November 15, 2016

W. P. Kinsella Quotes

“Hardly anybody recognizes the most significant moments of their life at the time they happen.”

“Heroes don’t need to talk about what they did.”

“Syzygy, inexorable, pancreatic, phantasmagoria — anyone who can use those four words in one sentence will never have to do manual labor.”

“The memories will be so thick that the outfielders will have to brush them away from their faces.”

“The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has been erased like a blackboard, only to be rebuilt and then erased again. But baseball has marked time while America has rolled by like a procession of steamrollers.”

“The one constant through all the years has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It’s been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt, and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game, is a part of our past. It reminds us of all that once was good, and what could be again. Oh people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come.”

“They’ll pass over the money without even looking at it—for it is money they have, and peace they lack.”

“Two years ago at dusk on a spring evening, when the sky was a robin’s-egg blue and the wind as soft as a day-old chick, as I was sitting on the verandah of my farm home in eastern Iowa, a voice very clearly said to me, ‘If you build it, he will come.”