65 Sponge Quotes On Success In Life

These sponge quotes will inspire you. Sponges, the members of the phylum Porifera are a basal animal clade as a sister of the Diploblasts or a piece of a soft, light, porous substance originally consisting of the fibrous skeleton of an invertebrate but now usually made of synthetic material.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging sponge quotes, sponge sayings, and sponge proverbs.

Best Sponge Quotes

  1. “Sponges grow in the ocean. That just kills me. I wonder how much deeper the ocean would be if that didn’t happen.” ~ Steven Wright
  2. “Be like a sponge when it comes to each new experience. If you want to be able to express it well, you must first be able to absorb it well.” ~ Jim Rohn
  3. “The mind is like a sponge, soaking up endless drops of knowledge.” ~ Robert M. Hensel
  4. “When you listen, you learn, You absorb like a sponge – and your life becomes so much better than when you are just trying to be listened to all the time.” ~ Steven Spielberg
  5. “Take you me for a sponge?” ~ William Shakespeare

  6. “Do you ever wonder how much deeper the ocean would be without sponges?” ~ Stephen Hawking
  7. “I act as a sponge. I soak it up and squeeze it out in ink every two weeks.” ~ Janet Flanner
  8. “I am more of a sponge than an inventor. I absorb ideas from every source. I take half-matured schemes for mechanical development and make them practical. I am a sort of a middleman between the long-haired and impractical inventor and the hard-headed businessman who measures all things in terms of dollars and cents. My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others.” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  9. “Be a sponge. Spend as much time as possible with people who truly know their craft and be a great listener. That is how you learn.” ~ Jerry Colangelo , Be a sponge quotes
  10. “One must learn to be a sponge if one wants to be loved by hearts that overflow.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  11. “Do you take me for a sponge, my lord? Hamlet: Ay, sir; that soaks up the king’s countenance, his rewards, his authorities. But such officers do the king best service in the end: he keeps them, like an ape, in the corner of his jaw; first mouthed, to be last swallowed: when he needs what you have gleaned, it is but squeezing you, and, sponge, you shall be dry again. Rosencrantz: I understand you not, my lord. hamlet: I am glad of it: a knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear.” ~ William Shakespeare
  12. “How much deeper would the ocean be if sponges didn’t live there?” ~ Steven Wright
  13. “I drink no more than a sponge.” ~ Francois Rabelais
  14. “Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter – Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes – A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.” ~ Aeschylus
  15. “Written by a sponge dipped in warm milk and sprinkled with sugar.” ~ John Ciardi

  16. “Officials at the White House are saying that President Bush hasn’t changed his schedule much since the war started. The main difference, they say, is that he’s started watching the news and taping Sponge Bob.” ~ Conan O’Brien
  17. “When an immortal passion breathes in mortal clay;
    Our hearts endure the scourge, the plaited thorns, the way
    Crowded with bitter faces, the wounds in palm and side,
    The vinegar-heavy sponge, the flowers by Kedron stream.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  18. “My best skill was that I was coachable. I was a sponge and aggressive to learn.” ~ Michael Jordan
  19. “I am quite correctly described as ‘more of a sponge than an inventor….'” ~ Thomas A. Edison
  20. “There are many persons who look on Sunday as a sponge to wipe out the sins of the week” ~ Henry Ward Beecher

  21. “Flames from the lips may be produced by holding in the mouth a sponge saturated with the purest gasoline.” ~ Harry Houdini
  22. “The only certainty about writing and trying to be a writer is that it has to be done, not dreamed of or planned and never written, or talked about (the ego eventually falls apart like a soaked sponge), but simply written; it’s a dreadful, awful fact that writing is like any other work.” ~ Janet Frame
  23. “Try to be a filter, not a sponge.” ~ Stephen Chbosky
  24. “I find that I have done a pretty good job of fusing all three of them so far and I intend to get better at my craft. This is the reason why I am always eager to learn new stuff, especially from those who are more experienced than me. I am like a sponge. My ultimate goal is to open an animation studio in St. Lucia.” ~ St. Lucia
  25. “I don’t like tofu. I’d sooner eat a sponge.” ~ Sylvia Browne

  26. “Alas for the affairs of men! When they are fortunate you might compare them to a shadow; and if they are unfortunate, a wet sponge with one dash wipes the picture away.” ~ Aeschylus
  27. “The real writer learns nothing from life. He is more like an oyster or a sponge.” ~ Gore Vidal
  28. “The body remembers, the bones remember, the joints remember, even the little finger remembers. Memory is lodged in pictures and feelings in the cells themselves. Like a sponge filled with water, anywhere the flesh is pressed, wrung, even touched lightly, a memory may flow out in a stream.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  29. “Work hard but work smart. Always. Every day. Nothing is handed to you and nothing is easy. You’re not owed anything… No job or task is too small or beneath you. If you want to get ahead, volunteer to do the things no one else wants to do and do it better. Be a sponge. Be open and learn.” ~ Bobbi Brown
  30. “I’ve always been a sponge, just absorbing whatever I see, whether it’s in daily life or in art.” ~ Tomi Ungerer

  31. “I’m a bit like a sponge. When I’m not writing I absorb life like water. When I write I squeeze the sponge a little – and outcomes, not water but ink.” ~ Georges Simenon , Sponge quotes life
  32. “~I don’t always have a lot of energy, but my kids almost always revitalize me. Of course like any working mom, sometimes I’m guilt-ridden. I think I should be sitting down doing an educational computer game with Carrie or taking Ellie to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These kids are such sponges, and I should be taking advantage of that.~” ~ Katie Couric
  33. “Work hard, be patient, and be a sponge while learning your business. Learn how to take criticism. Follow your gut instincts and don’t compromise.” ~ Simon Cowell
  34. “I don’t see myself as successful because I’ve worked on only a handful of films. The way I look at it, if you’re really, really lucky, if you consistently work hard over the course of ten years, if you refuse to take no for an answer, if you surround yourself with great mentors and are a sponge, willing to learn, then you’re bound for something to happen.” ~ Haley Bennett
  35. “His tongue is by turns a sponge, a brush, a comb. He cleans himself, he smooths himself, he knows what is proper.” ~ Hippolyte Taine

  36. “For the first time in longer than I can remember, I feel peaceful. Not happy. Not sad. Not anxious. Not horny. Just all the higher parts of my brain closing up shop. The cerebral cortex. The cerebellum. That’s where my problem is. I’m now simplifying myself. Somewhere balanced in the perfect middle between happiness and sadness. Because sponges never have a bad day.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  37. “I never considered myself a good photographer. I still don’t. I thought of myself as a hard worker. My camera was a sponge and I had an instinct that athletes have – anticipation. Photography really represents an enormous amount of anticipation – understanding what might be there the next moment and being prepared for it.” ~ Lawrence Schiller
  38. “I started out modeling at a young age and surrounded myself with different brilliant minds. I have so many people to get educated from, and I’ve been a sponge.” ~ Kellan Lutz
  39. “Children, in a way, are constant learners. Certainly sponge-like. Absorbing everything without careful analysis, even though, at the same time, they are certainly capable of incredible insights.” ~ Yo-Yo Ma
  40. “Somebody said that I’m a bit like a sponge, grabbing things here and there, soaking stuff up. [As a director] you have to be, really.” ~ Adrian Lyne

  41. “Disassemble the cells of a sponge (by passing them through a sieve, for instance), then dump them into a solution, and they will find their way back together and build themselves into a sponge again. You can do this to them over and over, and they will doggedly reassemble because, like you and me and every other living thing, they have one overwhelming impulse: to continue to be.” ~ Bill Bryson
  42. “Certainly I’m not going to sit on the Internet all day and read what Sam from Iowa is saying about me. But I’m a sponge. I’ve always been a sponge.” ~ Eminem
  43. “No doubt you are as alarmed as I by the tragic decline in America’s language skills. If 10 people read the following sentence: Two tanker trucks has just overturned in Alaska, spilling a total of 10,000 gallons of beer onto a highway. two would find an error in subject-verb agreement, two would find an error in spelling, and six would find a sponge and drive north.” ~ Mike Nichols
  44. “I’m not a sponge exactly, but I find that something I look at is a great opportunity for ideas.” ~ Martha Stewart
  45. “I’m inspired by everything that goes on around me. I’m a sponge. I’m very analytical. I notice the things that most people don’t notice.” ~ Kevin Gates

  46. “Don’t pretend to know everything. I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of veteran actors, and I soak up lessons from them like a sponge.” ~ Michael B. Jordan
  47. “If John Lennon was right that life is what happens when you’re making other plans, parenthood is what happens when everything is flipped over and spilling everywhere and you can’t find a towel or a sponge or your “inside” voice.” ~ Kelly Corrigan
  48. “Constant work, constant writing, and constant revision. The real writer learns nothing from life. He is more like an oyster or a sponge. What he takes in he takes in normally the way any person takes inexperience. But it is what is done with it in his mind if he is a real writer, that makes his art.” ~ Gore Vidal
  49. “It’s my job to look at other people’s humanity and it’s my job to, 24/7, look at my life and listen to everything everyone says, watching their faces, the little idiosyncratic aspects of human beings – it’s like a sponge, I take it in.” ~ Quentin Tarantino
  50. “Children are like sponges; they start to smell after a little while.” ~ Brian P. Cleary

  51. “The so-called sophisticated theologians, especially ones who are very nice, like Rowan Williams and Jonathan Sacks, you sometimes don’t quite know where you are with them. You feel that when you attack them, you’re attacking a wet sponge.” ~ Richard Dawkins
  52. “Growing up on Mad Men with so many incredible actors and then going on to other things with amazing people, I never had any formal acting training, but they are all acting schools, basically. Just watching and learning from the best is insane. It’s like having an internship and watching all these amazing people doing their work. You just soak it up like a sponge, hopefully.” ~ Kiernan Shipka
  53. “If you ask me now, I think every single writer whose work I’ve read has had some influence upon me, and I continue to be influenced, subtly, by everything I read, like a sponge. But then, what writers aren’t? Being a literary sponge is one of the prerequisites for this insanity.” ~ Vera Nazarian
  54. “I love to surround myself with people who are the best at what they do. My idea is I want to be a sponge and absorb everything they to teach, experience their energy, view them in their element and have the opportunity to ask them questions.” ~ Kreesha Turner
  55. “When working on and writing a film, I’m often more of a sponge than other times, aware of what’s going on around me.” ~ Ira Sachs

  56. “… I looked through the car’s rear window for a final wave, and it felt like someone had invaded my chest and squeezed all the juice out of my heart until it was a tiny dry sponge.” ~ Karen Tayleur
  57. “When we talk of flood control, we usually think of dams and deeper river channels, to impound the waters or hurry their run-off. Yet neither is the ultimate solution, simply because floods are caused by the flow of water downhill. If the hills are wooded, that flow is checked. If there is a swamp at the foot of the hills, the swamp sponges up most of the excess water, restores some of it to the underground water supply and feeds the remainder slowly into the streams. Strip the hills, drain the boglands, and you create flood conditions inevitably. Yet that is what we have been doing for years.” ~ Hal Borland
  58. “A lot of the time writers are just sponges… for what’s around them, and so books are helpful for focusing your mind and literally putting it into words.” ~ Marcus Mumford
  59. “Wander a whole summer if you can. Thousands of God’s blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted. If you are business-tangled and so burdened by duty that only weeks can be got out of the heavy-laden year, give a month at least. The time will not be taken from the sum of life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it and make you truly immortal.” ~ John Muir
  60. “Kids are sponges. They will emulate what they see and what they’re exposed to.” ~ LeVar Burton

  61. “Wander here a whole summer, if you can … Thousands of wild blessings will search you and soak you as if you were a sponge, and the big days will go by uncounted” ~ John Muir
  62. “I learned how to direct by being in the trenches of movies. Getting to be a student from the inside looking out, and if you’re a respectful observer you can sponge lots of information. That was my film school.” ~ Lake Bell
  63. “Alas, poor men, their destiny. When all goes well a shadow will overthrow it. If it be unkind one stroke of a wet sponge wipes all the picture out.” ~ Aeschylus

  64. “He who has been impoverished for a long time who has long stood before the door of the mighty in darkness and begged for alms has filled his heart with bitterness so that it resembles a sponge full of gall; he knows about the injustice and folly of all human action and sometimes his lips tremble with rage and a stifled scream.” ~ Stefan Zweig
  65. “An author never has a vacation. He’s a walking sponge, sopping up impressions till he’s saturated, then going to his desk and squeezing them out on paper.” ~ Ben Ames Williams

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