Quotes About Bees

Quotes tagged as "bees" (showing 1-30 of 116)
Ray Bradbury
“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don't they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”
Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

David Foster Wallace
“Everything takes time. Bees have to move very fast to stay still.”
David Foster Wallace, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

John Muir
“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.”
John Muir

Maurice Maeterlinck
“If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live.”
Maurice Maeterlinck, The Life of the Bee

Sue Monk Kidd
“People, in general, would rather die than forgive. It's that hard.”
Sue Monk Kidd

Sue Monk Kidd
“There is nothing perfect...only life.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

George Carlin
“It was my uncle who taught me about the birds and the bees. He sat me down one day and said, 'Remember this, George, the birds fuck the bees.' Then he told me he once banged a girl so hard her freckles came off.”
George Carlin, Brain Droppings

Emily Dickinson
“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do,
If bees are few.”
Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

Henry David Thoreau
“The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.”
Henry David Thoreau

Muriel Barbery
“We think we can make honey without sharing in the fate of bees, but we are in truth nothing but poor bees, destined to accomplish our task and then die.”
Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Leo Tolstoy
“One can no more approach people without love than one can approach bees without care. Such is the quality of bees...”
Leo Tolstoy

Louise Rennison
Biology
The film turns out to be about bees. It is a film about a bee center. How crap is this going to be?

An hour later
That was the best thing I have seen for ages. We made Miss Wilson rewind the bit where the two queens were having a bitch fight.”
Louise Rennison, Love Is a Many Trousered Thing

Walter de la Mare
“A poor old Widow in her weeds
Sowed her garden with wild-flower seeds;
Not too shallow, and not too deep,
And down came April -- drip -- drip -- drip.
Up shone May, like gold, and soon
Green as an arbour grew leafy June.
And now all summer she sits and sews
Where willow herb, comfrey, bugloss blows,
Teasle and pansy, meadowsweet,
Campion, toadflax, and rough hawksbit;
Brown bee orchis, and Peals of Bells;
Clover, burnet, and thyme she smells;
Like Oberon's meadows her garden is
Drowsy from dawn to dusk with bees.
Weeps she never, but sometimes sighs,
And peeps at her garden with bright brown eyes;
And all she has is all she needs --
A poor Old Widow in her weeds.”
Walter de la Mare, Peacock Pie

Sue Monk Kidd
“Place a beehive on my grave
And let the honey soak through.
When I'm dead and gone,
That's what I want from you.
The streets of heaven are gold and sunny,
But I'll stick with my plot and a pot of honey.
Place a beehive on my grave
And let the honey soak through.”
Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
tags: bees

“In the village, a sage should go about
Like a bee, which, not harming
Flower, colour or scent,
Flies off with the nectar.”
Anonymous, The Dhammapada

Eddie Izzard
“I'm covered in bees!”
Eddie Izzard
tags: bees

“To be successful, one has to be one of three bees - the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Karl Von Frisch
“The bee's life is like a magic well: the more you draw from it, the more it fills with water”
Karl Von Frisch, Bees: Their Vision, Chemical Senses and Language

Sue Monk Kidd
“...The world was really one bee yard, and the same rules work fine in both places. Don't be afraid, as no life-loving bee wants to sting you. Still, don't be an idiot; wear long sleeves and pants. Don't swat. Don't even think about swatting. If you feel angry, whistle. Anger agitates while whistling melts a bee's temper. Act like you know what you're doing, even if you don't. Above all, send the bees love. Every little thing wants to be loved.”
Sue Monk Kidd

Molly Friedenfeld
“Fairies with gossamer wings,
Bring forth beauty, grace and joyful things.
Fairies of the earth are caretakers of our soil, water and trees,
They watch over beautiful creatures such as bears, bunnies and bees.
Fairies ask that you breathe in and appreciate the vantage point from which you stand,
Then trod carefully and respectfully with each intentional step you make across this beautiful land.”
Molly Friedenfeld

Elbert Hubbard
“Every saint has a bee in his halo.”
Elbert Hubbard

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Such bees! Bilbo had never seen anything like them.
"If one were to sting me," He thought "I should swell up as big as I am!”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit

Sue Hubbell
“I like pulling on a baggy bee suit, forgetting myself and getting as close to the bees' lives as they will let me, remembering in the process that there is more to life than the merely human.”
Sue Hubbell, A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them

“The bee is domesticated but not tamed.”
William Longgood

“Newborn babies can't do much on their own-
They can't eat or walk or talk on the phone-
But every parent is sure their creation is without a doubt a tremendous sensation.”
Jennifer Davis, First Comes Love: All About the Birds and the Bees--and Alligators, Possums, and People, Too

“Even though the bee is small, there she is on the flower, doing something of value. And the value she creates there contributes to a larger ecosystem of value, in that mountain meadow, in that range of mountains, in the world and even the universe. And can’t you just feel how happy she is?”
Jay Ebben, Painted Hives

Isaac Watts
“How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
And gather honey all the day
From every opening flower!”
Isaac Watts, Divine and Moral Songs for Children

“The men only do something when they’re told to. That’s why they’re called drones. You’ll see a lot more humor in this someday when you’re married, trust me.”
Jay Ebben, Painted Hives

“I told them a bit of what I told you: that this is bigger than a beekeeping class, that Slovenia is a magical place, and that the person who comes here will have an Aha! moment that will change them forever. And that person will absolutely become a champion for bees in the process.”
Jay Ebben, Painted Hives

Terry Pratchett
“She felt happy and wondered if she'd ever felt this happy before. The gold light, the falling seeds, the dancing bees... it was all one thing. This was the opposite of the dark desert. Here, light was everywhere and filled her up inside. She could feel herself here but see herself from above, twirling with a buzzing shadow that sparkled golden as the light struck the bees. Moments like this paid for it all.”
Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
tags: bees, dance, joy

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