I find it terrible when talents are rejected based on computer stats. Based on the criteria at Ajax now I would have been rejected. When I was 15, I couldn't kick a ball 15 meters with my left and maybe 20 with my right. My qualities technique and vision, are not detectable by a computer.

— Sayings

Thrilling Ajax quotations

At Adaptive Path, we've been doing our own work with Ajax over the last several months, and we're realizing we've only scratched the surface of the rich interaction and responsiveness that Ajax applications can provide.

Ajax isn't a technology. It's really several technologies, each flourishing in its own right, coming together in powerful new ways.

Ajax is an important development for Web applications, and its importance is only going to grow.

The only thing that I know about Feyenoord, is that they are from the country of Ajax

I'd have to say I enjoy myself a lot more, really.

I don't feel so much responsibility as I did in other teams. It felt sometimes at Ajax and Liverpool that it had to be me. Now, every time I go out on to the pitch, I enjoy myself and laugh. I have gone through too many difficult times in my career and I don't want to keep thinking about them.

Leo [Messi] is the best player of all time - better than Pele, Maradona or Cruyff. There have been some great teams in history - Pele's Brazil, Cruyff's Ajax, Sacchi's Milan - but in the past 20 years this Barcelona team is the best.

It is not far-fetched to draw a line from Operation Ajax through the Shah's repressive regime and the Islamic Revolution to the fireballs that engulfed the World Trade Center in New York.

Google is making a huge investment in developing the Ajax approach.

If someone states that Ajax played a negative game then maybe we are smarter than Manchester City.

Ajax the great Himself a host.

The prayer of Ajax was for light.

Ajax is a multicultural club, and we have found that many talented immigrant players quit when they reach puberty. So we wanted to tackle this problem with someone from the same background who had come through it. And that was Edgar Davids. During one of our fights, I pointed that out to him. But it had nothing to do with his skin colour.

When I was playing in the Ajax youth teams - when I was, say, 14, 15 - you started to get all those international youth tournaments. All those English teams came. Well, the English were much further than we were.

Ajax was spending too much money; they were buying players that were too expensive. If you get 100 per cent, you can't spend 120 per cent. It's quite easy.

Italians can never win from you, but you can lose to them.

(when asked about Ajax's chances in the 1995 Champs League final against AC Milan)

When I was young, I dreamed of playing for Ajax and Arsenal. Both dreams have come true.

Soft is the strain when zephyr gently blows, And the smooth stream in smoother numbers flows; But when loud surges lash the sounding shore, The hoarse rough verse should like the torrent roar. When Ajax strives some rock's vast weight to throw, The line too labours, and the words move slow: Not so when swift Camilla scours the plain, Flies o'er th' unbending corn, and skims along the main.

The light of Heaven restore; Give me to see, and Ajax asks no more.

We read about how Ajax and Achilles will die for each other, but very little about the friendship of women.