Joe Posnanski quotes

  • I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great.
    -- Joe Posnanski

    #Baseball #People #Arguing

  • How good is Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel anyway? ... to me, Daniel's brilliance has nothing to do with the big numbers he puts up more or less every week. Howie Long once gave a great explanation of what it was like to get beat by quarterback legend Joe Montana. He said it was like getting knocked out in a pillow fight. You never felt the blow. And you were all kinds of mad afterward. That's as good as any description of Daniel. ... So what does Daniel do? Something right. On every play. In chess, grandmasters will tell you that it's the most innocuous-looking moves that are deadliest.
    -- Joe Posnanski

    #Moving #Fighting #Blow

  • Being wrong on facts, that's something you have a real responsibility to correct. But being wrong in the fun sports way is part of the interplay.
    -- Joe Posnanski

    #Sports #Fun #Real

  • Joe Paterno was a well-educated man, and he was also a man from a different time.
    -- Joe Posnanski

    #Men #Different #Educated

  • I always say that, to me, it starts with reading. This is something I tell high school kids, college kids, people trying to get into the business, that it's just so much about reading. Read, read, read. So much of everything else falls into place when you just do a ton of reading.
    -- Joe Posnanski

    #Fall #Reading #School

  • When you live around a working-class environment, you see what sports means to people. You see that it's the escape over the weekend. you see how they build their lives around it. People sort of want to get away from their lives.
    -- Joe Posnanski

    #Sports #Mean #Weekend

  • There's an old line that goes like this: An optimist is usually happy. And a pessimist is usually right. Maybe so. But which would you rather be, anyway?
    -- Joe Posnanski

    #Lines #Pessimist #Optimist

  • On matters of race, on matters of decency, baseball should lead the way.

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

  • It is decidedly not true that "nice guys finish last," as that highly original American baseball philosopher, Leo Durocher, was alleged to have said.

  • The question of boundaries is a major question of the Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries. They have a sense of identity inside themselves that doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.

  • Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact.

  • Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.

  • Servile doubt argues an impotence of mind, that says we fear because we dare not meet misfortunes.

  • Never argue with a drunk or a fool.

  • I never argue with people about movies.

  • Never argue. In society nothing must be; give only results. If any person differs from you, bow, and turn the conversation.

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