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Jim Bishop Quotes and Sayings

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Golf is played by twenty million mature American men
whose wives think they are out having fun.
- Jim Bishop

Related topics: Sports

It is difficult to live in the present,
ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past.
Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
- Jim Bishop

At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.
- Jim Bishop

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still,
retreat or fly into the future.
- Jim Bishop

 

A newspaper is lumber made malleable.
It is ink made into words and pictures.
It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.
- Jim Bishop

Scoops of mint ice cream with chips of chocolate cows.
- Jim Bishop

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something
to which you are both father and mother,
born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
- Jim Bishop

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Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.
- Jim Bishop

Watching your daughter being collected by her date
feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
- Jim Bishop

A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic.
No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
- Jim Bishop

The future is an opaque mirror.
Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the
dim outlines of an old and worried face.
- Jim Bishop

Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences.
It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going;
they merely want to know where everyone else has been.
- Jim Bishop

The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts.
On all working days, he is expected to do his best
in one swift swipe at each story.
- Jim Bishop

Gimme: an agreement between two losers who can't putt.
- Jim Bishop

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed,
do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure
and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
- Jim Bishop

Give your time and efforts freely or not at all.
When you are tempted to say,
"Oh, if I have to, I'll skip my golf game
and watch my daughter play soccer," don't do it.
Either generate the heart-felt emotion
to make the free-will gift,
"I'd love to watch your game today, Sandy,"
or the honesty to decline the request gracefully.
Martyrdom doesn't create happiness
for any of the parties involved.
An honest, "No" is preferable to a coerced "Yes."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I get to play golf for a living.
What more can you ask for - getting paid for doing what you love.
- Tiger Woods

Hockey is a sport for white men.
Basketball is a sport for black men.
Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.
- Tiger Woods

If you think it's hard to meet new people,
try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

Golf is a good walk spoiled.
- Mark Twain

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite
of what you are inclined to do,
and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.
- Ben Hogan

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
- Al Boliska

If a lot of people gripped a knife and fork the way they do a golf club,
they'd starve to death.
- Sam Snead

Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner,
and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
- Jack Benny

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

I don't want to play golf.
When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
- Rogers Hornsby

He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
- Jack Nicklaus

The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet
mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
- Ernest Hemingway

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

If you watch a game, it's fun.
If you play it, it's recreation.
If you work at it, it's golf.
- Bob Hope

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club,
don't you?
- Ben Hogan

It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place
the world is when one is playing golf.
- Robert Wilson Lynd

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a
ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
- Woodrow Wilson

I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
- Gerald R. Ford

The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
- Billy Graham

The difference in golf and government is that in golf
you can't improve your lie.
- George Deukmejian

Don't play too much golf.
Two rounds a day are plenty.
- Harry Vardon

The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one,
particularly if he plays golf.
- Bertrand Russell

If you got the game, you got the game.
That's why Tiger Woods is out there playing golf with Greg Norman.
- Shaquille O'Neal

They call it golf because all the other four-letter words were taken.
- Ray Floyd

You have a lot of time on these tours.
As Alice Cooper said, you can either drink all day or golf.
- Justin Timberlake

My wife, she still gives me a hard time,
and says I hunt too much or I like to play golf too much.
And she's probably right, but it sure beats some of the things I used to do.
- Brett Favre

You can't completely control the sport -
Tiger Woods comes close.
The test is against yourself and nature's own way.
I find golf a particularly good metaphor for this story.
- Robert Redford

It takes having your golf peak four different times throughout the year.
You have to like all four golf courses.
You've got to be the best of that week for the four weeks.
- Karrie Webb

I'm addicted.
I'm addicted to golf.
- Tiger Woods

As a kid, I might have been psycho, I guess,
but I used to throw golf balls in the trees and try
and somehow make par from them.
I thought that was fun.
- Tiger Woods

It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball.
I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
- Hank Aaron

They say Yogi Berra is funny.
Well, he has a lovely wife and family,
a beautiful home, money in the bank,
and he plays golf with millionaires.
What's funny about that?
- Casey Stengel

My doctor asked me how many golf balls I had hit in my career.
I'm lying there in bed calculating somewhere between
four and five million golf balls I had hit to do that on my body.
- Greg Norman

Golf is the only sport that a professional can enjoy
playing with his friends.
- Chi Chi Rodriguez

For example, in my district there are visitors from
all over the world who are drawn to our beautiful beaches,
recreational lakes, habitat wildlife preserves and golf courses.
- Mark Foley

It was cool for a couple of weeks, but how much bad golf can you play?
- John Goodman

That's the difference between golf and many other sports.
You go to some other sporting events,
they just leave you or give you the cold shoulder and move on.
- Bernhard Langer

A lot of my buddies also played golf,
but when it came to going to the beach or on the boat and chasing girls,
they usually went that way and I went to the golf course.
- Mike Weir

No other game combines the wonder of nature with the
discipline of sport in such carefully planned ways.
A great golf course both frees and challenges a golfer's mind.
- Tom Watson

I get in my golf cart with my dogs, I have five dogs.
- Delta Burke

I never played much golf as a kid.
I caddied quite a bit but never got serious into golf until about age 15.
- Lee Trevino

The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two.
- Bobby Jones

Nothing dissects a man in public quite like golf.
- Brent Musburger

The only way to enjoy golf is to be a masochist.
Go out and beat yourself to death.
- Howard Keel

I know this golf tournament has my name on it but it's not about me.
It's about the Louisiana Tech family.
There is nothing greater than being a part of the Bulldog family.
- Terry Bradshaw

I challenge myself everywhere, onstage,
on the golf course.
Hey, isn't that the point of it all? To keep getting
better? Otherwise why do it?
- Hal Linden

Playing polo is like trying to play golf during an earthquake.
- Sylvester Stallone

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy,
overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody
who owns hideous clothing.
- Dave Barry

Middle age occurs when you are too young to take up
golf and too old to rush up to the net.
- Franklin P. Adams

Golf is my boyfriend right now.
- Karrie Webb

I did envisage being this successful as a player,
but not all the hysteria around it off the golf course.
- Tiger Woods


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