The Backgammon Board Game and Its Long Journey Through Time

Famous quotes containing the words journey, time, long, board and/or game:

    Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.
    William Golding (b. 1911)

    It was you that broke the new wood,
    Now is a time for carving.
    We have one sap and one root—
    Let there be commerce between us.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    Quoth she, “I have loved thee, Little Musgrave,
    Full long and many a day;”
    “So have I loved you, faire lady,
    Yet never a word durst I say.”

    “I have a bower at Bucklesfordbery,
    Full daintyly it is deight;
    If thou wilt wend thither, thou Little Musgrave,
    Thou’s lig in mine armes all night.”
    —Unknown. Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard (l. 17–24)

    Midway the lake we took on board two manly-looking middle-aged men.... I talked with one of them, telling him that I had come all this distance partly to see where the white pine, the Eastern stuff of which our houses are built, grew, but that on this and a previous excursion into another part of Maine I had found it a scarce tree; and I asked him where I must look for it. With a smile, he answered that he could hardly tell me.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Old age is far more than white hair, wrinkles, the feeling that it is too late and the game finished, that the stage belongs to the rising generations. The true evil is not the weakening of the body, but the indifference of the soul.
    André Maurois (1885–1967)