32 Total Quotes

John Leonard Quotes

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
John Leonard
#Australian Poet #Baseball

His memoir is a splendid artichoke of anecdotes, in which not merely the heart and leaves but the thistles as well are edible.
John Leonard
#Anecdotes

This is when we lose the credibility of sport. Parents make decisions on their children, and their perception becomes that after a certain level, anybody playing sports must be drugged to be any good.
John Leonard
#Children

A lollipop speaking baby talk.
John Leonard
#Babies

I think it's an excellent strategic fit, the pricing is fair, and if you look at other institutional-retail combinations like Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, the synergies are there,
John Leonard
#Combinations

Against the weight of physical evidence, half-way positions finally have nothing to support them, just like the free-fall collapse of building WTC-7.
John Leonard
#Support

I think everyone is still trying to test the waters.
John Leonard
#Trying

I just want him home.
John Leonard
#Home

From Credit Suisse's point of view I don't think there are major strategic requirements to be in the insurance business, ... From their perspective, I'd see it much more as an interesting financial investment.
John Leonard
#Business

From Credit Suisse's point of view I don't think there are major strategic requirements to be in the insurance business. From their perspective, I'd see it much more as an interesting financial investment.
John Leonard
#Business

He wasn't the kind of guy that would have wanted to grown old in a nursing home, not that that's a bad thing, but for Paul, with his lifestyle, he went out flying.
John Leonard
#Home

The story is that one of the four trained dolphins deployed in Iraq met a wild dolphin and swam off.
John Leonard
#Iraq

Cobb County is a strong part of the Atlanta metro service area.
John Leonard
#Service

Television is a corporate vulgarity
John Leonard
#Vulgarity

He seems to have gone to his icebox, pulled out all the cold obsessions, mixed them in a bowl, beat too lightly and baked too long.
John Leonard
#Australian Poet

The rich are different from you and me because they have more credit.
John Leonard
#Australian Poet

In the cellars of the night, when the mind starts moving around old trunks of bad times, the pain of this and the shame of that, the memory of a small boldness is a hand to hold.
John Leonard
#Australian Poet

There are too many ironies in the fire.
John Leonard
#Australian Poet #Fire

Books fall from Garry Wills like leaves from a maple tree in a sort of permanent October.
John Leonard
#Australian Poet

Aspiring to a soufflé, he achieves a pancake at which the reader saws without much appetite.
John Leonard
#Appetite

Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?
John Leonard
#Past #Australian Poet