100+ Best Snake Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Snake Quotes

Most of the venomous snakes bite pretty readily. — Craig Rudolph

I’m fascinated by the whole concept of snake handling. When you read about the Pentecostal snake handlers, what strikes you the most is their commitment. — Lucinda Williams

Snakes are just very instinctive to me. I’ve been playing with snakes since before I could walk. It doesn’t matter where or what it is, from the biggest to the most venomous. — Steve Irwin

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way. — Jean Anouilh

I actually like snakes! When I was young, I was a boy scout nature camp counselor, and one of our projects was collecting snakes and creating an environment for them, so I’m quite familiar with snakes and think they’re fantastic creatures. — Harrison Ford

I have held healthy respects of bears along with assorted crocodiles, snakes and lots of other animals. You know, bears are dangerous, you have to be super careful. — Bear Grylls

Like Indiana Jones, I don’t like snakes – though that might lead some to ask why I’m in politics. — Theresa May

A world without huge regions of total wilderness would be a cage; a world without lions and tigers and vultures and snakes and elk and bison would be – will be – a human zoo. A high-tech slum. — Edward Abbey

Life feels like a game of Snakes and Ladders, but without any ladders. — David Moody

I really liked the snake that breaks out of the cage in the beginning of the movie. I saw it in real life, and it was really cool. Really big and fat. The owls are cool as well, but you can’t really pet them. — Tom Felton

Where are the people?” resumed the little prince at last. “It’s a little lonely in the desert…” “It is lonely when you’re among people, too,” said the snake. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

When I was 16… I worked in a pet store. And they fired me because… they had three snakes in there, and one day I braided them. — Steven Wright

I’m after a snake and please God I’ll scotch it. — Adam Hochschild

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

I’m not scared of snakes, spiders or heights. I have three children; as a mum, you can’t be afraid of things like that. — Britt Ekland

No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake’s illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet’s oceanic horizon. No harm. — Allen Ginsberg

I don’t live in L.A. on purpose because I don’t wanna be immersed in that. I have to have a real life, with real people, in order to inform what I’m doing; otherwise, it just becomes the snake eating its own tail. Vampirism. — Alan Arkin

None of us knows how we will cope with snakes until the moment arises, and then most of us find out that we do not do it very well. — Alexander McCall Smith

It isn’t true that the laws of nature have been capriciously disturbed; that snakes have talked; that women have been turned into salt; that rods have brought water out of rocks. — Arthur Conan Doyle

In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order. — Florence King

We’re doing Circle of Snakes, we open up with Skin Carver and we are throwing in Skull Forest later on. — Glenn Danzig

People don’t like to feed live mice and rats to their snakes. Now we have a regular meat food that they will eat. Ninety percent of the snakes will eat this food and love it. — Dick Van Patten

If you see a snake, just kill it – don’t appoint a committee on snakes. — Ross Perot

I don’t share lots of the phobias that horror movies tap into. I don’t mind spiders or snakes or darkness. — Helen Mirren

Everyone on earth would never starve and forever find love and happiness, since we won, but if we’d lost, they would have gouged out our eyes and thrown us naked onto hot coals and poisonous snakes for all the cheering and hugging at the end, strangers hugging like the end of The Omega Virus when Steve Sturmine finds the antidote. — Daniel Handler

I’ve fallen down crevasses, been bitten by snakes, been knocked unconscious, had various limbs broken and once, a heavy camera came plunging down which very nearly decapitated me. — Bear Grylls

I really think I like poisonous snakes. — Bindi Irwin

A madness of tender caressing seized her. She purred as a tiger might have done, while she undulated like a snake. — Elinor Glyn

I have mentally overcome situations most of you would be terrified to ever attempt: heights, fire, needles, spiders, snakes, angry monkeys, being shot, being hit by a car, going blind – you name it, I have been in a situation where I have had to mentally overcome my inherent fears to do my job. — Criss Angel

I have a curious and apprehensive feeling as I watch JFK that he is sort of an Indian snake charmer. — Dean Acheson

I had reports from farmers that they had seen baby snakes and their mothers out together and I thought, this is crazy. — Graham Alexander

I don’t do well with snakes and I can’t dance. — Robin Williams

The taipan is the one to watch out for. It is the most poisonous snake on Earth, with a lunge so swift and a venom so potent that your last mortal utterance is likely to be: I say, is that a sn– — Bill Bryson

It’s so bizarre, I’m not scared of snakes or spiders. But I’m scared of butterflies. There is something eerie about them. Something weird! — Nicole Kidman

It feels like the only things left in south Louisiana are snakes and alligators. Houston is positioned for a boom. — John Olson

Roger became a part of me, and when he went off the deep end and became a mad snake, I felt sorry for him. — Michael Zaslow

There are those who would keep us slipping back into the darkness of division, into the snake pit of racial hatred, of racial antagonism and of support for symbols of the struggle to keep African-Americans in bondage. — Carol Moseley Braun

The geometry of judgment is a circle. Hate is a snake that turns to consume itself from the tail, a circle that diminishes to a point, then to nothing. Pride is such a snake, and envy, and greed. Love, however, is a hoop, a wheel, that rolls on forever. We are rescued by those whom we have rescued. The saved become the saviors of their saviors. — Dean Koontz

Once in a dream I saw a snake swallowing its own tail, it swallowed and swallowed until it got halfway round, and there it stopped and there it stayed, it was stuffed with its own self. Some fix, that. We only have ourselves to go on, and it’s enough… — Charles Bukowski

The less sophisticated of my forbears avoided foreigners at all costs, for the very good reason that, in their circles, speaking in tongues was commonly a prelude to snake handling. The more tolerant among us regarded foreign languages as a kind of speech impediment that could be overcome by willpower. — Barbara Ehrenreich

You can’t talk of the dangers of snake poisoning and not mention snakes. — C. Everett Koop

It makes my skin crawl to think about the violent ways snakes, lizards, alligators and other exotic creatures are raised and killed for boots, bags and belts. — Kelly Brook

If it’s marsh-covered, they’d have to get out there with the snakes and the alligators. — Wayne Wright

I would pay snakes to bite her. — Chuck Palahniuk

Be able to recognize the dangerous snakes, spiders, insects, and plants that live in your area of the country. — Marilyn vos Savant

Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous. — Chanakya

I’m not one of those James Joyce intellectuals who can stand back and look at the whole edifice… It was a slow process for me to just crawl out of it, like a snake leaving his skin behind. — Frank McCourt

You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it’ll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it’s not even funny. — Steve Irwin

Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens to stumble upon it. — Lord Byron

What society overwhelmingly asks for is snake oil. Of course, the snake oil has the most impressive names — otherwise you would be selling nothing — like “Structured Analysis and Design”, “Software Engineering”, “Maturity Models”, “Management Information Systems”, “Integrated Project Support Environments” “Object Orientation” and “Business Process Re-engineering”. — Edsger Dijkstra

I did not design this game; I did not name the stakes. I just happen to like apples; and I am not afraid of snakes. — Ani Difranco

Want me to sell my soul, just so I can go gold. You can have the cars, clothes the jewerlies, the houses and hos. Cats do anything for a little bit of fame and a little bit of change. Industry snakes, they ain’t friendly. Thought she loved me, she just tricked me. — Bow Wow

Every great story seems to begin with a snake. — Nicolas Cage

I’m not about to go out and buy a snake for a pet. I mean, I may have faced a few fears but I’m not insane. — Kristin Davis

I wanna see a snake eat spaghetti. — Demetri Martin

He gets sneaky points. He just snakes his way in and scores. — Matt Bowling

Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I try and eat really healthy when I’m home, but I certainly don’t eat worms and snakes. — Bear Grylls

It’s even occurred to me, as a teeny little subversive whisper of a thought, that if we stop mowing the lawn right now, it will probably be a long, long time before the yard gets overrun by lions and snakes. — Barbara Ehrenreich

If we choose to walk into a forest where a tiger lives, we are taking a chance. If we swim in a river where crocodiles live, we are taking a chance. If we visit the desert or climb a mountain or enter a swamp where snakes have managed to survive, we are taking a chance. — Peter Benchley

I’ve had a fair amount of experience with snakes, and I find them to be pretty honest in terms of how you read their body language and emotions. They’ll tell you when they’re grumpy. They’ll tell you when they’re okay. — Dominic Monaghan

I’m a humanist; I’d rather kill a man than a snake. — Edward Abbey

I do identify with St. Patrick, not just in name. He drove the snakes out of Ireland. I intend to drive the snakes out of the State House — Deval Patrick

We start at a market somewhere in Guangdong Province in China. And it’s packed with cages, and you’ll have chickens, and you’ll have ducks. You might have some other animals — cats, dogs, turtles, snakes — and they’re all stacked in cages, and they’re all spreading their germs to each other. — William Karesh

I’m one of those people who snake through the crowd, keep my head low. I’m not looking for attention. — Julian Lennon

We are kindred all of us, killer and victim, predator and prey, me and the sly coyote, the soaring buzzard, the elegant gopher snake, and trembling cottontail, the foul worms that feed on our entrails; all of them, all of us. Long live diversity, long live the earth! — Edward Abbey

But there’s a juicy artery in your groin, he said after a pause to regroup, his voice as slithery as a snake on a slide. Don’t you talk dirty, I told him. I won’t listen to that. — Charlaine Harris

With women, I’ve got a long bamboo pole with a leather loop on the end. I slip the loop around their necks so they can’t get away or come too close. Like catching snakes. — Marlon Brando

I like snakes. I like hummingbirds. There’s nothing on earth I don’t like. Frogs. Salamanders. The bunnies, the giraffes, the hippopotamuses. — Ted Turner

I’ve probably saved thousands of peoples’ lives with my educational message on snake bites, how to get in around venomous anything. — Steve Irwin

I tiger can smile A snake will say it loves you Lies make us evil — Chuck Palahniuk

I’ve done about every kind of fishing you can imagine, but I’ve never noodled. And the reason I’ve never noodled is because I don’t want to get bit by a water moccasin. I’m just too afraid of snakes. — Tim Blake Nelson

My favorite moments? Where it’s all going swimmingly, the sun’s out and I’ve got a fire going and a nice snake on the barbecue. — Bear Grylls

The crookedness of the serpent is still straight enough to slide through the snake hole. — Abraham Verghese

Americans are the great Satan, the wounded snake. — Ruhollah Khomeini

The snake kills by squeezing very slowly. This is how the civilized world slowly, slowly pushes into the forest and takes away the world that used to be. — James Cameron

Even when uttered by Democrats, middle class often sounds like a mealymouthed way of saying, Us, and not them, where them includes poor people, snake handlers and those with pierced tongues. — Barbara Ehrenreich

Credit cards are like snakes: Handle ’em long enough, and one will bite you. — Elizabeth Warren

To use a Southern euphemism, our space program has been snake-bit. — Al Gore

It is the test of a novel writer’s art that he conceal his snake-in-the-grass; but the reader may be sure that it is always there. — Anthony Trollope

St. Patrick was a terror to any snake that came in his path, whether it was the cold, slimy reptile sliding along the ground or the more dangerous snake that oppresses men through false teachings. And he drove the snakes out of the minds of men, snakes of superstition and brutality and cruelty. — Arthur Brisbane

What have you come to Earth for?’ ‘I’m having difficulties with a flower,’ the little prince said. ‘Ah!’ said the snake. And they were both silent. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

There is a pair of snakes who have learned to drive a car so recklessly that they would run you over in the street and never stop to apologize. — Daniel Handler

i swore i could feel my lies slithering inside me like snakes, wrapping themselves around me and constricting. i felt they were squeezing the air from my lungs, tightening around my heart. — Alexandra Adornetto

If it were Paul Walker in Snakes on a Plane , no one is going. You know Sam will have his usual spark and sense of humor. — Peter Travers

Owing to ignorance of the rope the rope appears to be a snake; owing to ignorance of the Self the transient state arises of the individualized, limited, phenomenal aspect of the Self. — Guru Nanak

The irony is that the people we tend to vote for actually look down on voters and voting. That’s just idiotic, right? That’s like a snake eating its own tail! A wolf in a trap gnawing off its own head to escape! — Steven Weber

But I’m in favor of every religion with the possible exception of snake-chunking. Anybody that so presumes on how he stands with Providence that he will let a snake bite him, I say he deserves what he’s got coming to him. — Earl Long

What I’m attempting to do is to show people that if I can spend some time with very dangerous spiders and snakes and scorpions, then maybe they’ll feel different about the spiders and snakes they find around their areas. I don’t need people to keep them as pets. I just like them to be respectful and see that everything in nature has its place. — Dominic Monaghan

Death consists, indeed, in a repeated process of unrobing, or unsheathing. The immortal part of man shakes off from itself, one after the other, its outer casings, and – as the snake from its skin, the butterfly from its chrysalis – emerges from one after another, passing into a higher state of consciousness. — Annie Besant

To be without God is to be a snake / who wants to swallow an elephant. — Anne Sexton

People have been known to go down with pillowcases, capture snakes and sell them on EBay, … But they trusted me that all I want to do is make people aware of the precious wildlife we have. — Scott Tucker

Without my protectionm your journey is doomed before you begin.’ Great! I thought. Even the snake is a critic! — Ed Baker

If slander be a snake, it is a winged one – it flies as well as creeps. — Douglas William Jerrold

I remember when we were doing the first Dragon’s Lair, I got really involved with coming up with all the little rooms and what was the danger in the room and going into it with bats and spiders and snakes. — Don Bluth

If you came into the theater believing in the talking snake, it’s kind of hard to leave the theater still believing in the talking snake. — Bill Maher

Duty, though set about by thorns, may still be made a staff supporting even while it tortures. Cast it away, and, like the prophet’s wand, it changes to a snake. — Douglas William Jerrold

Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there’s the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus, or the staff of Hermes, there’s the two snakes going up it, which means that the venom can also be healing. — Nicolas Cage

I always wanted to be a snake. Every time I saw a snake on TV. I’d always say ‘Why not me?’ — Dane Cook

In neurotics, worm phobias are usually found as well as snake phobias. — Karl Abraham

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