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Quotations About / On: FLY

  • 1.
    To me it's still a greater miracle when a fly flies than when a human being undertakes to do so.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 2.
    What is your aim in philosophy?—To shew the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by G.E.M. Anscombe, Blackwell, second edition (1958). Philosophical Investigations, I, par. 309.)
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  • 3.
    Fly from the company of the wicked—fly and turn not back.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 854 C....)
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  • 4.
    The fly that does not want to be swatted is safest if it sits on the fly-swat.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook J," aph. 70, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
  • 5.
    A burrowing creature can't learn
    How to prepare his wings to fly
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  • 6.
    ​​'The bird that teaches love, flies away.'
    (Adam M. Snow)
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  • 7.
    Outside literature, high-flown sentiments are merely exasperating.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Sixth Selection, New York (1989).)
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  • 8.
    A closed mouth catches no flies.
    (Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish writer. Trans. by P. Motteux. Italian proverb quoted by Sancho Panza in Don Quixote, bk. 3, ch. 11, pt. 1 (1605). This is one of the "catalogue of musty proverbs.")
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  • 9.
    English literature is a flying fish.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "Notes on the English Character," pt. I (1920), in Abinger Harvest (1936).)
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  • 10.
    Time is flying, never to return.
    (Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70-19 B.C.), Roman poet. Georgics, bk. 3, l. 284 (29 B.C.). The Latin, fugit irreparabile tempus, is usually quoted tempus fugit.)
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