Fireflies Quotes

Quotes tagged as "fireflies" (showing 1-26 of 26)
Robert Frost
“Fireflies in the Garden
By Robert Frost 1874–1963

Here come real stars to fill the upper skies,
And here on earth come emulating flies,
That though they never equal stars in size,
(And they were never really stars at heart)
Achieve at times a very star-like start.
Only, of course, they can't sustain the part.”
Robert Frost, The Poetry of Robert Frost

Kellie Elmore
“I am but a firefly caught in his jar and when he looks at me, I can’t help but glow.”
Kellie Elmore

Conrad Aiken
“It's time to make love, douse the glim; The fireflies twinkle and dim; The stars lean together Like birds of a feather, And the loin lies down with the limb.”
Conrad Aiken

Thomas   Harris
“It was as though committing murders had purged him of lesser rudeness. Or perhaps, Starling thought, it excited him to see her marked in this particular way. She couldn't tell. The sparks in his eyes flew into his darkness like fireflies down a cave.”
Thomas Harris, The Silence of the Lambs

“I slept under the moonlight and set my soul free, caged within jars like fireflies".”
Prajakta Mhadnak

Madeleine L'Engle
“Lords of spirit, Lords of breath,
Lords of fireflies, stars, and light,
Who will keep the world from death?
Who will stop the coming night?
Blue eyes, blue eyes, have the sight.”
Madeleine L'Engle

“Where are we—” Kyungsoo yelps as Jongin practically throws him over the window pane of a filthy-rich looking convertible, a treacherous little thing parked up against the curb, all black exteriors and plush white interiors, not even bothering to open the door, “going?”

“To see fireflies,” Jongin says muffling coughs in his sleeves, and it’s only when Kyungsoo buckles up and looks over does he realize that the boy is grinning from ear to ear, “Real ones.”

Brenda Sutton Rose
“Ask me about my childhood, and I will tell you to walk to the edge of the woods with a choir of crickets chirping from every direction, a hot, humid breeze brushing through your hair, your feet, bare and callused. Stand there, unmoving, and watch the dance of ten thousand fireflies blinking on and off in the darkness. Inhale the scent of cured tobacco, freshly plowed southern soil, burning leaves, and honeysuckle. Swallow the taste of blackberries, picked straight from the bushes, and lick your teeth, the after-taste still sweet in your mouth. Now, stretch out on the ground and relax all your muscles. Watch nature's festival of flickering lights.”
Brenda Sutton Rose

Rin Chupeco
“Even then I found the word fitting, soothing.


Fire flies.

Fire, fly.”
Rin Chupeco, The Girl from the Well

Ama H. Vanniarachchy
“Magic is seeing wonder in nature's every little thing, seeing how wonderful the fireflies are and how magical are the dragonflies.”
Ama H.Vanniarachchy

Madeleine L'Engle
“It was still twilight when they reached the flat rock. They sat, and the stone still held the warmth of the day's sun. At first there were only occasional sparkles, but as it got darker Chuck was lost in a daze pf delight as a galaxy of fireflies twinkled on and off, flinging upward in a blaze of light, dropping earthward like falling stars, moving in contiuous effervescent dance.”
Madeleine L'Engle, A Swiftly Tilting Planet

“I don't think fireflies have friends. They seem to be singular bugs. They travel in packs, I guess, because when you see one, usually you'll see others. but they're never flocking together, like gnats or hornets. They're individuals. They're independent. Maybe that's why I like them. They're okay by themselves. That and their butts glow green. And that's just cool.”
A.C. Williams, Finding Fireflies

Will Advise
“If I could store lightnings in jars, I'd sell them to sick fireflies to light their way. Only they have nothing to pay for it with but life.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

Mohsin Hamid
“I walk in the direction she tells me. I feel my pores opening, sweat and heat radiating out of my body. A firefly dances in the distance, leaving tracers, and if I turn my head from side to side, I see long yellow-green streaks that cut through my vision and burn in front of my retinas even after the light that sparked them has gone.

I emerge from the mango grove into a field. In the distance unseen trucks pass with a sound like the ocean licking the sand. A tracery of darkness curls into a starry sky, a solitary pipal tree making itself known by an absence of light, like a flame caught in a photographer's negative, frozen, calling me.”
Mohsin Hamid, Moth Smoke

Patricia Robin Woodruff
“I am lost in the embrace of a soft summer night, surrendering to its ecstasy while the voyeuristic fireflies wink knowingly.”
Patricia Robin Woodruff

Ama H. Vanniarachchy
“A dark night, lightened up by thousands of glowing fireflies... It's magical...”
Ama H.Vanniarachchy

Melody  Lee
“Fireflies, to me, are nighttime butterflies,
Dazzling the night with magical flashes of light.
When I see these teeny tiny sparks dart in the night,
I am overcome with a sense of comfort and calm,
Same as when a butterfly flutters
around me during the day.
I’m drawn to the dance of both astonishing critters.
They remind me of life.
They remind me of hope.”
Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy

Melody  Lee
“Put the two of us together and we become like moonlight and fireflies... all burning and glowing and lighting up the night.”
Melody Lee, Moon Gypsy

Suzanne Collins
“It is widely believed that the snails did not even know they overthrew the shiners, so nonexistent was the resistance," said Howard.”
Suzanne Collins, Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Lacey Reah
“She doesn’t snarl. She smiles instead, but it is a half smile. She is hiding something, an imperfection. There is something about her teeth, the sides of them that she doesn’t want me to see. I am fascinated by this unseen flaw. I want to know what she is hiding. Perhaps this is what is missing from my life, some mysterious flaw that I won’t want to correct”
Lacey Reah

Bethany Griffin
“In the summer evenings, fireflies swarm around the tarn, making something hateful almost beautiful.”
Bethany Griffin, The Fall

Danielle Bennett
“He was goin' on four and he used to eat fireflies. I don't know. I think he thought they'd make him glow.”
Danielle Bennett, Havemercy

Paul Pen
“The fireflies flew up into the sky, free.
I watched them until I could no longer tell them apart from the stars.”
Paul Pen, The Light of the Fireflies

Ruth Reichl
“Hermione was back, holding out a gossamer dress of rainbow chiffon so airy I thought of fireflies on a moonlight night.”
Ruth Reichl, Delicious!

Paul Pen
“These fireflies that you say you see are like the chick that hatched in our hands,” she explained.
“I gave you a very special power the night you brought me the egg. I taught you to see things like I have to see them,” she said. She laid a wrinkly finger on my forehead. “Imagining them. And I see you’ve managed to make good use of that power.”
I let out a sigh of wonder.
“There’s no creature more amazing than one that can make its own light,” Grandma went on.”
Paul Pen, The Light of the Fireflies

Brenda Sutton Rose
“When I was a young, fireflies were as magical to me as a rare southern snow, newborn puppies, and a full moon. Back then, fireflies came in masses, filling the nearby brush and woods with the golden-green glow of something elusive and mysterious.”
Brenda Sutton Rose