Quote of the Day, Olympics edition


Today’s NY Times: U.S. Hockey Team Starts to Believe Again.
I don’t know Jeff Klein and have not previously noted his by-line, but my hat is off to him today for a decsription of a bad tacticl choice by the Cabadian Olympic hockey team in "finishing their checks" against US players who had just passed the puck:  "That form of physicality, so full of sound and fury, signified nothing."

Nicely played, sir; nicely played.

This is Macbeth’s lament for his freshly dead queen, full of juicy and memorable phrases:

She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.


© Sandy Mattingly 2010



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