"I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game."
"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."Walt Whitman on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Walt Whitman on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Walt Whitman on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Walt Whitman on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Walt Whitman on Henry David Thoreau
"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity."
"I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences."
"The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves."
"I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best."
"The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people."