Famous quotes containing the words yard, field and/or goal:
“He slipped his hand and ran away!
He hadnt gone a yard whenBang!
With open jaws, a lion sprang,
And hungrily began to eat
The boy: beginning at his feet.”
—Hilaire Belloc (18701953)
“I dont like comparisons with football. Baseball is an entirely different game. You can watch a tight, well-played football game, but it isnt exciting if half the stadium is empty. The violence on the field must bounce off a lot of people. But you can go to a ball park on a quiet Tuesday afternoon with only a few thousand people in the place and thoroughly enjoy a one-sided game. Baseball has an aesthetic, intellectual appeal found in no other team sport.”
—Bowie Kuhn (b. 1926)
“The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence,luxury, scepticism, weariness and superstition,are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.”
—Cyril Connolly (19031974)