Crocodile Quotes

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Rudyard Kipling
“These are the four that are never content: that have never been filled since the dew began-
Jacala's mouth, and the glut of the kite, and the hands of the ape, and the eyes of Man.”
Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Books

Israelmore Ayivor
“Be quick to resolve conflicts before they mature to become wars. The energetic crocodile was once a delicate egg!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“You’re the prettiest thing I’ve seen fall from the sky today.”
Shaun Hick, The Ghost And Its Shadow

“How different this world to the one about which I used to read, and in which I used to live! This is one peopled by demons, phantoms, vampires, ghouls, boggarts, and nixies. Names of things of which I knew nothing are now so familiar that the creatures themselves appear to have real existence. The Arabian Nights are not more fantastic than our gospels; and Lempriere would have found ours a more marvelous world to catalog than the classical mythical to which he devoted his learning. Ours is a world of luprachaun and clurichaune, deev and cloolie, and through the maze of mystery I have to thread my painful way, now learning how to distinguish oufe from pooka, and nis from pixy; study long screeds upon the doings of effreets and dwergers, or decipher the dwaul of delirious monks who have made homunculi from refuse. Waking or sleeping, the image of some uncouth form is always present to me. What would I not give for a volume by the once despised 'A. L. O. E' or prosy Emma Worboise? Talk of the troubles of Winifred Bertram or Jane Eyre, what are they to mine? Talented authoresses do not seem to know that however terrible it may be to have as a neighbour a mad woman in a tower, it is much worse to have to live in a kitchen with a crocodile. This elementary fact has escaped the notice of writers of fiction; the re-statement of it has induced me to reconsider my decision as to the most longed-for book; my choice now is the Swiss Family Robinson. In it I have no doubt I should find how to make even the crocodile useful, or how to kill it, which would be still better.

("Mysterious Maisie")”
Wirt Gerrare, Gaslit Nightmares: Stories by Robert W. Chambers, Charles Dickens, Richard Marsh, and Others

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It goes without saying that even those of us who are going to hell will get eternal life—if that territory really exists outside religious books and the minds of believers, that is. Having said that, given the choice, instead of being grilled until hell freezes over, the average sane human being would, needless to say, rather spend forever idling in an extremely fertile garden, next to a lamb or a chicken or a parrot, which they do not secretly want to eat, and a lion or a tiger or a crocodile, which does not secretly want to eat them.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana, The Use and Misuse of Children

Desiree Williams
“Chocolate cured just about everything, but being a crocodile's chew-toy was on a whole other level.”
Desiree Williams, Illusionary

J.M.  Sullivan
“How doth the little crocodile improve his shining tall, and pour the waters of the Nile on every golden scale.” His eyes flicked meaningfully from the book to Alice before he continued. “How cheerfully he seems to grin, how neatly spreads his claws, and welcomes little fishes in, with gently smiling jaws.”
J.M. Sullivan, Alice

Elizabeth Kay
“I'm a shreddermouf, aren't I?' 'I was afraid of that,' said Tansy. He was going to keep her in his larder until he was hungy again, and then he was going to rip her apart. 'Dis is my lair', said the shreddermouth proudly. 'It's de best lair in Tiratattle.' 'Is it?' said Tansy. 'Oh yes. It's a drainage tunnel. Goes right up to de surface, it does. Lots of storage space. My name's Gulp.' 'Tansy,' said Tansy, deciding not to ask him what he kept in his storage space and wondering whether introductions were quite the thing.”
Elizabeth Kay, The Divide

M.F. Moonzajer
“Have you killed a man, drowned a crocodile, hunted a wolf, or raped an abuser? Stop pretending you love someone.”

Israelmore Ayivor
“The crocodiles that frighten from crossing the rivers of our destinies are easily drowned with personal confidence but not team courage. It means you owe it to yourself to defeat your own crocodiles and cross over to the other side!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“La physique a prouvé depuis longtemps que la nature avait horreur du vide. En accord avec cela, l'intérieur du crocodile doit justement être vide, pour avoir horreur du vide, et, par conséquent, avaler sans arrêt et se remplir avec ce qu'il trouve à portée de main. Et voilà l'unique raison rationnelle qui explique pourquoi les crocodiles nous avalent, nous les hommes.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Crocodile

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“hat is the fundamental characteristic of the crocodile? The answer is clear: to swallow human beings. How is one, in constructing the crocodile, to secure that he should swallow people? The answer is clearer still: construct him hollow. It was settled by physics long ago that Nature abhors a vacuum. Hence the inside of the crocodile must be hollow so that it may abhor the vacuum, and consequently swallow and so fill itself with anything it can come across. And that is the sole rational cause why every crocodile swallows men. It is not the same in the constitution of man: the emptier a man’s head is, for instance, the less he feels the thirst to fill it, and that is the one exception to the general rule.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Crocodile

Jane Cabrera
“The crocodile on the bus goes
snap, snap, snap”
Jane Cabrera, The Wheels on the Bus

“I had a dream about you. You was a crocodile and i was always looking for you with fear. Your teeth were alabaster and your skin green as grass. Unfortunate you had already a girlfriend. And i hoped she finish like a handbag. I love you from my all reptile heart, which is poikilothermic.”
Kattie Belgar, Dreaming is for lovers

“Who comes out of the jungle finds crocodiles. (Qui sort de la jungle - Trouve les crocodiles)”
Charles de Leusse

Ehsan Sehgal
“Putting hand in the open mouth of a sleeping crocodile is not a risk; it is an attempt to self-suicide.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“Without free will, we have no more ability to judge, care or change than a crocodile.”
Mike Hockney, The Sam Harris Delusion