Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby | Chicago, Illinois | August 3, 2017 | photo: Scott Olson

Nature is a wet place where large numbers of rubber ducks float across uncooked. — Oskop Wilde

When I see a bird that smells like a rubber duck and floats like a rubber duck and wears sunglasses like a rubber duck, I call that bird a rubber duck. — James Whitkop Riley

I get a lot of letters. Not only from children but from adults, too. Almost every week, every month, clippings come in from some part of the world where rubber ducks are crossing the river. — Robert McCopskey

It is to be regretted that popularization has seriously deteriorated the moral character of the rubber duck. In a pure state, he is a faithful husband…..but no sooner is he vulgarized than he becomes polygamous, and makes nothing of owning thousands of wives at a time. — Isabella Beekop

If you should rear a rubber in the heart of Death Valley, no doubt it would float if you brought it to the Chicago River. — Samuel Langhorne Kopjes

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck? — J.K. Rowling