Octopus Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old octopus quotes, octopus sayings, and octopus proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Friends come and go like the waves of the ocean but the true ones stay, like an octopus on your face. unknown
How many color patterns can your severed arm produce in one second? Wendy Williams
Beware as you get him on board. Suddenly he relaxes his grasp, and shoots out a jet on ink, which smarts considerably in one's eyes. Wilfred Grenfell
And to bear my burden proudly for all to see, to conquer prejudice and ignorance and hate with knowledge and sincerity and love. Whenever you are threatened by a hostile presence, you emit a thick cloud of love like an octopus squirts out ink. William S. Burroughs
Octopuses have hundreds of suckers, each one equipped with its own ganglion with thousands of neurons. These 'mini-brains' are interconnected, making for a widely distributed nervous system. That is why a severed octopus arm may crawl on its own and even pick up food. Frans De Waal
It's better to be an octopus than a fish. If an octopus loses a tentacle to a predator, the octopus will survive with seven tentacles left for itself. Gene Simmons
Octopus can fish for prey while deciding what color and pattern to turn, what shape to make their bodies, be on alert for predators and aware how far away their dens are. Sy Montgomery

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