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One knows so well the popular idea of health. The English country gentleman galloping after a fox -- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

They take unbelievable pleasure in the hideous blast of the hunting horn and baying of the hounds. Dogs dung smells sweet as cinnamon to them.

Desiderius Erasmus (1466-1536) Dutch humanist and theologian.

It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

When you have shot one bird flying you have shot all birds flying. They are all different and they fly in different ways but the sensation is the same and the last one is as good as the first.

Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961) American Writer.

There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast.

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) British novelist.