Favorite quotes

GotGame?

Rookie
Out of the numerous quotes in the sigs of users on this board, what are your favorites? I guess we could gather the most nominated and put them into a poll. How do you like my quote? Here's my picks:

Ash Doyle: "Pretty strokes are okay. But there's a lot more to tennis than that." - Brad Gilbert

BreakPoint: "The racquet that plays the best is the racquet that you play the best with." - BreakPoint 2005
"You CANNOT be serious!!!" - You know who
 

rommil

Legend
I don't remember the exact verbage but the one i like best was what an umpire told Johnny Mac who was questioning a line call and said something like "how can you call that out?". The umpire said to Johnny Mac that he will stop calling his shots out when he starts hitting his shots in. Kind of put him in place...
 

GotGame?

Rookie
adely said:
Are we talking about tennis quotes only, or are other non-tennis quotes allowed?
I was thinking mainly tennis quotes, but I guess non-tennis quotes are fine also.
 

Kirisaki

New User
"ill make you an offer you cant refuse."

"no one dies a virgin, life screws us all."

"There are three types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened."
 

Capt. Willie

Hall of Fame
"When a guy wears his cap backwards his IQ goes down 15 points." -Marv Levy (Okay, it's not a tennis quote but it does apply to many tennis players.)
 

GotGame?

Rookie
Capt. Willie said:
"When a guy wears his cap backwards his IQ goes down 15 points." -Marv Levy (Okay, it's not a tennis quote but it does apply to many tennis players.)
Complete stereotype IMO. They have a similar stereotype to those guys with "mullets", and I'm starting to believe what is said about those mulletos.

Roddick always thinks of something to say, and I think it was sad to see Dent say something similar after losing to Ginepri in the finals at Indy. Dent's crack at it was not nearly as amusing.
 

divito

Rookie
"The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself." - Sir Richard Francis Burton

"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." - Steven Weinberg

"In Christianity neither morality nor religion come into contact with reality at any point." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"A thinker sees his own actions as experiments and questions--as attempts to find out something. Success and failure are for him answers above all." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts." - Albert Einstein
 

finchy

Professional
i dont remember the exact quote, but it goes something along these lines:

"i'd love to hate him, but he's just so damn nice" - roddick talking about federer
 

Matthew

Professional
I love the quote in my signature. I BELIEVE Martina Navratilova said it but I'm not positive. Anyway I found it on one of those inspirational posters at my racquet club under the word "Competition" and for whatever reason I thought it was cool. I share the same mentality I guess.

I am worried about the lack of Family Guy quotes being posted. C'mon guys, you know you live by them.
 

hummer23

Hall of Fame
Matthew said:
I am worried about the lack of Family Guy quotes being posted. C'mon guys, you know you live by them.
you're completely right.
here you go

Stewie: Hey, mother, I come bearing a gift. I'll give you a hint. It's in my diaper and it's not a toaster.
 

Exile

Professional
"Tennis is a lot like love, when you force it, it doesn't work out, but if yu just go with the flow, magical things happen."
~Was that someone here?

"You don't need talent to play tennis, but it sure does help."

~me
 

Deuce

Banned
From Steven Wright:

Everywhere is within walking distance – if you’ve got the time.

How come Superman could stop bullets with his chest, but always ducked when someone threw a gun at him?

I went to a general store. They wouldn't let me buy anything specific.

I filled out an application that said, 'In Case Of Emergency Notify _______'. I wrote 'Doctor'... Well, what's my mother going to do?

If "con" is the opposite of "pro", what is the opposite of progress?

Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

If a person with multiple personalities threatens suicide, is that considered a hostage situation?

When a man talks dirty to a woman, it's sexual harassment. When a woman talks dirty to a man, it's $3.95 per minute.

Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have an 's' in it?
 

Jonnyf

Legend
Roddick when a reporter asked him (French 01 i think) if he was going to get Reebok to make him a sleevless he said something like
"it's fine if you've got the guns for it i've got Breadsticks hanging out my shoulders"
 

finchy

Professional
Exile said:
"Tennis is a lot like love, when you force it, it doesn't work out, but if yu just go with the flow, magical things happen."
~Was that someone here?
that was safin. he has the best quotes of all!
 

thejerk

Semi-Pro
"If you see a fork in the road, take it." --Yogi Bera
For Divito
"Love thy neighbor" --Christ
Neitzche was also Hitler's inspiration for ubermench(sp) super men.
Didn't neitche also say "If god didn't exist, we'd have to invent him."
 

Exile

Professional
"I'm atheist, i swear to god"
"God made me an atheist, you wouldn't question his judgement would you?"
 
Here are a few...

It is probable that many things will happen contrary to probability.

If you don't know, why ask? John Cage

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. John Wheeler

To look is to forget the names of the things you are looking at. Paul Valery

I have no time to hurry. Igor Stravinsky.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Legendary conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, Herbert von Karajan, when asked by a Parisian cab driver where to go: "what does it matter, they want me everywhere"
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Adlai Stevenson, U.N. Ambassador in early 1960s, after attending a U.N. religion conference attended by Pope Paul and Reverend Norman VIncent Peale (who wrote "The Power of Positive Thinking), asked by a reporter how he enjoyed the conference: "I found Paul appealing and Peale appalling"
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Benjamin Disraeli, asked about an especially irritating Member of Parliament: "He's like a fly in amber. Nobody gives a damn about the fly, they just wonder how the hell it got there."
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
How about the anonymous quote in my signature:

Our answers raise a whole new set of questions. We're confused as ever but feel we're confused on a much higher level & about more important things.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
"There are 3 types of people in this world: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder what happened."
No, are actually 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary, & those who don't

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once. John Wheeler
Space is what keeps it from happening all at the same location. Anonymous
 
Would I had phrases that are not known, utterances that are strange, in new language that
has not been used, free from repetition, not an utterance that has grown stale, which men of old have spoken.

Unknown
 
...The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit: once you've caught the rabbit, you can forget the snare.
Words exist because of meaning: once you've caught the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man
who has forgotten words so I can have a word with him?

Chuang Tsu
 
3 stages of truth-

1st- it is ridiculed.
2nd- it is violently opposed.
3rd- accepted as self-evident.

Schopenhauer

Laws are like sausages, best not to see them being made.

Bismarck
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
It's coming home is hard to beat unlike England in the big games.
Especially as it’s been proven Hurst’s tiebreaking goal was not a goal but a payback for war atrocities committed by Germans on the lines person’s peeps two decades earlier. It was NEVER home.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
To be is to do. ~Socrates
To do is to be. ~JP Satre
To be, or not to be. ~Shakespeare
Do be do be do. ~Sinatra

Yabba dabba doo. ~Flintstone
Frank sang, “Doobie doobie do, inhale it deeply, doobie doobie do, don’t exhale it quickly and we’ll be strangers in a kite, high above us, strangers on a high, up above us!”
 
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