"Nowadays, women have more education and enjoy working. Women are scary now."
-- Alex Fujita of Tokyo, in an NPR piece on Japan's "herbivores," guys who are heterosexual but who say they aren't really interested in matters of the flesh and eschew the macho ways of the traditional Japanese male.
"The Puritan hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear, but because it gave pleasure to the spectators."
-----Thomas Macauley (1800-1859)
"It was not certain. In goalkeeping, more than any other position, you are only as good as your last mistake. Trust is between the coach and the last man standing, and that presupposes that the goalie has the style, the personality and the authority that defenders in front of him also like and trust."
-- NY Times obit for Robert Enke, German national goalkeeper who committed suicide this week
"Get your facts straight, then you can distort as you please."
-- Mark Twain
(editor's note: this was compiled by Wilson in St. Louis.)