Roger Angell was an American essayist known for writing on sports, especially baseball. He was a regular contributor to The New Yorker and was its chief fiction editor for many years.
Roger wrote numerous works of fiction, non-fiction and criticism, and for many years he wrote an annual Christmas poem for New Yorker.
Roger Angell Quotes
- Since baseball time is measured only in outs, all you have to do is succeed utterly; keep hitting, keep the rally alive, and have defeated time. You remain forever young.
- I felt what I almost always feel when I am watching a ballgame: Just for those two or three hours, there is no place I would rather be.
- I don’t read Scripture and cling to no life precepts, except perhaps to Walter Cronkite’s rules for old men, which he did not deliver over the air: Never trust a fart. Never pass up a drink. Never ignore an erection.
- Writing is hard, even for authors who do it all the time.