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I'd seen it on top of the pops [son of my father]. The band were proper platform heeleed, tank top sporting, chest wig wearing glam rockers, and I'm pretty sure it was top of the charts for several weeks.
Hugh Fearnley-whittingstall

The Child Custody Protection Act makes it a federal crime to transport a minor across state lines for the purpose of obtaining an abortion.
Ken Calvert

Black people dominate sports in the United States. 20% of the population and 90% of the final four. We own this shit. Basketball, baseball, football, golf, tennis, and as soon as they make a heated hockey rink we'll take that shit too.
Chris Rock

The sports of the people afford an index to the character of the nation.
Frederick Hackwood

Of all the talking points which make international sport fascinating, selecting a team to represent the country surely takes pride of place.
E W Swanton

All sports are games of inches.
Dick Ritger

Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Al Gore

For many sportsmen, coming face to face with irrefutable evidence of their mortality is the moment they dread above all others.
Ian Botham

Attacks of divine transports are of pride and I accept the part assigned.
Elizabeth Barton

One of the strange things about winning gold in this sport is that people know you more in other countries than in your own.
Bob Hayes

There is no doubt that to be an elite athlete in whatever sport it is that you do, you need to have that certain X-factor that sets you apart from the rest.
Dante Hall

By working with Stella McCartney I have been able to combine two things that are important to me - my sport and my style.
Maria Kirilenko

When you are drumming and really feeling the music, the beat, it is like you are transported to a different place, where you feel so exhilirated and calm through your whole body.
Mickey Hart

Deer hunting would be fine sport, if only the deer had guns.
W S Gilbert

For I must go where lazy Peace
Will hide her drowsy head;
And, for the sport of kings, increase
The number of the dead.
William Davenant

It is a poor sport that is not worth the candle
George Herbert

They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.
Mike Schmidt

Sports beget tumultuous strife and wrath, and wrath begets fierce quarrels.
Horace

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

The Lord taught me to love everybody, but the last ones I learned to love were the sportswriters.
Alvin Dark

Sportsmanship, next to the Church, is the greatest teacher of morals.
Herbert Hoover

Mother... just because I wear trackies and play sports does not make me a lesbian! (Bend It Like Beckham)
Keira Knightley

He will never be dull to strangers who joins in sport with his own family.
Titus Maccius Plautus

Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They're designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators.
Noam Chomsky

If they [England] do well without me in India, then good on 'em. I'm a sports fan. Whatever's good for England is good for me.
Darren Gough

The more violent the body contact of the sports you watch, the lower the class.
Paul Fussell

Fishing is the king of sports, there is nothing as relaxing as a day fishing and nothing as satisfying as landing a big catch.
Rex Hunt

He mistrusts anyone who reads past the sports pages of the tabloids [on Mickey Stewart]
Peter Roebuck

Being an Olympian is the ultimate test of one's sporting ability.
Russell Mark

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority of its people feel a personal need for sport.
Pierre De Coubertin

Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Haywood Hale Broun

Boxing is an incredible sport and one of the oldest and most basic, and all the more prestigious for that.
Joe Frazier

London Transport commissioned a study to find out why buses were running late and it turned out it was because they kept stopping to let people on.
Rory McGrath

We all owe a little debt of gratitude for what he's done because he's transcended the sport to become an international superstar, more so than any other tennis player over the last 20 years. [Agassi]
James Blake

Playing for Success is working tremendously well since its launch five years ago. It's getting lots of schoolkids more involved with their local sports teams while teaching them the basics in a way that interests them.' - on initiatives to improve English rugby
Jonny Wilkinson

Sport, rightly conceived, is an occupation carried out by the whole man.
Pope Pius XII

The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
Jean-Claude Killy

One thing that rugby is generally is incredibly fair, and with it being a team sport no individual is bigger than the game itself
Jeremy Guscott

Baseball is the only major sport that appears backward in a mirror.
George Carlin

London has what it takes to host the greatest sporting show on earth [on the 2012 Olympic bid]
Bradley Wiggins

The man that has no friend at court,
Must make the laws confine his sport,
But he that has, by dint of flaws,
may make his sport confine the laws.
Thomas Chatterton

Britain never had a greater sporting ambassador. [on Bobby Charlton]
Jimmy Greaves

Baseball was the one sport my dad shared with us as kids.
Marvin Bush

The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Douglas William Jerrold

There's probably no other sport [than tennis], and very few professions in this world, where a woman can earn as much as a man.
John McEnroe

If you spend a lot of time on sportsmanship, you're going to spend a lot of time losing.
Glenn Dobbs

Absolutely the worst thing about this job is the travel and being away from family. I have a wife and three wonderful children, the kids are all active in sports and it's very difficult to up and leave and miss them growing up.
Roy Clark

To receive it from Ian, my boyhood hero, makes it all the more sweet [on winning sports personality of the year, 2005]
Andrew Flintoff

Don't be surprised if I demur, for, be advised my passport's green. No glass of ours was ever raised to toast The Queen.
Seamus Heaney

The Olympic Games must not be an end in itself, they must be a means of creating a vast programme of physical education and sports competitions for all young people.
Avery Brundage



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