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Quotations About / On: FLY

  • 31.
    A word carries far—very far—deals destruction through time as the bullets go flying through space.
    (Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish-born British novelist. Marlow, in Lord Jim, ch. 15 (1900).)
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  • 32.
    Eagles commonly fly alone. They are crows, daws, and starlings that flock together.
    (John Webster (1580-1625), British dramatist. Ferdinand, in The Duchess of Malfi, act 5, sc. 2.)
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  • 33.
    Mosquitoes, black flies, etc., pursued us in mid-channel, and we were glad sometimes to get into violent rapids, for then we escaped them.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "The Allegash and East Branch" (1864) in The Maine Woods (1864), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 3, p. 309, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
  • 34.
    All places were now become irksome to her. She found it impossible to fly from infamy, unless she could at the same time fly from herself.
    (Sarah Fielding (1710-1768), British novelist. The History of the Countess of Dellwyn, bk. 4, ch. 11 (1759).)
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  • 35.
    He who will one day teach men to fly will have displaced all boundary stones; the boundary stones themselves will fly up into the air to him, and he will rebaptize the earth—as "the weightless."
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 242, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Third Part, "On the Spirit of Gravity," section 2 (1884).)
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  • 36.
    We have two American flags always: one for the rich and one for the poor. When the rich fly it it means that things are under control; when the poor fly it it means danger, revolution, anarchy.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "Good News! God Is Love!" The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).)
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  • 37.
    The life of man in this world is like the life of a fly in a room filled with 100 boys, each armed with a fly-swatter.
    (H.L. (Henry Lewis) Mencken (18801956), U.S. journalist, critic. A Mencken Chrestomathy, ch. 30, p. 618, Knopf (1949).)
  • 38.
    You've committed murder just as much as Hélène did. You killed a fly with a human head, she killed a human with a fly head. If she murdered so did you.
    (James Clavell (b. 1924), Australian, and Kurt Neumann. François Delambre (Vincent Price), The Fly, to the Inspector, who has just killed the human-headed fly (1957). Clavell is a naturalized American. Based on a story by George Langelaan.)
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  • 39.
    A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.
    (Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), British churchman, devotional writer. "The Marriage Ring," sermon 17, Twenty-Five Sermons (1651).)
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  • 40.
    No throne exists that has a right to exist, and no symbol of it, flying from any flagstaff, is righteously entitled to wear any device but the skull and crossbones of that kindred industry which differs from royalty only businesswise-merely as retail differs from wholesale.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. The American Claimant, ch. 10 (1892).)
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