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Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; they kill us for their sport.
As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
Irvin S. Cobb
What's more important than who's going to be the first black manager is who's going to be the first black sports editor of the New York Times.
Have you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?
The problem with winter sports is that - follow me closely here - they generally take place in winter.
In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty, but in Chicago it's a sport.
Great American sport. Horseshoes is a very great game. I love it.
When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman.
Joseph Wood Krutch
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
P. G. Wodehouse
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
James Anthony Froude
Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
Business is a combination of war and sport.
Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
Transport of the mails, transport of the human voice, transport of flickering pictures-in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.
It's too bad that one has to conceive of sports as being the only arena where risks are, for all of life is risk exercise. That's the only way to live more freely, and more interestingly.
William Sloane Coffin
Sports is the toy department of human life.
Sports is like a war without the killing.
Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport, and it is as unfair as only sport can be.
I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, 'What are you?'
My face is my passport.
Transportation made sublimation literal. It conveyed evil to another world.
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