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1. "Yet the Narrator's quest is not only for his own identity and vocation. He seeks an understanding of art, sexuality and worldly and political affairs: he is a snoop and a voyeur; he comments and classifies; his taxonomic impulse makes the novel appear to be a vast compendium, replete with burrowing wasps and bedsteads, military strategies, stereoscopes, asparagus and aeroplanes."
Author: Adam A. Watt
2. "You're not like other Wasps.""Aren't I?" Aagen smiled, but it was a painful smile. "No doubt you've killed my kinsmen by the score.""A few," Salma allowed."Well, next time you shed my kinden's blood, think on this: we are but men, no less nor more than other men, and we strive and feel joy and fail as men have always done. We live in the darkness that is the birthright of us all, that of hurt and ignorance, only sometimes... sometimes there comes the sun." He let the bowl fall from his fingers to the floor, watching it spin and settle, unbroken."
Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky
3. "The mania is like wasps under the skin, like my head's going to explode with ideas."
Author: Alice Weaver Flaherty
4. "My earliest childhood memory is watching the sunlight through a jar of amber full of wasps."
Author: Amanda Harlech
5. "Among Arabs he was a Berber, among Frenchmen an Arab, among his own a nothing, as I'd been a Jew among Arabs, an Egyptian among strangers and now an alien among WASPs, the clueless janitor trying out for the polo team."
Author: André Aciman
6. "Because his basic idea that he got from the study of gall wasps is that everyone's sexuality is unique."
Author: Bill Condon
7. "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."
Author: Charles Darwin
8. "ToadstoolsThe toadstools are starting to comeup, circular and dry.Nothing will touch them,Gophers or chipmunks, wasps or swallows.They glow in the twilight like rooted will-o'-the-wisps.Nothing will touch them.As though little roundabouts from the bunched unburiable,Powers, dominions,As though orphans rode herd in the short grass, as though they had heard the call,They will always be with us, transcenders of the world.Someone will try to stick his beak into their otherworldly styrofoam.Someone may try to taste a taste of forever.For some it's a refuge, for some a shady place to fall down.Grief is a floating barge-boat, who knows where it's going to moor?"
Author: Charles Wright
9. "Also, I have a mornid fear of rates, and mice, and nettles and wasps and jagged cans and rotting food and damp newspapers and the unemployed."
Author: Colin Bateman
10. "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."
Author: Idries Shah
11. "He was wise in the ways of pain. He had to be, for he felt none.When the Xenons put electrodes to his testicles, he was vastly entertained by the pretty lights.When the Ylls fed firewasps into his nostrils and other body orifices the resultant rainbows pleased him. And when later they regressed to simple disjointments and eviscerations, he noted with interest the deepening orchid hues that stood for irreversible harm."This time?" he asked the boditech when his scouter had torn him from the Ylls."No," said the boditech."When?"There was no answer."You're a girl in there, aren't you? A human girl?""Well, yes and no," said the boditech. "Sleep now."He had no choice. - 'Painwise"
Author: James Tiptree Jr.
12. "Let us turn elsewhere, to the wasps and bees, who unquestionably come first in the laying up of a heritage for their offspring."
Author: Jean Henri Fabre
13. "Now I happen to possess the bump of locality. It is not a virtue; I make no boast of it. It is merely an animal instinct that I cannot help. That things occasionally get in my way—mountains, precipices, rivers, and such like obstructions—is no fault of mine. My instinct is correct enough; it is the earth that is wrong. I led them by the middle road. That the middle road had not character enough to continue for any quarter of a mile in the same direction; that after three miles up and down hill it ended abruptly in a wasps' nest, was not a thing that should have been laid to my door. If the middle road had gone in the direction it ought to have done, it would have taken us to where we wanted to go, of that I am convinced."
Author: Jerome K. Jerome
14. "Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through."
Author: Jonathan Swift
15. "A walk with a two-year-old is very Zen; it is not about the end but the journey. He needs to pet the dog someone is walking; to roll down the slight incline to the church basement, and then roll again, and again, and again; to remind me of the place where the wasps (he calls them bees) live, then zoom past it."
Author: Marc Aronson
16. "I am very scared of wasps; my cousin was stung in the eye once."
Author: Missy Elliot
17. "...Shakespeare, adrenal glands, professional bowling, and the bizarre reproductive patterns of wasps (along with teams of BBC cameraman to document them("
Author: N.D. Wilson
18. "Give up all the wild ideas that buzz round you like wasps. Or like bluebottles. […] Find a nice, ordinary girl, not too attractive or you'll be jealous all the time, not too bright or you'll be anxious all the time, not too rich or you'll have nothing to strive for, not too original or she'll upset people. There are plenty of them, and all of them are available to a young postman like you. Those are the terms offered."The terrier had come to a sudden standstill, as if he had been a white gun dog on one of the estates."You don't live like that," said Robin from the bed."I don't live at all," replied Rosetta. "Haven't you realized?""Perhaps I have." Now Robin was staring at her: momentarily still that muggy evening; for seconds rigid as the dog.Rosetta smiled. "I am the person every postman meets in the end.""I'm a provisional postman only. I told you that clearly," remarked Robin, starting once more to relax."Do what I tell you. What else is there for you? Only wasps and bluebottles."
Author: Robert Aickman
19. "What is that?" – Abigail "Wasps…A shitload of them." – Sasha"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
20. "Sorry. My medium powers are on the fritz, and I can't channel spirits or bells right now. I'll get them worked on later. For–" – Sundown"Shh. The wasps are talking to someone. I hear them so clearly." – Abigail‘Okay, time to get someone to a psych ward.' – Sundown"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
21. "Living by your wits is always knowing where the wasps are."
Author: Stephen King
22. "The mind is moored to others;the wasps orbit on little tethers of light."
Author: Warren Heiti

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