QuoteProverbs

Worms

The early bird gets proverbs and quotes about worms.

Worm – Photo by John Benson



“… ‘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


Under the Mountain dark and tall
the King has come unto his hall!
His foe is dead, the Worm of Dread,
And ever so his foes shall fall.

The Hobbit – Chapter 15 – The Gathering of the Clouds
J.R.R. Tolkien
Part of a song by the dwarves.


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


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


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


Sorrow is to the soul what the worm is to wood.

Turkish


The couch beneath you is the maggot, your covering, the worm.

Isaiah 14:11
Bible


The early bird catches the early worm.


The early bird catches the worm.


The early bird gets the worm.

American


The most beautiful fig may contain a worm.

Zulu


The rose has its thorn, the peach its worm.


There was a most special greedy, strong and wicked worm called Smaug.

The Hobbit – Chapter 1 – An Unexpected Party
J.R.R. Tolkien
About the dragon.


To a worm in horseradish, the whole world is horseradish.

Jewish proverb


We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.

Winston Churchill


What is good of a red apple if it has a worm?


When a man dies, he inherits corruption; worms and gnats and maggots.

Sirech 10:11
Bible


When a worm sits in horseradish, it thinks there’s nothing sweeter.

Jewish proverb


When the earth is hot, the worm stays in the ground.

Native American


With money, a dragon, without it, a worm.

China


Worms don’t like the robin’s song.

Native American


Worms eat you up dead and worries eat you up alive.

Yiddish