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Almost everyone I knew in Stockton would never set foot in Skid Row. But I think I was just inclined to be a writer. I got acquainted with the local winos, and some of them were nice guys. I wrote a piece for my high school English class, The Life of a Wino.' The teacher read it in class, and people told me it was better than the essays or stories in our textbook.feedback
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May 30 2017
We found 1 article in which Leonard Gardner said something. The most recent Leonard Gardner’s quote is: “They're punching each other around pretty well. It's all part of training. The idea is, you get used to punches coming at you, and if they hit you, you don't flinch. You're not even supposed to blink, because you might get hit with another one that you wouldn't see coming. You're supposed to take a punch with your eyes open. And maybe look for your opening to counter with a punch of your own. If you didn't box very much, you might be punch-shy and flinch. I went to a lot of fights here in the old days. I saw Yaqui Lopez fight here.”. In addition, all sources we refer have quoted Leonard Gardner 20 times. On this page, you will find all of Leonard Gardner’s quotes organized by date and topic.
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May 30 2017

I made myself go to the Lido Gym, which was full of professionals and amateurs. Rough, tough guys. Some of them could really rattle your brain.feedback

May 30 2017

I do have a dream. I don't want to go on at length talking about my next novel because it's a long way off and who knows if I'll ever do it. But a lot of it would be set here. So I need to stay in touch with the old town.feedback

May 30 2017

It never occurred to me to write a boxing novel set anywhere else.feedback

May 30 2017

After a steak dinner with Ruben and a stroll along El Dorado Street, Billy Tully went back to the Oxford Hotel, where he had been sleeping, sober and alone, for the past week.feedback

May 30 2017

This is one of the few of the old places that's left. You used to be able to sit at a bar.feedback

May 30 2017

I used to work out in the Lido Gym many years ago.feedback

May 30 2017

Here's the Oxford Hotel.feedback

May 30 2017

This is the Lido Hotel. The Lido Gym was in the basement of a three-story brick hotel with a facade of Moorish arches, columns and brightly colored tile. Behind the hotel several cars, one tireless and up on blocks, rested among dry nettles and wild oats. In a long, narrow, open-end shed of weathered boards and corrugated steel, a group of elderly men were playing bocce ball with their hats on and arguing in Italian. I'll be darned. Tell me, what goes on there now?feedback

May 30 2017

I got my nose broken in my first bout. The doctor told me, Don't put gloves on for a couple of months.' It didn't mean anything to my manager. He was phoning me: 'Forget about that, come on down, work out.' But I didn't.feedback

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