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73,185. Busy, curious, thirsty fly,
Gently drink, and drink as I;
Freely welcome to my cup. William Oldys, The Fly 1732
73,186. But? How if that fly had a father, brother?
How would he hang his slender gilded wings
And buzz lamenting dirges in the air!
Poor harmless fly,
That with his pretty buzzing melody
Came here to make us merry – and thou hast killed him! William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus III ii 60-65, Titus to Marcus
57,706. And, though he in a fertile climate dwell,
Plague him with flies. (Plagues & Fly) William Shakespeare, Othello I i 70, Iago
23,718. I’ve killed Andre. (Science Fiction Films & Kill & Fly & Horror Films & Teleportation) The Fly 1958 starring Vincent Price & David Hedison & Patricia Owens & Herbert Marshall & Kathleen Freeman & Betty Lou Gerson & Charles Herbert et al, director Kurt Neumann, Helene
23,719. We both have more money than we know what to do with. (Science Fiction Films & Money & Fly & Horror Films & Teleportation) ibid. Francois to rozzer
23,720. They wouldn’t harm anything: not even a fly. (Science Fiction Films & Fly & Horror Films & Teleportation) ibid.
23,721. I can transport matter, anything, at the speed of light perfectly. (Science Fiction Films & Fly & Horror Films & Teleportation) ibid. Andre
23,722. The search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world and the most dangerous. (Science Fiction Films & Truth & Fly & Horror Films & Teleportation) ibid. Francois
23,656. I’m working on something that will change the world. (Science Fiction Films & Work & Fly & Teleportation) The Fly 1986 starring Jeff Goldblum & Geena Davis & John Getz & Joy Boushel & Leslie Carlson & George Chuvalo & David Crronenberg et al, director David Cronenberg, him to her opening line
23,657. I can only teleport inanimate objects. (Science Fiction Films & Fly & Teleportation) ibid.
23,658. Something went wrong, Seth. (Science Fiction Films & Wrong & Fly & Teleportation) ibid. her to him
23,659. Fusion of Brundle and Fly at Molecular-Genetic Level. (Science Fiction Films & Fly & Teleportation) ibid. computer
23,660. I’m pregnant with Seth’s baby. (Science Fiction Films & Pregnancy & Fly & Teleportation) ibid. her to boss/exboyfriend
23,661. The ultimate family. (Science Fiction Films & Family & Fly & Teleportation) ibid. him to her
52,423. Flies don’t fly at night. (Plants & Fly) David Attenborough, The Private Life of Plants: Flowering, BBC 1995
69,579. The all-pervading hideous stink of decay. (Decay & Fly) After Life: The Strange Science of Decay, BBC 2011
69,580. Rotting meat is far more dangerous to us than rotting vegetable. (Decay & Fly) ibid.
69,581. The flies are flying ‘under the influence’. (Decay & Fly) ibid.
54,120. Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are. (Plagues & Fly) Exodus 8:21
73,185. Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour. Ecclesiastes 10:1
73,186. Why has not man a microscopic eye?
For this plain reason, man is not a fly. Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism 1711
94,647. Flies crawled across the oil-smeared windshield, vibrating against the glass. The chains of their bodies formed a blue veil between myself and the traffic moving along the motorway. I turned on the windscreen wipers, but the blades swept through the flies without disturbing them. (Car & Pervert & Injury & Wound & Road & Accident & Fly) J G Ballard, Crash p204