The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
— William Blake

There is a courageous wisdom; there is also a false, reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear.
Edmund Burke reptile quote

Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile and just above repugnant.
— Julia Roberts

And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay.
— George Washington Cable

I see if I can make human beings look like reptiles.
— reptile quotation by Ralph Steadman