31 Quotes About Spider Webs


Spiders are amazing creatures and are known to spin their own unique type of silk. For some this super strong and flexible material can inspire others to build their own wondrous creations. These quotes about spider webs highlight a lot more than just the dusty cobwebs we find in the basement.

“Any act often repeated soon forms a habit; and habit allowed, steady gains in strength, At first it may be but as a spider’s web, easily broken through, but if not resisted it soon binds us with chains of steel.”

“But how can you walk away from something and still come back to it?”

“Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.”

“Faced with what seems like an impossible task, a group of folks will do well to remember the African proverb: When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion.”

“For me, each day begins and ends with wanting to learn a little more about the secrets of spider silk.”

“Given the nature of spiders, webs are inevitable. And given the nature of human beings, so are religions. Spiders can’t help making fly-traps, and men can’t help making symbols.”

“I stand ready to negotiate, but I want no part of laws: I acknowledge none; I protest against every order with which some authority may feel pleased on the basis of
some alleged necessity to over-rule my free will.”

“I think this journal will be disadvantageous for me, for I spend my time now like a spider spinning my own entrails.”

“In some traditional African dances, people wear masks in order to become the embodiments of particular spirits.”

“In the spider-web of facts, many a truth is strangled.”

“In this uncertain space between birth and death, especially here at the end of the world in Moonlight Bay, we need hope as surely as we need food and water, love and friendship.”

“It appears to me that almost any man may like the spider spin from his own inwards his own airy citadel.”

“It’s like the spiders are sharing an ancient secret with me, and that’s why I’m going to spend the rest of my life studying spider silk.”

“Just imagine the banner headlines if a marine biologist were to discover a species of dolphin that wove large, intricately meshed fishing nets, twenty dolphin-lengths in diameter!”

“Laws are like spiders webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.”

“Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.”

“Laws: We know what they are, and what they are worth! They are spider webs for the rich and mighty, steel chains for the poor and weak, fishing nets in the hands of government.”

“Poetry is a fresh morning spider-web telling a story of moonlit hours of weaving and waiting during a night.”

“Sometimes it looks like I’m dancing, but it’s just that I walked into a spider web.”

“Spiders’ webs only have to be large enough to catch flies.”

“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.”

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”

“The clearest window that ever was fashioned if it is barred by spiders’ webs, and hung over with carcasses of insects, so that the sunlight has forgotten to find its way through, of what use can it be?”

“The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.”

“The next time you see a spider web, please, pause and look a little closer. You’ll be seeing one of the most high-performance materials known to man.”

“The web of hypocrisy of today hangs on the frontiers of two domains, between which our time swings back and forth, attaching its fine threads of deception and self-deception.”

“These bright roofs, these steep towers, these jewel-lakes, these skeins of railroad line – all spoke to her and she answered. She was glad they were there.”

“These decrees of yours are no different from spiders’ webs. They’ll restrain anyone weak and insignificant who gets caught in them, but they’ll be torn to shreds by people with power and wealth.”

“We’re connected, as women. It’s like a spiderweb. If one part of that web vibrates, if there’s trouble, we all know it, but most of the time we’re just too scared, or selfish, or insecure to help. But if we don’t help each other, who will?”

“When I go to the garage to pick up my clubs, I clean the spider webs off.”

“Your spirit is the duster of any spider web. Behind every finish line, there is a start one.”

Spider silk has amazing mechanical properties and has been a source of research for quite some time.

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