Famous quotes containing the word knocked:
“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)
“When a man hath no freedom to fight for at home,
Let him combat for that of his neighbors;
Let him think of the glories of Greece and of Rome,
And get knocked on the head for his labors.”
—George Gordon Noel Byron (17881824)
“Only he who can view his own past as an abortion sprung from compulsion and need can use it to full advantage in the present. For what one has lived is at best comparable to a beautiful statue which has had all its limbs knocked off in transit, and now yields nothing but the precious block out of which the image of ones future must be hewn.”
—Walter Benjamin (18921940)