Surely, You Can't Be Serious!?

Susie Responds: I Am Serious & Don't Call Me Shirley

Sometimes during a lesson students crack me up. I will be sharing with you some of their remarks. Remember, they are all true…

  • "The lanes just haven't gotten used to my ball yet."
  • "What arrows?"
  • "That happened because my right leg was going faster than my left."
  • "That's not a bruise on my thumb. That's Copenhagen."
  • "That shot was surely DOR" (Dead On Release)


An English professor wrote the words "woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and asked the class to punctuate it. The majority of men said, "Woman, without her man, is nothing." The women said, "Woman. Without her, man is nothing." The world is all in how we view it, huh?


  • What if the hokey-pokey is really what it's all about?
  • What shot would you throw if it were up to you? It is.
  • You can think yourself out of doing anything, but if you don't think you can do anything.
  • Output is always a function of input.
  • Destruction is an inside job.
  • You will always execute your current dominant thought.
  • Only the mediocre are always at their best.
  • If you don't invest very much, then defeat doesn't matter and winning isn't everything. (Vermeil)
  • It's not the hours you put into practice, it's the real practice you put into the hours.
  • You can't think clearly with your fists clenched.
  • Making something hard never makes it better. It just makes it hard.
  • The game ends when you quit.
  • The quality of your play never counts as much as the quality of your effort. (Wilkinson)
  • What you resist, persists.
  • It's not the act, it's the react - what happens doesn't matter. How you feel about it does.
  • Don't let what you can't do interfere with what you can do.
  • With little effort you improve exactly that much.
  • You cannot outexecute a bad fit.
  • There is not a lot of traffic on the extra mile.
  • The only difference between fear and excitement is what you call it, an "Oh boy!" or an "Oh no!"
  • You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

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