The best Quotes from Fever Pitch

The best Quotes from Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch: A Fan's Life is a 1992 autobiographical essay by British author Nick Hornby. The book is the basis for two films: Fever Pitch (1997, UK) and Fever Pitch (2005, US). The first edition was subtitled "A Fan's Life", but later paperback editions were not.

I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.
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There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk!
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I never want to get to the point where it's all about my needs, and the hell with anybody else.
I'm not after fame and success and fortune and power. It's mostly that I want to have a good job and have good friends; that's the good stuff in life.
When you've been locked up in a mental institution, people are going to ask questions. It was OK, because I didn't have to act perfect all the time.
God made a very obvious choice when he made me voluptuous; why would I go against what he decided for me? My limbs work, so I'm not going to complain about the way my body is shaped.
I've committed to nothing... and that's just suicide by tiny, tiny increments.
I've been thinking with my guts since I was fourteen years old, and frankly speaking, between you and me, I have come to the conclusion that my guts have shit for brains.
It's a mystery of human chemistry and I don't understand it, some people, as far as their senses are concerned, just feel like home.
It's not what you like but what you are like that's important.
It's no wonder we're all such a mess, is it? We're like Tom Hanks in Big. Little boys and girls trapped in adult bodies and forced to get on with it.
My friends don't seem to be friends at all but people whose phone numbers I haven't lost.
People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.
Fifa cannot sit by and see greed rule the football world. Nor shall we.
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Racism and discrimination of any kind have no place in football.
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To win you have to score one more goal than your opponent.
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I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
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The first time you fall in love, it changes you forever and no matter how hard you try, that feeling just never goes away.
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You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
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I'm very good at the past. It's the present I can't understand.
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Sometimes I got so bored of trying to touch her breast that I would try to touch her between her legs. It was like trying to borrow a dollar, getting turned down, and asking for 50 grand instead.
Rob Gordon in High Fidelity
That's why; he's worried about how his life is turning out, and he's lonely, and lonely people are the bitterest of them all.
Being gay was a bit like the Olympics: It disappeared in ancient times, and then they brought it back in the twentieth century.
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Knowing that you want to die makes you less scared.
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There's nothing you can't f up if you try hard enough.
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Walk until the darkness is a memory, and you become the sun on the next traveler's horizon.
Kobe Bryant in Training Camp
Humans had always been better at killing than any other living thing.

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