Have you ever sent a loved son on vacation, and had him returned to you in a pine box, so horribly battered and water-logged that someone needs to tell you this sickening sight is your son, lynched?— Mamie Till
Most Powerful Batters quotations
Sex is full of lies. The body tries to tell the truth. But, it's usually too battered with rules to be heard, and bound with pretenses so it can hardly move. We cripple ourselves with lies.
It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them.
The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.
I inhabit a weak, frail, decayed tenement;
battered by the winds and broken in on by the storms, and, from all I can learn, the landlord does not intend to repair.
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again;
we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all's right with the world.
My niece was a sexual-assault victim.
My sister is a survivor of domestic violence. We have more shelters for animals than for battered women. That's not the message we should be sending.
A good base stealer should make the whole infield jumpy.
Whether you steal or not, you're changing the rhythm of the game. If the pitcher is concerned about you, he isn't concentrating enough on the batter.
Every time I step up to the plate, I expect to get a hit.
If I don't expect to get a hit, I have no right to step into the batter's box in the first place.
What batters you becomes your strength.
Every great batter works on the theory that the pitcher is more afraid of him than he is of the pitcher.
The great tragedy in the new feminist theory in America is the loss of a sense of public commitment.... Hungry women are not fed by this, battered women are not sheltered by it, raped women do not find justice in it, gays and lesbians do not achieve legal protections through it.
I want to be the first player to show what Japanese batters can do in the major league.
Nothing in the world is as fearsome as a bloody, battered opponent who will never surrender.
Battering the gates of heaven with the storms of prayer.
I don't have interns. I don't have a manager. I don't have assistants. I don't have a secretary. I can't figure out Outlook Express. I'm the worst person in the world answering e-mails, and my phone is probably the oldest, most battered phone you can find. So I just talk to people.
Every woman who has come to consciousness can recall an almost endless series of oppressive, violating, insulting, assaulting acts against her Self. Every woman is battered by such assaults - is on a psychic level, a battered woman.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.
Men, permitted to put words (and other things) in women's mouths, create scenes in which women desperately want to be bound, battered, tortured, humiliated, and killed.
Unholy battered old thing you were, my sunflower O my soul, I loved you then!
No self-respecting pitcher throws the same way to every batter and no self-respecting salesman makes the same pitch to every client.
I must fling myself down and writhe; I must strive with every piece of force I possess; I bruise and batter myself against the floor, the walls; I strain and sob and exhaust myself, and begin again, and exhaust myself again; but do I feel pain? Never. How can I feel pain? There is no place for it.
The pitcher wound up and he flang the ball at the batter.
The batter swang and missed. The pitcher flang the ball again and this time the batter connected. He hit a high fly right to the center fielder. The center fielder was all set to catch the ball, but at the last minute his eyes were blound by the sun and he dropped it.
"Only the pots know the boiling points of the broths," she says as Tita weeps into the wedding batter she is making to celebrate the marriage of her sister to her own true love.
Think, in this batter'd Caravanserai Whose portals are alternate Night and Day, How Sultan after Sultan with his Pomp Abode his destin'd Hour and went his way.
It is impressive to see a person who has been battered by life in many ways, who is torn by a variety of unsolved problems, who may be alienated from many aspects of the self-but who is still fighting, still struggling, still striving to find the path to a fulfilling existence, moved by the wisdom of knowing, "I am more than my problems."
In fact, I'd just like to own something.
Everyone thinks I'm glamorous, rich and famous but all I've got is some recording equipment and a battered old BMW.
A battering ram can knock down a city wall, but it cannot stop a hole.
Different things have different uses.
Griddle cakes, pancakes, hot cakes, flapjacks: why are there four names for grilled batter and only one word for love?
Being bullied by a serial bully is equivalent to being stalked or being battered by a partner or being abused as a child and should be accorded the same gravity.
As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
Drum on your drums, batter on your banjos, sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O jazzmen.
Tis midnight now. The bend and broken moon, Batter'd and black, as from a thousand battles, Hangs silent on the purple walls of Heaven.
The Church's foundation is unshakable and firm against the assaults of the raging sea. Waves lash at the Church but do not shatter it. Although the elements of this world constantly batter and crash against her, she offers the safest harbor of salvation for all in distress.