Quotations About / On: SNAKE

  • 1.
    Call me Snake.
    (Nick Castle (b. 1947), U.S. screenwriter, and John Carpenter. S.D. "Snake" Plissken, Escape from New York, when meeting a government official who calls him Plissken—line repeated when Plissken meets others (1981).)
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  • 2.
    There's a snake lurking in the grass.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Eclogues, no. 3, l. 93 (37 B.C.).)
  • 3.
    To hiss like a snake and to kiss the Miss as you raped her.
    (Illegal lust.)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
  • 4.
    This swamp is a monument to death. Snakes, alligators, quicksand, all bent on one thing: destruction.
    (Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1922-1978), U.S. director,screenwriter. Edward D. Wood, Jr.. Lt. Dick Craig (Tony McCoy), Bride of the Monster, looking out at the swamp (1955).)
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  • 5.
    Paradise endangered: garden snakes and mice are appearing in the shadowy corners of Dutch Old Master paintings.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 6.
    Only an idiot would ask Wolfie to work on that stuff—twelve foot snakes, magic flutes.
    (Peter Shaffer (b. 1926), British playwright, screenwriter. Constanze Mozart (Elizabeth Berridge), Amadeus, to Emmanuel Schikaneder (Simon Callow), regarding his libretto for The Magic Flute (1984).)
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  • 7.
    The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
    (D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, May 14, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).)
  • 8.
    In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order.
    (Florence King (b. 1936), U.S. humorist, essayist, social critic. Lump It or Leave It, New York, St. Martin's Press (1990).)
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  • 9.
    Edible. Good to eat and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.
    (Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), U.S. author. The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906), repr. In Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, vol. 7 (1911).)
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  • 10.
    Illegal lust, to hiss like a snake and to kiss the young girl; leading you to defile her.
    (Rape.)
    More quotations from: Edward Kofi Louis
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