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“In the Box”: The soccer quote that charges you

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1971 FA Cup Final: Liverpool v Arsenal Photo by Liverpool FC via Getty Images

“In the Box” is a dynamic Kansas City soccer column on The Blue Testament dropping news, fun, thoughts (and sometimes musings on life) most Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays by @spkclife and the TBT staff. Participation in the discussions via comment(s) are strongly encouraged.

“Quotes are important because they have the capability of expressing a thought or feeling in a clear and memorable way. They often put words to feelings you had not yet found a way to express articulately.”

A good quote makes one nod his or her head. Say “Ahh, yessss.” Feel adrenaline rise in one’s gut for its impact.

What is your favorite quote about soccer/from the soccer world?

Does it make you laugh? “We must have had 99% of the game. It was the other three percent that cost us the match.” Ruud Gullit

Is it something you agree with? “When good soccer happens, I give thanks for the miracle, and I don’t give a damn which team or country performs it.” Eduardo Galeano

Is it both of those things? “Seth!!” Peter Vermes, Sporting Kansas City manager

Or does it reflect your life philosophy? “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing.” Pele

Maybe there isn’t or shouldn’t be criteria for a good soccer quote. It just hits you.

Share your favorite soccer quote(s) below in the comments and read of others. Maybe you will find one (or more) that does it for you or that just may inspire you. (I will share some of mine as well.)

“To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, and that Hamlet is so much paper and ink.” John Boynton Priestley