It's not so bad for politicians and Pulitzer Prize poets and certain intellectuals in this country to sign petitions and speak out against the war in Vietnam, but when Cassius Clay did it he paid a heavy price for Freedom of Speech.
More Quotes from Floyd Patterson:There is so much hate among people, so much contempt inside people who'd like you to think they're moral, that they have to hire prizefighters to do their hating for them. And we do. We get into a ring and act out other people's hates.
I could never be with a woman during training. Because my knees would get very weak. My opinion is based on personal experience.
A prizefighter who gets knocked out or is badly outclassed suffers in a way he will never forget.
I've been knocked down more than any heavyweight champion in history.
You get into serious trouble when - during a heated exchange - the mind starts to ask questions about your behavior prior to the fight. That's why many times we see a fighter doing quite well in the ring, hitting the other guy almost at will and suddenly, after a couple of rounds of failing to put his rival down or out, he starts to think about the wrong things he did during training.
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Poetry is a mixture of common sense, which not all have, with an uncommon sense, which very few have.
Well, we didn't have our original drummer on our last record. And most of that album was not played as a band in the studio. It was mostly the world of computers and overdubs. There was very few things played live or worked out as a band.
Well, what are you going to do about it?
Benjamin F. Wade