„We think we are smart because we have been flying for about sixty years. Birds and bees and butterflies have been flying for hundreds of thousands of years.“
— Charles Kettering American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 140 patents 1876 - 1958
as quoted in Boss Ket (1961) by Rosamond McPherson Young p. 194
„For too little of tile best Marle can doe but little good, and too nmch therof hath beene alreadie founde to bee verie hurtfull to the Corne.“
— Hugh Plat writer 1552 - 1608
p. 30; Cited in: Malcolm Thick (1994)
— George Herbert Welsh-born English poet, orator and Anglican priest 1593 - 1633
— Fannie Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
— Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
„The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it“
— Jacques-Yves Cousteau French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher 1910 - 1997
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— John Brunner British author 1934 - 1995
February “THE INDISPENSABLE ASSISTANTS”
— Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas French writer 1544 - 1590
First Week, Fifth Day, Part i. Compare: "So work the honey-bees, Creatures that by a rule in Nature teach The act of order to a peopled kingdom", William Shakespeare, Henry V, act i. sc. 3.
„“I smell fennel,” Launcelot said. “That reminds me, I should tell you I have discovered a specific for maims. You take salt, good-quality river mud, and bee urine, and slather it on the maim and hold it there for two days. Works like a charm. Gathering the bee urine is a bit of a bore.”“
— Donald Barthelme American writer, editor, and professor 1931 - 1989