A. A. Thomson Quotes (1 quote)
“I had devoted too much of my life to this utterly irrational game. I would chuck the whole thing and take to Strindberg for amusement.”
―A. A. Thomson
Cricket My Happiness (1955)
“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.”
―Robert Louis Stevenson
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
―Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Maxims and Reflections of Goethe, translated by Thomas Bailey Saunders, Macmillan and Company, 1906, p. 130. Variant translation: "It is not enough to know, we must also apply; it is not enough to will, we must also do."
“An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.”
On her husband, Max Mallowan. As quoted in: "An Agatha Christie Chronology" by Nancy Blue Wynne, Ace Books, 1976. Also in: "The Life of the Party" (1956) by Bennett Cerf
The Art of War, Ch. 3
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A. A. Thomson
Bio: Arthur Alexander Thomson, MBE was an English writer best known for his books on cricket, for which he used the byline AA Thomson. He wrote nearly 60 books in all, including plays, novels, verse, humour and travel books.