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Michael Lewis Quotes and Sayings

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The Oakland clubhouse is a wonderful place.
A lot of these guys feel like rejects.
They were rejects and they feel - they can tell you how baseball screwed up.
- Michael Lewis

The Red Sox are the local scapegoats.
It's hard enough to play baseball without being the local scapegoat too.
- Michael Lewis

I don't think there is a national pasttime.
Watching TV is a national pasttime.
Really.
If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV.
- Michael Lewis

I think that fans are always looking for someone to blame.
Wouldn't it be nice if they looked in the mirror?
- Michael Lewis

 

Baseball is this intense subculture that actually doesn't
speak very much for the larger culture.
- Michael Lewis

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment
as a sign of love and respect.
Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.
- Michael Lewis

The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted
in the American baseball fan.
It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
- Michael Lewis

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There has been this - and it's reflected in the broadcasts -
this moronic use of statistics.
Which has suggested to everyone who is intelligent
the use of statistics is moronic.
- Michael Lewis

Book tours are almost designed to beat out of an author
any affection he has for his book.
- Michael Lewis

The sports world is an echo chamber.
All it takes is one quote from a general manager and
a thousand sports columns bloom.
- Michael Lewis

If you had to point to one thing that made it less
likely that the Red Sox would win the World Series,
I would say it was those people that go to Fenway Park to watch the games.
And then the media around it.
- Michael Lewis

Why pay $20 million to Harrison Ford? I don't even understand that.
They think they have to do it...
If someone puts a price on himself, that suggests he is irreplaceable,
then he better find somewhere else to work.
- Michael Lewis

You want the book to be special, and they are not always going to be special,
but at least you want that to be the ambition.
So the only way that happens is if you are not pressing to write a book.
- Michael Lewis

There are several insights at the heart of the A's
system that I think are wonderful for baseball.
One, that it's a team game.
That no one player is going to make that much of a difference to your team,
so for god's sake don't go blow a quarter of your budget on one guy.
- Michael Lewis

People who think they know what they are talking about
when they talk about baseball include the announcers
and all of the sports press -
no matter how much evidence you present them to the
contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right.
- Michael Lewis

The Red Sox are a curious thing because so much here is media driven.
You can't go fire half your scouts here because they
are all friends with the local reporters.
Your life is going to hell in the papers.
- Michael Lewis

My judgement is not good when I am on a book tour.
I am not thinking about it that much.
What happens is I will go back home.
I have a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old and a wife who
is now taking care of them who is wondering where her husband is.
- Michael Lewis

Oakland revolved around Forbes Field.
Nothing in the city could match that atmosphere.
- Willie Stargell

I like playing for Oakland, they have a very colorful uniform.
- Rickey Henderson

Why can't DFW compete like San Francisco does with Oakland,
like Miami does with Fort Lauderdale,
and like Chicago O'Hare does with Midway?
- John Ensign

We have always had great and loyal fans in Oakland.
- Jim Otto

If I win and get the money, then the Oakland Police
department is going to buy a boys' home,
me a house, my family a house, and a Stop Police Brutality Center.
- Tupac Shakur

Sonny and another Hells Angel who was at the meeting
thought they were beyond a little patch so they headed
down to a local tattoo shop in Oakland and were the
first to get the famous One Percent tattoos.
- Chuck Zito

Growing up in northern California has had a big influence
on my love and respect for the outdoors.
When I lived in Oakland, we would think nothing of
driving to Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz one day and
then driving to the foothills of the Sierras the next day.
- Tom Hanks

My career has always revolved around what I do and
don't want my sisters and brothers seeing me doing.
- Melissa Joan Hart

My entire life has really revolved around music that
was written about the time that I was born,
1908, to just before the First World War and shortly after it.
This music I've always known, and it is that music
that's most important to me.
- Elliott Carter

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

Many important things shouldn't be done half-way.
Think of getting married, having children,
starting a business, changing your career.
There are times to gather your courage
and make the leap, the whole leap.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose love. Choose to release all resentments.
Forgive everyone. Choose to release all regrets.
Forgive yourself for all decisions that you have ever made
that didn't work out as you hoped.
Forgive yourself for any financial decisions
that didn't meet your expectations.
Release your regrets if you choose
the "wrong" spouse or the "wrong" career.
Today, choose love.
Choose to love yourself.
Choose to love your life.
Choose to love all the friends, family, co-workers,
acquaintances, and others who share your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret to a joyful life is Simplicity -
saying NO to the latest this and the most glamorous that -
saying NO to chasing an overly-demanding career -
saying NO to the stressful demands upon your time and energy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career.
I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party,
what my son was writing.
I was thinking about Legos.
- Jill Clayburgh

If you don't enjoy your career,
today is the day to begin a long-term plan
for creating a career that interests and excites you.
And, in the short term, even if you hate your job,
look for small joys at work each day,
perhaps in your interactions with customers and co-workers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.
- Cathy Guisewite

Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.
- Sam Ewing

Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting
on a woman's natural fitness for the career of mother:
the alternatives are all too expensive.
- Ann Oakley

If the career you have chosen has some unexpected inconvenience,
console yourself by reflecting that no career is without them.
- Jane Fonda

Both my mother and father were very supportive of any
career move any of us wanted to make.
- James Gandolfini

The career of a sage is of two kinds:
He is either honored by all in the world,
Like a flower waving its head,
Or else he disappears into the silent forest.
- Lao Tzu

When I was working on my career, I was very aware of what I had done,
what I wanted to do next.
I'm having a good time just reading things that might be interesting to do.
- Kurt Russell

The lifeblood of my career has been independent film.
- James Woods

Dancing is a tough career, but I'm glad I spent it at the Royal Ballet.
- Deborah Bull

If it hadn't been for the videocassette,
I may not have had a career at all.
- Kurt Russell

I try to look at this music career thing as the means to an end.
And really, at the end of it, I see myself on a sailboat,
sailing off the edge of the world.
- Michelle Shocked

Who can worry about a career? Have a life.
- Frances McDormand

I look at my career and it's still hard for me to believe
the way things turned out and how things happened.
I've been so blessed.
- John Elway

Training has been such a huge part of my life and career
I hope to keep going with it.
- David Prowse

Education makes children less dependent upon others
and opens doors to better jobs and career possibilities.
- Solomon Ortiz

I'm still at the beginning of my career.
It's all a little new, and I'm still learning as I go.
- Orlando Bloom

I've had a very interesting career.
I get to do amazing things and work with amazing people
and travel and learn languages -
things most people don't get the opportunity to do.
- Gwyneth Paltrow

I very much enjoyed my career in science.
I didn't leave science because I was disillusioned,
but felt I'd done my bit for it after about twenty-five years.
- John Polkinghorne

Many of my e-mails have been maliciously taken out of context,
another effort by those assaulting my career.
- Jack Abramoff

It is one thing to go on stage and be funny or be in
a good place in your career,
but for a woman, actually facing the elements in a
physical way is a very powerful thing.
- Pamela Stephenson

The profession of a prostitute is the only career in
which the maximum income is paid to the newest apprentice.
- William Booth

I've played a heroin addict and a speed freak and dark
characters throughout my career.
- Meg Ryan

My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed,
but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it.
It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.
- Judy Davis

I don't know how I could have an acting career with this.
- Connie Sellecca

During my career several people have tried to push me out the door...
Nobody has succeeded yet.
- Ferdinand Piech

Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for,
but I have other desires and passions.
- Layne Staley

I mean I tried to transform myself through characters throughout my career.
- Charlize Theron

This is the kind of problem you want to have!
Country radio has been great to me my whole career.
I can't thank those folks enough.
- George Strait

My own electorate, which I represented for 36 years
as an anti-apartheid politician,
had a considerable number of Jewish voters supporting me throughout my career.
- Helen Suzman

I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of
drastic and reckless career shift!
- Nigel Dennis

The wickets I have played on for my whole career,
most of them have been to suit fast bowlers in Australia.
- Shane Warne

I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that
loyalty wins and it creates friendships.
I saw it work for him in his business.
- Ernie Banks

A great tennis career is something that a 15-year-old normally doesn't have.
I hope my example helps other teens believe they can
accomplish things they never thought possible.
- Maria Sharapova

I wanted to have a political career.
I thought studying political science would be the best way to achieve it.
- Bianca Jagger

The boomers' biggest impact will be on eliminating
the term 'retirement' and inventing a new stage of life...
the new career arc.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

This was more than just a cow - this was an entire career I was looking at.
- Gary Larson

I made career decisions that came from the part of
me who wanted to shun the limelight.
- Ed Harris

Of course the Munich tragedy was the biggest event
in my career and the most terrible.
- Jim McKay

I've always done what I thought was good if I could
live on what they were offering-and sometimes if I couldn't.
So even when I was broke, my career didn't lack for interest.
- Sam Waterston


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