Thursday, February 25, 2010

Quote/unquote ...

"I remember the goals they scored on me better than the shots I blocked."
-- Amadeo Carrizo (pictured), legendary Argentine goalie, looking back on his career

"The lasting damage done by the national government was that it put its seal of approval on ethnic and racial discrimination and developed policies which had the result of the practical abandonment of large sections of older, industrial cities. The financial community saw blighted neighborhoods as physical evidence of the melting pot mistake. To them, cities were risky because of their heterogeneity, because of their attempt to bring various people together harmoniously. Such mixing, they believed, had but two consequences -- the decline of the human race and of property values."
--- Kenneth Jackson, "Crabgrass Frontier" about the effect of the discriminatory policies of the federal Home Owners' Loan Corporation

"Throw theory into the fire. It only spoils life."
-- Russian anarchist Mikhael Bakunin, in a letter to his sisters, Nov. 4, 1842

"Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex."
-- Karl Marx (1818-1883)

"I bet on a horse at 10 to one. It didn't come in until half-past five."
--- Henny Youngman (1906-1998)

(Editor's note: Quote/unquote is gathered in St. Louis by Wilson.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hadn't see a reference to "Crabgrass Frontier" since grad school.