Quotes of Parasite

“ Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ People who get through life dependent on other people's possessions are always the first to lecture you on how little possessions count. ”

- Ben Elton

“ The cynic, a parasite of civilization, lives by denying it, for the very reason that he is convinced that it will not fail. ”

- Jose Ortega y Gasset

“ The brain may be regarded as a kind of parasite of the organism, a pensioner, as it were, who dwells with the body. ”

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“ The word 'politics' is derived from the word 'poly', meaning 'many', and the word 'ticks', meaning 'blood sucking parasites'. ”

- Larry Hardiman

“ You're a parasite for sore eyes. ”

- Gregory Ratoff

“ Shy and proud men are more liable than any others to fall into the hands of parasites and creatures of low character. For in the intimacies which are formed by shy men, they do not choose, but are chosen. ”

- Sir Henry Taylor

“ I have often told you that I am that little fish who swims about under a shark and, I believe, lives indelicately on its offal. Anyway, that is the way I am. Life moves over me in a vast black shadow and I swallow whatever it drops with relish, having learned in a very hard school that one cannot be both a parasite and enjoy self-nourishment without moving in worlds too fantastic for even my disordered imagination to people with meaning. ”

- Unknown

“ You had no right to be born; for you make no use of life. Instead of living for, in, and with yourself, as a reasonable being ought, you seek only to fasten your feebleness on some other person's strength. ”

- Charlotte Bronte

“ The belief is growing on me that the disease is communicated by the bite of the mosquito… She always injects a small quantity of fluid with her bite - what if the parasites get into the system in this manner. ”

- Ronald Ross

“ Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror. ”

- David Herbert Lawrence

“ Evolution made civilization steward of this planet. A hundred thousand years later, the steward stood before evolution not helper but destroyer, not healer but parasite. So evolution withdrew its gift, passed civilization by, rescued the planet from intelligence and handed it to love. ”

- Richard Bach

“ The invalid is a parasite on society. In a certain state it is indecent to go on living. To vegetate on in cowardly dependence on physicians and medicaments after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost ought to entail the profound contempt of society. ”

- Friedrich Nietzsche

“ Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen. ”

- D. H. Lawrence

“ After the planet becomes theirs, many millions of years will have to pass before a beetle particularly loved by God, at the end of its calculations will find written on a sheet of paper in letters of fire that energy is equal to the mass multiplied by the square of the velocity of light… ”

- Primo Levi
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