Flies Quotes

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Kobayashi Issa
“Where there are humans,
You'll find flies,
And Buddhas.”
Kobayashi Issa

Gilles Deleuze
“You never walk alone. Even the devil is the lord of flies.”
Gilles Deleuze

William Shakespeare
“True hope is swift, and flies with swallow's wings.”
William Shakespeare

David Sedaris
“And when Hugh would grow progressively Gandhi on me, I'd remind him that these were pests---disease carriers who feasted upon the dead and then came indoors to dance upon our silverware.”
David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames
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“(Parody that is often falsely believed to be a true quote of Mariah Carey's) Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff. ”
Mad Magazine Editors

Israelmore Ayivor
“When the weaver bird flies, nobody talks; when the busy bee flies, no one will make comments... But when a human being begins to fly, you begin to hear talks in the town such as "abomination!... where did he get the wings from?". Never mind! Your dreams are your wings, so decide to fly!”
Israelmore Ayivor, The Great Hand Book of Quotes

“Birds are the eyes of heaven, and flies are the spies of hell.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“The more light in your composition, the more generous you are. That is the first sign of a true light warrior. They give without waiting for you to ask. They give without expecting to be repaid. They give to strangers and even offer help to enemies. And sadly, because their light is so bright, they also attract tons of bugs and flies their way.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem


Tell me,
Have you
Really seen
Flies in a child's eyes
Or heard their hungry cries
In the middle
Of the night?

Don't lie.

You can protest all you want
About peace
And genocide,
But unless you are willing
To take beatings for your fights,
Your display of trendy showmanship
Simply ain't right.

Go on,
Carry your useless signs
About an issue the world
Already abhors,
But it's TRUE
Heartfelt actions
That will prevent
Suits and
From creating
Any more wars.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Flies are the dead man's revenge.”
George R.R. Martin, A Storm of Swords

Charles Dickens
“When the Attorney-General ceased, a buzz arose in the court as if a cloud of great blue-flies were swarming about the prisoner, in anticipation of what he was soon to become.”
Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

“To whom shall I run for help in my trouble, to whom shall I complain of the ravaging flies that rob me of my breath, and like enemies press hard on me! They run acrossc my eyes and brows, and whisper love songs in my ears. I want to eat my meal alone, but they, like wolves, share it with me, and drink from my cup of wine as if they were invited guests or kin. (...) But I hope the winter will destroy them with its cold wind and snow, and rain, else I would despise life on their account.”
Abraham Ibn Ezra
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John Steinbeck
“In a world that was not easy for Alice to bear or understand, flies were the final and malicious burden laid upon her.”
John Steinbeck

Thomm Quackenbush
“You catch a lot more flies with honey than vinegar, as they say, though I warrant you get even more flies with corpses. Flies aren’t too picky, when you come to it.”
Thomm Quackenbush, A Collector of Spirits

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Seropusly, why do flies line up in the sky every time someone lies? Hovering over they long to take the shit out from where It belongs so They compete to eat it alive.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

James C. Dobson
“38. “A wet bird never flies at night.” (My grandfather said that to me when I was a child and warned me not to forget it. I remember his words but never did figure out what he meant!)”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Bill Bryson
“I had gone no more than a dozen feet when I was joined by a fly—smaller and blacker than a housefly. It buzzed around in front of my face and tried to settle on my upper lip. I swatted it away, but it returned at once, always to the same spot. A moment later it was joined by another that wished to go up my nose. It also would not go away. Within a minute or so I had perhaps twenty of these active spots all around my head and I was swiftly sinking into the state of abject wretchedness that comes with a prolonged encounter with the Australian fly. Flies are of course always irksome, but the Australian variety distinguishes itself with its very particular persistence. If an Australian fly wants to be up your nose or in your ear, there is no discouraging him. Flick at him as you will and each time he will jump out of range and come straight back. It is simply not possible to deter him. Somewhere on an exposed portion of your body is a spot, about the size of a shirt button, that the fly wants to lick and tickle and turn delirious circles upon. It isn’t simply their persistence, but the things they go for.”
Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country

Kelly Batten
“My mouth fell open in incredulity.
“Ah, Maria. Are you trying to tell me you’ve taken up the sport of fly-catching with your mouth?”
Ros reached over and lifted my chin.
“And an assistant too. So that you don’t scare the little flies away. How wonderful; I didn’t realise it was a team sport. Interesting. Tell me, what do they taste like? I can’t imagine a fly filling any hole in your stomach. How many have you caught?”
“That’s disgusting.” Ros screwed her face up.
“My thoughts exactly.”
Kelly Batten, One Day You'll Find Me

Laline Paull
“717! You are behaving like a demented bluebottle - stop that!”
Laline Paull, The Bees

M. John Harrison
“Mr Ambrayses nodded. “Two explanations are commonly offered for this,” he said:

“In the first we are asked to imagine certain sites in the world–a crack in the concrete in Chicago or New Delhi, a twist in the air in an empty suburb of Prague, a clotted milk bottle on a Bradford tip–from which all flies issue in a constant stream, a smoke exhaled from some fundamental level of things. This is what people are asking–though they do not usually know it–when they say exasperatedly, “Where are all these flies coming from ?” Such locations are like the holes in the side of a new house where insulation has been pumped in: something left over from the constructional phase of the world.

“This is an adequate, even an appealing model of the process. But it is not modern; and I prefer the alternative, in which it is assumed that as Viriconium grinds past us, dragging its enormous bulk against the bulk of the world, the energy generated is expressed in the form of these insects, which are like the sparks shooting from between two flywheels that have momentarily brushed each other.”
M. John HarrisonHarrison

“It's like Eldridge Kestenbaum always says - you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."
"Horse manure catches more flies than honey and vinegar put together," retorted Mark.”
Gordon Korman, Radio Fifth Grade

Mika Waltari
“...it is not your words that persuade me. They are as the tedious buzzing of flies in my ear.”
Mika Waltari, The Egyptian

“There isn't much a lion can do amid flies.”
VKBoy, Shambala Sect

“There isn't much a lion can do in the midst of flies.”
VKBoy, Shambala Sect

Thomm Quackenbush
“A moose can and will murder the unwary in ways obvious to improbable. They can trample you, the pressure of tons of muscle and bone turning your own into jelly. Their antlers pose an understandable risk not merely of goring at thirty-five miles an hour but picking up your limp body and tossing it over a cliff. As though this was an insufficient threat, their nostrils may house bumblebee-like Cephenemyia ulrichii, flies unable to distinguish between moose nasal cavities and human eye sockets when spraying their larvae. You wouldn’t die, but you would need immediate medical attention to prevent significant injury and certain embarrassment when your friends found out.”
Thomm Quackenbush, Holidays with Bigfoot

Stewart Stafford
“I killed a fruit fly that wouldn't get out of my face by clapping my hands on it. In its last act of kamikaze defiance, the fly hurled its fading carcass into a coffee I had only half-drunk and was enjoying. I had to pour it down the drain. F***er.”
Stewart Stafford

“There isn't much a lion can do amid flies.”
Lirzod Basha, Shambala Sect

Silvina Ocampo
“Have you ever eaten flies?" Mendiondo asked.
"Yes, when I was a kid, on a dare. Of course, I tore off the wings and tiny legs before I ate it.”
Silvina Ocampo, The Promise
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Michael Bassey Johnson
“What did the weevils say?
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

Ehsan Sehgal
“Just understand, whatever flies, it doesn't matter when, but that lands back.”
Ehsan Sehgal
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