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30 Lobster Quotes About The Famous Crustaceans

We all know lobsters' reputation, whether they're navigating the ocean's depths, starring in ultimate seafood indulgence in restaurants, or surfacing in lively discussions. For insights and humor inspired by these marine creatures, continue reading to discover a curated collection of memorable lobster quotes.

Lobster Quotes About The Crustacean In The Wild

Lobsters have many adaptations to survive in the wild, for example, their formidable claws. One claw, the crusher, wields immense strength to ward off predators. Meanwhile, the other one handles more precise movements. 

Another interesting behavior they have is during mating. They start a complex dance where they flirt with intricate signals before the female sheds her shell in a vulnerable yet necessary process to reproduce. Interestingly, females carry the sperm and decide when to fertilize the eggs.

After reading the quotes below, discover more about their adaptations by visiting our lobster facts.

"Man needs to know but little more than a lobster in order to catch him in his traps." -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #bethechange #collectiveaction #lobster
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"Man needs to know but little more than a lobster in order to catch him in his traps."

- Henry David Thoreau

"Have you ever watched a male lobster rise up on the tips of his legs and snap his claws, demanding female attention? Attraction is the first element of all animal reproduction, humans included" -Becca Fitzpatrick #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #bethechange #lobster #animal
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"Have you ever watched a male lobster rise up on the tips of his legs and snap his claws, demanding female attention? Attraction is the first element of all animal reproduction, humans included"

- Becca Fitzpatrick

"Come on, you guys. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life." -Phoebe Buffay #trvst #quotes #impact #ecoconscious #lobster #life #love
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"Come on, you guys. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life."

- Phoebe Buffay

Quotes About How People Love Lobsters

Once considered a poor man's food, lobsters have undergone a culinary renaissance. In the mid-19th century, these crustaceans were so abundant along the North Atlantic coast that they were regularly fed to prisoners and servants. 

However, over time, their reputation shifted dramatically. Now, savored for their sweet, succulent meat, these crustaceans grace the tables of fine dining establishments and seafood shacks globally. After browsing the lobster quotes below, search for some lobster dinner recipes that satisfy your cravings.

"Seafood was always my favorite food. I mean, fried lobster? Come on." -Adrian Peterson #trvst #quotes #gogreen #ecoconscious #lobster #food
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"Seafood was always my favorite food. I mean, fried lobster? Come on."

- Adrian Peterson

"When life gives you lemons, order the lobster tail." -Ziad K. Abdelnour #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #lobster #life
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"When life gives you lemons, order the lobster tail."

- Ziad K. Abdelnour

"It's very much run for locals, and they serve the catch of the day, which might be lobster, white snapper, or squid. It's ridiculously reasonable, too." -Tony Parsons #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #lobster
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"It's very much run for locals, and they serve the catch of the day, which might be lobster, white snapper, or squid. It's ridiculously reasonable, too."

- Tony Parsons

"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 #trvst #quotes #impact #planetearthfirst #lobster
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"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

"A fresh lobster does not give such pleasure to the consumer as a stale one will give him pain." -Rebecca West #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #lobster #fresh
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"A fresh lobster does not give such pleasure to the consumer as a stale one will give him pain."

- Rebecca West

"Luxurious lobster-nights, farewell, For sober, studious days!" -Alexander Pope #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialimpact #lobster
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"Luxurious lobster-nights, farewell, For sober, studious days!"

- Alexander Pope

"Oh how I once loved tuna salad, pork and lobsters, lamb chops too, till I stopped and looked at dinner from the dinner's point of view." -Shel Silverstein #trvst #quotes #beinspired #impact #lobster
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"Oh how I once loved tuna salad, pork and lobsters, lamb chops too, till I stopped and looked at dinner from the dinner's point of view."

- Shel Silverstein

"Cause I'm livin' on things that excite me, be they pastries, or lobsters, or love..." -Jimmy Buffett #trvst #quotes #bethechange #socialchange #lobster #love
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"Cause I'm livin' on things that excite me, be they pastries, or lobsters, or love..."

- Jimmy Buffett

"Grilling outside with my parents at the Jersey shore. We would grill lobster and corn in the summer." -Bobby Flay #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #bethechange #lobster #summer
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"Grilling outside with my parents at the Jersey shore. We would grill lobster and corn in the summer."

- Bobby Flay

"Raw lobster tail, freeze-dried, is amazing." -Nathan Myhrvold #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #bethechange #lobster
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"Raw lobster tail, freeze-dried, is amazing."

- Nathan Myhrvold

"I'm really into food; it's one of my favorite things—everything from potato waffles to lobster." -Paloma Faith #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #bethechange #lobster #food
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"I'm really into food; it's one of my favorite things—everything from potato waffles to lobster."

- Paloma Faith

More Quotes On Lobster Meals

While cooked crab and shrimp have their own appealing flavors, lobster is often described as sweeter and more succulent, with a hint of ocean brine. Dishes like the smooth, creamy lobster bisque have elevated lobster's status in the gastronomic world. Other famous dishes include Maine's lobster rolls and the luxurious French's lobster Thermidor.

Here are more quotes showcasing the exquisiteness of the meat among chefs and seafood lovers.

"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 #trvst #quotes #bethechange #changetheworld #lobster #life
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"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." -Pearl S. Buck #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #changetheworld #lobster
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"The proper place to eat lobster … is in a lobster shack as close to the sea as possible."

- Pearl S. Buck

"A woman should never be seen eating or drinking unless it be lobster salad and champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands." -Lord Byron #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #takeaction #lobster
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"A woman should never be seen eating or drinking unless it be lobster salad and champagne, the only true feminine and becoming viands."

- Lord Byron

"There must be hundreds of unsung heroes and heroines who first tasted strange things growing – and think of the man who first ate a lobster. This staggers the imagination; I salute him every time I take my nutcracker in hand and move the melted-butter pipkin closer." -Gladys Taber #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #changetheworld #lobster #growing
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"There must be hundreds of unsung heroes and heroines who first tasted strange things growing – and think of the man who first ate a lobster. This staggers the imagination; I salute him every time I take my nutcracker in hand and move the melted-butter pipkin closer."

- Gladys Taber

"When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars—that’s heaven here on earth." -Bernie Mac #trvst #quotes #socialchange #gogreen #lobster #earth #people
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"When I get a chance to play golf or go on a boat with good people, take the boat out and put some lobsters on the grill, get the ice-cold beer and the cigars—that’s heaven here on earth."

- Bernie Mac

"Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not-that-good lobster." -Ferran Adria #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #dogood #lobster
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"Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not-that-good lobster."

- Ferran Adria

Quotes About The Concerns On Lobster Cooking

Some individuals choose not to eat lobsters due to concerns over traditional cooking practices, which often involve placing them alive in boiling water after getting caught in a lobster trap or restaurant tanks. They argue that this method raises ethical questions about the treatment of animals and humane food preparation. 

This perspective has led to a growing dialogue about the culinary industry's responsibility to ensure the welfare of seafood before it reaches our plates. Here are some lobster quotes raising this concern.

"The thing that has been weighing on my mind this week is that I wanted to go and save all the little live lobsters in restaurants and throw them back in the ocean. Imagine me being arrested for that." -Drew Barrymore #trvst #quotes #takeaction #planetearthfirst #lobster #ocean
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"The thing that has been weighing on my mind this week is that I wanted to go and save all the little live lobsters in restaurants and throw them back in the ocean. Imagine me being arrested for that."

- Drew Barrymore

"I don’t eat friggin’ lobster or anything like that because they’re alive when you kill it." -Nicole Polizzi #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #dogood #lobster
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"I don’t eat friggin’ lobster or anything like that because they’re alive when you kill it."

- Nicole Polizzi

"I'm very sentimental about lobsters. The last lobster I ate was the only lobster I cooked." -Ann Patchett #trvst #quotes #takeaction #gogreen #lobster
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"I'm very sentimental about lobsters. The last lobster I ate was the only lobster I cooked."

- Ann Patchett

"My respect and empathy towards animals include sea dwellers too–from dolphins to fish to lobsters. So, of course, I wouldn't dream of eating them." -Alexandra Paul #trvst #quotes #gogreen #dogood #lobster #fish
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"My respect and empathy towards animals include sea dwellers too–from dolphins to fish to lobsters. So, of course, I wouldn't dream of eating them."

- Alexandra Paul

"Lobsters are 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 #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #thinkgreen #lobster
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"Lobsters are 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

Other Lobster Quotes To Make You Think And Laugh

Lobsters often find their way into metaphor and humor, serving as vehicles for wit. Authors and comedians draw on the lobster's distinctive shell or culinary prestige to craft clever comparisons and punchlines. These range from reflections on personal growth to satirical takes on social norms. 

The final set of quotes highlights the crustacean's cultural impact beyond the dinner plate.

"Books are like lobster shells; we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development." -Dorothy L. Sayers #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #gogreen #lobster #development
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"Books are like lobster shells; we surround ourselves with ’em, then we grow out of ’em and leave ’em behind, as evidence of our earlier stages of development."

- Dorothy L. Sayers

"I don't eat lobster because it's an obscene amount of money for an insect to be charging." -Woody Allen #trvst #quotes #bethechange #ecoconscious #lobster #insect
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"I don't eat lobster because it's an obscene amount of money for an insect to be charging."

- Woody Allen

"You’re his lobster, or swan, or penguin. The Spock to his Kirk." -Elizabeth Rudnick #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #changetheworld #lobster
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"You’re his lobster, or swan, or penguin. The Spock to his Kirk."

- Elizabeth Rudnick

"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 #trvst #quotes #bethechange #impact #lobster #people #water
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"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

"I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I'm never served a cooked telephone." -Salvador Dali #trvst #quotes #impact #beinspired #lobster
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"I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I'm never served a cooked telephone."

- Salvador Dali

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