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Love has features which pierce all hearts, he wears a bandage which conceals the faults of those beloved. He has wings, he comes quickly and flies away the same.
A closed mouth catches no flies.
Miguel de Cervantes
He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.
All the minor sports injuries you acquire over the years begin to multiply like flies when you get over 70.
As my Sicilian grandfather used to say, you get more flies with honey than with vinegar, right?
Religion is the best antidote to the individualism of the consumer age. The idea that society can do without it flies in the face of history and, now, evolutionary biology.
I had a great time investigating the pigments of different mutant fruit flies by following experimental protocols published in Scientific American, and I also remember making my own beetle collection when it was still acceptable to make such collections.
I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand.
Ideas for my first experiments in human aggression came from discussions we had in a research seminar about William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies.'
Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.
Let's face it - think of Africa, and the first images that come to mind are of war, poverty, famine and flies. How many of us really know anything at all about the truly great ancient African civilizations, which in their day, were just as splendid and glorious as any on the face of the earth?
Henry Louis Gates
And I always think of life like a giant wave. You know, it rises and it crests and it flies, and it's just magnificent, and then it crashes. And for a lot of people, when it crashes, that's the end, and they go down the deep, dark hole of depression.
Imagine a country that flies into space, launches Sputniks, creates such a defense system, and it can't resolve the problem of women's pantyhose. There's no toothpaste, no soap powder, not the basic necessities of life. It was incredible and humiliating to work in such a government.
If I see a spider in the flat, I try to get a cup and a piece of paper and throw it out of the window. I can't kill them because they're good for catching flies.
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.
Passover is my idea of a perfect holiday. Dear God, when you're handing out plagues of darkness, locusts, hail, boils, flies, lice, frogs, and cattle murrain, and turning the Nile to blood and smiting the firstborn, give me a pass. And tell me when it's over.
P. J. O'Rourke
Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade.
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.
A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
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.
Wonder Woman is lame. She flies around in an invisible jet, but she's not invisible. I don't get it.
Money just draws flies.
Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies!
When the heart flies out before the understanding, it saves the judgment a world of pains.
Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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