Cockroaches Quotes

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Franz Kafka
“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.”
Franz Kafka, The Metamorphosis

Maggie Stiefvater
“All of us have secrets in our lives. We’re keepers or keptfrom, players or played. Secrets and cockroaches — that’s what will be left at the end of it all.”
Maggie Stiefvater, The Dream Thieves

Kerrelyn Sparks
“He assaulted the man with a psychic wave. "You are a cockroach." In his inebraited state, Cody had no resistance at all to a vampire mind control. He fell to the floor and scurried around the foyer on all fours. "I am a cockroach" he muttered in a squeaky voice. "Hmm, about time you figured that one out," Fidelia steped back as he brushed against her long skirt.”
Kerrelyn Sparks, The Undead Next Door

Tanya Huff
“Toronto's already ass-deep in cockroaches and conservatives; what's one more lower life-form?”
Tanya Huff, Blood Bank

Oliver Markus
“Being mad at a drug addict for doing what drug addicts do, is like being mad at a shark for doing what sharks do, or being mad at a cockroach for doing what cockroaches do.”
Oliver Markus, Sex and Crime: Oliver's Strange Journey

Toba Beta
“You don't scare a man who sees people as cockroaches.”
Toba Beta, Betelgeuse Incident: Insiden Bait Al-Jauza

John Brunner
“The walls were chipped and needed paint. The windows were mostly okay but one pane was blocked with cardboard. There were fleas the exterminator couldn't kill and rats that scrabbled in the walls and mice who left droppings like a cocked snook and roaches that thrived on insecticide, even the illegal kinds.”
John Brunner, The Sheep Look Up

Diane van der Westhuizen
“One thing that man HAS learned from history, is how to kill (animals) more efficiently.”
Diane van der Westhuizen

Bob Thurber
“Memory in the mind of man can adapt to the worst conditions.
I'll give you an example, an analogy of sorts: Each night I sop rags with beer and lay them out in careful strips. With rags soaked in beer I tease cockroaches from a crack in the baseboard. By morning they're good and drunk and I pop them into a baggy, then take them outside and throw the little buggers away.”
Bob Thurber, Nothing But Trouble

Munia Khan
“Even a cockroach can be legendary by being killed by a legend.”
Munia Khan

Lorena Cassady
“When you got back to his apartment, the flamenco dancers were still stomping around in the restaurant upstairs. Moriarity pushed a bottle of cheap Sauterne and sliced salami across the kitchen table. A large cockroach fell from the top of the refrigerator and landed with a click on the scarred linoleum floor. You lifted both your feet and curled your toes.”
Lorena Cassady, Her Perilous Journey

Deyth Banger
“Rape, cockroaches... are still a real nightmare.”
Deyth Banger

Neil Leckman
“When you see cockroaches freebasing the insecticide it's time to get professional help.

The bugs will never know.”
Neil Leckman

“If cockroach, the oldest species on the earth can go ahead millions of years though, without a head, you too can go ahead at least a few more years from now without a tail like a lizard”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Bruno Schulz
“But in vain did he apostrophize the insect in this new language, born of sudden inspiration, as a cockroach's understanding is not equal to such a tirade: the insect continued on its journey to a corner of the room, with movements sanctified by an ageless ritual of the cockroach world.”
Bruno Schulz, The Street of Crocodiles

“I hate the survival word. It just shows that you are adjusting your life in hope of living. Life must be like an eagle. Full of self-respect, proudly, independently, painfully, kind, valuable. Otherwise cockroaches also living on this Earth & easily killed for hygiene. What is the use of that survival?”
Sonal Takalkar

Steven Moore
“And after the sack of Constantinople in 1204, we have few examples of any literary activity except by religious writers (who, like cockroaches, seem capable of surviving any catastrophe).”
Steven Moore, The Novel: An Alternative History: Beginnings to 1600