"When a person trains once, nothing happens. When a person forces himself to do a thing a hundred or a thousand times, then he certainly has developed in more ways than physical. Is it raining? That doesn't matter. Am I tired? That doesn't matter, either. Then willpower will be no problem."
.... Or:"... Son, when you participate in sporting events, it's not whether you win or lose, it's how drunk you get".
"The English football team: brilliant on paper, s*1t on grass."
"Practically every game played internationally today was invented by the British; and when foreigners became good enough to match or even defeat the British, the British quickly invented a new game".
"I took an American friend to watch her first ever game of cricket. She took one look at the umpires and said, 'What are the butchers for?'"
"I watched a cricket match for three hours waiting for it to start".
"I was never afraid of losing as much as it terrified me into not taking a risk. I feel the essence of competition is taking risks, and I would rather have lost well than won badly".
Ron Clarke, Australia. Holder of 18 world records during the 60's.