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Fleas Quotes by Khaled Hosseini, George Herbert, Stanislaw Jerzy Lec, P. J. O’Rourke, Linda Howard, Wolfgang Beltracchi and many others.

My father and I did work for a while at the flea market and there really are rows of Afghans working there, some of whom I am related to.
Khaled Hosseini
You cannot flea a stone.
George Herbert
Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man. But they don’t bite everybody.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
Politicians are always interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs.
P. J. O’Rourke
I have a real low tolerance for parasites, and you’re so close to the limit that I’m already reaching for the flea powder.
Linda Howard
I went to the flea market in the morning and charged tourists money to take pictures of me. I looked pretty wild, with hair down to my waist, Indian robes, a floor-length fur coat. There must be lots of photos of me out there.
Wolfgang Beltracchi
That’s a valiant flea that dares eat his breakfast on the lip of a lion.
William Shakespeare
The humanities are like the great old Paris Flea Market where, amidst masses of junk, people with a good eye found cast away treasures…They are like a refugee camp where all the geniuses driven out of their jobs and countries by unfriendly regimes are idling.
Allan Bloom
You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation.
Marian Wright Edelman
I jog at the Rose Bowl, and I collect antique and vintage furniture, so I’m there every few weeks for the flea market.
Theo Rossi
Governance is complex, difficult, and on the whole, thankless – why ever should the Bright Young Things leave the management of their hotels, newspapers, banks, TV channels and corporations to join, like fleas on a behemoth, the government? Wherein lies the difference between the two worlds?
Upamanyu Chatterjee
Oh, why can’t we break away from all this, just you and I, and lodge with my fleas in the hills? I mean flee to my lodge in the hills.
Groucho Marx
Through three cheese trees three free fleas flew. While these fleas flew, freezy breeze blew. Freezy breeze made these three trees freeze. Freezy trees made these trees’ cheese freeze. That’s what made these three free fleas sneeze.
Dr. Seuss
Great fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite ’em, And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum, And the great fleas themselves, in turn, have greater fleas to go on, While these again have greater still, and greater still, and so on.
Augustus De Morgan
On the neck of a giraffe a flea begins to believe in immortality.
Bill Vaughan
A professor must have a theory as a dog must have fleas.
H. L. Mencken
I’m never sloppy, and I never wear jeans. I don’t work one look in particular, but it’s usually retro – I’m a flea-market freak. And detailed – I’m always very done, even at the gym.
Debi Mazar
At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first.
Ethel Merman
The other week I wrote a piece on a photograph I got at a flea market, and I got about 70 hits. I think a lot of people must be interested in flea markets.
Stephen Vincent Benet
I’ll tell you one big misconception. Cops never say ‘Freeze!’ It might be misinterpreted. They might think you were, like, ordering fries. Or that you had fleas.
Gregory Smith
When I take on a design project, I have to jet from the bookstore to the hardware shop to the lamp store and back again just to collect a small portion of the many items I need to fill a home. But, when you hit the flea market, they’re all right there. From booth to booth, you have the bases covered.
Nate Berkus
One day you’re the leader of Iraq, the next day you’re being checked for fleas on Fox News.
David Letterman
I used to feel like I was a flea on the back of a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Now I feel I might be a small yapping poodle on the back of a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Phil Zimmermann
We’re living in primate heaven. We’re warm, dry, we’re not hungry, we don’t have fleas and ticks and infections. So why are we so miserable?
Steven Pinker
It’s an addiction. I love clothes. I like to go down Melrose and look in all the windows and I go to different flea markets. I have lots of costumes. You never know when you’re going to have to dress up like a milkmaid from the 1600s.
Zooey Deschanel
A culture cannot lie down with dogs and not become utterly infested with fleas. The dogs, in this case, are the mongrel media and the corporate overlords who have grown fat on manufactured controversy and fear mongering.
Steven Weber
A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe.
Ambrose Bierce
My mother used to take me to flea markets in my stroller, and I would just rummage through the piles. You’ve got to dig through the overstuffed racks that everyone else just walks by. It’s the only way to find the cool stuff.
Lily Collins
Whether you’re going to a museum or a flea market or flipping through a book, always be on the lookout for something special.
Kelly Wearstler
Flea and Anthony are into funk, like old school Meters and stuff like that.
Chad Smith
I always like my trailer or hotel room to have fresh flowers or pillows I find at a local flea market – anything to personalize the environment.
Chloe Sevigny
So, naturalists observe, a flea; Hath smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller fleas to bite ’em, And so proceed ad infinitum.
Jonathan Swift
I even worry about reflective flea collars. Oh, sure, drivers can see them glow in the dark, but so can the fleas.
Jane Wagner
Sir, there is no settling the point of precedency between a louse and a flea.
Samuel Johnson
It’s a good thing for a dog to have fleas; keeps his mind off being a dog.
Mark Twain
I’m pretty much a thrift shop gal. Flea markets on Sundays.
Zoe Kravitz
Flea-Market vendors are frozen mid-haggle. Middle-aged women are frozen in the middle of their lives. The gavels of frozen judges are frozen between guilt and innocence. On the ground are the crystals of the frozen first breaths of babies, and those of the last gasps of the dying.
Jonathan Safran Foer
For some reason, I wrote about the bed we slept in when I was a kid. It was a half-acre of misery, that bed, sagging in the middle, red hair sticking out of the mattress, the spring gone and the fleas leaping all over the place.
Frank McCourt
When you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas.
When I find something at a flea market or an antique store, it feels more special and I’m more inclined to want to wear it.
Erin Wasson
Plant consciousness, insect consciousness, fish consciousness, all are related by one permanent element, which we may call the religious element inherent in all life, even in a flea: the sense of wonder. That is our sixth sense, and it is the natural religious sense.
D. H. Lawrence
Dogs have fleas; people have each other. We are born to die. Life is a continuing tragic comedy. Everything and everyone we love suffers. Anybody who doesn’t see that has not grown up and known life.
Frederick Lenz
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave; it is merely a loose application of the word. Consider the flea! – incomparably the bravest of all the creatures of God, if ignorance of fear were courage.
Mark Twain
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it.
Herman Melville
We always feel pretty creative as far as writing songs. We write them together; we just get in a room, or on occasion in Flea’s garage. We just sort of improvise, like jazz musicians.
Chad Smith
Sensitivity isn’t about being wimpy. It’s about being so painfully aware that a flea landing on a dog is like a sonic boom
Jeff Buckley
Lawyers are fleas on the hide of human nature.
Stephen King
The only thing holding you back is you. Commit to developing the mindset of a winner, set your goals and chase them down. Remember, a dog in the hunt ain’t got no fleas!
Andy Albright
I’m on the verge of a total breakdown. Sciatica. Taxes. Cars. Fleas, possibly. It’s an absurd existence.
Jonathan Ames
Fleas can be taught nearly anything a congressman can.
Mark Twain
But in Shimabukuro’s hands, as he breaks out experimental jazz, lays down a steady blues train, or shreds on rock anthems, this little jumping flea becomes a melodic monster.
Mother Jones
I give nightly praise to my Maker that I never cast a ballot to bring that lazy, disreputable, ill-tempered beast into what was once my home. I’m glad that I had the courage to go on record as opposing that illegitimate, shameless flea-bag that now shares my bed and board. You abstainer, you!
Frank B. Gilbreth Jr.
That was the thing about guys, though: Sometimes, they had the emotional depth of a flea.
Sara Shepard
History will die if not irritated. The only service I can do to my profession is to serve as a flea.
Henry Adams
Sleep with a dog and rise full of fleas.
Sarah Kane
Large organizations cannot be versatile. A large organization is effective through its mass rather than through its agility. Fleas can jump many times their own height, but not an elephant.
Peter Drucker
If England has any dignity left in the way of literature, she will forget for ever the pitiful antics of English Literature’s performing flea.
Sean O’Casey
When I was younger I feared the dark, wondering what evil was watching me. Now it’s different, for now it’s a game of sneaking the light back on and laughing at how quickly the evil fleas.
Stefanie Schneider
A blind, anemic, weak-kneed flea on crutches would have a greater chance of defeating a herd of a thousand wild stampeding elephants, than the enemy has of defeating God.
Ray Comfort
…and sank into the profound slumber which comes only to such fortunate folk as are troubled neither with mosquitoes nor fleas nor excessive activity of brain.
Nikolai Gogol
I have an unusual hobby: I collect pictures of people I don’t know. It started when I was a kid growing up in South Florida, the land of junk stores, garage sales, and flea markets, as a kind of coping mechanism.
Ransom Riggs
I’ve withdrawn many times. Part of me is a monk, and part a performing flea! The fear in the music business is that you don’t exist if you’re not at Xenon with Andy Warhol.
John Lennon
It doesn’t matter to criminals if the event is called a gun show or a flea market — if they can buy guns.
Janet Reno
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
Herman Melville
Arguing whether or not a God exists is like fleas arguing whether or not the dog exists. Arguing over the correct name for God is like fleas arguing over the name of the dog. And arguing over whose notion of God is correct is like fleas arguing over who owns the dog.
Robert Fulghum
Glory, glory, said the Bee, Hallelujah, said the Flea. Praise the Lord, remarked the Wren. At springtime all is born-again.
Eric Metaxas
A king there was once reigning, Who had a goodly flea, Him loved he without feigning, As his own son were he!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I sting like a butterfly and punch like a flea.
Si Robertson
Sending armies to McClellan is like shoveling fleas across a barnyard, not half of them get there.
Abraham Lincoln
That woman doesn’t have the sense God gave a retarded flea.
Nora Roberts
Well-washed and well-combed domestic pets grow dull; they miss the stimulus of fleas.
Francis Galton
Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don’t bite everybody.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
I am a dog that loves my fleas.
Uncle Kracker
Crooks aren’t the worst people, just the stupidest. The fleas of the world.
Orson Welles
Words move, turning over like tumbling clowns; like certain books and like fleas, they possess activity. All men equally have the right to say, ‘This word shall bear this meaning,’ and see if they can get it across. It is a sporting game, which all can play, only all cannot win.
Rose Macaulay
A reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog; it keeps him from brooding over being a dog.
Edward Noyes Westcott
Fleas know not whether they are upon the body of a giant or upon one of ordinary size.
Walter Savage Landor
Insects have their own point of view about civilization a man thinks he amounts to a great deal but to a flea or a mosquito a human being is merely something good to eat.
Don Marquis
Oh senseless man, who cannot possibly make a worm or a flea and yet will create Gods by the dozen!
Michel de Montaigne
All she’s caught is fleas! She’s a medicine cat, not a warrior. She should be helping me, not trying to pretend that her entire history vanished on the day the truth came out.
Erin Hunter