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Letter "H" » Houston
«They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.»
Author: Mike Schmidt
, show up
, sports fan
, sports page
«Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.»
«New York is a granite beehive, where people jostle and whir like molecules in an overheated jar. Houston is six suburbs in search of a center.»
Author: Nigel Goslin
America and Americans
, In Search Of
, New York
«When I was with Houston at the end of my career, Bob Gibson walked up to me one day when I was running in the outfield. He asked me why I didn't quit and said what a shame it was that I was ruining a great career and just trying to hang on. Years later, I saw Gibson trying to do the same thing.»
«In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is. In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.»
Author: Simon Hoggart
, rent out
, star sign
«Houston, this is Apollo 10. You can tell the world we have arrived.»
«I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly.»