Quotations About / On: FLY

  • 21.
    Like a frog, the aphorist waits for something to fly by that he can catch with his tongue.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourteenth Selection, New York (1994).)
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  • 22.
    The higher we rise up, the smaller we appear to those who are unable to fly.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 331, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Fifth Book," aphorism 574, "Don't Forget!" (1881).)
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  • 23.
    The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly. The blood is the life, Mr. Renfield.
    (Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Dracula, speaking to Renfield at his castle (1931). From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).)
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  • 24.
    Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. The Spanish Gypsy, bk. 3 (1868).)
  • 25.
    There are occasions when I would rather feel like a fly than a spider.
    (E.M. (Edward Morgan) Forster (1879-1970), British novelist, essayist. "D.H. Lawrence," The Nation and the Athenaeum 47 (1930).)
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  • 26.
    I became the butterfly. I got out of the cocoon, and I flew.
    (Lynn Redgrave (b. 1943), British actor; relocated to America. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 80 (June 6, 1993). The daughter and sister of famous and oppressive English actors, Redgrave was describing her resettlement from England to California, which was followed by a successful diet, marriage, and acting career.)
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  • 27.
    You see, in a world where elephants are pursued by flying men, people are just naturally going to want to get high.
    (Judith Rascoe, U.S. screenwriter, Robert Stone (b. 1939), and Karel Reisz. Converse (Michael Moriarty), Who'll Stop the Rain? Writing his wife from Vietnam (1978).)
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  • 28.
    Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.
    (William Golding (b. 1911), British author. Pincher Martin, ch. 6 (1956).)
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  • 29.
    It is no doubt possible to fly—but first you must know how to dance like an angel.
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 10, p. 552, selection 17[46], eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Unpublished fragments dating to Fall 1883.)
  • 30.
    That's what I always say. Love flies out the door when money comes innuendo.
    (Arthur Sheerman, U.S. screenwriter. Norman McLeod. Monkey Business (film) (1931).)
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