Octopus Sayings and Quotes

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


Octopuses have hundreds of suckers, each one equipped with its own ganglion with thousands of neurons. These 'mini-brains' are interconnected, making for a widely distributed nervous system. That is why a severed octopus arm may crawl on its own and even pick up food.     

Frans De Waal

It's better to be an octopus than a fish. If an octopus loses a tentacle to a predator, the octopus will survive with seven tentacles left for itself.     

Gene Simmons

Octopus can fish for prey while deciding what color and pattern to turn, what shape to make their bodies, be on alert for predators and aware how far away their dens are.     

Sy Montgomery