Cognitive consonance is what writing in the Age of the idiot is all about. The key to success in the scribbling profession is to strike the right balance of mediocrity in writing and thinking, which invariably entails echoing one of two party lines, poorly.
"strike one" the Umpire said.From the bleachers black with people there rose a sullen roar,Like the beating of the storm-waves on a stern and distant shore,"Kill him! Kill the Umpire!" shouted some one from the stand —And it's likely they'd have done it had not Casey raised his hand.ernest thayer
strike an enemy once and for all. Let him cease to exist as a tribe or he will live to fly in your throat again.shaka zulu
There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, at any time.
Sir Walter, being strangely supprized and putt out of his countenance at so great a Table, gives his son a damned blow over the face; his son, as rude as he was, would not strike his father, but strikes over the face of the Gentleman that sate next to him, and sayed, Box about, 'twill come to my Father anon. 'Tis now a common used Proverb.john aubrey
One of the deepest and strangest of all human moods is the mood which will suddenly strike us perhaps in a garden at night , or deep in sloping meadows, the feeling that every flower and leaf has just uttered something stupendously direct and important, and that we have by a prodigy of imbecility not heard or understood it. There is a certain poetic value , and that a genuine one, in this sense of having missed the full meaning of things. There is beauty , not only in wisdom , but in this dazed and dramatic ignorance .gilbert keith chesterton
Thy praise or dispraise is to me alike; One doth not stroke me, nor the other strike.Ben Jonson
Though one person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter, terrorists do what the name suggests: they seek to strike terror into the hearts of their enemies by killings that blur distinctions between soldiers and civilians. Terrorists are conventionally defined as non-state actors, but they are matched by “state terrorists” states doing the same thing.
strike the tent.
Si j'e cris quatre mots, j'en effacerai trois. If I write four words, I strike out three of them.
Bright as the sun, her eyes the gazers strike, And, like the sun, they shine on all alike.Alexander Pope
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.Alexander Pope
The English can laugh and at the same time strike you down, without the least compunction. It is the secret of their success as a nation.Peter Ackroyd
Let the air strike our tune,Whilst we show reverence to yond peeping moon. 15thomas middleton
Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy!robert mugabe
If you take a bale of hay and tie it to the tail of a mule and then strike a match and set the bale of hay on fire, and if you then compare the energy expended shortly thereafter by the mule with the energy expended by yourself in the striking of the match, you will understand the concept of amplification.william shockley
As for comics, one has only to turn to the characteristic output of Marvel Comics, for the period from about 1961 to about 1975, to find not an expression of base and cynical impulses but of good, old-fashioned liberal humanism of a kind that may strike us today, God help us, as quaint, but which nevertheless appealed, in story after story, to ideals such as tolerance, technological optimism, and self-sacrifice for the benefit of others.michael chabon
One has to try to strike the jugular and let the rest go.Holmes, Jr., Oliver Wendell
Language is the net that holds thought trapped within a particular culture. But if one could only strike the ball with sufficient force, with perfect timing, it would perhaps break through the netting, continue on its course, never fall to earth, but go into orbit around the world.david lodge
You're welcome to take a bath. You look like the second week of the garbage strike.neil simon
Let the air strike our tune, whilst we show reverence to yond peeping moon.thomas middleton
O friend, never strike sail to a fear! Come into port greatly, or sail with God the seas.
Bradley , has done it! USA are level! The comeback kings, strike again!
In one place revolutionary philosophers went on strike because they got a reading list including Plato, Descartes and other bourgeois idiots, instead of relevant great philosophers like Che Guevara and Mao.
Come on, then! Who will strike first and brand themselves a cold-blooded killer?
The General strike has taught the working classes more in four days than years of talking could have done.arthur balfour