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There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand
by A. Bartlett Giamatti

There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand
for the life of them why I would got to work on something
as unserious as baseball.
If they only knew.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society,
and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Teachers believe they have a gift for giving;
it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that
drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

All I ever wanted to be president of was the American League.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

 

There's nothing bad that accrues from baseball.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

On matters of race, on matters of decency,
baseball should lead the way.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

No one man is superior to the game.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

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Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential,
craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree.
They are on the left and right.
They are not confined to a single part of the society.
They are terrorists of the mind.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Time goes by a lot slower when you miss the one you love.
- Anonymous

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Love interrupts, if you like,
the consequences of your actions,
which in my case is very good news indeed,
because I've done a lot of stupid stuff.
- Bono

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.
- Erma Bombeck

A lot of people like snow.
I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
- Carl Reiner

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper.
About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer
is garbage that no one ever reads.
- Andy Rooney

Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys,
and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination -
think up a story and go live it for an afternoon.
- Terry Brooks

The cars we drive say a lot about us.
- Alexandra Paul

A lot of people get impatient with the pace of change.
- James Levine

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

Just in terms of allocation of time resources,
religion is not very efficient.
There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
- Bill Gates

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin

Getting married is a lot like getting into a tub of hot water.
After you get used to it, it ain't so hot.
- Minnie Pearl

In order to be happy with a man,
you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot
and not try to understand her at all.
- Helen Rowland

It seems that every time mankind is given a lot of energy,
we go out and wreck something with it.
- David R. Brower

A lot of baby boomers are baby bongers.
- Kevin Nealon

A lot of people are afraid of heights.
Not me, I'm afraid of widths.
- Steven Wright

It's easy to make a buck.
It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
- Tom Brokaw

Mr. Attlee is a very modest man.
Indeed he has a lot to be modest about.
- Winston Churchill

I'm a '70s mom, and my daughter is a '90s mom.
I know a lot of women my age who are real computer freaks.
- Florence Henderson

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings,
if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy

It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad
that we don't have a system where the losing team has
to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- Carol Burnett

I grew up in a big family with a lot of kids around,
and I definitely want to have children as well.
- Heidi Klum

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

There's a lot of music that sounds like it's literally computer-generated,
totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.
- Aimee Mann

Life was a lot simpler when what we honored was father and mother
rather than all major credit cards.
- Robert Orben

We all have dreams.
But in order to make dreams come into reality,
it takes an awful lot of determination,
dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
- Jesse Owens

Procrastination is like a credit card:
it's a lot of fun until you get the bill.
- Christopher Parker

Well tended garden is better than a neglected wood lot.
- Dixie Lee Ray

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

I plant a lot of trees.
I am a great believer in planting things for future generations.
I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
- Penelope Keith

Our natures are a lot like oil, mix us with anything else,
and we strive to swim on top.
- Joan Rivers

I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars.
The rest I just squandered.
- George Best

Women have a lot to say about how to advance women's rights,
and governments need to learn from that,
listen to the movement and respond.
- Charlotte Bunch

Beauty has a lot to do with character.
- Kevyn Aucoin

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

God writes a lot of comedy... the trouble is,
he's stuck with so many bad actors
who don't know how to play funny.
- Garrison Keillor

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein

I love spaghetti and meatballs...
I eat a lot.
- Susan Lucci

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things,
but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
- Andy Rooney

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

It takes a lot of work to put together a marriage,
to put together a family and a home.
- Elizabeth Edwards

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health.
I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.
- Zach Braff

Don't judge me.
I made a lot of money.
- Samantha Bee

Still, things could be a lot worse.
Oh, that's right... I'm falling to my death. Guess they can't.
- the movie Megamind (2010)

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams

And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office.
- Christy Romano


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