Quotations About / On: FLY

  • 1.
    Fly from the company of the wicked—fly and turn not back.
    (Plato (c. 427-347 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Protagoras, 854 C....)
  • 2.
    “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)
  • 3.
    Good, old memories are like flightless birds perching on heart's wall - poised to fly but never flies.
    (My poem 'MY DAYS OF YORE')
  • 4.
    If you respect the fly and not kill it, you will feel better about yourself. Remove the fly humanely.
    (Paul Vagnarelli)
  • 5.
    You don't always fly after you fall, but there is always a possibility that you fall after you fly.
    (-Alyssa MiLano)
  • 6.
    Sometimes words do fly in the sky but when words do fly in the sky, there are no keyboards to type.
  • 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).)
  • 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.)
  • 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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