quote by Ronald Reagan

It's hard, when you're up to your armpits in alligators, to remember you came here to drain the swamp.

— Ronald Reagan

Most Powerful Alligators quotations

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.

It's what you'd expect out of Baton Rouge: people tailgating with shrimp étouffée, everything from alligators roasting on a barbecue to dishes that you would get in the French Quarter. These people are serious and they are legit and they're ready to go.

See you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile.

Just take them rascals [rapists, killers, child abusers] out in the swamp / Put 'em on their knees and tie 'em to a stump / Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest.

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.

I'm that same David Crockett, fresh from the backwoods, half-horse, half-alligator, a little touched with the snapping turtle; can wade the Mississippi, leap the Ohio, ride upon a streak of lightning, and slip without a scratch down a honey locust [tree].

Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.

Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet.

Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents.

These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence.

I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale.

I done handcuffed lightning And throw thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. just last week, I murdered a rock, Injured a stone, Hospitalized a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.

My father being an outdoors person, he used to take us on quite a few adventures thorugh the wild areas down there, introducing us to alligators and rattlesnakes and all the trees and plants.

People wrestle alligators but not once has someone done it without an audience.

Writing fantasy lets me imagine a great deal more than, say, writing about alligators, and lets me write about places more distant than Florida, but I can tell you things about Florida and alligators, let you make the connection all on your own.

Feed the alligators and you get bigger alligators.

If I could rest anywhere, it would be in Arkansas, where the men are of the real half-horse, half-alligator breed such as grows nowhere else on the face of the universal earth.

I look in music magazines now and see things on Luther Allison, and my name's getting out there more, thanks to all the good people at Alligator Records and at my management company.

I spent most of my 20s with these alligator wrestlers in the swamps of South Florida.

Alligators and crocodiles are some of the most aggressive creatures on the planet - they'll take down a boat if you come up to their nest.

It makes my skin crawl to think about the violent ways snakes, lizards, alligators and other exotic creatures are raised and killed for boots, bags and belts.

Only last week I murdered a rock, injured a stone and hospitalized a brick.

You've got forever; and somehow you can't do much with it. You've got forever; and it's a mile wide and an inch deep and full of alligators.

Alligator: The crocodile of America, superior in every detail to the crocodile of the effete monarchies of the Old World.

Once when I was golfing in Georgia, I hooked the ball into the swamp.

I went in after it and found an alligator wearing a shirt with a picture of a little golfer on it.

Not much is known about alligators. They don't train well. And they're unwieldy and rowdy to work with in laboratories.

A gun is not a weapon! It's a tool, like a butcher's knife, or a harpoon, or an alligator.

My mom was beautiful; she was supposed to be the original Jane in the original Tarzan movie. They asked her to put her foot in the water and there was an alligator in there, and she wouldn't put her foot in the water.

Far off in the red mangroves an alligator has heaved himself onto a hummock of grass and lies there, studying his poems.

It's the chauffeur's outfit from hell, right down to the alligator shoes.

I was wearing these alligator shoes and this very interesting and haunting chauffeur's outfit, but what really did it for me was the hat. And then, when I eventually get my eye taken out, the gold eye really brought it home for me.

When I was a little kid, I was the first kid in my neighborhood to have a pet alligator.

Down in Louisiana where the alligators grow so mean, there lived a girl that I swear to the world made the alligators look tame.

My number one rule is to keep that camera rolling.

Even if it's shaky or slightly out of focus, I don't give a rip. Even if a big old alligator is chewing me up I want to go down and go, 'Crikey!' just before I die. That would be the ultimate for me.

I’m also fascinated by the difference between terror and fear.

Fear says, “Do not actually put your hand in the alligator,” while terror says, “Avoid Florida entirely because alligators exist.

When we were shooting in Shreveport, me and a couple of friends went down to Lafayette, because they had a big Zydeco music festival down there. We spent two days dancing to Zydeco music, eating fried alligator... It was one of the craziest festivals I've ever been to in my life, but I loved it.

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