„If God is dead, somebody is going to have to take his place. It will be megalomania or erotomania, the drive for power or the drive for pleasure, the clenched fist or the phallus, Hitler or Hugh Hefner.“
— Malcolm Muggeridge English journalist, author, media personality, and satirist 1903 - 1990
— Jim Butcher, Small Favor
Quelle: Small Favor
— Herbert N. Casson Canadian journalist and writer 1869 - 1951
Herbert N. Casson cited in: The International Chemical Worker Vol. 13-15 (1953). p. 192
1950s and later
— George Jean Nathan American drama critic and magazine editor 1882 - 1958
" Undeveloped Notes http://books.google.com/books?id=xIEcAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA137#v=onepage," The Smart Set (August 1922)
The World in Falseface http://books.google.com/books?id=7rlEAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA21#v=onepage (1923)
— Ludovico Ariosto, buch Der rasende Roland
E tratto da la colera, aventosse
Col pugno chiuso al re di Sericana.
Canto XXVII, stanza 63 (tr. W. S. Rose)
Orlando Furioso (1532)
— Lloyd Alexander, The Chronicles of Prydain
Quelle: The Chronicles of Prydain (1964–1968), Book II: The Black Cauldron (1965), Chapter 2
— William Shenstone English gardener 1714 - 1763
Essays on Men and Manners (1804)
— Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984
Press conference, New Delhi (October 19, 1971), quoted in "Indian and Pakistani Armies Confront Each Other Along Borders" by Sydney H. Schanberg, The New York Times (October 20, 1971), page 6C.
— Christopher Logue Poet, screenwriter, actor 1926 - 2011
"The Song of Autobiography", from Songs (London: Hutchinson, 1959) p. 12.
— Alex Haley African American biographer, screenwriter, and novelist 1921 - 1992
Quelle: Roots : The Saga of an American Family (1976), Ch. 51.
— Don McLean American Singer and songwriter 1945
Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), American Pie
Kontext: So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
'Cause fire is the Devil's only friend
Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan's spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died.
— Margaret Thatcher British stateswoman and politician 1925 - 2013
Speech to Conservative Central Council (15 March 1986) http://www.margaretthatcher.org/speeches/displaydocument.asp?docid=106348
Second term as Prime Minister
Kontext: Popular capitalism, which is the economic expression of liberty, is proving a much more attractive means for diffusing power in our society. Socialists cry "Power to the people", and raise the clenched fist as they say it. We all know what they really mean— power over people, power to the State. To us Conservatives, popular capitalism means what it says: power through ownership to the man and woman in the street, given confidently with an open hand.
— Thomas Gray English poet, historian 1716 - 1771
Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College http://www.thomasgray.org/cgi-bin/display.cgi?text=odec (written 1742–1750)
— Leonard Cohen Canadian poet and singer-songwriter 1934 - 2016
"Chelsea Hotel #2"
— Eckhart Tolle, buch The Power of Now
The Power of Now (1997)