If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.Edward O. Wilson (1929-)
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For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love.And to both… the giving and receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles.
J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964), British geneticist
Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon youNathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
Deep in the sunsearched growths the dragonfly hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828– 1882), Silent Noon
Upon a twigI sit and pray For something big To wend my way; A caterpillar, moth, or bee— I swallow them religiously.Douglas Florian, The Praying Mantis, Insectlopedia
Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
Christopher Fry (1907-2005)