Quotations About / On:
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).)
Nothing is made in vain, but the fly came near it.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "More Maxims of Mark," p. 945, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
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.)
When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy by Mr. Yorick (1768), ch. "The Remise Door. Calais." Ed. Gardner D. Stout, Jr., University of California Press (1967).)
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).)
How time flies when one has fun!
(Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Vladimir, in Waiting for Godot, p. 49, Grove Press (1954).)
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).)
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).)
With as little a web as this will I ensnare as great a fly as Cassio.
(William Shakespeare (1564-1616), British dramatist, poet. Iago, in Othello, act 2, sc. 1, l. 168-9.)
the genuine is born within us with the courage to cut all strings and fly freedom in the horizons of our own skies
(Terence George Craddock March 28 2015)