Knights quotes

  • Generals think war should be waged like the tourneys of the Middle Ages. I have no use for knights; I need revolutionaries.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #War #Thinking #Knights

  • Before I was cast on The Surreal Life my knowledge of Christopher Knight was pretty much he was on The Brady Bunch and I hated The Brady Bunch.
    -- Adrianne Curry

    #Real Life #Knights #Brady Bunch

  • I said to him, "State your business, mortal!" There was no need for me to call him "mortal" or to speak like a sixteenth-century knight. It just sounded cool.
    -- Alan Goldsher

    #Knights #Needs #Speak

  • The Kassideans or Assideans...arose either during the Captivity or soon after the restoration...The Essenians were, however, undoubtedly connected with the Temple (of Solomon), as their origin is derived by the learned Scalier, with every appearance of truth, from the Kassideans, a fraternity of Jewish devotees, who, in the language of Laurie, had associated together as 'Knights of the Temple of Jerusalem.'...From the Essenians Pythagoras derived much, if not all, of the knowledge and the ceremonies with which he clothed the esoteric school of his philosophy.
    -- Albert Mackey

    #Philosophy #School #Knights

  • If, anywhere, brethren of a particular religious belief have been excluded from this Degree [18° Knight Rose Croix], it merely shows how gravely the purposes and plan of Masonry may be misunderstood. For whenever the door of any Degree is closed against him who believes in one God and the soul's immortality, on account of the other tenets of his faith, that Degree is Masonry no longer.
    -- Albert Pike

    #Religious #Believe #Knights

  • I have so many [on-set Glee BFFs]. I love Kevin (McHale). I love Amber (Riley); Amber and I are essentially the same person, even though one’s fiercer than the other—don’t tell her it’s me. I love Chris Colfer, he’s a gem. Melissa (Benoist) and Blake (Jenner), I love them. We’re such a tight-knight family because we spend so much time together.
    -- Alex Newell

    #Bff #Knights #Together

  • She hath no loyal knight and true, The Lady of Shalott.
    -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

    #Knights #Loyal

  • The fact that a knight is temporarily on the edge of the board is of no great significance.
    -- Anatoly Karpov

    #Knights #Chess #Facts

  • And, of course, I began drawing so much - wild, undisciplined pencil drawings and watercolors of knights battling and such.
    -- Andrew Wyeth

    #Knights #Drawing #Undisciplined

  • Her father said she was a princess. He did not see that she was a brave knight.
    -- Anne Ursu

    #Father #Princess #Knights

  • 'The Dark Knight' is a really good movie that reached both critics and mainstream audiences.
    -- Anurag Kashyap

    #Dark #Knights #Good Movie

  • How vain are our fears! I thought to myself. Sometimes we fear that which our opponent (or fate) had never even considered! After this, then, is it any longer worthwhile to rack one's brain to find new ghosts to fear? No, indeed: All hail optimism! - upon playing Hermanis Mattison after he overlooked an unusual knight manouevre.
    -- Aron Nimzowitsch

    #Fate #Knights #Optimism

  • The code of the knight is still the code of the gentleman today.
    -- Baden Powell de Aquino

    #Wisdom #Knights #Gentleman

  • I've always supported myself. I like the sense of knowing exactly where I stand financially, but there is a side of me that longs for a knight in shining armor.
    -- Barbara Feldon

    #Knights #Knowing #Shining

  • The judge is not the knight-errant, roaming at will in pursuit of his own ideal of beauty or of goodness.
    -- Benjamin Cardozo

    #Knights #Judging #Roaming

  • A Marine should be sworn to the patient endurance of hardships, like the ancient knights; and it is not the least of these necessary hardships to have to serve with sailors.
    -- Bernard Law Montgomery

    #Marine #Knights #Endurance

  • In the family of continents, Africa is the silent, the brooding sister, courted for centuries by knight-errant empires - rejecting them one by one and severally, because she is too sage and a little bored with the importunity of it all.
    -- Beryl Markham

    #Knights #Bored #Sage

  • I've never had a very quiet voice. I tried in choir to make it smaller, and it just didn't work out. And I listened to a lot of soul music when I was growing up on my own accord. But I was mostly into Mama Cass and Gladys Knight, and they all had big voices too; just different than mine.
    -- Beth Ditto

    #Growing Up #Voice #Knights

  • I was the adoring son of a Welsh-Irish father, a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, a Catholic Knight of Columbus who was a blue-collar, trade union organizer and, not surprisingly, a fervid Nixon-hater.
    -- Bob Gunton

    #Father #Son #Knights

  • I could give any woman in the world a piece and a move; to Gaprindashvili even, a knight.
    -- Bobby Fischer

    #Women #Moving #Knights

  • Son, my name isn't Knight to you, it's Coach Knight or it's Mr. Knight. I don't call people by their last name and neither should you.
    -- Bobby Knight

    #Basketball #Son #Knights

  • Then when Gladys Knight came in to do my songs that was the straw that broke the camel's back.
    -- Brenda Holloway

    #Song #Knights #Camels

  • Maybe all young men who love us become knights in shining armor when we love them back.
    -- Cameron Dokey

    #Men #Knights #Shining

  • For so long, it was just my secret. It burned inside me, and I felt like I was carrying something important, something that made me who I was and made me different from everybody else. I took it with me everywhere, and there was never a moment when I wasn't aware of it. It was like I was totally awake, like I could feel every nerve ending in my body. Sometimes my skin would almost hurt from the force of it, that's how strong it was. Like my whole body was buzzing or something. I felt almost, I don't know, noble, like a medieval knight or something, carrying this secret love around with me.
    -- Carolyn Parkhurst

    #Hurt #Strong #Knights

  • I want to keep on living forever and watching heroes and fools and knights go up and down, into the world and out. I want to keep being myself and mind the work that minds me. Work is not always a hard thing that looms over your years. Sometimes, work is the gift of the world to the wanting.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Hero #Knights #Years

  • So most people go around with grimy machinery, when all it would take is a bit of spit and polish to make them paladins once more, bold knights and true.
    -- Catherynne M. Valente

    #Knights #People #Spit

  • I have had the privilege of working with the best in the business, from photographers to designers to magazines. There's not much more to ask for but I'm still looking forward to one day working with photographers Mert and Marcus, Tim Walker and Nick Knight.
    -- Chanel Iman

    #Knights #One Day #Magazines

  • Toil is the true knight's pastime.
    -- Charles Kingsley

    #Knights #Toil #Pastime

  • Every Great Story deserves a Great Ending and 'The Dark Knight Rises' is our Attempt to give that GREAT story, a GREAT ENDING.
    -- Christopher Nolan

    #Dark #Knights #Giving

  • Langdon turned to Sophie. "Who is that? What... happened?" Teabing hobbled over. "You were rescued by a knight brandishing an Excalibur made by Acme Orthopedic.
    -- Dan Brown

    #Knights #Over You #Sophie

  • A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on. Knight, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: "You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong." Knight turned the machine off and on. The machine worked.
    -- Danny Hillis

    #Cycling #Knights #Broken

  • Confidence is one thing, disrespect is quite another. (Justice Elizabeth Knight)
    -- David Baldacci

    #Knights #Justice #Disrespect

  • This China trade deal is basically like the Bobby Knight of trade deals. You know, you abuse, you abuse, you abuse, and then they say 'Well, OK, we'll let you try one more time.'
    -- David E. Bonior

    #Knights #Abuse #Trying

  • A crucial Elite group behind the Civil War was the Knights of the Golden Circle, again based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    -- David Icke

    #War #Knights #Ohio

  • And at thirty-eight a brilliant exponent of arms and a knight of the great fighting and religious Order of St John, the Chevalier de Villegagnon had absolutely no use for common sense himself, but respected it in the laity.
    -- Dorothy Dunnett

    #Religious #Fighting #Knights

  • The idea that Bill Gates has appeared like a knight in shining armor to lead all customers out of a mire of technological chaos neatly ignores the fact that it was he who, by peddling second-rate technology, led them into it in the first place.
    -- Douglas Adams

    #Technology #Knights #Ideas

  • Don't listen to the lies, I swear they all lies. You know I could be your knight in shining Armor All tires.
    -- Drake

    #Lying #Humble #Knights

  • The sword was a very elegant weapon in the days of the samurai. You had honor and chivalry much like the knights, and yet it was a gruesome and horrific weapon.
    -- Dustin Diamond

    #Knights #Honor #Samurai

  • The world's male chivalry has perished out, but women are knights-errant to the last; and, if Cervantes had been greater still, he had made his Don a Donna.
    -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    #Courage #Knights #Bravery

  • Oi’m always noble, sir; it’s in my blood. ’As been ever since Oi ate that knight a few years back. Why?
    -- Elizabeth Haydon

    #Knights #Blood #Years

  • My handsome Knight of Night came over to me and kissed me softly on the cheek.
    -- Ellen Schreiber

    #Night #Knights #Handsome

  • I have added these principles to the law: get the Knights into action before both Bishops are developed
    -- Emanuel Lasker

    #Knights #Law #Principles

  • To refer to the oft mooted question, "Which piece is stronger, the Bishop or the Knight?" it is clear that the value of the Bishop undergoes greater changes than that of the Knight.
    -- Emanuel Lasker

    #Knights #Stronger #Bishops

  • The honor of a gentleman demands the inviolability of his word, and the incorruptibility of his principles. He is the descendent of the knight, the crusader; he is the defender of the defenseless and the champion of justice--or he is not a gentleman.
    -- Emily Post

    #Knights #Justice #Champion

  • He reads histories and mythologies and fairy tales, wondering why it seems that only girls are ever swept away from their mundane lives on farms by knights or princes or wolves. It strikes him as unfair to not have the same fanciful opportunity himself. And he is not in the position to do any rescuing of his own.
    -- Erin Morgenstern

    #Girl #Opportunity #Knights

  • I've been waiting nearly twenty years to have my own light saber. Nothing's cooler than being a Jedi Knight.
    -- Ewan McGregor

    #Knights #Light #Years

  • Cinderella said to snow white, how does love get so off course? All I wanted was a white knight with a good heart, soft touch, fast horse.
    -- Faith Hill

    #Horse #Heart #Knights

  • I certainly do not lament the decadence of knight errantry, nor wish to exchange the protection of the laws for that of the doughtiest champion who ever set lance in rest; but I do, in truth, believe that this knightly sensitiveness of honorable feeling is the best antidote to the petty soul-degrading transactions of every-day life, and that the total want of it is one reason why this free-born race care so very little for the vulgar virtue called probity.
    -- Frances Trollope

    #Believe #Law #Knights

  • My Sin City heroes are knights in dirty, blood-caked armor. They bring justice to a world that gives them no medals, no praise, no reward. That world, that city, often kills them for their brave service.
    -- Frank Miller

    #Dirty #Hero #Knights

  • No female - young, old, black or white - could ever play the knight-on-charger with meager experience. If she presented herself as the human embodiment of national unity and world peace, everyone would have fallen down laughing.
    -- Froma Harrop

    #Knights #Play #White

  • You saved me again," she told him with a starstruck gaze. He cupped her cheek and gave her a tender smile in the dark. "Because you are my princess and I am your knight.
    -- Gaelen Foley

    #Princess #Dark #Knights

  • True knights protect the weak.” He snorted. “There are no true knights, no more than there are gods. If you can’t protect yourself, die and get out of the way of those who can. Sharp steel and strong arms rule this world, don’t ever believe any different.” Sansa backed away from him. “You’re awful.” “I’m honest. It’s the world that’s awful.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Strong #Believe #Knights

  • It was the easiest thing in the world for Arya to step up behind him and stab him. “Is there gold hidden in the village?” she shouted as she drove the blade up through his back. “Is there silver? Gems?” She stabbed twice more. “Is there food? Where is Lord Beric?” She was on top of him by then, still stabbing. “Where did he go? How many men were with him? How many knights? How many bowmen? How many, how many, how many, how many, how many, how many? is there gold in the village?
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Men #Knights #Gold

  • An admiral without ships, a hand without fingers, in service of a king without a throne. Is this a knight who comes before us, or the answer to a child's riddle?
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Kings #Children #Knights

  • Lords are gold and knights steel, but two links can't make a chain. You also need silver and iron and lead, tin and copper and bronze and all the rest, and those are farmers and smiths and merchants and the like. A chain needs all sorts of metals, and a land needs all sorts of people.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Knights #Land #Two

  • These old knights are more cunning than you think, or they would never have lived to see their first grey hair.
    -- George R. R. Martin

    #Thinking #Knights #Hair

  • The next day, to the joy of all of Arthur's court, Sir Gareth was wed to the fair Lady Lyonesse of Cornwall. All who beheld the couple declared that ne'er had so handsome a knight wed so beautiful a maiden. At the same time, Sir Gaheris was wedded to the Lady Lynet, younger sister to the Lady Lyonesse. They looked alright too.
    -- Gerald Morris

    #Beautiful #Couple #Knights

  • How did they know that I was the one who saved them?" "They don't. You're the third knight they've celebrated over since it happened.
    -- Gerald Morris

    #Knights #Thirds

  • I said you lie, knave!” shouted Beaumains, drawing his sword. “And for telling such craven falsehoods, you must die!” The knight looked plaintively at Roger. “What’s wrong with this fellow?” He was dropped on his head when he was a baby,” answered Roger.
    -- Gerald Morris

    #Baby #Lying #Knights

  • We are no longer the knights who say Ni! We are now the knights who say ekki-ekki-ekki-pitang-zoom-boing!
    -- Graham Chapman

    #Change #Knights #Zoom

  • I found the offer of a knighthood something that I couldn't possibly accept. I found it to be somehow squalid, a knighthood. There's a relationship to government about knights.
    -- Harold Pinter

    #Knights #Government #Knighthood

  • Consider the idea of a God who is essentially sadness and longing, yearning to reveal himself, to know himself through a being who knows him, thereby depending on that being who is still himself - yet who in this sense creates Him. Here we have a vision which has never been professed outside of a few errant knights of mysticism. To profess this essential bipolarity of the divine essence is not to confuse creator and created, creature and creation. It is to experience the irrevocable solidarity between the Fravarti and its Soul, in the battle they undertake for each other`s sake.
    -- Henry Corbin

    #Sadness #Knights #Essence

  • My first career ambitions involved turning into a boy; I intended to be either a railway guard or a knight errant.
    -- Hilary Mantel

    #Ambition #Boys #Knights

  • The Bishop and Knight, in contradistinction to the Queen and Rook, are called Minor Pieces.
    -- Howard Staunton

    #Queens #Knights #Bishops

  • Knight saved it with his back arm
    -- Ian Brown

    #Football #Knights #Arms

  • I am in love with no other than myself, and my very separation is my union... I am my beloved and my lover; I am my knight and my maiden.
    -- Ibn Arabi

    #Spiritual #Knights #Unions

  • The Beast Lord walked out of the warehouse. The screen went dark. My knight in furry armor. Saiman opened his mouth. "This is why I didn't. Personally, I think your smile is inappropriate.
    -- Ilona Andrews

    #Dark #Thinking #Knights

  • Knights are cavalry, bishops are archers, rooks are cannons and queens are wizards.
    -- Jacob Aagaard

    #Queens #Archer #Knights

  • The story of Ulysses and Agamemnon and Menelaus, of Jesus, of the Good Knight of Chaucer, lives in every one of us.
    -- James Lee Burke

    #Jesus #Knights #Agamemnon

  • I bet you Cinderella didn't get along with Prince Charming's friends. Oh sure, the knights and barons probably put up with her on account that she was pretty and had such dainty feet and all, but you should know every duchess and contess in the kingdom hated her guts.
    -- Janette Rallison

    #Feet #Knights #Kingdoms

  • You see, you don’t want me to love you. You want the version you’ve made up. The knight, even though I’m the dragon and I always will be.
    -- Jeaniene Frost

    #Love You #Knights #Dragons

  • I can see why you opted out of Knight training,” I countered. “They’d have ‘accidentally’ killed you before you made it to adulthood.
    -- Jenna Black

    #Knights #Training #Made

  • I therefore have to use The Force. And weirdly, this doesn't work very well. I don't understand why, because on the last census, I put my religion down as Jedi Knight...
    -- Jeremy Clarkson

    #Knights #Use #Lasts

  • When you live in holiness, when you really try to stop sinning, you become braver. You become more courageous, you become a man of your word. You become a man of conviction that you're not willing to sell out and you're really a true knight in shining armour.
    -- Jim Caviezel

    #Men #Knights #Shining

  • This knight was indeed a valiant gentleman; but not a little given to romance, when he spake of himself.
    -- John Evelyn

    #Knights #Romance #Gentleman

  • Enclosure, upon its completion, was the record which represented the achievement of all the musical goals I had been aiming at for the previous 5 years. It was recorded simultaneously with Black Knights' Medieval Chamber, and as different as the two albums appear to be, they represent one investigative creative thought process. What I learned from one fed directly into the other. Enclosure is presently my last word on the musical statement which began with PBX.
    -- John Frusciante

    #Knights #Years #Two

  • Christopher Nolan's astounding third Batman feature, 'The Dark Knight Rises,' represents the true maturation of the superhero movie - and provides the key to understanding the bottomless craving moviegoers have for these films, 34 years after the Christopher Reeve Superman gave birth to the genre.
    -- John Podhoretz

    #Dark #Keys #Knights

  • Because he's the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now. So we'll hunt him. Because he can take it. Because he's not our hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector. A dark knight.
    -- Jonathan Nolan

    #Hero #Dark #Knights

  • The weaker the player the more terrible the Knight is to him, but as a player increases in strength the value of the Bishop becomes more evident to him, and of course there is, or should be, a corresponding decease in his estimation of the value of the Knight as compared to the bishop.
    -- Jose Raul Capablanca

    #Player #Knights #Bishops

  • Although the Knight is generally considered to be on a par with the Bishop in strength, the latter piece is somehat stronger in the majority of cases in which they are opposed to each other.
    -- Jose Raul Capablanca

    #Knights #Stronger #Majority

  • There are a sort of knight-errants in the world, who, quite contrary to those in romance, are perpetually seeking adventures to bring virgins into distress, and to ruin innocence. When men of rank and figure pass away their lives in these criminal pursuits and practices, they ought to consider that they render themselves more vile and despicable than any innocent man can be, whatever low station his fortune or birth have placed him in.
    -- Joseph Addison

    #Adventure #Men #Knights

  • The Knight in the triumph of his heart made several 6 reflections on thegreatness of the British Nation; as, that one Englishman could beat three Frenchmen; that we could never be in danger of Popery so long as we took care of our fleet; that theThames was thenoblest river in Europe; that London Bridge was a greater piece of work than any of the Seven Wonders of the World; with many other honest prejudices which naturally cleave to the heart of a true Englishman.
    -- Joseph Addison

    #Heart #Reflection #Knights

  • Languages are something of a mess. They evolve over centuries through an unplanned, democratic process that leaves them teeming with irregularities, quirks, and words like 'knight.'
    -- Joshua Foer

    #Knights #Language #Century

  • For a real knight, rescuing maidens would be an everyday event." ... "Perhaps a true knight saves himself for the right maiden
    -- Karen Hawkins

    #Real #Knights #Everyday

  • He was reading from the beginning so that he could get to the end, where the reader was assured that the knight and the fair maiden lived together happily ever after.
    -- Kate DiCamillo

    #Reading #Knights #Together

  • To me, Batman is definately Bruce Wayne's darker side. The challenge is playing it as two separate aspects of the same person. I have to create the illusion of a Dark Knight, who's mysterious and strong.
    -- Kevin Conroy

    #Strong #Dark #Knights

  • I should have blown this mic like I said I might Got the force of 20 men like a Jedi Knight.
    -- Kwame

    #Men #Knights #Hip Hop

  • While some are as loathe to trade a Bishop for a Knight as a Cadillac for a Chevrolet, others are prepared to do so without hesitation.
    -- Larry Evans

    #Knights #Bishops #Cadillacs

  • Tis going, I own, like the Knight of the Woeful Countenance, in quest of melancholy adventures--but I know not how it is, but I am never so perfectly conscious of the existence of a soul within me, as when I am entangled in them.
    -- Laurence Sterne

    #Adventure #Knights #Soul

  • Diabetes is passed that way -- over and down, like a knight in chess.
    -- Maile Meloy

    #Knights #Chess #Way

  • In times gone by there lived a Count of Ponthieu, who loved chivalry and the pleasures of the world beyond measure, and moreover was a stout knight and a gallant gentleman
    -- Marie de France

    #Knights #Gentleman #Gone

  • When I read Frank Miller's 'The Dark Knight Returns', I think it's a wonderful record of the Reagan era. I think it's amazing. This is the time I lived in.
    -- Max Brooks

    #Dark #Thinking #Knights

  • American capitalism has been both overpraised and overindicted. It is neither the Plumed Knight nor the monstrous Robber Baron.
    -- Max Lerner

    #Knights #Robber Baron #Capitalism

  • "My aim is to institute perpetual adoration," spoke St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe, Franciscan priest and founder of the Knights of the Immaculata. For he said that this is "the most important activity," and "if half of the Brothers would work, and the other half pray, this would not require too much."
    -- Maximilian Kolbe

    #Brother #Knights #Important

  • Snow, get behind me!" Charming shouted as he leaped to his feet. "I'll handle this brute." "Billy", the teacher cried. "This is the twenty-first century, Women don't need the white knight routine anymore. I can fight my own battles.
    -- Michael Buckley

    #Teacher #Fighting #Knights

  • 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

    #Knights #Mad #Causes

  • It is not the responsibility of knights errant to discover whether the afflicted, the enchained and the oppressed whom they encounter on the road are reduced to these circumstances and suffer this distress for their vices, or for their virtues: the knight's sole responsibility is to succour them as people in need, having eyes only for their sufferings, not for their misdeeds.
    -- Miguel de Cervantes

    #Eye #Responsibility #Knights

  • A knight ending is really a pawn ending.
    -- Mikhail Botvinnik

    #Knights #Pawns #Chess

  • Fischer is Fischer, but a knight is a knight!
    -- Mikhail Tal

    #Women #Knights #Chess

  • God is no White Knight who charges into the world to pluck us like distressed damsels from the jaws of dragons, or diseases. God chooses to become present to and through us. It is up to us to rescue one another.
    -- Nancy Mairs

    #God #Knights #Dragons