„He had a dashing smile. It nearly dashed right off his face.“

—  Shannon Hale, buch Austenland

Quelle: Austenland

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American fantasy novelist 1974

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Ramakrishna Foto

„Thinking thus he did not move. At last the elephant took him up by his trunk, and dashed him aside.“

—  Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886

Saying 15
Râmakrishna : His Life and Sayings (1898)
Kontext: The Master said: "Everything that exists is God." The pupil understood it literally, but not in the true spirit. While he was passing through a street, he met with an elephant. The driver (mahut) shouted aloud from his high place, "Move away, move away!" The pupil argued in his mind, "Why should I move away? I am God, so is the elephant also God. What fear has God of Himself?" Thinking thus he did not move. At last the elephant took him up by his trunk, and dashed him aside. He was severely hurt, and going back to his Master, he related the whole adventure. The Master said, "All right, you are God. The elephant is God also, but God in the shape of the elephant-driver was warning you also from above. Why did you not pay heed to his warnings?"

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Thomas Campbell Foto

„The torrent's smoothness, ere it dash below!“

—  Thomas Campbell British writer 1777 - 1844

Part III, stanza 5
Gertrude of Wyoming (1809)

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Foto

„Absolute seriousness is never without a dash of humor.“

—  Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945

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Dorothy Parker Foto

„A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.“

—  Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967

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Edward Albee Foto

„Dashed hopes and good intentions. Good, better, best, bested.“

—  Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Quelle: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Siegbert Tarrasch Foto

„To acquire a reputation of being a dashing player at the cost of losing a game.“

—  Siegbert Tarrasch German chess player, chess writer, and chess theoretician 1862 - 1934

Response to a question as to What was the object of playing a gambit opening, as quoted in The Treasury of Chess Lore (1959) by Fred Reinfeld

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„A mother's boy has never wept, nor dashed a thousand kim.“

—  Dutch Schultz American mobster 1902 - 1935

From police transcripts of incoherent deathbed confession

Jesse Owens Foto

„To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten.“

—  Jesse Owens American track and field athlete 1913 - 1980

Jesse Owens, Champion Athlete (1990)
Kontext: To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten. The first "second" is when you come out of the blocks. The next is when you look up and take your first few strides to attain gain position. By that time the race is actually about half over. The final "second" — the longest slice of time in the world for an athlete — is that last half of the race, when you really bear down and see what you're made of. It seems to take an eternity, yet is all over before you can think what's happening.

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„I had my Israeli counterpart of all people, one day say to me, "hey, do you understand why you are who you are?". You mean me personally? "No, your country." I said, 'well I think so, but I'd love to hear it from your perspective.' And he said, "it's the dash". And I said, 'what are you talking about the dash?' And he said, "the dash, Irish-American; Jewish-American; Arab-American; Black.. African-American." And you know I thought about it, and I thanked him actually for the perspective because we are a diverse nation, and that's who we are.“

—  Martin Dempsey Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1952

March 23rd, 2016 lecture at Trinity University, around 19 minutes into the lecture.
Kontext: Number 2: We are a paradigm of diversity, now I kind've touched on that already. I had my Israeli counterpart of all people, one day say to me, "hey, do you understand why you are who you are?". You mean me personally? "No, your country." I said, 'well I think so, but I'd love to hear it from your perspective.' And he said, "it's the dash". And I said, 'what are you talking about the dash?' And he said, "the dash, Irish-American; Jewish-American; Arab-American; Black.. African-American." And you know I thought about it, and I thanked him actually for the perspective because we are a diverse nation, and that's who we are. I mean, I don't know how many of you in the audience are actually native Americans; my guess is not many. Everybody else here is at some level, from some other part of the world. And we're very diverse, we embrace diversity, and we embrace it because: in my case I'll tell you when I had the Joint Chiefs around me; the Army; the Navy; the Air Force; the Marines; the Coast Guard. I would never have been able to have been an effective Chairmen if everyone had been of one view, or if everyone was of one culture. It just wouldn't have worked. We would have convinced ourselves that we had a single perfect answer, when in fact the world lend itself to single perfect answers. So look, I think in terms of assertions about America's role, we have to show the world what's possible when you embrace diverse thinking, diverse personalities, diverse groups, diverse ethnicities, diverse religions. And if we don't do it, there's very few that are going to be able to do it. So whether we accept that or not, as I said earlier, is really an individual and ultimately at some level a national choice. But my assertion is, if you're asking me our role one part of it is to continue to be that paradigm of diversity.

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„I'm tired of fighting, Dash. I guess this thing is going to get me.“

—  Harry Houdini Austro-Hungarian born American magician, escapologist, and stunt performer 1874 - 1926

Last words, to his brother Theo, in Grace Hospital of Detroit, Michigan (30 October 1926), quoted in Houdini, The Man Who Walked Through Walls (1959) by William Lindsay Gresham, p. 286, and in Final Séance : The Strange Friendship between Houdini and Conan Doyle (2001) by Massimo Polidoro, p. 204

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„He smiled, and his face was like the sun.“

—  Madeline Miller, buch The Song of Achilles

Quelle: The Song of Achilles

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„Navigating by the compass in a sea of clouds over Spain is all very well, it is very dashing, but—“

—  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry French writer and aviator 1900 - 1944

Quelle: Terre des Hommes (1939), Ch. I : The Craft
Kontext: "Navigating by the compass in a sea of clouds over Spain is all very well, it is very dashing, but—"
And I was struck by the graphic image:
"But you want to remember that below the sea of clouds lies eternity."
And suddenly that tranquil cloud-world, that world so harmless and simple that one sees below on rising out of the clouds, took on in my eyes a new quality. That peaceful world became a pitfall. I imagined the immense white pitfall spread beneath me. Below it reigned not what one might think — not the agitation of men, not the living tumult and bustle of cities, but a silence even more absolute than in the clouds, a peace even more final. This viscous whiteness became in my mind the frontier between the real and the unreal, between the known and the unknowable. Already I was beginning to realize that a spectacle has no meaning except it be seen through the glass of a culture, a civilization, a craft. Mountaineers too know the sea of clouds, yet it does not seem to them the fabulous curtain it is to me.

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„Our course of advance … is neither a straight line nor a curve. It is a series of dots and dashes.“

—  Benjamin N. Cardozo United States federal judge 1870 - 1938

Other writings, The Paradoxes of Legal Science (1928)
Kontext: Our course of advance... is neither a straight line nor a curve. It is a series of dots and dashes. Progress comes per saltum, by successive compromises between extremes, compromises often … between "positivism and idealism". The notion that a jurist can dispense with any consideration as to what the law ought to be arises from the fiction that the law is a complete and closed system, and that judges and jurists are mere automata to record its will or phonographs to pronounce its provisions.

Marco Girolamo Vida Foto

„While the hoarse ocean beats the sounding shore,
Dashed from the strand, the flying waters roar.“

Tunc longe sale saxa sonant, tunc et freta ventis Incipiunt agitata tumescere: littore fluctus Illidunt rauco.

—  Marco Girolamo Vida Italian bishop 1485 - 1566

Book III, line 388. Compare:
But when loud surges lash the sounding shore,
The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar.
Alexander Pope, An Essay on Criticism, Part II, line 168
De Arte Poetica (1527)

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