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Famous Jellyfish Quotes

I’ve never been hurt by a sea creature, except for jellyfish and sea urchins. — Peter Benchley

I am a disaster magnet. I came home from our first anniversary vacation with jellyfish stings, a puncture wound from a wrought iron pineapple and a cork-shaped bruise in my cleavage. — Molly Harper

The box jellyfish takes you into an area of what I’d call science fiction. You feel like you’ve been dipped in hot burning oil. You burst into flames. — Diana Nyad

A jellyfish is little more than a pulsating bell, a tassel of trailing tentacles and a single digestive opening through which it both eats and excretes – as regrettable an example of economy of design as ever was. — Jeffrey Kluger

Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish. — Gene Tierney

I spent my first 4 years living in the tiny town of Snug, by the sea near Hobart. Curious about animals, I would pick up ants in our backyard and jellyfish on the beach. — Elizabeth Blackburn

Jellyfish serve as a model for bioengineers for the same reason yeast were once so valuable to geneticists: they’re simple to deconstruct. — Jeffrey Kluger

We have a huge amount of DNA in common with jellyfish. — Richard Dawkins

I’d visually have that idea. I’m diving off the end of the diving board. I’m not going to be worried about if I’m going to dive into a jellyfish or the water’s going to be too cold or the boys are going to beat me. I’m just doing it. And if I do it, it’s a good chance I’ll make it. — Gail Sheehy

I’m nearly see-through. Like a jellyfish. — Katherine Ryan

Finding animals that make light in the ocean is easy. Just drag a net through the water anywhere in the upper 3000 feet, and as many as 80-90% of the animals you catch can make light. The biomimetic lure that I developed imitates one of these – a common deep sea jellyfish called Atolla. — Edith Widder

To do a 75-minute movie about SpongeBob wanting to make some jellyfish jelly would be a mistake, I think. — Stephen Hillenburg

Squid don’t eat jellyfish, but they eat the things that eat the jellyfish. Jellyfishes put on a lightshow to attract a larger predator. It’s caught in the clutches of something like a fish and has no hope for escape unless its lightshow attracts something bigger that will attack their attacker. — Edith Widder

I’ve been stung by a jellyfish. — Lights

I think life’s a bit of what you make it and a little smidgen of you being the jellyfish, and the tide’s just gently helping you along. — Andrew Buchan

I’m a music fan first and foremost. I can find the beauty in Jellyfish and U2 just as much as Opeth and Lamb of God, just as much as I can with Rush and Yes. — Mike Portnoy

I grew up down in Florida, and in the Keys, there’s this place called Sea Camp which was not unlike Space Camp, except you explored the sea. And so that kind of whetted my appetite for that. But then I ended up swimming in a lagoon full of Cassiopeia jellyfish, and that quickly quashed that desire to be a marine biologist. — Joe Lo Truglio

The jellyfish doesn’t actively move anywhere – it’s just moved with the tides. Is that what man is? Man’s just the jellyfish: stuff happens to you, and you get twisted in different directions. — Andrew Buchan

The prize was really for the molecule. In 1962, Osamu Shimomura discovered a protein in a jellyfish that caused it to glow bright green. With colleagues, 30 years later, I was able to insert this G.F.P. gene into bacteria and make them turn green. — Martin Chalfie

The most venomous animal that lives in the ocean is the box jellyfish. And every one of those barbs is sending that venom into this central nervous system. So first I feel like boiling hot oil I’ve been dipped in. And I’m yelling out, ‘Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Help me! Somebody help me!’ And the next thing is paralysis. — Diana Nyad

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ is a great show, and it centers on a character that is courageously nice. Why is SpongeBob interesting? It’s because he has passion. He has a passion for chasing jellyfish. — Vince Gilligan

It would be spiteful to put a Jellyfish in a trifle. — Karl Pilkington

In 2008, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for work done on a molecule called green fluorescent protein that was isolated from the bioluminescent chemistry of a jellyfish, and it’s been equated to the invention of the microscope in terms of the impact that it has had on cell biology and genetic engineering. — Edith Widder

I guess over the course of time, I started to open up to a lot of the issues surrounding the oceans. From my personal experience, being out in the water and seeing plastics floating around and thinking they are jellyfish and realizing they’re plastic bags. I’m always that guy that will take it into the shore. — Cody Simpson

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