— Statius, buch Thebaid
Fulmen, io ubi fulmen?'
ait. gemit auctor Apollo.
Original: (la) Fulmen, io ubi fulmen?' ait. gemit auctor Apollo.
Quelle: Thebaid, Book X, Line 889 (tr. J. H. Mozley)
— Guy De Maupassant French writer 1850 - 1893
As quoted in "Guy De Maupassant : A Study" by Pol Neveux, in Original Short Stories http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/3090
— Fernando Pessoa, buch Das Buch der Unruhe des Hilfsbuchhalters Bernardo Soares
Ibid., p. 101
The Book of Disquiet
Original: Os meus sonhos são um refúgio estúpido, como um guarda-chuva contra um raio.
„I discovered for myself and by myself that there is no self to realize. That's the realization I am talking about. It comes as a shattering blow. It hits you like a thunderbolt. You have invested everything in one basket, self-realization, and, in the end, suddenly you discover that there is no self to discover, no self to realize.“
— U.G. Krishnamurti Indian philosopher 1918 - 2007
Part 1: U.G.
The Mystique of Enlightenment (1982)
Kontext: People call me an enlightened man — I detest that term — they can't find any other word to describe the way I am functioning. At the same time, I point out that there is no such thing as enlightenment at all. I say that because all my life I've searched and wanted to be an enlightened man, and I discovered that there is no such thing as enlightenment at all, and so the question whether a particular person is enlightened or not doesn't arise. I don't give a hoot for a sixth-century-BC Buddha, let alone all the other claimants we have in our midst. They are a bunch of exploiters, thriving on the gullibility of the people. There is no power outside of man. Man has created God out of fear. So the problem is fear and not God.
I discovered for myself and by myself that there is no self to realize. That's the realization I am talking about. It comes as a shattering blow. It hits you like a thunderbolt. You have invested everything in one basket, self-realization, and, in the end, suddenly you discover that there is no self to discover, no self to realize.
— Alexander Ovechkin Russian ice hockey player 1985
Steve Schrader (April 13, 2008) "What the NBC microphones picked up: Predator taunting", Detroit Free Press.
„Daddy gave me real useful information to protect me in the real world. If anyone hits me, I'm not to hit them back. I wait until their back is turned, then hit them in the head with a brick.“
— Fannie Flagg, buch Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
Quelle: Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man
„Getting hit motivates me. It makes me punish the guy more. A fighter takes a punch, hits back with three punches.“
— Roberto Durán Panamanian boxer 1951
— Statius, buch Thebaid
Original: (la) Mirantur taciti et dubio pro fulmine pallent.
Quelle: Thebaid, Book X, Line 920
„But it don't bother me. I never yet saw anybody hit the baseball with their face. Besides, I like to get kidded; that means they like me. When they stop kidding me, I'm in trouble.“
— Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015
As quoted in "Stupid, You Say?" https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2ykxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=MhAEAAAAIBAJ&pg=4563%2C4702173 by Frank Litsky, in The Milwaukee Sentinel American Weekly (Sunday, September 18, 1960), p. 7.
„Kromitzki is dead! The catastrophe has come upon us like a thunderbolt. God keep Aniela from any harm in her present state.“
— Henryk Sienkiewicz, buch Without Dogma
Without Dogma (1891)
„What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
In reference to his prior, oft-repeated promises to run a year-to-year budget surplus, except in the event of war, recession, or national emergency. Statement made to budget director Mitchell Daniels, mid-September; as quoted by him in an address to the OMB Conference Board (October 16, 2001) http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/omb/pubpress/daniels_conference_board_speech10-16-01.html repeated as a dubious joke through 2002: at Robin Hayes for Congress and Elizabeth Dole for Senate luncheon, Charlotte NC, February 27; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/02/20020227-6.html at Latham for Congress Luncheon, DesMoines IA, March 1; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/03/20020301-6.html at Saxby Chambliss for Senate Dinner, Atlanta GA, March 27; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/03/20020327-10.html at Graham for Senate Luncheon, Greenville SC, March 27; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/03/20020327-5.html at Cornyn for Senate Luncheon, Dallas TX, March 29; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/03/20020328.html at Fisher for Governor Reception, Philadelphia PA, April 3; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/04/20020403-1.html at Leaders of the Fiscal Responsibility Coalition, Eisenhower Executive Office Bldg, April 16; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/04/20020416-8.html at Heather Wilson for Congress Luncheon, Albuquerque NM, April 29; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/04/20020429-4.html at Simon for Governor Luncheon, Santa Clara CA, May 1; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/05/20020501-2.html at Taft for Governor Luncheon, Columbus OH, May 10; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/05/20020510-3.html at 14th Annual World Pork Expo, DesMoines IA, June 7; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/06/20020607-4.html at 21st Century High Tech Forum, Eisenhower Executive Office Bldg, June 13; http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/06/20020613-11.html at Texans for Rick Perry, Houston TX, June 14. http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2002/06/20020614-8.html
Quoted by Paul Krugman in "Hitting the Trifecta," The New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2001/12/07/opinion/07KRUG.html
„Engvall: Yesterday, my son was out in the yard playing with his friend, and he hit his friend. I walked up to him, and I said, "Hey…" (pantomimes hitting his son) "We don't hit". He looked at me like, "Here's your sign, Dad".“
— Bill Engvall American comedian and actor 1957
Cheap Drunk: An Autobiography (2002)
Here's Your Sign, "Here's <i>MY</i> Sign..."
„When struck by a thunderbolt it is unnecessary to consult the Book of Dates as to the precise meaning of the omen.“
— Ernest Bramah, buch The Wallet of Kai Lung
The Transmutation of Ling
The Wallet of Kai Lung (1900)
„If I hit you and you hit me and I hit you back and you hit me back and go on, you see, that goes on ad infinitum. It just never ends. Somewhere somebody must have a little sense, and that’s the strong person.“
— Martin Luther King, Jr. American clergyman, activist, and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement 1929 - 1968
1950s, Loving Your Enemies (November 1957)
Kontext: I think the first reason that we should love our enemies, and I think this was at the very center of Jesus’ thinking, is this: that hate for hate only intensifies the existence of hate and evil in the universe. If I hit you and you hit me and I hit you back and you hit me back and go on, you see, that goes on ad infinitum. It just never ends. Somewhere somebody must have a little sense, and that’s the strong person. The strongperson is the person who can cut off the chain of hate, the chain of evil. And that is the tragedy of hate, that it doesn’t cut it off. It only intensifies the existence of hate and evil in the universe. Somebody must have religion enough and morality enough to cut it off and inject within the very structure of the universe that strong and powerful element of [[love].
— Nick Diaz American mixed martial artist 1983
Diaz after defeating Takanori Gomi at Pride 33 (February 24, 2007)