When first under fire an' you're wishful to duck, Don't look nor take 'eed at the man that is struck, Be thankful you're livin', and trust to your luck And march to your front like a soldier. Front, front, front like a soldier...
As for the piano, the faster her fingers flew over it, the more he marveled. She struck the keys with aplomb and ran from one end of the keyboard to the other without a stop.”Gustave Flaubert
It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, "They lived happily ever after" and the following quarter century warning that they'll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are entering a third era, in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism: You know, it just might work.Nora Ephron
I realised fairly early that the 'wisdom of the ages' - whether from 3000 years ago or yesterday - often was simply and perfectly adaptable to the context of the football arena, and immensely valuable. From my regular morning habit of reading, I would write down any wise, pragmatic and smart quotes and ideas that struck me, and that I felt could be of use in coaching.jack gibson
I've been struck by the upside-down priorities of the juvenile justice system. We are willing to spend the least amount of money to keep a kid at home, more to put him in a foster home and the most to institutionalize him.marian wright edelman
Roughly speaking it was the sensation of being at the centre of an explosion? I fancy you would feel much the same if you were struck by lightning. I knew immediately that I was hit, but because of that seeming bang and flash, I thought it was a rifle nearby that had gone off accidentallyand shot me.
The wayfarer,Perceiving the pathway to truth,Was struck with astonishment.It was thickly grown with weeds."Ha," he said,"I see that none has passed hereIn a long time."Later he saw that each weedWas a singular knife."Well," he mumbled at last,"Doubtless there are other roads."Stephen Crane
What was the rock my gliding childhood struck, / And what bright unreal path has led me here?'philip larkin
Having my law the seventh time disobey'd,I struck him, and dismiss'dWith hard words and unkiss'd,—His Mother, who was patient, being dead.coventry patmore
I have no particular political views but I was and am struck by the idea that the left and the right are always entirely similar when they become extreme - they click together like two edges of a magnet.alan williams
...and so in the evening released from facts I can thinkabout distant ancient matters for example ourfriends beyond the sea I know they sincerely sympathizethey send us flour lard sacks of comfort and good advicethey don't even know their fathers betrayed usour former allies at the time of the second Apocalypsetheir sons are blameless they deserve our gratitude therefore we are gratefulthey have not experienced a siege as long as eternitythose struck by misfortune are always alonethe defenders of the Dalai Lama the Kurds the Afghan mountaineers...zbigniew herbert
A friendship across sectarian lines is not a common phenomenon, in his experience. In the past, it has struck him that, apart from homosexuals, only chess players have found a reliable way to bridge, intensely but without fatal violence, the gulf that separates any given pair of men.michael chabon
If we’re successful in Iraq, if we can stand up a good representative government in Iraq, that secures the region so that it never again becomes a threat to its neighbors or to the United States, so it’s not pursuing weapons of mass destruction, so that it’s not a safe haven for terrorists, now we will have struck a major blow right at the heart of the base, if you will, the geographic base of the terrorists who have had us under assault now for many years, but most especially on 9/11.dick cheney
At once it struck me what quality went to form a man of achievement, especially in literature, and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously I mean negative capability , that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.john keats
On this tenth day of June, 1940, the hand that held the dagger has struck it into the back of its neighbor.franklin delano roosevelt
I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play, Have, by the very cunning of the scene, Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaim'd their malefactions; For murder, though it have no tongue, will speak. With most miraculous organ.william shakespeare
We are merely the stars' tennis balls, struck and bandied which way please them.john webster
There seems to be a constant decay of all our ideas; even of those which are struck deepest, and in minds the most retentive, so that if they be not sometimes renewed by repeated exercises of the senses, or reflection on those kinds of objects which at first occasioned them, the print wears out, and at last there remains nothing to be seen.john locke
The fire i' the flint Shows not till it be struck.william shakespeare
I saw him playing on television and was struck by his technique, so I asked my wife to come look at him. Now I never saw myself play, but I felt that this player is playing with a style similar to mine, and she looked at him on Television and said yes, there is a similarity between the two...his compactness, technique, stroke production... it all seemed to gel!
Even the founders of Wikipedia had no clue when they started the project of what it would accomplish. They dug a hole to find water, and struck oil instead.
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