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
Know then, unnumber'd Spirits round thee Fly, The light Militia of the lower sky.Alexander Pope, Rape of the Lock. I. 41.
O war! thou son of hell, Whom angry heavens do make their minister, Throw in the frozen bosoms of our part Hot coals of vengeance! Let no soldier Fly. He that is truly dedicate to war Hath no self-love, nor he that loves himself, Hath not essentially but by circumstance The name of valour.Act V, scene 2, line 33.
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
Fly me to the moon And let me play among the stars Let me know what Spring is like On Jupiter and Mars In other words, hold my hand In other words, darling kiss me.Kaye Ballard, Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words) (1954). Note: These lyrics were popularized by Frank Sinatra in the 1960s.
In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did Fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the L of hosts: the whole earth isfull of hisglory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.Bible (Old Testament)
Who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life; But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than Fly to others that we know not of?Act III, scene 1, line 76. ("These fardels" in folio).
Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent. We would not dare to conceive the things which are really mere commonplaces of existence. If we could Fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs, and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the plannings, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chains of events, working through generations, and leading to the most outre results, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity (1891).
When the swallows homeward Fly, When the roses scattered lie, When from neither hill or dale, Chants the silvery nightingale: In these words my bleeding heart Would to thee its grief impart; When I thus thy image lose Can I, ah! can I, e'er know repose?Karl Herrlossohn, When the Swallows Homeward Fly.
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