Is there anything more Christian than a fly? Flies are constant, persistent, buzzing. Flies get into wounds, pus, and garbage, like true Christians. Some will say that bishops and Popes prefer money, opulence, magnificence; but this only proves that flies are much more Christian than bishops and Popes. Flies increase in direct proportion to sunlight, society, stables, horse-stalls, and in inverse proportion to cleanliness, running water and reasonable people. It's the same with priests.
- Pío Baroja y Nessi, La Ruta del Aventurero, 1916