Richard Adams Quotes (Author of Watership Down)
Watership Down Quote
These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Bigwig believes they have found a safe, pleasant warren to live in where the farmer sets out food for the rabbits. Fiver does not know exactly what the threat is, but he is warning Bigwig against it. He insulted the cat until it lunged at him, waking the dog and allowing it to break free. But as the dog broke free, Hazel was thrown off the doghouse. The cat therefore pounces on him, repeating his taunting words before trying to kill him. Bigwig is speaking to General Woundwort, whom he has just ambushed in a very clever way.
Despite facing many challenges along the way, Hazel, Bigwig, Fiver and the others take on the vast and strange world with courage and wisdom. Here are 12 of the most thought-provoking quotes from the book. But when you get there you find it's not that simple. The rabbits' proverb is better expressed. They say, "One cloud feels lonely": and indeed it is true that the sky will soon be overcast. Sometimes it is taken, sometimes it is not.
Watership Down Quotes
Richard Adams, March My family was one of the first on our block to get HBO. And with this luxury of Home Box Office came the ability for young children like myself to be exposed to films he or she most likely should not have been watching at such a tender age. Or The Funhouse. Or The Changeling.
They knew well enough what was happening. But even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a time to drive them away. They forgot the ways of wild rabbits. They forgot El-ahrairah, for what use had they for tricks and cunning, living in the enemy's warren and paying his price? In this passage, Fiver has finally figured out the problem with Cowslip's warren. The rabbits are all fed by a farmer who keeps their predators away and makes life easy for them until he catches them in one of his snares. Fiver explains, from the perspective of the rabbits, how they became trapped in that unnatural existence, unable to escape it because they had lost the ability to live in the wild.