There is never any real danger in allowing a pedestal for a hero. He never has time to sit on it. One sees him always over and over again kicking his pedestal out from under him, and using it to batter a world with.
Batter my heart, three-personed God; for You As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend.john donne
Why, as I told thee, 'tis a custom with him I' the afternoon to sleep; there thou mayst brain him, Having first seiz'd his books; or with a log Batter his skull, or paunch him with a stake, Or cut his wezand with thy knife. Remember, First to possess his books; for without them He's but a sot, as I am, nor hath not One spirit to command: they all do hate him, As rootedly as I burn but his books.
There is no reason why the infield should not try to put the Batter off his stride at the critical moment, by neatly- timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability.George Bernard Shaw
I consider as lovers of books not those who keep their books hidden in their store-chests and never handle them, but those who, by nightly as well as daily use thumb them, Batter them, wear them out, who fill out all the margins with annotations of many kinds, and who prefer the marks of a fault they have erased to a neat copy full of faults.
The whole point of an interview is to ... earn something with it and I'm not going to earn anything from people who are there to badger me and use my words to Batter me with. [in mainstream media outlets] There's no earnings for me there.sharron angle
You may Batter your way through the thick of the fray, You may sweat, you may swear, you may grunt; You may be a jack-fool, if you must, but this rule Should ever be kept at the front; Don't fight with your pillow, but lay down your head And kick every worriment out of the bed.
But off with your hat and three times three for Columbia's true-blue sons; The men below who Batter the foe the men behind the guns!
O insensata cura dei mortali, Quanto son defettivi sillogismi Quei che ti fanno in basso Batter l'ali!dante alighieri