Quotations on Flies

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I love that feeling of being in love, the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Love, Being, Butterflies, Effect, Feeling)

The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine.
- Yasser Arafat
(Keywords: Victory, Flies, March, Palestine, Will)

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
- Honore de Balzac
(Keywords: Flies, Laws)

Everyone is like a butterfly, they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves.
- Drew Barrymore
(Keywords: Butterflies, Ugly)

I shall state silences more competently than ever a better man spangled the butterflies of vertigo.
- Samuel Beckett
(Keywords: Butterflies, Man, State, Vertigo)

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.
- William Blake
(Keywords: Life, Eternity, Flies, Joy, Kisses, Sun)

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
- Gerald Brenan
(Keywords: People, Ants, Butterflies, Leisure)

I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what's so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith.
- Mark Burnett
(Keywords: Dreams, Faith, Flies, Metaphor, Name, Wrong)

Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature - and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it.
- Lynne Cheney
(Keywords: Family, Nature, Boys, First, Flies, Girls, Human nature)

I have absorbed my life now. I am ready for my music to unfold. I know time flies, but before the end of this year, the album will be out. Even if it kills me.
- Neneh Cherry
(Keywords: Life, Music, Time, End, Flies, Now, Will)

Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common men.
- Giorgio de Chirico
(Keywords: Art, Men, Butterflies, Innocence, Moments)

Cool things happen. Ace's guitar flies through space, goes through a hole, and blows up. I throw drumsticks and they come flying at you.
- Peter Criss
(Keywords: Flies, Flying, Guitar, Space)

If you take one rivet out of an airplane, it will be all right, it'll keep flying. You take another rivet out of the airplane and it still flies. So what the heck, let's take more rivets out of the airplane, and sooner or later, the airplane drops from the sky.
- Ted Danson
(Keywords: Flies, Flying, Right, Sky, Will)

This big part flies off on the floor. The other part goes like this and lands in my foot! Standing up! It's standing in my foot! Right in the side of my foot. The flute glass. I think I'm like in one of my own pictures.
- Danny DeVito
(Keywords: Flies, Right)

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
- Jean de La Fontaine
(Keywords: Time, Flies, Sadness)

I recently watched Peter Brook's Lord of the Flies, and it wasn't a favorite film. Then I saw the one that was made in 1990, which in my opinion didn't match up to the original.
- Brendan Fraser
(Keywords: Favorite, Film, Flies, Opinion)

I will try to cram these paragraphs full of facts and give them a weight and shape no greater than that of a cloud of blue butterflies.
- Brendan Gill
(Keywords: Butterflies, Facts, Weight, Will)

Musical ideas sprang to my mind like a flight of butterflies, and all I had to do was to stretch out my hand to catch them.
- Charles Gounod
(Keywords: Ideas, Butterflies, Mind)

To sleep after sunrise was impossible on account of the number of flies which kept buzzing about the face.
- George Grey
(Keywords: Flies, Sleep)

After 12 years, the old butterflies came back. Well, I guess at my age you call them moths.
- Franco Harris
(Keywords: Age, Butterflies, Moths, Old, Years)

Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Keywords: Time, Flies, Shadow)

We have already done so much that people call dynamics. Look at the bumblebee being unaware of scientific truths, goes ahead and flies anyway. If it is possible, we will do it here.
- Tom Hopkins
(Keywords: People, Being, Flies, Will)

A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.
- Horace
(Keywords: Flies, Word)

So if you're a robot and you're living on this planet, you can do things that you can't do in real life - things that you wished you could do: like fly; like have a car that flies; like have furniture that is alive.
- William Joyce
(Keywords: Car, Life, Flies, Living)

Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer.
- Jackie Kennedy
(Keywords: Flies, Summer)

It's so bizarre, I'm not scared of snakes or spiders. But I'm scared of butterflies. There is something eerie about them. Something weird!
- Nicole Kidman
(Keywords: Bizarre, Butterflies, Spiders)

Realize what you really want. It stops you from chasing butterflies and puts you to work digging gold.
- William Moulton Marston
(Keywords: Work, Butterflies, Gold, Want)

Well, again working strictly to the film, where you had this lovely, lovely land of brightness and color. And everybody is smiling and happy and butterflies flitting around and it was that kind of image that, it was like a dream world, really.
- George Martin
(Keywords: Dream, Butterflies, Film, Land, World)

He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
- Henri Matisse
(Keywords: Flies, Nothing)

There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.
- Charles de Montesquieu
(Keywords: Life, Flies, Fortune, Visit)

Time, still as he flies, adds increase to her truth, and gives to her mind what he steals from her youth.
- Edward Moore
(Keywords: Time, Truth, Flies, Mind, Youth)

Two years work wasted, I have been breeding those flies for all that time and I've got nothing out of it.
- Thomas Hunt Morgan
(Keywords: Time, Work, Breeding, Flies, Nothing, Years)

Literature and butterflies are the two sweetest passions known to man.
- Vladimir Nabokov
(Keywords: Butterflies, Literature, Man)

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
(Keywords: Flies, Fools, Party, Study)

Heaven is high, Earth Wide. Bitter between them flies my sorrow.
- Li Po
(Keywords: Earth, Flies, Heaven, Sorrow)

Men pass in front of our eyes like butterflies, creatures of a brief season. We love them; they are brave, proud, beautiful, clever; and they die almost at once. They die so soon that our hearts are continually racked with pain.
- Philip Pullman
(Keywords: Love, Men, Butterflies, Eyes, Pain)

A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence.
- Marc Racicot
(Keywords: Decision, Abortion, Americans, Congress, Flies, Legislation, Majority, President, Violence)

Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade.
- Jackie Robinson
(Keywords: Flies, Sense, Trade)

What's a butterfly garden without butterflies?
- Roy Rogers
(Keywords: Butterflies, Garden)

My criticism is too severe sometimes and that is not good. But why don't you start doing your work unless your leader flies into a rage? It is not that you cannot do it but that you don't want to do it.
- Zhu Rongji
(Keywords: Work, Leader, Criticism, Flies, Want)

I love the look of planes and the idea of how a plane flies. The more I learn about it the better I feel; while I still may not like it, I have a sense of what is really happening.
- Martin Scorsese
(Keywords: Love, Idea, Flies, May, Sense)

There were butterflies, otherwise, you're not really ready to play. The locker room, I remember, was quiet and we were very focused on playing that game.
- John Starks
(Keywords: Butterflies, Play, Quiet)

When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains.
- Laurence Sterne
(Keywords: Heart, Flies, Judgment, Understanding, World)

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
- Jonathan Swift
(Keywords: Flies, Laws, May)

I'd get 3-4 cheap home runs every year. You know, little 'wood shots' down either line. They would be pop flies in any other park. But, goodness me, they didn't count the number of long outs!
- Bobby Thomson
(Keywords: Home, Flies, Goodness)

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.
- Ivan Turgenev
(Keywords: Time, Flies, Man)

I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
- Voltaire
(Keywords: Life, Flies, Man, Nothing, Sorrow, Spiders, Years)

That fallacy flies in the face of studies that show, every day, in every way, things are getting a little worse for America's minorities relative to the progress made by those in the top percentiles of assets and income.
- Harold Washington
(Keywords: Progress, America, Day, Flies, Income)

Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
- Isaac Watts
(Keywords: Flies, Flowers)

First round of the tournament being a Major, I think the butterflies were a little different than that.
- Karrie Webb
(Keywords: Being, Butterflies, First)



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