Worms Quotes

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Kate Chopin
“There were days when she was unhappy, she did not know why,--when it did not seem worthwhile to be glad or sorry, to be alive or dead; when life appeared to her like a grotesque pandemonium and humanity like worms struggling blindly toward inevitable annihilation.”
Kate Chopin

Willie Nelson
“The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.”
Willie Nelson

Jerry Spinelli
“It was the day of the worms. That first almost-warm, after-the-rainy-night day in April, when you bolt from your house to find yourself in a world of worms. They were as numerous here in the East End as they had been in the West. The sidewalks, the streets. The very places where they didn't belong. Forlorn, marooned on concrete and asphalt, no place to burrow, April's orphans.”
Jerry Spinelli, Maniac Magee

Peter S. Beagle
“From that first moment of doubt, there was no peace for her; from the time she first imagined leaving her forest, she could not stand in one place without wanting to be somewhere else. She trotted up and down beside her pool, restless and unhappy. Unicorns are not meant to make choices. She said no, and yes, and no again, day and night, and for the first time she began to feel the minutes crawling over her like worms.”
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn

Leo Lionni
“Don't eat me. I am an inchworm. I am useful. I measure things.”
Leo Lionni, Inch by Inch
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Roald Dahl
“Hey, my spaghetti’s moving!” cried Mr. Twit, poking around in it with his fork.
“It’s a new kind,” Mrs. Twit said, taking a mouthful from her own plate which of course had no worms. “It’s called Squiggly Spaghetti. It’s delicious. Eat it up while it’s nice and hot.”
Roald Dahl, The Twits

“...And you probably have little idea of how delicious - how toothsome - how scrumptious - they are when eaten fresh. Of course, I have my worm larder -" He corrected himself. "Worm larders, well stocked, but the earthworm pursued, or promptly pounced upon, and eaten fresh - as I've said - Ah! the earthworm, there's nothing like it! You can have your slugs and your wireworms and your leatherjackets and as many ground beetles as you like to eat - snap! crackle! crunch! You can have them all! There's nothing to equal the near liquefaction of worm meat as I pass its length through my fingers, sieving out the earth granules from the creature's incessant feeding. Or alternatively tear it to eat at once in great guzzling, gulping chunks.”
Philippa Pearce, The Little Gentleman
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M.F. Moonzajer
“Keep yourself virgin, worms like untouched skins.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Rawi Hage
“So long, I replied, may we all have one good flight before we rest among flowers and the orbits of hungry worms.”
Rawi Hage, Carnival

Washington Irving
“No! no! My engagement is with no bride--the worms! the worms expect me! I am a dead man--I have been slain by robbers--my body lies at Wurtzburg--at midnight I am to be buried--the grave is waiting for me--I must keep my appointment!”
Washington Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories

“If you cut a worm in two, you make two worms.”
George R.R. Martin, A Feast for Crows
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Frank Herbert
“When you take your stand along the maker's path, you must remain utterly still. You must think like a patch of sand. Hide beneath your cloak and become a little dune in your very essence.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

Tim W. Burke
“Look at the worms, Eric. See how they glow with life? Like jewels! Aren’t even the smallest lives beautiful?”
Tim W. Burke, The Flesh Sutra

Munia Khan
“Bookworms are the most precious worms in the world when they are humans, feeding upon the paper's body with their starving minds.”
Munia Khan

Cathy Dobson
“Don’t give in, she urged the girl from inside her own head. Insist on your wriggly wiggly worms. Don’t let them take your story from you. If they do, you won’t ever hear it again and you’ll always have to read their books and be their little princess. Stand firm. Make them read you your wriggly wiggly worms.”
Cathy Dobson, The Devil's Missal

Jonathan Douglas Duran
“One quick snort and the pharmaceutical worm burrows deeper into my heart.”
Jonathan Douglas Duran, I Am the Fire That Flares Up Again

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Every single living thing is food to at least one living thing.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Richard Baxter
“If and worms'-meat must have such respect, think, then, what reverence thou shouldst approach thy Maker (569).”
Richard Baxter, The Saints' Everlasting Rest

“The sight of a worm excites my reverence more than all the gods men have invented.”
Marty Rubin

Anne Østby
“The one night a year when millions of balolo, tiny sea worms, come up from the deep and transform the surface of the sea into a billowing, undulating carpet. The small deep-water serpent that's lifted up by the full moon for one single, magical night to lay its eggs and sperm in a gelatinous soup- it's a gastronomic delicacy the people of Korototoka can't get enough of.”
Anne Østby, Pieces of Happiness: A Novel of Friendship, Hope and Chocolate

Amy  Stewart
“Why is it that a worm can regrow most of its body, but we can't replace so much as a finger? I am left with the troubling conclusion that the worm's survival may, in the grand scheme of things, be more important than my own.”
Amy Stewart, The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Earthworms are the children of the soil.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

“I can't believe a song is Godly that is not sang by the worms.”
Mecha Constantine