Snake Quotes, Sayings, Captions

Snake lovers will enjoy these inspirational snake quotes and sayings.

Since ancient times, snakes are often regarded as mysterious and sometimes frightening animals. But they also symbolize positive characteristics like fertility, transformation, and healing.

Let’s take a look at some famous snake quotes to find out more about their unique symbolism and essence.


    1. The best snake quotes and sayings

    This list covers famous quotes and sayings about the snake, from famous TV and movie quotes to ancient snake proverbs.

    Snake quotes about behavior and attitude

    The crookedness of the serpent is still straight enough to slide through the snake hole.
    Abraham Verghese

    Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.

    There is something about snakes that is so wise, they have this uncanny perfection.
    Anton Szandor LaVey

    A snake knows more about what is happening around than any other creature, because it has no ears to listen to gossip only direct perception.
    Jaggi Vasudev

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    About transformation and rebirth

    I want to give up my bearings, slip out of who I am, shed everything, the way a snake discards old skin.
    Khaled Hosseini

    Like a snake sheds its skin, we are capable of getting rid of assembled habits, creating space to call matters into question.
    Erik Pevernagie

    Like the snake sheds its skin living for a while in another one, man strips himself from opinions gathered up until a certain age, developing others.
    Mariana Fulger

    Snake bite

    I am like a snake who has already bitten. I retreat from a direct battle while knowing the slow effect of the poison.
    Anais Nin

    Snake charmer

    When you’re a snake charmer, you’re gonna get bit.
    LaVar Ball

    Snake venom

    I think the most alarming animals I have encountered are really poisonous snakes.
    David Attenborough

    Shed its skin

    The snake that cannot shed its skin perishes.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

    Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past over and over again.
    Gautama Buddha

    2. Snake quotes about love

    When a woman teams up with a snake a moral storm threatens somewhere.
    Stacy Schiff

    I’d rather meander through a pit of vipers than love one more person, but since I’m on the subject of snakes, we all know one, or are one.
    Donna Lynn Hope

    To the unspoiled, even a snake bite is a loving kiss. But to the spoiled even a loving kiss is a snake bite.
    Mikhail Naimy

    Snakes don’t hiss anymore these days they’re calling you babe, bro, sister & BFF.

    A relationship is like being in a forest, where snakes lurk awaiting the chance to entice.
    Anthony Liccione

    He was a poison snake, and I was another, and on such terms we pleased ourselves.
    Madeline Miller

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    3. Snake quotes about life

    Anyhow, [snakes] are all, head and tail, good for themselves, and we need not begrudge them their share of life.
    John Muir

    Envy lurks at the bottom of the human heart like a viper in its hole.
    Honoré de Balzac

    The snakes have their place in the agricultural economy of the village, but our villagers do not seem realize it.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    It’s good to see the snakes revealing themselves. They weren’t actually hidden at all. People hide behind the masks, but eventually you see them for who they truly are.
    Amaka Imani Nkosazana

    Snake looks scary for us and we look scary for the snake! Always try to see yourself from the eyes of others!
    Mehmet Murat ildan

    4. Funny snake quotes

    A snake will always be a snake, even if you put a chain around its neck and try to make it walk upright.
    Lisa Alther

    Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and furthermore always carry a small snake.
    W. C. Fields

    Even snakes are afraid of snakes.
    Steven Wright

    There is a pair of snakes who have learned to drive a car so recklessly that they would run you over in the street and never stop to apologize.
    Lemony Snicket

    What is with these guys? Where’s the thrill in watching snakes eat? I certainly didn’t thrill in watching humans eat.
    Patrick Jennings

    When you’ve been around a snake long enough, you learn how to crawl in the dirt.
    Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    Well, yeah, you listen to a talking snake and there’s gonna be trouble.
    Mike Mignola

    Were you always such a snake… or did you grow into what you are?
    Dean Koontz

    Hot weather brings out snakes and slaveholders, and I like one class of the venomous creatures as little as I do the other.
    Harriet Ann Jacobs

    Cute sayings

    Round and round they went with their snakes, snakily…
    Aldous Huxley

    The snake grins through his fangs, admiring Eve’s playacting.
    David Mitchell

    Shed our past quote by Buddha

    5. Short snake quotes

    The snake will always bite back.
    Jake Roberts

    A small snake grows into a big snake.
    Marty Rubin

    When you see a snake, never mind where he came from.
    William Gurney Benham

    Snakes, after all, have a great sense of decorum and order.
    Silvia Moreno-Garcia

    Every great story seems to begin with a snake.
    Nicolas Cage

    The snake stood up for evil in the Garden.
    Robert Frost

    6. Snake wisdom quotes

    Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels like a snake.
    Suzy Kassem

    Snakes hide in grass, people behind their lies.

    Dragons and snakes aren’t so different.
    A.D. Aliwat

    A snake was never called by its name at night, because it would hear. It was called a string.
    Chinua Achebe

    Fear is a tyrant and a despot, more terrible than the rack, more potent than the snake.
    Edgar Wallace

    There is no way to catch a snake that is as safe as not catching him.
    Jacob Braude

    Snakes are sometimes perceived as evil, but they are also perceived as medicine. If you look at an ambulance, there’s the two snakes on the side of the ambulance. The caduceus, or the staff of Hermes, there’s the two snakes going up it, which means that the venom can also be healing.
    Nicolas Cage

    Deep quotes

    Any man who is attached to things of this world is one who lives in ignorance and is being consumed by the snakes of his own passions.
    Black Elk

    When the snake decided to go straight, he didn’t get anywhere.
    William Stafford

    Snakes move like earth-fish inside a mountain, well away from seawater. Certain sunfish, though, turn snakes into ocean lovers.

    We instinctively fear snakes, but we appear not to be afraid of fast cars, which are a real danger now. This suggests our emotions were shaped by our evolutionary environment not the one we grew up in.
    Steven Pinker

    The snake produces poison in its body to poison its enemies! But man is a strange snake; he produces poison in his mind to poison his fellow men!
    Mehmet Murat ildan

    Spiritual sayings

    As the snake is separate from its slough, even so is the Spirit separate from the body.

    Snakes in the ancient world, because of their skin-shedding ability, often symbolized immortality or eternal youth.
    Alice K. Turner

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    7. Famous snake quotes and sayings

    A snake lurks in the grass. (The origin of the popular idiom “Snake in the grass.”)

    No matter how many times a snake sheds its skin, it will always be a snake. Remember that before allowing people back into your life.

    A snake is always a snake.

    I hate and fear snakes, because if you look into the eyes of any snake you will see that it knows all and more of the mystery of man’s fall, and that it feels all the contempt that the Devil felt when Adam was evicted from Eden. Besides which its bite is generally fatal, and it twists up trouser legs.
    Rudyard Kipling

    We must enlist our own snake and strike like a cobra against their vitals with an attack on Washington.
    Robert E. Lee

    If there is a snake in the grass, you have to set the field on fire to draw it out.
    Matshona Dhliwayo

    From song lyrics

    You were born with a snake in both of your fists while a hurricane was blowing.
    Bob Dylan, Jokerman

    From books and literature

    Look like th’ innocent flower,
    But be the serpent under ’t.
    William Shakespeare, Macbeth

    All games have morals; and the game of Snakes and Ladders captures, as no other activity can hope to do, the eternal truth that for every ladder you climb, a snake is waiting just around the corner; and for every snake, a ladder will compensate.
    Salman Rushdie

    Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see – not to eat, not for love, but only gliding.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    The snake suddenly opened its beady eyes. Slowly, very slowly, it raised its head until its eyes were on a level with Harry’s.
    It winked.
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

    But there was in it one river especially, a mighty big river, that you could see on the map, resembling an immense snake uncoiled, with its head in the sea, its body at rest curving afar over a vast country, and its tail lost in the depths of the land.
    Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

    From TV and movies

    I don’t need to bite to fight!
    Viper, Kung Fu Panda

    I am the jungle’s eyes. I can see the past, and the future. It is I, Kaa, who witnessed the coming of man.
    Kaa, Mowgli: Legend Of The Jungle

    Viper: Oh my gosh! Where are my legs?!
    Crane: Calm down. I think you’re a snake.
    Viper: Oh. Oh my gosh! I’m a snake!
    Kung Fu Panda

    Hope is never a foolish thing, although others will tell you it is.
    Mrs. Plithiver, The Journey

    I tried to warn you, but no, no, no, you wouldn’t listen. You just had to.
    Sir Hiss, Robin Hood

    From the Bible

    She answered, ‘The snake tricked me, so I ate the fruit.’
    Genesis 3:11

    I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
    Matthew 10:16

    I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
    Luke 10:19

    At the last is bitter like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder. (In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper.)
    Proverbs 23:32

    So the LORD God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
    Genesis 3:14

    8. Snake proverbs

    Once bitten by a snake, he is scared all his life at the mere sight of a rope.
    Chinese proverb

    You can’t straighten a snake by putting it in a bamboo cane.
    Japanese proverb

    The cow drinks water and it turns to milk; the snake drinks water and it turns to poison.
    Japanese proverb

    A kind word can attract even the snake from his nest.
    Arabian proverb

    A snake can shade its skin but it still remains a snake.
    African proverb

    Look before you leap, For snakes among sweet flowers do creep.
    German proverb

    The human heart is never satisfied, just like the snake that wants to swallow an elephant.
    Chinese proverb

    Snakes follow the way of serpents.
    Japanese proverb

    Use your enemy’s hand to catch a snake.
    Persian proverb

    9. Snake captions for Instagram, Tumblr

    • I just really like snakes, ok?
    • Snake bitten.
    • Free hugssss.
    • Snake whisperer.
    • Just a girl who loves snakes.
    • Snake it ’til you make it.
    • Never trust a snake.
    • Life is short – spoil your snake.
    • Snake handler.
    • I look good in snakeskin.
    • My pet can eat your pet.
    • For goodness snake.
    • Danger noodle.
    • Snakes are friends, not fangs.
    • I love snakes more than most people.
    • What’s in your Garden of Eden?
    • Snake life.
    • Show your fangs.
    • Give me a hiss.

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    By Greg Johnson | Published 8/30/2022