50+ Best Cactus Quotes: Exclusive Selection

The word “cactus” derives from Latin kaktos, meaning spiny plant whose identity is not certain. Profoundly inspirational cactus quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Cactus Quotes

The Big Cactus… because if you come too close, you’re gonna get stuck. Shaquille O’Neal

What a surprise. That boy doesn’t have the sense God gave a cactus. Kathleen Peacock, Hemlock

I consider it the highest compliment when my employees go out and start their own companies in competition with me. I always send them a plant to wish them well. Of course, it’s a cactus. Unknown

If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere. Mashona Dhimaya

I am no cactus expert, but I know a prick when I see one. Unknown

During your struggle society is not a bunch of flowers, it is a bunch of cacti. Amit Kalanithi, ‘Wealth of Words’

I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert. Demetri Martin

The thorns are worth bearing for a flower. Kalinin

If seeds waited for perfect conditions to grow, there would be no plants in the desert. Mashona Dhimaya

Don’t jack off a cactus, you’ll only hurt your hand and the cactus’ feelings. Tre Cool

Cactus classification is similar to fashion on women skirts: they first shorten improperly and then lengthen excessively. R. Foster

Even from far away, I could see people being chased by hellhounds, burned at the stake, forced to run naked through cactus patches or listen to opera music. Rick Riordan

If you get struck by a cactus, consider it a cactus kiss. Because we all know Love hurts. Jessica Anna Jones

Anger was simple, self-sustaining as a cactus. You couldn’t look too closely at it, lest the spines get you in the eye. Rebecca Scherm, Unbecoming

In the Middle Ages people took potions for their ailments. In the 19th century, they took snake oil. Citizens of today’s shiny, technological age are too modern for that. They take antioxidants and extract of cactus instead. Charles Krauthammer

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Inspirational Cactus Quotes

Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don’t have to sit on it. Joyce Meyer

I have learned the difference between a cactus and a caucus. On a cactus, the pricks are on the outside. Mo Udall

I read books so dry even a cactus couldn’t grow on them. Jarod Kintz

She was elusive. She was today. She was tomorrow. She was the faintest scent of a cactus flower, the flitting shadow of an elf owl. We did not know what to make of her. In our minds we tried to pin her to a corkboard like a butterfly, but the pin merely went through and away she flew. Jerry Spinelli

Gardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson

People trample over flowers, yet only to embrace a cactus. James Joyce

I’m like the trunk of a cactus… I take in a dose of culture and time with friends, then I retreat and go live on it for a while until I get thirsty again. Nancy Horan

A whale is as unique as a cactus. But don’t ask a whale to survive Death Valley. We all have special gifts. Where we use them and how determines whether we actually complete something. Max De Pree

We reap what we sow. We cannot expect apples when we have sown the seed of a cactus. Unknown

I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some. Herbert Rappaport

A cactus doesn’t live in the desert because it likes the desert; it lives there because the desert hasn’t killed it yet. Hope Jahren

The world is full of cactus, but we don’t have to sit on it. Will Foley

I remember very clearly someone saying, ‘Don’t shake hands with the cactus,’ and I thought, ‘Well, why not? What could possibly go wrong?’ Shaking hands is a friendly gesture. Unknown

Every cactus blooms, some with little rooms, some give flowers that grow, others so small it won’t show! ― Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy succulents! And that is pretty much the same thing. Unknown

The thorns are worth. Very often, people are obsessed with what others think of them. It’s like if a flower wants to be a cactus or a palm but it’s not. A flower is a flower, and that’s enough. That’s all you have to do is be a flower. Stephan Hauser for a flower. Kalinin

You may be given a cactus but you don’t have to sit on it. Joyce Meyer

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Cute Cactus Quotes

In a world full of flowers, be a cactus. Kul Bhushan Negi

Life is like a cactus. Thorny, but beautiful. Unknown

I remember very clearly someone saying, ‘Don’t shake hands with the cactus,’ and I thought, ‘Well, why not? What could possibly go wrong?’ Shaking hands is a friendly gesture. Benedict Cumberbatch

People trample over flowers, yet only to embrace a cactus. James Joyce

Bloom where you are planted Unknown

Be sharp like a cactus, people are afraid to touch and not a sort of rubbish. Sophieya

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. Leigh Bard Ugo

Hope is not a resting place but a starting point – a cactus, not a cushion. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A cactus is just a really aggressive cucumber. Unknown

My dad is like a cactus – introverted and tough. Gary Anarchic

A daisy blooming in a desert is worth more than a rose blossoming in a rainforest. Mashona Dhimaya

Deserts never believe in cactus. seeds so. Deepak Gupta

Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus. Unknown

Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus. Unknown

Adolescence is like cactus. Anais Nin

If one can see beauty in the strength of how a cactus blooms in the desert. They would see beauty in the thorns it displays. Reena Sharma

Loving someone who doesn’t love you back is like hugging a cactus. The tighter you hold on, the more it’s going to hurt. Unknown

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