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After a few games I knew I was going to be able to compete.
by Merlin Olsen

After a few games I knew I was going to be able to compete.
The idea of being a star never crossed my mind.
- Merlin Olsen

Nobody cared about swimming.
You could draw a crowd for basketball.
- Merlin Olsen

You are the land.
The land is you.
- Merlin Olsen

I bet I made close to 20 tackles because nobody on
either side knew what they were doing.
- Merlin Olsen

 

I just wanted to be an athlete.
- Merlin Olsen

I was captain and should have set the example.
I would lift a minimum of weights.
Mine was natural physical strength.
I always thought quickness and agility were much more important.
- Merlin Olsen

I probably played hurt a lot more times than I should have.
- Merlin Olsen

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I was always the last one chosen for football games in Central Park.
- Merlin Olsen

Most exciting for me was to make the Pro Bowl in 14 of 15 years.
- Merlin Olsen

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must
admit that we didn't do our homework,
that we are not prepared.
- Merlin Olsen

Our whole philosophy was to intimidate the quarterback.
We were able to do it.
We were pioneers.
People still recognize us as, maybe,
the best defensive line of all time.
- Merlin Olsen

I've caught fish as big as I am.
I've caught marlin close to 300 pounds.
- Merlin Olsen

It took me a while to realize that basketball wasn't football.
- Merlin Olsen

When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.
- Merlin Olsen

Team doctors' jobs those days were to keep you on the field.
- Merlin Olsen

I can ski out of my back door.
- Merlin Olsen

The basketball coach cut me within two days,
so I was back in the pool.
I was the first one in the wall after the first 25 yards,
but the last one out because I didn't have a flip turn.
- Merlin Olsen

Our coach was absolutely out of his head.
He must have read Bear Bryant's book.
We had 78 players out.
The first day 35 quit.
Twenty quit the second day.
We ended with 17 players.
It was depressing.
- Merlin Olsen

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is just one damned thing after another.
- Elbert Hubbard (Philistine - A Periodical of Protest, 1896)

For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens
to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work.
- Doug Larson

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
- Stendhal

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill

There is always some specific moment when we become
aware that our youth is gone;
but,
years after, we know it was much later.
- Mignon McLaughlin

The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
- George Ade

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

After thirty, a body has a mind of its own.
- Bette Midler

My buildings will be my legacy...
they will speak for me long after I'm gone.
- Julia Morgan

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees,
then names the streets after them.
- Bill Vaughan

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive
unless you take account of people's attitudes.
After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.
- Prince Charles

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Money is always there but the pockets change;
it is not in the same pockets after a change,
and that is all there is to say about money.
- Gertrude Stein

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from
the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the
achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy.
But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
- Louise J. Kaplan

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not let a flattering woman coax and wheedle you and deceive you;
she is after your barn.
- Hesiod

Before marriage, a girl has to make love to a man to hold him.
After marriage, she has to hold him to make love to him.
- Marilyn Monroe

If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face,
you should go home and examine your conscience.
- Woodrow Wilson

There are two times when a man doesn't understand a woman -
before marriage and after marriage.
- Anonymous


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