Quotes About Alligators

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Quotes About Alligators

The Marquis sighed. "I thought it was just a legend," he said. "Like the alligators in the sewers of New York City." Old Bailey nodded, sagely: "What, the big white buggers? Theyre down there. I had a friend lost a head to one of them." A moment of silence. Old Naeiley handed the statue back to the Marquis. Then he raised his hand, and snapped it, like a crocodile hand, at the Carabas. "It was OK," gurned Old Bailey with a grin that was most terrible to behold. "He had another.
— Neil Gaiman —

Au revoir, jewelled alligators and white hotels, hallucinatory forests, farewell.

— J.G. Ballard

I'm also fascinated by the difference between terror and fear. Fear says, "Do not actually put your hand in the alligator," while terror says, "Avoid Florida entirely because alligators exist.

— Mira Grant

My love life couldn't be more nonexistent if Julius was all all-girls' boarding school with a moat full of alligators around it.

— Flynn Meaney

But all she wanted to do was lie in bed, eat Kraft macaroni and cheese, and hide from the alligators.

— Rebecca Wells

Alligators have beautiful undulating skin, which feels dense, spongy, solid, like the best eraser.

— Diane Ackerman

It makes my skin crawl to think about the violent ways snakes, lizards, alligators and other exotic creatures are raised and killed for boots, bags and belts.

— Kelly Brook

I love The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, an Auberge Property in Bluffton, South Carolina. It's a spectacular corner of the world, with massive old trees lined with Spanish moss, and alligators swimming in the river.

— Gail Simmons

Whoo-oop! I'm the old original iron-jawed, brass-mounted, copper-bellied corpse-maker from the wilds of Arkansaw!-Look at me! I'm the man they call Sudden Death and General Desolation! Sired by a hurricane, dam'd by an earthquake, half-brother to the cholera, nearly related to the small-pox on the mother's side! Look at me! I take nineteen alligators and a bar'l of whiskey for breakfast when I'm in robust health, and a bushel of rattlesnakes and a dead body when I'm ailing! I split the everlasting rocks with my glance, and I squench the thunder when I speak! Whoo-oop! Stand back and give me room according to my strength! Blood's my natural drink, and the wails of the dying is music to my ear! Cast your eye on me, gentlemen!-and lay low and hold your breath, for I'm bout to turn myself loose!

— Mark Twain

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.

— Olin Miller

The alligators can get you at any age, Buddy. But the worst thing you can do is freeze.

— Rebecca Wells

[Footnote:] Three million alligators were killed in Florida between 1880 and 1900. Goody!

— Will Cuppy

Not much is known about alligators. They don't train well. And they're unwieldy and rowdy to work with in laboratories.

— Diane Ackerman

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