The rule is, jam to-morrow and jam yesterdaybut never jam to-day.Dodgson: 1871 The White Queen. Through the Looking-Glass, ch.5,'Wool and Water'.
Non est jam dicere, "Ut populus, sic sacerdos"; quia nec si populus, ut sacerdos.bernard of clairvaux: One cannot now say, the priest is as the people, for the truth is that the people are not so bad as the priest.
In 1982, when he was 45 and Philadelphia 76er owner Harold Katz was hot after him, the Houston Chronicle's George White asked Elvin Hayes if Chamberlain could still play. "Some things about Wilt, you never forgot," Hayes said. "He was such an awesome physical specimen. To go up under Wilt Chamberlain, to be down there and look up at him when he's towering up over you waiting to dunk, was a terrifying picture. To see him poised up there, knowing he was about to sweep down with that big jam . . . that must be the most frightening sight in sports. The ball goes shooting through the net and you better have your body covered up because he could really hurt someone. I was scared. Everyone was scared when he got that look in his eye, that don't-try-to-stop-this look that he got when he really wanted it. . . . "I think Russell realized there was no way he could have stopped Wilt if he had been fully intent on making it a two-man game. No one who ever put on a uniform could have done it. When I played him, I kept this foremost in my mind: Above all, don't make him mad. Don't embarrass him. You wanted to keep him quiet as long as possible."wilt chamberlain: Heisler, Mark (1999-10-13). "Larger Than Life". The Los Angeles Times.
“I want to be considered a jazz poet blowing a long blues in an afternoon jam session on Sunday. I take 242 choruses; my ideas vary and sometimes roll from chorus to chorus or from halfway through a chorus to halfway into the next.”Jack Kerouac 'Mexico City Blues' (1959)
Human sexuality is . . . a long way from the depositing of seminal fluid, like squirting jam in a donut.Patterns of Sex, the Mating Urge and our Sexual Future (St. Martin's Press, London & New York, 1980, ISBN 0-312-59811-4), p 14.
In a land of quince jelly, apple butter, apricot jam, blueberry preserves, pear conserves, and lemon marmalade, you always get grape jelly.william least heat-moon: Part One, Chapter 14
The only time I really try for a strikeout is when I'm in a jam. If the bases are loaded with none out, for example, then I'll go for a strikeout. But most of the time I try to throw to spots. I try to get them to pop up or ground out. On a strikeout I might have to throw five or six pitches, sometimes more if there are foul-offs. That tires me. So I just try to get outs. That's what counts — outs. You win with outs, not strikeouts.sandy koufax: As quoted by Jack Orr in My Greatest Day in Baseball', and Baseball's Greatest Quotations : An Illustrated Treasury (2008) by Paul Dickson, p. 302
Ubi jam valideis quassatum est viribus ævi Corpus, et obtuseis ceciderunt viribus artus, Claudicat ingenium delirat linguaque mensque.Lucretius, De Rerum Natura, III. 452
Look these bastards in the eyes, and if anyone attacks you, already decide who will be the one to disconnect the railing where you are, and beat the hell out of them, the no-good bastards! And if you don't have a gun, every one of them has one gun, two guns, maybe three guns. In self-defense, if they attack you, take their goddamn guns from them and use their guns on them! In self-defense. Giuliani is known for taking his police and sending them off in riots. If any one of these bastards riots here today, you take their nightstick the way they did brother Abner Louima and ram it up their behind and jam it down their damn throats!khalid abdul muhammad: Million Youth March (5 September 1998), quoted in The Village Voice (13 October 1998) "The Hunt for Khallid Abdul Muhammad" by Peter Noel
I miss the lack of melody [in current music] as well. I mean, a lot of people think I'm crazy for liking Creed and I like them purely because they sing! I mean, the singer of Creed sings like the guy from Pearl Jam, very close kind of voice. But I like the fact that Creed sing. I don't care if they're a Bible band, Satan band…ozzy osbourne: MTV.com, 2002
Jam portum inveni, Spes et Fortuna valete. Nil mihi vobiscum est, ludite nunc alios.Fortune and Hope farewell! I've found the port;
The man of understanding can no more sit quiet and resigned while his country lets literature decay than a good doctor could sit quiet and contented while some ignorant child was infecting itself with tuberculosis under the impression that it was merely eating jam tarts.ezra pound: p. 33 (ABC of Reading (1934))
Dum deliberamus quando incipiendum sit, incipiere jam serum est. Whilst we deliberate how to begin a thing, it grows too late to begin it.Quintilian, XII. 6. 3.
Hospes nullus tam in amici hospitium divorti potest, quin, ubi triduum continuum fuerit, jam odiosis siet.Whene’er a man is quartered at a friend’s, if he but stay three days, his company they will grow weary of. (translator Thornton)
Non ego omnino lucrum omne esse utile homini existimo. Scio ego, multos jam lucrum luculentos homines reddidit. Est etiam, ubi profecto damnum praestet facere, quam lucrum.Nor do I hold that every kind of gain is always serviceable. Gain, I know, has render’d many great. But there are times when loss should be preferr’d to gain. (translator Thornton)
Jam senior, sed cruda deo viridisque senectus.Cf. Conington's translation:
Mene fugis? Per ego has lacrimas dextramque tuam te (Quando aliud mihi jam miserae nihil ipsa reliqui) Per connubia nostra, per inceptos Hymenaeos; Si bene quid de te merui, fuit aut tibi quidquam Dulce meum, miserere domus labentis, et istam, Oro, si quis adhuc precibus locus, exue mentem.See whom you fly! am I the foe you shun?
Vivite felices, quibus est fortuna peracta Jam sua: nos alia ex aliis in fata vocamur.Cf. Dryden's translation:
Ipsi laetitia voces ad sidera jactant Intonsi montes: ipsae jam carmina rupes, Ipsa sonant arbusta.The mountain-tops unshorn, the rocks, rejoice;
Exemplum autem de responso Ricardi regis Anglorum, facto magistro Fulconi viro bono et sancto…et hic interserere praeter rem non putavi. Cum inter cetera vir ille sanctus regi dixisset; "Tres filias habetis, quae quamdiu penes vos fuerint, nunquam Dei gratiam habere poteritis, superbiam scilicet, luxuriam, et cupiditatem." Cui rex, post modicam quasi pausationem, "Jam," inquit, "maritavi filias istas, et nuptui dedi; Templariis superbiam, nigris monachis luxuriam, albis vero cupiditatem."I have thought it relevant to include here an exemplum found in the answer which Richard, King of the English, made to Fulk, a virtuous and holy man…This saintly man had been talking to the King for some time. "You have three daughters," he said, "and, as long as they remain with you, you will never receive the grace of God. Their names are Superbia, Luxuria nd Cupiditas." For a moment the King did not know what to answer. Then he replied: "I have already given these daughters of mine away in marriage. Pride I gave to the Templars, Lechery I gave to the Black Monks and Covetousness to the White Monks".
Hoc autem mihi notabile videtur, quod sicut nationis istius homines hac in vita mortali prae aliis gentibus impatientes et praecipites sunt ad vindictam, sic et in morte vitali meritis jam excelsi, prae aliarum regionum sanctis, animi vindicis esse videntur.This seems to me a thing to be noticed, that just as the men of this country are, during this mortal life, more prone to anger and revenge than any other race, so in eternal death the saints of this land, that have been elevated by their merits, are more vindictive than the saints of any other region.
Jam senior, sed cruda deo viridisque senectus.virgil: He look'd in years; yet in his years were seen
Mene fugis? Per ego has lacrimas dextramque tuam te (Quando aliud mihi jam miserae nihil ipsa reliqui) Per connubia nostra, per inceptos Hymenaeos; Si bene quid de te merui, fuit aut tibi quidquam Dulce meum, miserere domus labentis, et istam, Oro, si quis adhuc precibus locus, exue mentem.virgil: See whom you fly! am I the foe you shun?
Vivite felices, quibus est fortuna peracta Jam sua: nos alia ex aliis in fata vocamur.virgil: Live and be blest! 'tis sweet to feel
Terrorize the jam like troops in Pakistan Swingin through your town like your neighborhood Spiderman.Inspectah Deck of , Wu-Tang Clan, "Protect Ya Neck", Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993).