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Reading isn't good for a ballplayer.
by Babe Ruth

Reading isn't good for a ballplayer.
Not good for his eyes.
If my eyes went bad even a little bit I couldn't hit home runs.
So I gave up reading.
- Babe Ruth

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth PHOTO

Let me show you how it's done...
Loser!
- Babe Ruth

I learned early to drink beer, wine and whiskey.
And I think I was about 5 when I first chewed tobacco.
- Babe Ruth

 

How about a little noise.
How do you expect a man to putt?
- Babe Ruth

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
- Babe Ruth

All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it.
I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was
I hit and I tell them I don't know except it looked good.
- Babe Ruth

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You just can't beat the person who never gives up.
- Babe Ruth

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
- Babe Ruth

I won't be happy until we have every boy in America
between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.
- Babe Ruth

Baseball changes through the years.
It gets milder.
- Babe Ruth

Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
- Babe Ruth

If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.
- Babe Ruth

Paris ain't much of a town.
- Babe Ruth

All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel
as if all the baselines run uphill.
- Babe Ruth

Who is richer? The man who is seen, but cannot see?
Or the man who is not being seen,
but can see?
- Babe Ruth

Yesterday's home runs don't win today's games.
- Babe Ruth

I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt,
but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.
- Babe Ruth

I had only one superstition.
I made sure to touch all the bases when I hit a home run.
- Babe Ruth

If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
- Babe Ruth

Gee, its lonesome in the outfield.
It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.
- Babe Ruth

Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you.
One, don't believe everything that's written about you.
Two, don't pick up too many checks.
- Babe Ruth

As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship
with the pitcher's mound.
It was as if I'd been born out there.
Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world.
Striking out batters was easy.
- Babe Ruth

I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier,
but not for you, fifty thousand dollars,
or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women.
They're too much fun.
- Babe Ruth

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world,
but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
- Babe Ruth

You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture.
Just get people to stop reading them.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today, like every other day, we wake up empty
and frightened. Don't open the door to the study
and begin reading. Take down a musical instrument.
Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
- Rumi (Persian poet 1207-1273)

If I read a book that impresses me,
I have to take myself firmly in hand
before I mix with other people;
otherwise they would think my mind rather queer.
- Anne Frank

O Day of days when we can read!
The reader and the book, either without the other is naught.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A truly good book teaches me better than to read it.
I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint.
What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
- Henry David Thoreau

The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book.
- Ron Reagan

Reading about nature is fine, but if a person
walks in the woods and listens carefully,
he can learn more than what is in books,
for they speak with the voice of God.
- George Washington Carver

Be careful about reading health books.
You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain

Reading, after a certain age,
diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

Reading builds the educated and informed electorate
so vital to our democracy.
- Brad Henry

I was reading the dictionary.
I thought it was a poem about everything.
- Steven Wright

Education...
has produced a vast population able to read but unable
to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Sometimes poetry is inspired by the conversation entered
into by reading other poems.
- John Barton

Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The fat lady hasn't sung yet.
We'll wait until we get a look at what is in the motion passed on third reading.
- Bobby Orr

The forbidden things were a great influence on my life.
I was forbidden from reading A Catcher in the Rye.
- Amy Tan

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by
reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time
by watching the second hand of a clock.
- Ben Hecht

I was reading a book...
'the history of glue' - I couldn't put it down.
- Tim Vine

I fell asleep reading a dull book and dreamed I kept on reading,
so I awoke from sheer boredom.
- Heinrich Heine

I'm still reading some scripts and I model as well,
so I'm still doing that.
But I don't want to do like just anything so we're
being really selective about the stuff I'll do.
- Kim Smith

I think the reason I don't read is because,
when I'm reading, I feel like I'm missing out on something else.
You know, What are my friends doing? Where's my girlfriend?
- Adam Sandler

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
- Luciano Pavarotti

Two people have been really liberating in my mind;
one is Wittgenstein and the other is Burke.
I read Burke before he was a secular saint,
before everyone was reading him.
- Clifford Geertz

I began as a boy with artistic talent...
as a visual artist...
I thought that was what I'd become and in my late teens
drifted into reading serious literature.
- Russell Banks

I tried reading Hilbert.
Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals
were available at the time.
Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading.
- Alonzo Church

I judged about a zillion awards this year so I've been
reading a lot of books that just came out.
- Rick Moody

One must be an inventor to read well.
There is then creative reading as well as creative writing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.
- Stephen Ambrose

Reading is an activity subsequent to writing:
more resigned,
more civil, more intellectual.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I think that the online world has actually brought books back.
People are reading because they're reading the damn screen.
That's more reading than people used to do.
- Bill Murray

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music,
and silence.
- Edith Sitwell

When you look at a city, it's like reading the hopes,
aspirations and pride of everyone who built it.
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen

I don't have the insight with the Longhorns that I
do with the two teams that I own,
but as a fan and reading the sports pages,
I'm bullish about the Longhorns.
- Tom Hicks

Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great
work at some moment every day.
- Thornton Wilder

The Spice Girl Victoria Beckham has just published the story of her life.
I confess that it is not in my reading table.
- Mick Jagger

I think for anybody reading the book they're going
to get an idea in their heads of all those characters,
and I think that once that gets fixed,
it's quite hard to shake.
- Hugh Dancy

From the time I was a little boy I found myself reading
history when I had a choice.
I read a lot of things, but history had a special appeal for me.
- Donald Kagan

The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated
by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies,
Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
- George Jackson

Reading Stephen King's book, On Writing,
was like being cornered and forced to have a long,
drawn out mental enema.
- Mary Garden

Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist.
- Edwin Louis Cole

I like reading my bible, I like bible studies where
I get together with others and talk about the word
of God and how it relates to us and how we can change to become more like him.
- Bernhard Langer

The Athanasian Creed is to me light and intelligible
reading in comparison with much that now passes for science.
- Samuel Butler

After all my years of playing soldiers,
and then of reading History, I have almost a mania to be in the East,
to see fighting, and to serve.
- Wilfred Owen

There is no such thing as national advertising.
All advertising is local and personal.
It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the
kitchen or watching TV in the den.
- Morris Hite

I didn't start working on children's books until I
got a job at a book warehouse on the children's floor.
When I started reading some of the books,
I was so impressed.
- Kate DiCamillo

What the war did was give me the opportunity of three
years of continuous reading,
and it was in the course of reading that I became convinced
that I should become an economist.
- Douglass North


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