Best Lurking Quotes & Sayings In Life

These lurking quotes will inspire you. Lurking remains hidden so as to wait in ambush or present in a latent or barely discernible state, although still presenting a threat.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging lurking quotes, lurking sayings, and lurking proverbs.

Inspirational Lurking Quotes

  1. “There’s something about shadows because you make your own mind up about what’s lurking in them.” ~ Richard O’Brien
  2. “Some things aren’t meant to be known. Only believed.” ~ Mary E. Pearson
  3. “Failure is the foundation of success: success is the lurking-place of failure.” ~ Laozi
  4. “The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world’s richest source of rewarding challenges.” ~ Edsger Dijkstra

  5. “Once you get over the first hill, there is always a new, higher one lurking, of course.” ~ Esa-Pekka Salonen
  6. “There’s no love more intense than the love we have for our kids – and where there is intense love, there is also intense fear lurking beneath the surface.” ~ Arianna Huffington
  7. “Sometimes I think that the biggest difference between men and women is that more men need to seek out some terrible lurking thing in existence and hurl themselves upon it. Women know where it lives but they can let it alone.” ~ Russell Hoban
  8. “You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.” ~ Wislawa Szymborska

  9. “The motives of these parents vary, many parents don’t like the curriculum being taught to their kids, or are wary of the threat of peer pressure or the presence of drugs or violence lurking in too many of our schools today.” ~ Ernest Istook
  10. “But why think about that when all the golden lands ahead of you and all kinds of unforeseen events wait lurking to surprise you and make you glad you’re alive to see?” ~ Jack Kerouac
  11. “My children, as long as you live, the shadow of the Hiss Case will brush you. In every pair of eyes that rests on you, you will see pass, like a cloud passing behind a woods in winter, the memory of your father – dissembled in friendly eyes, lurking in unfriendly eyes.” ~ Whittaker Chambers
  12. “Evil’s lurking, I can see him smirking.” ~ Tupac Shakur

  13. “The Wild still lingered in him and the wolf in him merely slept.” ~ Jack London
  14. “The suspicious mind believes more than it doubts. It believes in a formidable and ineradicable evil lurking in every person.” ~ Eric Hoffer , Evil lurking quotes
  15. “What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” ~ Werner Herzog
  16. “I do not weep at the world I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston

  17. “Crying wolf may have been the boy’s undoing, but the true irony was that the wolves were always lurking nearby.” ~ Wes Fesler
  18. “There’s a snake lurking in the grass.” ~ Virgil
  19. “My profession is to be always on the alert to find God in nature, to know his lurking-places, to attend all the oratorios, the operas in nature.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  20. “What beauty there is in words; what a lurking curious charm in the sound some words.” ~ Walt Whitman

  21. “How do you know what possibilities lie behind that degradation on the surface? You know but little of that which is within you. For behind you is the ocean of infinite power and blessedness.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  22. “You know, and I know, the cause of this accident. It is due to the adventurous, pioneering spirit of our race. It has been like in the past, it is like that in the present, and I hope it will be in the future. Here is a great imaginative project, to build a machine with twice the speed and twice the height of any existing machine in the world. We all went into it with our eyes wide open. We were conscious of the dangers that were lurking in the unknown. We did not know what fate was going to hold out for us in the future.” ~ John Moore-Brabazon, 1st Baron Brabazon of Tara
  23. “Fears, even the most basic ones, can totally destroy our ambitions. Fear, if left unchecked, can destroy our lives. Fear is one of the many enemies lurking inside us.” ~ Jim Rohn
  24. “”Lurking” is one metaphor that the Omniscience has allowed us to borrow.” ~ Larry Wall

  25. “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” ~ Louis D. Brandeis
  26. “In this metropolis, a number of lurking leeches infamously gain subsistence by practicing on the credulity of women.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft
  27. “No mistake about it. Ice is cold; roses are red; I’m in love. And this love is about to carry me off somewhere. The current’s too overpowering; I don’t have any choice. It may very well be a special place, someplace I’ve never seen before. Danger may be lurking there, something that may end up wounding me deeply, fatally. I might end up losing everything. But there’s no turning back. I can only go with the flow. Even if it means I’ll be burned up, gone forever.” ~ Haruki Murakami
  28. “Time well employed is Satan’s deadliest foe; it leaves no opening for the lurking fiend.” ~ Carlos Wilcox

  29. “It seems that simply being willing to express our views clearly, persuasively and without malice, can be a powerful invitation to others who may be lurking out there, in agreement with us but unsure whether their position is speakable or practical.” ~ Mary C. Gentile
  30. “Modern liberalism, for most liberals is not a consciously understood set of rational beliefs, but a bundle of unexamined prejudices and conjoined sentiments. The basic ideas and beliefs seem more satisfactory when they are not made fully explicit, when they merely lurk rather obscurely in the background, coloring the rhetoric and adding a certain emotive glow.” ~ James Burnham
  31. “There is a lurking fear that some things are not “meant” to be known, that some inquiries are too dangerous for human beings to make.” ~ Carl Sagan
  32. “I’ve found that wherever there is one cockroach in plain sight, many more are lurking behind the corner out of view.” ~ Harry Markopolos

  33. “There is no hate without fear. Hate is crystallized fear, fear’s dividend, fear objectivized. We hate what we fear and so where hate is, fear is lurking. Thus we hate what threatens our person, our liberty, our privacy, our income, our popularity, our vanity and our dreams and plans for ourselves. If we can isolate this element in what we hate we may be able to cease from hating… Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate; a child who fears noises becomes the man who hates them.” ~ Cyril Connolly
  34. “It’s what we chase but never find. It is the mystery of our lives, the understanding that even when we have everything we want it is one day to leave us. It’s the something unseen, the lurking devastation, the darkness that gives our lives dimension.” ~ Marisha Pessl
  35. “But Anne with her elbows on the window sill, her soft cheek laid against her clasped hands, and her eyes filled with visions, looked out unheedingly across city roof and spire to that glorious dome of sunset sky and wove her dreams of a possible future from the golden tissue of youth’s own optimism. All the Beyond was hers, with its possibilities lurking rosily in the oncoming years — each year a rose of promise to be woven into an immortal chaplet.” ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
  36. “Whatever may be the tensions and the stresses of a particular day, there is always lurking close at hand the trailing beauty of forgotten joy or unremembered peace.” ~ Howard Thurman

  37. “That little word ‘we’ I mistrust and here’s why:
    No man of another can say, ‘He is I.’
    Behind all agreement lies something amiss
    All seeming accord cloaks a lurking abyss.” ~ Albert Einstein
  38. “A pathfinder’s job is hard enough — blazing trails where there are none, guided by nothing but hearsay and gut. While you’re hacking your way through bracken, worrying about lurking beasts, all you can do is hope you had chosen the right direction.” ~ Justina Chen
  39. “Laugh every chance you get. Laughter is sure to break the bonds of negativity that may be lurking about.” ~ James Van Praagh
  40. “In their vanity men focus on what they wish to hear and miss the hidden meaning, the lurking threat.” ~ David Hewson

  41. “Why were you lurking under our window?” “Yes – yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?” “Listening to the news,” said Harry in a resigned voice. His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage. “Listening to the news! Again?” “Well, it changes every day, you see,” said Harry.” ~ J. K. Rowling
  42. “It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  43. “The darkness always teemed with unexplained sound – and yet he sometimes shook with fear lest the noises he heard subside and allow him to hear certain other fainter noises which he suspected were lurking behind them.” ~ H. P. Lovecraft
  44. “Come now, my child, if we were planning to harm you, do you think we’d be lurking here beside the path in the very darkest part of the forest?” ~ Kenneth Patchen

  45. “He was a fugitive, lurking soul, James Leer. He didn’t belong anywhere, but things went much better for him in places where nobody belonged.” ~ Michael Chabon
  46. “When the pace of our feet matched perfectly, I felt a deep inner pang of satisfaction. I could have gone on walking like that forever, side by side with him. There had been few times in my life I had ever inhabited a moment so fully, with no loneliness lurking at the edges.” ~ Lisa Kleypas
  47. “Can’t repeat the past?” he cried incredulously. “Why of course you can!” He looked around him wildly, as if the past were lurking here in the shadow of his house, just out of reach of his hand.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  48. “Hate is crystallized fear, fear’s dividend, fear objectivized. We hate what we fear and so where hate is, fear will be lurking.” ~ Cyril Connolly

  49. “Indeed, what is startling about the notion of a victimless crime is that even when the behavior in question is genuinely victimless, its criminality is still affirmed by those who are eager to punish it. It is in such cases that the true genius lurking behind many of our laws stands revealed. The idea of a victimless crime is nothing more than a judicial reprise of the Christian notion of sin.” ~ Sam Harris
  50. “…if this Roman dude’s as bad as you say, then why are you lurking outside his store looking all charged and heated like a dog waiting for its owner?” ~ Alyson Noel
  51. “Taking one’s chances is like taking a bath because sometimes you end up feeling comfortable and warm, and sometimes there is something terrible lurking around that you cannot see until it is too late and you can do nothing else but scream and cling to a plastic duck.” ~ Daniel Handler
  52. “The penetrating brilliance of swords, wielded by followers of the Way, strikes at the evil enemy, lurking deep within, their own souls and bodies.” ~ Morihei Ueshiba

  53. “He knows bad days. Bad days take him completely by surprise. They make him not trust the good days because it’s likely something is lurking twenty-four hours away.” ~ Melina Marchetta
  54. “However you must have sensed a lurking ‘but’ skulking beneath my happy, blithe, and chipper exterior. A minuscule vexation, like the teeniest lump of raw liver sticking to the inside of my boot.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  55. “You know, son, I don’t think there’s such a thing as an easy life. There’s always going to be hard work and there will always be misfortunes we can’t control, lurking out at the edges – storms, sickness, wolves. But there is such a thing as a good life and I think that we have one here.” ~ Jeanne DuPrau
  56. “Silly of me not to have realized it. One often finds Greek temples lurking in the woods of English estates. Sneaky things, temples.” ~ Victoria Alexander

  57. “Education doesn’t make you happy. Nor does freedom. We don’t become happy just because we’re free – if we are. Or because we’ve been educated – if we have. But because education may be the means by which we realize we are happy. It opens our eyes, our ears, tells us where delights are lurking, convinces us that there is only one freedom of any importance whatsoever, that of the mind, and gives us the assurance – the confidence – to walk the path our mind, our educated mind, offers.” ~ Iris Murdoch
  58. “I’ve never asked him but I’m sure he has a fairly stringent policy about random teenagers lurking in his shrubbery” ~ Cassandra Clare
  59. “A very elementary exercise in psychology, not to be dignified by the name of psycho-analysis, showed me, on looking at my notebook, that the sketch of the angry professor had been made in anger. Anger had snatched my pencil while I dreamt. But what was anger doing there? Interest, confusion, amusement, boredom–all these emotions I could trace and name as they succeeded each other throughout the morning. Had anger, the black snake, been lurking among them? Yes, said the sketch, anger had.” ~ Virginia Woolf
  60. “..her smile, which was her pretty feature, was never so pretty as when her sprightly phrase had a scratch lurking in it.” ~ Henry James

  61. “I would argue that something dark is lurking between the sexes, and that it is seeping out into cinema.” ~ Romola Garai
  62. “But I was used to finding something deadly in things that attracted me; there was always something deadly lurking in anything I wanted, anything I loved.” ~ John Knowles
  63. “Oh, I get it,” I said. “You’re Evil Harry, lurking inside Good Harry. Right? And you only come out at night?” ~ Jim Butcher

  64. “You never forget about things you’ve done that you know you shouldn’t have done. They hang around your mind, linger like a thief casing a joint for a future job. You see them there, dramatically lurking nearby in striped monochrome, leaping behind postboxes as soon as your head whips around to confront them. Or it’s a familiar face in a crowd that you glimpse but then lose sight of. An annoying Where’s Wally? forever locked away and hidden in every thought in your conscience. The bad thing that you did, always there to let you know.” ~ Cecelia Ahern
  65. “Where do you get your ideas? people ask. Sometimes they’re at the bottoms of cups of tea. Sometimes they’re lurking in my shower. Sometimes they’re waiting patiently in glass cases in museums.” ~ Erin Morgenstern

A lurking person or animal is waiting where he, she, or it cannot be seen, usually waiting to attack or do something bad.

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