An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.


Muhammad Ali (1942-, American boxer)


It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.


Muhammad Ali (1942-, American boxer)


The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses -- behind the lines, in the gym, and out there on the road, long before I dance under those lights.


Muhammad Ali (1942-, American boxer)


Boxing is just show business with blood.


Frank Bruno


All the time he's boxing, he's thinking. All the time he was thinking, I was hitting him.


Jack Dempsey (1895-1983, American boxer)


I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight, I'll eat this planet.


George Foreman (1949-, American boxer)


All fighters are prostitutes and all promoters are pimps.


Larry Holmes (1949-, American boxer)


A boxing match is like a cowboy movie -- there's got to be good guys, and there's got to be bad guys.


Sonny Liston


I have always adhered to two principles: the first one is to train hard and get in the best possible physical condition; the second is to forget all about the other fellow until you face him in the ring, and the bell sounds for the fight.


Rocky Marciano (1923-1969, American boxer)


It's the boxers who attract the real women, after all, with their raw primeval strength, beautifully toned bodies and just a touch of vulnerability.


Eamonn McCabe (1948-, British journalist, photographer)


That was always the difference between Muhammad Ali and the rest of us. He came, he saw, and if he didn't entirely conquer -- he came as close as anybody we are likely to see in the lifetime of this doomed generation.


Hunter S. Thompson (1939-, American journalist)


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