quote by Jackie Robinson

Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life.

— Jackie Robinson

Sentimental Grandstand quotations

A dark horse, which had never been thought of, rushed past the grandstand in sweeping triumph.

But to hear Kennedy when he was grandstanding in front of the McClellan Committee you might have thought I was making as much out of the pension fund as the Kennedys made out of selling whiskey.

I have the happy circumstance of either being accused of political grandstanding on the one hand or cover-ups on the other.

The heavens were the grandstands and only the gods were spectators.

The stake was the world, the forfeit was the player's place at the table, and the game had no recess. It was the most dangerous of all sports and the most fascinating. It got in the blood like wine. It aged men forty years in forty days. It ruined nervous systems in an hour.

In the press grandstand where I watched Discovery rise against the cloudless sky, the media hit the abort button on cynicism. The Earth shook to the sounds of man, three miles away. The candle lit. . . only someone stripped of awe can leave a launch untouched.

Green grass, green grandstands, green concession stalls, green paper cups, green folding chairs and visors for sale, green and white ropes, green-topped Georgia pines. If justice were poetic, Hubert Green would win it every year.

Life begins when you get out of the grandstand into the game.

That's what race fans love to see. That's what they bought this ticket for. That's what they're sitting in the grandstands rooting on their favorite driver for is to see him get out there, mix it up clean and bring it home just like we were, third and fourth.

I thought I had to show all my stuff and I almost tore the boards of the grandstand with my fastball.

There are people that grandstand and seem to be publicly politically engaged because they like the attention, more than because they're genuinely concerned about the world. But I don't think that's the majority.

People are either driven to action or complacency, mission or rust.

You're either participating in the Game of Life or you're watching it from the grandstands.

We are making politics a spectator sport in which our only duty is to vote somebody into office and then retire to the grandstands.

What you lose as you age is witnesses, the ones that watched from early on and cared, like your own little grandstand.

The most important lesson I learned...was that the winner of a gunplay usually was the one who took his time. The second was that, if I hoped to live on the frontier, I would shun flashy trick-shooting--grandstand play--as I would poison...In all my life as a frontier peace officer, I did not know a really proficient gunfighter who had anything but contempt for the gun-fanner, or the man who literally shot from the hip.

We must promote solid traits such as work ethics, a dignified lifestyle, matching actions to rhetoric, performance rather than grandstanding.

Bloody Jackson - he can land it on a 20 cent piece.

Trouble is, it's usually in a bloke's pocket in the grandstand.

Pioneering is never done in front of cheerleaders urging on a roaring grandstand of popular approval.

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