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National Pastime Quotes


"The national pastime is juiced," - Jose Canseco

"The national pastime is juiced." - Jose Canseco

"In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Not reading poetry amounts to a national pastime here." - Phyllis Mcginley

"Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television." - Bob Greene

"Toil is the true knight's pastime." - Charles Kingsley

"I thank heaven we have had baseball in this world... the kids... our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning." - Ronald Reagan

"Contrary to what certain comedians have led you to believe, the national French pastime is picnicking." - Bob Hope

"Nap time would become a national pastime. A man needs his beauty rest!" - Si Robertson

"Baseball has long been a national pastime that many Americans have cherished." - Jim Sensenbrenner

"Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip." - Erma Bombeck

"I feel like my dating life has become a national pastime, and Im not comfortable providing that entertainment anymore." - Taylor Swift

"It's time to cut off visas for foreign baseball players and return our national pastime to Americans." - Phyllis Schlafly

"There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all." - Lou Gehrig

"Music is a pastime, a relaxation from more serious occupations." - Alexander Borodin

"Upsetting the dope is a favorite pastime in baseball. Past performances count for but little in the national pastime. Reputations don't get you anywhere. A club is judged solely on results, and to get results, you must win ball games." - Billy Evans

"Baseball is not a conventional industry. It belongs neither to the players nor management, but to all of us. It is our national pastime, our national symbol, and our national treasure." - John Thorn

"National isolation breeds national neurosis." - Hubert H Humphrey

"Baseball is really two sports - the summer game and the autumn game. One is the leisurely pastime of our national mythology. The other is not so gentle." - Thomas Boswell

"Don't quote me on this, but if they ever manage to ban beer advertising in baseball you can kiss the national pastime goodbye." - Roger Maris

"This is America: Corporate stealing is practically the national pastime, and Goldman Sachs is far from the only company to get away with doing it." - Matt Taibbi

"I did some thinking." "That is a very dangerous pastime," Ghastek said." - Ilona Andrews

"You bet being funny helps accomplish things. I've always maintained that people don't realize how many brain cells it takes to be funny. And politics ought to be fun - after baseball it's our next favorite national pastime." - Ann Richards

"True fans of the Constitution, like true fans of the national pastime, acknowledge the critical role of human judgment in making tough calls. We don't expect flawless interpretation. We expect good faith. We demand honesty." - Eric Liu

"But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world." - John Thorn

"Taking offense has become America's national pastime; being theatrically offended supposedly signifies the exquisitely refined moral delicacy of people who feel entitled to pass through life without encountering ideas or practices that annoy them." - George Will

"...Skyscraper National Park" - Kurt Vonnegut

"Hunger makes dinners, pastime suppers." - George Herbert

"Shooting is my principal pastime." - William S Burroughs

"National honor is national property of the highest value." - James Monroe

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William E Gladstone

"A national language is a band of national union." - Noah Webster

"National injustice is the surest road to national downfall." - William Ewart Gladstone

"These are national problems that require national solutions." - Thomas Menino

"Consumerism is our national religion." - Jennifer Stone

"Baseball is our national game." - Calvin Coolidge

"National Socialism is applied biology," - Hans Schemm

"Vote in a national election." - Bill Vaughan

"Immigration security is national security." - Kellyanne Conway

"Medicine also disregards national boundaries." - Irving Langmuir

"Bullying is a national epidemic." - Macklemore

"National education to be truly national must reflect the national condition for the time being." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Complaining is the favorite pastime of millions." - Mason Cooley

"Let us live then, and be glad While young life's before us After youthful pastime had, After old age had and sad, Earth will slumber over us." - Anonymous

"Lady Clara Vere de Vere, Of me you shall not win renown: You thought to break a country heart For pastime, ere you went to town." - Alfred Tennyson

"My favorite pastime is to write." - Danny Bonaduce

"You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth - that means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime." - Babe Ruth

"Baseball, to me, is still the national pastime because it is a summer game. I feel that almost all Americans are summer people, that summer is what they think of when they think of their childhood. I think it stirs up an incredible emotion within people." - Steve Busby

"Nothing in our daily life offers more of the comfort of continuity, the generational connection of belonging to a vast and complicated American family, the powerful sense of home, the freedom from time's constraints, and the great gift of accumulated memory than does our National Pastime." - Ken Burns

"Baseball may be our national pastime, but the age-old tradition of taking a swing at Congress is a sport with even deeper historical roots in the American experience. Since the founding of our country, citizens from Ben Franklin to David Letterman have made fun of their elected officials." - Evan Bayh

"You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime." - George Herman

"There is no national science, just as there is no national multiplication table; what is national is no longer science." - Anton Chekhov

"Religion is no more national than conscience." - Victor de Riqueti, marquis de Mirabeau

"War is the national industry of Prussia." - Honore Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau

"The National Party is a dying party." - Tony Windsor

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Tuckerman

"The National League is baseball to me." - Kerry Wood

"We should raise the national minimum wage." - Hillary Clinton

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Charles Thomson

"It has become an ongoing national joke." - Billy Childish

"Overcriminalization has become a national plague." - George Will

"No one can undermine national unity." - Ivica Dacic

"I brought several national projects to Katihar." - Tariq Anwar

"The Internet knows no national borders." - Alan Dershowitz

"National Socialism and Christianity are irreconcilable." - Martin Bormann

"I've been proud to be national champion." - David Millar

"The national deficit is not rising." - Ed Balls

"Gross National Product is our Holy Grail." - Stewart Udall

"National enthusiasm is the nursery of genius." - Henry Theodore Tuckerman

"I watch a lot of 'National Geographic.'" - Ridley Scott

"Global terror does not respect national boundaries." - Vikas Swarup

"I'm doing comedy development at National Lampoon." - Kato

"Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf." - Lewis Mumford

"NDA not only stands for National Democratic Alliance but is also the National Development Alliance." - Narendra Modi

"National events determine our ideals, as much as our ideals determine national events." - Jane Addams

"The National Organization of Women is the national organization of witches." - Jerry Falwell

"Unemployment is bigger than a political party. It is a national danger and a national scandal." - Ellen Wilkinson

"Modest about our national pride - and inordinately proud of our national modesty." - Ian Hislop

"The history and national interest of Rwanda and the Rwandan people dictate our national orientation." - Paul Kagame

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response" - Tom Allen

"A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing." - Alexander Hamilton

"Beer is the Danish national drink, and the Danish national weakness is another beer." - Clementine Paddleford

"Capital in the hands of a national government forms a part of the gross national capital." - Jean-Baptiste Say

"Mercury pollution from power plants is a national problem that requires a national response." - Tom Allen

"The Olympic Games are a national cause, and a national cause calls for a nationwide attitude." - Gianna Angelopoulosdaska

"Let no one ever think for a moment that national debate means national division." - Lyndon B Johnson

"The dissolution of the nation destroys the national religion, and dethrones the national deity." - William Robertson Smith

"You can't get closer to the heart of national sovereignty than national security and intelligence services." - Gijs De Vries

"In a nation committed to better living through chemistry - where Viagra-enabled men pursue silicone-contoured women - the national pastime has a problem of illicit chemical enhancement. Steroids threaten the health of the 5 percent to 7 percent of players proved, by a mild regime of scheduled tests, to be using them. Steroids also endanger emulative young people. Further, steroids subvert what baseball is selling - fair competition. And they strike at the pleasure of engagement with America's team sport with the longest history." - George Will

"There is a progression of understanding vis-?-vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance - physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. Which is exactly the way it should be, in the eyes of the amazingly small number of people who own and control the game, because it is this finely managed distance factor that accounts for the high-profit mystique that blew the sacred institution of baseball off its national pastime pedestal in less than fifteen years." - Hunter S Thompson

"There is a progression of understanding vis-a-vis pro football that varies drastically with the factor of distance - physical, emotional, intellectual and every other way. Which is exactly the way it should be, in the eyes of the amazingly small number of people who own and control the game, because it is this finely managed distance factor that accounts for the high-profit mystique that blew the sacred institution of baseball off its 'national pastime' pedestal in less than fifteen years." - Hunter S Thompson

"However we pass Time, he passes still, Passing away whatever the pastime, And, whether we use him well or ill, Some day he gives us the slip for the last time." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Pastime passing excellent, if it he husbanded with modesty." - William Shakespeare

"I wouldn't call girls a hobby. It's a pastime." - Elvis Presley

"Twas pastime to be bound Within the sonnet's scanty plot of ground; Pleased if some souls (for such there needs must be) Who have felt the weight of too much liberty, Should find brief solace there, as I have found." - William Wordsworth

"Poetry has never been a favorite American pastime." - Natalie Goldberg

"Defining and analyzing humor is a pastime of humorless people." - Robert Benchley

"I love to cook. It is a simple pastime." - Haylie Duff

"Art is not a pastime but a priesthood." - Jean Cocteau

"When you say 'state' you mean 'national.' National Socialism. That is what Mussolini and Hitler did. National Socialism. State Capitalism. They've changed the name." - Beck

"The revolution will survive. It does not rely solely on oil for its survival. There is a national will, there is a national idea, a national project." - Hugo Chavez

"I don't think there is a national pasttime. Watching TV is a national pasttime. Really. If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV." - Michael Lewis

"Nobody ever wins the National Open. Somebody loses it." - Bobby Jones

"We beseech [God] to pardon our national and other transgressions..." - George Washington

"The university is the last remaining platform for national dissent." - Leon Eisenberg

"Whoever wants to understand National Socialist Germany must know Wagner." - Adolf Hitler

"Stupidity is a personal achievement which transcends national boundaries." - Albert Einstein

"National security is the fig leaf against freedom of information." - Ralph Nader

"...the facility at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to national security." - Jeff Miller

"Glaciers are almost gone from Glacier National Park" - Donella Meadows

"Chinese national Internet policy is very simple: Block and clone." - Michael Anti

"I am not a supporter of buying a national team." - Oliver Bierhoff

"National liberation is necessarily an act of culture" - Amilcar Cabral

"Bless the children, for the national debt is theirs." - Herbert Hoover

"I'm sorry I'm crying again on national television." - Kelly Clarkson

"Writer's make national literature, while translators make universal literature." - Jose Saramago

"I'd like to get into the National Guard." - Dan Quayle

"Peace is a national issue, not only government's responsibility." - Ashraf Ghani

"We don't declare war any more; we declare national defense." - Eugene Mccarthy

"Great, I thought. We just blowtorched a national monument." - Rick Riordan

"Everything about my life is about winning a national championship" - Kyle Dake

"Should National Security Issues be decided by a Local Referendum?" - Arun Jaitley

"No sane society chooses to commit national suicide." - John F Kennedy

"We would rather starve than sell our national honor." - Indira Gandhi

"Laughter brings the swelling down on our national psyche." - Stephen Colbert

"The national park is the best idea America ever had." - James Bryce

"Superiority and inferiority are individual, not racial or national." - Philip Wylie

"Cannon: An instrument used in the rectification of national boundaries." - Ambrose Bierce

"Queen Victoria - a mixture of national landlady and actress." - V S Pritchett

"Welfare is ... the victim of national compassion fatigue." - Ellen Goodman

"National literature begins with fables and ends with novels." - Joseph Joubert

"The Jews are the enemy of National Socialism." - Arthur Seyss-Inquart

"The Christian religion and National Socialist doctrines are not compatible." - Martin Bormann

"It's the 'National Enquirer' for the ad people" - Joe Sedelmaier

"That endless book, the newspaper, is our national glory." - Henry Ward Beecher

"National governments are under paid, under staffed, and under talented." - Terence Mckenna

"Saw Washington Monument. Phallic. Appalling. A national catastrophe." - Arnold Bennett

"We need a new approach to national security" - John F Kerry

"At school my nickname is the National Anthem girl." - Diana DeGarmo

"(The National Cancer Program is) a bunch of (obscenity)." - James D Watson

"Waterboarding ok if national security were at stake." - Fred Thompson

"America needs optimistic leadership to revive national soul." - Mike Huckabee

"The liberal agenda is the blueprint for national ruin." - James Cook

"Gross negligence in handling national security is a felony." - Bill O'Reilly

"I have not seen the National League enough to know." - Joe Maddon

"Increasingly, it's people not interested in National Geographic." - Sam Abell

"I do not add a penny to the national debt." - Hillary Clinton

"This is a national emergency, if Donald Trump wins." - Allan Nairn

"If Donald Trump wins, it's a national emergency." - Allan Nairn



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