"It's extremely hard for athletes to accept what's happened to them sometimes. It's hard to be beaten by a small margin, and I've spoken with athletes who, for years afterward, have been tormented by the knowledge that, had they done something ever so slightly different, they could have been one-ten-thousandth of a second quicker."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Chris Cleave on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Chris Cleave on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Chris Cleave on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Chris Cleave on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Chris Cleave on William Shakespeare
"The reason why I love people, and writing about them, is because they don't always respond with hate and anger. If they did I wouldn't have a story to tell. Who wants to know about someone who was brutalised and became brutal? I'm interested in the exceptions."