Cricket is first and foremost a dramatic spectacle. It belongs with theatre, ballet, opera and the dance.
Beyond a Boundary
Body-line was not an incident, it was not an accident, it was not a temporary aberration. It was the violence and ferocity of our age expressing itself in cricket.C. L. R. James
There can be raw pain and bleeding where so many thousands see the inevitable ups and downs of only a game.C. L. R. James
If you are not their slaves, you are rebels.C. L. R. James
Dissimulation is the refuge of the slave.C. L. R. James
The race question is subsidiary to the class question in politics, and to think of imperialism in terms of race is disastrous. But to neglect the racial factor as merely incidental is an error only less grave than to make it fundamental.C. L. R. James