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

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.
Sebastian Roch Nicolas Chamfort wasps quote

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.
— Chanakya

He's about as predictable as a Wasp on speed.
— Sid Waddell

The nearest we have to a Henry James or an Edith Wharton of the East Coast's Wasp upper classes.
— Charlotte Curtis