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Some say our national pastime is baseball. Not me. It's gossip.
If I were to name my favorite pastime, I'd have to say talking about myself. I love it and I think most other people do too. We need, people like us, more listeners and less talkers.
Art is not a pastime but a priesthood.
Certainly the most diverse, if minor, pastime of literary life is the game of Find the Author.
We always think of a diet with a big groan. But I think diets are fun. I think it is an American pastime for a lot of women.
When you're growing up, you play dress-up - it's a game, it's a pastime. And then as you get older, getting ready and looking nice becomes this constant stress. I want to make it fun again.
I think the dual existence thing is a regular pastime for all human beings, and for that matter anything in this universe.
I myself am pathetically impressed when I meet writers of very long novels. How can they spend so many hundreds of hours at the miserable, lonely pastime of creating fiction?
True fans of the Constitution, like true fans of the national pastime, acknowledge the critical role of human judgment in making tough calls. We don't expect flawless interpretation. We expect good faith. We demand honesty.
I love how the men stand around cooking the barbie while the women have done all the work beforehand doing the marinade and making the salads and then everybody says, 'what a great barbie' to the guy cooking. A barbecue is just the ultimate blokes' pastime, isn't it?
But baseball bounced back in the next decade to reclaim its place as the national pastime: new heroes, spirited competition, and booming prosperity gave birth to dreams of expansion, both within the major leagues and around the world.
It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
Queen Elizabeth II
In Australia, not reading poetry is the national pastime.
Baseball may be our national pastime, but the age-old tradition of taking a swing at Congress is a sport with even deeper historical roots in the American experience. Since the founding of our country, citizens from Ben Franklin to David Letterman have made fun of their elected officials.
In all our quest of greatness, like wanton boys, whose pastime is their care, we follow after bubbles, blown in the air.
My favorite pastime is to write.
There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.
Baseball has long been a national pastime that many Americans have cherished.
The national pastime is juiced.
You know this baseball game of ours comes up from the youth. That means the boys. And after you've been a boy, and grow up to know how to play ball, then you come to the boys you see representing themselves today in our national pastime.
My favorite travel pastime is writing music, either with my guitar or on my computer.
Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment, my story does not lend itself to such treatment.
I think it puts baseball back on the map as a sport. It's America's pastime and just look at everyone coming out to the ballpark. It has been an exciting year.
Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.
The sportsman knows that a sport is a recreation, a game, an amusement and a pastime, but his eyes are fixed on a higher goal, on the most important thing in his life, which is his education or his vocation.
Being the chief minister of a regional government is just a pastime compared with the hellish job of being prime minister of two different communities brought together.
Elio Di Rupo
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