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
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
Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float fishing I canonlycomparetoa stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.Quoted in Hawker Instructions toYoung Sportsmen (1859). The attribution is doubtful, and Swift has also been credited with the remark.
For, those that Fly, may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.1678 Hudibras, pt.3, canto 3, l.243-4.
If you want truth to go round the world you must hire an express train to pull it; but if you want a lie to go round the world, it will Fly: it is as light as a feather, and a breath will carry it. It is well said in the old proverb, 'a lie will go round the world while truth is pulling its boots on'.Bruce Springsteen
I met my maker / I made him cry / And on my shoulder / He asked me why / His people won't Fly / Through the storm / I said listen up man, they don't even know you're bornAll my people / Right here, right now / D'you know what I mean?Coming in a mess / Going out in style / I ain't good looking / But I'm someone's childNo one can give me the air that's mine to breathe"Noel Gallagher
I expect eternal life, not as a reward of merit, but a pure act of bounty. Detesting myself in every view I can take, I Fly to the righteousness and atonement of my great Redeemer for pardon and salvation; this is my only consolation and hope. "Enter not into judgment, O Lord, with Thy servant; for in Thy sight shall no flesh be justified."elizabeth rowe
He who abhors and shuns the light of the Sun,He who refuses to behold with respect the living creation of God,He who leads the good to wickedness,He who makes the meadows waterless and the pastures desolate,He who lets Fly his weapon against the innocent,An enemy of my faith, a destroyer of Thy principles is he, O Lord!zoroaster
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.
Oh could I Fly, I'd Fly with thee! We'd make with joyful wing Our annual visit o'er the globe, Companions of the spring.To the Cuckoo, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).