„I made public the resolution to abstain from wine, which had been hidden in the treasury of my breast The victorious servants, in accordance with the illustrious order, dashed upon the earth of contempt and destruction the flagons and the cups, and the other utensils in gold and silver, which in their number and their brilliance were like the stars of the firmament They dashed them in pieces, as, God willing! soon will be dashed the gods of the idolaters, - and they distributed the fragments among the poor and needy.“
„This is my belief: that through difficulties and problems God gives us the opportunity to grow. So when your hopes and dreams and goals are dashed, search among the wreckage, you may find a golden opportunity hidden in the ruins.“
— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 11th President of India, scientist and science administrator 1931 - 2015
— Dorothy Parker American poet, short story writer, critic and satirist 1893 - 1967
„"Now! Dasher, now! Dancer, now! Prancer, and Vixen,
"On! Comet, on! Cupid, on! Dunder and Blixem;
"To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
"Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!"“
— Clement Clarke Moore American biblical scholar 1779 - 1863
A Visit from St. Nicholas (1823).
„That water which falls from some Alpine height is dashed, broken, and will murmur loudly, but grows limpid by its fall.“
— Pietro Metastasio Italian poet and librettist (born 3 January 1698, died 12 April 1782) 1698 - 1782
Alcide al Bivio (1760), scene 5.
„That passage is what I call the sublime dashed to pieces by cutting too close with the fiery four-in-hand round the corner of nonsense.“
— Samuel Taylor Coleridge English poet, literary critic and philosopher 1772 - 1834
9 May 1830.
„Meanwhile the hooked weapons of their enemies were not idle, and our wretched countrymen were dragged from the wall and dashed against the ground.“
— Gildas British monk, historian and saint 500 - 570
Section 19. Gildas here describes post-Roman Britons on Hadrian's Wall defending it against the Scots and Picts below. This bizarre image, familiar to students of British history for generations, is belied by a more recent translation which runs, ""Meanwhile there was no respite from the barbed spears flung by their naked opponents, which tore our wretched countrymen from the walls and dashed them to the ground."" (Michael Winterbottom (trans.) Gildas: The Ruin of Britain and Other Works (1978) p. 23).
„Allah's Apostle said, "In Paradise there is a pavilion made of a single hollow pearl sixty miles wide, in each corner of which there are wives who will not see those in the other corners; and the believers will visit and enjoy them. And there are two gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of silver; and two other gardens, the utensils and contents of which are made of so-and-so (i. e. gold) and nothing will prevent the people staying in the Garden of Eden from seeing their Lord except the curtain of Majesty over His Face."“
— Muhammad Arabian religious leader and the founder of Islam 570 - 632
Narrated Abdullah bin Qais, in Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 402
— Dietrich Bonhoeffer German Lutheran pastor, theologian, dissident anti-Nazi 1906 - 1945
„Unless I am dashing off a snippy reply to a stalker (for instance), my correspondence tends to strive for the spirit of Nietzsche’s gangasrotogati.“
— David Woodard American writer, conductor and businessman 1964
— 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