Quotations About / On: GOLF

  • 1.
    'Writing is a lot like playing golf...but with unlimited mulligans'
    (From 'Writers Block ' by Jack Kennedy)
  • 2.
    Croquet balls near wickets, golf balls in thickets, are seldom respecters of the rights of crickets
    (Saiom Shriver)
  • 3.
    If there is any larceny in a man, golf will bring it out.
    (Paul Gallico (1897-1976), U.S. novelist. New York Times (March 6, 1977).)
  • 4.
    If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
    (Jack Lemmon (b. 1925), U.S. actor. Sports Illustrated (New York, Dec. 9, 1985).)
  • 5.
    Golf is a good walk spoiled.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. Attributed, quoted in "Golf," Greatly Exaggerated, ed. Alex Ayres (1988).)
  • 6.
    A golf course is nothing but a pool room moved outdoors.
    (Frank Butler (1890-1967), British screenwriter, and Frank Cavett (1907-1973), U.S. screenwriter. Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald), Going My Way, after turning down an invitation to go golfing because of the profanity heard there (1944).)
  • 7.
    Much like a mosquito that has landed on a VW hatchback, I am a sucker for golf.
    (Mosquitoes | Sport)
  • 8.
    Playing the golf! And, the ball went into the hole for your to win.
  • 9.
    Golf is a fine relief from the tensions of office, but we are a little tired of holding the bag.
    (Adlai Stevenson (1900-1965), U.S. Democratic politician. Quoted in Leon Harris, The Fine Art of Political Wit, ch. 10 (1964). Referring to President Eisenhower's passion for golf.)
  • 10.
    Einstein is not ... merely an artist in his moments of leisure and play, as a great statesman may play golf or a great soldier grow orchids. He retains the same attitude in the whole of his work. He traces science to its roots in emotion, which is exactly where art is also rooted.
    (Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), British psychologist. The Dance of Life, ch. 3 (1923).)
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