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A Book in 1 Quote: Alistair Cooke's America

“To convert luxuries into necessities, to give the mass of people the illusion, at least, that they could buy at a discount the services formerly rendered for the rich…If the general pride in these middle-class values appears to outsiders to be excessive, it ought to be said that it took excessive sweat and labor in one century to hew out of the prairie and the forest this comfort and these values, which in the next century the great-grandchildren could afford to despise.” (p. 106 more words

Why bother learning golf etiquette?

“I wrote to Mr. McEnroe, Senior. I said: “Here is the sentence once written by the immortal Bobby Jones. I thought you might like to have it done in needlepoint and mounted in a suitable frame to hang over Little John’s bed.” It says, “The rewards of golf – and of life, too, I expect – are worth very little if you don’t play the game by the etiquette as well as by the rules.” I never heard from Mr. 769 more words

Ian Hardie