50 Lobster Quotes About the Claw-Some Critters

Learn about these fascinating crusty critters with our fun lobster quotes!

Lobsters are a type of sea crustaceans that are bottom-dwelling, and most of them are nocturnal.

Their food source is scavenging dead animals and eating small mollusks, fish, and even seaweed.

Lobsters have a rigid, segmented body with five pairs of legs, with the first three pairs of legs containing claws.

Lobsters mate by the male providing the sperm in the spring and the female laying 3,000 or more eggs in the summer.

In the wild, lobsters can live up to about 50 years of age, and research has shown that lobsters do not slow down or lose fertility with age.

Take a look at these Lobster Quotes to learn more about these crustaceans.

Best Lobster Quotes

Here are some popular lobster quotes.

1. “The world is your lobster.” — Arthur Daley

2. “Be my lobster: never let me go.” — Sarah Ford

3. “I’m living on things that excite me, be they pastry, or lobsters, or love…” — Jimmy Buffet

4. “I have a liking for lobsters. They are peaceful, serious creatures.” — Gerard De Nerval

5. “You’re his lobster, or swan, or penguin. The Spock to his Kirk.” — Elizabeth Rudnick

6. “Somewhere, someone is dreaming to be your lobster; So, leave one who tries to be your crab.” — Mirali Haria

7. “I don’t eat friggin’ lobster or anything like that because they’re alive when you kill it.” — Nicole Polizzi

8. “Come on, you guys. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life.” — Phoebe Buffay (Friends)

9. “I had always felt that mittens were a few steps back on the evolutionary scale. Why, I wondered, would we want to make ourselves into a less agile version of lobsters?” — David Levithan

10. “Have you ever watched a male lobster rise up on the tips of his legs and snap his claws, demanding female attention? Attraction is the first element of all animal reproduction, humans included” — Becca Fitzpatrick

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11. “I like the cooked crab and lobster and everything.” — Elle Fanning

12. “I’m a terrible cook, But I make a very good lobster salad.” — Nancy Carell

13. “The proper place to eat lobster … is in a lobster shack as close to the sea as possible.” — Pearl S. Buck

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14. “I’m really into food; it’s one of my favorite things—everything from potato waffles to lobster.” — Paloma Faith

15. “Grilling outside with my parents at the Jersey shore. We would grill lobster and corn in the summer.” — Bobby Flay

16. “I’m very sentimental about lobsters. The last lobster I ate was the only lobster I cooked.” — Ann Patchett

17. “When I get through tearing a lobster apart, or one of those tender West Coast octopuses, I feel like I had a drink from the fountain of youth.” — Joseph Mitchell

18. “It’s very much run for locals, and they serve the catch of the day, which might be lobster, white snapper, or squid. It’s ridiculously reasonable, too.” — Tony Parsons

19. “He told me that in the back, there’s a tank they keep the lobsters in, and while they’re in there, they fight, and sometimes one loses a claw. I told him, ‘Then bring me a winner.’” — Al McGuire

20. “When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars—that’s heaven here on earth.” — Bernie Mac

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Funny Lobster Quotes

These quotes will put a smile on your face.

21. “Hey, we all have fear. Mine is bugs and lobsters!” — Brooke Burke

22. “When life gives you lemons, order the lobster tail.” — Ziad K. Abdelnour

23. “He looks much more like a lobster than most lobsters do.” — P. G. Wodehouse

24. “Lobsters are one of the only animals that have to put up with being alive in the restaurant. If you go to a steakhouse, folks—no cow tank” — Richard Jeni

25. “Europe’s the mayonnaise all right, but America supplies the good old lobster.” — D. H. Lawrence

26. “I don’t eat lobster because it’s an obscene amount of money for an insect to be charging.” Woody Allen

29. “If a lobster didn’t look like a sci-fi monster, people would be less able to drop him alive into boiling water.” George Carlin

27. “Oh how I once loved tuna salad, pork and lobsters, lamb chops too, till I stopped and looked at dinner from the dinner’s point of view.” — Shel Silverstein

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28. “What do you people do on the servant’s night off, anyway?’ Lila looked Jessica straight in the eye. ‘Cold lobster and caviar,’ she said earnestly.” — Francine Pascal

30. “Lobsters display all three of the classic biological characteristics of an insect, namely: 1. It has way more legs than necessary. 2. There is no way you would ever pet it. 3. It does not respond to simple commands such as ‘Here, boy!’” — Dave Berry

More Seafood and Lobster Quotes

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31. “Raw lobster tail, freeze-dried, is amazing.” — Nathan Myhrvold

32. “Seafood was always my favorite food. I mean, fried lobster? Come on. — Adrian Peterson

33. “A lobster bisque ought to be the crowning glory of the potager. And this one was excellent.” — A. A. Gill

34. “Lobster is not going to be as tasty with ice tea unless that ice tea is from Long Island.” — Heather McDonald

35. “Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not-that-good lobster.” — Ferran Adria

36. “A woman should never be seen eating or drinking unless it be lobster salad and champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands.” — Lord Byron

37. “If you’re thinking of coming to America, this is what it’s like you’ve got your Comfort Inn, you’ve got your Best Western, and you’ve got your Red Lobster where you eat.” — Jeremy Clarkson

38. “A fresh lobster does not give such pleasure to the consumer as a stale one will give him pain.” — Rebecca West

39. “When you serve lobster, you’ve taken a being’s life away. Therefore, if you create a recipe, you have to be very dedicated to elevate the lobster, to make it good and tasty of course, but at the end of the day, it’s a matter of paying homage.” — Eric Ripert

40. “There must be hundreds of unsung heroes and heroines who first tasted strange things growing – and think of the man who first ate a lobster. This staggers the imagination; I salute him every time I take my nutcracker in hand and move the melted-butter pipkin closer.” — Gladys Taber

A Variety of Lobster Quotes

More lobster quotes if you can’t get enough.

41. “I’m horrified of lobsters. And shrimp and lobsters are the cockroaches of the ocean.” — Brooke Burke

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42. “When asked, he said; from now on it’s all about tea because lobsters are meant to be.” — The Malekoppa

43. “Man needs to know but little more than a lobster in order to catch him in his traps.” — Henry David Thoreau

44. “What is the pattern that connects the crab to the lobster and the primrose to the orchid, and all of them to me, and me to you?” — Gregory Bateson

45. “My respect and empathy towards animals include sea dwellers too–from dolphins to fish to lobsters. So, of course, I wouldn’t dream of eating them.” — Alexandra Paul

46. “Books are like lobster shells; we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development.” — Dorothy L. Sayers

47. “If you work on a lobster boat, sneaking up behind someone and pinching him is probably a joke that gets old real fast.” — Jack Handey

48. “There is no of-woman-born who does not like Red Lobster cheddar biscuits. Anyone who claims otherwise is a liar and a socialist.” — Tina Fey

49. “If you want to learn how to cook a lobster, it’s probably best not to look to poetry. But if you want to see the word lobster in all its reactant oddity, its pied beauty as if for the first time, go to poetry.” — Dean Young

50. “The thing that has been weighing on my mind this week is that I wanted to go and save all the little live lobsters in restaurants and throw them back in the ocean. Imagine me being arrested for that.” Drew Barrymore

Lobster as a Food Source for People

Lobsters have always been a food source for people, but as opposed to current times, where they are a delicacy, in Colonial times, they were considered a poor man’s chicken.

Now not only are over a million pounds of lobsters harvested for food each year, but they are also a source of income, bringing in over 300 million dollars each year.

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