Trap Sayings and Quotes

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


Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.     

Paulo Coelho

A trap is only a trap if you don't know about it. If you know about it, it's a challenge.     

China Miéville

Knowing where the trap is—that's the first step in evading it.     

Frank Herbert

The greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity or power, but self-rejection.     

Henri Nouwen

Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free – he is his own trap.     

L. Ron Hubbard

The thing that gives you power also traps you.     

Eckhart Tolle

Bitterness is the trap that snares the hunter.     

Max Lucado

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom.     

Willie Stargell

The real trap of fame is its irresistibility.     

Ingrid Bengis

Man is the only kind of varmint sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.     

John Steinbeck

Debt is a trap which man sets and baits himself, and then deliberately gets into.     

Josh Billings

It's really easy to fall into the trap of bellieving what we do is more important than what we are. Of course, it's the opposite that's true: What we are ultimately determines what we do!     

Fred Rogers

We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies.     

Roderick Thorp

Looks can be deceiving but let's not fall into the looks trap.     

Fatima Faisal

Life's a trap, you get caught in whatever direction you go.     

Sneha Dewani

The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.     

Christopher Morley

Worry about being respected, never worry about being liked because that's the trap.     

Jada Pinkett Smith

Somewhere in the depths of soltitude, beyond wilderness and freedom, lay the trap of madness.     

Edward Abbey

But difficult situations and wrong choices conspire to trap us in hopelessness.     

Judah Smith

Creative ideas in people's minds, but they fall into the trap of fear or rejection. Create a free judgment Wednesday and you spawn a thread creation.     

Alexander Osborn

We cannot leave the trap until we know we are in it.     

Marilyn Ferguson

Procrastination is the soul rebelling against entrapment.     

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.     

Milan Kundera

Building a better mousetrap merely results in smarter mice.     

Charles Darwin

The whole idea of motivation is a trap, forget motivation, just do it.     

John C. Maxwell

To trap one's self-suffering is to risk being devoured from the inside.     

Frida Kahlo

Life is not fair, it never was and it is now and it won’t ever be. Do not fall into the trap. The entitlement trap, of feeling like you’re a victim. You are not.     

Matthew McConaughey