Jellyfish Quotes

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Karl Pilkington
“[Jellyfish] are 97% water or something, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 3% and make them water. It's more useful.”
Karl Pilkington

Gillian Flynn
“Soul mates. They really call themselves that, which makes sense, because I guess they are ... They have no harsh edges with each other, no spiny conflicts, they ride though life like conjoined jellyfish - expanding and contracting instinctively, filling each other's spaces liquidly. Making it look easy.”
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Haruki Murakami
“The real world is in a much darker and deeper place than this, and most of it is occupied by jellyfish and things. We just happen to to forget all that. Don't you agree? Two-thirds of earth's surface is ocean, and all we can see with the naked eye is the surface: the skin.”
Haruki Murakami, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

“When you move like a jellyfish rhyth don't mean nothing. You go with the flow, you don't stop. Move like a jellyfish, rhythm means nothing.You go with the flow you don't stop.”
Jack Johnson

Ali Benjamin
“A jellyfish, if you watch it long enough, begins to look like a heart beating. It doesn't matter what kind: the blooded Atolla with its flashing siren lights, the frilly flower hat variety, or the near-transparent moon jelly, Aurelia aurita. It's their pulse, the way they contract swiftly, than release. Like a ghost heart-- a heart you can see right through, right into some other world where everything you ever lost as gone to hide.
Jellyfish don't even have hearts, of course-- no heart, no brain, no bone, no blood. But watch them for a while. You will see them beating.”
Ali Benjamin, The Thing About Jellyfish

Rosalind  James
“Everything in Australia is trying to kill you, haven't you heard? Half of the ten deadliest snakes in the world live in Queensland. And then there are the poisonous spiders and the jellyfish. Not to mention the crocs and the great white sharks. Another point in favor of New Zealand. Very benign place, En Zed.”
Rosalind James, Just Good Friends

Margaret Atwood
“It's a wonder they can sit down at all, and when they walk, nothing touches their legs under the billowing skirts, except their shifts and stockings. They are like swans, drifting along on unseen feet; or else like the jellyfish in the waters of the rocky harbour near our house, when I was little, before I ever made the long sad journey across the ocean. They were bell-shaped and ruffled, gracefully waving and lovely under the sea; but if they washed up on the beach and dried out in the sun there was nothing left of them. And that is what the ladies are like: mostly water.”
Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace

Karl Pilkington
“I don't like jellyfish, they’re not a fish, they're just a blob.
They don’t have eyes, fins or scales like a cod.
They float about blind, stinging people in the seas,
And no one eats jellyfish with chips and mushy peas.
Get rid of 'em!”
Karl Pilkington, Happyslapped by a Jellyfish: The Words of Karl Pilkington

Ali Benjamin
“We were made of stardust.”
Ali Benjamin, The Thing About Jellyfish

Eric Gamalinda
“My angels are jellyfish,
electric, nearly invisible,
armed with poisoned harpoons.

My archangels are yellow tang.
They feed on sunlight.
They speak through color.
Anything in their paths turns blind.”
Eric Gamalinda, Amigo Warfare

“He was like a jellyfish, beautifully emitting its own light under the dark ocean, but if you touched it...you'll be poisoned. And Abigail had the strongest desire to touch this beautiful, mysterious jellyfish, even knowing that it might lead to certain death.”
KazzenlX, Hellbound With You

“The need to be Lean should be learnt from the jellyfish (Turritopsis dohrnii) which has the ability to transform itself into a younger state to fulfill her desire of immortality”
Priyavrat Thareja

Stewart Stafford
“Neptune’s Lost Banana by Stewart Stafford

O lost banana of Neptune,
Do you wonder why you’ve washed ashore?
Do people see a yellow fruit in the water?
Or a Portuguese Man O’War?

You were so near the fingertips of power,
Did fortune peel away your chances too quick?
Or do you see yourself in an ivory tower?
Of a split-away banana republic?

You could have been top banana,
Now you’re potential poetic justice,
For someone with bad karma to slip on,
And go skidding as you go squish.

© Stewart Stafford, 2021. All rights reserved.”
Stewart Stafford