1. "Algernon is a pleasant companion. At mealtimes, he takes his place at the small gateleg table. He likes pretzels, and today he took a sip of beer while we watched the ballgame on TV. I think he rooted for the Yankees."
- Quote by Daniel Keyes
2. "(Awesome is the word one uses for Eleanor Roosevelt, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and pitching a no-hit no-run ballgame. Not available for the crappy cheese quesadilla you had this afternoon, nor for anybody who Dances with the Stars. With or without a wooden leg.)"
- Harlan Ellison, Can & Can'tankerous
3. "ballgame, sit at home and watch videos, whatever you like to do. Then prepare your favorite meal or go to a restaurant and have them prepare it. Show your friend your talent—remember this person likes and respects you for who you are. So if you can balance a Ping-Pong ball on the tip of your nose, go ahead and do that. Show him or her how good you are. Talk to your friend about the lessons you have learned, and invite him or her to share a lesson learned from you. Instead of fussing and worrying about how different you are, be grateful that you’re unique. Celebrate being you. God, thanks for me, too."
- Melody Beattie, More Language of Letting Go: 366 New Daily Meditations
4. "BERNSTEIN: I’ll read you the first few paragraphs. (He got as far as the third. Mitchell responded, JEEEEEEEEESUS every few words.) MITCHELL: All that crap, you’re putting it in the paper? It’s all been denied. Katie Graham’s gonna get her tit caught in a big fat wringer if that’s published. Good Christ! That’s the most sickening thing I ever heard. BERNSTEIN: Sir, I’d like to ask you a few questions about— MITCHELL: What time is it? BERNSTEIN: Eleven thirty. I’m sorry to call so late. MITCHELL: Eleven thirty. Eleven thirty when? BERNSTEIN: Eleven thirty at night. MITCHELL: Oh. BERNSTEIN: The committee has issued a statement about the story, but I’d like to ask you a few questions about the specifics of what the story contains. MITCHELL: Did the committee tell you to go ahead and publish that story? You fellows got a great ballgame going. As soon as you’re through paying Ed Williams* and the rest of those fellows, we’re going to do a story on all of you."
- Carl Bernstein, All the President's Men