Scorpion World Order

75 Scorpio Quotes That Epitomize This Intense Sign

Still waters run deep — just don't get them angry.

Written by Brianne Hogan

Is it any wonder that the spookiest and most introspective time of year — Halloween and the last remnants of autumn — belongs to Scorpio? That's because this water sign is intense AF in everything they do. If you ever need proof, reading Scorpio quotes (by this sign and about this sign) confirm as much. But beyond that, they can offer more insight into what makes Scorpions so unique.

From relationships to alone time to their career, if it's something they're passionate about, Scorpios go allllll in alllll the time. Otherwise, they wouldn't bother. Because that's the thing about Scorpios — they are super passionate creatures (they're known as the sex maniac of the zodiac, after all) and will not hold back once they catch feelings. And feels are a big deal to Scorpions since they're naturally ultra private and introverted and typically prefer their own company.

Once a Scorpio lets you into their inner circle, they expect total loyalty and secrecy because that's who they are. They're faithful to a fault and would never spill the tea on a trusted friend or lover. But if you cross a Scorpio? Look out! Symbolized by the Scorpion, they won't hesitate to take you to task with their stinger — and once they kick you out of their life, you can consider yourself banished. They hold a grudge like no other.

That's not because they're extra evil or dark (OK, so they're a little evil and dark); it's mostly due to their extremely sensitive nature. Scorpios are the epitome of the phrase "still waters run deep." While they might seem highly aloof on the outside, don't be fooled by their icy exterior — they feel at a deep intense level that can be overwhelming for both themselves and everyone around them.

So, are Scorpios the most chaotic sign of the zodiac (after Geminis, that is)? Probably. Though they can't help it. Steered by two planetary rulers — Mars, the planet of passion and drive, and Pluto, the planet of death and transformation — they're often at odds with pursuing their passions in life with crafted perfection as well as trying to figure out the bigger questions in life, including facing their own mortality. For example, it doesn't take much for a Scorpio to hide away from the world to consult their tarot cards about the future.

Meaning, yes, Scorpios are intense. But as Scorpio celebs like Katy Perry, Drake, Julia Roberts, and Leonardo DiCaprio prove, they are also never boring. To help better understand this complex sign, below you'll find the most Scorpio quotes about Scorpios or by famous Scorpios.

Insightful Quotes About Scorpios

  1. "The words that best describe Scorpios are intense, intuitive, and passionate." — Dan Liebman
  2. “Scorpios do not like people having power over them.” — Unknown
  3. "A Scorpio woman will be incredibly loyal to those she finds strong and deserving, but the weak ones will never be honored by her glance." — Linda Goodman
  4. "Scorpios are powerful creatures who demand equally potent cocktails." — Aliza Kelly
  5. “Scorpios are secretive... no one will ever know everything about them.” — Unknown
  6. "Scorpios are the most passionate people in the zodiac, and their emotions run strong and are often deeply hidden." — Fleming Lee
  7. "To build up trust with your Scorpio, first of all, you're going to have to have a strong idea of who you are." — Mary English
  8. "A Scorpio is also tenacious, hardworking, and patient enough to inevitably achieve his goal. They are great organizers and strategists." — Saket Shah
  9. "The Scorpio female is no plaything. The man who treats her with disrespect and injures her fierce pride will quickly and deeply regret it." — Therrie Rosenvald
  10. "I'm not one of those stars that go out and literally dresses to be photographed. I'm kind of a 'what you see is what you get' type of girl when I dress." — Anne Hathaway
  11. "Scorpios are the most independent sign and love to do things in their own way. A Scorpio does not say much but outlines all the meanings in simple phrases." — Sami Bsoul
  12. “If you have a hidden agenda, trust that a Scorpio will find out. This is one sign that sits back and observes things.” — Unknown
  13. "Always remember, Scorpio is a water sign, so every decision that Scorpios make in life, no matter how well thought out and organized, no matter how firmly based in actual physical circumstance, will, ultimately, be made emotionally or intuitively." — Sandy Anastasi
  14. "As a Scorpio, your self-expression may be complex because you traverse so many levels of awareness in your conscious mind." — Laurie A. Baum, MSW
  15. “Something you may not know about Scorpios: They would rather keep their problems to themselves than overwhelm someone else with them.” — Unknown
  16. "A Scorpio will carry his grudge into the afterlife if necessary to get his revenge." — Everett A. Blackman
  17. “Not telling me something because you don’t want to piss me off is probably the best way to piss me off.” — ScorpioQuotes.com
  18. “Scorpio will always appear to have a tough surface. However, they feel emotions more deeply than any of the zodiac signs.” — Unknown
  19. "You'll marvel at the Scorpio's determination and daring spirit." — Thelma Balfour
  20. "You're the Sign of endings and new beginnings, the one who can rise from the ashes and become even more powerful." — Joanna Martine Woolfolk
  21. "Scorpios like substance, shattering insights, darkness, and secrecy. They feel irresistibly drawn toward redirecting the conversation from small talk to deep talk." — Danny Larkin
  22. "Scorpios will do everything in their power to win the person who interests them. Some Scorpios will stop at nothing in order to eliminate competition and rivalry." — Margarete Beim
  23. “Scorpios give real advice... nothing sugar-coated.” — Unknown
  24. “Scorpios love to secretly influence the person in power to do the things they want to do, without having the full limelight. Whereas a fire sign always excels on the stage, a Scorpio is a better fit behind the curtain, pulling the strings o the operation and telling everyone where to go with just the immense power of their eyes.” — Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky, Astro Poets: Your Guides to the Zodiac
  25. “[Scorpio is] often the most misunderstood sign in astrology.” — Mecca Woods
  26. “The worst battle a Scorpio has to fight is between what they know and what they feel.” — Unknown
  27. “Scorpio is also about power — the power he wields over others and the power others wiled over him.” — Trish MacGregor
  28. “Scorpios are less interested in small talk and more interested in cutting to the chase. They want real emotional intimacy. Are you willing to go deep? Talk about your innermost desires and secrets?” — Emmalea Russo
  29. “Scorpio is like the ocean: lovely on the surface, but dive down into their depths, and you’ll find beauty most people never see.” — ScorpioQuotes.com
  30. “People born under the sign of Scorpio are highly emotional and intuitive.” — Thelma Balfour
  31. “Scorpio is deep AF. And they take relationships seriously: They’re looking for a partner who will challenge them intellectually, emotionally, and sexually.” — Aliza Kelly
  32. “Few are willing to make the sacrifices that a Scorpio will make for a true friend.” — Joseph Polansky
  33. “Playing with a Scorpio’s emotions is like opening the gates of hell.” — Unknown
  34. “I will only apologize for how I said it, not for what I said.” — ScorpioQuotes.com
  35. “Demanding something from a Scorpio is a sure way to not have it happen.” — Unknown

Quotes By Scorpios That Capture Scorpio Energy

  1. "I feel like my secret magic trick that separates me from a lot of my peers is the bravery to be vulnerable and truthful and honest." — Katy Perry
  2. "I compartmentalize a lot of emotions and push them away to deal with them at a later date." — Anne Hathaway
  3. "When I was 14 years old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn. It was called Project Hollywood 2004, and it worked. I moved to L.A. in January of 2004." — Emma Stone
  4. "For me, acting is about the art of it, and it's about being on a film set and doing your thing, painting a blank canvas." — Shailene Woodley
  5. "I worked as hard as I possibly could have. That's perfection." — Drake
  6. "I mean, I don't like sitting at a table with seven or eight people asking me questions and kind of listening to what I'm doing — scrutinizing my thoughts and things like that." — Joaquin Phoenix
  7. "Kill them with success and bury them with a smile." —Leonardo DiCaprio
  8. "I would rather be handsome for an hour than pretty for a week." — Tilda Swinton
  9. "I think being authentic online and living my life so openly allows people to actually relate to me." — Jeffree Star
  10. “I’m a Scorpio, and who knows if there is any validity to it, but I’m very emotional. I have high highs and low lows.” — Chely Wright
  11. "Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life." — Julia Roberts
  12. "I don't really have a gimmick or a 'thing.' I'm one of the few artists who gets to be himself every day." — Drake
  13. "If I'm doing something, I do like to take it to the limit." — Matthew McConaughey
  14. "What people say isn't going to stop me; I have to do things for myself." — Kendall Jenner
  15. “I’m a Scorpio. I have different mood swings.” — Craig Robinson
  16. "You don't have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect." — Katy Perry
  17. "I'm much happier on my own. I can spend as much time with somebody as I want to spend, but I'm not looking to be with somebody forever or live with someone. I don't want somebody in my house." — Whoopi Goldberg
  18. "I have my family and my friends. It's equally as important to me to be a good friend and a good sister and a good daughter. I'm very close with my family and friends." — Winona Ryder
  19. "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
  20. "I used to be very revenge-motivated, but that's just because I'm a Scorpio." — SZA
  21. "I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail." — Emma Stone
  22. “The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are.” — Goldie Hawn
  23. "It's funny when people say, 'I don't think Julia likes me.' Honey, if I don't like you, you're going to know about it." — Julia Roberts
  24. “An empress does not concern herself with the antics of fools.” — Gabrielle Union
  25. "I don't need the Prince Charming to have my own happy ending." — Katy Perry
  26. "It's an amazing feeling to go into a studio and really be alone." — Joaquin Phoenix
  27. "If you don't embrace who you are and accept who you are, you won't be able to live a happy life." — Ciara
  28. “Awareness is empowering.” — Rita Wilson
  29. "The thing is that if I know what's true in my heart and my soul, then what people say can't shape that." — Willow Smith
  30. “I say find one true friend to help you get through the tough times.” — Kelly Osbourne
  31. “The beauty of existence is that we get past the superficialities and material world and hopefully move into — lord — hopefully a bit of depth.” — Gwendoline Christie
  32. "I don't live my life for other people. I just totally live it for me." —Tracee Ellis Ross
  33. "My life is mine to remember." — Drake
  34. “I’ve been absolutely terrified every moment of my life — and I’ve never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do.” — Georgia O’Keeffe
  35. “I think you should never apologize for what you cook.” — Lorde
  36. “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
  37. “Discussions are healthy. Ignorance is not.” — Amandla Stenberg
  38. “I spend half my time just living my life, and the other half analyzing it.” — David Schwimmer
  39. “I’m always angry. I wake up angry. There is a lot to be angry about. Anger is a positive energy.” — Thandie Newton
  40. “It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.” — Sally Field