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Dave Winfield Quotes and Sayings

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There is no way, believe me, despite my name being Winfield,
and loving the game dearly.
It wasn't in the cards.
I didn't know what it was going to take to get here.
- Dave Winfield

These days baseball is different.
You come to spring training, you get your legs ready,
you arms loose, your agents ready, your lawyer lined up.
- Dave Winfield

I never had to cheat, I get them with what I got.
- Dave Winfield

You have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time.
- Dave Winfield

 

And then 45 years later, as I finished my career in
the great city of Cleveland,
that was another great way to end my career,
going to the World Series.
- Dave Winfield

To the people out there, baseball is a simple sport.
But it is complex.
It is never easy.
- Dave Winfield

People I look to: again, Hank Aaron,
man you challenged the status quo and the records of the game.
Monumental feats in an era where people didn't like that.
- Dave Winfield

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I am truly sorry that a fowl of Canada is no longer with us.
- Dave Winfield

Made it through high school, went to the University of Minnesota.
- Dave Winfield

Now it's on to May, and you know about me and May.
- Dave Winfield

I chose baseball because to me baseball is the best game of all.
- Dave Winfield

The sooner I get into the Hall of Fame the better.
- Dave Winfield

The people like the American Legion Post that gave us a chance to play.
A place to play and a chance to play.
- Dave Winfield

You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved
extraordinary things in life.
- Dave Winfield

You have to go understand that life and baseball is
littered with all kinds of obstacles and problems along the way.
You have to learn how to overcome them to be successful in life.
- Dave Winfield

You know, many of you kids can't relate to what it
takes to get to the top rung,
the top of the heap, to have success.
We're looking for things that come in a minute.
It just doesn't happen.
- Dave Winfield

There are a lot of people who influenced me,
nurtured me, helped me along the way.
But I can just recall looking back, the first time I got my baseball glove.
Put it on the wrong hand, all those kind of things.
- Dave Winfield

But I'll tell you this, it started with my mother.
I have to give her.
God bless her and rest her soul.
I had a good foundation at home, so when I was able
to go off and do these things in baseball there was always support.
- Dave Winfield

All though I didn't meet him.
His legend and his saga and his story is just that.
Jackie Robinson, we all have to tip our hat to him.
Because he made the game available to guys like me.
- Dave Winfield

And I found out, the other part of it is that I found
out and in my desire to life successfully,
that baseball fit very well into my life.
It's been a great teacher, trainer, mentor and you'll
see what I mean in the next few minutes that I have to speak.
- Dave Winfield

Everyone has a breaking point, turning point,
stress point, the game is permeated with it.
The fans don't see it because we make it look so efficient.
But internally, for a guy to be successful,
you have to be like a clock spring, wound but not loose at the same time.
- Dave Winfield

The Yankees won the pennant, we went on to the World Series,
41 years after that in the city of Toronto.
The great city of Toronto, and all the provinces in Canada,
everybody reached out and they were excited because
we won the first World Series ever,
across the border.
- Dave Winfield

To give you an idea what it feels like to be going
in with some of the best baseball players of all-time,
I mean it is fantastic.
I have to say this about them, there are so many of
these guys up here that were my role models,
people I looked up to, people I wanted to be like.
- Dave Winfield

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys) PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Travelers, there is no path.
Paths are made by walking.
- Antonio Machado

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

There's no wrong, only discovery...
- Byron Katie

Courage is doing what you're afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you're scared.
- Eddie Rickenbacker

No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny
without leaving some mark on it forever.
- Francois Muriac

Know that love has no limits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without forgiveness, there is no future.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

If you wish to see the truth,
then hold no opinion for or against.
- Osho

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

The whole secret of existence is to have no fear.
- The Buddha

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything.
You are you and that is the beginning and the end -
no apologies, no regrets.
- Henry Kissinger

I am prepared to die, but there is no cause
for which I am prepared to kill.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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