Crab Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crab quotes, crab sayings, and crab proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Like those crabs which dress themselves with seaweed, we wear belief and custom.

Cyril Connolly

A pound of Alaskan king crab legs and buffalo shrimp = happy Travie.

Travie McCoy

The crab that walks too far falls into the pot.

Haitian Proverb

In Baltimore, soft crabs are always fried (or broiled) in the altogether, with maybe a small jock-strap of bacon added.     

H. L. Mencken

Have you ever watched a crab on the shore crawling backward in search of the Atlantic Ocean, and missing? That's the way the mind of man operates.

H. L. Mencken

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

Currently, the green crab is viewed only as a pest species. The crab tends to eat what we eat. It's incredibly tough. And generally speaking, its presence in the water means fewer clams and lobsters. So, we'd like to turn around these negatives and make them into a positive.

Bill Walton

Walk straight, my son - as the old crab said to the young crab.

Irish Proverb

There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared in fifty ways and that all of them are good.

H. L. Mencken

As the sea-crab swimmeth always against the stream, so doth wit always against wisdom.

Pythagoras

Stretch an unwavering tenacity when facing bad to worse attitudes.     

Angelica Hopes

People have a crab mentality, man. They're walking sideways.

Cody Wilson

The best way to eat crabs, as everyone knows, is off newspaper at a large table with a large number of people.

Laurie Colwin

You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.

Aristophanes

The highest treason a crab can commit is to make a leap for the rim of the bucket.

Steven Pressfield