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I usually stick out my hand and hope he puts the ball in it.
by Al Lopez

I usually stick out my hand and hope he puts the ball in it.
Except the one time I went out to take Early Wynn out.
I stuck out my hand and he hit me right in the stomach with the ball.
- Al Lopez

Everybody says we hated the Yankees.
We didn't hate the Yankees.
We just hated the way they beat us.
- Al Lopez

They say anything can happen in a short series.
I just didn't expect it to be that short.
- Al Lopez

I'm delighted.
I don't know of anybody who had a statue built of them while they were living.
It's a great feeling.
- Al Lopez

 

The manager is by himself.
He can't mingle with his players.
I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with
them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room.
Those four walls kind of close in on you.
- Al Lopez

Managing can be more discouraging than playing,
especially when you're losing because when you're a player,
there are at least individual goals you can shoot for.
When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.
- Al Lopez

Do what you love to do and give it your very best.
Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater,
or any field.
If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best,
get out of it.
Life is too short.
You'll be an old man before you know it.
- Al Lopez

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Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Success usually comes to those
who are too busy to be looking for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

What one has to do usually can be done.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

The path to your own happiness is usually found in service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you ask the wrong question,
you usually get a nonsense answer.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Each of us is burdened by an unlimited number of
expectations (demands) that we hold for the actions of others.
We "know" that there is a right way to do things,
and are often outraged when our expectations are not met.
Usually, we are unaware that we merely
have a strong opinion and point-of-view,
and are sure that we know how everything is supposed to be.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is usually more careful of his money
than he is of his principles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't take it personally -
it's not usually about you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance,
whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.
- David Elkind

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

I love decorating my home.
I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with.
- Suzy Bogguss

It is usually people in the money business,
finance, and international trade that are really rich.
- Robin Leach

Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything.
They just cry over their condition.
But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- James Russell Lowell

I am regularly asked what the average Internet user
can do to ensure his security.
My first answer is usually 'Nothing;
you're screwed'.
- Bruce Scheneier

It is usually the imagination that is wounded first,
rather than the heart; it being much more sensitive.
- Henry David Thoreau

Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts
filed away just below the conscious level.
- Joyce Brothers

Usually a life turned into a poem is misrepresented.
- Mark Strand

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway
is usually a poor judge of distance.
- Laurence J. Peter

We all should choose our friends carefully.
I used to think that no one could know me better than somebody else,
because you're inside yourself, your body, you can't see yourself.
If you think like that, you surround yourself with
other people who are willing to tell you who you are,
which are usually judgmental people ...
we should really surround ourselves with the ones
that adore us and believe in the highest of us.
- Jewel

Even when poetry has a meaning, as it usually has,
it may be inadvisable to draw it out...
Perfect understanding will sometimes almost extinguish pleasure.
- A. E. Housman

When you make a film you usually make a film about an idea.
- Sydney Pollack

Politicians and diapers need to be changed regularly,
usually for the same reason.
- Anonymous

The government solution to a problem is usually as bad as the problem.
- Milton Friedman

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like
doing for their babies is usually best after all.
- Benjamin Spock

I usually have 10 different animation projects going at a time.
- Tara Strong

It is usually expensive and lonely to be principled.
- Paul Theroux

When people approach me about my films it is usually
to tell me how much they hate them.
- Michael Winterbottom

When you make a movie outside the system and it's successful
critically or a moderate financial success,
you usually have to go back into the system and make a big hit.
- Brian De Palma

I'm usually going to make a record, finish a record,
start a record or start a tour or between tours.
- Phil Collins

If something is irrational, that means it won't work.
It's usually unrealistic.
- Albert Ellis

And we reduce almost all male-female problems by working
on both the female and the male.
And that usually means having both sexes take responsibility.
- Warren Farrell

For every path you choose, there is another you must abandon,
usually forever.
- Joan D. Vinge

When I finish a painting, it usually looks as surprising to me as to anyone else.
- Howard Hodgkin

People who have seen me read usually come up afterwards
and invite me to be a part of something.
- Amber Tamblyn

I don't remember too many rounds where you get shots given to you.
Usually, ones are taken away.
- Stuart Appleby

Nothing annoys a woman more than to have company drop
in unexpectedly and find the house looking as it usually does.
- Frank Dane

The Queen is usually reckoned equal,
in average situations,
to two Rooks and a Pawn, but towards the end of a game
she is hardly so valuable as two Rooks.
- Howard Staunton

History proves abundantly that pure science,
undertaken without regard to applications to human needs,
is usually ultimately of direct benefit to mankind.
- Irving Langmuir

I only have three scenes and each is a turn and she
gets progressively drunker.
It's all terribly funny and its main challenge is that
it's so far away from what I usually do.
- Louise Jameson

The President would usually talk to me about matters
relating to the immigration problem.
- Erich Leinsdorf

Oftentimes, in fact I think this is to my fault,
I look at usually scripts as a whole.
I should probably pay more attention to the character
that I'm going to play and what they do.
- Cameron Diaz

When you are down and out something always turns up -
and it is usually the noses of your friends.
- Orson Welles

A half-truth is usually less than half of that.
- Bern Williams

What is called good society is usually nothing but
a mosaic of polished caricatures.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

Making a cartoon occupied usually about three full days,
two spent in labour and one in removing the appearance of labour.
- David Low

The great discoveries are usually obvious.
- Phil Crosby

I'm kind of a quirky dresser usually.
Like today, I'm actually pretty put together,
but I dress kind of off sometimes, but that's just part of my personality.
- Debbie Gibson

It is difficult to determine the cause of grass fires.
There is usually nothing left behind when we get there,
like a cigarette or a gas can, for us to determine what started it.
- John Glover

An autobiography is a book a person writes about his
own life and it is usually full of all sorts of boring details.
- Roald Dahl

Those who enjoy responsibility usually get it;
those who merely like exercising authority usually lose it.
- Malcolm Forbes

It is usually when men are at their most religious
that they behave with the least sense and the greatest cruelty.
- Ilka Chase

If you tell people your ambitions, they usually laugh at you.
When I told my girlfriends when I was 12 that I was going to Hollywood,
they all laughed.
And here I am!
- Helen Reddy

People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick
the boot that kicks them.
- Eric Hoffer

A general loathing of a gang or sect usually has some sound basis in instinct.
- Ezra Pound

It's fun working on the set...
I usually work about 10 and a half hours a day,
and I also study about five of those hours.
It can be tiring, but it's fun!
- Mila Kunis

Benji usually tries to match his hair with his underwear,
and you know how he had the pink hair for a while well
we caught him in a pink thong one day!
- Joel Madden

But human experience is usually paradoxical,
that means incongruous with the phrases of current
talk or even current philosophy.
- George Eliot

A study of economics usually reveals that the best
time to buy anything is last year.
- Marty Allen


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