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Killer Quotes – Keith Miller on Pressure, war and cricket

“Pressure is a Messerschmitt up your arse, cricket is not.”

Keith Miller – Australian cricket legend

Keith ‘Nugget‘ Miller was a war hero who served in the RAF in the Battle for Europe and is widely regarded by those in the know as Australia’s greatest cricketing all rounder. He was a every inch the dashing hero with an Australian irreverence and disregard for authority, strikingly good looking with rakish charm and the confidence born of a knowledge and faith in his own abilities it is little wonder he was, reputedly, very much the ladies man even being romantically linked with Princess Margaret, the Queen’s younger sister.

Miller was the embodiment of the complete man and had the perspective to understand what those in the present generation of sporting celebrities seem, by and large to have forgotten and Roman Generals receiving tributes following a glorious conquest retained slaves to remind them of – Fame is fleeting, you need to keep perspective about what is real and what really counts. 

Killer Quotes – Oscar Wilde – optimism and point of view

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Oscar Wilde – Lady Windermere’s Fan

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish novelist, poet and bon vivant.  Famous for his charm and his wit and for corrupting the morals of youth for which he spent time in Reading gaol.  This is one of my favourite Wilde quotes of which I have many.

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