"I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey."
"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."Steven Chu on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Steven Chu on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Steven Chu on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Steven Chu on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Steven Chu on Henry David Thoreau
"By the fourth grade, I graduated to an erector set and spent many happy hours constructing devices of unknown purpose where the main design criterion was to maximize the number of moving parts and overall size."
"My physics teacher, Thomas Miner was particularly gifted. To this day, I remember how he introduced the subject of physics. He told us we were going to learn how to deal with very simple questions such as how a body falls due to the acceleration of gravity."