65+ Best Turtle Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational turtle quotes and sayings will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

Most Famous Turtle Quotes

Anytime you see a turtle up on top of a fence post, you know he had some help. – Alex Haley

No man has ever seen a turtle climbing the wall. In order to do the things which are impossible for you, you need to change yourself, and better still, transform yourself into something new! – Mehmet Murat ildan

Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause. – Bruce Feiler

All the thoughts of a turtle are turtle. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

I’m as self-contained as a turtle. When I put my key in the ignition, I have my home right behind me. – Esther Tallamy

Travel at your own pace.You will arrive. – Unknown

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. – James Bryant Conant

The world kept turning and the Turtle moved. – Terry Pratchett

Tortoises can tell you more about the road than hares. – Khalil Gibran

The turtle couldn’t help us. – Stephen King

Save when at noon his paunch grew mutinous for a plate of turtle green and glutinous. – Robert Browning

Try to be like the turtle at ease in your own shell. – Bill Copeland

The Turtle’s teachings are so beautiful. So very special. It teaches us that everything you are, everything you need and everything you bring to the world is inside you, not external, and you carry it with you, and are not limited to a place, space or time. – Eileen Anglin

If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked? – George Carlin

We turtles don’t know the meaning of defeat. – Leonardo

A leech who, having penetrated the shell of a turtle only to find that the creature has long been dead, deems it expedient to form a new attachment to a fresh turtle. – Ambrose Bierce

Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you. – Ajahn Chah

Slow and steady wins the race. – Aesop

Changes in Latitudes began when I was looking at a photograph of a sea turtle swimming underwater. I had such a strong feeling for the beauty of this ancient creature, at home in the sea. On the spot, I wanted to swim with that turtle. I began to imagine a character who would do just that. – Will Hobbs

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. – Unknown

Try to be like the turtle at ease in your own shell. – Bill Copeland

Love makes even a turtle smile. – Henrietta Newton

A turtle travels only when it sticks its neck out. – Korean Proverb

Turtles always strike me as devastatingly serious. If turtles could talk, I’d believe everything they said. – Erin O’Brien

Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out. – Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

And the turtles, of course all the turtles are free, as turtles and, maybe, all creatures should be. – Dr. Seuss

Oh, a very useful philosophical animal, your average tortoise. Outrunning metaphorical arrows, beating hares in races… very handy. – Terry Pratchett

Be like the turtle. If he didn’t stick his neck out, he wouldn’t get anywhere at all. – Harvey Mackay

Your piece stinks. We fed it to the turtle. – David Holahan

Turtles are greater than baby nephews, because it’s ok to drop a turtle. – Unknown

Slow and steady wins the race. – Aesop

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. – James Bryant Conant

As true as steel, as plantage to the moon, as sun to day, at turtle to her mate, as iron to adamant, as earth to centre. – William Shakespeare

All the thoughts of a turtle are turtle. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

One day a tortoise will learn how to fly. – Unknown

Turtle makes all men equal. – Benjamin Disraeli

I don’t want to live in a world where I could say to my daughter, ‘There used to be turtles that swam in the ocean.’ – Angela Kinsey

Never discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow. – Plato

See the turtle of enormous girth, on his shell he holds the earth. If you want to run and play, come along the beam today. – Stephen King

The tortoise stores its wisdom in his shell. – Unknown

Like an alligator he can fully digest a turtle shell. – Bill Brasky

Do not let fear confine your life Inside a shell of doubt; A turtle never moves until His head is sticking out. – Charles Ghigna

Men who wear turtlenecks look like turtles. – Doris Lilly

A turtle does come in it’s own bowl. – Mike Dirnt

Unfortunately, I am not like a snail or a turtle, and I can’t take my houses with me when I move. – Unknown

Turtles always strike me as devastatingly serious. If turtles could talk, I’d believe everything they said. – Erin O’Brien

Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause. – Bruce Feiler

You can’t get the taste of winning in a running competition with a turtle! – Mehmet Murat ildan

I want to meet the man who saw a turtle and said, “People will LOVE the ninja version of that.” – Jonah Hill

I’m slow and my wrinkles might annoy you, I’m green and slimy But I sure do my shell can protect you. – Unknown

My favorite animal is the turtle. The reason is that in order for the turtle to move, it has to stick its neck out. – Ruth Westheimer

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out. – James Bryant Conant

We don’t even know if we’re in this room. We could be in a turtle’s dream in outer space. – Danny Devito

Turtles are very stable and have been around forever. But they have problems adapting. When humans came along, turtles came under serious threat. Biodiversity is good, and I think it is good in technology as well. – Unknown

If a turtle doesn’t have a shell, is he homeless or naked? – George Carlin

I’m as self-contained as a turtle. When I put my key in the ignition, I have my home right behind me. – Esther Tallamy

Nature is slow, but sure; she works no faster than need be; she is the tortoise that wins the race by her perseverance. – Henry David Thoreau

Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a mustache: You won’t be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you. – Ajahn Chah

In the end, everyone loses everyone. There was no invention to get around that, and so I felt, that night, like the turtle that everything else in the universe was on top of. – Jonathan Safran Foer

It’s the tortoise’s shell, ugly and hard that protects its life long journey on earth. – African Proverb

A Good Thing about Turtle’s is that they never complain carrying their protective shells, As a matter of fact It helps them increase they’re Appetite! Remember this. – Unknown

I learn as much from a turtle as from a religious text. – Dalai Lama

You are absolutely free to describe me as a turtle or something. – Paul Giamatti

Like the turtle, you need to stick your neck out to make progress. – Anna Olson

Take a walk with a turtle. And behold the world in pause. – Bruce Feiler

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