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25 Mosquito Quotes About The Infamous Insects

A buzzing mosquito is an unmistakable sound, signaling the presence of one of the world's most infamous insects. Through harsh realities like disease, metaphors of nuisance, and even humor, we highlight our experiences with these creatures in mosquito quotes. Explore their impact beyond the buzz in the quotes we've gathered below.

Mosquito Quotes About Their Impact On Humanity

Mosquitoes are tiny yet have a staggering impact on society, primarily through the deadly diseases they spread. Malaria, dengue, and Zika virus, all linked to mosquito bites, affect millions of people around the world, with far-reaching health and economic consequences. 

This section showcases quotes that reflect on the significant effects these insects have on human life. For an in-depth discussion of these insects, head to our mosquito facts.

"The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads dengue fever and yellow fever, has traditionally been unable to survive at altitudes higher than 1,000 meters because of colder temperatures there. But with recent warming trends, those mosquitoes have now been reported at 1,240 meters in Costa Rica and at 2,200 meters in Columbia." -Ross Gelbspan #trvst #quotes #beinspired #gogreen

"The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads dengue fever and yellow fever, has traditionally been unable to survive at altitudes higher than 1,000 meters because of colder temperatures there. But with recent warming trends, those mosquitoes have now been reported at 1,240 meters in Costa Rica and at 2,200 meters in Columbia."
- Ross Gelbspan

"But however secure and well-regulated civilized life may become, bacteria, Protozoa, viruses, infected fleas, lice, ticks, mosquitoes, and bedbugs will always lurk in the shadows ready to pounce when neglect, poverty, famine, or war lets down the defenses." -Hans Zinsser #trvst #quotes #socialchange #bethechange #life

"But however secure and well-regulated civilized life may become, bacteria, Protozoa, viruses, infected fleas, lice, ticks, mosquitoes, and bedbugs will always lurk in the shadows ready to pounce when neglect, poverty, famine, or war lets down the defenses."
- Hans Zinsser

"Human beings can easily destroy every elephant on earth, but we are helpless against the mosquito." -Isaac Asimov #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #earth

"Human beings can easily destroy every elephant on earth, but we are helpless against the mosquito."
- Isaac Asimov

"Most of the pollution in the water already is dead animal and plant matter and building debris, … good stagnant nursery for mosquitoes." -James Wright #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #collectiveaction #plant #water #animal

"Most of the pollution in the water already is dead animal and plant matter and building debris, … good stagnant nursery for mosquitoes."
- James Wright

"Mosquitoes are the ultimate symbol of impermanence; they have a lifecycle of 10 days, yet they can bring down an elephant." -Susan Orlean #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #impact

"Mosquitoes are the ultimate symbol of impermanence; they have a lifecycle of 10 days, yet they can bring down an elephant."
- Susan Orlean

More Quotes About Our Relationship With The Insects

While mosquitoes often bring to mind irritation and disease, they also play a vital role in our ecosystem. As food for numerous species and pollinators for some plants, they are crucial for maintaining biodiversity.

If you hate mosquitoes to live in your homes, make sure to remove all standing water where they can lay eggs. You can also use natural repellants like a citronella candle.

In this section, we present quotes encouraging appreciation of these ubiquitous insects and relatable experiences with them.

"We are not created for any grander purpose than the ants that are there or the flies that are hovering around us or the mosquitoes that are sucking our blood." -U.G. Krishnamurti #trvst #quotes #thinkgreen #impact #blood

"We are not created for any grander purpose than the ants that are there or the flies that are hovering around us or the mosquitoes that are sucking our blood."
- U.G. Krishnamurti

"I always befriended animals and have said many a good word for them. Even to the least-loved mosquitoes I gave many a meal, and told them to go in peace." -John Muir #trvst #quotes #gogreen #socialchange #peace

"I always befriended animals and have said many a good word for them. Even to the least-loved mosquitoes I gave many a meal, and told them to go in peace."
- John Muir

"When we got to our hotel rooms, mosquitoes as big as George Foreman was waiting for us. They were sitting in armchairs with their legs crossed." -Mel Brooks #trvst #quotes #bethechange #changetheworld

"When we got to our hotel rooms, mosquitoes as big as George Foreman was waiting for us. They were sitting in armchairs with their legs crossed."
- Mel Brooks

"The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey." -Andy Warhol #trvst #quotes #takeaction #bethechange #bird

"The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey."
- Andy Warhol

"Mosquitoes are nature's way of teaching us patience and self-restraint." -Jeremy Jackson #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #ecoconscious

"Mosquitoes are nature's way of teaching us patience and self-restraint."
- Jeremy Jackson

Metaphorical Mosquito Quotes To Think About

Mosquitoes have buzzed into our language, shaping metaphors about overreaction, annoyance, and focus. Confucius warns against using excessive force for a small problem, while Myrtle Reed likens gossip's irritating nature to that of a mosquito. 

Read how the following quotes reflect on human behavior through the lens of our interactions with these insects.

"Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito." -Confucius #trvst #quotes #impact #takeaction

"Do not use a cannon to kill a mosquito."
- Confucius

"Gossip is the social mosquito." -Myrtle Reed #trvst #quotes #impact #socialchange

"Gossip is the social mosquito."
- Myrtle Reed

"I was nicknamed ‘Skeeter' in Little League because I was small and fast, like a mosquito flying across the outfield." -Skeet Ulrich #trvst #quotes #dogood #bethechange

"I was nicknamed ‘Skeeter' in Little League because I was small and fast, like a mosquito flying across the outfield."
- Skeet Ulrich

"I see myself as a roving mosquito, choosing its target." -Kenneth Williams #trvst #quotes #beinspired #planetearthfirst

"I see myself as a roving mosquito, choosing its target."
- Kenneth Williams

"A mountain is not nearly as much a wonder as a mosquito." -Mokokoma Mokhonoana #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #gogreen

"A mountain is not nearly as much a wonder as a mosquito."
- Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Noteworthy Quotes About Mosquitoes In Literature

Mosquitoes have not only crept into our homes but also into literature as metaphors and simple observations. Fitzgerald expresses how one mosquito can seem more daunting than a group. Meanwhile, Wurdz observes that despite our best efforts to keep nature at bay, mosquitoes invade our spaces. 

Check how other authors integrated the insect into their stories through the following quotes.

"It is astonishing how much worse one mosquito can be than a swarm. A swarm can be prepared against, but one mosquito takes on a personality—a hatefulness, a sinister quality of the struggle to the death." -F. Scott Fitzgerald #trvst #quotes #dogood #gogreen

"It is astonishing how much worse one mosquito can be than a swarm. A swarm can be prepared against, but one mosquito takes on a personality—a hatefulness, a sinister quality of the struggle to the death."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"I noticed, as I had done before, that there was a lull among the mosquitoes about midnight and that they began again in the morning. Nature is thus merciful. But apparently, they need rest as well as we." -Henry David Thoreau #trvst #quotes #planetearthfirst #socialchange

"I noticed, as I had done before, that there was a lull among the mosquitoes about midnight and that they began again in the morning. Nature is thus merciful. But apparently, they need rest as well as we."
- Henry David Thoreau

"An itchy feeling began to work its way through my body, as though a thousand mosquitoes were circulating through my blood, biting me from the inside, making me want to scream, jump, squirm. I ran." -Lauren Oliver #trvst #quotes #ecoconscious #planetearthfirst #blood

"An itchy feeling began to work its way through my body, as though a thousand mosquitoes were circulating through my blood, biting me from the inside, making me want to scream, jump, squirm. I ran."
- Lauren Oliver

"A tent is warranted to keep out the fresh air, but is always open for the entertainment of fieldmice, June bugs, mosquitoes, and black flies." -Gideon Wurdz #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #ecoconscious #fresh

"A tent is warranted to keep out the fresh air, but is always open for the entertainment of fieldmice, June bugs, mosquitoes, and black flies."
- Gideon Wurdz

Funny Quotes About Mosquitoes To Make You Smile

Our battles with mosquitoes have sparked humor as these tiny foes disrupt our peace. Rainey quips on their small size but significant impact, Wynn compares them to dreaded Mondays, and Handey offers a ludicrous tip for repelling them. These quotes highlight how humor helps us cope with the pesky insect.

"In my reality all the mosquitoes are vampires and all fireflies are dragons." -Munia Khan #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #changetheworld

"In my reality all the mosquitoes are vampires and all fireflies are dragons."
- Munia Khan

"I've just been bitten on the neck by a vampire… mosquito. Does that mean that when the night comes, I will rise and be annoying?" -Vera Nazarian #trvst #quotes #collectiveaction #beinspired

"I've just been bitten on the neck by a vampire… mosquito. Does that mean that when the night comes, I will rise and be annoying?"
- Vera Nazarian

"Changing from a player to a coach, I felt like a mosquito in a nudist colony. I didn't know where to begin." -Pee Wee Reese #trvst #quotes #gogreen #planetearthfirst

"Changing from a player to a coach, I felt like a mosquito in a nudist colony. I didn't know where to begin."
- Pee Wee Reese

"People who say that small things don't bother them have never slept in a room with a mosquito." -Dennis Rainey #trvst #quotes #gogreen #collectiveaction

"People who say that small things don't bother them have never slept in a room with a mosquito."
- Dennis Rainey

"If Monday were an animal, it would be a mosquito." -Keith Wynn #trvst #quotes #changetheworld #thinkgreen #animal

"If Monday were an animal, it would be a mosquito."
- Keith Wynn

"You know what's probably a good thing to hang on your porch in the summertime, to keep mosquitos away from you and your guests? Just a big bag full of blood." -Jack Handey #trvst #quotes #socialimpact #socialchange #blood

"You know what's probably a good thing to hang on your porch in the summertime, to keep mosquitos away from you and your guests? Just a big bag full of blood."
- Jack Handey

By Isabela Sedano, BEng.

Isabela is a determined millennial passionate about continuously seeking out ways to make an impact. With a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering with honors, Isabela’s research expertise and interest in artistic works, coupled with a creative mindset, offers readers a fresh take on different environmental, social, and personal development topics.

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