„I didn't want the rear ones to see me touching off the front ones. I was afraid they would drop down and pump a volley into me.“

—  Alvin C. York, Context: There were over thirty of them in continuous action, and all I could do was touch the Germans off just as fast as I could. I was sharpshooting. I don't think I missed a shot. It was no time to miss. In order to sight me or to swing their machine guns on me, the Germans had to show their heads above the trench, and every time I saw a head I just touched it off. All the time I kept yelling at them to come down. I didn't want to kill any more than I had to. But it was they or I. And I was giving them the best I had. Suddenly a German officer and five men jumped out of the trench and charged me with fixed bayonets. I changed to the old automatic and just touched them off too. I touched off the sixth man first, then the fifth, then the fourth, then the third and so on. I wanted them to keep coming. I didn't want the rear ones to see me touching off the front ones. I was afraid they would drop down and pump a volley into me. — and I got hold of the German major, and he told me if I wouldn't kill any more of them he would make them quit firing. So I told him all right, if he would do it now. So he blew a little whistle, and they quit shooting and come down and gave up. Account of 8 October 1918.
Alvin C. York photo
Alvin C. York
1887 - 1964
Publicidade

Citações relacionadas

Orson Scott Card photo
Kamisese Mara photo

„I had been in touch with a lot of people I thought would stand by me in the front row of the scrum, (I) didn't know it was going to collapse.“

—  Kamisese Mara President of Fiji 1920 - 2004
(Quotes from an interview conducted in 2001, broadcast on Fijian television partially on 30 April 2001, and fully on 29 April 2004).

Publicidade
Michael Ondaatje photo
Alvin C. York photo
Fernando Pessoa photo

„I sleep and I unsleep. On the other side of me, beyond where I lie down, the silence of the house touches infinity. I hear time falling, drop by drop, and no falling drop is heard falling.“

—  Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
Original: Durmo e desdurmo. Do outro lado de mim, lá para trás de onde jazo, o silêncio da casa toca no infinito. Oiço cair o tempo, gota a gota, e nenhuma gota que cai se ouve cair. Ibid., p. 59

Marilyn Monroe photo
Ricky Williams photo

„I wouldn’t eat a chicken if it dropped dead in front of me holding up a sign that said, ‘Eat Me.“

—  Ricky Williams All-American college football players, professional football players, running back 1977
About his vegetarianism. "Ricky Williams: Taking the Veggie Plunge" by Jennifer Santiago, PETAWorld.com (23 March 2006) https://archive.is/20060323231702/http://www.petaworld.com/RickyWilliams.asp#selection-803.0-803.117.

Cassandra Clare photo
Publicidade
Kurt Cobain photo
Bob Dylan photo
Gaston Leroux photo
Publicidade
Stephen Chbosky photo
Orson Scott Card photo
Haruki Murakami photo
Chuck Palahniuk photo
Próximo