Spider proverbs and quotes

A spider in its web

This is a collection of proverbs, expressions, quotes, poems, songs, etc. all about spiders.

Also have a look at proverbs and quotes about insects

If you know more quotes or proverbs about spiders, please send me a message.


A spider spins his web strand by strand.  
A spidery handwriting  
Big flies break the spider web. Italian
Laws, like the spider’s web, catch the fly and let the hawk
go free.
The spider and the fly can’t make a deal. Jamaican
If you want to live and thrive, let the spider run alive. American Quakers
It is the web, not the spider, that catches the fly.
The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings’
Bible: Proverbs 30:28
The spiders web lets the rat escape and catches the fly. Spanish
To destroy the cobweb, destroy the spider. Maltese
When spiders unite, they can tie down a lion. Ethiopian
When spiders’ webs unite, they can tie up a lion. Ethiopian
When the bee sucks, it makes honey; when the spider, poison.  
Where the girls are there are no spider’s webs. Catalonian
Words are like the spider’s web: a shelter for the clever
ones and a trap for the not-so-clever.
You must kill the spider to get rid of the cobweb. Maltese
Somehow the killing of a giant spider, all alone by himself in the dark without the help of a wizard or the dwarves or anyone else, made a great difference to Mr. Baggins. He felt a different person, and much fiercer and bolder in spite of an empty stomach as he wiped his sword on the grass and put it back into its sheath. Tolkien – The Hobbit
The itsy bitsy spider   (or The eensy weensy spider)
climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain
and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun
and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider (or eensy weensy spider)
climbed up the spout again.
A “spider” is also a computer program that searches the World Wide Web automatically by retrieving a document and all linked documents for storage in a database. These programs are also called : “web spider” or “web crawler” or “web robot”. The search process is called “web crawling” or “spidering”.  

See also: Insects: Proverbs, quotes, sayings, etc.

See also: Insects and Spiders in Harry Potter books

See here more: proverbs and quotes about spiders

Scroll to Top