“Ronny’s a funny fellow.”
---- last year, Phil Jackson on Houston's Ron Artest trash talking Kobe Bryant
“I’m not really here, I just stick around for my friends.”
---- Don Van Pliet (aka Captain Beefheart)
"In a boat down a fast-running creek,
it feels like trees on the bank are rushing by.
What seems to be changing around us
is rather the speed of our craft leaving this world."
---- Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273)
“Sport and life, especially the arty life, are not exactly analogous. One of the great things about sport is its cruel clarity: there is no such thing, for example, as a bad 100 metre runner or a hopeless center-half who got lucky; in sport, you get found out. Nor is there such a thing as an unknown genius striker starving in a garret somewhere, because the scouting system is foolproof. (Everyone gets watched). There are, however, plenty of bad actors or musicians or writers making a decent living, people who happened to be in the right place at the right time, or knew the right people, or whose talents have been misunderstood or overestimated.”
--- Nick Hornby, “Fever Pitch”
(Editor's note: quote/unquote is composed by Wilson in St. Louis)