“All of us are born with a set of instinctive fears - of falling, of the dark, of lobsters, of falling on lobsters in the dark, or speaking before a Rotary Club, and of the words "Some Assembly Required”
“[The lobster vendor was one of two new seafood businesses that set up shop on the roadway between the Coliseum and horse barn and the fence adjacent to State Fair Boulevard, facing the additional challenge of attracting customers in a location that had no vendors at previous State Fairs.] I heard there was nothing but horse trailers here before for years, ... We've got two obstacles to overcome. The traffic pattern is not ingrained, the way they walk around here. I hope they want to come and explore the new area and see.”
“CRAYFISH, n. A small crustacean very much resembling the lobster, but less indigestible.
In this small fish I take it that human wisdom is admirably figured and symbolized; for whereas the crayfish doth move only backward, and can have only retrospection, seeing naught but the perils already passed, so the wisdom of man doth not enable him to avoid the follies that beset his course, but only to apprehend their nature afterward. --Sir James Merivale”