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Quotes About Boxing

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Johnny Cash
“My arms are too short to box with God.”
Johnny Cash

Muhammad Ali
“If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, then they can sure make something out of you.”
Muhammad Ali

“Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.”
Muhammed Ali

Wayne  Kelly
“The same hand that can write a beautiful poem, can knock you out with one punch—that's Poetic Justice.”
Wayne Kelly

Andre Agassi
“Only boxers can understand the loneliness of tennis players - and yet boxers have their corner men and managers. Even a boxer's opponent provides a kind of companionship, someone he can grapple with and grunt at. In tennis you stand face-to-face with the enemy, trade blows with him, but never touch him or talk to him, or anyone else. The rules forbid a tennis player from even talking to his coach while on the court. People sometimes mention the track-and-field runner as a comparably lonely figure, but I have to laugh. At least the runner can feel and smell his opponents. They're inches away. In tennis you're on an island. Of all the games men and women play, tennis is the closest to solitary confinement....”
Andre Agassi, Open

Wayne  Kelly
“Never Fight ugly people—they have nothing to Lose.”
Wayne Kelly

Muhammad Ali
“I'll beat him so bad he'll need a shoehorn to put his hat on.”
Muhammad Ali

Wayne  Kelly
“Boxers, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.”
Wayne Kelly

Franny Billingsley
“Boxing’s not that straightforward,” said Eldric. “You can practice and practice, but the real experience will always be different. Lots of things are like that, actually.”
Franny Billingsley, Chime

Jarod Kintz
“I’ve often wondered why boxing gloves are bright red. If I were a boxer, I’d wear camouflage colored boxing gloves so my opponent would never see my punches coming.”
Jarod Kintz, At even one penny, this book would be overpriced. In fact, free is too expensive, because you'd still waste time by reading it.

F.X. Toole
“The old white man didn't look into your eyes, he looked clear through your eyes, and straight to the inside of the back of your head. 'Instead of runnin from pain, which is the natural thing in life, in boxing you step to it, get me?”
F.X. Toole

“No matter what anyone says, no matter the excuse or explanation, whatever a person does in the end is what he intended to do all along.”
Cus D'Amato

Jarod Kintz
“My day starts like a regular guy’s. I wake up, drink raw eggs, run around Philadelphia, and punch raw slabs of meat. Wait, that’s not my story—that’s Rocky’s. I get us confused all the time.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

Jarod Kintz
“I don’t like boxing. I prefer bagging.”
Jarod Kintz

Kay Boyle
“Some books have too much tennis.
Some books have too much baseball.
Some books have too much boxing.
Some books have too much horse.”
Kay Boyle

James Jones
“One way, he thought, the whole thing of ring fighting was hurting somebody else, deliberately, and particularly when it was not necessary. Two men who have nothing against each other get in a ring and try to hurt each other, to provide vicarious fear for people with less guts than themselves. And to cover it up they called it sports and gambled on it. He had never looked at that way before, and if there was any single thing he could not endure it was to be a dupe.”
James Jones, From Here to Eternity

Jarod Kintz
“I want to be a professional boxer. But I won’t wear gloves, because I like the way cardboard feels.”
Jarod Kintz, If you bring the booze and food, I'll bring the thirst and hunger

Jarod Kintz
“I had a dream about you. The sky looked threatening, and hail the size, shape, and color of boxing gloves started pounding us in the face. Luckily my mustache looked like Chuck Norris, and you were able to take shelter under my nose.
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Jarod Kintz, I had a dream about you 2

Jarod Kintz
“I want to merge oven mitts with boxing gloves, so I could effectively, and safely, fight fires. After all, fire fighters make better lovers.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

Jarod Kintz
“Like a boxer on a treadmill, I hit the ground running. It was my first time being in love, and if enthusiasm were a sport, I’d have been sponsored by Nike. Or Adidas, whichever offered me more money.”
Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not for Sale

Jarod Kintz
“I trained for months to be a boxer. Not Mike Tyson style, but more like Fed Ex. I’m a lover, not a fighter. Well, I’m not really a lover, but I am slightly more romantic than I am brave, and I’m not at all courageous.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. And the ageless sages.

Jarod Kintz
“A rocking chair in the middle of a boxing ring. You know, for the lover in the fighter. Also as something more entertaining than watching boxing.”
Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

Norman Mailer
“It is not uncommon for fighters’ camps to be gloomy. In heavy training, fighters live in dimensions of boredom others do not begin to contemplate. Fighters are supposed to. The boredom creates an impatience with one’s life, and a violence to improve it. Boredom creates a detestation for losing.”
Norman Mailer, The Fight

Todd Nelsen
“I ain’t never had me a single round in a professional, boxin’ ring. I’m whatcha call a street fighter, a knuckle brawler. Knives, beer bottles, chairs, chains, rocks, sticks, tire irons, and even teeth. Ya name it. I’ve seen ‘em all. And I tell ya what. When it comes to fightin,’ the quickest way to double your money in a fight is to fold it over. That don’t mean ya give up or quit. It means ya work with whatcha got and whatcha know.”
Todd Nelsen, Appetite & Other Stories

Todd Nelsen
“I ain’t never had me a single round in a professional, boxin’ ring. I’m whatcha call a street fighter, a knuckle brawler. Knives, beer bottles, chairs, chains, rocks, sticks, tire irons, and even teeth. Ya name it. I’ve seen ‘em all. And I tell ya what. When it comes to fightin,’ the quickest way to double your money in a fight is to fold it over. That don’t mean ya give up or quit. It means ya work with whatcha got and whatcha know.”
Todd Nelsen, Johnny B. Good

Virgil
“Now, whoever has courage and a strong and collected spirit in his breast, let him come forward, lace on the gloves and put up his hands. (5.363-364)”
Virgil, The Aeneid

S. Bear Bergman
“As she began to speak she stood and started to wrap herself, expertly, creating a binding in minutes that held without a wrinkle until the show ended. Peggy made a connection between binding her breasts and wrapping her hands in boxing wraps; this was what one did before battle, to protect one's self (and it is the Self, absolutely, that binding protects for many butches).”
S. Bear Bergman, Butch Is a Noun

Kameron Hurley
“Most people who watch a fight think it's all about the muscle: hitting harder, moving faster. And, yeah, sometimes it looked that way. But telling somebody that you won a fight by hitting the other person harder and more often was like telling somebody that the way you kept from drowning was by moving your arms and legs.”
Kameron Hurley, God's War

Jean-Claude Izzo
“Πυγμαχία δεν είναι μόνο να χτυπάς. Το πρώτο που πρέπει να μάθεις είναι να δέχεσαι χτυπήματα. Να τα αντέχεις. Και να φροντίζεις ώστε να σου κάνουν το μικρότερο δυνατό κακό. Η ζωή τίποτε άλλο δεν είναι από μια σειρά γύρων, ο ένας μετά τον άλλο. Να τρως και να δίνεις γροθιές, ξανά και ξανά. Να τις αντέχεις. Να μη λυγίζεις. Και να βαράς εκεί που πρέπει , τη στιγμή που πρέπει.”
Jean-Claude Izzo, Total Chaos

“To be a professional you have to act like one as well..”
Alcurtis Turner

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