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Edmund Blunden Quotes and Sayings

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Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun.
- Edmund Blunden

Do not speak to me of rules.
This is war! This is not a game of cricket!
- from the movie The Bridge On The River Kwai

My point of view is that when I am playing cricket
I cannot think that this game is less or more important.
- Sachin Tendulkar

John Henry Newman was as English as roast beef,
even if he lacked a passion for cricket.
- Clifford Longley

 

Many Continentals think life is a game;
the English think cricket is a game.
- George Mikes

Cricket was my reason for living.
- Harold Larwood

Cricket needs brightening up a bit.
My solution is to let the players drink at the beginning of the game,
not after.
It always works in our picnic matches.
- Paul Hogan

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The future of Indo-Pak cricket will depend on how the peace process goes.
- Imran Khan

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

If one man is representing India in cricket,
then yes, blame that person when things go wrong.
- Sachin Tendulkar

What I'd really like to give a try is cricket,
because I grew up playing American baseball.
- Jeremy London

A cricket ground is a flat piece of earth with some buildings around it.
- Richie Benaud

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 was never any good at cricket thought I love it as a,
as a sort of mystery.
- Thomas Keneally

Both sides have been playing tremendous cricket over
a couple of years and they're both very good units.
- Matthew Hayden

If the French noblesse had been capable of playing
cricket with their peasants,
their chateaux would never have been burnt.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Those were the great days when plenty of amateurs could spare time for cricket.
- Frank Woolley

I love surfing more than cricket, more interesting
and you meet great people.
- Hansie Cronje

Geez, I just played cricket because I loved the game.
I never thought about it much, never really had any formal coaching.
- Steve Waugh

You might not think that's cricket, and it's not,
it's motor racing.
- Murray Walker

Endless cricket, like endless anything else,
simply grinds you down.
- Ted Dexter

Cricket the world over, I don't think,
will ever know how different things would be without Kerry Packer.
- Tony Greig

When you sit down and focus on the matches and series
that took place during the 12 month period it strikes
you just how broad the talent pool is in international cricket is today.
- Sunil Gavaskar

I tend to think that cricket is the greatest thing
that God ever created on earth -
certainly greater than sex,
although sex isn't too bad either.
- Harold Pinter

I feel when somebody has been playing cricket for a long time,
he creates a separate identity for himself.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I grew up on cricket and I think Australian kids are getting so Americanized,
you know?
- Rachel Griffiths

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

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

When there is time to think about cricket,
I think but when there is time to be with family,
I try to do justice to that aspect of my life as well.
- Sachin Tendulkar

We really tried hard not to make it a cricket book,
it appeals to a much wider community.
- Hansie Cronje

You can cut the tension with a cricket stump.
- Murray Walker

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.
- Robin Williams

I hate losing and cricket being my first love,
once I enter the ground it's a different zone altogether
and that hunger for winning is always there.
- Sachin Tendulkar

It is amazing how the public steadfastly refuse to
attend the third day of a match when so often the last
day produces the best and most exciting cricket.
- Frank Woolley

In the old days we were probably educated in cricket
in a far more serious way than now.
- Frank Woolley

Cricket is a pressure game, and when it comes to an
India-Pakistan match the pressure is doubled.
- Imran Khan

I do love cricket - it's so very English.
- Sarah Bernhardt

The only reason I would have liked to have gone to
university is because I like cricket.
Not a very good reason to want to go,
but as good as any, I suppose.
- Jeffrey Bernard

Most Americans think Abner Doubleday invented the game
but he had little or nothing to do with cricket.
- Henry Chadwick

With just about every player in Australia,
his whole goal and ambition is to play for Australia.
That's why they're playing first class cricket.
It's just a different attitude.
- Shane Warne

A chance, as a coach, to take a team to the World Cup
finals is probably as high up the tree as it gets,
certainly with one-day cricket.
- Andy Pick

One-day cricket is a very important part of our play.
We've got a long way to go until the next World Cup
and for us it's one ruthless game after another where we can play well.
- Matthew Hayden

Village cricket spread fast through the land.
- G. M. Trevelyan

I want to give my six hours of serious cricket on the
ground and then take whatever the result.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I really got into the cricket and staying up late watching the World Cup.
- Jeremy London

Isn't cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people
should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I cannot let this opportunity pass without placing
on record how much I have enjoyed my cricket with Kent.
- Frank Woolley

I feel I have had a very interesting life,
but I am rather hoping there is still more to come.
I still haven't captained the England cricket team,
or sung at Carnegie Hall!
- Jeffrey Archer

During my 21 years of playing cricket,
I have never been approached by anyone or offered a bribe.
- Imran Khan

Still, I believe it is only a passing phase and cricket
will one day produce an abundance of great players.
- Frank Woolley

But eventually it is a game of cricket.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I was a keen sportsman, and became school captain in soccer and cricket.
- John E. Walker

My father died in 1930, but if you told him or anybody
almost in that time that you'd be able to sit back
in England and watch a cricket game in Australia,
they'd have you put in the loony bin.
- Desmond Llewelyn

Down the mine I dreamed of cricket; I bowled imaginery balls in the dark;
I sent the stumps spinning and heard them rattling in the tunnels.
No mishap was going to stop me from bowling in the real game,
especially this one.
- Harold Larwood

When I was 15, I started playing first class cricket
and always dreamt of being a Test cricketer,
wanted to do something for the country,
married in 1995, have 2 kids it's been great.
- Sachin Tendulkar

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

Cricket makes no sense to me.
I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea.
That is very cool, but I don't understand.
My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago,
but I didn't understand what they were talking about.
- Jim Jarmusch

Hitting a baseball well, as in cricket,
is a very rare skill.
One of most difficult things to do in the world to do,
hitting a ball coming at you at ninety miles an hour with a round bat.
Wonderful to watch.
- Peter Tork

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore


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