See also:Top 100 Tips/Tricks/GemsTop 100 MythsGlossary of Cue Sports and Gambling Terms and Phrases. Winning is a habit; unfortunately, so is losing. [Carl Sandburg]. Fishing is not like billiards, in which it is possible to attain a disgusting perfection. [Thomas Gray]. [Benjamin Franklin] … and … A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. 4. Don’t try to get perfect shape when good shape will do (i.e., just take what is offered). My girlfriend is my hobby. It's more like a game of billiards, with a bunch of balls clustered together. There was one planet off in the seventh dimension that got used as a ball in a game of intergalactic bar billiards. I used to be an extremely talented center in high school in football. A “real man” doesn’t play safe unless he wants to win. Dr. Dave keeps this site commercial free, with no ads. I'm a championship softball and baseball player. Never bother about other people's opinions. [Vince Lombardi]. Eat well? Never ever chalk your cue tip prior to a miscue. It is easier to have fun when you are winning. … and … To succeed, you must first believe you can. The best offense is sometimes a good defense. But comedy is played at the jubilant, high-octane speed of sports like basketball or hockey. Show me a good loser and I’ll show you a loser. Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends. Think long … think wrong. Life is tough, but it sure beats the alternative. A lot of people think international relations is like a game of chess. Contact    |    Privacy Policy    |    Subscribe to E-mail List and YouTube Channel    |    Show Your Support and Donate, Dr. Dave Vimeo Video on Demand Stream/Download, Billiard University (BU) Summer School Boot Camp, by Joe Rogan and attributed to Earl Strickland, Glossary of Cue Sports and Gambling Terms and Phrases. … and … Don’t put too much “American” on the ball (i.e., never use more speed than is required for a shot). If you don’t stroke straight you shouldn’t aim straight. Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler. … and … Don’t move balls if you don’t need to. Imperfect practice makes permanent. Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him. Miniature golf, like billiards, is a game of angles. Strictures, reproaches, and intemperate speeches from the Senator of Louisiana are really the wailings of an apostle of despair; he has lost control of himself, he is trying to play billiards with elliptical billiard balls and a spiral cue. Remember St. Aloysius, who said he would continue to play billiards even if he knew he was going to die. Once-dominant games like straight pool and three-cushion billiards have lost ground to eight-ball - the game of choice for millions of tavern league players - and nine-ball, the preeminent tournament game. [Yogi Berra], Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Don’t use more power than you can control. Money is how we keep score. If you are discouraged it is a sign of pride, because it shows you trust in your own powers. Sure. I learned to approach racing like a game of billiards. By the pool that I see in my dreams, dear love, I have sat with you time and again and listened beneath the dank leaves, dear love, to the sibilant sound of the rain. Mathilde Blind. ..."And then we played Ping-Pong—” “Not pool? Hit a Million Balls (HAMB) is the only fool-proof “aiming system.”. A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. Explore Billiards Quotes by authors including Madeleine Albright, Blaise Pascal, and Juan Manuel Fangio at BrainyQuote. If you appreciate the free resources, please consider making a one-time or monthly donation to show your support: Instructional Products    |    T-Shirts/Caps/Mugs    |    Private Lessons    |    BU Courses It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf. 1. When it means everything, play as if it means nothing. “. The grip should be like shaking a lady’s hand. Quoted in Duncan Life and Letters of Spencer, ch.20. But it's not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. [ Vince Lombardi]. Every day we present the best quotes! To succeed, you must first believe you can. But it's not a game of chess, where people sit quietly, thinking out their strategy, taking their time between moves. In both cases, we can only regulate our play by what we have seen, rather than by what we have hoped; and by what we have experienced, rather than by what we have expected. “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe”, p.154, Pan Macmillan, There is a mistake in the text of this quote. Don’t cry in your beer, it will just get diluted. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Squat the rock after the break (i.e., leave the CB in the center of the table to have the most options after the break). Don’t crush it, and don’t be weak and limp wristed. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. [Yogi Berra], Without trust, your game goes bust. I would rather play a gloating winner than a sobbing loser. [Yogi Berra], Good decisions come from experience. If at first you don’t succeed … try, try, try again. Both pool and billiards qualify. Premium WordPress Themes Download. Every gentleman plays billiards, but someone who plays billiards too well, is no gentleman. These billiards slogans are sure to put a grin on your face. [Albert Einstein]. A penny saved is a penny earned. I'm a championship handball player. Don’t suffer from Analysis Paralysis. [Mark Twain]. 3. [Heywood Broun], It ain’t over till its over. I love various sports, including basketball, tennis and billiards. The same can be said for a student. Take what’s offered (i.e., don’t get fancy if it’s not required).