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Welcome to my page of quotations about mosquitos. These horrid creatures love feasting on me but for some reason rarely go near my husband. 🤔 Here in Phoenix, we used to get a break from them during the winter, but now they're year-round. Shudder!  —ღ Terri


MOSQUITO  A small insect designed by God to make us think better of flies. ~Charles Wayland Towne, The Foolish Dictionary, Executed by Gideon Wurdz, Master of Pholly, Doctor of Loquacious Lunacy, etc., 1904


Among the diseases caused by the mosquito, insomnia... should not be omitted. ~"Poor Richard Junior's Philosophy," The Saturday Evening Post, 1903, George Horace Lorimer, editor


Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes? ~Author unknown


The MOSQUITO... bites the 1st time as sharp and natural as red pepper does. ~Josh Billings, revised by H. Montague & T. Guillemets


He presented his bill,
      And I could not evade it.
In valley, on hill,
He presented his bill,
With stinging ill-will;
      So with blood, sir, I paid it.
He presented his bill,
      And I could not evade it.
~Aristine Anderson, "A Mosquito Triolet"


We are taught that nothing in this world was made in vain, that all God's handiwork was intended for a good and great purpose, but scientific men have failed to this date to calculate what a mosquito was made for, unless it was to keep folks awake at night and give their miserable old threadbare consciences time and opportunity to get in its dreadful work. The mosquito has been an inhabitant of this old world since the dawn of creation. I'm reliably informed that they gave the old man Adam the old lady Eve and the entire family a pretty lively time and I guess they will hang around till business closes down on the last day. I have figured it out they must constitute one of the luxuries of life, for they certainly don't come under the head of necessities. ~Josh Billings, revised by H. Montague


It is not how busy you are, but why you are busy — the bee is praised, the mosquito is swatted. ~Author Unknown


Unfortunately, it was in the musty thickness where mosquitoes thrive like backstreet thugs. ~Craig Childs, Crossing Paths: Uncommon Encounters with Animals in the Wild, 1997


If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.  ~Betty Reese


Mosquito, Mosquito,
I feel you upon me,
You're biting me everywhere;
Each time that you sting me
Sensations you bring me,
You bite, but you don't seem to care;
My carcass I'm scratching
While eggs you are hatching
To bring new disturbers to town.
You don't hurt, Mosquito,
When you light upon me,
But, oh baby, when you sit down!
~"Marcheta: A Parody," in The "Wrecks" (An Anthology of Ribald Verse Collected at Reno), c.1933


Campers: Nature's way of feeding mosquitoes. ~Author Unknown


If Monday were an animal, it would be a mosquito. ~Keith Wynn, @moon_descending, tweet, 2017


The local density of mosquitos is inversely proportional to your remaining repellent. ~Barber's Laws of Backpacking


The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.  ~Andy Warhol


I hate mosquitoes. I mean, I know I'm delicious but dang! ~Author unknown


Busier than a Mosquito at a Nudist Colony  ~Internet meme


A tent is warranted to keep out the fresh air, but is always open for the entertainment of fieldmice, June bugs, mosquitoes, and black flies... ~Gideon Wurdz (Charles Wayland Towne), "Camping," Eediotic Etiquette, 1906


Insects are attractive things and very human, or perhaps we men and women are like bugs. I have known dragon flies, swift-motioned, gleaming; and hornets, unbeautiful but effective; some people are like honeybees, engaged in sweet unselfish labors, while others are crickets that only chirp; some are butterflies, flashing in the pure light, while others are noisome, creeping things that lurk in dank shadows. Some persons are fireflies, lighting up dark places for others, while there are those who are house flies, inquisitive, annoying, noxious... Yet there isn't anybody who isn't interesting, and so there is no bug that doesn't repay you for studying it. I wonder what insect I am like?— my family would doubtless say a mosquito. ~Dorothy Scarborough, "Entomology on a Country Porch," From a Southern Porch, 1919


House, n.  A hollow edifice erected for the habitation of man, rat, mouse, beetle, cockroach, fly, mosquito, flea, bacillus, and microbe.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary


I have yet to see the first man who would acknowledge that he was the friend of a BED  BUG. A chinch is the most low down, meanest, sneakenest, crawling, creeping, hopping, biting thing that infests this old earth. They don't dare tackle a man in broad daylight but sneak in after dark, and chaw him up while he's fast asleep. Now, a mosquito will fight you to a finish in broad daylight, at short range and give you a chance to knock back — allow you a kind of a free ballot and a fair count... but a bed bug... waits till the dead hour of night... If I were in the habit of indulging in Sunday School expressions, I wouldn't hesitate to cuss a bed bug to a standstill right to his face... ~Josh Billings, revised by H. Montague & T. Guillemets



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