I’ll be honest with you guys, I never cared much for spiders. Not until I found out about the peacock spider and let me tell you, I am a fan now. At least in the sense of appreciating them and respecting Mother Nature even more.
Peacock spiders are actually so tiny, some of their magnificent details can only be seen with a macro lens.
“Sir, you have a many-legged beast crawling up your shoulder.”
― Spock of Vulcan
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“Once you begin watching spiders, you haven’t time for much else.”
― E.B. White
“It’s spider season. Every year, right about now, thousands of the godless eight-legged bastards emerge from the bowels of hell (or the garden, whichever’s nearest) with the sole intention of tormenting humankind.”
― Charlie Brooker
“Spiders so large they appear to be wearing the pelts of small mammals.”
― Dave Barry
Spiders are arachnids, not insects. They are the largest order of arachnids and rank seventh in total species diversity among all orders of organisms. Other members of the arachnid family include scorpions, mites, ticks and harvestmen.
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“Learn from spiders. Sometimes you need to walk sideways”Spider Quotes
― Maureen Joyce Connolly
“The spider’s web: She finds an innocuous corner in which to spin her web. The longer the web takes, the more fabulous its construction. She has no need to chase. She sits quietly, her patience a consummate force; she waits for her prey to come to her on their own, and then she ensnares them, injects them with venom, rendering them unable to escape. Spiders – so needed and yet so misunderstood.”
― Donna Lynn Hope
“I take my hat off to you — or I would, if I were not afraid of showering you in spiders.”
― J.K. Rowling
“No one knows, incidentally, why Australia’s spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill. Still, it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space.”
― Bill Bryson
Spiders have 8 legs while insects have 6 and they don’t have antennae while insects do. Spiders are also found on every continent of the world except Antarctica.
“No living thing is ugly in this world. Even a tarantula considers itself beautiful”Spider Quotes
― Munia Khan
“I excel at pulling strings!” said Arachne. “I’m a spider!”
― Rick Riordan
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“Spider venom comes in many forms. It can often take a long while to discover the full effects of the bite. Naturalists have pondered this for years: there are spiders whose bite can cause the place bitten to rot and to die, sometimes more than a year after it was bitten. As to why spiders do this, the answer is simple. It’s because spiders think this is funny, and they don’t want you ever to forget them.”
― Neil Gaiman
“Whoever authorized the evolution of the spiders of Australia should be summarily dragged out into the street and shot.”
― Mira Grant
“Like delicate lace,
So the threads intertwine,
Oh, gossamer web
Of wond’rous design!
Such beauty and grace
Wild nature produces…
Ughh, look at the spider
Suck out that bug’s juices!”
― Bill Watterson
Most spiders are harmless to humans but a few spider species, such as the black widow, can bite humans and inject venom. Deaths from spider bites are rare, however, as spiders will only bite humans in self-defense, and few produce worse effects than a mosquito bite or bee sting.
“I’ll stop eating steak when you stop killing spiders.” Absurdity: comparing cows to spiders. Arachnids are pure evil. They’re like a cigarette manufacturer or a terrorist. They’re organized religion on eight legs.”
― Davey Havok
“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
“I used to imagine the spider creeping down, crawling into my mouth, sliding down my throat, and laying loads of eggs in my belly. The Baby spiders would hatch after a while and eat me alive, from the inside out”
― Darren Shan
“The greatest artist and web-designer ever is indeed a spider!”Spider Quotes
― Munia Khan
“Growing up, I was the champion of spiders and moths in my house, catching and releasing them for my mother at great personal risk.”
― John L. Monk
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“I don’t like spiders; setting a trap is the art of low creatures! Who shall ever lay a trap shall be the meanest being on earth.”
― Mehmet Murat Ildan
“There are spiders living comfortably in my house while the wind howls outside. They aren’t bothering anybody. If I were a fly, I’d have second thoughts, but I’m not, so I don’t.”
― Richard Brautigan
“Don’t worry, spiders, I keep house casually.”
― Robert Hass
The oldest known amber that contains fossil arthropods dates from 130 million years ago in the Early Cretaceous period. In addition to preserving spiders’ anatomy in very fine detail, pieces of amber show spiders mating, killing prey, producing silk and possibly caring for their young.
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“The diamonds glinted under the glare of the chandelier and they looked like a thousand spider eyes”
― Kate Chisman
“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.”
― Honore de Balzac
“I’m not afraid of spiders; I’ve had worse in my bed.”Spider Quotes
― Donna Lynn Hope
“Spiders evidently as surprised by the weather as the rest of us: their webs were still everywhere – little silken laundry lines with perfect snowflakes hung out in rows to dry.”
― Leslie Land
“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.”
― Virginia Woolf
“The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”
― Pablo Picasso
Arachnophobia is the abnormal fear of spiders or anything reminiscent of spiders, such as webs or spider-like shapes. It is one of the most common specific phobias, and some statistics show that 50% of women and 10% of men show symptoms. It affects 3.5 to 6.1 percent of the global population. The treatment is typically by exposure therapy, where the person is presented with pictures of spiders or the spiders themselves.
“One cannot separate the spider web’s form from the way in which it originated.”
― Neri Oxman
“If I see a spider in my room, I gotta sleep on the couch for, like, two days.”
― Jayson Tatum
Which spider quote did you find the most intriguing?