Turtle Quotes

Quotes tagged as "turtle" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Stephen King
“See the turtle of enormous girth, on his shell he holds the earth. If you want to run and play, come along the beam today.”
Stephen King, The Waste Lands

Ken Akamatsu
“Captain's Log...

...Four days have passed with no sign of human life on this island. Hunger is about to push me to the point of...

...Eating pocket lint.

It looks edible.”
Ken Akamatsu, Love Hina 13

Ken Akamatsu
“What is [insert name here]? Does it taste good?”
Ken Akamatsu, Love Hina 13

Lewis Carroll
“When we were little," the Mock Turtle went on at last, more calmly, though still sobbing a little now and then, "we went to school in the sea. The master was an old Turtle - we used to call him Tortoise -"
"Why did you call him Tortoise, if he wasn't one?" Alice asked.
"We called him Tortoise because he taught us," said the Mock Turtle angrily: "really you are very dull!”
Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass

Terry Pratchett
“...the world kept turning and the Turtle moved.”
Terry Pratchett, Raising Steam
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Robert G. Ingersoll
“Not one word was said by Moses or Aaron as to the wickedness of depriving a human being of his liberty. Not a word was said in favor of liberty. Not the slightest intimation that a human being was justly entitled to the product of his own labor. Not a word about the cruelty of masters who would destroy even the babes of slave mothers. It seems to me wonderful that this God did not tell the king of Egypt that no nation could enslave another, without also enslaving itself; that it was impossible to put a chain around the limbs of a slave, without putting manacles upon the brain of the master. Why did he not tell him that a nation founded upon slavery could not stand? Instead of declaring these things, instead of appealing to justice, to mercy and to liberty, he resorted to feats of jugglery. Suppose we wished to make a treaty with a barbarous nation, and the president should employ a sleight-of-hand performer as envoy extraordinary, and instruct him, that when he came into the presence of the savage monarch, he should cast down an umbrella or a walking stick, which would change into a lizard or a turtle; what would we think? Would we not regard such a performance as beneath the dignity even of a president? And what would be our feelings if the savage king sent for his sorcerers and had them perform the same feat? If such things would appear puerile and foolish in the president of a great republic, what shall be said when they were resorted to by the creator of all worlds? How small, how contemptible such a God appears!”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Some Mistakes of Moses

Thomm Quackenbush
“If superstition could contradict science, the world may as well be on the back of a turtle. But giving into turtle worship was a bridge too far.”
Thomm Quackenbush, We Shadows

Jennifer Priester
“I did exactly as Sampson said and I conjured up a creature with rabbit ears,
a wolf face, a snake body, frog feet, a pig tail, and spikes running from the top of its head to the end of its tail.

“Now,” Sampson said. “This is the
kind of magic that you shouldn’t do.”
Jennifer Priester, Mortal Realm Witch: The Magic Continues

Jennifer Priester
“Yeah, well, what are you going to teach me next...how to take over the world?” I asked sarcastically.

“Good idea!” Sampson exclaimed a little too enthusiastically.

“No, bad idea!” I stressed.

“See? You are learning,” Sampson said.”
Jennifer Priester

William Shakespeare
“How true a twain
Seemeth this concordant one!
Love hath reason,
Reason none,
If what parts, can so remain.”
William Shakespeare, The Phoenix and the Turtle

“Human beings can learn valuable lessons in conservation of necessary personal resources for accomplishing the fundamental tenants of life by observing a judiciously paced turtle determinedly and stealthily traversing the world.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Stephen King
“Your friend the Turtle... He died a few years ago. The old idiot puked inside his shell and choked to death on a galaxy or two. Very sad, don't you think? But also quite bizarre.”
Stephen King, It

Stephen King
“What are you?'

'I'm the Turtle, son. I made the universe, but please don't blame me for it; I had a bellyache.”
Stephen King, It

Jeremy Robert Johnson
“I mean, I had my turtle Deckard, but his lifestyle consisted of sunbathing, eating goldfish, and—somehow I just knew this—silently judging me while I masturbated. I’d taken to covering his tank with a thin blanket, but still…he knew.”
Jeremy Robert Johnson, Skullcrack City

Mehmet Murat ildan
“No man has ever seen a turtle climbing the wall. In order to do the things which are impossible for you, you need to change yourself, and better still, transform yourself into something new!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

“the medicine wheel is inside of you it not in a pile of stones the medicine wheel is inside the heart and body”
Medicine Turtle, The Quiet Revolution of the 7th Generation: Die Stille Revolution Der 7. Generation

Sofi Benitez
“It is good to bounce things off a trusted friend.”
Sofi Benitez, Honey Moon Dog Daze