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13 Quotes That Sum Up Scorpios

Of the 12 astrological signs of the zodiac, Scorpio might just be the most mysterious. It’s fitting, given that Scorpios are classified as those born between October 23 and November 21, a time frame that encompasses Halloween and an autumnal changing of the seasons. Though Scorpios are often mistaken for fire signs, given their reputation for being intensely goal-oriented and sometimes harsh, they're actually water signs, full of emotions and a desire for real intimacy.

As with each of the other signs, there are both positive and negative traits associated with this autumn sign. On the positive end of the spectrum, Scorpios are believed to be fervently loyal and brave, showing an admirable dedication to loved ones as well as their own morals and convictions. They are also often characterized as ambitious; they are people who set their sights on big goals and will stop at nothing to achieve them. On the flip side, Scorpios may have a reputation for being competitive and jealous, often needing to see how their own accomplishments stack up against those of their peers. And they are known to be secretive, keeping their truest selves hidden, meaning it can be difficult for others to know how to approach them or form relationships.

In honor of the zodiac’s lovable scorpions, we’ve rounded up 13 quotes that speak to the characteristics of this deep and intriguing sign.

I used to be very revenge-motivated but that’s just because I’m a Scorpio.

I’m about being the best… if you’re gonna be playing this video game, you might as well win, right?
— Frank Ocean

You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise.
— Maya Angelou

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.
— Jane Austen

My motto is, “If not now, when? If not me, who?” I want to manifest my destiny, creatively, while I’m here.
— Jamie Lee Curtis

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
— Socrates

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.
— Albert Einstein

There’s a lot of people that have great ideas and dreams and whatnot, but unless you’re willing to work really, really hard, and work for what you want, it’s never going to happen.
— Kris Jenner

Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them.
— T. Harv Eker, author

If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
— William Shakespeare

I'm guilty of having strong opinions myself, but I'm trying to be more empathetic and understand why people think the way they do.
— Ellen Pompeo

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work, one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
— Franz Kafka

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