“The spider’s touch, how exquisitely fine!
Feels at each thread, and lives along the line.”
— Alexander Pope
“The means to gain happiness is to throw out from oneself like a spider in all directions an adhesive web of love, and to catch in it all that comes.” — Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
“Our egos tells us we’re the only ones that have any kind of feelings. We’re the only ones with a relationship. We’re the only ones with family. You know, I think that if you kill a spider, there is a relationship that you’re ruining. There’s a conversation going on outside with the other spiders. ‘Did you hear about Chris?….Killed yeah….Sneaker. And now Stephanie has nine hundred babies to raise all alone. Well, she’s got her legs full I’ll tell you that right now. Chris was so kind, wouldn’t hurt a fly. It’s just been tough for them lately. They just lost their web last week. Those humans think they’re so smart. Let them try shooting silk out of their butt and see what they can make.'” — Ellen Degeneres
“Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” — Charles Addams
“In my opinion, the only good spider is a dead spider, and women’s rights aren’t worth dick if they mean I can’t ask a man to do my bug squashing.” — Janet Evanovich
“Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.” — — Honoré de Balzac
“To destroy the cobweb, destroy the spider.” — Maltese
“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.” — Jack Kerouac (On the Road)
“A spider spins his web strand by strand.”
“Stories are like spiders, with all they long legs, and stories are like spiderwebs, which man gets himself all tangled up in but which look pretty when you see them under a leaf in the morning dew, and in the elegant way that they connect to one another, each to each.” — Neil Gaiman (Anansi Boys)
“I excel at pulling strings!” said Arachne. “I’m a spider!” — Rick Riordan (The Mark of Athena)
“Words are like the spider’s web: a shelter for the clever ones and a trap for the not-so-clever.” – Madagascar-an Proverb
“The itsy bitsy spider
climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider
climbed up the spout again.”
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