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Frog Quotes & Sayings

“Don’t be a fish; be a frog. Swim in the water and jump when you hit ground.” – Kim Young-ha
“I’m not a diva. I’m a tadpole trying to be a frog.” – Toni Braxton
“I’d kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs.” – Cameron Diaz

“We think too small, like the frog at the bottom of the well. He thinks the sky is only as big as the top of the well. If he surfaced, he would have an entirely different view.” – Mao Zedong
“There is no place in a city that can’t be better. There is no toad that can’t be a princess, no frog that can’t become a prince.” – Jaime Lerner
“Theories pass. The frog remains.” – Jean Rostand

“…[T]hat’s like if a frog had side pockets he’d probably wear a handgun.” – Dan Rather
“Eye of newt, and toe of frog/Wool of bat, and tongue of dog/Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting/Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,–For a charm of powerful trouble/Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.” – William Shakespeare
“The toad and the frog kind of split up the vote and allowed the salamander to slip in.” – Pat Quinn

“When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths.” – David Hare
“Everybody loves listening to frog calls.” – Charles Carlson
“Frogs have it made – they get to eat what bugs them.” – Unknown

“It’s Not Easy Being Green.” – Kermit The Frog
“Time’s Fun When You’re Havin’ Flies.” – Kermit The Frog
“Did you hear about the frog that doubled parked? He was toad away?” – Unknown

“I’m finer than frog hair split four ways.” – Unknown
“If we can discover the meaning in the trilling of a frog, perhaps we may understand why it is for us not merely noise but a song of poetry and emotion.” – Adrian Forsyth
“The sound universe is also spectacular around here. In the evenings there’s a cricket orchestra with frogs providing the bass line. In the dead of night the dogs howl about how misunderstood they are. Before dawn the roosters for miles around announce how freaking cool it is to be roosters.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.” – Eric Berne
“How many beers do y’all think it takes before one internationally scientist turns to another and says, ‘Dude, bet you twenty bucks I can levitate a frog with a magnet?’ ‘ Sam drawled.” – Robyn Schneider
“I spent six hours becoming one with a shrubbery last night. There were three cloudbursts and a rain of small and very confused frogs.” – Charles Stross

“Come come! Come Out!
From bogs old frogs command the dark
and look…the stars”
– Kikaku, Japanese Haiku
“Learning how not to do things is as hard as learning how to do them. Harder, maybe. There’d be a sight more frogs in this world if I didn’t know how not to turn people into them. And big pink balloons, too.” – Terry Pratchett
“To follow the Dharma involves a complete reorientation of one’s life in such a way that one’s activities are manifestations of, and are filled with, a deeper meaning. If it were not otherwise, and merely sitting in zazen were enough, every frog in the pond would be enlightened, as one Zen master said. Dōgen Zenji himself said that one must practice Zen with the attitude of a person trying to extinguish a fire in his hair. That is, Zen must be practiced with an attitude of single-minded urgency.” – Francis Harold Cook
“That is the way it is done, the way it has always been done. Frogs have every right to expect it will always be done that way.” – John Steinbeck
“Leap frog over the ladybug.
Leap frog over the bee.
… then leap back home to me!”
– Lauren Thompson
“Sometimes you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince.” – Bianca Frazier
“He say, Celie, tell me the truth. You don’t like me cause I’m a man?
I blow my nose. take off they pants, I say, and men look like frogs to me. No matter how you kiss ’em, as far as I’m concern, frogs is what they stay.”
– Alice Walker
“Time can do all sorts of things. It’s almost like a magician. It can turn autumn into spring and babies into children, seeds into flowers and tadpoles into frogs, caterpillars into cocoons, and cocoons into butterflies. And life into death. There’s nothing that time can’t do. Except run backwards. That’s its trouble really, it can only go one way.” – Alex Shearer
“I suffer for birds and fireflies
but not frogs, she said,
and threw him across the room.
Kaboom!
Like a genie out of a samovar,
a handsome prince arose in the
corner of the bedroom.”
– Anne Sexton
“Floating in this cosmic jacuzzi, we are all like frogs oblivious to the water starting to boil. No one flinches. We all float face-down.” – Brandon Boyd
“I have four dogs, four horses, a cat, and a bunch of wild frogs.” – Daryl Hannah
“Winter will pass, the days will lengthen, the ice will melt in the pasture pond. The song sparrow will return and sing, the frogs will awake, the warm wind will blow again. All these sights and sounds and smells will be yours to enjoy, Wilbur—this lovely world, these precious days…” – E.B. White
“There were frogs all right, thousands of them. Their voices beat the night, they boomed and barked and croaked and rattled. They sang to the stars, to the waning moon, to the waving grasses. They bellowed long songs and challenges.” – John Steinbeck
“I raised frogs every spring in our house from tadpoles and by end of summer our house was overrun with frogs.” – William Joyce

Frog Proverbs

“Never try to catch two frogs with one hand.” – Chinese
“Where there are no swamps there are no frogs” – German
“The frog does not run in the daytime for nothing.” – Igbo