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Spider Quotes & Sayings

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” – William Blake
“Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.” – Honore de Balzac
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.” – Pablo Picasso
“Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider’s web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.” – Tryon Edwards
“The next time you see a spider web, please, pause and look a little closer. You’ll be seeing one of the most high-performance materials known to man.” – Cheryl Hayashi
“It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.” – John Keats
“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.” – Virginia Woolf
“If I see a spider in my house, I put it in a cup, and then I take it outside. I save it. What is wrong with me?” – Jacqueline Emerson
“The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.” – Edwin Way Teale
“It’s like the spiders are sharing an ancient secret with me, and that’s why I’m going to spend the rest of my life studying spider silk.” – Cheryl Hayashi
“If I see a spider in the flat, I try to get a cup and a piece of paper and throw it out of the window. I can’t kill them because they’re good for catching flies.” – Matt Smith
“Some spider silks are really strong, but not all of them are. The ones that are really strong can actually rival steel and approach the tensile strength of Kevlar. Thus far, the dragline silk seems to be the strongest.” – Cheryl Hayashi
“I think this journal will be disadvantageous for me, for I spend my time now like a spider spinning my own entrails.” – Mary Boykin Chesnut
“Touch but a cobweb in Westminster Hall, and the old spider of the law is out upon you with all his vermin at his heels.” – Henry Fox
“When I go to the garage to pick up my clubs, I clean the spider webs off.” – John Ratzenberger
“I excel at pulling strings!” said Arachne. “I’m a spider!” – Rick Riordan
“I take my hat off to you — or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders.” – J.K. Rowling
“Spider venom comes in many forms. It can often take a long while to discover the full effects of the bite. Naturalists have pondered this for years: there are spiders whose bite can cause the place bitten to rot and to die, sometimes more than a year after it was bitten. As to why spiders do this, the answer is simple. It’s because spiders think this is funny, and they don’t want you ever to forget them.” – Neil Gaiman
“The spider’s web: She finds an innocuous corner in which to spin her web. The longer the web takes, the more fabulous its construction. She has no need to chase. She sits quietly, her patience a consummate force; she waits for her prey to come to her on their own, and then she ensnares them, injects them with venom, rendering them unable to escape. Spiders – so needed and yet so misunderstood.” – Donna Lynn Hope
“No one knows, incidentally, why Australia’s spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill. Still, it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space.” – Bill Bryson
“Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals.” – Dave Barry
“It was no mean trick doing the wiring with those mittens on. But I managed it and crawled out, batting spiders into the shadows. I could hear a thud as they hit the floor joists, then a scuttling sound, then, worst of all, the silence of spiders.” – Bailey White
“There was less than I’d expected in the rainy-day fund that Mom had kept in the bottom of an underwear drawer in a pantyhose egg labeled ‘DEAD SPIDERS.’ As if I hadn’t always known it was there. As if I wouldn’t want to look at dead spiders.” – Adam Rex
“They made for his noise far quicker than he had expected. They were frightfully angry. Quite apart from the stones no spider has ever like being called Attercop, and Tomnoddy of course, is insulting to anybody.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
“They moved from the drawing room to a dining room on the ground floor where they found spiders large as saucers lurking in the dresser (Ron left the room hurriedly to make a cup of tea and did not return for an hour and a half.)” – J.K. Rowling
“Spiders are anti-social, keep pests under control, and mostly mind their own business, but they somehow summon fear in humans who are far more dangerous, deceitful and have hurt more people. Of the two I’m more suspicious about the latter.” – Donna Lynn Hope
“Growing up, I was the champion of spiders and moths in my house, catching and releasing them for my mother at great personal risk.” – John L. Monk
“Spiders are my kryptonite.” – Jarod Kintz
“I used to imagine the spider creeping down, crawling into my mouth, sliding down my throat, and laying loads of eggs in my belly. The Baby spiders would hatch after a while and eat me alive, from the inside out.” – Darren Shan
“Once you begin watching spiders, you haven’t time for much else.” – E.B. White
“If anyone wanted ter find out some stuff, all they’d have ter do would be ter follow the spiders. That’d lead ‘em right! That’s all I’m sayin’.” – J.K. Rowling
“I’ll stop eating steak when you stop killing spiders.” Absurdity: comparing cows to spiders. Arachnids are pure evil. They’re like a cigarette manufacturer or a terrorist. They’re organized religion on eight legs.” – Davey Havok

Spider Proverbs

“When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion.” – Ethiopian
“You cannot forge a hammer from featherpod fluff, nor spin spidersilk from precious copper.” – Darkovan
“Big flies break the spider’s web.” – Italian
“Friends tie their purses with a spider’s web.” – Italian
“You must kill the spider to get rid of the cobweb.” – Maltese
“He avoided the fly and swallowed the spider.” – Portuguese
“If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive.” – Spanish
“The spider’s webs, catch the flies and let the hawk go free.” – Spanish
“When the bee sucks, it makes honey, when the spider, poison.” – Spanish
“Where the girls are there are no spiders’ webs.” – Catalonian
“The spider that knows what it will gain sits waiting patiently in its web. The praying mantis is never tired waiting all day.” – Nigerian

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