31 Quotes About Snitches and Rats


Secrets can have an insidious effect on our lives and others. These quotes about snitches and rats highlight some of the most difficult situations we are faced with.

“A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit.”

“A lot of black people worked with the police as snitches. We used to call them bimpees where I grew up.”

“Being a good tattle tale requires exceptional attention to details and then blowing them out of proportion.”

“Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.”

“Every bad joke, every endorsement deal, all of the things that a typical host would normally get creamed for, people don’t mind, because they know I don’t cheat when it comes to the work I actually try. I’m a lab rat. I’m a perpetual apprentice. The joke is on me if there is one.”

“Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.”

“Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.”

“History is merciless. History doesn’t care if we pound our society down a rat hole. It’s up to us to make more intelligent choices about how we live.”

“I am very ambitious and have set goals for myself. I really don’t keep a tab on what my contemporaries are doing. I want to push myself as an actress and don’t want to get into the rat race.”

“I hadn’t thought that I was generally a pack rat, but it turns out I am.”

“I have a rat inside my skull that runs on a treadmill – pitta-patta pitta-patta pitta-patta. I enjoy the company of other people who experience that pitta-patta in their skulls.”

“I tolerate lots of people I have no patience or respect for. Then, as soon as I can, I rat on them.”

“I wouldn’t mind the rat race – if the rats would lose once in a while.”

“I’m a selective pack rat. There’s some things I have no problem getting rid of and others I hold onto dearly.”

“It’s like being a gym rat, but you’re a theater rat, and then that becomes your fraternity house. That becomes your extended family.”

“I’ve sat looking down into a volcano that could blow at any moment; I’ve helped catch a shark and several rattlesnakes; I let a tarantula walk across my hand, and I ate rat soup.”

“Librarians are notorious snitches—don’t let anybody convince you otherwise.”

“My idea of an actor is to be different persons with different roles. Every time a script interests me, I look for interesting characters because I intend to completely transport myself into it.”

“Our environments shape the way we see ourselves. If you have been condemned to live in an area that is pretty evidently a rat-run, then sooner or later you’re gonna come to the conclusion that you’re a rat.”

“Our everyday cares, making a living, the crazy rat race of life, often make us forget the value of a good deed. Thus, the goodness that exists within each and every one of us is covered with layer upon layer of indifference and unawareness.”

“People do not change, they are merely revealed.”

“The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.”

“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.”

“To call the police is a really big deal because you don’t snitch – that’s the culture you grow up in.”

“We all love the environment, but we have placed creatures above people. A rat is a rat.”

“We’re throwing money down a rat hole drain of public education! We lead the world in public education spending. We lead the world in getting the least for it.”

“Whatever woman I love… I gotta love her. She might be a hood rat, but she’s gotta have respect for my mother.”

“When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.”

“You can’t be friends with a squirrel. A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit.”

“You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.”

“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”

Some of the most difficult secrets carried are those kept to ourselves.

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