Imagination is the highest kite that can fly.lauren bacall
We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another.Luciano De Crescenzo, quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 127
For it stirs the blood in an old man's heart, and makes his pulses fly, to catch the thrill of a happy voice, and the light of a pleasant eye.nathaniel parker willis
Methinks I hear in accents low The sportive kind reply: Poor moralist! and what art thou? A solitary fly!thomas gray
Let any man show the world that he feelsAfraid of its bark and ’t will fly at his heels:Let him fearlessly face it, ’t will leave him alone:But ’t will fawn at his feet if he flings it a bone.robert bulwer-lytton
The spider spinning his web for the unwary fly. The blood is the life, Mr. Harker.garrett fort
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
I never kill'd a mouse, nor hurt a fly.Marina, scene i
I'd fly. I sit and watch the birds go by and say, I wish I could do that.kristin kreuk
The bird of truth would not be able to fly if it weren't for the air of lies we breathe.eugene j. martin
I can't help but notice that everytime I fly somewhere, other people's planes fall out of the sky.james nicoll
For those that fly may fight again, Which he can never do that's slain.Samuel Butler, Hudibras, Part III (1678), Canto III, line 243.
The piecemeal criticism which, like the fly, scans only the edge of a plinth in the great edifice upon which it crawls, disappears under a criticism that is all-comprehending and all-surveying.william greenough thayer shedd
When you come to the end of all the light you know, and it's time to step into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing that one of two things shall happen: either you will be given something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly.Edward Teller
The fly sat upon the axel-tree of the chariot-wheel and said, What a dust do I raise!The Fly on the Wheel
Thou little bird, thou dweller by the sea, Why takest thou its melancholy voice, And with that boding cry Along the waves dost thou fly? Oh! rather, bird, with me Through this fair land rejoice!Richard Henry Dana, The Little Beach Bird, reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 57.
"Why can't you fly now, mother?" "Because I am grown up, dearest. When people grow up they forget the way." "Why do they forget the way?" "Because they are no longer gay and innocent and heartless. It is only the gay and innocent and heartless who can fly."j. m. barrie
"The people may eat grass": hasty words, which fly abroad irrevocable and will send back tidings.thomas carlyle
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
Where his glowing eye?balls turn, Thousand banners round him burn. Where he points his purple spear, Hasty, hasty Rout is there, Marking with indignant eye Fear to stop and shame to fly. There Confusion, Terror's child, Conflict fierce and Ruin wild, Agony that pants for breath, Despair and honourable Death.thomas gray
I've got a ticket, To the fast city, Where the bells don't really ring, Getting off the plane the cold air, Rushes like bullets through my brain, And I'm divided between penguins and cats, But it's not about what animal you've got, It's about being able to fly, It's about dying nine times.katie melua
Philip being arbitrator betwixt two wicked persons, he commanded one to fly out of Macedonia and the other to pursue him.Plutarch
My words like eyes that flinch from light, refuse And shut upon obscurity; my acts Cast to their opposites by impatient violence Break up the sequent path; they fly On a circumference to avoid the centre.stephen spender
Only when I smell the earth upon my face, will I ever be free, to fly from this place.dawud wharnsby
A prudent Chief not always must display His Pow'rs in equal Ranks, and fair Array, But with th' Occasion and the Place comply, Conceal his Force, nay seem sometimes to fly.Alexander Pope
On a sudden open fly With impetuous recoil and jarring sound Th' infernal doors, and on their hinges grate Harsh thunder.john milton
It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.As quoted in "Ali's Quotes" at BBC Sport : Boxing (17 January 2007)
"O bees, sweet bees!" I said; "that nearest field Is shining white with fragrant immortelles. fly swiftly there and drain those honey wells."Helen Hunt Jackson, My Bees.
When Fannius from his foe did fly Himself with his own hands he slew; Who e'er a greater madness knew? Life to destroy for fear to die.Martial, Epigrams (c. AD 86-103), Book II. 80. Same idea in Antiphanes—Fragment. Comicorum Græcorum, p. 567. Meineke's ed.
Not half so swift the trembling doves can fly, When the fierce eagle cleaves the liquid sky; Not half so swiftly the fierce eagle moves, When thro' the clouds he drives the trembling doves.Alexander Pope