Shark Quotes & Sayings

“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” – Gautama Buddha
“If size really mattered, the whale, not the shark, would rule the waters.” – Matshona Dhliwayo
“Sharks have everything a scientist dreams of. They’re beautiful―God, how beautiful they are! They’re like an impossibly perfect piece of machinery. They’re as graceful as any bird. They’re as mysterious as any animal on earth. No one knows for sure how long they live or what impulses―except for hunger―they respond to. There are more than two hundred and fifty species of shark, and everyone is different from every other one.” – Peter Benchley

“Beyond their immaculate design, the reason sharks rule the ocean is their complete indifference to everything except feeding, procreation, and defending their territory. The shark does not love. It feels no empathy. It trusts nothing. It lives in perfect harmony with its environment because it has no aspirations or desires. And no pity. A shark feels no sorrow, no remorse, hopes for nothing, dreams of nothing, has no illusions about itself or anything beyond itself.” – Rick Yancey
“Fraj-ile,” I say, pronouncing it the way she does – as if it might be a popular tourist destination in the Pacific, beautiful Fraj Isle, with its white sandy beaches and shark-filled coves.” – Dan Chaon
“About Hollywood.
I feel like it’s a big ocean, full of bottom feeders, midlevel fish, the occasional shark, and some wonderful savvy whales, the elders, and the ones who guide you on your way. If you’re lucky enough, you get to be a dolphin and have your waves broken by the passage of these elders before you, but at the same time, you get an occasional shark bite in the tail and maybe one of the bottom feeders comes up and takes a little nibble. But I see myself as cresting a series of waves, dipping down, sometimes, lower than I’d like, but mainly kind of happily staying above. (smiles and takes a long drag of her cigarette) And, of course, I try to avoid the fishnets.”
– Anjelica Huston

“Are you a man with a conscience, or just a shark who will die when you stop moving forward?” – Roderick Vincent
“I don’t spill my drinks on just any man, you know.” She touched his cheek. “only dashing shark lovers with pantydropping accents.” – Ophelia London
“Sharks aren’t the monsters we make them out to be.” – Yasmine Hamdi

“[…] if you notice a rise in reports about shark attacks on the news, you start to believe sharks are out of control, when the only thing you know for sure is the news is delivering more stories about sharks than usual.” – David McRaney
“God isn’t going to scribble across the sky. “The shark is gone.” – Peter Benchley
“Don’t Trust Blindly
If in shark infested waters, don’t assume the fin coming toward you is a dolphin.”
– Mary Russel

“Currently, sharks carry a stigma about them that breeds fear in humans, but in reality, it is the humans who are more of a threat to the sharks than the other way around.” – Heidi Peltier
“The ocean there was bitterly cold, with an average visibility of eighteen inches, and a huge elephant seal rookery at the shore. Through the winter thousands of the rotund pinnipeds lay strewn across Pine Cove beaches like great barking turds, and although not dangerous in themselves, they were the dietary mainstay of the great white shark, which had evolved over 120 million years into the perfect excuse for never entering water over one’s ankles.” – Christopher Moore
“Look, Chief, you can’t go off half-cocked looking for vengeance against a fish. That shark isn’t evil. It’s not a murderer. It’s just obeying its own instincts. Trying to get retribution against a fish is crazy.” – Peter Benchley

“You can change direction if you feel like you have missed your way… Decide to do that now! Go back a little more and begin from where you missed it out! If only you are ready to rise again, you can make a right decision in that tight belly of the shark. Jonah did that earlier!” – Israelmore Ayivor
“Lee leaned closer to her and swore he could smell fear coming off her in waves, the way a shark smells blood in the water.” – Pamela K. Kinney
“The shark had never begged Jonah in order to get him swallowed; Jonah’s own actions took him into the shark’s belly! Failure may not chase after you, but when you miss your way, you will rather go chasing failure!” – Israelmore Ayivor

“They dived into the ocean of shadow and smog, adding to it with the fumes of their own aircraft. The goggles were useless now, but Jacob kept them on, in case there might be some break in the murky pool. It was fitting that the Worldwaker had passed through there, with the shark emblem painted on brightly. In those deep waters it could not be seen. It almost felt like it had lured them in. The dolphins do not hunt the sharks.” – Dean F. Wilson
“I’m not saying that everyone should swim with sharks, but sometimes you have to jump over your own shadow in order to learn something that you will never forget for the rest of your life. Then you know you can conquer your fears.” – Heidi Klum
“Many people continue to think of sharks as man-eating beasts. Sharks are enormously powerful and wild creatures, but you’re more likely to be killed by your kitchen toaster than a shark!” – Ted Danson

“Like many kids, I used to pretend all sorts of things. I would climb into a tree and imagine that I was on an island, that the grass below we was an ocean, that the leaves were the fins of sharks. Perhaps unlike many people, I never really stopped. I still have a childlike predisposition to fantasise and share my fantasies.” – Mohsin Hamid
“We provoke a shark every time we enter the water where sharks happen to be, for we forget: The ocean is not our territory – it’s theirs.” – Peter Benchley
“Remove the predators, and the whole ecosystem begins to crash like a house of cards. As the sharks disappear, the predator-prey balance dramatically shifts, and the health of our oceans declines.” – Brian Skerry

Proverbs

“Don’t think there are no sharks because the water is calm.” – Malagasy Proverb
“When the shark laughs with the dolphin, there is a devilish spirit at play.” – Tahitian Proverb
“The shark who has eaten cannot swim with the shark that is hungry.” – Zambian Proverb
“The shark that does not swim, drowns.” – Russian Proverb
“The one who is famous in the sea is the shark, but then there are others.” – Swahili Proverb
“Though all the creatures be there, the lifter of the [dorsal] fin is the shark.” – Swahili Proverb

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