Sock Sayings and Quotes

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

If you are ready enough to pull my knitting to pieces, but provide none of your own, the only sock is a sock in the jaw! J. R. Ackerley
You choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Gary Oldman
Knitting is very conducive to thought. It is nice to knit a while, put down the needles, write a while, then take up the sock again. Dorothy Day
Never put a sock in a toaster. Eddie Izzard British Comedian
Guys will take one pair of jeans, five T-shirts and three pair of socks and that'll get you by for 10 weeks. Jon Bon Jovi
Some socks are loners They can't live in pairs. Wendy Cope
Without a doubt there are women who would vote intelligently. There are also men who knit socks beautifully. H. L. Mencken
Whether it's chocolate or socks, the rule is the same; the darker the better. Pseudonymous Bosch
It's hard enough for a person to keep their own socks pulled up, let alone someone else's. Stephen King
To choose one sock from each of infinitely many pairs of socks requires the Axiom of Choice, but for shoes the Axiom is not needed. Bertrand Russell
You know you're getting fat when your socks don't fit. Zach Galifianakis
His socks compelled one's attention without losing one's respect. Hector Hugh Munro
A pair of socks is no less suitable to make a painting with than wood, nails, turpentine, oil and fabric. Robert Rauschenberg
Every old sock meets an old shoe. Kate Bush
Only let's cut out the transcendental twaddle when the whole thing is as plain as a sock on the jaw. Ludwig Wittgenstein
A man speaks only when driven to speech by something outside himself - like, for instance, he can't find any clean socks. Jean Kerr
You're not going to find a man whose socks don't get dirty or who doesn't snore. Helen Reddy
Fresh sneakers are important on a man. It's like a new pair of boxers or a new pair of socks. DJ Khaled
Don't be quick to discard old socks because you receive new ones. Charmaine J. Forde
Your socks should match your tie. David G. Hartwell
We look at each other with shy relief. It's the look two odd socks give when they recognise each other in the wild. Fiona Wood
True love is like a pair of socks: you gotta have two and they've gotta match. Erich Fromm
A great show means we have to connect; we have to prove to [the audience] that we do something great or blow their socks off, but it has to be with them if it's going to be sustained for any length of time. Scott Avett
Of course ankle length socks are cheaper, but they don't cover the lower leg as hosiery should. Roger Stone
The most painful household accident is wearing socks and stepping on an upturned plug. Peter Kay
If you're too happy about anything, fate usually gives you a good sock in the jaw and knocks you down. Madeleine L'Engle
Socks may eat wherever they want to. Dorothea Kent
It is not an easy thing to put on a wet sock. Connie Willis
As usual, the sock yarns have no idea what is going on. Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run. Edward Hoagland