Quotations About / On: FLY

  • 41.
    A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion; a woman to submit to it.
    (Germaine de Staël (1766-1817), Swiss-French writer, wit. Delphine, epigraph (1802).)
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  • 42.
    Good places for aphorisms: in fortune cookies, on bumper stickers, and on banners flying over the Palace of Free Advice.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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  • 43.
    I feel like my sixteenth birthday and the time I graduated from high school, and the first time I flew solo all wrapped up in one.
    (Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Fleming. Dorinda Durston (Irene Dunne), A Guy Named Joe, when she's wearing the new dress Pete gave her (1943). Adaptation by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan from an original story by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm; original name, James Dalton Trumbo.)
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  • 44.
    The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!
    (Aesop (6th century B.C.), Greek fabulist. "The Fly on the Wheel," Fables, trans. by Francis Bacon in his essay "Of Vain-Glory.")
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  • 45.
    It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
    (Muhammad Ali (b. 1942), U.S. boxer. Quoted in New York Times (April 6, 1977). Born Cassius Marcellus Clay.)
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  • 46.
    The essential is to excite the spectators. If that means playing Hamlet on a flying trapeze or in an aquarium, you do it.
    (Orson Welles (1915-1984), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer. Originally published in Les Nouvelles Littéraires (1953). Quoted in Frank Brady, Citizen Welles, ch. 16 (1989).)
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  • 47.
    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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  • 48.
    Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
    (Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Simple Simon," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).)
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  • 49.
    Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.
    (Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825), German novelist. Hesperus, ch. 21 (1795).)
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  • 50.
    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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