Snakes might have earned a bad reputation amongst many of us, thanks to the venomous ones of the lot lurking all around us. However, these creatures are still among the most fascinating, mystical creatures that leave many of us in awe. It’s no wonder so many people have written and read snake quotes, either for inspiration or for a few laughs.
In addition to their intriguing colors, patterns, and various types, they are also known for their intellectual capabilities that allow them to learn and apply new knowledge to their existence, just like humans do. Whether you have a human snake disturbing your mental peace or a fear of the actual snakes, these quotes will change your perspective about them and make for a pleasant reading experience.
Snake Quotes You Must Know!
1.”Every orchid or rose or lizard or snake is the work of a dedicated and skilled breeder. There are thousands of people, amateurs and professionals, who devote their lives to this business.” – Freeman Dyson.
2.”Snake’s poison is life to the snake; it is in relation to man that it means death.” – Rumi
3.”Snakes don’t hiss anymore these days they’re calling you babe, bro, sister & BFF” ― rasarab
4.”The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
5.”Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.” – Gautama Buddha
6.”In addition, the body of a snake also resembles those marks with a stylus, brush, or pen that make up our letters.” – Boria Sax
7.”It’s good to see the snakes revealing themselves. They weren’t actually hidden at all. People hide behind the masks, but eventually you see them for who they truly are.” ― Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush
8.”Like a snake sheds its skin, we are capable of getting rid of assembled habits, creating space to call matters into question.” – Erik Pevernagie
9.”Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels like a snake.” – Suzy Kassem.
10.”The snake produces poison in its body to poison its enemies! But man is a strange snake; he produces poison in his mind to poison his fellow men!” – Mehmet Murat ildan.
11.”The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.” – Robert Frost.
12.”If there is a snake in the grass, you have to set the field on fire to draw it out.” – MatshonaDhliwayo
13.”No, snakes are no problem. I’d go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.” – Steve Irwin.
14.”Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.” – Chanakya
15.”Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the snake.” – Edgar Wallace.
16.”Round and round they went with their snakes, snakily…” ― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
17.”Rocking the campaign trail, it’s President Snakes. She is giving speeches and a lot of handshakes. She runs a clean campaign, that ol’ President Snakes.” – The Doubleclicks, ‘President Snakes’
18.”To the unspoiled, even a snake bite is a loving kiss. But to the spoiled even a loving kiss is a snake bite.” – Mikhail Naimy
19.”When you’ve been around a snake long enough, you learn how to crawl in the dirt.” – Susan Elizabeth Phillips
20.”I am like a snake who has already bitten. I retreat from a direct battle while knowing the slow effect of the poison.” – Anais Nin
21.”I have a paralyzing fear of snakes.” – Kate Upton
22.”Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.” – W. C. Fields
23.”Sometimes snakes can’t slough. They can’t burst their old skin. Then they go sick and die inside the old skin, and nobody ever sees the new pattern. It needs a real desperate recklessness to burst your old skin at last. You simply don’t care what happens to you, if you rip yourself in two, so long as you do get out.” ― D.H. Lawrence , Studies in Classic American Literature
24.”Snakes have no arms. That’s why they don’t wear vests.” – Steven Wright
25.”A snake knows more about what is happening around than any other creature, because it has no ears to listen to gossip only direct perception.” – JaggiVasudev
26.”Any man who is attached to things of this world is one who lives in ignorance and is being consumed by the snakes of his own passions.” – Black Elk “Evil travels—like all energy, it transfers between people and objects; it moves, gets stored, moves again. But where did it originate? When Eve ate the apple? Or before that, with Satan, that fallen seraph who took the form of a snake and whispered with slithering tongue into her ear? Did she birth it or was it thrust upon us by some insufflating malefic serpent? Is it man-made or a supernatural force?” ― A.D. Aliwat, In Limbo
27.”Like the snake sheds its skin living for a while in another one, man strips himself from opinions gathered up until a certain age, developing others.” – Mariana Fulger
28.”People get bitten. But I won’t.’ I found myself saying, ‘You will, you will. These snakes don’t know you find death inconceivable. They don’t know you’re young and strong and you think death applies to everyone but you. They will bite you and you will die.” – Don DeLillo
29.”The snake kills by squeezing very slowly. This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be.” – James Cameron
30.”Remember, it is not the snake bite that kills, but the venom which circulates afterwards that is fatal. Do not let the snake bite of another person release any venom inside of you. You can control its entry and you are responsible for every thought in your mind.” – Robin Sharma
31.”Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there’s the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus, or the staff of Hermes, there’s the two snakes going up it, which means that the venom can also be healing.” – Nicolas Cage
32.”Snakes, after all, have a great sense of decorum and order.” ― Silvia Moreno-Garcia
33.”I’d rather meander through a pit of vipers than love one more person, but since I’m on the subject of snakes, we all know one, or are one.” – Donna Lynn Hope
34.”Well, yeah, you listen to a talking snake and there’s gonna be trouble.” – Mike Mignola
35.”What is with these guys? Where’s the thrill in watching snakes eat? I certainly didn’t thrill in watching humans eat.” – Patrick Jennings
36.”When a woman teams up with a snake a moral storm threatens somewhere.” – Stacy Schiff
37.”The Snake in the fence is now inside the lungi.” – SidinVadukut
38.”No, snakes are no problem. I’d go to any country, anywhere, any snakes, not a problem.” – Steve Irwin
39.”As the snake is separate from its slough, even so is the Spirit separate from the body.” – Ramakrishna
40.”I’m like a snake sleeping on a rock. I won’t bother you unless you poke a stick at me.” – Harlan Ellison
41.”Not all the snakes are poisonous and not all the poisons are deadly! Keep this in mind “when bitten.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan
42.”What is with these guys? Where’s the thrill in watching snakes eat? I certainly didn’t thrill in watching humans eat.” – Patrick Jennings
43.”When you see a snake, never mind where he came from.” – William Gurney Benham
44.”The snake will always bite back.” – Jake Roberts
45.”A snake will always be a snake, even if you put a chain around its neck and try to make it walk upright.” – Lisa Alther
46.”I hate and fear snakes, because if you look into the eyes of any snake you will see that it knows all and more of the mystery of man’s fall, and that it feels all the contempt that the Devil felt when Adam was evicted from Eden. Besides which its bite is generally fatal, and it twists up trouser legs.” – Rudyard Kipling
47.”Snakes hide in grass, people behind their lies.” – nopain
48.”I always wanted to be a snake. Every time I saw a snake on TV. I’d always say ‘Why not me?'” – Dane Cook
49.”Every great story seems to begin with a snake.” – Nicolas Cage
Snake Quotes to Make Your Fears Disappear
Snakes are long, footless carnivorous reptiles belonging to the order of the Pullular. Members of the Serpentes suborder are distinguished from footless lizards by the absence of outer ears and eyelids. Like all scales, snakes are ectothermic amniotic vertebrates covered in overlapping scales.
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We hope these snake quotes have changed your perception of these long-ignored yet fantastical reptiles. There’s always a lesson to be learned, even in the most bizarre places. Although many of us don’t admire and even outright hate this animal, they’ve been silently and subliminally teaching us many life lessons and even offering some humor. Did you enjoy reading these quotes? We have plenty more animal quotes in store just for you, so stay tuned!
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