Quotations About / On: FLY

  • 31.
    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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  • 32.
    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).)
  • 33.
    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.)
  • 34.
    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).)
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  • 35.
    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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  • 36.
    How time flies when one has fun!
    (Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), Irish dramatist, novelist. Vladimir, in Waiting for Godot, p. 49, Grove Press (1954).)
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  • 37.
    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).)
  • 38.
    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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  • 39.
    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.)
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  • 40.
    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)
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