Strike

Famous quotes containing the word strike:

    The illimitable, silent, never-resting thing called Time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean- tide, on which we and all the universe swim like exhalations, like apparitions which are, and then are not: this is forever very literally a miracle; a thing to strike us dumb, for we have no word to speak about it.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)

    Ah, but to play man number one,
    To drive the dagger in his heart,
    To lay his brain upon the board
    And pick the acrid colors out,
    To nail his thought across the door,
    Its wings spread wide to rain and snow,
    To strike his living hi and ho....
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    if thou slip thy troth and do not come at all.
    As minutes in the clock do strike so call for death I shall:
    To please both thy false heart, and rid myself from woe,
    That rather had to die in troth than live forsaken so.
    —Unknown. The Lady Prayeth the Return of Her Lover Abiding on the Seas (l. 19–22)