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I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning.
by Ian Botham

I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning.
It was when I started to talk to people working out there,
I began to find what I was looking for.
- Ian Botham

If you can change three lives in 10,
three lives in a hundred,
that's got to be good, hasn't it?
- Ian Botham

Winston Churchill would be great to have around the table.
- Ian Botham

I watched children dying.
That will be the image that will stay with me.
- Ian Botham

 

The people in the villages had turned in on themselves.
You can understand it.
When you have a bad day on the field,
what do you do? Talk to your teammates.
- Ian Botham

What's happened has happened, so what can we do to
make it better for tomorrow and the day after? That's why we're here.
- Ian Botham

There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top
two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes.
- Ian Botham

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Genghis Khan was a fascinating man and way ahead of his time.
- Ian Botham

I think we are going to see exciting cricket all the way.
We are watching the two best teams in the world-and
I think England will eventually go on to pip Australia by a single Test.
- Ian Botham

Retiring for good wasn't difficult.
I knew at the time it was right.
I was no longer capable of achieving the standards
I'd set myself and there was no light at the end of the tunnel.
- Ian Botham

Sport can bring communities together and can release
a lot of pent-up emotions.
- Ian Botham

The resilience of these people is amazing.
I am a great believer that the sooner we get things
up and running in terms of sport in this area,
the better.
- Ian Botham

To me, it doesn't matter how good you are.
Sport is all about playing and competing.
Whatever you do in cricket and in sport,
enjoy it, be positive and try to win.
- Ian Botham

I think I'd struggle to get excited by synchronised swimming.
- Ian Botham

To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate
success because the Aussies live for sport.
- Ian Botham

I can remember running around at the age of 3,
wanting to play golf, cricket and football.
I was always active, one way or another,
driving my parents mad.
- Ian Botham

I'm not a great one for looking back.
- Ian Botham

There will be no politics, no ifs and buts;
if we see something and feel that work needs to be done,
we will get people here we can rely on and ensure it
is done in the same thorough way as our other projects.
- Ian Botham

You will attract the younger generation and they might
well prove tougher than the older generation.
What we are trying to do is to look at the future and
see what we can do to bring some stability back to people's lives.
- Ian Botham

Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up.
I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested,
Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which
became my chosen profession.
- Ian Botham

A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
- Anonymous

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Half of everything you were ever taught is wrong;
the question is which half.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Half a truth is often a great lie.
- Benjamin Franklin

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

Confidence is half of victory.
- Yiddish Proverb

Knowledge is soon changed, then lost in the mist, an echo half-heard.
- Gene Wolfe

Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking.
There is an almost universal quest
for easy answers and half-baked solutions.
Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

This communicating of a man's self to his friend
works two contrary effects;
for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
- Francis Bacon

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We should not pretend to understand
the world only by the intellect;
we apprehend it just as much by feeling.
Therefore, the judgment of the intellect is,
at best, only the half of truth, and must, if it be honest,
also come to an understanding of its inadequacy.
- Carl Jung

Humans are amphibians - half spirit and half animal.
As spirits they belong to the eternal world,
but as animals they inhabit time.
- C. S. Lewis

I'm half alive but I feel mostly dead.
- Jewel

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.
- Benjamin Franklin

I started on an Apple II, which I had bought at the
very end of 1978 for half of my annual income.
I made $4,500 a year, and I spent half of it on the computer.
- Bill Budge

A lie can travel half way around the world while the
truth is putting on its shoes.
- Charles Spurgeon

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

I live in my own place -
have never copied anyone even half,
and at any master who lacks the grace -
to laugh at himself - I laugh.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century.
It is a city frozen in time.
- Richard Meier

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than
half of the people are right more than half of the time.
- E. B. White

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

Half the world is composed of idiots,
the other half, of people clever enough
to take indecent advantage of them.
- Walter Kerr

What would be the use of immortality to a person
who cannot use well a half an hour.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

About half my designs are controlled fantasy,
15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
- Manolo Blahnik

America is the best half-educated country in the world.
- Nicholas M. Butler

Shrinking away from death
is something unhealthy and abnormal -
which robs the second half of life of its purpose.
- Carl Jung

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window,
except that the birds might eat them.
- Martin Henry Fischer

Think of how stupid the average person is,
and realize half of them are stupider than that.
- George Carlin

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

Most people think that anger is an instinctive response,
and that some people were just born with the temperament
to get angrier faster than others.
That statement is only half right.
Anger is an instinctive response.
We respond to an affront with anger essentially instantaneously -
much too quickly for conscious thought to be called upon.
But the instinct of the anger response
can be trained through conscious repetition,
visualization, and coaching.
Visualization is seeing the event
we desire to master in our mind's eye.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating
only the top half of each slice.
- Barbra Streisand

I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to
have half my brain sucked out.
- Max Walker

Life is half spent before we know what it is.
- George Herbert

The rite of the rings appeals yet appalls:
a cutting, a joining, a losing, a gaining.
One becomes half, as two become one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Half the people you know are below average.
- Anonymous

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

Barf: I'm a mog: half man, half dog. I'm my own best friend!
- the movie Spaceballs (1987)

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

A half truth, like half a brick, is always more forcible
as an argument than a whole one.
It carries better.
- Stephen Leacock

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
- Francis Bacon

Knowledge is only one half.
Faith is the other.
- Novalis

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day,
he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer.
But if he spends his days as a speculator,
shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time,
he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars,
would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
- Bette Davis


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