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Foods Overdone

These $40 burgers with foie gras and truffles and all of that flies in the face of one of the most proletarian foods around. It's overpriced, overdone and just not worth it.

- Adam Richman

Excellence Duke

The Metropole Orchestra is like Count Basie or Duke Ellington with strings... it's strings that swing. Strings that swing like Dizzy Gillespie... keep swinging, baby. And when you have all of that special excellence of the Metropole Orchestra, then your music just flies - it soars in a way that's really magical.

- Al Jarreau

Been Feels

I have often been asked what I think about at the moment of take-off. Of course, no pilot sits and feels his pulse as he flies. He has to be part of the machine. If he thinks of anything but the task in hand, then trouble is probably just around the corner.

- Amelia Earhart

More Vinegar

As my Sicilian grandfather used to say, you get more flies with honey than with vinegar, right?

- Andrew Cuomo

Big Still

Life is so fast. And I still remember when I came up to the big leagues and played as if it were yesterday. Time flies.

- Asdrubal Cabrera

Door Receive

There is no one, says another, whom fortune does not visit once in his life; but when she does not find him ready to receive her, she walks in at the door, and flies out at the window.

- Charles de Montesquieu

Love Think

Like our attitude to love, truth and goodness, we seem to be confident about knowing what beauty is - certain, even dogmatic - until we think hard about the idea, whereupon all confidence flies away.

- Charles Jencks

I Think Rather

Life flies by, and it's easy to get lost in the blur. In adolescence, it's 'How do I fit in?' In your 20s, it's 'What do I want to do?' In your 30s, 'Is this what I'm meant to do?' I think the trick is living the questions. Not worrying so much about what's ahead but rather sitting in the grey area - being OK with where you are.

- Chris Pine

Me Loved

I immediately loved working with flies. They fascinated me and followed me around in my dreams.

- Christiane Nusslein-Volhard

Flag Everybody

How do I let go of Maplewood? It's like Shangri-la. It's so culturally diverse, and all my children are adopted - a transracial family. And we're not the freaks. Everybody flies their freak flag high in Maplewood!

- Christine Ebersole

Biology Explain

Extreme heroism springs from something that no scientific theory can fully explain; it's an illogical impulse that flies in the face of biology, psychology, actuarial statistics, and basic common sense.

- Christopher McDougall

Terrifying Thrilling

I am a father, and sometimes I want to stay close to home. By varying the workplace, it gives me space to breathe. I enjoy theatre because it reminds me I'm mortal, and it's terrifying when it goes wrong but the most thrilling experience when it flies.

- Colin Salmon

Love Passionate

For myself, personally, I am never really aware of timing or anything because I am passionate about what I do, so I have found that if you really love what you do, then time flies.

- Colm Wilkinson

Big Big Part

This big part flies off on the floor. The other part goes like this and lands in my foot! Standing up! It's standing in my foot! Right in the side of my foot. The flute glass. I think I'm like in one of my own pictures.

- Danny DeVito

Through Very

The way Everest is guided is very different from the way other mountains are guided, and it flies in the face of values I hold dear: self-reliance, taking responsibility for what you do, making your own decisions, trusting your judgment - the kind of judgment that comes only through paying your dues, through experience.

- Jon Krakauer

Always Before

It is pandemonium backstage. I straighten ties, see if their shoes are laced - and I always have to remember to check their flies just before they walk out.

- Joseph Abboud

Which Couple

My father has positional vertigo, and if he flies he gets really dizzy, so he has to drive out to California, which he does a couple times a year. We talk, but we e-mail mostly.

- Ben Affleck

Minorities Income

That fallacy flies in the face of studies that show, every day, in every way, things are getting a little worse for America's minorities relative to the progress made by those in the top percentiles of assets and income.

- Harold Washington

Love Loves

He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.

- Henri Matisse

About Splendid

Let's face it - think of Africa, and the first images that come to mind are of war, poverty, famine and flies. How many of us really know anything at all about the truly great ancient African civilizations, which in their day, were just as splendid and glorious as any on the face of the earth?

- Henry Louis Gates

Other Year

I'd get 3-4 cheap home runs every year. You know, little 'wood shots' down either line. They would be pop flies in any other park. But, goodness me, they didn't count the number of long outs!

- Bobby Thomson

Flowers Worms

Flies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.

- Isaac Watts

Time Snail

Time sometimes flies like a bird, sometimes crawls like a snail; but a man is happiest when he does not even notice whether it passes swiftly or slowly.

- Ivan Turgenev

Upset Always

Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer.

- Jackie Kennedy

Over Here

Time flies really quickly. It feels like only a few months ago that I was traded over here and started my career as a Cub in 2013.

- Jake Arrieta

Couple Superstitious

I don't agree with superstitious routines, but there are a couple of things I'll always do before performing. I'll get together with the band and chill out, and then, just before I go on stage, I'll always check my flies.

- James Blunt

Doing TV

I went from an unemployed actor's life to doing stand-up comedy, and that was fortuitous. It's not the usual way the crow flies, going from being in a TV sketch show to playing one of Shakespeare's finest characters, but, hey, that's the way it has happened.

- Catherine Tate

Pretty How

It's pretty scary to know how quickly time flies.

- James Wan

Think Country

If people in this country think of Africa as a place with kids and flies swarming around their heads, then they won't understand that these people are you and you are them.

- Don Cheadle

Sad Away

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

- Jean de La Fontaine

Time Flies Going

When you get a groove going, time flies.

- Donald Fagen

Think Psyche

I think there's something in the human psyche that we're titillated by the person who flies too close to the candle and their wings get singed.

- Jeffrey Combs

Mind Still

Time, still as he flies, adds increase to her truth, and gives to her mind what he steals from her youth.

- Edward Moore

Study Always

I was always on set, I was always working, so my study was down to the bare minimum required. So I am one of the few who didn't study 'Lord of the Flies.'

- Eliza Taylor

College Fruit

My first summer in college I worked in a fruit fly lab where I had two jobs: dissect the fruit fly larvae brains and incinerate the old tubes of flies.

- Emily Oster

Sense Suggestion

Any suggestion that science and religion are incompatible flies in the face of history, logic, and common sense.

- Kenneth R. Miller

Meat Eat

I kill flies, I eat meat, you know, whatever.

- Ethan Hawke

Own Very

It was a great opportunity that I had to take - my very own theater. That comes along once in a lifetime. It doesn't even seem like 15 years ago - time sure flies by. I've really had a lot of fun with it.

- Lance Burton

Play Thrilling

Writing a tribe is fun. They have their own language, their own slang; they repeat it, and it becomes part of the texture of the play. For a writer, that's thrilling. That's when my pen flies.

- Laura Wade

Young Alive

I guess I can be surprised I'm alive. I'm taking a little better care of myself than when I was a young person. My father died when he was 63. My mother made it to 74. My grandparents, God, they were dropping like flies.

- Loudon Wainwright III

Rid Least

Expecting to be able to get rid of the competitive drive, first of all, flies in the face of human nature - and little girls certainly have this drive, as much as little boys do, or at least the little girls I have observed in my immediate family have it.

- Lynne Cheney

Last Which

I was much entertained last summer with a tame bat, which would take flies out of a person's hand.

- Gilbert White

Banana Like

Time flies like an arrow - but fruit flies like a banana.

- Terry Wogan

Experiments Seminar

Ideas for my first experiments in human aggression came from discussions we had in a research seminar about William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies.'

- Philip Zimbardo

Country Necessities

Imagine a country that flies into space, launches Sputniks, creates such a defense system, and it can't resolve the problem of women's pantyhose. There's no toothpaste, no soap powder, not the basic necessities of life. It was incredible and humiliating to work in such a government.

- Mikhail Gorbachev

Work Been

Two years work wasted, I have been breeding those flies for all that time and I've got nothing out of it.

- Thomas Hunt Morgan

Money Draws

Money just draws flies.

- Mahalia Jackson

Heat Big

In 1969, we emigrated to Australia. It was a big change. The heat, the flies, and the completely different tinned meats. The shock was so great, I stopped reading books for nearly a year.

- Morris Gleitzman

Year Global

Pneumonia is a disease that often flies under the radar of not just the public but even the global health community. It kills more children under 5 years old every year than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined.

- Mandy Moore

Decision Abortion

A majority of Americans oppose partial-birth abortion, and Judge Hamilton's decision flies in the face of Congress passing and President Bush signing legislation banning such horrible acts of violence.

- Marc Racicot

Will Here

We have already done so much that people call dynamics. Look at the bumblebee being unaware of scientific truths, goes ahead and flies anyway. If it is possible, we will do it here.

- Tom Hopkins

Living Inevitable

I learned that if you're going to be a troublemaker, you don't want a ton of witnesses, because there's inevitable fallout from living like you're in 'Lord of the Flies.'

- Natasha Lyonne

Falling Here

You get into your late fifties, people start falling like flies all around you. I don't take life for granted any more. I'm really glad to be here.

- Tom Petty

Time Over

Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.

- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Been Very

A lot of people have been saying 'The 100' reminds them of 'Lord Of The Flies,' 'Lost' and 'Battlestar Galactica,' and all of those titles have been very successful and interesting to watch. Any time anyone refers to any of those great shows, I'm flattered.

- Marie Avgeropoulos

Hang TV

I want to be like Tom Freston. Tom just flies around everywhere, gets to make movies, gets to start TV shows, hang out with cool people and do whatever he wants.

- Shane Smith

Away Squeeze

Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.

- Tommy Lasorda

My Life Before

I have absorbed my life now. I am ready for my music to unfold. I know time flies, but before the end of this year, the album will be out. Even if it kills me.

- Neneh Cherry

Faith More

I heard my name associated with the Peter Pan syndrome more than once. But really, what's so wrong with Peter Pan? Peter Pan flies. He is a metaphor for dreams and faith.

- Mark Burnett

Always Evidence

The most fearless hearts, the audacious dreamers, have always maintained a sense of optimism that often flies in the face of the available evidence.

- Martin O'Malley

Hour Transient

Catch, then, O catch the transient hour; Improve each moment as it flies!

- St. Jerome

Which Geographical

A goose flies by a chart which the Royal Geographical Society could not mend.

- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Stupid Away

When I was young I used to smother myself with olive oil mixed with a dash of vinegar to keep the flies away and lay in the sunshine for hours on end. But we knew no better then. Now we know how stupid that was.

- Stephanie Beacham

Never Recalled

Time flies never to be recalled.

- Virgil

Never Meanwhile

But meanwhile time flies; it flies never to be regained.

- Virgil

I See Catching

If I see a spider in the flat, I try to get a cup and a piece of paper and throw it out of the window. I can't kill them because they're good for catching flies.

- Matt Smith

Studying Ideal

Cartoons are like fruit flies. Biologists use fruit flies because their large chromosomes and short life cycle make them ideal for studying hereditary changes.

- Robert Mankoff

Time Flies Navigator

Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator.

- Robert Orben

Like Almost

It's almost like you see too much, because when it happens for real, everything flies at you so fast, you never get a sense of the ice and where everyone is at that one moment.

- Steve Yzerman

Woman She

Wonder Woman is lame. She flies around in an invisible jet, but she's not invisible. I don't get it.

- Megan Fox

Like Would

Without continuity, men would become like flies in summer.

- Melville Fuller

Fruit Acceptable

I had a great time investigating the pigments of different mutant fruit flies by following experimental protocols published in Scientific American, and I also remember making my own beetle collection when it was still acceptable to make such collections.

- Paul Nurse

Very Works

The online musical universe has become Balkanized, with many sites focusing on minute niches. That works well for reaching very specific demographics, which is wonderful for advertising, but it flies in the face of the common wisdom that people's tastes have become more diverse as music of any description has become a mouse-click away.

- Michael Azerrad

Thoughts Mind

The mind of a child is no less vagrant than his steps; it pursues the gossamer and flies from object to object, lawless and unconfined, and it is equally necessary to the development of his frame that his thoughts and his body should be free from fetters.

- William Godwin

Would Even

When I wrote 'Lord of the Flies' - I had no idea it would even get published.

- William Golding

Country Over

For the speedy reader paragraphs become a country the eye flies over looking for landmarks, reference points, airports, restrooms, passages of sex.

- William H. Gass

Which Discovered

We discovered that fruit flies alter course in less than one one-hundredth of a second, 50 times faster than we blink our eyes, which is faster than we ever imagined.

- Michael Dickinson

Blind Fly

Although their maneuverability is limited, blind flies can fly remarkably well.

- Michael Dickinson

Very Equivalent

The fruit flies we work with have the equivalent of about a 25 by 25 pixel camera. But that camera is very, very fast, about 10 times faster than the human visual system.

- Michael Dickinson

Through Been

Only flies have true halteres. In fact, the scientific term for flies, 'diptera,' means 'two wings.' Most insects, including bees, have two pairs of wings for a total of four. In flies, the hindwing pairs have been transformed through evolution into the halteres.

- Michael Dickinson

However Specialized

Like many insects, flies are most sensitive to green light. This means that they would see their world as 'black and white,' in that they can't see the multiple colors required to reconstruct a color image of the world. They do, however, have specialized cells that enable them to see ultraviolet wavelengths.

- Michael Dickinson

Very Nearly

It is difficult, but intriguing, to imagine seeing the world as a fly might. First, flies don't have nearly the same visual resolution that we do... so you have to imagine a fuzzier image. Second, fly eyes are faster than our own and are very sensitive to motion.

- Michael Dickinson

Happy Fruit

Although finding fruit flies in your wine or beer can be a bit annoying, I hope people will pause to admire the tenacity of these clever little creatures. They are really just hungry animals looking for something to eat, and have no intention of ruining your happy hour.

- Michael Dickinson

Sophisticated Use

If flies are a great model, they're a great model for flies. These animals, you know, they're not like us. We don't fly. We don't have a compound eye. I don't think we process sensory information the same way. The muscles that they use are just incredibly much more sophisticated and interesting than the muscles we use.

- Michael Dickinson

Through Works

There's so many mysteries related to how flies are able to make their way through the world. I'd certainly like to know a lot more about how their brain works. I'd certainly like to know a lot more about just how they're put together. I mean, these animals are basically, topologically, spheres. They don't have bones as we do, of course.

- Michael Dickinson

Living Alive

So if you're a robot and you're living on this planet, you can do things that you can't do in real life - things that you wished you could do: like fly; like have a car that flies; like have furniture that is alive.

- William Joyce

Been Slightly

The American obsession with 'Downton' amuses me slightly because it's such a fiction. I've always been questioned about my historical veracity, and 'Downton' just flies past, when it's completely made up.

- Michael Hirst

Quick I Remember

Time flies so quick. I remember my second year in business when Bullocks Wilshire did a whole window of my white dresses. I was so excited, I went there at night and took pictures.

- Tadashi Shoji

Against Checking

When we got down to the Super Bowl in '85, against the Patriots, we're down there on the field checking things out. This helicopter flies overhead, probably taking pictures, and McMahon just moons it. He mooned the helicopter from the field.

- William Perry

Through Happen

Cool things happen. Ace's guitar flies through space, goes through a hole, and blows up. I throw drumsticks and they come flying at you.

- Peter Criss

Over Minor

All the minor sports injuries you acquire over the years begin to multiply like flies when you get over 70.

- Peter O'Toole

Fighting Leading

We must uphold the fighting of tigers and flies at the same time, resolutely investigating law-breaking cases of leading officials and also earnestly resolving the unhealthy tendencies and corruption problems which happen all around people.

- Xi Jinping

Flag Palestine

The victory march will continue until the Palestinian flag flies in Jerusalem and in all of Palestine.

- Yasser Arafat

Leader Doing

My criticism is too severe sometimes and that is not good. But why don't you start doing your work unless your leader flies into a rage? It is not that you cannot do it but that you don't want to do it.

- Zhu Rongji