Quotations About / On: FLY

  • 1.
    Turtles can fly! : Anyone can fly!
    (Turtles can fly means to accomplish what is assumed to be impossible by conventional thinking. Turtles can fly in water. Slow heavy crawling creatures can fly. Anyone can fly!)
    More quotations from: Eric Li
  • 2.
    Fly from the company of the wicked—fly and turn not back.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 854 C....)
    More quotations from: Plato, fly
  • 3.
    “In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing. We lived at the junction of great trout rivers in western Montana, and our father was a Presbyterian minister and a fly fisherman who tied his own flies and taught others. He told us about Christs disciples being fishermen, and we were left to assume, as my brother and I did, that all first-class fishermen on the Sea of Galilee were fly fishermen and that John, the favorite, was a dry-fly fisherman.”
    (Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories)
    More quotations from: Norman Fitzroy Maclean
  • 4.
    If you respect the fly and not kill it, you will feel better about yourself. Remove the fly humanely.
    (Paul Vagnarelli)
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  • 5.
    You don't always fly after you fall, but there is always a possibility that you fall after you fly.
    (-Alyssa MiLano)
    More quotations from: Abina Baveghems
  • 6.
    Sometimes words do fly in the sky but when words do fly in the sky, there are no keyboards to type.
    More quotations from: Rigzin Namgyal
  • 7.
    To me it's still a greater miracle when a fly flies than when a human being undertakes to do so.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
    More quotations from: Karl Kraus, fly
  • 8.
    What is your aim in philosophy?—To shew the fly the way out of the fly-bottle.
    (Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), Austrian-British philosopher. Trans. by G.E.M. Anscombe, Blackwell, second edition (1958). Philosophical Investigations, I, par. 309.)
    More quotations from: Ludwig Wittgenstein, fly
  • 9.
    The fly that does not want to be swatted is safest if it sits on the fly-swat.
    (G.C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg (1742-1799), German physicist, philosopher. "Notebook J," aph. 70, Aphorisms (written 1765-1799), trans. R.J. Hollingdale (1990).)
  • 10.
    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).)
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