65 Toad Quotes On Success In Life

These toad quotes will inspire you. Toad is an extremely unpleasant man, especially one who is not very physically attractive or a tailless amphibian with a short stout body and short legs, typically having dry warty skin that can exude poison.

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

Best toad Quotes

  1. “Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.” ~ Marianne Moore
  2. “The toad has indeed no superior as a destroyer of noxious insects, and he possesses no bad habits and is entirely inoffensive himself, every owner of a garden should treat him with utmost hospitality.” ~ Celia Thaxter
  3. “Sweet are the uses of adversity which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head.” ~ William Shakespeare
  4. “If it is your duty to croak like the toad, then go ahead! And with all your might! Make them hear you!” ~ Louis-Ferdinand Celine
  5. “To a toad what is beauty? A female with two lovely pop-eyes, a wide mouth, yellow belly, and green spotted back.” ~ Voltaire

  6. “Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.” ~ Nicolas Chamfort
  7. “Ask a toad what is beauty….; he will answer that it is a female with two great round eyes coming out of her little head, a large flat head, a yellow belly and a brown back.” ~ Voltaire
  8. “The music of all creatures has to do with their loves, even of toads and frogs. Is it not the same with man?” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  9. “Did you hear ’bout Ticklish Tom? He got tickled by his mom. Wiggled and giggled and fell on the floor, . . . . And all the more that he kept gigglin’, All the more folks kept ticklin’. He shrieked and screamed and rolled around, Laughed his way right out of town. Through the country down the road, He got tickled by a toad. . . . . Giggling, rolling on his back He rolled on the railroad track. Rumble, rumble, whistle, roar- Tom ain’t ticklish any more.” ~ Shel Silverstein
  10. “Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then know that something is after its life.” ~ Chinua Achebe

  11. “A careful observation of Nature will disclose pleasantries of superb irony. She has for instance placed toads close to flowers.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  12. “Apparently you’re not allowed to lick a toad’s back.” ~ Karl Pilkington
  13. “Every one at the bottom of his heart cherishes vanity; even the toad thinks himself good-looking,–“rather tawny perhaps, but look at his eye!” ~ Woodrow Wilson
  14. “Toad talked big about all he was going to do in the days to come, while stars grew fuller and larger all around them, and a yellow moon, appearing suddenly and silently from nowhere in particular, came to keep them company and listen to their talk.” ~ Kenneth Grahame
  15. “Edible, adj.: Good to eat, and wholesome to digest, as a worm to a toad, a toad to a snake, a snake to a pig, a pig to a man, and a man to a worm.” ~ Ambrose Bierce

  16. “A Toad, can die of Light – Death is the Common Right Of Toads and Men” ~ Emily Dickinson
  17. “By the grey woods, by the swamp, where the toad and newt encamp, by the dismal tarns and pools, where dwell the Gouls. By each spot the most unholy, by each nook most melancholy, there the traveler meets, aghast, sheeted memories of the Past. Shrouded forms that start and sigh, as they pass the wanderer by. White-robed forms of friends long given; In agony, to the Earth – and Heaven.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
  18. “To find a prince, you gotta kiss some toads.” ~ Foxy Brown
  19. “The chief is the chief. He is the eagle who flies high and cannot be touched by the spit of the toad.” ~ Mobutu Sese Seko
  20. “If God had wanted us to be concerned for the plight of the toads, he would have made them cute and furry.” ~ Dave Barry

  21. “The difference between love and logic is that in the eyes of a lover, a toad can be a prince, whereas in the analysis of a logistician, the lover would have to prove that the toad was a prince, an enterprise destined to dull the shine of many a passion.” ~ Tom Robbins
  22. “Think as I think,” said a man, “or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad.” And after I thought of it, I said, “I will, then, be a toad.” ~ Stephen Crane
  23. “I cannot tell by what logic we call a toad, a bear, or an elephant ugly; they being created in those outward shapes and figures which best express the actions of their inward forms.” ~ Thomas Browne
  24. “Toad, with no one to check his statements or to criticize in an unfriendly spirit, rather let himself go. Indeed, much that he related belonged more properly to the category of what-might-have-happened-had-I-only-thought-of-it-in-time-instead-of-ten-minutes-afterwards. Those are always the best and raciest adventures; and why should they not be truly ours, as much as the somewhat inadequate things that really come off?” ~ Kenneth Grahame
  25. “Uncultivated minds are not full of wildflowers, like uncultivated fields. Villainous weeds grow in them and they are the haunt of toads.” ~ Logan Pearsall Smith

  26. “It is easy to find fault, if one has that disposition. There was once a man who, not being able to find any other fault with his coal, complained that there were too many prehistoric toads in it.” ~ Mark Twain
  27. “Your talent sets you apart: if you were a toad or a tarantula, even then, people would respect you, for to talent all things are forgiven.” ~ Anton Chekhov
  28. “Mick Jagger is about as sexy as a pissing toad.” ~ Truman Capote
  29. “Toads are conservative animals, I think, and not much given to expecting the best from fortune. Some weeks ago, well before the end of October, I accidentally dug up one while turning over some garden earth. I was surprised, naturally, when one of the clods heaved over on its die and there, in some annoyance, sat at toad.” ~ Henry Mitchell
  30. “I’m sure I’ve been a toad, one time or another. With bats, weasels, worms…I rejoice in the kinship. Even the caterpillar I can love, and the various vermin.” ~ Theodore Roethke

  31. “Canadians and Americans may look alike, but the contents of their heads are quite different. Americans experience themselves, individually, as small toads in the biggest and most powerful puddle in the world. Their sense of power comes from identifying with the puddle. Canadians as individuals may have more power within the puddle, since there are fewer toads in it; it’s the puddle that’s seen as powerless.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  32. “The smell of that buttered toast simply spoke to Toad, and with no uncertain voice; talked of warm kitchens, of breakfasts on bright frosty mornings, of cozy parlour firesides on winter evenings, when one’s ramble was over and slippered feet were propped on the fender; of the purring of contented cats, and the twitter of sleepy canaries.” ~ Kenneth Grahame
  33. “I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journeywork of the stars, And the pismire is equally perfect, and a grain of sand, and the egg of the wren, And the tree toad is a chef-d’oeurve for the highest, And the running blackberry would adorn the parlors of heaven, And the narrowest hinge in my hand puts to scorn all machinery, And the cow crunching with depress’d head surpasses any statue, And a mouse is miracle enough to stagger sextillions of infidels!” ~ Walt Whitman
  34. “Helpless, unknown, and unremembered, most human beings, however sensitive, idealistic, intelligent, go through life as passengers rather than chauffeurs. Although we may pretend that it is the chauffeur who is the social inferior, most of us, like Toad of Toad Hall, would not mind a turn at the wheel ourselves.” ~ Ralph Harper
  35. “… imaginary gardens with real toads in them … … if you demand on one hand, the raw material of poetry in all its rawness and that which is on the other hand genuine, then you are interested in poetry.” ~ Marianne Moore

  36. “Not till the poets among us can be “literalists of the imagination”-above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, “imaginary gardens with real toads in them.” shall we have it.” ~ Marianne Moore
  37. “One of these days I’m going to say the wrong thing to the wrong mage, and I’ll be spending the rest of my days searching for Mrs Right Toad.” ~ Elf Sternberg
  38. “(T)here was a story they used to tell at home about a girl whose punishment was that every time she opened her mouth, snakes and toads came out, snakes and toads with every word. The book didn’t say what she did about it, but I’ve always assumed she probably ended up keeping her mouth shut.” ~ Thomas Mann
  39. “I’m such a clever Toad.” ~ Kenneth Grahame

  40. “If it will be an intolerable thing to suffer the heat of fire for a year or a day, or an hour, what will it be to suffer ten thousand times more for ever? What if thou wert to suffer Lawrence ‘s death, to be roasted upon a gridiron; or to be scraped or pricked to death as other martyrs were; or if thou wert to feed upon toads for a year together? If thou couldst not endure such things as these, how wilt thou endure the eternal flames ?” ~ Richard Baxter
  41. “The poet Marianne Moore famously wrote of ‘real toads in imaginary gardens,’ and the labyrinth offers us the possibility of being real creatures in symbolic space…In such spaces as the labyrinth we cross over [between real and imaginary spaces]; we are really traveling, even if the destination is only symbolic.” ~ Rebecca Solnit
  42. “A little girl loves her bird–Why? Because it lives and feels; because it is helpless and harmless? A toad, likewise, lives and feels, and is equally helpless and harmless; but though she would not hurt a toad, she cannot love it like the bird, with its graceful form, soft feathers, and bright, speaking eyes.” ~ Anne Bronte
  43. “The soul of man, when it gets fairly rotten, will bear you all sorts of poisonous toad-stools, and no eye can see whence came the seed thereof.” ~ George Eliot
  44. “You make us look bad’, complained Toad. ‘You looked bad before I ever met you’, Jon told him.” ~ George R. R. Martin

  45. “I’d really like to go with you, Agachak. Truly I would…but I just can’t.” “I don’t understand. Why not?” “I’m not allowed to leave home. My mother’d punish me something awful if I did…” “But you’re the king.” “That doesn’t change a thing. I still do what mother says. She tells everybody that I’m the best boy ever when it comes to that.” Agachak resisted a powerful urge to change this half-wit into a toad or perhaps a jellyfish.” ~ David Eddings
  46. “A toad does not run in the daytime for nothing” ~ Chinua Achebe
  47. “One wanders through life as if wandering through a field in the dark of night, wearing a blindfold and very heavy shoes, with a poisonous toad waiting patiently beneath a clump of weeds, knowing full well that eventually you will step on him.” ~ Daniel Handler
  48. “Nothing is rarer than a solitary lie; for lies breed like Surinam toads; you cannot tell one but out it comes with a hundred young ones on its back.” ~ Washington Allston

  49. “Frog said, ‘I wrote ‘Dear Toad, I am glad that you are my best friend. Your best friend, Frog.’ ‘Oh,’ said Toad, ‘that makes a very good letter.’Then Frog and Toad went out onto the front porch to wait for the mail. They sat there, feeling happy together.” ~ Arnold Lobel
  50. “Men are vile inconstant toads.” ~ Mary Wortley Montagu
  51. “The clever men of Oxford, know all that there is to be known but they none of them know one half as much as intelligent Mr. Toad.” ~ Kenneth Grahame
  52. “If that a pearl may in a toad’s head dwell, And may be found too in an oyster shell.” ~ John Bunyan
  53. “Words are cold, muddy toads trying to understand sprites dancing in a field-but they’re all we have.” ~ Yann Martel

  54. “I do not hate a proud man, as I do hate the engendering of toads.” ~ William Shakespeare
  55. “A man should swallow a toad every morning to be sure of not meeting with anything more revolting in the day ahead.” ~ Nicolas Chamfort
  56. “Only the toad under the harrow knows where it pinches him.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  57. “I had rather be a toad, and live upon the vapor of a dungeon than keep a corner in the thing I love for others uses.” ~ William Shakespeare
  58. “Come back and wake me up…..half past May! (the Toad)” ~ Arnold Lobel

  59. “Early in April, as I was vigorously hoeing in a corner, I unearthed a huge toad, to my perfect delight and satisfaction; he had lived all winter, he had doubtless fed on slugs all the autumn. I could have kissed him on the spot.” ~ Celia Thaxter
  60. “In a sense the world dies every time a writer dies, because, if he is any good, he has been a wet nurse to humanity during his entire existence and has held earth close around him, like the little obstetrical toad that goes about with a cluster of eggs attached to his legs.” ~ E. B. White
  61. “Look at the bark of a redwood, and you see moss. If you peer beneath the bits and pieces of the moss, you’ll see toads, small insects, a whole host of life that prospers in that miniature environment. A lumberman will look at a forest and see so many board feet of lumber. I see a living city.” ~ Sylvia Earle
  62. “I will be very sad when global warming and toxins kill off all the toads and frogs and salamanders. Here’s hoping we, as humans, figure out a way to be less stupid.” ~ Moby

  63. “I remember my childhood names for grasses and secret flowers. I remember where a toad may live and what time the birds awaken in the summer — and what trees and seasons smelled like — how people looked and walked and smelled even. The memory of odors is very rich.” ~ John Steinbeck
  64. “Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can’t I use my wit as a pitchfork And drive the brute off? Six days of the week it soils With its sickening poison– Just for paying a few bills! That’s out of proportion.” ~ Philip Larkin
  65. “The moan of the whip-poor-will from the hillside; the boding cry of the tree-toad, that harbinger of storm; the dreary hooting of the screechowl.” ~ Washington Irving

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