Strikes Quotes by George Brett, Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux, Epictetus, Joss Whedon, Michael Korda, Vera Nazarian and many others.
When the Idea, of any Pleasure strikes your Imagination… let that time be employed in making a just Computation between, the duration of the Pleasure, and that of the Repentance sure to follow it.
I am sure that inspiration will strike multiple times – it always does.
I am so used to plunging into the unknown that any other surroundings and form of existence strike me as exotic and unsuitable for human beings.
Doesn’t reincarnation strike you as just another form of procrastination?
A strike is an incipient revolution. Many large revolutions have grown out of a small strike.
Babe Ruth was not afraid to strike out. And it was this fearlessness that contributed to his remarkable career.
I think we judge talent wrong. What do we see as talent? I think I have made the same mistake myself. We judge talent by people’s ability to strike a cricket ball. The sweetness, the timing. That’s the only thing we see as talent. Things like determination, courage, discipline, temperament, these are also talent.
Happiness depends more on how life strikes you than on what happens.
[Cycling] is easily the quickest way around central London, faster than bus, Tube or taxi. You can predict precisely how long every journey will take, regardless of traffic jams, Tube strikes or leaves on the line. It provides excellent exercise. It does not pollute the atmosphere. It does not clog up the streets.
The sight of any trouble strikes terror into the heart of those who do not have faith, but those who trust Him say, вЂHere comes my food.!
Pessimistic visions about almost anything always strike the public as more erudite than optimistic ones
It strikes me as weird that a 25 year old man would even find a 16 year old attractive.
The greatest act of faith is that which rises to your lips in total darkness together with the sacrifices, sufferings and wholehearted efforts of a determined will to do good. This act of faith strikes through the darkness of your soul like lightening. In the midst of tempest it raises you up and leads you to God.
Here’s the major problem with going on strike for more money: You cannot get rich by demand!
When the clock strikes 2, 3, and 4, if the band slows down we’ll yell for more.
I’m fascinated by the whole concept of snake handling. When you read about the Pentecostal snake handlers, what strikes you the most is their commitment.
I was about 16 when punk started to happen. It was so exciting. You had a social depression going on in the U.K. There was a sanitation strike. London was really grim, gray. You had Margaret Thatcher coming in. It was a really revolutionary time.
No! Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.
The 9/11 strikes left an indelible impact on our minds, but in relative terms, the scale of casualties actually wasn’t all that high.
We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached.
The first thing that strikes a person when it comes to Southern film industries is the hard work, professionalism and the punctuality that people religiously adhere to.
Who strikes man with love — God or the Devil?
One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
When pain and suffering strike, our faith is well founded if it is standing on the promises of God. For all of God’s promises have strong confirmation in Christ.
The lightning there is peculiar; it is so convincing, that when it strikes a thing it doesn’t leave enough of that thing behind for you to tell whether-Well, you’d think it was something valuable, and a Congressman had been there.
I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.
Most professional players are their own biggest critics. Some of the things you read in the papers that strike you as bang out of order will already have been thought by the players themselves
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.
What scares me about drone strikes is how they are perceived around the world. The resentment created by American use of unmanned strikes… is much greater than the average American appreciates. They are hated on a visceral level, even by people who’ve never seen one or seen the effects of one.
Ricardo Pinto’s The Chosen strikes the reader with great force.
Bad days will come for each one of us, and the more we’ve thought these things through ahead of time, the better prepared we’ll be when tragedy strikes or struggles emerge.
Footballers are going on strike? When can they start?
At any street corner the feeling of absurdity can strike any man in the face.
There is no satisfaction in vengeance unless the offender has time to realize who it is that strikes him, and why retribution has come upon him.
I record that I was born (as I have been informed and believe) on a Friday, at twelve o’clock at night. It was remarked that the clock began to strike, and I began to cry, simultaneously.
Our task is to strike a balance, to find a middle way, to learn not to overextend ourselves with extraneous activities and preoccupations, but to simplify our lives more and more. The key to finding a happy balance in modern life is simplicity.
I strike fear into you because I am a man?” “It isn’t funny.” “I do not laugh. It is a sad thing, yes, that your husband is a man. A very terrible thing.
There has to be a reason and objective (to air strikes). What does it do to move the effort down the road for a political conversation?
There’s nothing like fishing to pass the time and to incline toward a sort of magnificent stupidity in which nothing matters but tackle, bait, sunlight and the strike.
Besides, it happens (how, I cannot tell) that an idea launched like a javelin in proverbial form strikes with sharper point on the hearer’s mind and leaves implanted barbs for meditation.
Just a little. Just the first faint breath of love… It wasnвЂ™t dramatic, like some bolt of lightning with a crack of thunder following. It was more like when flint strikes steel and the spark fades almost too fast for you to see. But still, you know itвЂ™s there, down where you canвЂ™t see, kindling.
What strikes me is that there’s a very fine line between success and failure. Just one ingredient can make the difference.
I was seeing B-52s, they’re old enough that your father, your grandfather could be flying them. We are not – we are not keeping up with other countries. I would like everybody to end it, just get rid of it. But I would certainly not do first strike.
Words strike the air and the mind, they act on the senses and on the soul.
What do I actually mean when I say ‘delusion‘? I mean the absurdity of the claim that the excessive atomic armament of both sides creates a ‘balance of terror’ that reduces the danger of war; that in the long run it even offers a minimum of security. … Hence the cynical saying: He who strikes first will die second.
Strike at a great man, and you will not miss.
For all your days be prepared, and meet them ever alike. When you are the anvil, bear – when you are the hammer, strike.
Painters strike me as having warm uncomplicated friendships and probably more natural generosity than the practitioners of any other art. Perhaps this is because painting is such a portable, flexible thing.
With his venom irresistible and bittersweet that loosener of limbs, Love reptile-like strikes me down
New Yorkers have this special spot in Central Park, where they do this 5K run, the minute the clock strikes twelve. I ran once, and I’ll never do that again, either. But, it’s awesome to watch those people run. It’s such a great environment and place to be.
Lord, if what I’m doing is wrong, then by all means strike me down. Otherwise set me free.
The average GOP presidential vote in these last five elections was 44.5 percent. In the last three, it was 48.1 percent. Give Romney an extra point for voter disillusionment with Obama, and a half-point for being better financed than his predecessors. It still strikes me as a path to narrow defeat.
When the storms of life strike, it’s what happens in you that will determine what happens to you.
If an idea or opportunity strikes organically, I would do it.
I already had three strikes against me. One, I have light skin. Two, I’m from Miami, which wasn’t getting looked at at the time. Three, I’m Cuban. But now, I’ve made everything that stacked against me into a virtue.
‘Mad Men‘ is nothing more than the fulfillment of every possible stereotype of the early 1960s bundled up nicely to convince consumers that the sort of morally repugnant behavior exhibited by its characters – with one-night-stands and excessive consumption of Cutty Sark and Lucky Strikes – is glamorous and ‘vintage.’
While the revolution will be certainly televised, it strikes me that there is a strong possibility that the revolution will also be crowd-funded.
Hollywood always represents this big dream and fairy tale in people’s minds, but to me, it’s just hard work. Of course, we play fairy tale on the red carpet. It’s all Cinderella. But when the clock strikes midnight, I turn into a gray mouse and I go home, and I take my dress off and it’s over. That’s Hollywood.
I don’t think of those things [from farting, to male on male affection, to crossdressing] as being taboo, I suppose, so it didn’t strike me as, “Oh, I’m breaking boundaries and stuff…”
Sadism is not an infectious disease that strikes a person all of a sudden. It has a long prehistory in childhood and always originates in the desperate fantasies of a child who is searching for a way out of a hopeless situation.
People who live together naturally catch the looks and air of one another and without having one feature alike, they contract a something in the whole countenance which strikes one as a resemblance.
It’s time for the people of the Empire State to strike back.
To live with the conscious knowledge of the shadow of uncertainty, with the knowledge that disaster or tragedy could strike at any time; to be afraid and to know and acknowledge your fear, and still to live creatively and with unstinting love: that is to live with grace.
I protest that we fans are being emotionally starved and frustrated by long periods of perfect performance of these batteries. More over, when there are nothing but strikes and balls going on, you relapse into your worries over the Bank of England, or something else.
Unfortunately most criticism is by poseurs. They use their comments about someone else’s work as a platform on which to strike poses. What they’re really saying is: “Look at me! Look at me!”
One of the reasons the English got through all their falls and the loss of their empire, all their disasters, their strikes, their difficulties, their wars through the years was they had Shakespeare to fall back on. And they speak well in England.
I have never been one to run when tragedy strikes.
I propose the immediate launching of a nuclear strike on the United States. The Cuban people are prepared to sacrifice themselves for the cause of the destruction of imperialism and the victory of world revolution.
One of the great reasons for the popularity of strikes is that they give the suppressed self a sense of power. For once the human tool knows itself a man, able to stand up and speak a word or strike a blow.
I don’t consider myself a cartoonist, because to me a cartoonist has a lot of technical ability to draw and such. However, I do consider myself to have a bit of a cartoonist character. I definitely am analyzing and satirizing pop culture and politics and whatever strikes my fancy.
There is no first strike in Karate.
When we read, we are not looking for new ideas, but to see our own thoughts given the seal of confirmation on the printed page. The words that strike us are those that awake an echo in a zone we have already made our ownвЂ”the place where we liveвЂ”and the vibration enables us to find fresh starting points within ourselves
As an athlete, when you least expect it, you may find yourself standing on the threshold of an accomplishment so monumental that it strikes fear into your soul. You must stand ready, at any moment, to face the unknown. You must be ready to walk boldly thru the wall of uncertainty.
Putting roadblocks in the way of legitimate strike action only increases the likelihood of more wildcat strikes, which in turn will make it that much harder for employers to address legitimate grievances, given that they’ll lose the ability to negotiate with recognised union leaders.
We’ll always be disappointed if we believe that we can plan for a peak experience and make it happen. True joy can’t be anticipated or planned. It just strikes.
I do what I’ve trained my whole life to do. I watch the ball. I keep my eye on the ball. I never stop watching. I watch it as it sails past me and lands in the catcher‘s mitt, a perfect and glorious strike three.
The lesson of the Federation should be that the lesson is over. Australia must have a new idea of itself. We have to strike out in a new direction, in a new way, armed with our own self-regard, our own confidence and fully appreciating our own uniqueness. All other roads will lead us into the shadow of great powers.
What strikes me most about Best Buddies International is the simplicity and magnitude of the mission. Friendship is a simple idea.
There’s always the sense that you should strike while the iron’s hot and while there are all these opportunities, but that’s not the way I get ideas. It has to be more organic, building up through living and through experiencing things.
I would be very happy to see 3.5 billion humans wiped out from the face of the earth within the next 150 or 200 years and I am quite prepared to go myself with this majority… let us all look forward to the day when the catastrophe strikes us down!
Every statement that comes out of Washington that is not respectful and is trying to intimidate the Iranian people – is trying to put pressure on the Iranian people – strikes that very, very sensitive chord in the Iranian psyche, and they immediately react.
Our emphasis here is based not only on the growing seriousness of drug-related crimes, but also on the belief that relieving our police and our courts from having to fight losing battles against drug use will enable their energies and facilities to be devoted more fully to combating other forms of crime.
[He] alone is truly nonviolent who remains nonviolent even though he has the ability to strike.
To achieve originality we need to abandon the comforts of habit, reason, and the approval of our peers, and strike out in new directions.
Delegations from all over the world visit Homeboy Industries and scratch their heads as we tell them of our difficulty in placing our people in jobs after their time with us. Americans’ seeming refusal to believe in a person’s ability to redeem himself strikes these folks as foreign indeed.
I just want to throw strikes. If I can’t throw strikes, I’m worthless.
If the adjustment made by a court can be accepted or not, it will be refused whenever the men can gain more by continuing the strike, with whatever of violence that involves.
Officials in the George W. Bush administration later criticized the cruise missile strikes that were ordered by President Bill Clinton in Afghanistan in 1998 as only ‘pounding sand.’
When the lightning strikes one of us, it strikes both
Any American strike will not destroy as much as the terrorists have already destroyed in Syria ; sometimes the repercussions could be many doubles the strike itself.
To stop challenging someone from using anti-gay language simply because they persist in using anti-gay language strikes me as a defeatist approach.
It strikes me as a sound, honest statement for a prospective voter to say: ‘Look, I haven‘t given this election a minute’s thought, and it’s just not fair for me to cancel out the vote of someone who actually gives a damn.’ Indeed, it’s not just sound and honest – it’s the ethically responsible thing to do.
I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts; and often stood in great awe of them. They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment.
In all the ills that befall us, we are more concerned by the intention than the result. A tile that falls off a roof may injure us more seriously, but it will not wound us so deeply as a stone thrown deliberately by a malevolent hand. The blow may miss, but the intention always strikes home.
Reading is becoming a kind of specialist activity, and that strikes terror into the heart of people who love reading.
Stay open, who knows, lightning could strike.
I’m only the instrument through which one particular art is expressed. Poetry flows through me but it originates in the wellspring of creation that is the source of us all. When you strike out at someone else’s achievement you are attacking your own share of a great gift.
Violence among all people is based on dissatisfaction, frustration and crushed ambition and people who don’t know who to strike at and who to blame, and not willing to blame themselves.
It’s funny how I use social media because I don’t use it to promote my restaurants that much. I use it for social issues and I think that’s what it’s for. I do a few things – I mess around with music a lot because that’s a passion of mine. If something strikes me and I want to share it, I do.
My heart is turned to stone; I strike it, and it hurts my hand.
We oppose and abhor the damnable practice of wholesale abortion and every other unholy and impure act which strikes at the very foundation of the home and family, our most basic institutions.
To delight the ear and the eye is a mere sensual indulgence;вЂ”true poetry strikes at the soul.
I love the game, it’s the greatest game on earth, that’s why I can’t understand all of this talk about trying to make the game better. People talk about the high strike zone and changing this and that. Why? To speed up the game? That’s the beauty of baseball. There is no time element.
It strikes me every time I do an interview that I don’t really sit around thinking about my goals and my life and my career. I do what I love doing and I get a lot of feedback. I’m free as a bird, you know? If I do something good, it’s, ‘Wow, that was brilliant,’ and if I do something bad, it just goes away.
Human destiny is bound to remain a gamble, because at some unpredictable time and in some unforeseeable manner nature will strike back.
If I get two strikes, I’ll go to a pitch maybe that will help induce that a little bit.
Strike when thou wilt, the hour of rest, but let my last days be my best.
Once when the Yankee‘s Lou Pinella was batting he questioned a Palermo strike call. Pinella demanded, “Where was that pitch at?” Palermo told him that a man wearing Yankee pinstripes in front of 30,000 people should not end a sentence with a preposition. So Pinella, no dummy, said, “OK, where was that pitch at, asshole?”
The plane took off at 8:10 in the morning – or that’s when it was scheduled to take off. And that’s when I believe it took off. I had been in my office at the Department of Justice. Someone told me that there had been the two strikes that occurred at the World Trade Center.
There are some heads which have no windows, and the day can never strike from above; nothing enters from heavenard.
A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded.
My reality was that if there was a defenseless player, if that person didn’t touch the ball, I would not hit them. I was not going to strike you if you didn’t have an opportunity to get the ball.
What strikes me – we’re apparently at the mercy of an economic system that will never work and the big question is, how do we change it, not how do we put up with it.
When conservative judges strike down laws, it’s because of what’s in the Constitution. When liberal judges strike down laws (or impose new laws), it’s because of what’s in the New York Times
There is more pain from holding on to the thought of pain than there is in the situation itself. If you let the world strike you, it will do so less cruelly than your own imagination.
When you step away from doing something that you have always been doing and then you return to it, you have a different perspective. You get that desire and the will to strike at everything.
She was fully, painfully aware that very rarely did midnight strike in two hearts at once, very rarely did midnight arouse two different equal desires, and that any dislocation in this, any indifference, was an indication of disunity, of the difficulties, the impossibilities of fusion between two human beings.
I’m not executing my pitches. I’m not commanding my fastball, and I get behind in the count. When I try to throw strikes, I’m getting hurt. That’s not the way I pitch.
Of all the objections which have been framed against the federal Constitution, this is perhaps the most extraordinary. Whilst the objection itself is levelled against a pretended oligarchy, the principle of it strikes at the very root of republican government.
The secret of the difficulties of those people who make a great deal of money, and yet are always in want of it, is this-they throw it away as soon as they get it on the first whim or extravagance that strikes them, and have nothing left to meet ordinary expenses or discharge old debts.
The aging process seems to strike first at the mechanism which warns that we have been talking too much and the listener is growing restless. The signal isn’t perfect at any age – drink, for instance, throws it right out of kilter – but it is almost non-existent in old people.
Only the flint of a man’s mind can strike fire in music.
It strikes me as very odd for someone to think, ‘You know what, if I put on a bikini, I may shift some more records,’ but it happens. If people are comfortable with that, fine, but it’s not something that would ever cross my mind.
What we hear strikes the mind with less force than what we see.
The thing about the banjo is when you first hear it, it strikes many people as what’s that? There’s something very compelling about it to certain people.
One of the hallmarks of the American spirit is the desire to help each other when disaster strikes.
DonвЂ™t just stand there, letвЂ™s get to it, Strike a pose, thereвЂ™s nothing to it…
The man of thought strikes deepest and strikes safest.
That’s when I’m at my best. When I can throw a fastball over in the count, just throw strikes both in and away, it just sets up all my stuff.
Strike is always a form of direct action. With the strike, too, you are not asking government to make things easier for you by passing legislation, you are taking a direct action against the employer.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
When you have the opportunity, you strike.
I am looking forward to learning at the knee of Paul Ryan. He doesn’t strike me as a politician. He strikes me as an economist.
In life you are going to make mistakes, you’re going to fall down, but it’s the getting up that counts. Just like in baseball: you’ll get a few hits, but most likely, you’ll strike out more than you’ll get on base. But don’t quit. Find your focus, relax, take a deep breath and give it a good swing
Right now what’s in my mind is going up there and being disciplined. I was swinging at so many pitches out of the strike zone, and when you do that, you’re not going to get a chance to hit strikes. It makes it easier for the pitcher every time I do that.
I was working on the book, but in a very subterranean kind of a fashion. And I think that giving yourself permission to respect that, without being lazy and not doing work when you could be doing work and just don’t feel like it – that’s a different balance that can be complicated to strike.
The Obama administration has vastly expanded the use of armed drones and concentrated a great deal of diplomatic effort on building and maintaining alliances that share information about terrorists, provide access to get near them, and then strike against them.
I shall strike the stars with my uplifted head.
As to the adjective: when in doubt, strike it out.
You always think that a bolt of lightning is going to strike and your parents will magically change into the people you wish they were, or back into the people they used to be.
I think to close half of Magic Kingdom for the purpose of a White House invitation town hall meeting on a phony main street on behalf of a phony president just strikes me as weird.
A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
Knowing God without knowing our own wretchedness makes for pride. Knowing our own wretchedness without knowing God makes for despair. Knowing Jesus Christ strikes the balance because he shows us both God and our own wretchedness.
If there is something that strikes me as interesting or beautiful or something I could learn from, and I don’t write it down, then I could be at lunch with you, and it’s like there’s a pile of laundry in my brain that I haven’t put away, and I struggle to really listen, so that’s always been important to me.
Strong and healthy, who thinks of sickness until it strikes like lightning? Preoccupied with the world, who thinks of death, until it arrives like thunder?
Autobiography is a preemptive strike against biographers.
Ignatius, when he heard the clock strike, would say, “Now I have another hour to answer for.” (Eph. 5:16)
I was reminded that when we lose and I strike out, a billion people in China don’t care.
I think The Empire Strikes Back had everything.
The majesty of the Scriptures strikes me with admiration, as the purity of the gospel has its influence on my heart.
America has the greatest reputation in the world for helping others whenever and wherever disaster strikes. Now, more than ever,it’s important for us to contribute to those who are in need. Your assistance is really beneficial and will be greatly welcomed and appreciated.
Strikes and boycotting are akin to war, and can be justified only on grounds analogous to those which justify war, viz., intolerable injustice and oppression.
It strikes me that all our knowledge about the structure of our Earth is very much like what an old hen would know of the hundred-acre field in a corner of which she is scratching.
I do believe I begin to grasp the nature of miracles! For would it be a miracle, if there was any reason for it? Miracles have nothing to do with reason. Miracles contradict reason, they strike clean across mere human deserts, and deliver and save where they will. If they made sense, they would not be miracles.
The United States of America should be prepared to use military force to strike military targets of the Assad regime.
I strike up conversations all the time and it is very interesting, finding out about things I know nothing about.
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.
Players are ready to play, We’re not on strike. It’s a lockout.
Truth is ever incoherent, and when the big hearts strike together, the concussion is a little stunning.
I had a hip replacement a couple of years ago. I have a song about that. And why wouldn’t you? It strikes me that that was a huge event. It’s kind of funny and horrible and interesting, so why wouldn’t one write about that?
A man of sense, though born without wit, often lives to have wit. His memory treasures up ideas and reflections; he compares themwith new occurrences, and strikes out new lights from the collision. The consequence is sometimes bons mots, and sometimes apothegms.
I was trained as a political scientist and the profession bores me, to be frank. I am truly bored by mainstream work in my discipline, which strikes me as a kind of medieval scholasticism of a special kind.
When you’ve got an extra gear in your head where that’s all you do, you’ve constantly got a little radar up. … And when something hits that strikes that beeper, hits that radar, it’s like my song skills kick right in and go, ‘Oh, OK, there’s a song in that.’ And then I start trying to figure it out.
The politician who once had to learn to flatter Kings has now to learn how to fascinate, amuse, coax, humbug, frighten, or otherwise strike the fancy of the electorate.
Neither the passions not justice nor politics nor the great social forces ever consider the victims they strike.
He is winding the watch of his wit; by and by it will strike.
True independence means being free from the domination of your own internal automatic behaviors, not doing what you feel like when the urge strikes.
The inclination to believe in the fantastic may strike some as a failure in logic, or gullibility, but itвЂ™s really a gift. A world that might have Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster is clearly superior to one that definitely does not.
I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.
Only be admonished by what you already see, not to strike leagues of friendship with cheap persons, where no friendship can be. Our impatience betrays us into rash and foolish alliances which no God attends.
The hour of justice does not strike On the dials of this world.
We’ve gotten a long way on missile defense. We know how to do it. We know how to take down incoming warheads, but we need to do a lot more work in order to be – to deploy a system that’ll defend the United States against those kinds of limited strikes that might be possible by a nuclear armed North Korea or Iran.
В“I’ll never bowl with him again. After he got a strike, he spiked the ball.В”
I’ll always try to go the safest route, but once someone strikes you or puts their hands on you then it’s on, at least for me.
It strikes me as somewhat odd that the people who use God’s name most frequently, both in life and in literature, usually don’t believe in him.
African slavery is the corner-stone of the industrial, social, and political fabric of the South; and whatever wars against it, wars against her very existence. Strike down the institution of African slavery and you reduce the South to depopulation and barbarism.
When you don’t have one that you throw for strikes – they are good hitters – they can cancel out one pitch and go to another. Now I have four pitches. If one’s not working, I’ve got three others. It makes the game totally different.
Whosoever in writing a modern history shall follow the truth too near the heels it may haply strike out his teeth.
I saw how different life was on different sides of the same city. I saw the fear in the eyes of people who were not free. I saw the gratitude of people toward the United States for all that we had done. I felt goosebumps as I got off a military train and heard the Army band strike up ‘Stars and Stripes Forever.’
… possessiveness cannot accept; it cannot even strike a fair bargain; it has to confer.
If we strike a line to the N.W. from Sydney to Wellington Valley, we shall find that little change takes place in the geological features of the country.
The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
The thing about the banjo is, when you first hear it, it strikes many people as ‘What’s that?’ There’s something very compelling about it to certain people; that’s the way I was; that’s the way a lot of banjo players and people who love the banjo are.
When I was in my early twenties I was doing tenant organizing – rent strikes, specifically – in my building. I think that was how I started doing poster art. It was something very concrete.
That co-operation and peace rather than industrial strife and strikes will best promote the prosperity of the employees the company and all of the people and even strengthen the nation.
How often are the perpetrators of hate-crimes discovered to be self-loathing? Valued individuals do not strike out against strangers.
No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
There are no shortcuts. You have to work hard, and try to put yourself in a position where if luck strikes, you can see the opportunity and take advantage of it.
Kidney disease is a low-profile, unglamorous problem, a disease that disproportionately strikes minorities and the poor. Its celebrity spokesman is blue-collar comedian George Lopez, who received a kidney from his wife.
With myself, how to pass time becomes sometimes the question – unavoidably, though it strikes me as a thing unspeakably sad in a life so short as ours.
Al-Qa’ida does not follow a traditional command structure, wear uniforms, carry its arms openly, or mass its troops at the borders of the nations it attacks. Nonetheless, it possesses the demonstrated capability to strike with little notice and cause significant civilian or military casualties.
Once you strike a note on the organ, it’s going to stay with you until you either make it louder or softer or let it go. So it’s a little bit like the human voice, so you can put a human characteristic in it.
Today we are united, strong and on the move. Today we have a strong strike fund. Today we have the resources to run large-scale organizing campaigns against global employers. Today we have $100 million in the bank.
My sons are precious to me and I have tried incredibly hard to strike the right balance between work and home life while being acutely aware that I haven’t always got it right.
I am in communication with almost everybody I’ve done a story about. I have a fantasy that if I ever strike it rich, I’ll have a big party and fly all of these people there, and they’ll be roaming around the party – Billy Mitchell, Master Legend, Santa Tim, Rio DiAngelo, Mr. Romance circa 2007, and so on.
There is no Muslim version of ‘love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you’ or ‘if anyone strikes you on the right cheek turn to him the other also’.
Swing at the strikes.
The music scene in the ’70s was like the United Kingdom in the ’70s – we had a lot of unemployment, we had inflation, we had a lot of strikes going on, on a national scale, and a lot of discontent. That was reflected in the music.
When I was on my hunger strike, and I was in a hospital, the guards who inflicted all manner of injustice against me, and all manner of hardship…I could witness that as a result of Ahmadinejad, they lived in a dream. They believed that paradise is around the corner and that all their demands shall be met.
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.
Anytime I have an idea, I’ll make sure that I put it down so that when we do sit down to write an album, I don’t have to dream it all out of thin air. I don’t have to be creative on the spur of the moment, or spontaneously artistic. I just take advantage of whenever creativity strikes.
Like I’m seeing Chris Sale; he’s got a similar pitching style and strikes guys out a lot. Why are people only talking about my strikeouts and all that stuff?… Why not the other guys, who have similar numbers and pitch counts?
Do you realize how good you have to be to strike out 2000 times?
There are men who strike at liberty under the term licentiousness
Judgment is easy: it is black and white, as brutal as a gavel strike.
In my bullpen sessions, I’m just trying to feel comfortable, throw strikes, and not get too complicated.
There is no doubt Assad deserves every missile we fire at him, but there’s one big problem with air strikes – there is absolutely no proof it has any deterrent effect on Assad. To the contrary, history tells us these strikes will most likely quicken the pace of his assault on his own people.
Leigh [Bowery] would make up stories about people committing suicide or going on hunger strikes because they were refused entry at the door.
Every period ruled by mystics was an era of stagnation and want, when most men were on strike against existence.
There is music wherever there is harmony, order and proportion; and thus far we may maintain the music of the spheres; for those well ordered motions, and regular paces, though they give no sound unto the ear, yet to the understanding they strike a note most full of harmony.
We need a regime change in this country…. If we launch a pre-emptive strike on Iraq we lose all moral authority.
I sometimes compare my brainstorming on paper to the drilling of oil wells. The only way to strike oil is to drill a lot of wells.
I’m working on a new pitch. It’s called a strike.
Great performers require a measure of confidence that would strike many as absurd, unfounded, and downright irrational. They believe in themselves utterly, without question, even when everyone else is questioning how good (or sane) they are.
I love the fact that we are surrounded by this spectacular natural beauty that routinely strikes us dead. Hikers walk off into the woods and are never seen again. And still we tug on our fleece and skip off into the wilderness, not a care in the world.
A rational man acting in the real world may be defined as one who decides where he will strike a balance between what he desires and what can be done.
The notion that anything can be invented wholly and that these invented things are classified as ‘fiction’ and that other writing, presumably not made up, is called ‘nonfiction‘ strikes me as a very arbitrary separation of things.
As a fighter, I’m not one of those people that wants to prove I can go out and throw strikes.
I myself am a very, very peaceful person. Throughout our history, from our own American revolution to the resistance against apartheid in South Africa, to labor strikes in the US, people have resorted to violence to achieve a more progressive society, from time to time.
They are in a dilemma, they are in trouble now. Hate them and strike them.
I can’t help it: when something strikes me, I write it down.
Much of life is a game. If played skillfully, with an intelligent and fascinating opponent, it can become almost a dance. One challenges and moves, the other teases and skips away, only to dart forward later and strike a telling blow.
My films are of paramount importance to me, the same as my family. That’s not going to change. This is a balance I have to strike throughout my life.
I try to think shorter swing with two strikes. That’s how I was raised and taught the game of baseball.
One must never compromise with tyrants. One can only strike at kings through the head. Nothing can be expected from European kings except by force of arms. I vote for the death of the tyrant.
Its funny how human beings tend to think that they’re the masters of the earth never realizing that the earth, for a time, simply tolerates its tenants and then, when the mood strikes, it shifts its continents around.
It is the hard-boiled employer, not the soft-hearted species, that incites most of our strikes and does most ot endanger the harmonious progress of democracy.
Illness strikes men when they are exposed to change.
We have to judge politicians by their cumulative score. In one innings they make a great catch, in another they drop the ball. In one they score a home run, in another they strike out. But it is their cumulative batting average that we are interested in.
Let there be no doubt: we will be tough on terror wherever it strikes.
Missile strikes – or any other such action – against a sovereign nation is an act of war.
For a man to strike any women is most brutal, and I, as well as everyone else, think this far worse than any attempt to shoot, which, wicked as it is, is at least more comprehensible and more courageous.
You never quite know what’s going to strike your imagination, or something that won’t going to leave you alone, not going to leave alone, and this was one for me.
When the iron is hot, strike.
You are not always going to have your A game; you might have your D game. You have to find a way to throw strikes no matter what.
I have no Facebook page or Twitter – I don’t participate in it, and I don’t like it particularly. I mean, it’s a form of interaction, which strikes me as extremely superficial.
Just because you’re down to your last strike, you’re not out yet. You can always do more. You’ll always have more at-bats to take. That’s true in baseball, in rescuing animals, and in life generally.
Let nature take its course and your tools will strike at the right moment.
There are a few things that were disconcerting: the stories about the private security firm not having enough people, supposed strike of the immigration and customs officials. That, obviously, is not something which is encouraging.
I have nothing but praise for the boy. He is easily the best player in the world. His contribution as a goal threat is unbelievable. His stats are incredible. Strikes at goal, attempts on goal, raids into the penalty box, headers. It is all there. Absolutely astounding.
Strike with the soul, and you will never miss.
It is a principle of the art of war that one should simply lay down his life and strike. If one’s opponent also does the same, it is a even match. Defeating one’s opponent is then a matter of faith and destiny.
Remember that the animals and plants have no M.P. they can write to; they can’t perform sit-down strikes or, indeed, strikes of any sort; they have nobody to speak for them except us, the human beings who share the world with them but do not own it.
It strikes everyone in beginning to form an acquaintance with the treasures of Indian literature that a land so rich in intellectual products and those of the profoundest order of thought.
There are a lot of subtle things that are harder to stamp out of a culture in terms of male entrepreneurs being mentored more than female entrepreneurs… male entrepreneurs getting several strikes against them before they’re kind of let go, whereas female entrepreneurs, it’s kind of one strike and you’re out.
I studied about the internment of Japanese Americans during the Second World War and about how the Constitution was written by men, many of whom were slave owners. So I suppose the travel ban strikes me as coming from an era I thought we’d left behind, but I guess we haven’t entirely left it behind.
When lightning strikes you want to be there, right there in the room. You, not everybody`s going to say yes to you. Just don`t ever say no to yourself, ever.
You don’t have any communication between the Israelis and the Iranians. You have all sorts of local triggers for conflict. Having countries act on a hair trigger – where they can’t afford to be second to strike – the potential for a miscalculation or a nuclear war through inadvertence is simply too high.
A man never knows exactly how the child of his brain will strike other people.
What strikes the historian surveying anti-Semitism worldwide over more than two millennia is its fundamental irrationality. It seems to make no sense, any more than malaria or meningitis makes sense.
So many people representing different sections of our community are taken down one way or another. The system was designed to break us down. You think it isnвЂ™t true? The three-strike rule is to break down a black man.
I remember the 70s constantly being winter in Manchester and the Irish community in Manchester closing ranks because of the IRA bombings in Birmingham and Manchester, and you know the bin-workers’ strike, all wrapped up in it… They were violent times. Violence at home and violence at football matches.
There were between 46 and 52 drone strikes under the [George W.] Bush administration. And now there are over 400 – that’s not counting Afghanistan. So this has been tremendously increased under the [Barack] Obama administration.
If Americans loved judicial activism, liberals wouldn’t be lying about what it is. Judicial activism means making up constitutional rights in order to strike down laws the justices don’t like based on their personal preferences. It’s not judicial activism to strike down laws because they violate the Constitution.
IвЂ™ve had many enemies over the years. If thereвЂ™s one thing IвЂ™ve learned, itвЂ™s never engage in a fight youвЂ™re sure to lose. On the other hand, never let anyone who has insulted you get away with it. Bide your time and strike back when youвЂ™re in a position of strengthвЂ”even if you no longer need to strike back.
I knew, you would do me good, in some way, at some time;- I saw it in your eyes when I first beheld you: their expression and smile did not- (again he stopped)- did not (he proceeded hastily) strike delight to my very inmost heart so for nothing.
God strikes not as an enemy, to destroy; but as a father, to correct.
What the ordinary person means by a ‘miracle’ is some gross distortion or suspension of the laws of nature… but life itself strikes him as commonplace, when in truth a blade of grass or a neuron in the brain is a greater miracle.
I do not always listen again but if something strikes me, I exploit it.
Like Obama, President Trump has utilized military strikes, albeit in a limited fashion. Nevertheless, he has invaded no new countries and worked steadfastly to end the two-decade-long war in Afghanistan.
I only write when I feel the inspiration. Fortunately, inspiration strikes at 10:00 o’clock every day.
I was a member of the Black Student Union, part of the central committee at San Francisco State. During the 1968 strike there, I was certainly very much involved in the activities that occurred on campus. It was part of an extraordinary period in my life
Johannes had once said that violence and cruelty were just a stupid person‘s way of making himself felt, because it was easer to use your hands to strike a blow than to use your brain to find a logical and just solution to the problem.
Michael Bisping, we had a five round battle. I beat him for five rounds and tripled the amount of strikes landed. I landed more take-downs in that fight than had been landed on him in his entire career.
I feel a distaste for hunting, first because of a kind of Buddhist respect for the unity and sacredness of all life, and also because the pursuit of a hare or chamois strikes me as a kind of ‘escape of energy,’ that is, the expenditure of our effort in an illusory end, one devoid of profit.
What enables the wise sovereign and the good general to strike and conquer, and achieve things beyond the reach of ordinary men, is foreknowledge.
When we are succeeding – that is, when we have begun to overcome our self-doubt and self-sabotage, when we are advancing in our craft and evolving to a higher level – that’s when panic strikes. When we experience panic, it means that we’re about to cross a threshold. We’re poised on the doorstep of a higher plane.
I studied mind-cure, or metaphysical healing, which strikes at the root of disease; I went into hypnotism, mesmerism, and phreno-magnetism, and the od force-I don’t suppose you know about the od which Reichenbach discovered.
It always strikes me how almost unbelievably bad are the early versions of my novels.
Strike while the iron is hot.
[…] each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can’t strike them all by ourselves
In Kosovo, the U.S. has chosen a course of action that escalates atrocities and violence. It is also a course of action that strikes a blow against the regime of international order, but which offers the weak at least some protection from predatory states.
It strikes me there’s a bunch of people in power who have really strong intentions of running the world and adjusting the world to exactly how they see it.
It is a long time,’ repeated his wife; ‘and when is it not a long time? Vengeance and retribution require a long time; it is the rule.’ ‘It does not take a long time to strike a man with Lightning,’ said Defarge. ‘How long,’ demanded madame, composedly, ‘does it take to make and store the lightning? Tell me?
You must strike in measure, when there are many to strike on one Anvile.
Virtue pardons the wicked, as the sandal-tree perfumes the axe which strikes it.
…we must strike a balance so that the protection of our irreplaceable heritage becomes as important as its use. The price of economic growth need not and will not be deterioration in the quality of our lives and our surroundings.
I’ve experienced a lot of things in baseball, but I’ve never been traded during a strike. At least I know I’ll be in a new uniform the next time I put one on.
If the peasants are in open rebellion, then they are outside the law of God. Therefore let all who are able slash, strike down, and kill (those who rebel) openly and secretly, remembering that there can be nothing more venomous, harmful, or devilish than a rebel. It is exactly like killing a mad dog.
This planet is 15 million years overdue for an asteroid strike like the one that killed the dinosaurs.
Barack Obama strikes me as a man of strong principles and weak convictions – the kind of guy who would rather teach constitutional law than practice it, or who’d rather watch the match alone on TV than arm-wrestle his opponents.
It’s when the discomfort strikes that they realize a strong mind is the most powerful weapon of all.
Public corruption is the FBI’s top criminal priority. The threat – which involves the corruption of local, state, and federally elected, appointed, or contracted officials – strikes at the heart of government, eroding public confidence and undermining the strength of our democracy.
I want to remember what bullshit looks like when weapons of mass destruction are diagrammed out and whacko “intelligence” is delivered in an ominous way to strike fear into people and especially to pull on the idealism and zeal of the young.
Sometimes, when tragedy strikes, people give up hope that they can expect anything more from life, when the real quest is finding out what life expects from them.
When we are struck at without a reason, we should strike back again very hard; I am sure we should – so hard as to teach the person who struck us never to do it again.
We live in a world of entertainment in full color with a lot of fast action, a world in which many children grow up thinking that if it isn’t fun, it is boring and not worthwhile. Even in family activities we need to strike a balance between play and work.
The Dictator‘ lands somewhere between wan Mel Brooks and good Adam Sandler, whose ‘You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,’ about an Israeli Special Forces soldier at a hair salon, manages to strike better contrasts with vaguely similar culture differences – it’s a nuttier movie, too.
More than a half, maybe as much as two-thirds of my life as a writer is rewriting. I wouldn’t say I have a talent that’s special. It strikes me that I have an unusual kind of stamina.
Farms and ranches contend with much more than quarterly reports and profit margins – the weather can wreak havoc on their quality of life and economic viability. When natural disasters strike, we must do all we can to assist the backbone of our economy.
The sincerity of delivery is what always strikes me when I hear a good band. It’s artist-expression driven, as opposed to being record-producer driven. There’s a huge difference. One’s motivation is impure, while the other is the highest form of expression, so that’s what you aim for.
For such is the fate of parody: it must never fear exaggerating. If it strikes home, it will only prefigure something that others will then do without a smile–and without a blush–in steadfast virile seriousness.
You’re born with two strikes against you, so don’t take a third one on your own.
Reagan was extreme. Beginning of his administration, one of the first things was to call in scabs – hadn’t been done for a long time, and it’s illegal in most countries – in the air controller strike.
What do I think about when I strike out? I think about hitting home runs.
Liberals love to strike generous, humanitarian poses with other people’s lives.
I may sink, but I’ll be damned if I strike!
Most politicians are ever eager to regulate industrial and commercial activity and strike at the economic elite with confiscatory taxation. Unfortunately, regulation and taxation tend to hamper economic activity, inhibit productivity, and depress levels of living.
Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness.
Strike the concertina’s melancholy string!
Blow the spirit-stirring harp like any thing!
Let the piano’s martial blast
Rouse the Echoes of the Past
Blow the spirit-stirring harp like any thing!
Let the piano’s martial blast
Rouse the Echoes of the Past
Strike hard and fast and do not separate.
Doctrine once sown strikes deep its root, and respect for antiquity influences all men.
What strikes me most of all in Christian culture, which is supposed to be concerned with the rights of the weakest, is the lack of regard toward animals. Maybe because they’re thought to be soulless.
A tree doesn’t make a thunderstorm, but any fool knows where lightning’s going to strike.
The people in the United States are some of the most generous people in the world. We saw it in Haiti. We saw it with Katrina. When devastation strikes, American people want to step up.
Now, I stand alone on this rock, fighting the errors of this world, and establish the science of life by my works. What is my mode of warfare? With the axe of truth I strike at the root of every tree of error and hew it down, so that there shall not be one error in man showing itself in the form of disease.
A mere nothing suffices вЂ” and the lightning strikes.
all the gods are the same unknowable mystery, just as each face of a jewel strikes light in a different direction
The one thing about the music business is that there is no rulebook. It’s not like the NFL or something where there’s four downs to get ten yards or baseball where it’s three strikes and you’re out.
I’m a prime example of the way kidney disease strikes silently.
And almost everyone when age, disease, or sorrows strike him, inclines to think there is a God, or something very like him.
I want my careless song to strike no minor key; no fiend to stand between my body’s Southern song – the fusion of the South, my body’s song and me.
My job isn’t to strike guys out, it’s to get them out – sometimes by striking them out.
Strikes always leave a bad taste with everyone.
[T]he strike is inherently dangerous to the rich, and to the corporations who have brought this country to her knees, because it is the only defense the ordinary citizen has.
Every murder strikes at the heart of civilization; it is an attack on all mankind.
The secret is to throw yourself into the water of life again and again, not to hang back, no reservations, risk everything, but above all strike out boldly with all you have.
What is the Law of the Jungle? Strike first and then give tongue.
Trump strikes me as the kind of guy that’s on all the time. He’s got a very forceful persona.
A great deal of what is presumed to be intractable or inevitable in this world doesn’t strike me that way at all.
When politicians complain about the media, it strikes me as resembling footballers complaining about the umpire.
If something strikes me as funny, I’ll put it in my performance.
What strikes me about Toronto is that Toronto’s great misfortune was to have too much money in the late 70s and early 80s, and consequently, it built in the style of those periods, which is hideous.
Censure is like the lightning which strikes the highest mountains.
I’ve got good jiu-jitsu skills, good wrestling, good ground and pound, good power on my feet, good strikes.
My favorite film is ‘The Empire Strikes Back.’ My writing, and my personal taste in movies and books, tends toward works with a darker tone, and ‘Empire’ fits that the best of all the movies.
As an old man…looking back on one’s life, it’s one of the things that strikes you most forcibly-that the only thing that’s taught one anything is suffering. Not success, not happiness, not anything like that. The only thing that really teaches one what life’s about…is suffering, affliction.
Certain jobs [films] are for the business really, because they get an audience, they get a global audience. Certain jobs are as an artist. If I can keep moving forward and strike some form of balance between them two, then I’m going to feel content.
I’m never going to get married again. Three strikes, you’re out. I think if I would try to get married again in California, I have to go to prison, don’t I? I think you only get three.
We’re wanted men, we’ll strike again, but first let’s have a beer.
While people out there on the spot certainly have to be held accountable for what they’ve done personally, the chain of command responsibility for this strikes me as just as important and should be dealt with.
A good fighter must sense rather than perceive his chance to strike.
I also became inspired by impressionist painters such as Renoir, and wanted to do the same sort of thing with music-portray whatever mood strikes me the way Keith Jarrett does on piano.
The things you have to do to be effective – like forming a union at a fast food joint or a telemarketing company – aren’t going to work unless you do things like solidarity strikes. Solidarity strikes are illegal. They’ve been illegal since the ’40s, and they were made illegal because they work.
I really do try hard to be a good teammate. I can’t run very fast, but I try to always run hard. I may strike out a lot, but I try to walk to set up the guys who are hitting after me.
This is a derivative, if you will, of Cloward-Piven [theory]. “[Stephen] Lerner’s plan is to organize a mass, coordinated ‘strike’ on mortgage, student loan, and local government debt payments – thus bringing the banks to the edge of insolvency and forcing them to renegotiate the terms of the loans.
Don’t try to strike everybody out … stay back and just focus on the catcher’s mitt, just throw the ball low in the strike zone.
Even five minute meaningful conversations with other people not only fuel us in the moment but also build up a reserve of social capital so that when hard times strike, we can draw down on that bank account.
Jesus did not come to strike a balance between grace and truth. He brought the full measure of both.
Thus, the poet‘s word is beginning to strike forcefully upon the hearts of all men, while absolute men of letters think that they alone live in the real world.
Evil doesn’t die. It never dies. It just takes on a new face, a new name. Just because we’ve been touched by it once, it doesn’t mean we’re immune to ever being hurt again. Lightning can strike twice.
Strike the enemy’s settlements, turn them into dust, pave the Arab roads with the skulls of Jews.
The Human subject is the most important thing. My work is abstract in the sense of having been designed and composed, but it is not abstract in the sense of having no human content I want to communicate. I want the idea to strike right away.
Mob guys had muscle, and where in hell do you think employers got the tough guys when they wanted to break a strike?
Show me the country that has no strikes and I’ll show you the country in which there is no liberty.
Because for me, ’60s pop music is amongst the most complicated or complex music because it has so many resonances which strike you. The music itself is often simple, but the way that I interpret it, or the way I think it’s interpreted culturally, is very complex.
Imperialism has layed its body over the world, the head in Eastern Asia, the heart in the Middle East, its arteries reaching Africa and Latin America. Wherever you strike it, you damage it, and you serve the World Revolution.
God strikes not with both hands, for to the sea he made heavens, and to rivers foords.
Starlight is falling on every square mile of the earth’s surface, and the best we can do at present is to gather up and concentrate the rays that strike at area 100 inches in diameter.
I knew at a young age, whether I was playing baseball or hockey or lacrosse, that my teammates were counting on me, whether it be to strike the last batter out in a baseball game or score a big goal in a hockey game.
If you grow a garden you are going to shed some sweat, and you are going to spend some time bent over; you will experience some aches and pains. But it is in the willingness to accept this discomfort that we strike the most telling blow against the power plants and what they represent.
Some white people are privileged, some aren’t. Some black people are, some aren’t. It’s strikes me as, by definition, a racist attack in that it’s making a generalization – a negative one – based on skin color.
Grant us the wil1 to fashion as we feel, Grant us the strength to labor as we know, Grant us the purpose, ribbed and edged with steel, To strike the blow.
Would you hurt a man keenest strike at his self-love?
One cup poured into another makes different waters; tears shed by one eye would blind if wept into another’s eye. The breast we strike in joy is not the breast we strike in pain; any man’s smile would be consternation on another’s mouth.
I told my cellmates about the oppression of the whites and apartheid. I helped organize hunger strikes and the like in my prison.
Welcome it as part of a process… you just can’t avoid it… if you go to bat enough times, you are going to strike out; and you will do it cataclysmically; and you know success and failure are just millimeters apart.
Strike the dog dead, it’s but a critic!
Guys don’t want to get to two strikes, so you have to make quality pitches early in the count, try to get them to put the ball in play.
Live as long as you please, you will strike nothing off the time you will have to spend dead.
In chess, as in life, opportunity strikes but once.
When the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century brought a rapid increase in wealth, the demand of workers for a fair share of the wealth they were creating was conceded only after riots and strikes.
We’re talking about one region, bigger regions, not only about Syria. This interlinked region, this intermingled, interlocked, whatever you want to call it ; if you strike somewhere, you have to expect the repercussions somewhere else in different forms in ways you don’t expect.
Fear isn’t an excuse to come to a standstill. It’s the impetus to step up and strike.
The habit of expression leads to the search for something to express. Something remains as a residuum of the commonplace itself, if one strikes out every commonplace in the expression.
Legislative proposals that would enable an employer to determine whether or not a woman’s insurance would cover the cost of birth control strikes women as particularly bizarre. Is the boss going to take care of the children that are conceived accidentally? Stop treating us like children. Women are grown ups.
Prosecutors frequently overcharge, load up charges on individual defendants, knowing that three strikes laws and harsh mandatory minimum sentences will force people to plea bargain and essentially convict themselves because they’re terrified of doing a life sentence for a relatively minor crime.
Since, during storms, flames leap from the humid vapors and dark clouds emit deafening noises, is it surprising the lightning, when it strikes the ground, gives rise to truffles, which do not resemble plants?
Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real sufis just laugh: nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell does not damage the pearl
Do not worry. Try to appear jolly and unconcerned. I have smiled often with the bases full with two strikes and three balls on the batter. This seems to unnerve.
When I am convinced of any principle, it is only an idea which strikes more strongly upon me. When I give the preference to one set of arguments above another, I do nothing but decide from my feeling concerning the superiority of their influence.
Why forgive one who wrongs you? Because if you angrily strike back you misrepresent your own divine soul nature-you are no better than your offender. But if you manifest spiritual strength you are blessed, and the power of your righteous behavior will also help the other person to overcome his misunderstanding.
He raised his hands, not to strike, but in benediction. Lincoln was the grandest figure of the fiercest civil war. He is the gentlest memory of our world.
In love, it is the weak who strike and the strong who caress.
When I make fun of you, I strike just the right note. When you make fun of me, you’re an incredibly ungrateful asshole and you know why.
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.
Nothing gives such a blow to friendship as the detecting another in an untruth. It strikes at the root of our confidence ever after.
No strike could ever be won with a Communist at its head since the employers would make victory impossible.
Every at-bat, I try to hit the ball. I don’t like to strike out. I put the ball in play a lot, so I’ll take the hits as they come.
There shall be no solution to this race problem until you, yourselves, strike the blow for liberty.
The national strike of the miners in 1972 performed, I believe, a great service, not only to the miners, but the people in Britain today who wanted coal.
If you strike upon a thought that baffles you, break off from that entanglement and try another, so shall your wits be fresh to start again.
He reads histories and mythologies and fairy tales, wondering why it seems that only girls are ever swept away from their mundane lives on farms by knights or princes or wolves. It strikes him as unfair to not have the same fanciful opportunity himself. And he is not in the position to do any rescuing of his own.
And what could be a hotter ticket than the improbable triumph of ‘The Book of Mormon,’ the musical-comedy moon shot of the season? Its creators, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, of Comedy Central’s ‘South Park,’ are the most unlikely Rodgers and Hammerstein team ever to bowl a thundering strike.
The difficult thing was deciding what to leave off! I just ultimately tried to strike a balance between what was interesting to hard core fans, and what was exciting to first timers and what I liked.
The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds. A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why, The conscript answers only that drafting happens often.
What strikes me as funny about Elvis is that all the impersonators choose to do the Vegas Elvis; not the young, cool guy, always the bloated fool.
There are many Palestinians who believe there is no way to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. They call for the right of the return of refugees to Israel – something which is unacceptable for the consensus in Israel and which strikes at the very heart of this issue.
I find that when I’ve seen a certain number of people my mind becomes like an old match box — the part one strikes on, I mean.
You just do the best you can with what you’ve got… and sometimes magic strikes.
And we support Senator Joseph Lieberman, that it’s time for our country to consider a military preemptive strike against Iran if they will not yield to diplomacy
Environmental policy must strike a balance between the earth’s best interests and our citizen’s pressing needs
Historical research to this day remains unorganized, and the historian is expected to make his own instruments or do without them; and so with wooden ploughs we continue to draw lonely furrows, most successfully when we strike sand.
As long as we have a poor country bordering California, it’s going to be very difficult to win strikes.
True glory strikes root, and even extends itself; all false pretensions fall as do flowers, nor can any feigned thing be lasting.
I’m from a working-class background, and I’ve experienced that worry of not having a job next week because the unions are going on strike.
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.
We’ve been living in difficult circumstances and we prepare ourselves for every possibility. But that doesn’t mean if you’re prepared things will be better ; it’s going to get worse with any foolish strike or stupid war.
There was also a hunger strike in front of the National Press Club, which seemed an odd place to have a hunger strike (a cocktail fast, maybe). Although the Bangladeshis were savvy enough to know to know that if you’re going to pester journalists, don’t go to where they work: You’ll never find them there.
Everything you do is different, and you find different chords in every character that you play that strike true with you.
The nimble lie
Is like the second-hand upon a clock;
We see it fly; while the hour-hand of truth
Seems to stand still, and yet it moves unseen,
And wins, at last, for the clock will not strike
Till it has reached the goal.
Is like the second-hand upon a clock;
We see it fly; while the hour-hand of truth
Seems to stand still, and yet it moves unseen,
And wins, at last, for the clock will not strike
Till it has reached the goal.
Contrast that with the call of the Liberal Democrats in April, when they were prepared to call upon the British people to participate in a 24-hour strike. It shows how far to the right the Labour Party‘s gone.
My love is new music, I tend to go and see a lot of bands, while [co-producer] Mark Cooper spends his time reading the press. It’s often the new acts that strike a chord, because they aren’t seen on other shows.
IF YOUR OPPONENT strikes with fire, counter with water, becoming completely fluid and free-flowing. Water, by its nature, never collides with or breaks against anything. On the contrary, it swallows up any attack harmlessly.
When I first met AdГЁle I was like, вЂWow, this girl has a strong character!вЂ™ She has something very free about her. IвЂ™m not used to it. Some actresses are too self-aware, they strike a pose. AdГЁle is a force of nature.
Still, it will sometimes strike a scientific man that the philosophers have been less intent on finding out what the facts are, than on inquiring what belief is most in harmony with their system.
Cats never strike a pose that isn’t photogenic.
Comedy makes you humble. Because there are so many opportunities to miss, and strike out.
The whole city gives you the impression of impermanence. You have the feeling that one day someone is going to yell, “Cut! Strike it!” and then the stagehands will scurry out and remove the mountains, the movie-star homes, the Hollywood Bowl–everything.
Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
The affections are like lightning: you cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen.
Things people say strike me as amusing, and I am prone to saying out loud what everybody’s thinking.
Ho Kyuns poetry is in the tradition of his master, the incomparable Tu Fu, while remaining fully his own. Writing nine centuries later, Hos poetry strikes many parallels–the experiences of war and exile and constant struggle– and his voice is similarly humane. This is rich and enlightening reading.
What triggers a poem for me is not the same as what triggers an essay. My mind is geared now to looking for, or to watching out for, the image that attracts my attention or the phrase or the strange juxtaposition that strikes me bodily, or an odd question or supposition.
20th century poetry is a piГ±ata. Images break from the earth when the poet strikes it.
The stars move still, time runs, the clock will strike
For the first time I heard shots fired in anger, heard bullets strike flesh or whistle through the air.
Senescence is an inevitability. All we can do is try to strike the balance between graceful acceptance and raging against the dying light.
You never know, lightning could strike.
It is not always possible to know, when you make a note of an event, or a state of mind, how this may strike someone perhaps ten thousand years later.
A lot of hitters stay away from the plate, some are close up, some are forward, some are back. The thing about hitting is this: You have to know the strike zone. That’s the most important thing. Hit strikes and put the bat on the ball.
One of the reasons I believe the spiritual door was opened for an attack against the United States of America is that the policy of our Government has been to ask the Israelis, and demand it with pressure, not to retaliate in a significant way against the terrorist strikes that have been launched against them.
Sink twice before you strike out for land.
I associate a family as the safest place in the world. So when it comes to things that scare me, introducing instability and tension into where you’re supposed to be the safest really strikes a chord with me.
Rap is the number one most influential thing, it’s the only genre that really strikes a chord. When you sing, you feel a certain way and it makes you feel good, but when you rap, it just strikes a chord a whole different way.
There are people who are willing to suffer and swallow their tears at leisure, and God will no doubt reward them in heaven for their resignation; but those who have the will to struggle strike back at fate in retaliation for the blows they receive.
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
If you strike a child, take care that you strike it in anger, even at the risk of maiming it for life. A blow in cold blood neither can nor should be forgiven.
I can trust in my parents’ love. And it strikes me that is a big thing to trust, a big thing to have had, no matter what else happens.
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.
Military strikes on Afghanistan will not prevent something this terrible from happening again, for the simple reason that bombs will not deter people who are unafraid of death and desire martyrdom.
To say that you now trust the Russian military command and control system because some Russian general told you from the bottom of his heart that’s the case, strikes me as most unrealistic.
I’m going through a divorce now. This is the second one, and like baseball, I’m not gonna get three strikes. I’ve been living by myself for five years and I’m very comfortable. I can play my guitar when I want to.
Series finales have that responsibility to leave you feeling good about entire series. You want to feel like the viewer closes the book satisfied. And if you strike out on the finale it skews how you feel about the entire series.
Happiness doesn’t just happen. It must be pursued. And if the pursuit of the ‘ultimate currency‘ of happiness helps us choose occupations that confer present and future benefit, and these choices, in turn, motivate us to succeed, this strikes me as perhaps the most powerful non-cognitive skill of all.
All good balls to hit are strikes, though not all strikes are good balls to hit.
To stop terrorists before the strike, we must do three things: deny them entry into the country, curtail their freedom of action inside the country, and deprive them of material and moral support from within the country.
I’d still like to be the President, of course, and I think the best way to do that would be to raise an army and seize the Capital. This strikes me as true democracy.
We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
Charm strikes the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Comedy is the slave of time. What seemed funny then is unlikely to seem funny now, just as what strikes us as funny now would not have seemed funny then.
I was getting ready way too late and the ball was beating me to the strike zone.?
Hey, I was lucky twice. I know it’s three strikes and you’re out. I don’t think of myself as being invincible anymore.
I wish I was either in your arms full of faith, or that a Thunder bolt would strike me.
Surveillance legislation fit for the 21st century, which strikes the right balance between privacy, security and democracy is a prize worth fighting for, and Labour will work constructively with the government to achieve it.
You may be going through things right now that are painfully preparing you for some precious service to Jesus and to his people. When a person strikes rock bottom with a sense of nothingness or helplessness, he may find that he has struck the Rock of Ages
I got a coat lined with hampster. You couldn’t do that kind of thing in America. All the Boy Scouts would go on strike.
It is always our treasure that the lightning strikes.
The sign at the entrance to my gym locker room says, no cell phones please, cell phones are cameras. They are not. A camera is a Nikon or a Leica or Rolleiflex, and when you strike someone with one, they know they have been hit with something substantial.
Why must we love where the lightning strikes, and not where we choose?
Truth strikes us from behind and in the dark, as well as from before and in broad daylight.
I am never going to do an Empire Strikes Back ending again in a game, even if they put branding irons to my feet.
It’s not always so great to be objectified, but I don’t feel I have much of a choice right now. I’m young in my career. I know I have to strike when the iron is hot.
It was a basic plot in any number of her books: girl strikes out, makes good, finds love, gets revenge. In that order. The making good and striking out part I liked. The rest would just be bonus.
The thing that always strikes me is how much power one person has. Everybody has so much power to help and to change if they just exercise it and get after it.
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
Once it gets to two strikes, it’s time to battle, put something in play, and try to get the job done.
Purity strikes me as the most mysterious of the virtues and the more I think about it the less I know about it.
She didn’t strike me as a “crossword in ink” kind of girl
I have already said that I find the coalition air strikes to be insufficient. A ground intervention will be necessary to overcome Daesh.
Now nothing can prevent this but mortification; that withers the root and strikes at the head of sin every hour, so that whatever it aims at it is crossed in.
I don’t think there’s anyone who strikes like me in the world.
Swing at strikes. You’ve got to swing at strikes.
Hey Lord… Whatever I done… Don’t strike me blind for another couple ah minutes.
I could throw pretty hard. I might strike out 16 guys, but I might walk 10. I mean, I was wild.
We have witnessed the terrible increases in the incidence of alcoholism, the advent of drug dependency, the protests, marches, strikes and human alienation.
I like Kelela. I like Twigs. I love the more old school; I hate to say old school, but I love Peaches; I love Peaches, I love Cat Power. And there’s constantly new things coming up. But there’s something so beautifully powerful – for me being a woman, when there’s a woman doing something, it really strikes a chord.
Our enemies are real. But so are the moral questions and long-term political implications of drone strikes.
I saw The Empire Strikes Back the week that it came out. My father was a huge Star Wars fan. And so when it came out, my dad took me.
We are on strike, we, the men of the mind. We are on strike against self-immolation. We are on strike against the creed of unearned rewards and unrewarded duties. We are on strike against the dogma that the pursuit of one’s happiness is evil. We are on strike against the doctrine that life is guilt.
I would argue that the next President, either Bush or Gore, should strike a ‘national’ posture, exhibiting generosity toward the defeated opponent, but proceeding with determination to implement an agenda.
The only reason that there has been no sabotage or espionage on the part of Japanese-Americans is that they are waiting for the right moment to strike.
You know the trait of a crocodile, don’t you? It never hunts outside water. It always goes into the water to catch its prey. It never goes in the villages or in the bush looking for food. It strikes at the appropriate time. So a good guerrilla leader strikes at the appropriate time.
It strikes me that presidential campaigns can often bring out the worst as well as the best in us.
People will complain that they don’t want to wait around for lightning to strike, but why not? If you invest yourself in chance, the potential for disappointment is pretty low.
When you fool a fool you strike a blow for intelligence.
Does it strike you, Mr. Keller, that we live every day in the science fiction of our youth?
It strikes me as odd that the free exercise of religious faith is sometimes treated as a problem, something America is stuck with instead of blessed with.
Especially in recent years, the more and more we understand what we are doing, the more we have the science to tell us what we’re doing, the fact that we continue to do it without taking steps to address it strikes me as, among many other things, irreverent in an extreme.
Precepts are the rules by which we ought to square our lives. When they are contracted into sentences, they strike the affections; whereas admonition is only blowing of the coal.
The imagination is far better at inventing tortures than life because the imagination is a demon within us and it knows where to strike, where it hurts. It knows the vulnerable spot, and life does not, our friends and lovers do not, because seldom do they have the imagination equal to the task.
I meet young artists and it becomes clear that with some the main motivation is getting a show in Chelsea. It strikes me that this is very different to the way it was for me, which was that I wanted to understand photography and the world and myself.
It’s like this. Father Time keeps pitching the years at us. We swing and miss at a few. We hit a few out of the park. We try not to take any called strikes.
I came to believe that actually [Louis] Brandeis tended to uphold laws that he liked and strike down those that he didn’t, generally strike down centralizing federal agencies in the New Deal, and uphold state economic experimentation.
At first, it’s unfamiliar, then it strikes root.
Peter was, simply, what a person would look like if you boiled down the most raw emotions and filtered them of any social contract. If you hurt, cry. If you rage, strike out. If you hope, get ready for a disappointment.
Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even to die free than to live slaves.
I’m really just a singer that’s trying to make some music that strikes to the heart.
Once the fire from the retaliatory strike dies down, the American people are going to find out that it is the Clinton Administration’s wrongheaded policies that resulted in the creation of this terrorist haven in Afghanistan in the first place.
There is a contemptibly quiet path for all those who are afraid of the blows and clamor of opposing forces. There is no honorable fighting for a man who is not ready to forget that he has a head to be battered and a name to be bespattered. Truth wants no champion who is not as ready to be struck as to strike for her.
Lighting does occasionally strike and occasional the result isn’t a corpse.
One should never lose hope. Homosexuality can strike any straight man at any age.
Given the unfairness that strikes so many people in life, I would rather believe in a God of limited power and unlimited love and justice, rather than the other way around.
The world may be as evangelized as it will ever get if we attempt to complete the remaining task with a motivation built around the fleeting feelings of compassion. Mercy can strike a match, but we need emissaries from many lands who are ablaze with the inexhaustible fuel of jealousy for God’s glory.
Long habit so reconciles us to almost any thing, that the grossest improprieties cease to strike us when they once make a part of the common course of action.
Actually, because I’m so small, when I strike an open A chord I get physically thrown to the left, and when I play an open G chord I go right. That’s how hard I play, and that’s how a lot of my stage act has come about. I just go where the guitar takes me.
Certainly, the poverty, the discrimination, the episodic unemployment could not but strike an inquiring youngster: why did these exist, and what could we do about them.
I saw that Donald Trump is selling his penthouse suite at the Trump Park Avenue building here in New York City for $21 million. When asked why he’s selling it now, Trump said ‘Hey, Americans seem to be buying everything else I’m selling, so why not strike while the iron’s hot.’
I learned the hard way. When I started hitting home runs, I thought, I can hit these pitches. Then I started thinking, if I can do this, I can hit the pitch four inches outside or four inches up. I expanded the zone and got myself out. Pitchers are smart. If they find out they don’t have to throw strikes, they won’t.