Beautiful Words Beautiful Game

Understanding football through quotes. Some are literary. Some find their origins in music. All are beautiful. Which, of course, is an opinion that finds its origin in the eye of the beholder.

Inspired by LIT and Basketball, which does a similar thing, only with Basketball. That site was in turn inspired by Slaugherhouse 90210, which does the same thing, only with television.

“To hell with luck. I’ll bring the luck with me.”
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway.

“I am I, and I wish I weren’t.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

(photo credit: Radek Pietruszka/EPA)

“There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.”
― Vincent van Gogh

(photo credit: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

“The worst thing that could possibly happen to anybody would be to not be used for anything by anybody. Thank you for using me, even though I didn’t want to be used by anybody.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan

“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”  ― Winston S. Churchill
(photo credit: Adam Ciereszko/EPA)

“I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”
― Winston S. Churchill

(photo credit: Adam Ciereszko/EPA)

“Conviction without experience makes for harshness. ”
― Flannery O’Connor, The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O’Connor

(photo credit: AP/Michael Sohn)

I’ve been to Canada, and I’ve always gotten the impression that I could take the country over in about two days.
—Jon Stewart

photo credit: VanCityVilla on Flickr.

Dreadlocks make people wonder if you’re trying to be rebellious.

  —Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

photo credit: MLS

Context


I would like to live in Manchester, England. The transition between Manchester and death would be unnoticeable.

— Mark Twain

I would like to live in Manchester, England. The transition between Manchester and death would be unnoticeable.

— Mark Twain


I will not play at tug o’ war. I’d rather play at hug o’ war, Where everyone hugs Instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles And rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, And everyone grins, And everyone cuddles, And everyone wins.

  —Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.


  —Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends