I am perfectly aware that the mosquito and sandfly have a purpose in this world, but why don't they attend to it? Their destiny is to keep down microscopic insectsbut their sphere of useiswhentheyareinthegrub state.Why don't they stick at that and not trouble innocent unoffending prospectors who can't carry a curtain? Charles Douglas
Quoted in J Pascoe (ed) Mr Explorer Douglas (1957).
A story with a moral appended is like the bite of a mosquito. It bores you, and then injects a stinging drop to irritate your conscience. O Henry pseudonym of William Sydney Porter
Strictly Business,'The Gold That Glittered'.
But a word stung him like a mosquito For what they hear, they repeat! Dame Edith Louisa SitwellSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Fa c° ade,'Tango-Pasodoble'.
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