"We should confine booing in sports arenas to sport. I love a good boo as much as the next football fan."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Alastair Campbell on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Alastair Campbell on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Alastair Campbell on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Alastair Campbell on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Alastair Campbell on Henry David Thoreau
"My dad, Donald, was a vet and had a practice in Yorkshire. Cats and dogs were his bread and butter, but his greatest love was large animals."
"So here is one of my theories on happiness: we cannot know if we have lived a truly happy life until the very end. This view of life and death was reinforced by my close witnessing of the buildup to the death of Philip Gould. Philip was without doubt my closest friend in politics. When he died, I felt like I had lost a limb."
"Failure, it is thought, is what sells, and what people want to hear and read about. I am not so sure."
"Friends have suggested that I am the least qualified person to talk about happiness, because I am often down, and sometimes profoundly depressed. But I think that's where my qualification comes from. Because to know happiness, it helps to know unhappiness."
"By asking the question 'Am I happy?,' and via the answer setting out what I mean by happiness, there is a political route that can be taken, by asking another question - 'Can politics deliver happiness, and should it try?'"