For the greater good.
- Karl Marx:
It was a historical inevitability.
So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage
to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such
a paragon of avian virtue? In such a manner is the princely chicken's dominion maintained.
Because of an excess of black bile and a deficiency of choleric humour.
- Jacques Derrida:
Any number of contending discourses may be discovered within the act of the chicken crossing the
road, and each interpretation is equally valid as the authorial intent can never be discerned, because
structuralism is DEAD, DAMMIT, DEAD!
- Thomas de Torquemada:
Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out.
- Timothy Leary:
Because that's the only kind of trip the Establishment would let it take.
- Douglas Adams:
Because if you gaze too long across the Road, the Road gazes also across you.
- B.F. Skinner:
Because the external influences which had pervaded its sensorium from birth had caused it to
develop in such a fashion that it would tend to cross roads, even while believing these actions to be of
its own free will.
- Carl Jung:
The confluence of events in the cultural gestalt necessitated that individual chickens cross
roads at this historical juncture, and therefore synchronicitously brought such occurrences into being.
- Jean-Paul Sartre:
In order to act in good faith and be true to itself, the chicken found it necessary to cross the
- Ludwig Wittgenstein:
The possibility of "crossing" was encoded into the objects "chicken" and "road", and
circumstances came into being which caused the actualization of this potential occurrence.
- Albert Einstein:
Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of
To actualize its potential.
If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken-nature.
- David Hume:
Out of custom and habit.
- Salvador Dali:
It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees.
- Emily Dickinson:
Because it could not stop for death.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson:
It didn't cross the road; it transcended it.
- Johann von Goethe:
The eternal hen-principle made it do it.
- Ernest Hemingway:
To die. In the rain.
- Werner Heisenberg:
We are not sure which side of the road the chicken was on, but it was moving very fast.
- Jack Nicholson:
'Cause it (censored) wanted to. That's the (censored) reason.
- Pyrrho the Skeptic:
- The Sphinx:
You tell me.
- Henry David Thoreau:
To live deliberately ... and suck all the marrow out of life.
- Howard Cosell:
It may very well have been one of the most astonishing events to grace the annals of history. An
historic, unprecedented avian biped with the temerity to attempt such an herculean achievement formerly
relegated to homo sapien pedestrians is truly a remarkable occurence.
- Ronald Reagan:
- Mark Twain:
The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated.
- Zeno of Elea:
To prove it could never reach the other side.