Insects Quotes

What do you suppose? A bee sat on my nose. Then what do you think?
He gave me a wink And said, “I beg your pardon, I thought you were the garden.
– England proverb

Snails don’t walk. They slither and slide Along wet pathways Gleam and glide, Squeezed between The grasses green, Polished houses shell like gleam.
– Theresa Heine

Nothing seems to please a fly so much as to be taken for a currant; and if it can be baked in a cake and palmed off on the unwary, it dies happy.
– Mark Twain

Some primal termite knocked on wood; and tasted it, and found it good. That is why your Cousin May fell through the parlor floor today.
– Ogden Nash

Though snails are exceedingly slow, There is one thing I’d like to know. If I out run ’em round the yard, How come they beat me to the chard?
– Allen Klein

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne

It costs me never a stab nor squirm To tread by chance upon a worm.
“Aha, my little dear,” I say, “Your clan will pay me back one day.”
– Dorothy Paker

With six small diamonds for his eyes He walks upon the summer skies,
Drawing from his silken blouse The lacework of his dwelling house.
– Robert P. Tristram

We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.
– Bill Vaughan

For all the startled scaly tribes that slink Into his coverts, and each fearless link Of dancing insects forged upon his breast.
– William Wordsworth

That is your trick, your bit of filthy magic: invisibility, and the anaesthetic power to deaden my attention in your direction.
– D. H. Lawrence

I never kill insects. If I see ants or spiders in the room, I pick them up and take them outside. Karma is everything.
– Holly Valance

No flowers, no bees; No bees, no flowers. Blooming and buzzing, Buzzing and blooming; Married and still in Love.
– Mike Garofalo

This great purple butterfly, In the prison of my hands, Has a learning in his eye Not a poor fool understands.
– William Butler

A fly, Sir, may sting a stately horse, and make him wince; but one is but an insect, and the other is a horse still.
– Samuel Johnson

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.
– Franz Kafka

How doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower!
– Isaac Watts

Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite ’em and little fleas have lesser fleas and so ad infinitum.
– DeMorgan

A man thinks he amounts to a great deal but to a flea or a mosquito a human being is merely something good to eat.
– Don Marquis

The earth without worms would soon become cold, hard-bound, and void of fermentation, and consequently sterile.
– Gilbert White