„O Warden, I surender to you,
Your fists cain't hurt me anymore,
You know, these hands will never wash,
These dirty Death Row floors.“

—  Nick Cave

Song lyrics, The Firstborn Is Dead (1985), Knockin' on Joe

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Nick Cave
australischer Musiker, Texter, Dichter und Schauspieler 1957

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„The king [Frederic] has sent me some of his dirty linen to wash; I will wash yours another time.“

—  Voltaire French writer, historian, and philosopher 1694 - 1778

Reply to General Manstein. Voltaire writes to his niece Dennis, July 24, 1752, "Voilà le roi qui m'envoie son linge à blanchir"; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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„I have sinned against you, my Lord, and I would ask that your precious blood would wash and cleanse every stain until it is in the seas of God's forgetfulness, never to be remembered against me anymore.“

—  Jimmy Swaggart pastor, musician, teacher, television host, televangelist 1935

Address to his congregation (21 February 1988), as quoted in The New Encyclopedia of American Scandal (2001) by George C. Kohn, p. 365

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„When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick up anything.“

—  Alex Haley African American biographer, screenwriter, and novelist 1921 - 1992

Quelle: Roots : The Saga of an American Family (1976), Ch. 51.

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„You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.“

—  Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984

Variante: You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.

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„You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.“

—  George V of the United Kingdom King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India 1865 - 1936


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„Money is dry, it cannot be washed; money is clean, not dirty, it does not need to be washed.“

—  Chen Shui-bian Taiwanese politician 1950

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Original: (zh_Hant) 錢是乾的,是不能洗;錢是乾淨的,沒有髒,是不需要洗."

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