Jumbo: Does anyone else find it strange that we are all fish, but we're also 'riding' fish? I mean, where is the line drawn between which fish can talk and which fish don't?!
Gordie: Alright, alright, Mickey's a mouse, Donald's a duck, Pluto's a dog. What's Goofy?
Teddy: Goofy's a dog. He's definitely a dog.
Chris: He can't be a dog. He drives a car and wears a hat.
Vern: Oh, God. That's weird. What the hell is Goofy?
"Okay, this is something that has bothered me for years, and in all sorts of medium. So I'm furnishing my little Animal Crossing cottage, right? But I don't know if I'm comfortable with keeping a caged canary (which is a furniture item) in the window when my next-door neighbor is a talking, four-foot-tall robin.
It's the same thing in what was one of my favorite childrens's shows, Arthur, too. He's got a little pet dog, but one of his best friends is also a dog. And it happens again with Goofy and Pluto of the Disney universe; both are dogs, but they live in different castes of domestic hierarchy. What is this?
And when you encounter this sort of thing at such a young age, it's...I don't know, it's just crippling."
"It kind of weirds me out when animals TO animals exist in a world where animals are more like people than animals. ...Let me try that again."
"You could've just asked."
— A sheep, after being chased and herded into a pen, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
"You got that weird thing I never get, where some of the dinosaurs talk but some don't. And you could argue that maybe they're not as intelligent, but look - one of them is like a dog. I'm sorry but that's really weird. If it was like a different animal, maybe. But when the rest of the dinosaurs can talk, this is really kind of odd. It's like talking to a person and then another person is suddenly licking and scratching at you. It's, I don't know, just odd."
Rarity: Before you go back, to your world I mean, I want give you some of my concepts. [...] I would like you to show my work to some of the ponies you know and ask for their opinions on them. This could really help me expand my business! [...]
Phoenix: I'll have a little trouble doing that. They don't talk.
Rarity: They don't... talk? My word... What a strange world you come from Mr. Wright. Mute ponies... none of them fly or use magic?
Phoenix: They don't do that either. They just sort of sit in petting zoos and perplex. And they kinda smell...
Maxwell: Oooh! I love it when they bend the rules! At least it's more fun than the Giant Ape Fights, that just sounds boring.
Twilight: It's just a less sophisticated form of human wrestling. It's like me going to see a horse race.