„We are no longer the knights who say Ni! We are now the knights who say ekki-ekki-ekki-pitang-zoom-boing!“

Graham Chapman Foto
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„And when their bones into confusion fall,
Say ye, who knew the living man by sight,
Which is the villein now and which the knight?“

—  Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230
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„We need knew knights, but without swords.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic poet, writer, and businessman 1959
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Raymond Chandler Foto

„Knights had no meaning in this game. It wasn't a game for knights.“

—  Raymond Chandler, buch The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep (1939), Context: I looked down at the chessboard. The move with the knight was wrong. I put it back where I had moved it from. Knights had no meaning in this game. It wasn't a game for knights. Chapter 28

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„With that truncheon thou hast slain a good knight, and now it sticketh in thy body.“

—  Thomas Malory, buch Le Morte d'Arthur
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Dejan Stojanovic Foto

„To the knights of faith nobody believes.“

—  Dejan Stojanovic, buch Circling: 1978-1987
Circling: 1978-1987 (1993), Sequence: “A Warden with No Keys”, ”The Thin Thread,” p. 64

Joseph Strutt Foto

„: The sacre, and the sacret, for a knight.“

—  Joseph Strutt British engraver, artist, antiquary and writer 1749 - 1802
The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England (1801), Rank of hunting birds

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„There were few who thought him a starter,
Many who thought themselves smarter.
But he ended PM,
CH and OM,
an Earl and a Knight of the Garter.“

—  Clement Attlee Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1883 - 1967
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„A knight errant who turns mad for a reason deserves neither merit nor thanks. The thing is to do it without cause.“

—  Miguel de Cervantes Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright 1547 - 1616
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„A Gentle Knight was pricking on the plaine.“

—  Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene
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„Toil is the true knight's pastime.“

—  Charles Kingsley English clergyman, historian and novelist 1819 - 1875
Attributed, The Saint's Tragedy (1848), Act i, scene ii, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

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