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"I was bitten by an octopus." - Ted Cruz

"It's better to be an octopus than a fish. If an octopus loses a tentacle to a predator, the octopus will survive with seven tentacles left for itself." - Gene Simmons

"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates" - H Jackson Brown Jr

"Derek Randall bats like an octopus with piles" - Matthew Engel

"Tell me, O Octopus, I begs, Is those things arms, or is they legs? I marvel at thee, Octopus; If I were thou, I'd call me Us." - Ogden Nash

"That particular octopus committed suicide, didn't he? He stabbed himself with his own beak." - Richard Madeley

"the tentacles of today reach out like an octopus to swallow yesterday." - Gladys Taber

"Have you ever heard a blindfolded octopus unwrap a cellophane-covered bathtub?" - Norton Juster

"Rock music sounds like an octopus making love to a bagpipe." - Brother Dave Gardner

"There's really not a difference between an octopus and, like, a giant pile of snot." - Mike Rowe

"I wonder if, in the dark night of the sea, the octopus dreams of me." - N Scott Momaday

"...I got to try the bagpipes. It was like trying to blow an octopus." - James Galway

"Oh, I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug 10 people at a time!" - Drew Barrymore

"The mind is its own enemy, that fights itself with the innumerable pliant and ineluctable arms of the octopus." - Rebecca West

"Despite a primitive brain, the octopus possesses an intricate system that helps it decide which tentacle to masturbate with." - Dana Gould

"Jazz is an octopus. It will take whatever it can use and it will work with it." - Dexter Gordon

"I love hugging. I wish I was an octopus, so I could hug ten people at a time." - Drew Barrymore

"Dressing a baby is like putting an octopus into a string bag, making sure none of the arms hang out." - Chris Evans

"He had electric blue hair that had stuck around his head like tendrils of a startled octopus." - Cassandra Clare

"Fashion is such an octopus. You're connected to so many people: suppliers, pattern makers, production teams, marketing teams, vendors." - Raf Simons

"Sometimes I pretend to be an octopus. But then people are like 'Darren what're you doing?' And I just sit there and laugh because they're not cool enough to be an octopus and I'm just like 'Hah you're just jealous because you're not an octopus.'" - Darren Criss

"Sometimes I pretend to be an octopus. But then people are like "Darren what"re you doing?" And I just sit there and laugh because they"re not cool enough to be an octopus and I'm just like "Hah you're just jealous because you're not an octopus."" - Darren Criss

"Beware as you get the octopus on board. Suddenly he relaxes his grasp, and shhots out a jet of ink, which smarts considerably." - Wilfred Grenfell

"The family - that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to." - Dodie Smith

"The real menace of our Republic is the invisible Government which like a giant Octopus, sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states, and nation." - John Francis Hylan

"The most repulsive thing you could ever imagine is the inside of a camel's mouth. That and watching a girl eat octopus or squid." - Marlon Brando

"Adopt the character of the twisting octopus, which takes on the appearance of the nearby rock . Now follow in this direction, now turn a different hue." - Theognis of Megara

"My daughter takes pride in showing up with stuff that other kids envy or are freaked out by, so I send her to school with grilled octopus." - Anthony Bourdain

"Adopt the character of the twisting octopus, which takes on the appearance of the nearby rock. Now follow in this direction, now turn a different hue." - Theognis of Megara

"Every science is a mutilated octopus. If its tentacles were not clipped to stumps, it would feel its way into disturbing contacts." - Charles Fort

"Antonio Sanchez is from Mexico City. I met him at a Pat Metheny concert. He did a solo, and I thought, 'This is an octopus man!'" - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

"The family, that dear octopus from whose tentacles we never quite escape, nor in our innermost hearts never quite wish to." - Dodie Smith

"Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There's plenty of movement, but you never know if it's going to be forward, backwards, or sideways." - H Jackson Brown Jr

"I put an octopus in aquarium, and it would eat the others. But if you put an octopus in with a school of tiny fish, he might not be able to catch them. That's an archetypal structure: a powerful individual versus the multitude, the crowd. You can relate to that." - Pierre Huyghe

"If you're going to make a lot of films about a particular group of animals, you might as well pick one that's fairly common. And octopus are: they live in all the oceans. They also live deep. And I can't say octopus are responsible for my really strong interest in getting in subs and going deep, but whatever the case, I like that." - Mike Degruy

"When the narrator feels like an octopus, when he says his limbs are starting to multiply, he means he has inklings of orders of perception beyond his individual body." - Ben Lerner

"There was no escape from the letter-writer who, a hundred or a hundred and twenty-five years ago, captured a coveted correspondent. It would have been as easy to shake off an octopus or a boa-constrictor." - Agnes Repplier

"At restaurants, I carry paper and markers and tell everyone to draw a picture with a unicorn, an octopus and an explosion. That keeps them [kids] still for a minute." - Julie Bowen

"The monster of advertisement... is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It... gathers in, through its thousand little suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat, to spit out again at the public." - Sarah Bernhardt

"I was in the Far East and I went into a restaurant and I ordered octopus and the waiter said: "It takes four hours." I asked why and he said: "It keeps turning off the gas."" - Frank Carson

"For dinner I want real sushi - not the Americanized kind. My parents are American Samoan so I don't go for any of those rolls. I'll have raw prawn or sea urchin or octopus. I love it." - Junior Seau

"I got hit with an octopus in Detroit one time. It was the most gross thing I've ever had happen. I got it right in the back of the neck; all the juice was coming down. It was awful." - Pat Burns

"Just as an octopus may have his den in some ocean cave, and come floating out a silent image of horror to attack a swimmer, so I picture such a spirit lurking in the dark of the house which he curses by his presence, and ready to float out upon all whom he can injure." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"But to ask pity of our body is like discoursing in front of an octopus, for which our words can have no more meaning than the sound of the tides, and with which we should be appalled to find ourselves condemned to live." - Marcel Proust

"If my life were a corny horror movie, and the heroine was lost and alone, trapped in an underwater cave, what would happen next? If you guessed, "She drops her flashlight, and it hits a rock and breaks, leaving her in utter darkness," you would be right. But I bet you didn't guess the part about an attack by a giant octopus." - James Patterson

"If my life were a corny horror movie, and the heroine was lost and alone, trapped in an underwater cave, what would happen next? If you guessed, "She drops her flashlight, and it hits a rock and breaks, leaving her in utter darkness," you would be right. But I bet you did' guess the part about an attack by a giant octopus." - James Patterson

"Those who believe in this type of thing [Paul the Octopus, who 'predicted' the result of World Cup matches] cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"The monster of advertisement...is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It throws out to right and left, in front and behind, its clammy arms, and gathers in, through its thousand little suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat..." - Sarah Bernhardt

"I believe that the totemic image for the future is the octopus. This is because the squids and octopi have perfected a form of communication that is both psychedelic and telepathic; a model for the human communications of the future. In the not-too-distant future men and women may shed the monkey body to become virtual octopi swimming in a silicon sea." - Terence Mckenna

"Those who believe in this type of thing [Paul the Octopus, who "predicted" the result of World Cup matches] cannot be the leaders of the global nations that aspire, like Iran, to human perfection, basing themselves in the love of all sacred values." - Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

"The monster of advertisement... is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It throws out to right and left, in front and behind, its clammy arms, and gathers in, through its thousand little suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat..." - Sarah Bernhardt

"At twenty life was like wrestling an octopus. Every moment mattered. At thirty it was a walk in the country. Most of the time your mind was somewhere else. By the time you got to seventy, it was probably like watching snooker on the telly." - Mark Haddon

"I bear my burden proudly for all to see, to conquer prejudice and ignorance and hate with knowledge and sincerity and love. Whenever you are threatened by a hostile presence, you emit a thick cloud of love like an octopus squirts out ink..." - William S Burroughs

"They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach." - Luigi Barzini

"Right now I'd love to be sitting on a Greek island somewhere because of being Greek American, eating great octopus salad and some fantastic lamb. Or sipping a little ouzo. I think the Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest... Lots of nuts, vegetables, fruits, fresh fish, lean meats, yogurt." - Cat Cora

"Octopuses have hundreds of suckers, each one equipped with its own ganglion with thousands of neurons. These 'mini-brains' are interconnected, making for a widely distributed nervous system. That is why a severed octopus arm may crawl on its own and even pick up food." - Frans De Waal

"The first time I had a baked potato, I was eight years old at a friend's house. Most white kids growing up have a baked potato every day. I didn't even know what to do with it, how to open it. I was the only white kid in high school eating octopus." - Scott Fujita

"We grew to our present size almost against ourselves. It was not a deliberately planned commercial venture in the sense that I sat down and said that we were going to make ourselves into a huge financial octopus. We evolved by necessity. We did not sit down and say to ourselves, 'How can we make a big pile of dough?' It just happened." - Walt Disney

"On 'Chopped,' the time goes down a bit and there are several ingredients, usually one that makes no sense whatsoever with the rest of the ingredients. So it gets you out of your culinary comfort zone a little bit. Like we had octopus and cheese paired up with each other." - Michael Symon

"Crank, You See isn't any ordinary monster. It's like a giant octopus, weaving its tentacles not just around you, but through you, squeezing not hard enough to kill you, but enough to keep you from reeling until you try to get away. Try, and you hunger for it grasping clutch, the way its tendrils prop you up, your need intensifying exponentially every minute you refuse to admit its being (p.469)" - Ellen Hopkins

"The real menace of our Republic is the invisible government which like a giant octopus sprawls its slimy legs over our cities, states and nation. At the head is a small group of banking houses... This little coterie...runs our government for their own selfish ends. It operates under cover of a self-created screen...seizes...our executive officers...legislative bodies...schools... courts...newspapers and every agency created for the public protection." - John Francis Hylan

"the test of a cook is how she boils an egg. My boiled eggs are fantastic, fabulous. Sometimes as hard as a 100 carat diamond, or again soft as a feather bed, or running like a cooling stream, they can also burst like fireworks from their shells and take on the look and rubbery texture of a baby octopus. Never a dull egg, with me." - Nancy Mitford

"Every politically controlled educational system will inculcate the doctrine of state supremacy sooner or later. . . . Once that doctrine has been accepted, it becomes an almost superhuman task to break the stranglehold of the political power over the life of the citizen. It has had his body, property and mind in its clutches from infancy. An octopus would sooner release its prey. A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state." - Isabel Paterson

"It seems the height of antiquated hubris to claim that the universe carried on as it did for billions of years in order to form a comfortable abode for us. Chance and historical contingency give the world of life most of its glory and fascination. I sit here happy to be alive and sure that some reason must exist for "why me?" Or the earth might have been totally covered with water, and an octopus might now be telling its children why the eight-legged God of all things had made such a perfect world for cephalopods." - Stephen Jay Gould

"It is in sickness that we are compelled to recognize that we do not live alone but are chained to a being from a different realm, from whom we are worlds apart, who has no knowledge of us and by whom it is impossible to make ourselves understood: our body.... To ask pity of our body is like discoursing in front of an octopus, for which our words can have no more meaning than the sound of the tides, and with which we should be appalled to find ourselves condemned to live." - Marcel Proust

"I would say that Futurama: Bender's Big Score requires a lot of concentration to watch. It's a very complicated time-travel story. Part of the joke on that was just that the complexity would be over the top. This one is a more straight-forward science-fiction story, I would say. Alien invasion and people running in terror, that kind of thing, with a slight twist of there being an inappropriate physical relationship with the big octopus monster. We've got a straight-up science-fiction movie." - David X. Cohen



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