"If I could have married my wife and been a sports writer for the past 30 years, I wouldn't be sitting here - but I don't think I'd be sitting someplace where I was sorry to be sitting."
"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."Richard Ford on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Richard Ford on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Richard Ford on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Richard Ford on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Richard Ford on Henry David Thoreau
"Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know."
"America beats on you so hard the whole time. You are constantly being pummeled by other people's rights and their sense of patriotism."