Spiders Quotes

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Rick Riordan
“I excel at pulling strings!” said Arachne. “I’m a spider!”
Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

Rudy Francisco
“She asks me to kill the spider.
Instead, I get the most
peaceful weapons I can find.

I take a cup and a napkin.
I catch the spider, put it outside
and allow it to walk away.

If I am ever caught in the wrong place
at the wrong time, just being alive
and not bothering anyone,

I hope I am greeted
with the same kind
of mercy.”
Rudy Francisco, Helium

J.K. Rowling
“I take my hat off to you — or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Pat Frayne
“Favorite Quotations.
I speak my mind because it hurts to bite my tongue.
The worth of a book is measured by what you carry away from it.
It's not over till it's over.
Imagination is everything.
All life is an experiment.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls the butterfly.”
Pat Frayne, Tales of Topaz the Conjure Cat: Part I Topaz and the Evil Wizard & Part II Topaz and the Plum-Gista Stone

T.J. Klune
“And the spiders?"
"Still there."
"But I can have spiders in my head as long as I don't let them consume me.”
T.J. Klune, The House in the Cerulean Sea

Dave Barry
“Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals.”
Dave Barry

Donna Lynn Hope
“The spider's web: She finds an innocuous corner in which to spin her web. The longer the web takes, the more fabulous its construction. She has no need to chase. She sits quietly, her patience a consummate force; she waits for her prey to come to her on their own, and then she ensnares them, injects them with venom, rendering them unable to escape. Spiders – so needed and yet so misunderstood.”
Donna Lynn Hope

J.K. Rowling
Moody jerked his wand, and the spider rose onto two of its hind legs and went into what was unmistakably a tap dance.
Everyone was laughing — everyone except Moody.
“Think it’s funny, do you?” he growled. “You’d like it, would you, if I did it to you?”
The laughter died away almost instantly.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Neil Gaiman
“Spider venom comes in many forms. It can often take a long while to discover the full effects of the bite. Naturalists have pondered this for years: there are spiders whose bite can cause the place bitten to rot and to die, sometimes more than a year after it was bitten. As to why spiders do this, the answer is simple. It's because spiders think this is funny, and they don't want you ever to forget them.”
Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

Bill Bryson
“No one knows, incidentally, why Australia's spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill. Still, it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space.”
Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

“I'll stop eating steak when you stop killing spiders." Absurdity: comparing cows to spiders. Arachnids are pure evil. They're like a cigarette manufacturer or a terrorist. They're organized religion on eight legs.”
Davey Havok, Pop Kids

Bill Watterson
“Like delicate lace,
So the threads intertwine,
Oh, gossamer web
Of wond'rous design!
Such beauty and grace
Wild nature produces...
Ughh, look at the spider
Suck out that bug's juices!”
Bill Watterson, Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat

Mira Grant
“Whoever authorized the evolution of the spiders of Australia should be summarily dragged out into the street and shot.”
Mira Grant, How Green This Land, How Blue This Sea

Charlie Brooker
“It's spider season. Every year, right about now, thousands of the godless eight-legged bastards emerge from the bowels of hell (or the garden, whichever's nearest) with the sole intention of tormenting humankind.”
Charlie Brooker

Bailey White
“It was no mean trick doing the wiring with those mittens on. But I managed it and crawled out, batting spiders into the shadows. I could hear a thud as they hit the floor joists, then a scuttling sound, then, worst of all, the silence of spiders.”
Bailey White, Mama Makes Up Her Mind and Other Dangers of Southern Living

Joanna Wylde
“Babe, I nearly shot Skid in the ass one time because a spider fell on me while I was holding a gun,” I finally managed to say. “Those things freak me right the hell out. They got eight fuckin’ legs, and that ain’t natural. That’s some Dr. Seuss shit right there.”
Joanna Wylde, Devil's Game

Adam Rex
“There was less than I’d expected in the rainy-day fund that Mom had kept in the bottom of an underwear drawer in a panty hose egg labeled ‘DEAD SPIDERS.’ As if I hadn’t always known it was there. As if I wouldn’t want to look at dead spiders.”
Adam Rex

Zathyn Priest
“What you’re saying is this spider, with a brain the size of strawberry seed, hid in your car with its face covered to avoid being gassed by insect spray.” He stood in front of me, laughing, peering down into my eyes. “And then, when the fumes dispersed, he set about plotting revenge. Once he’d come up with his plan, he exited your car and, even though he didn’t see which direction you went in, he found the front door because he knew you were inside this house.” Biting down on his bottom lip, Ric smirked. “Don’t you think, if he was as smart as all that, he’d have worn a mask before he ran out from under visor so you couldn’t recognise him on your doormat?”
Zathyn Priest, One of Those Days

J.R.R. Tolkien
“They made for his noise far quicker than he had expected. They were frightfully angry. Quite apart from the stones no spider has ever like being called Attercop, and Tomnoddy of course, is insulting to anybody.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, or There and Back Again

“Referring to Jumper the spider, who needs to hide himself in human form, and he's learning to act like a human.

"I'm sure I can learn to walk faster than that," he said desperately.
"But you'll also need to learn the nuances of human behavior. Such as not going around naked."
"What's wrong with being natural?" he demanded.
"Humans aren't natural. They are girt about by all manner of conventions. It will take time for you to catch up with them all.”
Piers Anthony, Jumper Cable

Yvonne Prinz
“Oh here's a nice one, he brown recluse spider. This once resides in wooded areas. In other words, next to my head while I'm sleeping. ' In a small number of cases, a bite from a brown recluse can produce organ damage with occasional fatalities.' "

"That's the worst-case scenario. how can it be? It's called a 'recluse'"

"It's been my experience that all recluses have a mean streak.”
Yvonne Prinz, The Vinyl Princess

Sijdah Hussain
“Just open your mouth and let the lightning come out. Burn the victim card down to the ground - for you are so much more than that!
You’re a witch. You’re a wizard.
Open your mouth and let the spiders out! Unleash your mind; for sometimes it’s so much better than b e i n g quiet.”
Sijdah Hussain, Red Sugar, No More

Sijdah Hussain
“Open your mouth and let the spiders out!”
Sijdah Hussain, Red Sugar, No More

Craig Froman
“A thousand years ago or more
They opened up the devil’s door
And a cwene of dark and death
Crawled out, and creeping stole our breath
And we’ve been hiding ever-more.”
Craig Froman, Of Secrets, Spiders & and the End of the World

Craig Froman
“First we molt,
then spin a web,
after this we weave,
until our food is dead.
Next dancing a jig,
And waiting for a meal,
Then we wrestle a bit
Til we sit and eat our fill.”
Captain Muntweight”
Craig Froman, Of Secrets, Spiders & and the End of the World

Mwanandeke Kindembo
“Narcissists, however, are similar to a spider that has built a web for its prey to bring itself.”
Mwanandeke Kindembo, Treatise Upon The Misconceptions of Narcissism

Jean Baudrillard
“A spider so fragile, so spindly, so translucent that it runs like a watermark across the paper, just like the tiny blood vessels on your skin. It disturbs nothing, running around in the void, in a very great hurry to live and die. In fact, its tiny size, its microscopic structure is a challenge to the monstrous being that we are. It's fragility can only make us wish to crush it, and that would not even be a crime since our two universes are so entirely separate.”
Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories

Madeleine Roux
“Her followers wore loose black tunics and loincloths slashes with white stripes to mimic a spider's many legs; some wore carved talismans, and others fearlessly allowed fat, furry tarantulas to crawl freely over their shoulders.”
Madeleine Roux, Shadows Rising

Philip K. Dick
“That's why their lives are worse than ours; they can't give up and die - they have to go on.”
Philip K. Dick, We Can Build You

Stewart Stafford
“If you dipped a spider in ink and then let it breakdance on a clean sheet of paper, you'd have a fair approximation of the state of my handwriting. I blame the internet myself. If I had to publish things in my handwriting, the only thing I could make money at would be selling ransom notes.”
Stewart Stafford

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