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33 Bug Quotes for Insect Lovers and Buggy Life Moments (2024)

Bugs, or insects in general, are an essential part of our ecosystem, playing many vital roles and serving multiple functions. We’ve compiled some of the best bug quotes to appreciate these little creatures. If bugs or insects bother you, you’ll also explore relatable quotes detailing annoying encounters with these little creatures.

Best Bug Quotes

Whether you like to watch little bugs or insects do their thing or are simply fascinated by their uniqueness, you can appreciate these sayings. Bugs show up in many ways and fill the earth with colors.

Just as humans play various functions worldwide, so do bugs and insects. Every living creature is important, from lightning to bed bugs or the little bees and butterflies. Besides food sources for certain species, bugs and insects pollinate crops we rely on for food. Also, specific bugs, like ladybugs, help control unhelpful bugs in gardens. 

Here, we’ve compiled some of our favorite bug quotes that explore our interest in these insects. If you’re an insect lover, you’ll love these quotes. And after check out our bug facts to learn more about the huge diversity of insects we share our planet with.





"If I could turn myself into any bug or insect; I would like to be a butterfly and fill colours, beauty and happiness in other’s lives." -Miti Sengupta #trvst #quotes #biodiversity #giveback #buglove #beauty #insects #butterfly #bugsbuzz

"If I could turn myself into any bug or insect; I would like to be a butterfly and fill colours, beauty and happiness in other’s lives."
- Miti Sengupta

"Only bugs can truly appreciate the beauty of flowers" -Dov Davidoff #trvst #quotes #biodiversity #noplanetb #bugsbuzz #beauty #buglove #bugs #buglife

"Only bugs can truly appreciate the beauty of flowers"
- Dov Davidoff

"Bugs never bug my head. They are amazing. It is the activities of humans which actually bug me all the time." -Munia Khan #trvst #quotes #noplanetb #wildlifeplanet #insects #bugs #buglove #bugsbuzz #buglife

"Bugs never bug my head. They are amazing. It is the activities of humans which actually bug me all the time."
- Munia Khan

"Mark Twain said, 'The right word is to the nearly right word as lightning is to the lightning bug.' Fill your book with lightning." -Robert Littell #trvst #quotes #biodiversity #sustainability #bugs #buglove #insects #buglife #bugsbuzz

"Mark Twain said, 'The right word is to the nearly right word as lightning is to the lightning bug.' Fill your book with lightning."
- Robert Littell

"Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle." -Arthur Schopenhauer #trvst #quotes #wildernessnation #green #bugs #buglove #bugsbuzz #buglife #insects

"Any foolish boy can stamp on a beetle, but all the professors in the world cannot make a beetle."
- Arthur Schopenhauer

"Bugs are not going to inherit the earth. They own it now. So we might as well make peace with the landlord." -Thomas Eisner #trvst #quotes #wildernessnation #wildlifeplanet #insects #peace #buglove #earth #bugsbuzz

"Bugs are not going to inherit the earth. They own it now. So we might as well make peace with the landlord."
- Thomas Eisner

Quotes About Bugs, Life, and Living

We can find bugs and insects in practically every environment we find ourselves in. You’ll find a bug crawling up a wall or flying around in almost every setting. It’s impossible to escape from these creatures, big and small.

Life is all about living. Even if you live in the city, free-thinking and mindful practices allow us to watch with amazement. Sometimes, watching a bug crawling or flying around can remind us to appreciate the smaller things. The presence of a tiny bug or insect also indicates how much of a crucial role every living thing plays.

If you’re looking to get some inspiration, here are some quotes about bugs related to life and living. You might find your next favorite shareable quote or saying for Instagram.

"I grew up in New Mexico, and the older I get, I have less need for contemporary culture and big cities and all the stuff we are bombarded with. I am happier at my ranch in the middle of nowhere watching a bug carry leaves across the grass, listening to silence, riding my horse, and being in open space." -Tom Ford #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #wildernessnation #bugs #culture #buglove #space #buglife

"I grew up in New Mexico, and the older I get, I have less need for contemporary culture and big cities and all the stuff we are bombarded with. I am happier at my ranch in the middle of nowhere watching a bug carry leaves across the grass, listening to silence, riding my horse, and being in open space."
- Tom Ford

"It's important to reinvent yourself often, because if you don't, someone else will and squash you like a bug." -Blackbear #trvst #quotes #naturelovers #biodiversity #bugs #insects #buglife #buglove #bugsbuzz

"It's important to reinvent yourself often, because if you don't, someone else will and squash you like a bug."
- Blackbear

"I'm a nature bug." -Donna Karan #trvst #quotes #getoutside #nature #insects #nature #buglife #bugsbuzz #buglove

"I'm a nature bug."
- Donna Karan

"Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug." -John Lithgow #trvst #quotes #nature #natureseekers #bugsbuzz #buglove #insects #bugs #buglife

"Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug."
- John Lithgow

"Natural grass is a wonderful thing for little bugs and sinkerball pitchers" -Dan Quisenberry #trvst #quotes #giveback #wildlifeplanet #insects #bugs #buglife #bugsbuzz #buglove

"Natural grass is a wonderful thing for little bugs and sinkerball pitchers"
- Dan Quisenberry

"People are inexterminable - like flies and bed-bugs. There will always be some that survive in cracks and crevices - that's us." -Robert Frost #trvst #quotes #noplanetb #giveback #bugs #bugsbuzz #buglove #insects #buglife

"People are inexterminable - like flies and bed-bugs. There will always be some that survive in cracks and crevices - that's us."
- Robert Frost

"Keep calm and don't let the bed bugs bite" -Unknown #trvst #quotes #wildernessnation #getoutside #buglife #bugs #insects #bugsbuzz #buglove

"Keep calm and don't let the bed bugs bite"
- Unknown

"Camp life is demanding, and even the simplest daily routine becomes a chore in a climate with 90 per cent humidity, not to mention the bugs." -Stefanie Powers #trvst #quotes #nature #biodiversity #bugs #life #bugsbuzz #insects #buglove

"Camp life is demanding, and even the simplest daily routine becomes a chore in a climate with 90 per cent humidity, not to mention the bugs."
- Stefanie Powers

Quotes Appreciating Bugs And Their Place

Many people generally love insects. You may even be surprised to know that there’s a name for this category of humans. If you’re an insect lover, you’re an entomophile. As an entomophile, you appreciate the place of bugs and insects in our world. If you’re still coming to terms with the place of bugs and insects, don’t worry; you can learn to accept them. 

We owe bugs gratitude for everything from pollinating plants to supporting the decomposition of animal waste. There’s a fascinating and fantastic world of bugs that we can study. The best thing is that they’re usually flying or crawling around, so we can always find them to appreciate. This next selection of quotes is all about appreciating bugs in all their forms.

"Every kid has a bug period. I never grew out of mine." -E. O. Wilson #trvst #quotes #natureseekers #green #buglove #bugs #bugsbuzz #insects #buglife

"Every kid has a bug period. I never grew out of mine."
- E. O. Wilson

"I loved being outside. We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings." -Loretta Lynn #trvst #quotes #sustainability #giveback #buglife #bugs #buglove #bugsbuzz #insects

"I loved being outside. We'd hold lightning bugs in our fingers and pretend they were diamond rings."
- Loretta Lynn

"Watching your kids grow, you go back a bit. You can watch a bug crawling around for minutes at a time--just sit and marvel at its complexity, the utter bugness of it. I've learned to do that again." -Bob Weir #trvst #quotes #wildernessnation #giveback #buglove #crawling #insects #bugs #bugsbuzz

"Watching your kids grow, you go back a bit. You can watch a bug crawling around for minutes at a time--just sit and marvel at its complexity, the utter bugness of it. I've learned to do that again."
- Bob Weir

"I've done nothing I'm ashamed of. Nothing I couldn't face God with. I wouldn't kill a bug." -Charles Manson #trvst #quotes #getoutside #gogreen #insects #buglove #buglife #bugsbuzz #bugs

"I've done nothing I'm ashamed of. Nothing I couldn't face God with. I wouldn't kill a bug."
- Charles Manson

"I’m not looking to freak people out-eating rodents or bugs. I don’t do that anymore." -Athony Bourdain #trvst #quotes #green #sustainability #bugs #people #buglove #buglife #bugsbuzz

"I’m not looking to freak people out-eating rodents or bugs. I don’t do that anymore."
- Athony Bourdain

"I'm not a bug person, but something about butterflies I can handle because they're kind of cute." -Sabrina Claudio #trvst #quotes #biodiversity #natureseekers #buglove #person #buglife #bugs #bugsbuzz

"I'm not a bug person, but something about butterflies I can handle because they're kind of cute."
- Sabrina Claudio

"I'm empathetic to a fault. I really do - embarrassingly enough - tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me." -Kristen Bell #trvst #quotes #naturelovers #natureseekers #bugsbuzz #buglife #insects #bugs #buglove

"I'm empathetic to a fault. I really do - embarrassingly enough - tear up when someone squishes a bug in front of me."
- Kristen Bell

Quotes About Our Fear Of Creepy Crawlies

Despite some people finding bugs fascinating, many people can also find them extremely creepy. Some people have deep fears of bugs, and some just can’t stand them. 

Your fear of things crawling is most likely rooted in an experience you had with a bug or bugs previously. Regardless of what that experience looks like, you’re certainly not alone. Here are some quotes about our fear of creepy crawlies. You might find something relatable in these sayings. 

"I ate a bug once. It was flying around me. I was trying to get it away. It went right in my mouth. It was so gross!" -Hilary Duff #trvst #quotes #sustainability #naturelovers #buglife #bugsbuzz #insects #buglove #bugs

"I ate a bug once. It was flying around me. I was trying to get it away. It went right in my mouth. It was so gross!"
- Hilary Duff

"Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? 'I'll take care of it in a moment.' Of course you don't! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety." -Max Lucado #trvst #quotes #gogreen #getoutside #bugs #insects #bugsbuzz #buglife #buglove

"Become a worry-slapper. Treat frets like mosquitoes. Do you procrastinate when a bloodsucking bug lights on your skin? 'I'll take care of it in a moment.' Of course you don't! You give the critter the slap it deserves. Be equally decisive with anxiety."
- Max Lucado

"Bugs lurk in corners and congregate at boundaries." -Bpris Beizer #trvst #quotes #naturelovers #gogreen #bugsbuzz #buglife #buglove #insects #bugs

"Bugs lurk in corners and congregate at boundaries."
- Bpris Beizer

"I've never been on safari because I've got a phobia of bugs. I just don't want things crawling on me when I'm sleeping. It's a shame given my passion for big cats." -Jackie Collins #trvst #quotes #noplanetb #wildlifeplanet #buglove #crawling #insects #buglife #bugs

"I've never been on safari because I've got a phobia of bugs. I just don't want things crawling on me when I'm sleeping. It's a shame given my passion for big cats."
- Jackie Collins

"I'm terrified of bugs and I travel with sprays, lotions, potions; the lot. I have to check the room before I go to sleep and if I come across a bug and fail to remove it I have to sleep in a separate room as I'm paranoid that I'll be taken advantage of as I sleep." -Freema Agyeman #trvst #quotes #sustainability #wildlifeplanet #insects #sleep #buglove #bugs #buglife

"I'm terrified of bugs and I travel with sprays, lotions, potions; the lot. I have to check the room before I go to sleep and if I come across a bug and fail to remove it I have to sleep in a separate room as I'm paranoid that I'll be taken advantage of as I sleep."
- Freema Agyeman

"I can't even handle a spider in my bathtub. I'm scared of the dark, and I've got ultimate, epic bug phobia." -Tulisa #trvst #quotes #gogreen #nature #buglife #bugs #buglove #bugsbuzz #insects

"I can't even handle a spider in my bathtub. I'm scared of the dark, and I've got ultimate, epic bug phobia."
- Tulisa

Quotes From the Arts and Literature Featuring Bugs

Bugs show up in various art and literature pieces. If you love this field, explore some of these sayings from the arts and literature that feature bugs.

"We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act." -Charles Darwin #trvst #quotes #wildlifeplanet #giveback #buglove #universe #buglife #bugs #bugsbuzz

"We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act."
- Charles Darwin

"Like measles, the reading bug is best caught when you are young." -John Niven #trvst #quotes #giveback #sustainability #bugs #young #buglove #buglife #insects

"Like measles, the reading bug is best caught when you are young."
- John Niven

"Too many bugs and leeches and spiders and spiderwebs. Please spray the wilderness to rid the area of these pests. " -Dave Barry #trvst #quotes #getoutside #noplanetb #bugs #wilderness #buglife #bugsbuzz #insects

"Too many bugs and leeches and spiders and spiderwebs. Please spray the wilderness to rid the area of these pests.
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- Dave Barry

"Decorum – that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by" -Edgar Allan Poe #trvst #quotes #sustainability #giveback #buglove #opportunity #buglife #bugsbuzz #bugs

"Decorum – that bug-bear which deters so many from bliss until the opportunity for bliss has forever gone by"
- Edgar Allan Poe

"The best thing about bugs is their lack of self consciousness, also the ability to fly doesn't hurt." -Dov Davidoff #trvst #quotes #noplanetb #getoutside #buglife #consciousness #bugsbuzz #insects #buglove

"The best thing about bugs is their lack of self consciousness, also the ability to fly doesn't hurt."
- Dov Davidoff

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly." -Richard Bach #trvst #quotes #noplanetb #sustainability #buglife #butterfly #insects #bugs #buglove

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly."
- Richard Bach

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