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"Some yards is better than none yards?" - John Madden

"Meaningless yards are not meaningful." - Jon Gruden

"The ref was vertically 15 yards away." - Kevin Keegan

"Amarillio, just turn to the left and 500 yards down" - Peter Kay

"Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant; but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured." - Proverbs

"Many shots are spoiled at the last instant by efforts to add a few more yards." - Bobby Jones

"He hits the ball 130 yards and his jewelry goes 150." - Bob Hope

"[Paris] is dirty. It has pigeons and black yards. The people have white skin." - Albert Camus

"If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gates." - Charles Bukowski

"A precisely made iron chain 22 yards in length consisting of 100 links." - Edmund Gunter

"At the highest level the first two yards are in your head." - Bob Paisley

"The referee was only five or seven yards away from that incident." - Peter Drury

"Anything more than 500 yards from the car just isn't photogenic." - Edward Weston

"Fabregas literally carries 10 yards of space around in his shorts." - Ray Wilkins

"Greyhound Bus Lines motto: "We Stop For Some Damn Thing Every 200 Yards."" - Dave Barry

"Luke Willson... I believe will have as many catches and more yards than Rob Gronkowski." - Sterling Sharpe

"The ideal racecar will expire 100 yards past the finish line." - Stirling Moss

"There's nothing worth photographing more than 100 yards from the car" - Brett Weston

"My whole motto is get four yards, and if I get more than four, that's fine." - Corey Dillon

"Most of suburbia will end up in three ways: ruins, slums, salvage yards for materials." - James Howard Kunstler

"As long as I can stay north or south, I'm gaining yards." - Jamal Lewis

"The collisions happen 40 yards down the field, so if you take off from 5 yards or 10, it does not even matter. Do I make sense? I mean, come on." - Will Muschamp

"The awful thing about being fat is you can't get away from it. Everywhere you go, there it is; all round you; hanging and swinging, yards and yards of it, under your arms, everywhere. And everyone else is so thin." - Charlotte Bingham

"You cover 50 yards on the playing field of faith with a story that downplays your success. You cover 3 yards, or you may even end up backward, with anything that up-plays or promotes you." - Max Lucado

"The first one I hit pretty flush with one hand - went about 200 yards. And the second one I shanked, and it rolled into a crater about 40 yards away." - Alan Shepard

"When they are 50 yards from Parliament Hill, they are no longer honourable members, they are just nobodies." - Pierre Trudeau

"My life, between 22 yards for 24 years... It's hard to imagine that this is coming to an end." - Sachin Tendulkar

"A lot of times I did lose yards on a run, but it wasn't for lack of trying." - Barry Sanders

"An athlete may run ten thousand miles in order to prepare for one hundred yards. Quantity gives experience." - Ray Bradbury

"When I read "The Whole Nine Yards" I was like, 'Okay, this is a G-spot role'." - Amanda Peet

"For the first 40 yards I am one of the fastest guys. After that, it's a horse race." - Ray Rice

"It doesn't matter matter how many yards you ran for last year. You've got to do it again." - Priest Holmes

"Funny how a wife can spot a blonde hair at twenty yards, yet miss the garage doors." - Corey Ford

"Not all the arts of diplomacy are learned solely in its practice. There are other exercise yards." - Dean Acheson

"The best way to gain more yards is advance the ball down the field from the line of scrimmage." - John Madden

"Chicago's buoy was a couple of hundred yards astern of Arizona, and I was saddened to look at her." - Jack Adams

"We lived within two hundred yards of the sea, and its voice was in our ears night and day." - Edward Carpenter

"Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through, and you could go in the back way." - Henry David Thoreau

"In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort, which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River." - Daniel Boone

"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards." - Thalassa Cruso

"The good thing about L.A. is that there's always someone more famous 100 yards away from me." - Seth Rogen

"Go ahead and gamble a lie. A person who will not tell you seven lies within a hundred yards is useless as a man." - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

"Our impatience of miles, when we are in a hurry; but it is still best that a mile should have seventeen hundred and sixty yards." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I've been treated there (Camden Yards in Baltimore) just like everywhere else: you got everyone booing for you. I take that as a compliment." - Albert Belle

"On the shining yards of heaven See a wider dawn unfurled. . . . The eternal slaves of beauty Are the masters of the world." - Bliss Carman

"My son's 18, 142 pounds and hits it 40 (yards) by me. Instead of to the pin, he's lasering the distance between me and him." - Fred Funk

"Global warming has already triggered a sea level rise that could reach from 6 metres (19.69 ft) to 25 metres (27.34 yards)." - James Hansen

"Don't sit back and wait for God to do it all. Ask for His advice, but be prepared to do the hard yards yourself." - Morris Gleitzman

"It is so beautifully ironic that St. Francis - the great lover of animals - is now a pigeon's target in countless yards." - Mark Hart

"Anyone who's just driven 90 yards against huge men trying to kill them has earned the right to do Jazz hands." - Craig Ferguson

"If we (Lauren and Jim) ever get married, we're just going to put helmets on, run into each other from a hundred yards, and smash together like rams" - Jim Carrey

"You don't get hurt running straight ahead...three-yards-and-a-cloud-of-dust offense. I will pound you and pound you until you quit." - Woody Hayes

"He was a player that hasn't had to use his legs even when he was nineteen years of age because his first two yards were in his head." - Glenn Hoddle

"I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around." - Jack Handey

"The rhinoceros stood ... about five hundred yards away ... not a twentieth-century animal at all, but an odd, grim straggler from the Stone Age." - Winston Churchill

"Press passes can't be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the President." - Ann Coulter

"Oh-do be careful with that! That's my Buddha hand grenade. Twist the head twice and throw it and anyone within ten yards can say their prayers." - Anthony Horowitz

"Is Coors Field a good park to hit in? Yeah. So are Wrigley Field and Camden Yards. I didn't design Coors Field-I just play there." - Todd Helton

"In life or in football, touchdowns rarely take place in seventy yard increments. Usually it's three yards and a cloud of dust." - Rush Limbaugh

"We'd get into these little towns and tell 'em to get out the fastest guy in town and Jesse Owens would spot him ten yards and beat him." - Jesse Owens

"When I got to Los Angeles, I started building cabins in peoples' yards, building post-and-beam structures and cutting the joinery for those." - Nick Offerman

"I can't hit a ball more than 200 yards. I have no butt. You need a butt if you're going to hit a golf ball." - Dennis Quaid

"The thing about Mumbai is you go five yards and all of human existence is revealed. It's an incredible cavalcade of life, and I love that." - Julian Sands

"At USC, if you're running back there, and you do gain you over 1,500 yards, people see you as a candidate, but not one of the top ones." - Marcus Allen

"I was in the back part of the bunker, so I had to carry the whole bunker. It was probably 20 yards." - Trent Dilfer

"It's grossly unfair to judge Walter Payton solely on the yards he gains. He is a complete football player, better than Jim Brown, better than O.J. Simpson." - Jim Finks

"Where I fall down is my short game. I don't practice enough, and when I have to take a half swing from 50 yards out, that's trouble." - Pete Sampras

"I just found out about 10 days ago that I must live 300 or 400 yards from Britney Spears... so now I have to move." - George Clooney

"Sure, you can mix the flour, baking soda, salt, shortening, and the whole nine yards, but why wouldn't you just pull out a box of Bisquick?" - Sandra Lee

"I can tell from about 20 yards away when someone has a manuscript for me. I can just tell - they have that look." - Mark Leyner

"I would love it if my films made a lot of money, and may I say that 'The Yards' is the only one that's lost money." - James Gray

"A cow peacefully grazing fifty yards away received one of the bullets in her back. She had nothing to do with the quarrel all the same." - Jules Verne

"I would sacrifice 1,000 yards rushing to win a Super Bowl. But I want to be the first back to have back-to-back 2,000-yard seasons." - Adrian Peterson

"When you're poor, you know nothing about the future, you know nothing about the world, nothing that goes on outside 300 yards around you." - Lee Trevino

"I had formed a black movement, so I would speak for the Trotskyist movement and then walk about a hundred yards to where the black movement was speaking." - C L R James

"The working life of the businessman has the psychology of a hundred-yards race, but as the race upon which he is engaged is one whose only goal is the grave, the concentration, which is appropriate enough for a hundred yards, becomes in the end somewhat excessive." - Bertrand Russell

"Creeping with awe to the verge, I peered down into a large rent which had been made from bank to bank of the broad Zambezi, and saw that a stream of a thousand yards broad leaped down a hundred feet [30 m] and then became suddenly compressed into a space of fifteen to twenty yards." - David Livingstone

"Colorful garments - ball gowns, kimonos, evening pajamas - made from yards upon yards of iridescent silk or velvet. I own an unjustifiable number of such outfits and jump at the chance to wear them. Against the etiquette about which I am otherwise all too conscious, I frequently, and unrepentantly, overdress for the occasion." - Julia Glass

"When I'm out there, you just have to react. That's why you work on those throws. When you're in the moment, you can't think to yourself, 'How do I get this to go 47 yards and be 2 yards inside the sideline?'" - Aaron Rodgers

"I developed my training routine going into my senior year at Jackson State. I found this sandbank by the Pearl River near my hometown, Columbia, Miss. I laid out a course of 65 yards or so. Sixty-five yards on sand is like 120 on turf, but running on sand helps you make your cuts at full speed." - Walter Payton

"But whether, for example, a coat can be exchanged for twenty yards of linen cloth or for forty yards is not a matter of chance, but depends upon objective conditions, upon the amount of socially necessary labor time contained in the coat and in the linen respectively." - Rudolf Hiferding

"People who believe the earth was created 6000 years ago, when it's actually 4.5 billion years old, should also believe the width of North America is 8 yards. That is the scale of the error." - Richard Dawkins

"I shot a wild elephant in Africa thirty yards from me, and it didn't hit the ground until it was right at my feet. I wasn't a bit scared. But a four foot putt scares me to death." - Sam Snead

"The enemy are only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to our last man and our last round." - Som Nath Sharma

"she was a little startled by seeing the Cheshire Cat sitting on a bough of a tree a few yards off. The Cat only grinned when it saw Alice." - Lewis Carroll

"When I breathe down my nose to say how do you do to a horse, it can hear that breath at anything up to twenty yards, for horses have the most acute sense of hearing." - Barbara Woodhouse

"Forgive me, O Heavenly Father, according to the multitude of Thy mercies. I have lusted in my heart to break a man's skull and scatter the stench of his brains across several people's back yards." - Barbara Kingsolver

"The human body has absolutely no requirement for animal flesh. Nobody has ever been found face-down 20 yards from Burger King because they couldn't get their Whopper in time." - Michael Klaper

"The word "good" has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"If I had to choose between dribbling past 5 players and scoring from 40 yards at Anfield or shagging miss world, it'd be a hard choice. Thankfully, i've done both" - George Best

"My writing is done in railroad yards while waiting for a freight, in the fields while waiting for a truck, and at noon after lunch. Towns are too distracting." - Eric Hoffer

"The one thing about the music business is that there is no rulebook. It's not like the NFL or something where there's four downs to get ten yards or baseball where it's three strikes and you're out." - Zakk Wylde

"It has a strange, quick jar upon the ear, That cocking of a pistol, when you know A moment more will bring the sight to bear Upon your person, twelve yards off or so." - Lord Byron

"Bang! Bang! The pistol shots were almost simultaneous. A cow peacefully grazing fifty yards away received one of the bullets in her back. She had nothing to do with the quarrel all the same." - Jules Verne

"Remember I've seen a video tape of a Scotland-England match and I've seen him miss a chance from five yards. It was against England and he couldn't score. So what does that say?" - Berti Vogts

"It was bad enough to have toppled from the Olympic heights to make my living competing with animals. But the competition wasn't even fair. No man could beat a race horse, not even for 100 yards." - Jesse Owens

"He seems faster too me. He could get seven to 10 yards in a pretty comfortable fashion. I went up to our defense and said `Hey guys, that guy is pretty fast.'" - Les Miles

"Should I ever marry, Watson, I should hope to inspire my wife with some feeling which would prevent her from being walked off by a housekeeper when my corpse was lying within a few yards of her." - Arthur Conan Doyle

"A hundred yards away, Mike Newton was lowering Bella's limp body to the sidewalk. She slumped unresponsively against the wet concrete, her skin chalky as a corpse. I almost took the door off the car." - Stephenie Meyer

"I've whipped the Harvard graduate's ass. Nothing against Harvard - it's a hell of a school - but there I was, twenty five yards behind, wrapped in leg irons, and I beat him." - Don King

"What's the longest walk in golf? It's from the practice tee to the first tee. I don't care if it's 10 yards. It's the longest walk in golf. Winners take their swing with them. Losers don't." - Moe Norman

"I could throw a pass to a spot as well as anyone who ever lived - But that's a God-given talent. I could never stand back and flick the ball 60 yards downfield with my wrists like Dan Marino does." - Otto Graham

"I could run 200 yards at a stretch, I could duck between players, I felt free to make plays that suited me best. It wasn't like football then and basketball today, where coaches tell you what foot to put down." - Jim Brown

"Splendid cheeses they were, ripe and mellow, and with a two hundred horse-power scent about them that might have been warranted to carry three miles, and knock a man over at two hundred yards." - Jerome K Jerome

"One thing about tourists is that it is very easy to get away from them. Like ants they follow a trail and a few yards each side of that trail there are none." - Nancy Mitford

"Let me tell you what's fun in golf - low scores. The manufacturers have tricked people into believing that distance is everything. There is no place on the scorecard that says you need to hit it 350 yards." - Hal Sutton

"It was hypnotic, and then it was unsettling, and finally I became aware of another entity in my universe, sitting on the shore two hundred yards away, smoking a pipe..." - Laurie R King

"You can play hard. You can play aggressive. You can give 120% but if one guy is out of position then someone is running through the line of scrimmage and he is going to gain a bunch of yards." - Bill Belichick

"The very dogs that sullenly bay the moon from farm-yards in these nights excite more heroism in our breasts than all the civil exhortations or war sermons of the age." - Henry David Thoreau

"I eat breakfast 300 yards from 4000 Cubans, who are trained to kill me, so don't think for one second that you can come down here, flash your badge and make me nervous." - Jack Nicholson

"I'm not an athlete; I'm a quarterback. I don't have great speed, and I can't throw 90 yards down the field. I win games because I've done the mental preparation." - Joey Harrington

"If you want me to come and caddie for you full time, you've got to sit down and do some hard work and do some hard yards because that's what I expect." - Steve Williams

"A primary flaw in my psychology is that I'll give people a hundred yards' worth of rope with which to hang themselves, but once they reach that hundred-yard line, I strangle them to death with it." - Jim Goad

"Figure out where you are on the field. If you're past 15 or so yards, the ball is going down the field. When you're in great position, you're able to control the receiver." - Antonio Cromartie

"Einstein said God doesn't play dice with the universe, but I don't know-maybe not as a whole, but I think he gets a pretty big kick out of messing in peoples' back yards." - Dennis Koenig

"The graveyard is about fifty by a hundred yards inside a wire fence. There are almost no trees in it: a lemon verbena and a small magnolia; it is all red clay and very few weeds." - James Agee

"Why, Madam, do you know there are upward of thirty yards of bowels squeezed underneath that girdle of your daughter's? Go home and cut it; let Nature have fair play, and you will have no need of my advice." - John Abernethy

"If I had to choose between dribbling past 5 players and scoring from 40 yards at Anfield or shagging Miss World,it'd be a hard choice. Thankfully, I've done both." - George Best

"Euler calculated the force of the wheels necessary to raise the water in a reservoir ... My mill was carried out geometrically and could not raise a drop of water fifty yards from the reservoir. Vanity of vanities! Vanity of geometry!" - Frederick The Great

"The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"These weren't encouraged in the city, since the heft and throw of a longbow's arrow could send it through an innocent bystander a hundred yards away instead of the innocent bystander at whom it was aimed." - Terry Pratchett

"I limited myself to one shout a day. But I didn't like the sound of my voice. It sounded panicked, it sounded scared. And I knew from experience you can't hear more than 50 yards either way down a canyon." - Aron Ralston

"There were several things a Yale freshman was supposed to be able to do. You had to demonstrate in the Olympic-size Yale pool that you could swim 50 yards or be inducted into swimming class." - Dick Cavett

"The word was enough. It ran like fire along the line, from man to man, and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy, now not 30 yards away." - Joshua Chamberlain

"It always amazes me to think that every house on every street is full of so many stories; so many triumphs and tragedies, and all we see are yards and driveways." - Glenn Close

"The height of the pulleys from the ground was twelve yards, and consequently, when the weights had descended through that distance, they had to be wound up again in order to renew the motion of the paddle." - James Prescott Joule

"Let me explain my job very simply: My job is to line up five, seven, 10 yards in front of a man and run into him at full speed." - Ray Lewis

"I've lost a lot of teeth and square yards of hide. But I've never lost my self-respect, and I've kept what I find in few men of my age - my enthusiasm." - Rabbit Maranville

"I flew a full string of 35 combat missions over some of the most heavily defended targets in Europe. We were hitting Hitler's oil refineries, his tank factories, his aircraft factories, his railway yards. Those were our prime targets." - George Mcgovern

"The only way to win tournaments is with the short game. Over half your shots out here are within 30 or 40 yards. Ballstriking is where I'm trying to improve, yes, but more to eliminate big numbers than make birdies." - Phil Mickelson

"We tend to think of human trafficking as a foreign issue, not something that could happen here in our own back yards. But it's a fast-growing problem in the United States, in every area, with no real defined demographic." - Lori Foster

"March is a month of considerable frustration - it is so near spring and yet across a great deal of the country the weather is still so violent and changeable that outdoor activity in our yards seems light years away." - Thalassa Cruso

"Prison service vans that travel 90 miles to take a prisoner 90 yards; paedophiles free to leer at children in the very parks where they have committed horrific crimes." - Trevor Phillips

"Now I am within thirty yards of him. He must fall. The gun pours out its stream of lead. Then it jams. Then it reopens fire. That jam almost saved his life." - Manfred Von Richthofen

"I was playing in the league when Ray Guy was playing in the league. He was the best kicker I've ever seen. He could bullet that ball 70 yards." - Gale Sayers

"'The Whole Nine Yards' I liked right away. It was kind of a dark comedy at first. And just the idea of being in a movie with Bruce Willis was pretty exciting." - Matthew Perry

"Being the first black Nobel laureate, and the first African, the African world considered me personal property. I lost the remaining shreds of my anonymity, even to walk a few yards in London, Paris or Frankfurt without being stopped." - Wole Soyinka

"In December 2012, the U.S. 9th district court granted a temporary injunction to the Japanese whalers that ordered the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society U.S.A. to not approach within 500 yards of the whaling vessels." - Paul Watson

"I'm heavier, but with muscle rather than flab. It's a massive difference. It means I don't get as tired sometimes and it means that I'm hitting the ball a lot farther, about 15 yards more with my driver." - Lee Westwood

"I can make going to the dry-cleaners last an entire day, and the dry cleaners might be 150 yards from my front door. You might find it hard to believe, but I am bone-idle lazy." - Noel Gallagher

"I remember when I first walked into Mayer's cavernous office. You had to walk 50 yards to get to him, and in that time he could really study everything about you." - Esther Williams

"I've never played golf with Tiger Woods. To tell the truth, I'm not sure that watching him pound it 100 yards past me all day is something I'd like to do." - Tim Finchem

"The basketball coach cut me within two days, so I was back in the pool. I was the first one in the wall after the first 25 yards, but the last one out because I didn't have a flip turn." - Merlin Olsen

"A short term view will lead to a partial and perhaps twisted view of the whole picture. A crucial element may be missing. We may not be running the entire race. A friend of mine described a colleague as great at running the "ninety-five yard dash." That is a distinction I can do without. Lacking the last five yards makes the first ninety-five pointless. In fact, serious runners thing of it as a 110 yard dash so that no one will best them in the last few yards. You've got to think beyond the whole." - Max De Pree

"Roger stooped, picked up a stone, aimed and threw it at Henry-threw it to miss. The stone, that token of preposterous time, bounced five yards to Henry's right and fell in the water. Roger gathered a handful of stones and began to throw them. Yet there was a space round Henry, perhaps six yards in diameter, into which he dare not throw. Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. Roger was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins." - William Golding

"The back windows looked out over the fields, then the Atlantic, maybe a hundred yards away. Actually, I'm just making that bit up. I had no idea how far away the sea was. Only men could do things like that. "Half a mile." "Fifty yards." Giving directions, that sort of thing. I could look at a woman and say "Thirty-six C." Or "Let's try it in the next size up." But I had no idea how far away Tim's sea was except that I wouldn't want to walk to it in high heels." - Marian Keyes

"The roofs are shining from the rain, The sparrows twitter as they fly, And with a windy April grace The little clouds go by. Yet the back yards are bare and brown With only one unchanging tree- I could not be so sure of Spring Save that it sings in me." - Sara Teasdale

"The hardest shot in golf is a mashie at 90 yards from the green, where the ball has to be played against an oak tree, bounces back into a sandtrap, hits a stone, bounces on the green and then rolls into the cup. That shot is so difficult I have made it only once." - Zeppo Marx

"The knowledge of an unlearned man is living and luxuriant like a forest, but covered with mosses and lichens and for the most part inaccessible and going to waste; the knowledge of the man of science is like timber collected in yards for public works, which still supports a green sprout here and there, but even this is liable to dry rot." - Henry David Thoreau

"I know with my size, a lot of people might think I'm like a slasher, a make-you-miss guy, which I can do that. But I also like to lower my shoulder and get the tough yards, too. I like contact. I like to mix it up." - Javon Ringer