Spider Sayings and Quotes

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

A wolf spider is a fast-moving ground spider known for running after and jumping on its prey. Boze Hadleigh
A crab apple is small and sour, and a crab spider has long front legs that move sideways. Boze Hadleigh
Two spidery expressions are 'to blow the cobwebs away,' meaning to void one's mind of old-fashioned ideas, and 'to be at the center of the spider's web' —to control a complex group or operation. Boze Hadleigh
In giving spiders their ability to weave webs and to sail through the air, God showed concern 'for the pleasure and recreation of all sorts of creatures, even the insects.' Jonathan Edwards
In Ananu, or spider, is the subject of many superstitions. Injuring the children that sleep in the same room with it. Sir Richard Francis Burton
When the spider would attack thee, it extends its web to entangle thee. Sir Richard Francis Burton
The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in King's palaces. Proverbs 30:28
Experience is...a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every airborne particle in its tissue. Henry James
The soul dwells in the body like a spider in its web. Anon Greek Philosopher
So mean he would steal a dead fly from a blind spider. Anon
Written laws are like spider's webs; they will catch, it is true, the weak and poor, but would be torn in pieces by the rich and powerful. Anacharsis
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake
All things are interrelated and interdependent; nothing exists in isolation. The entire universe is one ecosystem, similar to a spider web— if one part is touched, the entire net shimmers. Matthew Flickstein
The fact that the spider helps to control the spread of fies made it a valued insect, and this was underlined in a folklore by a story that it had hidden Christ from his enemies by covering him with its web. Laurence Flanagan
You don't have to look far to see a spider's web— in the corner of the window, on a fence, or in a bush— spiders make their home everywhere Laura Marsh
What has eight legs, fangs, and hair all over? Is it a monster? No, it's a spider! Laura Marsh
Spider silk is thirty times thinner than a human hair and very light, but do not let this fool you. It is the strongest fiber found in nature. Kay De Silva
Spiders are born to spin; they do not need to be taught. A spider's web is its home. Some spiders use a web to catch their prey, while others prefer to hunt. Kay De Silva
Fiction is like a spider's web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible. Virginia Woolf
Laws, like the spider's web catch the fly and let the hawk go free. Spanish Proverb
Dear little not-so-innocents, beware of Old Grandmother Spider: rump her endearments – She’s not quite as nice as She looks, nor you quite as tough as you think. W.H. Auden
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow. Voltaire
Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals. Dave Barry
It is with eight lengthy legs we use to catch food, balance and knit a beautiful silk bed, but as babies we had lost our bones and skin, and hence our legs we had shed. Jasmine Jean
It's like the spiders are sharing an ancient secret with me, and that's why I'm going to spend the rest of my life studying spider silk. Cheryl Hayashi
Everything that the spider needs to make a spider-web is not found in the housefly it's right there in the spider! Whatever you need to make impacts is in you! Discover yourself and make a difference! Israelmore Ayivor
Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught. Honoré de Balzac
Spiders are anti-social, keep pests under control, and mostly mind their own business, but they somehow summon fear in humans who are far more dangerous, deceitful and have hurt more people. Of the two I'm more suspicious about the latter. Donna Lynn Hope
When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. Ethiopian