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

Most Powerful National Pastime quotations

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

National pastime quote When a nation becomes devoid of art and learning, it invites poverty. And when p
When a nation becomes devoid of art and learning, it invites poverty. And when poverty comes it brings in its wake of thousands of crimes.

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.

National pastime quote The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.

Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip.

Baseball has long been a national pastime that many Americans have cherished.

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.

In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Baseball is our national pastime, that is if you discount political campaigning.

Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is.

The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.

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.

The national pastime is juiced.

Nap time would become a national pastime. A man needs his beauty rest!

My writing is translated into every Indian language, it's distributed in pamphlets, in little private video things, it's everywhere. So it's a lovely pastime for the middle class to think of itself as the whole nation.

The chase is among the best of all national pastimes;

it cultivates that vigorous manliness for the lack of which in a nation, as in an individual, the possession of no other qualities can possibly atone.

Not reading poetry amounts to a national pastime here.

In short, I am convinced, both by faith and experience, that to maintain one's self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely; as the pursuits of the simpler nations are still the sports of the more artificial.

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

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

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.