Worms

The early bird gets proverbs and quotes about worms.

Worm
Worm – Photo by John Benson


 

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'Every worm has his weak spot', as my father used to say, though I am sure it was not from personal experience.

Bilbo
The Hobbit - Chapter 12 - Inside Information
J.R.R. Tolkien

A bookworm.

A person who is very fond of reading

A man once struck with a firebrand runs away on seeing a glowworm.

Bengalese

And the worms ate into his brain.

Hey You
Roger Waters - Pink Floyd

As day breaks, the glowworms say: 'We've lit up the world!'

Indian

Before men existed there were already worms to eat them.

Lucebert

Bookworm.

A person who is very fond of reading

Do not lean on a worm-eaten staff.

Greek

Don't feed a silkworm that's sleeping.

Let sleeping dogs sleep.

Even a worm will turn.


Every cider apple has a worm.


Every worm has its hole.

Yiddish

Glowworms are not lanterns.

French

God gives every bird a worm, but he does not throw it in the nest.

Swedish proverb

God gives every bird his worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.

Swedish

How much less man, who is but a maggot, the son of man, who is only a worm?

Job: 25: 6
Bible

I have no pity! I have no pity! The more the worms writhe, the more I yearn to crush out their entrails!

Wuthering Heights
Emily Brontë

If the timid sees a glowworm he shouts: 'Fire!'

Armenian

In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing in it to sit down on or to eat; it was a hobbit-hole, and that means comfort.

The Hobbit - Chapter 1 - An Unexpected Party
J.R.R. Tolkien
This is how The Hobbit book begins.

It is foolish to show glowworms by candle light.

Italian

Never look for a worm in the apple of your eye.


No apple tree is immune from worms.

Russian

Quiet worms will bore a hole in the wall.

Japanese

Salt will never be worm-eaten.

Saudi Arabian

Silent worms dig holes in the walls.

Japanese


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