Inspiring quotes by George Plimpton

The top 10 most inspiring quotes by George Plimpton

  • I have never been convinced there’s anything inherently wrong in having fun.
  • I never understood people who don’t have bookshelves.
  • The smaller the ball used in the sport, the better the book.
  • It’s like people always say, Well, does sport teach you anything in life? It teaches you certain things, but it doesn’t teach you other things. It doesn’t teach, as I say, very much about marriage, very much about how to make a living, any of those things.
  • I remember being awed by it – the uniqueness and nicety of style – and I suspect I was a bit jealous because we were more or less of the same generation.
  • He still has the same way of calling to me, as if I’m still new to him, as if he has yet to get over me.
  • My favorite monologue in the book is Kate Harrington’s story of her relationship with Truman.
  • It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography, in that the reader, rather than editor, is jury.
  • Rick Bass is one of the best writers of his generation.
  • At the base of it was the urge, if you wanted to play football, to knock someone down, that was what the sport was all about, the will to win closely linked with contact.

George Plimpton (1927–2003) was an American writer, editor, and actor, known for his adventurous spirit and participatory journalism. Born in New York City, Plimpton attended Harvard University, where he became known for his literary talents and eccentricities.

Plimpton’s career spanned various fields, but he was perhaps best known for his work as the founding editor of The Paris Review, a highly influential literary magazine. Beyond his editorial work, Plimpton was renowned for his “participatory journalism” approach, immersing himself in diverse experiences to write about them authentically. This led him to undertake a wide array of endeavors, from boxing professionally to playing as a quarterback in professional football and even performing with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

His written works include numerous books and articles, often blending humor, insight, and keen observation. Some of his notable publications include “Paper Lion,” detailing his experiences as an amateur quarterback for the Detroit Lions, and “The Bogey Man,” chronicling his adventures attempting to become a professional golfer.

Throughout his career, Plimpton’s wit, charm, and willingness to dive headfirst into new experiences endeared him to readers and solidified his legacy as a pioneering figure in American journalism and literature.

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