Lurking Sayings and Quotes

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


The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world's richest source of rewarding challenges.     

Edsger Dijkstra

The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.     

Eric Hoffer

Once you get over the first hill, there is always a new, higher one lurking, of course.     

Esa-Pekka Salonen

There’s something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what’s lurking in them.     

Richard O'Brien

A lurking pun is the worst pun, one the offender has been waiting to spring on you.     

Terri Guillemets

The scariest monsters are the ones that lurk within our souls...     

Edgar Allan Poe

Always check your hats before donning them. You never know what might be lurking inside.     

Marissa Meyer

True monsters are not those lurking under the bed, but the ones sleeping in it.     

Silje Akselberg Iversen

What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.     

Werner Herzog

Every man has a lurking wish to appear considerable in his native place.     

Samuel Johnson

Behind every successful man lurks a truly amazed ex-mother-in-law.     

John Chrusciel

Tomorrow lurks in us, the latency to be all that was not achieved before.     

Loren Eiseley

I feel that there is reason lurking in you somewhere, so we will patiently grope round for it.     

Arthur Conan Doyle Sr.

There is a lurking fear that some things are not 'meant' to be known, that some inquiries are too dangerous for human beings to make.     

Carl Sagan

Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.     

Howard Thurman

Truth is what every man sees lurking at the bottom of his own soul, like the oyster shell housewives put in the kitchen kettle to collect the lime from the water. By and by each man’s iridescent oyster shell of Truth becomes coated with the lime of prejudice and hearsay.     

Christopher Morley

Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud, Hatch out.     

Tiberius

In every cradle decked with rosy wreath lurk germs of death.     

Victor Hugo

We live in a world of constant juxtaposition between joy that's possible and pain that's all too common. We hope for love and success and abundance, but we never quite forget that there is always lurking the possibility of disaster.     

Marianne Williamson

There's no love more intense than the love we have for our kids - and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface.     

Arianna Huffington

In their vanity men focus on what they wish to hear and miss the hidden meaning, the lurking threat.     

David Hewson

'Lurking' is one metaphor that the Omniscience has allowed us to borrow.     

Larry Wall

There's a snake lurking in the grass.     

Virgil

Failure is the foundation of success: success is the lurking place of failure.     

Lao Tzu

Reality is like a fruitcake; pretty enough to look at but with all sorts of nasty things lurking just beneath the surface.     

A. Lee Martinez