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Quotations About / On: FOOTBALL

  • 1.
    Football strategy does not originate in a scrimmage: it is useless to expect solutions in a political compaign.
    (Walter Lippmann (1889-1974), U.S. journalist. A Preface to Politics, ch. 3 (1914).)
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  • 2.
    ... in the minds of search committees there is the lingering question: Can she manage the football coach?
    (Donna E. Shalala (b. 1941), U.S. educator and government official. As quoted in the New York Times, p. C4 (October 20, 1994). At this time, Shalala was the U. S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, as well as the former Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin. She was speaking of the reluctance of University President search committees to select women candidates.)
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  • 3.
    Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
    (George F. Will (b. 1941), U.S. political columnist. International Herald Tribune (Paris, May 7, 1990).)
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  • 4.
    Kick on life like a football with the muse of the laws; under the works of righteousness.

    By Edward Kofi Louis.
    (wisdom.)
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  • 5.
    Idon't enjoy getting knocked about on a football field for other people's amusement. I enjoy it if I'm being paid a lot for it.
    (David Storey (b. 1933), British screenwriter, and Lindsay Anderson. Frank (Richard Harris), This Sporting Life, about being a professional rugby player. Based On The Novel by Dav.)
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  • 6.
    You can't be a Real Country unless you have A BEER and an airline—it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.
    (Frank Zappa (1940-1993), U.S. rock musician, and Peter Occhiogrosso. The Real Frank Zappa Book, ch. 12 (1989).)
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  • 7.
    A society that presumes a norm of violence and celebrates aggression, whether in the subway, on the football field, or in the conduct of its business, cannot help making celebrities of the people who would destroy it.
    (Lewis H. Lapham (b. 1935), U.S. essayist, editor. "Citizen Goetz," Harper's (New York, March 1985).)
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  • 8.
    When the child is twelve, your wife buys her a splendidly silly article of clothing called a training bra. To train what? I never had a training jock. And believe me, when I played football, I could have used a training jock more than any twelve-year-old needs a training bra.
    (Bill Cosby (20th century), U.S. comedian. Fatherhood, ch. 6 (1986).)
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  • 9.
    Being a woman is of special interest only to aspiring transsexuals. To actual women, it is simply a good reason not to play football.
    (Fran Lebowitz (b. 1950), U.S. humorist. Metropolitan Life, part 4 (1978). In a critical discussion of "women's" magazines.)
  • 10.
    Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.
    (Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982), U.S. poet. "Moonlighting on Yale Field," Riders on Earth (1978).)
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