? Arnold Palmer, on his desire for relief from the intensity of being Arnold Palmer: "I just wish I had enough money so that I could do nothing but fly my plane and play a little golf and go walking in the woods."
?Frank Hughes, of the Houston Aeros, on what it means to have Gordie Howe back for the 1975-76 WHA season: "Probably about $13,000 in the playoffs."
? John Hall, Los Angeles Times sports-writer, on how spiking the football after a touchdown seems to be diminishing a bit: "Dignity got so far out it's in again."
? Julius Erving, after his teammate and best friend, Willie Sojourner, was cut from the New York Nets squad after his four-year, no-cut contract had terminated: "The only thing hurting him is his first four years."