Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Quote of the Day

Found in the San Antonio Spurs locker room next to Tim Duncan's locker. The quote is from 19th century social reformer Jacob Riis:

When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.
The Wikipedia profile for Riis, interestingly enough, portrays him as something of a misogynist and bigot. Well, I'm sure Saddam Hussein and David Duke have some choice ditties written down somewhere. Maybe years after their deaths we'll have them uncovered and they'll adorn the lockers of Jewish and African-American athletes.

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