Quotations About / On:
To hiss like a snake and to kiss the Miss as you raped her.
Call me Snake.
(Nick Castle (b. 1947), U.S. screenwriter, and John Carpenter. S.D. "Snake" Plissken, Escape from New York, when meeting a government official who calls him Plisskenline repeated when Plissken meets others (1981).)
There's a snake lurking in the grass.
(Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Eclogues, no. 3, l. 93 (37 B.C.).)
Illegal lust, to hiss like a snake and to kiss the young girl; leading you to defile her.
This swamp is a monument to death. Snakes, alligators, quicksand, all bent on one thing: destruction.
(Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1922-1978), U.S. director,screenwriter. Edward D. Wood, Jr.. Lt. Dick Craig (Tony McCoy), Bride of the Monster, looking out at the swamp (1955).)
Self-love for ever creeps out, like a snake, to sting anything which happens ... to stumble upon it.
(George Gordon Noel Byron (1788-1824), British poet. Ravenna Journal, vol. 8, entry for Jan. 11, 1821, Byron's Letters and Journals, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1973-1981).)
Paradise endangered: garden snakes and mice are appearing in the shadowy corners of Dutch Old Master paintings.
(Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
Only an idiot would ask Wolfie to work on that stufftwelve foot snakes, magic flutes.
(Peter Shaffer (b. 1926), British playwright, screenwriter. Constanze Mozart (Elizabeth Berridge), Amadeus, to Emmanuel Schikaneder (Simon Callow), regarding his libretto for The Magic Flute (1984).)
A person who looks different all the time frightens me. Only one animal changes its skin: the snake.
(Franz Grillparzer (1791-1872), Austrian author. Poems (1857).)
The world of men is dreaming, it has gone mad in its sleep, and a snake is strangling it, but it can't wake up.
(D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885-1930), British author. Letter, May 14, 1915. The Letters of D.H. Lawrence, vol. 2, eds. George J. Zytaruk and James T. Boulton (1981).)