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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Cricket is basically baseball on valium.
- Robin Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cricket was my reason for living.
- Harold Larwood

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

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

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

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

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I don't know if we each have a destiny,
or if we're all just floatin' around accidental-like on a breeze.
But I, I think maybe it's both.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The very nature of the world is constant change.
You set a goal and create a plan to achieve it;
then the assumptions on which you
based your plan change - they always do.
The challenge is to retain your goals
while adapting your tactics.
Relax and stay flexible in order to reach
your goals and maintain your happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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