? Joe Garagiola, sportscaster: "Everybody on the Cardinals used to fuss about Preacher Roe's spitball except Stan Musial. He'd say, 'What's the difference? I'll just hit the dry side of the ball.' "
? Craig Breedlove, former world land-speed record holder, describing how he knew he was in trouble when his rocket-powered auto became airborne at 377 mph: "The sky was in the wrong direction, and I saw it go round and round."
? Johnny Miller, pro golfer, on Jack Nicklaus: "When he plays well, he wins. When he plays badly, he finishes second. When he plays terrible, he finishes third."
? Hank Stram, Kansas City Chiefs coach, dismissing the theory that exhibition games are meaningless: "I think we are all such creatures of habit that if we establish a winning habit, it's easier to maintain. If you lose six in a row there's no way you can convince me that you wouldn't go into the season feeling pretty shaky."