Strokes

Famous quotes containing the word strokes:

    It is the part of cowardliness, and not of virtue, to seek to squat itself in some hollow lurking hole, or to hide herself under some massive tomb, thereby to shun the strokes of fortune.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)

    It was the bad ax-helve someone had sold me
    “Made on machine,” he said, plowing the grain
    With thick thumbnail to show how it ran
    Across the handle’s long-drawn serpentine,
    Like the two strokes across a dollar sign.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    While we were thus engaged in the twilight, we heard faintly, from far down the stream, what sounded like two strokes of a woodchopper’s axe, echoing dully through the grim solitude.... When we told Joe of this, he exclaimed, “By George, I’ll bet that was a moose! They make a noise like that.” These sounds affected us strangely, and by their very resemblance to a familiar one, where they probably had so different an origin, enhanced the impression of solitude and wildness.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)