If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl; but by all means keep moving.
Surely, God could have caused birds to Fly with their bones made of solid gold, with their veins full of quicksilver, with their flesh heavier than lead, and with their wings exceedingly small. He did not, and that ought to show something. It is only in order to shield your ignorance that you put the Lord at every turn to the refuge of a miracle.Galileo Galilei
E'en in mid-harvest, while the jocund swain Pluck'd from the brittle stalk the golden grain, Oft have I seen the war of winds contend, And prone on earth th' infuriate storm descend, Waste far and wide, and by the roots uptorn, The heavy harvest sweep through ether borne, As the light straw and rapid stubble Fly In dark'ning whirlwinds round the wintry sky.Virgil, Georgics (c. 29 BC), I, line 351. Sotheby's translation.
Know then, unnumber'd Spirits round thee Fly, The light Militia of the lower sky.Alexander Pope, Rape of the Lock. I. 41.
Too many tongues have gates which Fly apart Too easily, and care for many things That don’t concern them.Lines 421-423, as translated by Dorothea Wender
I knew, as everyone knows, that the easiest way to attract a crowd is to let it be known that at a given time and a given place some one is going to attempt something that in the event of failure will mean sudden death. That's what attracts us to the man who paints the flagstaff on the tall building, or to the 'human Fly' who scales the walls of the same building.harry houdini
To be, or not to be; that is the bare bodkin That makes calamity of so long life; For who would fardels bear, till Birnam Wood do come to Dunsinane, But that the fear of something after death Murders the innocent sleep, Great nature's second course, And makes us rather sling the arrows of outrageous fortune Than Fly to others that we know not of. There's the respect must give us pause: Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
For those that Fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.Canto III, line 243.
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