Duffy Daugherty, Michigan State football coach, explaining his interest in music while introducing the Notre Dame glee club to an East Lansing audience: "I used to play the violin when I was younger, but one day I broke all the strings and I just didn't have the guts to play it after that."
Jim McCaffery, coach of Xavier University, surprise winner of the NIT basketball tournament, who was hanged in effigy this season after losing a few: "Not all the juvenile delinquents are in the poolrooms. Some are in the classrooms."
Buzzie Bavasi, general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, on the subject of Duke Snider's bum left knee and the 250-foot distance to the left field fence in L.A.: "We're not worried about Duke. If he can't play center, he'll play left. He won't hardly have to run there. All he'll have to do is turn around and watch the ball go over."
Jawaharlal Nehru, India's yoga-practicing Prime Minister: "Standing on my head increases my good humor."