"Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession."
"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."Ian Botham on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Ian Botham on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Ian Botham on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Ian Botham on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Ian Botham on Henry David Thoreau
"The resilience of these people is amazing. I am a great believer that the sooner we get things up and running in terms of sport in this area, the better."
"If you can change three lives in 10, three lives in a hundred, that's got to be good, hasn't it?"
"You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people's lives."
"I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning. It was when I started to talk to people working out there, I began to find what I was looking for."
"There will be no politics, no ifs and buts if we see something and feel that work needs to be done, we will get people here we can rely on and ensure it is done in the same thorough way as our other projects."