” – Jamaican Saying

53. “To the pig, a carrot is a present.” – German Proverb

54. “A clean pig makes lean bacon.” – Serbian Proverb

55. “The life of a pig is short and sweet.” – French Proverb

56. “A pig used to dirt turns its nose up at rice.” – Japanese Proverb

57. “A pig’s tail will never make a good arrow.” – Spanish Proverb

58. “You can’t fatten the pig on market day.” – John Howard

59. “A pig does not know what is becoming.” – Yoruba Proverb

60. “Child’s pig, father’s pork.” – Portuguese Proverb

61. “Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart.” – John Updike

62. “Old pigs have hard snouts.” – German Proverb

63. “Let not a pig presume to teach Minerva.” – Greek Proverb

64. “A calf that goes with a pig will eat excrement.” – Tamil proverb

Insightful Pig Quotes

65. “Pigs and children will turn out the way you teach them.” – Sicilian Proverb

66. “A pig today will be a pig tomorrow and will remain as such. Get used to the idea but don’t copy its manners.” – Anonymous

67. “Pigs might fly lest they had wings.” – English Proverb

68. “Good manners are spoiled by wrong relationships; don’t make friends with pigs!” – Anonymous

69. “Don’t give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” – Matthew 7:6

70. “A cat will look down on a man. A dog will look up to a man. But a pig will look you straight in the eye and see his equal.” – Winston Churchill.

71. “You’ll never change a pig into a sheep unless it has a sheep as its mother.” – Anonymous

72. “The pig is an encyclopedic animal, a meal on legs.” – Grimod de La Reynière.

73. “A pig has its own nature. No one can take that away from him, it can’t be changed. Why blame the poor thing?” – Anonymous

74. “Teach him how you will, a pig will never play the flute.” – Robert Jordan

Also read: Cat Quotes, Sheep Quotes

Funny Pig Quotes

75. “You can put wings on a pig, but you don’t make it an eagle.” – William J. Clinton

76. “If pigs had wings, they would be pigeons.” – W. C. Fields

77. “If it looks like a pig, sounds like a pig, acts like a pig, don’t be mistaken, it is a pig!” – Anonymous

78. “Pigs are smarter than dogs, and both are smarter than Congress.” – Elayne Boosler

79. “I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.” – George Bernard Shaw

80. “Why this fellow doesn’t know any more about politics than a pig knows about Sunday?” – Harry S. Truman

81. “You should never try and teach a pig to read for two reasons. First, it’s impossible; and secondly, it annoys the hell out of the pig!” – Will Rogers

82. “I would eat healthy at times and pig out at times. But I never had to go on a strict diet plan.” – Tori Spelling

83. “Besides the physical strains, I realized men can be pigs to women even when it’s a man dressed as one.” – Michael Rosenbaum

84. “When it comes to having a central nervous system and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig as a dog is a boy.” – Ingrid Newkirk

85. “To the heavens on the wings of a pig.” – John Steinbeck

86. “Women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!” – Andy Rooney

87. “Men are pigs. Too bad we own everything.” – Tim Allen

88. “Litigation—a machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.” – Ambrose Bierce

89. “The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.” – Martina Navratilova

More Pig Quotes That Will Make You Laugh Out Loud

90. “The paradise of my fancy is one where pigs have wings” – G.K. Chesterton

91. “This little piggy went to Hades. This little piggy stayed home. This little piggy ate raw and steaming human flesh. This little piggy violated virgins. And this little piggy clambered over a heap of dead bodies to get to the top.” – Neil Gaiman

92. “Tom Friedman says China is so awesome they make kosher pigs.” – Jonah Goldber

93. “I’m obsessed with working out. I eat like a pig, so it kind of makes up for that.” – Millie Bobby Brown

94. “I’d rather be onstage with a pig—a duet with Jennifer Lopez and me just ain’t going to happen.” – Mariah Carrey

95. “I am not a strict vegan, because I’m a hedonist pig. If I see a big chocolate cake that is made with eggs, I’ll have it.” – Grace Slick

96. “Nobody creates a fad. It just happens. People love going along with the idea of a beautiful pig. It’s like a conspiracy.” – Jim Henson

97. “I want a pig. I want a pig on a leash. A baby pig on a leash.” – Kesha

98. “It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal.” – Irish Proverb

99. “I love you like pigs love not being bacon.” – Anonymous

Quotes That Will Show You a Different Side to Pigs

100. “I will never deny that life isn’t fair. It seems as though when a woman leaves a man she is strong and independent, but when a man leaves a woman he is a pig and a jerk.” – Criss Jami

101. “Sometimes, love doesn’t come to us. We have to go out hunting. It’s like pigs looking for truffles. It’s called dating.” – Patti LuPone

102. “He comes off a little like Practical Pig in ‘The Three Little Pigs.’” – Steig Larsson

103. “An artist is like a pig snouting truffles.” – Igor Stravinsky

104. “I’ve always put my horses, dogs, and pig before my own needs, so I was well prepared to put my son first. I’m used to waking up in the middle of the night, no matter how tired I am, jumping up to take care of my animals. Now, I do the same for my son.” – Georgina Bloomberg

105. “Between pigs and human beings, there was not and there need not be any clash of interest whatsoever.” – George Orwell

106. “The theme of ‘Charlotte’s Web’ is that a pig shall be saved, and I have an idea that somewhere deep inside me there was a wish to that effect.” – E. B. White

107. “Hogs and pigs are very intelligent.” – Jack Hanna

108. “You can’t make a racehorse out of a pig. But if you work hard enough at it, you can make a mighty fast pig.” – Bob Akin

109. “Who can’t like pigs? They’re wonderful creatures! I’ve always liked pigs.” – Alexander McCall Smith

110. “In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass, and a nightingale. Diversity of character is due to their unequal activity.” – Ambrose Bierce

111. “There are times to be dainty and times to be a pig.” – Doug Stanhope

112. “The pigs stuck out their little feet and snored.” – Elizabeth Bishop

113. “My father used to brag that I wasn’t ham, I was the whole pig.” – Jim Carrey

114. “Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout, is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion.” – Proverbs 11:22

Interesting Pig Quotes

115. “I have eyes like those of a dead pig.” – Marlon Brando

116. “I am a human guinea pig and a professional dilettante.” – Tim Ferriss

117. “Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it!” – Davy Crockett

118. “I am not a pig farmer. The pigs had a great time, but I didn’t make any money.” – Willie Nelson

119. “Pigs in cold and men in drink make a great noise.” – Portugese Proverb

120. “It is hard work to be the mother of many pigs.” – Tibetan Proverb

121. “There really is no ethical difference between eating a cat or a chicken, a dog, or a pig.” – Steve-O

122. “Neither give cherries to pigs nor advice to a fool.” – Irish Proverb

123. “The woman had no problems so she bought some pigs.” – Russian Proverb

124. “Pigs may whistle, but they have an ill mouth for it.” – Scottish Proverb

Pig Quotes That Have a Deeper Meaning

125. “Man thrives where angels would die of ecstasy and where pigs would die of disgust.” – Kenneth Rexroth

126. “Never try to teach a pig to sing. You waste your time and you annoy the pig.” – Robert A. Heinlein

127. “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again, but already it was impossible to say which was which.” – George Orwell

128. “Yes, it only takes two things—realizing that you can’t get rid of the pig by yourself and secondly, to let God intervene.” – Anonymous

129. “A pig washes in the first pool of water he encounters.” – Jamaican Saying

130. “In the time of need, the pig is called uncle.” – Albanian Proverb

131. “If pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughtering he did on the side.” – Orson Scott Card

132. “The concept of marriage must have been thought up by an unimaginative pig.” – Albert Einstein

133. “Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.” – Ambrose Bierce

134. “Pigs prefer to wallow in clean mud, but if nothing else is available, they will frequently wallow in their own urine, giving rise to the notion that they are dirty animals.” – Marvin Harris

135. “If I was a pig to work with, I would never get asked back.” – Phillip Schofield

136. “Death to the pigs is my basic statement.” – Boots Riley

137. “Love is a pig dressed as a clown sitting in a bath full of beans—pretty much amazing, once you get over the shock.” – Craig Stone

138. “Happiness, as a pursuit, is suitable only for pigs.” – Albert Einstein

139. “An ass is beautiful to an ass, and a pig is beautiful to a pig.” – John Ray

Also read: Snake Quotes

More Pig Quotes You’ll Love

140. “There are a lot of women who live with pot-bellied pigs.” – Catherine Zeta-Jones

141. “The Congressman ascertained that the consulate in Havana had numbers to feed the pigs.” – Erich Leinsdorf

142. “The rich fool is like a pig that is choked by its own fat.” – Confucius

143. “Given a choice between dancing pigs and security, users will pick dancing pigs every time.” – Edward Felten

144. “I did everything. I ran my life exactly as I wanted to—all the time. I never listened to anybody. I’m pig-headed.” – Michael Caine

145. “Sometimes my brain is saying, ‘Go wild on food,’ and I’ll want to pig out, but I’ll tell myself, ‘No.’ You either want to win or you don’t.” – Nicola Adams

146. “I love pigs. I think they’re very cute. I really want a pet pig, but those micro pigs, they don’t stay micro.” – Nicole Byer

147. “Killing a pig for a good old fry-up is one thing. But there’s no excuse for being cruel, even if you’re a bored teenage kid.” – Ozzy Osbourne

148. “Asking a critic to name his favorite book is like asking a butcher to name his favorite pig.” – John McCarthy

149. “Pigs are dirty, but I will tell you something dirtier—liars! Untruth always smells like rotten garbage!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

150. “Pigs are very intelligent. They’re very misunderstood. Yet they’re sort of man’s unofficial best friend.” – Herbert

What Do Pigs Teach You About Life?

When you hear the word, ‘pig,’ maybe the first words that come to mind include ‘bacon,’ ‘ham,’ ‘ribs,’ or whichever your favorite pork dish is. And while it’s true that pigs are one of our main sources of food and sustenance, let’s not forget that they’re also living creatures who deserve love and respect.

Being intelligent and sentient, they’re capable of feeling and emotion like us humans. And though they don’t speak our language, they have their own unique way of communicating—letting us know that they can be loyal, kind, and smart too.

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