"When Michael Jordan quit, I suddenly found myself without a sports hero."
"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."Mike Royko on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Mike Royko on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Mike Royko on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Mike Royko on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Mike Royko on Henry David Thoreau
"It's been my policy to view the Internet not as an 'information highway,' but as an electronic asylum filled with babbling loonies."
"There is only one way to solve the alleged crisis of the erosion of 'family values.' And that is to get right down to the root cause of the problem."
"The subject of criminal rehabilitation was debated recently in City Hall. It's an appropriate place for this kind of discussion because the city has always employed so many ex-cons and future cons."