„India wants to avoid a war at all costs but it is not a one-sided affair, you cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.“
— Indíra Gándhí Indian politician and Prime Minister 1917 - 1984
Press conference, New Delhi (October 19, 1971), quoted in "Indian and Pakistani Armies Confront Each Other Along Borders" by Sydney H. Schanberg, The New York Times (October 20, 1971), page 6C.
— Herbert N. Casson Canadian journalist and writer 1869 - 1951
Herbert N. Casson cited in: The International Chemical Worker Vol. 13-15 (1953). p. 192
— Lloyd Alexander American children's writer 1924 - 2007
„When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick up anything.“
— Alex Haley African American biographer, screenwriter, and novelist 1921 - 1992
„Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan's spell“
— Don McLean American Singer and songwriter 1945
Context: So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick Jack Flash sat on a candlestick 'Cause fire is the Devil's only friend Oh, and as I watched him on the stage My hands were clenched in fists of rage No angel born in hell Could break that Satan's spell And as the flames climbed high into the night To light the sacrificial rite I saw Satan laughing with delight The day the music died.
— Ludovico Ariosto Italian poet 1474 - 1533
Canto XXVII, stanza 63 (tr. W. S. Rose)
— George Jean Nathan American drama critic and magazine editor 1882 - 1958
" Undeveloped Notes http://books.google.com/books?id=xIEcAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA137#v=onepage," The Smart Set (August 1922) The World in Falseface http://books.google.com/books?id=7rlEAAAAIAAJ&q=%22No+man+can+think+clearly+when+his+fists+are+clenched%22&pg=PA21#v=onepage (1923)
— Tom Lehrer American singer-songwriter and mathematician 1928
"National Brotherhood Week"