Rat Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Rat Quotes from famous authors such as Jerry Garcia, Terry Pratchett, Jonathan Lipnicki, W. C. Fields, Gurmeet Choudhary. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!

I don’t think I’ve ever actually written from inspiration, actually had a song just go, ‘Bing!’ I only recall that happening to me twice – once was with ‘Terrapin’ and the other was ‘Wharf Rat.’ I mean, that’s twice in a lifetime of writing!
Jerry Garcia
Mum had done everything you need to educate a kid. She made me a kid who likes books and she told me about ‘Wind in the Willows’ and read it and I thought this is weird, Rat, Mole, Toad and my first ever Bolshie thought – you know about ‘The Wind in the Willows.’
Terry Pratchett
I kind of became a gym rat. The more results I saw, the more dedicated I became. It is such a great feeling to see your hard work pay off. I mean, if I’m gonna skip the In-N-Out burgers, there better be light at the end of the tunnel!
Jonathan Lipnicki
The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath.
W. C. Fields
From getting good grades in school, to thinking about getting a good career and settling down, we all have been running a rat race. We always thought that we were doing it for ourselves but actually we were doing it for others. Like, I realized, I never had time for myself.
Gurmeet Choudhary
My Ph.D. thesis problem was to determine if the DNA content of rat tissues increased if there was B12 in the diet. This problem was suggested by my adviser based on the observation that thymine could replace vitamin B12 in a lactobacillus.
Irwin Rose
Our environments shape the way we see ourselves. If you have been condemned to live in an area that is pretty evidently a rat-run, then sooner or later you’re gonna come to the conclusion that you’re a rat.
Alan Moore
I’ve been extremely lucky in that I’ve been a very successful model for a long time. So now I’m an actress and a mother. I’m a theatre rat, which I always wanted to be – I’ve wanted to act since I was 14 – and I never get bored, ever, and I have four beautiful children. I am, in fact, so darn lucky.
Jerry Hall
The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
John Spencer
It’s like being a gym rat, but you’re a theater rat, and then that becomes your fraternity house. That becomes your extended family.
Billy Crystal
Growing up in Vegas, over time you get to see shows like Tom Jones, Wayne Newton, I mean, The Rat Pack ran Vegas way, way back, and I’m a huge fan of that whole era and vibe.
I was so enthralled watching ‘Guys and Dolls’ and learning about the Rat Pack.
Brendon Urie
In the ’80s, I got tired of the rat race. It was a terrible time for music. I wasn’t part of that whole MTV craze. I did ‘Go Ahead and Rain,’ which was Madeleine Stowe’s first bit, but felt no connection to it. I went many years where I didn’t have to work.
J. D. Souther
Once I left out what I then considered my best line because there was a suspected column rat in the house.
Dick Cavett
I’m a pack rat. There’s only a couple pairs of tights I’ve worn throughout my career that I don’t have. I save everything.
Jeff Jarrett
All around me, I see girls forced to become rat racers in the College Application Industrial Complex, the subculture where students must craft themselves into the perfect specimens for college admission and often lose their authenticity, love of learning, and sense of self in the process.
Rachel Simmons
I am a recovering rat racer.
Rachel Simmons
When it began to grow dark, the Rat, with an air of excitement and mystery, summoned them back into the parlour, stood each of them up alongside of his little heap, and proceeded to dress them up for the coming expedition.
Kenneth Grahame
I’m not a studio rat. I do find sitting around playing the same song 12 times kind of tedious. I like to get in and get out.
Darius Rucker
I hate rats. I had a pet rat to try and overcome it. I even gave him mouth-to mouth resuscitation when he had a heart attack. But I couldn’t conquer it.
Sam Taylor-Johnson
The success of the Rat Pack or the Clan was due to the camaraderie, the three guys who work together and kid each other and love each other.
Sammy Davis, Jr.
I didn’t want a ghost writer. I’ve got such a distinctive voice, people would smell a rat, I think.
Alan Carr
The Rat Pack was the piece that really kicked me out of that little funk that I was in and then Ted called me up and asked me if I wanted to be the dad in Blow.
Ray Liotta
I just realized at a certain point that no matter how much writing I did, I’m still a gym rat for comedy clubs.
Neal Brennan
I’m only four weeks out from birth, so I still have a couple more weeks before I can work out – which is fine with me. I love the feeling of working out, but I’ve never been a gym rat, ever, so now, it’s all about taking in what I can if it’s good for the baby, because it all translates to her in a way.
Chrissy Teigen
I hadn’t thought that I was generally a pack rat, but it turns out I am.
Joan Didion
I’ve sat looking down into a volcano that could blow at any moment; I’ve helped catch a shark and several rattlesnakes; I let a tarantula walk across my hand, and I ate rat soup.
Alan Alda
Libya became a rat’s nest of extremism after NATO helped depose dictator Moammar Gadhafi, and it now exports weapons, jihadists, and ideology to Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Pete Hoekstra
I was a rink rat growing up. I was a goalie and my father was a busy father of five, so he would come when he could. When he did show up, I’d look up and there he would be.
Gord Downie
Fate is not an eagle, it creeps like a rat.
Elizabeth Bowen
I’m not a tour rat. I’m not crazy about it.
Bob Seger
There’s a lot in my closet. I’ve been collecting things since I was five. I’m definitely a pack rat. I’m not a hoarder, but I’m definitely a pack rat. I will keep anything if I have a memory in it or a good moment.
Johnny Weir
It is so expensive to take care of my hair and keep it looking like I was born with it, when my real hair is the color of rat fur.
Samantha Bee
An individual ant, even though it has a brain about a millionth of a size of a human being’s, can learn a maze; the kind we use is a simple rat maze in a laboratory. They can learn it about one-half as fast as a rat.
E. O. Wilson
I don’t want to be in any rat race.
Poonam Dhillon
Rat Records in Camberwell is where most of my record collection has come from. It’s like someone with my exact taste in music has handed them all their old vinyl.
Romy Madley Croft
People say never work with children and animals. I actually like working with Oliver Bell, and working with a rat really opens possibilities to you because you don’t know how it’s going to be. It’s just a rat, so you can just react to this rat being a rat, if that makes sense.
Tamzin Merchant
The rat stops gnawing in the wood, the dungeon walls withdraw, the weight is lifted your pulse steadies and the sun has found your heart, the day was not bad, the season has not been bad, there is sense and even promise in going on.
Bernard DeVoto
Flying Squirrel remind me of Ultimate Warrior because he a little rat when he jump in ring like that idiot Jose Canseco or Mel Gibson.
The Iron Sheik
My father was a builder. During my high school years, I worked for him. One summer, I was working with a guy who had just come back from Vietnam and had been a tunnel rat. He wouldn’t talk about the experience, but it sounded really scary to me.
Michael Connelly
Actually, I’m not a gym rat. I’m not a gym person – I’ve never been. I’ve always been blessed to be thin. If I’m waiting for the kettle to boil, I’m doing 15 lunges.
Paige Butcher
You can’t be friends with a squirrel! A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit.
Sarah Jessica Parker
I was not the young heroic model for ‘Hamlet.’ I tended to play those characters that orbited around them: the rogues and the rat bags and the idiots and the fools and the clowns that sway the plot somehow from a tangent.
Geoffrey Rush
Profit is the sole criterion used by the establishment to evaluate economic activity. From the rat race to lame ducks. The vocabulary in vogue is a give-away. It’s more reminiscent of a human menagerie than human society.
Jimmy Reid
I’m a selective pack rat. There’s some things I have no problem getting rid of and others I hold onto dearly.
Will Ferrell
I’m not gonna rat my people out!
Ruben Diaz Sr.
I was a library rat and a bookworm. I read all the time. I walked to school reading books. I read under my desk.
Chelsea Cain
It was at one of the parties at our house that The Rat Pack got started.
Lorna Luft
When I was in New York it was like a maze, a rat maze, going from one little box to another little box and passing through passageways to get from one safe haven to another.
Bruce Conner
You’re this rat in the American maze, working your way towards the cheese, which is a job.
Kevin Costner
Scientific prayer makes God a celestial lab rat, leading to bad science and worse religion.
Michael Shermer
The moment I was introduced to my wife, Emma, at a party I thought, here she is – and 20 minutes later I told her she ought to marry me. She thought I was as mad as a rat. She wouldn’t even give me her telephone number – and she wrote in her diary: ‘A funny little man asked me to marry him.’
Julian Fellowes
I’ve always wanted to be a dad. I just can’t wait to have a little rug rat running around. I used to want five or six kids, but maybe I’ve become too self-absorbed over the years. I think two would be perfect.
Josh Duhamel
I’m a gym rat; I love my hour-long afternoon sessions with my trainer.
Tim Howard
The first time I ever met Stephen King, he came up to me, and we went to shake hands, and he had, like, this fake rubber rat that he kind of, you know, shook at me. You know, and I said, ‘No, this is a cliche – this can’t be. Stephen King is trying to scare me with a fake rat?’ It was just really weird.
Rob Reiner
When self-delusion and self-flattery enter the mind-set of a product team and the metrics they judge themselves by, like the first plague rat coming onto a ship, the end is practically preordained.
Antonio Garcia Martinez
I have one chocolate Lab named Jasmine. I also had a rat named Sky.
Jason Dolley
It’s a rare moment when we take a break from the tribulations of the daily rat race to reflect on assumptions and values that we casually accept as gospel.
Graydon Carter
I’m a studio rat.
The Weeknd
Grooming oneself with all the crazed compulsion of an under-exercised lab rat in order to hook a rich man and obtain a lush lifestyle makes a certain (albeit seedy) sense.
Julie Burchill
All my memories of being in Las Vegas with Bobby were great. Frank Sinatra brought us to the Sands Hotel in 1965. When we worked that lounge, it was a great lounge. I think it was bigger than the showroom. We were two 25-year-old dumb kids from Orange County in Las Vegas with The Rat Pack.
Bill Medley
I’m fascinated by the narrative of geology, and I’m a veritable pack rat of a collector on the road. I keep a rock hammer in my car.
Marianne Wiggins
I have a rat inside my skull that runs on a treadmill – pitta-patta pitta-patta pitta-patta. I enjoy the company of other people who experience that pitta-patta in their skulls.
Richard Lederer
When I listen to songs, I can smell a rat. I like songs that speak to me with some deeper truth.
Mike Dirnt
I have a very varied taste in music. Everything from rap to classical to Latino to Rat Pack to jazz.
Jasper Fforde
A rat race is for rats. We’re not rats. We’re human beings. Reject the insidious pressures in society that would blunt your critical faculties to all that is happening around you, that would caution silence in the face of injustice lest you jeopardise your chances of promotion and self-advancement.
Jimmy Reid
I am no longer interested in the rat race and I want to be around in a meaningful way.
Yoga has trimmed my body in a way that the gym never could. I used to be a gym rat, but I switched to yoga and am now almost 10 pounds lighter. One important thing I’ve gotten from yoga is breathing. When I’m cooking, the top part of my body collapses down. It cuts off my diaphragm.
Giada De Laurentiis
I loved to party with the Rat Pack; they were so much fun.
Debbie Reynolds
I’m not always a rat. Sometimes it just comes out.
Brad Marchand
I’m not much of a gym rat; I’d rather be running, but if it enables me to run faster, then I guess I can tough it out.
Ashton Eaton
The ‘Love Undercover’ series features two cops, a street rat, and a construction worker as the lead heroes.
Lori Foster
How could you be from the ghetto and be a rat?
Suge Knight
I could no more define poetry than a terrier can define a rat.
A. E. Housman
I actually wanted to be a doctor. But doing all those horrid rat dissections made me faint. I studied science till the 12th standard and later took up commerce. I was planning to do chartered accountancy, but fate had something else in store for me.
Bipasha Basu
I do not want to be a part of Hindi cinema’s rat race. But yes, if I get offers and characters which I feel would suit me as well as make some difference to me, I will do a Hindi film.
Prosenjit Chatterjee
Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
Mr Speaker, I smell a rat; I see him forming in the air and darkening the sky; but I will nip him in the bud.
Boyle Roche
The touring life wasn’t for me. I like to wake up in the same place most days. And I’m really into sitting behind a mixing console and listening to music all night and making music all night. I’m a studio rat.
Scott Storch
I don’t really know the story of the Pied Piper. I don’t read stories, first of all. I just remember either a rabbit or a rat leading people out of the village with a flute. That’s all I can tell you.
R. Kelly
When Sinatra said, ‘For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer I’ve ever heard,’ it changed my career completely. He was my best friend, and I was his best friend… but I was never part of the Rat Pack.
Tony Bennett
I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat, and that was Tony Randall.
Joseph Barbera
My idea of an actor is to be different persons with different roles. Every time a script interests me, I look for interesting characters because I intend to completely transport myself into it. This happens only because I am a very greedy actor. I am not part of the rat race because I am living a dream.
Vidya Balan
Maybe playing around and having fun is considered being a rat… I guess I’m a rat.
Brad Marchand
He and I were about as compatible as a rat and a boa constrictor.
Stevie Nicks
Ray Bradbury has a vacation house in Palm Springs, California, in the desert at the base of the Santa Rosa mountains. It’s a Rat Pack-era affair, with a chrome-and-turquoise kitchen and a small swimming pool in back.
Sam Weller
Being that I always perform, I started working out with a trainer to get that endurance and stamina. Now, I guess you could call me a gym rat.
Fat Joe
I’m a total rink rat. I can do the toe loop, the lutz, a flip, and the Scholz. That’s one I invented. It’s like me – you jump, you rotate in the wrong direction, and you land on the wrong foot.
Tom Scholz
I love Mardi Gras. I’m a street rat.
Mitch Landrieu
There is immense pressure of being caught in the rat race. At such times, I’m glad I have just one child.
Rahul Dev
I’m a studio rat. I like going in there as producer.
Al Jourgensen
That’s what I was known for: I was a gym rat.
Gilbert Arenas
My mom is a pack rat.
Adam F. Goldberg
I went through whole scene kid phase from when I was, like, 12 years old to 15. Black eyeliner – I got gauges, which I definitely regret now – and I had the world’s worst haircut: it looked similar to a mullet with a rat’s tail, essentially. It was not great.
Madelaine Petsch
Back in the Rat Pack days, we’d take Frank’s plane and sit dead center, because of Nancy. We’d watch the Rat Pack in the center ring and you couldn’t ask for a better thing.
James Darren
I live like in the days of Daniel Boone, hauling water by hand. I used to have two Rolls-Royces. Now I got one. It’s got four flat tires; the trunk is open, and a rat lives inside it.
Dick Dale
I’m a Sagittarius, born in the year of the rat, all of which is basically meaningless to me.
Kevin Brockmeier
I am not in a hurry to be number one. I don’t want to be in the rat race in that sense.
Huma Qureshi
To put it another way, Michael Jordan was a gym rat.
Frank Shorter
Schools are not exam factories for the rat race.
Johann Lamont
A squirrel is just a rat with a cuter outfit!
Sarah Jessica Parker