Saturday, June 19, 2010

El Porompompero

Somethings are too emotional to be said all by yourself. So I'm going to use other people's words to reflect on the next 21 beautiful days, that will be spent watching a beautiful patch of green grass.

Football, a game in which everyone gets hurt and every nation has its own style of play which seems unfair to foreigners.
George Orwell

I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women. Suddenly, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain it would bring.
Nick Hornby

To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.
JB Priestley

Amongst all unimportant subjects, football is by far the most important.
Pope John Paul II

In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.
Jean-Paul Sartre

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. It is much more important than that.
Bill Shankly

Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians.
Oscar Wilde


Scribblers Inc said...

Best quotes in the longest time...and yes, futbol/football is more than a religion...its an awakening...

Scribblers Inc.

Anonymous said...

world cup fever!! i got one more for you "the only sport better than tennis is perhaps football."

Australis said...

Tsk tsk. Another one of you crazy zombies with footballs in place of eyeballs. Tsk tsk indeed! :P

The happy traveller said...

Football cup is over, you know...and what a whimper of a final. Get back to your blog

CrazyDiamond said...

@scribblers Inc: I stole em, but I stole em good. Non?

@Anon: perhaps huh...

@Australis: heh, and then I read your post

@THT: look who's talking. Ok I just saw. You posted. Sigh. ok ok ok...