Striking Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Striking Quotes from famous persons: George Herman, Francis Crick, Derek Brunson, Donald Kagan, Dave Gibbons. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Striking Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

Striking out batters was easy.

Striking out batters was easy.
George Herman
It is one of the more striking generalizations of biochemistrywhich surprisingly is hardly ever mentioned in the biochemical textbooks – that the twenty amino acids and the four bases, are, with minor reservations, the same throughout Nature.
Henri Hooft is a master on the feet when it comes to striking.
We, to some degree, are like what we are because we inherited certain things from the Greeks and the Romans. One of them that’s so striking is the whole area of politics.
Donald Kagan
I generally like very visually striking films. I love a lot of Stanley Kubrick‘s films. I would have to say ‘Dr. Strangelove’, which of course has got resonance in ‘Watchmen‘. It’s a favorite movie of mine.
No matter how much striking power you have got, you need to have a sense of defensive compactness from everyone.
It may be that the most striking thing about members of my literary generation in retrospect will be that we were allowed to say absolutely anything without fear of punishment.
As a West Side kid fooling around with boxing gloves, I had been, for some reason of temperament, more interested in dodging a blow than in striking one.
Gene Tunney
People ask me if I think Anne Boleyn was a feminist… but she wasn’t striking out on behalf of women, and she wasn’t particularly keen on them.
Lydia Leonard
Jeremiah Wright is one of the greatest prophetic preachers that black America has produced. What I find striking is that many white brothers and sisters miss the fact that there would be no black church if the white church wasn’t political and racist in refusing to worship with us.
I was getting a lot of good work with my wrestling up in Iowa, but I needed a more all-around game, striking, jiu-jitsu at a high level. I had a lot of good coaches out at ATT to work with. They pushed me. Everything was smarter. Everything was precise.
My goal is to go out there and dominate. We all know if I’m in a position and I see my opponent hurt by landing good striking, I’m going to try to get him out of there. If I’m in the top position or in the position to finish by submission, I’m going to look for that. I don’t feel the need to prove the haters wrong.
With Ronaldo, I think I’ve identified a few patterns; there are certain striking things. I will try to utilise this knowledge to my advantage.
My job isn’t to strike guys out; it’s to get them out – sometimes by striking them out.
Tom Seaver
One of the things that is so striking to me about the South, especially living here now as an adult, is that I see a lot more mixed-race couples than I saw when I was growing up in the 1980s and the 1990s. I feel like living across the color lines has become something that’s more expected.
There is a strange kind of human being in whom there is an eternal struggle between body and soul, animal and god, for dominance. In all great men this mixture is striking, and in none more so than in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Alfred Einstein
Jiu-Jitsu is the bond or styles all between all the other styles. Take Jiu-Jitsu out, a boxer is just a boxer, a kickboxer is just a kickboxer. Take Jiu-Jitsu out of the wrestling – what is he going to do, take the person down and? There’s no finishing holds, there’s no striking.
Films like ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Shrek’ are hits because they hit on different levels with different age groups. Striking that balance is what I strive for. But I won’t know if I’ve done it until the audience sees it.
I’m an all-around fighter. I do everything. I’ve got wrestling; I’ve got Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and I’ve got striking.
That which is striking and beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.
Ninon de L’Enclos
The most striking development of the great depression of 1929 is a profound skepticism of the future of contemporary society among large sections of the American people.
Heat can also be produced by the impact of imperfectly elastic bodies as well as by friction. This is the case, for instance, when we produce fire by striking flint against steel, or when an iron bar is worked for some time by powerful blows of the hammer.
Hermann von Helmholtz
I think good artists know when they’re on a roll, and they recognize when lightning is striking. It’s a very fortunate thing to have that inspiration and not to overanalyze it or mess with it; you just follow it if you love what you do.
My striking isn’t the prettiest, and I hit really hard.
Obviously, I’m trying to keep improving at everything, from the wrestling to the jiu-jitsu to the striking to the transitions, every part of my MMA aspect.
If you look at the geographic variation in long-term unemployment, it’s really striking. There are pockets where employers don’t want to go, but for some reason, in part because of adequate safety nets, people don’t want to leave.
What is so striking about Liberia is that in a place where there is so much to be done, I have never seen so many people with nothing to do.
Striking a balance between wildlife conservation and wind energy development starts with understanding threats to eagle populations and how our actions, including operating wind farms, are affecting them.
For my 50th birthday, my cousin Helmut gave me the most profound, beautiful, and striking present. He made books out of my dad‘s slide photographs, which were stored and forgotten. Looking at those books made me cry.
MMA is very difficult; you can’t just be good at wrestling. You need striking, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu and countless other things.
Everybody knows where I come from and how my jiu-jitsu is, training at Macaco Gold Team, but I also work on my striking at Chute Boxe Diego Lima, so I’m prepared on the feet and on the ground.
I was 11 years old and have the same curveball I have now. So I was literally striking everybody out. I always threw hard, and I was bigger than all the kids, so I would throw hard and throw that curveball, and no one could hit me.
Before I started school striking I had no energy, no friends and I didn’t speak to anyone. I just sat alone at home, with an eating disorder. All of that is gone now, since I have found a meaning, in a world that sometimes seems shallow and meaningless to so many people.
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
I understand everything Ronda Rousey is gonna bring that day. I don’t think she’s gonna be able to deal with my striking. She’s gonna be really surprised when I touch her, when I connect on my punches.
Somewhere along the line, positive thinking seems to have been confused with magical thinking. There’s a notion that if you think positively enough, you can make anything happen by using the power of your mind. All the positive thinking in the world won’t deliver good fortune or prevent tragedy from striking.
I know there’s not a man in the world in any of the striking arts that would just run over me.
As a fighter, you need to constantly improve. So that’s what we’ve been doing: constantly improving striking, grappling, wrestling – there’s always different aspects to improve.
Some cultural phenomena bear a striking resemblance to the cells of cell biology, actively preserving themselves in their social environments, finding the nutrients they need and fending off the causes of their dissolution.
We’ve always looked for guys and girls who have striking ability… there’s a reason my past company was called Strikeforce.
In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking.
I like to make people quit. Whether it’s because I’m striking them or submitting them, I just want to make them quit. In the war of wills, that’s the win.
Belladonna, n.: In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
Though it is perhaps expected for the bishop of Rome to warn against the idolatry of money, what is striking is how Francis suggests that not only God but also secular politics must outrank economic imperatives.
Here we are, we’re alone in the universe, there’s no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We’ve only got ourselves. Somehow, we’ve just got to make a go of it. We’ve only ourselves.
John Osborne
I like beautiful things that are striking.
Emily Beecham
We’re doing a lot of work on self-driving cars. We do not currently have cars in the U.S., but we plan to, for development and testing. I think we are within striking distance of making self-driving cars a reality, and these would be powered by deep learning.
Treating your adversary with respect is striking soft in battle.
One of the striking features of the early episodes of AMC’s hit television showMad Men‘ is the similarities in the lifestyle enjoyed by the lowest paid members of Don Draper’s advertising company and its wealthy partners.
I don’t want to live in Maine full time, but the physical beauty is very striking. It is the exact opposite of New York. When you walk through my small town to get a cup of coffee, you bump into five people you know.
The parallels between 9/11 and Pearl Harbor are striking. In each instance there were warning signs before the attack, and in each instance our government failed to connect the dots.
Diane Watson
McGregor is a good fighter, has a flashy striking, but he’s not good enough to beat Aldo.
The most striking quality common to all primitive art is its intense vitality. It is something made by a people with a direct and immediate response to life.
I work with one of the best striking coaches in the world, Henri Hooft.
Basically, I try to get across my striking, wrestling and grappling, and jujitsu. Every day, across the board, I try to get an equal amount of sessions throughout the week because I need to improve in all aspects of my fighting.
What is striking is how the reputation of the monarchy has gone up and down in my lifetime.
The striking thing about ‘New Girl’ is that under all the comedy, there’s something about the emotions and reactions that feels very real – much more real than other sitcoms. Like – maybe everybody is sort of laid bare in different ways.
Guys that are striking out 200 times, like Joey Gallo – in 1990 he would have hit 75 home runs every year because he’s facing guys with an average velocity of 90 miles an hour, good command and O.K. breaking balls.
Branding is not merely about differentiating products; it is about striking emotional chords with consumers. It is about cultivating identity, attachment, and trust to inspire customer loyalty. Chinese brands score low on attributes such as ‘sophisticated,’ ‘desirable,’ ‘innovative,’ ‘friendly,’ and ‘trustworthy.’
Nirmalya Kumar
I just love striking.
The only time I have a good hunch the audience is going to be there is when I make the sequel to ‘Jurassic Park‘ or I make another Indiana Jones movie. I know I’ve got a good shot at getting an audience on opening night. Everything else that is striking out into new territory is a crap shoot.
Every experience brings something. From one point, it is good because you know what to expect from this kind of opponent – what is her speed, her striking force.
There is nothing so striking to the eye on a return to England from the Continent as the stateliness of our trees. I do not know of any trees in Europe to compare with ours.
I took Jujitsu for four years, which has no striking.
But what is striking about this, in a town that often talks about tax cuts, we could quite easily, Republicans and Democrats working together, do something that everybody in America desires, and that is a simplification of our Tax Code.
It’s tough to strike out. Believe me. I hate striking out. It’s no fun. It’s embarrassing. But there really isn’t anything I can do. It’s just a part of my game.
Jim Thome
Volkanovski is good at things, but he is not great at anything. He doesn’t have good footwork or striking, he doesn’t finish anyone, and he stalls a lot.
There’s more to pitching than just striking guys out, but also it is a big reason why you can have success.
We’re in the business of making films, not striking or anything else.
Striking down the Affordable Care Act would be a tragic setback.
Millennials are exceptionally independent and innovative. Striking out on your own and failing a few times is de rigueur, while going to work for a company on the expectation that you’ll build a 30-year career there is unheard of.
The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere.
I never found striking to be an effective form of fighting. I still clown people and tell them how animals in the wild that are hunted, they have to strike, bulls and rams, they use striking as protective nature. But the ones who are the predators, they’re the grapplers who go for the throat.
Cinematically speaking, there’s more of a striking appeal to karate. It’s kicking and punching action. Jiu-jitsu is dudes rolling around and wrestling.
Henri Hooft is the greatest striking coach on planet. He’s phenomenal leader – he makes me believe in me more than I will ever believe in me.
I came to a realization in 1999 of how important striking was going to become in this sport because it’s the most efficient way to finish a fight.
We insist that ours is a government of laws, not men, but it is striking how often large historical forces pivot on something so unpredictable as the continued good health of a politician.
Sometimes, you get kickboxers and all they’ve done is striking and they don’t have the wrestling or jiu-jitsu background that I have had since I was young.
For all the manufactured ‘Republican versus Democratdrama that dominates today‘s cable news and political rhetoric, the most striking feature of our present-day democracy is not partisan divide – it’s a corrupt system that protects incumbents from the consequences that real democracy brings.
That’s the thing, I’ve got so many ways to go, even striking there’s so many ways to go. I proved that.
Striking is what I do.
It’s striking and unique in London how you know to create this alchemy between the concept, the food, the music, the staff. From the beginning to the end, with all these different elements, it tells a full story that you know very well how to develop and cultivate.
Fundamentalism takes different forms in different religions, but there is one striking similarity in all forms of fundamentalist thought. Each wishes dearly to hold in check all varieties of ‘modern‘ or ‘decadent’ thinking.
Krakow is one of my favorite places on earth. It is a medieval city full of young people. A wonderful, striking combination.
A revolution in itself is not a blessing. The revolution accomplished by the French people is, indeed, a wonderful event – the most striking, in my opinion, in history; but it may lead to events which will make it a mighty evil.
David Price comes and finds me out in the lobby and says, ‘Dude, I really enjoy watching you pitch.’ I’m just like, ‘What’s wrong with you? Watch your own games, bro. I just throw fastballs inside. You’re painting all over the place, striking the world out.’
Star Trek‘ is notorious for looting the more thoughtful work of writers for their striking effects, leaving behind most of the thought and subtlety.
Being able to fight a guy like Brock Lesnar who is a wrestler, who has very limited skills in striking, in my prime and him in his prime, he doesn’t have a chance. How can you beat me? You can’t beat me.
It’s the same with visual arts, you have some really cool, wonderful striking images that make you think and then again you have wonderful striking images that just take you away from the existing world for a second. And I like the latter a bit more.
I worked a lot on my striking game and I’m getting better and better every day.
My wrestling actually helps my striking and my striking helps my wrestling. I just learned how to put it all together through synergy.
My striking is on a different level.
In my second year in graduate school, I took a computer course and that was like lightening striking.
Ted Nelson
By nature of the job, most actors are striking, remarkable, and alpha.
I found that the same things I loved about performing were the things I liked about directing and creating a piece – striking a chord that was in tune with the world and was reflecting back what I saw, just from a different angle.
I am uninterested in appearing in newspapers and on television. Many people think I am striking a pose – that I want to create a sense of shyness. But it’s just not something I want to do. I overdosed.
Neutrinos alone, among all the known particles, have ethereal properties that are striking and romantic enough both to have inspired a poem by John Updike and to have sent teams of scientists deep underground for 50 years to build huge science-fiction-like contraptions to unravel their mysteries.
That’s why I think that I have a big advantage, because I work on my striking a ton, but I don’t forget about my wrestling, what brought me to the dance.
I love striking, but MMA and Muay Thai are different.
The old movie stars like Bogart, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart, they weren’t this gorgeous, striking six-foot man who’s rippled with muscles.
Jack Huston
For my striking, I’ve learned to adapt it right off the bat for MMA. Even my jiu-jitsu, I adapt it very much for MMA.
The prolific Chinodya has written a number of striking books, most notably ‘Dew in the Morning’, an exploration of an idyllic rural boyhood; the sophisticated ‘Strife,’ in which sins from the pre-colonial past cast shadows into the present; and the rich and varied short-story collection ‘Can We Talk?’
The striking thing about love and will in our day is that, whereas in the past they were always held up to us as the answer to life’s predicaments, they have now themselves become the problem.
A good boxer, in striking the round blow, instead of loosening body and arm, gathers himself into a heap of muscularity and begins his blow where all blows ought to begin, from the solidarity of the right foot.
I need to improve my striking and my wrestling, but I always be best at jiu-jitsu.
There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.
I think the presence of caste in India, how the villages are geographically structured on caste lines, is very different from China. The presence of an egalitarian culture is striking in a Chinese village.
I hadn’t seen ‘Bride of Frankenstein‘ until high school or maybe even later than that. It’s really one of the great movie experiences where you think you know what it’s going to be, but it’s so much weirder and so much better than anything you could’ve imagined. It’s so full of these striking, powerful images.
Mike Mignola
I’ve been working on my ground skills. Putting in there upwards of 3 to 6 hours a day dedicated to training. And of course part of it is groundwork, and being that I am a striker, ground work for me is more for positioning and striking on the ground.
The Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford is an astonishing building, designed by Christopher Wren. Its painted ceiling has just been restored so that the darkish miasma that was Robert Streeter’s original allegory of truth and light striking the university is now bright with playful cherubs and lustrous clouds.
St. Paul was making it impossible to be Jewish and Christian at the same time. What is very striking about those early churches and communities is that you could be both. Under Paul, though, you absolutely couldn’t.
I think striking the right tone for your story is, if you like, the alchemical work of writing.
Mr. Darwin contributes some striking and ingenious instances of the way in which the principle partially affects the chain, or rather network of life, even to the total obliteration of certain meshes.
Richard Owen
I’m very good at submissions from the ground. I have good takedowns and good striking, so I’m pretty well-rounded.
One of the most striking things one finds about the child under 7-8 is his extreme assurance on all subjects.
You gotta make sure the listener is listening to you, so if you put it into a song, often times, if the song is striking enough, then you can really deliver the story most effectively while keeping the ear of the listener the whole time.
I’ll use wrestling if I need to in fights, but maybe I’ll fight another wrestler, and you’ll find out how good my striking is.
I hate striking out, but at the same time, I’m much better at letting them go rather than, earlier in my career, worrying about it so much before the next at-bat against the guy. You grow as you play, and every year, I work to cut them down.
Nothing seemed to offer more striking proof to the late Victorian mind of the infernal truth of social Darwinism than the supposed demise of the Tasmanian Aborigines.
Authoritarianism doesn’t fall on a nation like a book falling from a shelf and striking you in the head. It rolls in like a slow tide.
Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.
Striking out Ruth and Gehrig in succession was too big an order.
Carl Hubbell
The average commercial radio listener in America is not looking for lofty, intellectual subjects. This isn’t brain surgery. It’s about striking the passion of the people.
The strategy to beat Shevchenko would be to work non-stop and be all over her, striking the entire time, grabbing her to tire her out, and then work a different game plan on the next rounds. I think that’s the best strategy to beat Shevchenko, but anything can change when the time comes.
The more you meditate on the laws of Moses, the more striking and brighter does their wisdom appear.
Values that I would be enforcing if I were a judge are not just my values, that I am not striking something down simply because I don’t like it. That is a countermajoritarian aspect of our system of government. I would start with the text.
Raymond Kethledge
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
Babe Ruth
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
Looking back on the Tiananmen movement, it is striking how modest the protesters’ demands were: an end to press censorship and restrictions on demonstrations; openness about the income of state leaders; increased funding for education.
Not only strike while the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
Oliver Cromwell
Rose has a great striking. We can see her improvement, especially in her fights against Joanna. She’s fast, has a bigger reach and is taller than me.
From whichever angle one looks at it, the application of racial theories remains a striking proof of the lowered demands of public opinion upon the purity of critical judgment.
The first time Stuart Broad walked into the dressing room, with his flowing blond hair, striking blue eyes and perfect figure, I thought: ‘My God, she’s beautiful.’
The most striking thing is that even before Osama bin Laden was killed, he seemed largely irrelevant to the Arab Spring.
The striking game is always a lottery game, so I prefer to take the safe situation. Submission is the best for me. I’m the guy looking for it all the time.
I’m covered in tattoos head to toe, I have this striking style, I’m smaller than most competitors, and people are like, ‘Yeah. That’s my guy.’ Why? Because they can see part of themselves in me.
I have the deepest admiration for Angela Palmer and her work so having my helmet as her subject has been a true honour for me. I think the sculpture is stunning and very striking, it’s the most incredible combination of strength with fragility.
Ronda’s got phenomenal grappling, but the way she enters, she’s striking her way into the clinch, which is much harder to do on such a dynamic striker with all the movement Holly Holm possesses.
I’ve done taekwondo striking my entire life.
No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
It was important to focus on working-class women because we so rarely focus, particularly in period films, on the working people. The suffragettes brought together women of all classes, which was one of the striking things about the movement.
One of the striking features of the form of globalisation that has now been established is that it is based on the premise that goods and even capital should be free to roam but labour must remain imprisoned within the nation state.
Roberto Unger
A mourning dove‘s beauty is an understated one: the colors of its feathers ranging through various shades of gray and drab violet, often with a striking splash of turquoise around the eyes.
We believe that the world, too, can destroy apartheid, firstly by striking at the economy of South Africa.
Perhaps the most striking assault on the foundations of traditional liberties is a little-known case brought to the Supreme Court by the Obama administration, Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project.
I always wanted to tell the story of how Pearl Jam is the story of lightning striking twice. As well as being the flipside of the classic rock tale where great promise ends in tragedy. This is where tragedy begins great promise.
Jiu-jitsu is my strong suit, but I trust my wrestling and my striking.
I believe I’m a similar style to Khabib when it comes to the ground and stuff, but I believe I’ve got a whole ‘nother, higher level of striking.
I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience – it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere.
Society is still adapting to women being CEOs and professionals rather than homemakers. Because of this, the unfortunate outcome is that we feel we have to be successful at both – in the office and in the home. Striking that balance is different for everyone.