Gnome Sayings and Quotes

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

Trust not in Sprites nor the motivations of a Gnome.     

Jefferson Smith

Actually, cats do this to protect you from gnomes who come and steal your breath while you sleep.     

John Dobbin

She sat in the dew-damp grass and ripped up clumps of it, tossing them in the air and feeling vaguely guilty about it. Some gnome ought to pop out of the tree and scold her for torturing the lawn.     

Holly Black

I remember her telling me once that rabbits were the gnomes in attendance to the Fairy Queen and that the stars were God's daisy chain. Perfect rot, of course.     

P.G. Wodehouse

Cats are the slipperiest of domestic animals. Thousands of years of genetic coding has taught them to melt into azaleas, lie motionless behind garden gnomes, glide along fence tops, and slink under benches.     

Caroline Paul

In the Land of Ire, the belief in fairies, gnomes, ogres and monsters is all but dead; in the Land of Ind, it still flourishes in all the vigor of animism.     

Joseph Jacobs

Here's a book about gnomes, undies, salamanders, elves, sylphs, fairies, but it, too, brings in the origins of Aryan civilization. The SS, apparently, are descended from the Seven Dwarfs.     

Umberto Eco

Look, the life of gnomes and goblins is nasty, brutish and short. So are they.     

Terry Pratchett

Elves, pixies, gnomes- the Moo-mins, Chorlton and the Wheelies, Sponge Bob Square Pants, they all tried to invade you at some point.     


In short, you have all the social prospects of a garden gnome.     

Stephen R. Lawhead

Gnomes are supposed to be good luck in a garden, protecting against pests and diseases. A mythic gatekeeper, in the way a kitchen witch is.     

Kelly Asbury

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.     

Robert Burton

A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees farther of the two.     

George Herbert