Famous quotes containing the word knocked:
“I never yet knew the sun to be knocked down and rolled through a mud-puddle; he comes out honor-bright from behind every storm. Let us then take sides with the sun, seeing we have so much leisure.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“There was an old woman and she lived in a shoe,
She had so many children, she didnt know what to do.
She crummd em some porridge without any bread
And she borrowed a beetle, and she knocked em all on the head.
Then out went the old woman to bespeak em a coffin
And when she came back she found em all a-loffing.”
—Mother Goose (fl. 17th18th century. There was an old woman who lived in a shoe (l. 16)
“You have to give this much to the Luftwaffe: when it knocked down our buildings it did not replace them with anything more offensive than rubble. We did that.”
—Prince Charles (b. 1948)