quote by Jonathan Swift

Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.

— Jonathan Swift

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I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.


I'd been brought up on the Upper East Side in a WASP society, which was death on crutches.

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Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.

Your house sounds like a train at midday, the wasps buzz, the saucepans sing, the waterfall enumerates the deeds of the dew . . .

Are we not wasps who spend all day in a fruitless attempt to traverse a window-pane - while the other half of the window is wide open?


Concerning the generation of animals akin to them, as hornets and wasps, the facts in all cases are similar to a certain extent, but are devoid of the extraordinary features which characterize bees; this we should expect, for they have nothing divine about them as the bees have.

I am the queen of spades, I am the wasp that stings, I am the dark serpent.

I am the invulnerable animal who passes through fire and is not burned.

The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.

The batsman's technique was like an old lady poking her umbrella at a wasp's nest.

He's about as predictable as a Wasp on speed.


The mania is like wasps under the skin, like my head's going to explode with ideas.

Example is a dangerous lure: where the wasp got through the gnat sticks fast.

And books which told me everything about the wasp, except why.

Golf is the only opportunity that middle-aged WASPs have to dress up like a pimp.

Spring rain leaking through the roof dripping from the wasps' nest.


Scandal is an importunate wasp, against which we must make no movement unless we are quite sure that we can kill it; otherwise it will return to the attack more furious than ever.

A king who feared wasps once decreed that they were abolished.

As it happened, they did him no harm. But he was eventually stung to death by scorpions.

I'm a girl of extremes. When I love something, I'm like a puppy dog (without all the licking). When I'm cranky, I'm a wasp (like a whole hive of 'em). And when I'm angry, I'm a Mother Bear with a predator after her cubs: Dangerous.

Calumny is like the wasp which worries you, and which it is not best to try to get rid of unless you are sure of slaying it; for otherwise it returns to the charge more furious than ever.

A slavish concern for the composition of words is the sign of a bankrupt intellect. Be gone, odious wasp! You smell of decayed syllables.


Perez Hilton is an irritating wasp in the beautiful rose garden that is my life.

Let us turn elsewhere, to the wasps and bees, who unquestionably come first in the laying up of a heritage for their offspring.

A man walks into a pet shop and says: "Give me a wasp.

" The shopkeeper replies: "We don't sell wasps." He says: "There's one in the window."

Silver nitrate and water in a super soaker," he told her.

"My own invention. Ought to be good at twenty feet, kind of like wasp spray." Oh. "You get me the nicest things." "Anybody can get jewelry. Posers

It is in some ways more troublesome to track and swat an evasive wasp than to shoot, at close range, a wild elephant. But the elephant is more troublesome if you miss.


That is the Wasp, yes. But it was captured by Black Stache, and he’s coming for this ship now.” “And how do you know that?” asked Slank. “Did a seagull tell you?” This brought chuckles from the crew. Something like that, thought Peter.

It was enormously challenging because you want that all-American girl, but you also want the cool WASP, privileged white girl. Usually, women in that package aren't funny.

A wasp in a wig is altogether beyond the appliances of art.

The venerable emeritus professors still at Yale when I entered graduate school [in the 1960s] may have been reserved, puritanical WASPs, but they were men of honor who had given their lives to scholarship. Today in the elite schools, honor and ethics are gone.

Our dream dashes itself against the great mystery like a wasp against a window pane. Less merciful than man, God never opens the window.


At what point is a wasp ever going to have a chat with a spider?

If there is a rumor in the air about you, you'd better treat it as you would a wasp: either ignore it or kill it with the first blow. Anything else will just stir it up.

This man is the bee's knees, Arthur, he is the wasp's nipples.

He is, I would go so far as to say, the entire set of erogenous zones of every major flying insect of the Western world.

I am very scared of wasps; my cousin was stung in the eye once.