„The Mirlitons in the Place Vendôme, opposite the column! What a crush! A lot of people, a lot of women, and a lot of nonsense! It's a crush made up of gloved hands manipulating tortoiseshell or gold lorgnettes; but it's a crush all the same!“
„[Nehru once told Mookerjee: "We will crush you!"... He replied:] We will crush this crushing mentality.“
— Syama Prasad Mookerjee Indian politician 1901 - 1953
Cited by A.B. Vajpayee and quoted from Elst, Koenraad (2001). Decolonizing the Hindu mind: Ideological development of Hindu revivalism. New Delhi: Rupa. p.158
„When it was clear that I was leaving Ajax [in 1973], I was sent all kinds of poisonous messages and lots more of that kind of nonsense. But the worst thing for me was that Ajax gave my mother, who had always done her best for the club, an inferior seat in the stadium. Behind a pole. That absolutely crushed me.“
— Johan Cruyff Dutch association football player 1947 - 2016
reported in Johan Cruyff (2016). My Turn: The Autobiography.
„I see lots of people everywhere, one lot going one way and the other lot going in the opposite way, as a rule.“
— L. S. Lowry British visual artist 1887 - 1976
Response in a letter to David Carr 9 Dec 1943 concerning his style L. S. Lowry - A Biography by Shelley Rhode Lowry Press 1999 .
— Leonard Ravenhill British writer 1907 - 1994
— Jean Paul Sartre French existentialist philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary ... 1905 - 1980
Act 2, sc. 4
— Samuel Rogers British poet 1763 - 1855
III, l. 16-7.
„The terrorists envision a world in which religious freedom is denied, women are oppressed, and all dissent is crushed“
— George W. Bush 43rd President of the United States 1946
Context: To uphold the Charter's promise of peace and security in the 21st century, we must also confront the ideology of the terrorists. At its core, the struggle against extremists is a battle of ideas. The terrorists envision a world in which religious freedom is denied, women are oppressed, and all dissent is crushed. The nations of this chamber must present a more hopeful alternative, a vision where people can speak freely, and worship as they choose, and pursue their dreams in liberty.
— Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941
— André Gernez French physician 1923 - 2014
From La cinécellulaire: extrait des mises au point de la biologie, personal notes (2008)
„It's a crushing right hand and that must finish it! It must finish it! Tyson cannot get up from that, surely. He will be counted out. Lennox Lewis seals his place in history forever and closes the book on Mike Tyson!“
— Ian Darke British association football and boxing commentator 1950
Lennox Lewis vs. Mike Tyson https://listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=kD9Cf_dAVdg (8 June 2002).
„Here's a song I made up while I was watching Xena the Warrior Princess with the sound off. It's a fact. I had a secret crush on Xena. It was a secret to me too. I wouldn't admit it. She's pretty fuckin' tough. She has a good yell... she kills the stupid gladiators with the log-trap. Release the log-trap! She releases the log-trap and they all get... crushed. They'd all wanna be with her if they could, but unfortunately they're not on her side. It's a lot better with the sound off. Really, it is. And the song didn't have anything to do with Xena... but... I was about half a bottle through Jameson's... if that makes any sense.“
— Elliott Smith American singer-songwriter 1969 - 2003
before playing "Between the Bars" at a concert in 1996. http://www.archive.org/details/esmith2006-09-25..flacf.