Away with Words
      "They have been at a great feast of languages, and stolen the scraps."
    -- Love's Labour's Lost



"He ain't no one-engine pony."
    — Former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal on Warriors guard Stephen Curry

"His ceiling is through the roof"
    — NBA player Keyon Dooling on top draft pick John Wall

"I have two weapons -- my legs, my arm, and my brain."
    — Michael Vick, former Atlanta Hawks quarterback, quote seen 8/5/09

"The world is literally her oyster."
    — Sarah Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton, 7/9/09

"It was definitely motivation. I have to put my head back to the grindstone and keep grinding."
    — Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper on being benched, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/21/02

"We're optimistic that this injury will not preclude Patrick from missing a large amount of time."
    — Warriors GM Chris Mullin on an injury to draft pick Patrick O'Bryant

"Her only full-time paid employee is a pleasant young woman with a nose ring named Rebecca ..."
   — Peter J. Boyer, "Club Rules," The New Yorker, Feb. 17 and 28, 2003

"After having osteoarthritis for eight years, Mrs. Lucille P. Leisure's wheelchair is gathering dust."
    — Adelle Davis, Let's Get Well, Signet/New American Library, 1965

"He fuels the fire that he brings to the table, and as players we all respect that and feed off it."
    — Quarterback Jake Plummer about his coach, San Francisco Chronicle, 10/25/02

"I'm going to turn this team around 360 degrees!"
    — Jason Kidd

"I don't even know who I am anymore, and I think a lot of us feel that way."
    — Sixers forward Chris Webber, on his team's struggles

Also, for wordsmithery, don't forget the immortal Dan Quayle.

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