You can't think and hit at the same time.Yogi Lawrence Peter Berra: Quoted in Colin Jarman The Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
Find out where the ball is, get there; hit it.Prince Ranjitsinhji: Explaining his tactics as a batsman. Quoted in ColinJarmanThe Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
England isnot ruined becausesinewy brownmenfroma distant colony sometimes hit a ball further and oftener than our men do.J(ohn) B(oynton) Priestley: Quoted in ColinJarmanThe Guinness Dictionary of Sports Quotations (1990).
Do not hit at all if it can be avoided, but never hit softly.theodore roosevelt: 1913 Theodore Roosevelt: an Autobiography.
In the spacious highways of books major or minor, each poet is allowed the stride that will get him where he wants to go if,God help him, he can hit that stride and keep it.Carl Sandburg: Quoted inTheComplete Poems of Carl Sandburg (1986),'Notes for a Preface'.
Didn't come up here to read. Came up here to hit.hank aaron: Response to Yogi Berra, who told him to turn his bat around so he could see the trademark during the 1957 World Series, as quoted in Bartlett's Book of Anecdotes (2000) by Clifton Fadiman and André Bernard
Had Grant been a Congressman one would have been on one’s guard, for one knew the type. One never expected from a Congressman more than good intentions and public spirit. Newspaper-men as a rule had no great respect for the lower House; Senators had less; and Cabinet officers had none at all. Indeed, one day when Adams was pleading with a Cabinet officer for patience and tact in dealing with Representatives, the Secretary impatiently broke out: “You can’t use tact with a Congressman! A Congressman is a hog! You must take a stick and hit him on the snout!”henry adams: Ch. 17. (The Education of Henry Adams (1907))
If an economist uses a complicated model to predict just about anything, you can ignore it. By analogy, a doctor can’t tell you the exact date of your death in 50 years. But if a doctor tells you to eat less and exercise more, that’s good advice even if you later get hit by a bus. Along those same lines, economists can give useful general advice on the economy, even if you know there will be surprises. Still, be skeptical.scott adams: Press release, 10 September 2008 
O my boy! thou hast been to me like a man who took a stone, and threw it up to heaven to stone his Lord with it. And the stone did not hit, and did not reach high enough, but it became the cause of guilt and sin.O my boy! if thou hadst honoured me and respected me and hadst listened to my words thou wouldst have been my heir and wouldst have reigned over my dominions.O my son! know thou that if the tail of the dog or the pig were ten cubits long it would not approach to the worth of the horse's even if it were like silk.O my boy! I thought that thou wouldst have been my heir at my death; and thou through thy envy and thy insolence didst desire to kill me. But the Lord delivered me from thy cunning.ahiqar: 7:10 -13
I survive almost any onslaught with a shrug, which must appear as arrogance, but really isn't because I'm not an arrogant person. When you write a play, you make a set of assumptions — that you have something to say, that you know how to say it, that its worth saying, and that maybe someone will come along for the ride. That's all. And then you go about your business, assuming you'd be the first to know if your talent has collapsed.I don't think I've been a commercial playwright ever. By some curious mischance, a couple of my plays managed to hit an area where commercial success was feasible. But it's wrong to think I'm a commercial playwright who has somehow ceased his proper function. I have always been the same thing — which is not a commercial playwright. I'm not after the brass ring. I very seldom get it anyway, and then it's accidental when I do. … So I write those things that interest me.edward albee: As quoted in Conversations with Edward Albee (1988) by Philip C. Kolin, p. 176
Geðenc hwelc witu us ða becomon for ðisse worulde, ða ða we hit nohwæðer ne selfe ne lufodon ne eac oðrum monnum ne lefdon!alfred the great: Remember what punishments befell us in this world when we ourselves did not cherish learning nor transmit it to other men.
I hit him so hard that I made him cry. He looked at me and said, "I'm going to get you for that." I respected him then, and I respect him now.muhammad ali: George Foreman, quoted in "'Living legend' still commands respect of peers" by Andrew Baker in The Daily Telegraph (15 January 2002)
I should like to make an observation to right honourable and honourable Gentlemen opposite. It is that I do not think they will help to produce the atmosphere in Europe which is so desirable by issuing papers that have been issued by the National Council of Labour, headed 'Hit Hitler'.stanley baldwin: Speech in the House of Commons (11 March 1935); published in Hansard, House of Commons, 5th series, vol. 299 cols. 50-1.
[Baldwin's] genius in this respect more than made up for his limitations as orator or debater. Baldwin was a master of the art of creating feeling, but an even greater one at the important art of detecting it. He would attack, not the argument being put forward, but the feeling behind it of which the case was the expression. When defending himself, he would not deploy fact after act in skilful order, but appeal to the nobler and more humane feelings of his enemy. He was a great disarmer, though now and again he hit back like a butcher.stanley baldwin: Aneurin Bevan, as quoted in Baldwin : A Biography by Keith Middlemas and John Barnes (1969), p. 667
For there's a lot of masochism in the acting profession. We're willing to take a lot of punishment, but the minute we hit a little bit of success we are liable to run from it. We're frightened of it and develop all kinds of phobias as a consequence. Outsiders who don't understand think we have a chip on our shoulder, but it's not that at all. We're so used to failure, to being hurt and rebuffed, that we can easily come unhinged by success.lucille ball: Page 197 (Love, Lucy (1996))
A baby is shown sitting on the floor. He appears to be about a year and a half old. Incidentally, he is a very plain baby. Strewn about him on the floor are the toys that he has been playing with. There are a ball, a rattle, a ring, a doll, a bell and a pair of roller-skates. Evidently, the candidate is supposed to be aghast at the roller-skates in the possession of such a small child.The man who drew that picture had evidently never furnished playthings for a small child. I can imagine nothing that would delight a child of a year and a half more than a pair of roller-skates to chew and spin and hit himself in the face with. They could also be dropped on Daddy when Daddy was lying on the floor in an attempt to be sociable. Of all the toys arranged before the child, the roller-skates are the most logical. ... That is my great trouble in taking tests and examinations of any kind. I always want to argue with the examiner, because the examiner is always so obviously wrong.robert benchley: "Measure Your Mind", in Love Conquers All (1922)
I got styles you can't copy bitch, its the triple six in the mix, straight from H-E-double hockey sticks Every Sun-day a nun lay from my gun spray, fuck Carlito we doin' shit the Devil's son's way Every minute my style switches up, they say a real man won't hit a girl - then I aint real 'cause I beat bitches up I'm takin' lives for a great price, I'm the type to snap in heaven with a Mac-11 and rape Christ L's the nigga that crime follows, I'm hittin fine models and stabbin' punks with broken wine bottles I beat chumps till they head splits, break 'em like breadsticks, I sex chicks, I'd even fuck a dead bitch Always sprayin TECs because I be stayin' vexed, some nigga named Dex was in the projects layin threats I jumped out the Lincoln, left him stinkin', put his brains in the street, now you can see what he was just thinkin'big l: "Danger Zone", Lifestylez ov da Poor and Dangerous (1995)
I'm living up to my extortion image, I be stalking Lenox, catching more bodies than abortion clinics A kid tried to take L out, shot me in the chest with a TEC, I just laughed and spit the shell out A nigga hit me with a can of beer, then he ran in fear, later they found him hanging from a chandelier I'm placin' snitches inside lakes and ditches, and if I catch AIDS I'ma start rapin' bitchesbig l: "Devil's Son", (1993)
When I was a little boy and played Liebestraum, my father used to hit me on the head with a newspaper every time I slopped the cadenza . . . I hate Liebestraum.victor borge: From the obit in The Independent.
"We are Fragile, everyone. We all long for something more. Things are said and things are done and the pieces hit the floor. See how fragile."ralston bowles: From the song "Fragile" on the album Carwreck Conversations (2004)
Burns stated that "We've got to remember that the people who first hit us in 9/11 entered this country through Canada."conrad burns: December 21, 2005 This claim, which is false and is directly contradicted by the findings of the 9/11 Commission, drew criticism from those questioning Burns' grasp of domestic security. Canadian ambassador Frank McKenna demanded an apology from Burns.
Hurricane [Katrina] hit the Gulf Coast and destroyed much of the Gulf Coast — that was an act of God ... Now what happened to New Orleans, that was a complete failure of the federal government. Complete negligence by the feds.james carville: in a speech to LSU students at the Manship School of Communications' Holliday Forum on January 27, 2006.
Tito did not like Ceauşescu personally, because when they went hunting wild boars together, Ceauşescu cheated and broke the rules. He once took a shot at a boar, and having missed it, fired at it a second time after the boar had moved out of Ceauşescu's and into Tito's field of fire. Tito then killed the boar with his first shot, but Ceauşescu falsely claimed that he too had hit the boar with his shot. 'In that case, your shot must have gone up the hole under the boar's tail,' said Tito sarcastically. When they went hunting together again a few year later, Ceauşescu again claimed to have killed a boar when it was in fact Tito who had shot it.nicolae ceauşescu: Jasper Ridley, Tito: A Biography (Constable and Company Ltd., 1994), p. 353.
He has done like Orbaneja, the painter of Ubeda, who, being asked what he painted, answered, "As it may hit;" and when he had scrawled out a misshapen cock, was forced to write underneath, in Gothic letters, "This is a cock."Miguel de Cervantes: Ch. 3. (Part II (1615))
"On the trip to Russia with the Harlem Globetrotters, we were in Lenin Stadium, and they assigned a dressing room to the team. The players were getting dressed for one of their games. They were in rather close quarters. Remember, these were young kids-Wilt was 23. The others were his age. They were like kittens. You bump me, i'll bump you back. And before you know it, two of the guys set on Wilt. They started playfully pushing and shoving him. And finally one of his teammates hit Wilt a little too hard. He took these two guys, twisted each of their shirts, and lifted both of them off the ground. Each of these guys weighed over 200 pounds. It looked like he had two little crackers in his hands. I thought he was going to hit their heads together. It was an amazing demonstration of strength".wilt chamberlain: Dr. Stan Lorber, team doctor on the Globetrotters' Russian trip