"As a kid I was fascinated with sports, and I loved sports more than anything else. The first books I read were about sports, like books about Baseball Joe, as one baseball hero was called."
"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."Robert Jay Lifton on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Robert Jay Lifton on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Robert Jay Lifton on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Robert Jay Lifton on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Robert Jay Lifton on Henry David Thoreau
"But I spent just two calendar years at Cornell University, though it was covering more than three years of work, and then went to medical school and did become interested in psychiatry, and even helped form a kind of psychiatry club in medical school."