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"It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind in past ages that the only way of preventing civilized men from beating and kicking their wives is to organize games in which they can kick and beat balls."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"What is both surprising and delightful is that spectators are allowed, and even expected, to join in the vocal part of the game.... There is no reason why the field should not try to put the batsman off his stroke at the critical moment by neatly timed disparagements of his wife's fidelity and his mother's respectability."
Author: Shaw Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us."
Author: Whitman Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly. Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime. That's the toughest part of the day."
Author: Jordan Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"Boxing has become America's tragic theater."
Author: Oates Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"I'm tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
Author: Jordan Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"If I weren't earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming."
"If you got the game, you got the game. That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman."
"Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game."
"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."
"The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them."
"These are my new shoes. They're good shoes. They won't make you rich like me, they won't make you rebound like me, they definitely won't make you handsome like me. They'll only make you have shoes like me. That's it."
"So you wish to conquer in the Olympic games, my friend? And I too, by the Gods, and a fine thing it would be! But first mark the conditions and the consequences, and then set to work. You will have to put yourself under discipline; to eat by rule, to avoid cakes and sweetmeats; to take exercise at the appointed hour whether you like it or no, in cold and heat; to abstain from cold drinks and from wine at your will; in a word, to give yourself over to the trainer as to a physician. Then in the conflict itself you are likely enough to dislocate your wrist or twist your ankle, to swallow a great deal of dust, or to be severely thrashed, and, after all these things, to be defeated."
Author: Epictetus Quotes Category: Sports Quotes
"We think the recent sell-off has created some tremendous opportunities in the money center banks and the brokers, ... We'd be putting money into J.P. Morgan, which has had some lending to many of these companies that have had [accounting] problems. Citibank, we think, is going to do quite well and Morgan Dean Witter. So play off this negativity, buy some of these very good companies at very good prices."
Author: Katz Quotes Category: Sports Quotes Bankers And Banking Quotes
"College football is the sport where 80, 000 people show up to watch a Poll Bowl, half of them wearing one color, half of them wearing another color. This is important because 80, 000 people wearing any color never filled a stadium to watch a math quiz."
"We pray so the legislators and senators and everybody get support from everybody. We want what's best for our country."
"Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk."
"Fans don't boo nobodies."
"Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air."

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