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Jellyfish Quotes


"I'd like to be a jellyfish, 'cause jellyfish don't pay rent." - Jimmy Buffett

"Life is a beautiful magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish." - Charlie Chaplin

"A person without conviction is a weak, jellyfish type of individual who mindlessly follows the crowd." - Rick Warren

"South Africa is not a jellyfish and is in many respects a swordfish." - P. W. Botha

"We are all jellyfish, too pitiful and too afraid of being disliked to be honest." - May Sarton

"Who's going to rob us? A crackhead crab? A jellyfish junkie?" - Kathy Reichs

"Without fake tan I have the skin tones of a dead jellyfish." - Jenny Eclair

"South Africa is not a jellyfish and is in many respects a swordfish." - Pieter Willem Botha

"I've never been hurt by a sea creature, except for jellyfish and sea urchins." - Peter Benchley

"We have a huge amount of DNA in common with jellyfish." - Richard Dawkins

"It would be spiteful to put a Jellyfish in a trifle." - Karl Pilkington

"Trying to make order out of my life was like trying to pick up a jellyfish." - Gene Tierney

"People laugh when I say that I think a jellyfish is one of the most beautiful things in the world. What they don't understand is, I mean a jellyfish with long, blond hair." - Jack Handey

"When you move like a jellyfish rhyth don't mean nothing. You go with the flow, you don't stop. Move like a jellyfish, rhythm means nothing.You go with the flow you don't stop." - Jack Johnson

"I thought beforehand, if [Marie] Henein is going to be a shark, I'm going to be a jellyfish, because you can't catch a jellyfish. Not that I didn't want to be caught, I just wanted to present solid." - Lucy DeCoutere

"The jellyfish doesn't actively move anywhere - it's just moved with the tides. Is that what man is? Man's just the jellyfish: stuff happens to you, and you get twisted in different directions." - Andrew Buchan

"If we don't manage this resource, we will be left with a diet of jellyfish and plankton stew." - Daniel Pauly

"When you move like a jellyfish, rhythm is nothing. You go with the flow. You don't stop." - Jack Johnson

"A lot of athletes have this sort of invincibility: [The jellyfish] should worry about me. I don't worry about them. I'll just swim right through them." - Diana Nyad

"I think lifes a bit of what you make it and a little smidgen of you being the jellyfish, and the tides just gently helping you along." - Andrew Buchan

"Nest of Soviet fellow travelers clacking busybodies in a Soviet jellyfish front, sitting here in Leesburg oozing out their funny little propaganda and making nuisances of themselves." - Lyndon LaRouche

"The U.S. was the immigration country of choice even for alien jellyfish things that turned humans into scary monsters. It made you proud, really." - Gini Koch

"The Internet is like a giant jellyfish. You can't step on it. You can't go around it. You've got to get through it." - John Evans

"[Jellyfish] are 97% water or something, so how much are they doing? Just give them another 3% and make them water. It's more useful." - Karl Pilkington

"The body is so easily damaged, so easily disposed of, water and chemicals is all it is, hardly more to it than a jellyfish drying on sand." - Margaret Atwood

"Orchestras have often been used to conjure up the natural world: Swans, sharks, trout, but not, as far as I know, the often maligned jellyfish." - Bill Bailey

"The box jellyfish takes you into an area of what I'd call science fiction. You feel like you've been dipped in hot burning oil. You burst into flames." - Diana Nyad

"Jellyfish serve as a model for bioengineers for the same reason yeast were once so valuable to geneticists: they're simple to deconstruct." - Jeffrey Kluger

"I think life's a bit of what you make it and a little smidgen of you being the jellyfish, and the tide's just gently helping you along." - Andrew Buchan

"How remarkable we are in our ability to hide things from ourselves - our conscious minds only a small portion of our actual minds, jellyfish floating on a vast dark sea of knowing and deciding." - Andrew Sean Greer

"The FA would remove him tomorrow if they had a spine, but clearly, in former lives, were cruel to jellyfish which is why they have returned as them now." - Martin Samuel

"'SpongeBob SquarePants' is a great show, and it centers on a character that is courageously nice. Why is SpongeBob interesting? It's because he has passion. He has a passion for chasing jellyfish." - Vince Gilligan

"I am a disaster magnet. I came home from our first anniversary vacation with jellyfish stings, a puncture wound from a wrought iron pineapple and a cork-shaped bruise in my cleavage." - Molly Harper

"A jellyfish is little more than a pulsating bell, a tassel of trailing tentacles and a single digestive opening through which it both eats and excretes - as regrettable an example of economy of design as ever was." - Jeffrey Kluger

"Nature has provided two great gifts: life and then the diversity of living things, jellyfish and humans, worms and crocodiles. I don't undervalue the investigation of commonalities but can't avoid the conclusion that diversity has been relatively neglected, especially as concerns the brain." - Theodore Holmes Bullock

"A fire-mist and a planet, A crystal and a cell, A jellyfish and a saurian, And caves where the cavemen dwell; Then a sense of law and beauty, And a face turned from the clod - Some call it Evolution, And others call it God." - William Herbert Carruth

"Life is a beautiful, magnificent thing, even to a jellyfish. ... The trouble is you won't fight. You've given up. But there's something just as inevitable as death. And that's life. Think of the power of the universe - turning the Earth, growing the trees. That's the same power within you - if you'll only have the courage and the will to use it." - Charlie Chaplin

"What we see before us is just one tiny part of the world. We get in the habit of thinking, this is the world, but that's not true at all. The real world is a much darker and deeper place than this, and much of it is occupied by jellyfish and things." - Haruki Murakami

"We need to encourage an attitude of constant questioning, which is a genuine part of our potential as students. If students were required to drop their questions, that would create armies of zombies- rows of jellyfish...The questioning mind is absolutely necessary." - Chogyam Trungpa

"I'd visually have that idea. I'm diving off the end of the diving board. I'm not going to be worried about if I'm going to dive into a jellyfish or the water's going to be too cold or the boys are going to beat me. I'm just doing it. And if I do it, it's a good chance I'll make it." - Gail Sheehy

"What better way to learn about life in the ocean-and how we are changing it-than through stories of blind zombie worms, immortal jellyfish, and unicorns of the sea? The Extreme Life of the Sea is an insightful book that inspires awe and wonder about our ocean, and brilliantly shows us the immense possibilities of life on Earth." - Enric Sala

"I grew up down in Florida, and in the Keys, there's this place called Sea Camp which was not unlike Space Camp, except you explored the sea. And so that kind of whetted my appetite for that. But then I ended up swimming in a lagoon full of Cassiopeia jellyfish, and that quickly quashed that desire to be a marine biologist." - Joe Lo Truglio

"The most venomous animal that lives in the ocean is the box jellyfish. And every one of those barbs is sending that venom into this central nervous system. So first I feel like boiling hot oil I've been dipped in. And I'm yelling out, 'Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Help me! Somebody help me!' And the next thing is paralysis." - Diana Nyad

"In the creative process, my ego has always been a huge tyrant ... a dictator and kind of rude and very misleading, because sometimes when I'm doing something, I say, "This is great! This is fantastic! Very genius!" And 20 minutes later, I feel like a dead jellyfish. "You are a stupid a**hole. This is a piece of sh*t. Nobody will care about it."" - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

"Do you see the slightest evidence anywhere in the universe that creation came to an end with the birth of man? Do you see the slightest evidence anywhere out there that man was the climax toward which creation had been straining from the beginning? ...Very far from it. The universe went on as before, the planet went on as before. Man's appearance caused no more stir than the appearance of jellyfish." - Daniel Quinn

"I'd really like to go with you, Agachak. Truly I would...but I just can't." "I don't understand. Why not?" "I'm not allowed to leave home. My mother'd punish me something awful if I did..." "But you're the king." "That doesn't change a thing. I still do what mother says. She tells everybody that I'm the best boy ever when it comes to that." Agachak resisted a powerful urge to change this half-wit into a toad or perhaps a jellyfish." - David Eddings

"When you're younger and dumber, as a guy, you do things because you think you have to, because that's how things are done. You wait the standard three days to call, you don't approach the beautiful girl at the bar because you automatically assume she's out of your league, you'd rather jump in a swimming pool filled with jellyfish than tell a woman that you have feelings for her, etc." - Jason Mulgrew

"Whereupon a strange euphoria came over me. Not only was I exiled, paralyzed, mute, half deaf, deprived of all pleasures, and reduced to the existence of a jellyfish, but I was also horrible to behold. There comes a time when the heaping up of calamities brings on uncontrollable nervous laughter - when, after a final blow from fate, we decide to treat it all as a joke." - Jean-Dominique Bauby

"There is a period in one's life - perhaps not longer than six months - when one lives in two worlds at once ... It is the time when one has freshly learned to read. The Word, till then a denominating aspect of the Thing, has suddenly become detached from it and is perceived as a glittering entity, transparent and unseizable as a jellyfish, yet able to create an independent world that is both more recondite and more instantaneously convincing than the world one knew before." - Sylvia Townsend Warner

"Today I saw cancer, cigarettes, and shortness of breath. This is why I walk to the ocean. Swim with sharks and jellyfish. I may never get this chance again. This is why if you want to kiss, you should kiss. If you want to cry, you should cry. And if you want to live, you should live. You don't have to love me. You already did." - Ryan Ross

"There is a very common, though also very silly, picture of Kant according to which as empirical beings we are not free at all, and we are free only as noumenal jellyfish floating about in an intelligible sea above the heavens, outside any context in which our supposedly "free" choices could have any conceivable human meaning or significance. Part of the problem here is that Kant faces up honestly to the fact that how freedom is possible is a deep philosophical problem to which there is no solution we can rationally comprehend." - Allen W. Wood