"As you know, the thing that I know the least about is the topic of sports."
"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."John Hodgman on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."John Hodgman on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."John Hodgman on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."John Hodgman on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."John Hodgman on Henry David Thoreau
"I think that obviously, there is a perverse attraction to a fundamentally changed world or the end of the world. There is a death wish, a perverse death wish. Not just for ourselves, not just for the movie 'Death Wish,' but for the end of all human life."
"When you think about it, the end of the world is a little bit like death: We all know it's going to come eventually, and as we get older, we feel we see the signs more and more distinctly."
"People who run for president seriously and people who become president enter a bizarre secret society in which they have had an experience that none of us will ever have."
"As a freelance writer, I'd be asked to become an expert for various magazines on any subject, whether food or wine or history or the life span of veterinarians. I was completely unschooled in any of these things."
"One can always come up with funny lists and jokes. You know what? I take it back. Not everyone can always come up with funny lists and some jokes. I'm very lucky to have a gift where I can do that pretty ably."