Get ready to rub some bellies and throw some sticks — Wednesday is National Puppy Day! The holiday, created in 2006 by celebrity pet author Colleen Paige, is an annual observance aimed at recognizing the “magic and unconditional love” puppies provide while spreading awareness about adoption, according to its website.

Let’s face it: Almost everybody loves puppies, no matter what the breed. Whether you're a devoted dog owner yourself or a just a simple admirer of canines on Instagram, spend some time Wednesday honoring your favorite pooch.

Here are a few quotes and adorable photos to help you get inspired, collected from Goodreads, Thought Catalog and Quote Garden.

GettyImages-466103059 French bulldog puppies pose at the American Kennel Club in New York City in 2014. Photo: Getty Images

“Happiness is a warm puppy.” — Charles Schulz

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." — Ben Williams

"A dog is the only thing that can mend a crack in your broken heart." — Judy Desmond

GettyImages-85839154 A 3-week-old Chihuahua puppy named Tom Thumb poses in a tea cup in 2009 in Renton, Scotland. Photo: Getty Images

"Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell." — Emily Dickinson

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.” — Andy Rooney

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” — Josh Billings

GettyImages-56358321 Three-day-old Labradoodle puppies take a nap at a kennel in Pardesia, Israel, in 2005. Photo: Getty Images

“You can usually tell that a man is good if he has a dog who loves him.” — W. Bruce Cameron

"Did you know that there are over 300 words for love in canine?" — Gabrielle Zevin

“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” — Roger A. Caras

GettyImages-72319856 Fox hound puppies feed from a bucket as hunting season approaches in 2003 in East Grinstead, England. Photo: Getty Images

“The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog.” — M.K. Clinton

"I’m not alone, said the boy. I’ve got a puppy." — Jane Thayer

“If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” — Will Rogers

GettyImages-488996518 Willy, dressed as a surf livesafer, and Mia, dressed as Waldo, compete in the Hophaus Southgate Inaugural Best Dressed Dachshund competition in 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Getty Images

"My little dog — a heartbeat at my feet." — Edith Wharton

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too." — Samuel Butler

"Buy a pup, and your money will buy love unflinching." — Rudyard Kipling

GettyImages-470207158 A dog is seen on the field during Pups in the Park Day before a baseball game in 2015 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Getty Images