The fundamental problem with golf is that every so often, no matter how lacking you may be in the essential virtues required of a steady player, the odds are that one day you will hit the ball straight, hard, and out of sight. This is the essential frustration of this excruciating sport. For when you've done it once, you make the fundamental error of asking yourself why you can't do this all the time. The answer to this question is simple: the first time was a fluke
Actually, the only time I ever took out a one iron was to kill a tarantula. And I took a seven to do that.
After all these years, it's still embarrassing for me to play on the American golf tour. Like the time I asked my caddie for a sand wedge and he came back ten minutes later with a ham on rye
The expense of a war could be paid in time; but the expense of opium, when once the habit is formed, will only increase with time.
Professional golf is the only sport where, if you win 20% of the time
An illusion of depth often occurs if a blockhead is a muddlehead at the same time
Tolerance comes of age. I see no fault committed that I myself could not have committed at some time or other.
We trained hard - but it seemed every time we were beginning to form up
into teams we were reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend
to meet any new situation by reorganising, and what a wonderful method it
can be for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing
confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.
Time is indeed the theater and seat of illusions; nothing is so ductile and elastic. The mind stretches an hour to a century, and dwarfs an age to an hour.
It didn't dawn on me until you were gone just how much I would mis you. Sometimes I start to pick up the phone to see if you want to do something, and then I remember you're far away. Or I go somewhere we used to go, see people having fun, and wish we could be there, too, laughing and talking like they are. Don't get me wrong...I hope you're having a good time exploring new places and making new friends. I just miss you...I guess that's only natural when someone means as much to me as you
I've looked around enough to know
That you're the one I want to go through time with.
He could not forget the touch of her arms around his neck, impatiently felt as it had been at the time; but now the recollection of her clinging defence of him, seemed to thrill him through and through,--to melt away every resolution, all power of self-control, as if it were wax before a fire
And what's romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything as you like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it's always daisy-time
I want the concentration and the romance, and the worlds all glued together, fused, glowing: have no time to waste any more on prose
A heart truly in love never loses hope but always believes in the
promise of love, no matter how long the time and how far the distance.
Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail
You must maintain unwavering faith that you can and will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties, AND at the same time, have the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be
It is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it
When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more than enough time for us to decide whether or not to accept our destiny
This has been a time of dramatic transformation, and you have risen to every new challenge
There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now
The new American finds his challenge and his love in the traffic-choked streets, skies nested in smog, choking with the acids of industry, the screech of rubber and houses leashed in against one another while the town lets wither a time and die
Because they've either conveniently forgotten with time or they're trying to be supportive, most mothers won't tell you how hard pregnancy (and then childbirth) can be. Let me tell you, it is. It's brutal sometimes! But, if I did it, ANYONE can do it. I mean, I always knew I was meant to do something really BIG in life, and now I know that this was it. Screw winning an Academy Award someday ... I GAVE BIRTH
Life is a flame that is always burning itself out, but it catches fire again every time a child is born