Basketball How The Game Started

Famous quotes containing the words started, basketball and/or game:

    I started in to cry and call his name,

    Asking forgiveness of his tongueless head.
    . . . I dreamt the past was never past redeeming:
    But whether this was false or honest dreaming
    I beg death’s pardon now. And mourn the dead.
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    Perhaps basketball and poetry have just a few things in common, but the most important is the possibility of transcendence. The opposite is labor. In writing, every writer knows when he or she is laboring to achieve an effect. You want to get from here to there, but find yourself willing it, forcing it. The equivalent in basketball is aiming your shot, a kind of strained and usually ineffective purposefulness. What you want is to be in some kind of flow, each next moment a discovery.
    Stephen Dunn (b. 1939)

    A man’s idea in a card game is war—cruel, devastating and pitiless. A lady’s idea of it is a combination of larceny, embezzlement and burglary.
    Finley Peter Dunne (1867–1936)