Bear Bryant, Texas A&M football coach, when asked if he would accept a coaching job at Alabama: " Alabama is my school.... When you are out playing as a kid, say you heard your mother call. If you thought she just wanted you to do the chores you might not want to answer her. But if you thought she needed you, you'd be in in a hurry. I feel the same way about this."
Terry Jaeger, advertising manager for Kennecott Copper Company, hearing that the men who chartered his 52-foot schooner Serene and disappeared with it had been apprehended in the Canary Islands: "A shocking thing to do, taking a fellow's boat like that. Hope I can prove piracy. Like to hang them."
Sam Griffith, winner of the Miami-Nassau powerboat race, when asked what kind of man it takes to win: "He should have a head hard enough to hold up tinder a roof caving in, a self-sealing skin and luck enough to fall out of a 10-story building and walk off whistling ... fellow like Sam Griffith, for instance."
Roman Kiselev, interpreter for the touring Russian hockey team, after the Russians walked out of a professional wrestling show in Kitchener, Out.: "That's not wrestling; it's a circus."