Detested sport, That owes its pleasure to another's pain.william cowper
My idea of a contact sport was chess.
Blood sport is brought to its ultimate refinement in the gossip columns.
Yet, when confinement's lingering hour was done, Our sport, our studies, and our souls were one: Together we impell'd the flying ball; Together waited in our tutor's hall; Together join'd in cricket's manly toil.lord byron
The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.ernie banks
All life is based on the fact that anything worth getting is hard to get. There is a price to be paid for anything. Scholarship can only be bought at the price of study, skill of craft or technique can only be bought at the price of practice, and eminence in any sport can only be bought at the price of training and discipline.
Laws, as we read in ancient sages,Have been like cobwebs in all ages:Cobwebs for little flies are spread,And laws for little folks are made;But if an insect of renown,Hornet or beetle, wasp or drone,Be caught in quest of sport or plunder,The flimsy fetter flies in sunder.james beattie
Boxing is the only sport you can get your brain shook, your money took and your name in the undertaker book.joe frazier
When I am trying to understand the method of winning in the endgame with two bishops against the knight, chess is a science, when I admire a beautiful combination or study, then chess is art, and when I am complicating position in the approaching time trouble of my opponent, then chess is sport.ashot nadanian
I didn't aspire to be a good sport; "champion" was good enough for me.fred perry
My hoarse-sounding hornInvites thee to the chase, the sport of kings.
The silliest and most tendentious of baseball writing tries to wrest profundity from the spectacle of grown men hitting a ball with a stick by suggesting linkages between the sport and deep issues of morality, parenthood, history, lost innocence, gentleness, and so on, seemingly ad infinitum . (The effort reeks of silliness because baseball is profound all by itself and needs no excuses; people who don't know this are not fans and are therefore unreachable anyway.)stephen jay gould
"Justice" was done, and the President of the Immortals (in Aeschylean phrase) had ended his sport with Tess. And the d'Urberville knights and dames slept on in their tombs unknowing. The two speechless gazers bent themselves down to the earth, as if in prayer, and remained thus a long time, absolutely motionless: the flag continued to wave silently. As soon as they had strength, they arose, joined hands again, and went on.thomas hardy
It was the saying of Bion, that though the boys throw stones at frogs in sport, yet the frogs do not die in sport but in earnest.Plutarch
This combines a couple of things I like best cars and sport.mitt romney
Less at thine own things laugh ; lest in the jest Thy person share, and the conceit advance, Make not thy sport abuses: for the fly That feeds on dung is colored thereby.George Herbert
In the name of all the competitors I promise that we shall take part in these Olympic Games, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.pierre de coubertin
Volleyball is one of the most interactive games going. It is a game of intuition, imagination, improvisation – but most of all, of reciprocity – of teamwork. There is no way to freelance in volleyball.Marv Dunphy
Great teamwork is the only way we create the breakthroughs that define our careers.Pat Riley
Ah, nut-brown partridges! Ah, brilliant pheasants! And ah, ye poachers! 'Tis no sport for peasants.lord byron
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods, They kill us for their sport.
A lot of people think that scuttling around stencilling images onto buildings in the middle of the night is the action of a sad, frustrated individual who can't get attention or recognition any other way. They might be right, but I've done gallery shows and, if you've been hitting on people with all sorts of images in all sorts of places, they're a real step backwards, painting the streets means becoming an actual part of the city. It's not a spectator sport.
Because democracy is not a spectator sport. ~ US presidential election slogan, Democrats (2004).h. l. mencken