Meyer Lansky quotes

  • The gods have fled, I know. My sense is the gods have always been essentially absent. I do not believe human beings have played games or sports from the beginning merely to summon or to please or to appease the gods. If anthropologists and historians believe that, it is because they believe whatever they have been able to recover about what humankind told the gods humankind was doing. I believe we have played games, and watched games, to imitate the gods, to become godlike in our worship of eachother and, through those moments of transmutation, to know for an instant what the gods know.

  • Walking is the favorite sport of the good and wise.

  • Basketball is my favorite sport, and I'm also a very passionate football fan.

  • Flying is more than a sport and more than a job; flying is pure passion and desire, which fill a lifetime.

  • When you do something with a lot of honesty, appetite and commitment, the input reflects the output.

  • No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.

  • No one man is superior to the game.

  • For me, baseball is the most nourishing game outside of literature. They both are re-tellings of human experience.

  • The open ocean often takes you past your physical limits and when it does, sailing becomes a mental game.

  • I think Lady Gaga is great and is changing pop music and bringing back a certain rock 'n' roll spirit, swagger to the game.