Lobster Sayings and Quotes

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


Lobsters 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

Lobster is not going to be as tasty with ice tea unless that ice tea is from Long Island.     

Heather McDonald

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

A lobster bisque ought to be the crowning glory of the potager. And this one was excellent. Silky as a gigolo's compliment and fishy as a chancellor's promise.     

A. A. Gill

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

The proper place to eat lobster... is in a lobster shack as close to the sea as possible. There is no menu card because there is nothing else to eat except boiled lobster with melted butter.     

Pearl S. Buck

I'm horrified of lobsters. And shrimp and lobsters are the cockroaches of the ocean.     

Brooke Burke

Why should a lobster be any more ridiculous than a dog? ... or a cat, or a gazelle, or a lion, or any other animal one chooses to take for a walk? I have a liking for lobsters. They are peaceful, serious creatures ... Goethe had an aversion to dogs, and he wasn't mad. They know the secrets of the sea, they don't bark.     

Gerard de Nerval

The bad is more easily perceived than the good. A fresh lobster does not give such pleasure to the consumer as a stale one will give him pain.     

Rebecca West

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 

Lobsters displays 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 Barry

Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not that good lobster.     

Ferran Adria

He looks much more like a lobster than most lobsters do.      

P.G. Wodehouse

It is, admittedly, a base foodstuff, but lobster, well prepared, can nevertheless be made to satisfy the distinguished gourmand.      

Eli Brown

I'm very sentimental about lobsters. The last lobster I ate was the only lobster I cooked.     

Ann Patchett

I don't eat friggin' lobster or anything like that. Because they're alive when you kill it.      

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi