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Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
War is a racket. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
War is just a racket... I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else.
I was just another long-haired teenage kid with visions of grandeur, strumming a tennis racket or a broom in front of his bedroom mirror.
Jon Bon Jovi
The day I'm not improving will be the day I hang up the racket.
My father had never watched tennis, never liked tennis too much. He said, 'OK, we buy a racket, we watch together,' because we didn't know anything. It was a process of learning together that made it more interesting.
And then it was like, wait, you can go to college and study theater? And act in plays? This is almost a racket, you know. And then when the opportunity came along to do it professionally, I thought I'd won the lottery.
I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash.
I used to cut guitars out of a piece of cardboard to copy the Strat look. I used a backwards tennis racket for a while and graduated to the cardboard cutout.
My father was a carpenter, a very good carpenter. He also worked for the Jones boys. They were not family members, we weren't related at all. They started the policy racket in Chicago, and they had the five and dime store.
I'll let the racket do the talking.
All the arts in America are a gigantic racket run by unscrupulous men for unhealthy women.
I let my racket do the talking. That's what I am all about, really. I just go out and win tennis matches.
I carried through well with my tennis. I got the respect by usage of the tennis racket.
What we have to do now is to make the public at large aware that what we're looking at is not a historical event but - and I have to be brutal and I am going to say it - a racket.
Scriptwriting is the toughest part of the whole racket... the least understood and the least noticed.
History is full of really good stories. That's the main reason I got into this racket: I want to make the argument that history is interesting.
The old saying that war is a racket has taken on an even more shameful meaning.
I'm in the wrong racket if I didn't want a public life.
I don't think there is a good reason for an abortion, but Dr. Jasper made me really realize it was just a racket. He was just doing it for the money. He didn't care about the women.
Somebody's always getting me to come lecture to their writing class, and I don't talk about writing at all, I talk about the business of making a living at this racket.
I started in this racket in the early '70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of.
I had one good racket, a Wilson Javelin. It was my favorite racket, and I made the mistake of putting it next to the heater. It just got so hot that it melted.
Basically I started playing double handed on both my forehand and backhand side because my first racket was very heavy.
I had not picked up a tennis racket in 15 years, so I tried.
When I was a freelancer, I thought this journalism thing was a racket, and now that I'm where I am now, I know it's a racket.
I'm not an activist. I'm trying to get off the whole atheist racket.
I have to give my family credit for putting up with the racket, because as some of you may know, its not the easiest thing in the world to live with a kid who's trying to become a rock and roll drummer.
To me, anyone with an Australian accent wielding a tennis racket is cool.
I grew up in the 1950s at the beginning of rock n' roll, and would strum a tennis racket in front of the mirror.
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