Quotation Explorer - 'Struck'

think of the condition of Europe for twenty years before, where people were fighting, not by thousands, but by millions; each one of whom as he struck his enemy wounded horribly some other innocent heart far away. - William Makepeace Thackeray
Every time you try to do something that anxiety wants to stop you from doing, you've struck a blow that will make the anxiety weaker. - Jamie Blyth
But now the other half of "us" was gone and, lying there in my shadowy room, I'd be struck with this realization that I had no clue how to be just me again. - Jennifer Brown
I've never struck a woman in my life, not even my own mother. - W. C. Fields
It struck him really that he had never so lived with her as during this period of her silence; the silence was a sacred hush, a finer clearer medium, in which her idiosyncrasies showed. - Henry James
When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird. He was laying there and something struck me. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning. - Marv Levy
I've deprived my family in order to buy books. No doubt there is a special punishment in hell for such self-indulgence. Perhaps I shall be struck with blindness among the rarest known to men. - I.J. Parker
A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times. - Randall Jarrell
What is the likelihood, of winning the lottery, then lose it all the next day when you step out your front door and get struck by lightning? Probably, very slim, but then anything is possible. - Anthony Liccione
Struck by lightning! Struck by lightning! - J.R.R. Tolkien
Literature is the product of a deep-seated need for honesty. Hence, those who lie most are struck most deeply by it, and those who are honest have no need for it. - Anthony Marais
It struck me then that perhaps the bareness and wrongness of the world was an illusion; that things might still be real, and right, and beautiful, even if I could not see them - that if I stood in the right place, and was lucky, this might somehow be revealed to me. - Helen Macdonald
Beware! Balance rules the cosmos. It is not concerned with good or bad. You can be struck by misfortune and be buried in grief if that is what it takes to restore the imbalance you have wrought unto the world. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Let those who wish have their respectability- I wanted freedom, freedom to indulge in whatever caprice struck my fancy, freedom to search in the farthermost corners of the earth for the beautiful, the joyous, and the romantic. - Richard Halliburton
It isn't for the moment you are struck that you need courage, but for that long uphill climb back to sanity and faith and security. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Has it never struck you that a man who does next to nothing but hears men's real sins is not likely to be wholly unaware of human evil? - G.K. Chesterton
So Lightning says to Mud,What would happen if I struck your blood?And Mud says, Brother, It would hurt, And make me the motherOf every living thing.But, Fire Boy, you ain’t lifting my grass skirtUntil you burn me a ring. - Sherman Alexie
. . . Orpheus struck dumb with hindsight. - A.E. Stallings
Name me an emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be. - William Hazlitt
When I read Shakespeare I am struck with wonder that such trivial people should muse and thunder in such lovely language. - D.H. Lawrence
Collective violence has flowed regularly out of the central political processes of western countries... The oppressed have struck in the name of justice, the privileged in the name of order, the in-between in the name of fear. - Charles Tilly
I was going all well and then suddenly struck by this devil just out of the blue and i got paralyzed... - affan Riz
The speaker calls for a careful examination of Christ's principle of turning the other cheek before we use it as a demand or excuse for total personal pacifism. After all, when literally struck on the cheek, Jesus did question the legitimacy of the authority by which this was done. - John Thackway
It struck him that there is a beautiful symmetry to life. - Unsure
The world knows of Rosa Parks because of a single, simple act of dignity and courage that struck a lethal blow to the foundations of legal bigotry. - Bill Clinton
One thing that struck me early is that you don’t put into a photograph what’s going to come out. Or, vice versa, what comes out is not what you put in. - Diane Arbus
When your beauty struck me, it dissolved me. Deep down, I am not different from you. I dreamed you, I wished for your existence. I see in you that part of me which is you. I surrender my sincerity because if I love you it means we share the same fantasies, we share the same madness. - Anaïs Nin
I've learned a lot this year...I've learned that some people will wrong you, forgive them anyway.I've learned that things might not work out as you thought they should, do them anyway.But what struck me the most isno matter how good or bad things are, life goes on, so live it anyway. - Zane Baker
And please punish Jenny. You could strike her dead. Amen. Jenny blinked. I’m no expert on this, but… are you supposed to pray for someone to be struck dead? - Maggie Osborne
Do not be awe struck by other people and try to copy them. Nobody can be you as efficiently as you can. - Norman Vincent Peale
Name me and emperor who was ever struck by a cannonball.
At least one study of blocked writers has found that they were more productive and more creative when they were essentially forced to write instead of scribbling only when the mood struck them. - Daniel Akst
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small. - Neil Armstrong
I'm struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. The transfer is not paying off. Sure, muscles are unreliable, but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse. - Brian Eno
Until we accept that our children have much more of a risk of being sexually abused than drowning in a pool, being struck by a car, stricken with cancer, hurt by a vaccination, or diagnosed with ebola, we contribute to a culture of panic and ignorance. - Ann Brasco
At that moment, beauty itself struck me as a kind of painful melancholy. - Arthur Golden
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