There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnakes tail.
— American Indian Proverbs

When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike you, do not wait until he has struck before you crush him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt rattlesnake quote

He will fight a rattlesnake and give it the first two bites too.
— Navjot Singh Sidhu

If I had my way we'd sleep every night all wrapped around each other like hibernating rattlesnakes.
— William S. Burroughs

I regarded drugs as somewhat like rattlesnakes - it's possible to pick one up without getting bit, but why bother?
— rattlesnake quotation by Elizabeth Moon