"I remember, when I was a little kid, I was good at sports, and I could jump off the high board. And then puberty hit, and suddenly I was looking to boys for direction. I remember that as a great loss."
"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."Francine Prose on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Francine Prose on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Francine Prose on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Francine Prose on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Francine Prose on Henry David Thoreau
"I know a lot of Eastern Europeans, and because of what they have been through and what they have seen, they have an attitude where they are not easily fooled."