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Payne Stewart Quotes and Sayings

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I sometimes got distracted easily and allowed my mind
to wander when I needed to be focused.
It's quite subtle, really, and just being aware of it helps.
- Payne Stewart

If somebody asks for my opinion, I tell them my opinion,
whether it's what they want to hear or not.
- Payne Stewart

I went over before the British Open and played Valderrama
thinking that I might make the team,
might be a captain's pick.
I made the effort to go over there.
- Payne Stewart

For sure I would be a very emotional captain.
A very hands-on captain.
- Payne Stewart

 

People who have never had an addiction don't understand how hard it can be.
- Payne Stewart

For one thing, when you're playing as well as I was at the time,
you think you can play with anything.
That isn't true, of course, but I didn't know it then.
- Payne Stewart

This thing is for the game of golf, yeah,
but trust me, the Europeans don't have that mentality.
- Payne Stewart

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I'm 42 now, what I would consider prime time.
- Payne Stewart

Then I would have an occasional cigarette and then I started back dipping.
I started dipping last year.
My family has asked me again to stop,
and I'm trying my best to do that.
- Payne Stewart

But in the end it's still a game of golf,
and if at the end of the day you can't shake hands
with your opponents and still be friends,
then you've missed the point.
- Payne Stewart

I've just become more conscious about how much I do
drink and how often I want to have a drink and things like that.
I think being conscious of it will help me to control the urges.
- Payne Stewart

I don't read magazines much, and I have an awful time with books.
- Payne Stewart

For a while, I think in 1994, it got to where I didn't want to practice.
- Payne Stewart

That's why I'm very proud of being American.
I'm proud to pay taxes.
I pay a lot of taxes, but it sure beats the alternative.
- Payne Stewart

The two-piece ball I switched to spun too much.
One shot would go the distance I thought it should,
then the next one would fall short, and then the next one would go long.
- Payne Stewart

We grew up with so much love in our family.
- Payne Stewart

Not that money is a driving force.
It's an honor to play for your country.
- Payne Stewart

I didn't hesitate to kiss my father in public.
And that's how I tried to raise my children.
We're physical.
- Payne Stewart

With the media, I could be quick and ugly and critical.
I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve.
- Payne Stewart

These guys who keep on playing but aren't winning,
you've got to sit them down and let them figure it
out and perform a little gut-check on themselves.
- Payne Stewart

For example, I wouldn't hesitate to sit somebody down if he wasn't performing,
even if he was the No.
1 player in the world.
I've been sat down before.
- Payne Stewart

If you can't laugh at yourself, then how can you laugh
at anybody else? I think people see the human side of you when you do that.
- Payne Stewart

I don't think it's healthy to take yourself too seriously.
- Payne Stewart

I very rarely saw Tom Kite around.
I've talked to Tom about it.
I don't think Michael Jordan needed to be on the captain's cart with Kite;
he needed to be walking in the gallery,
supporting them from outside the ropes.
- Payne Stewart

Raymond Floyd.
The man knows how to control situations.
He was experienced.
He didn't let me get overly excited;
he kept me in check.
It allowed me to free myself up, and I played really well with him.
- Payne Stewart

We live in such a sheltered environment in the United States.
I've been fortunate enough to have traveled all over the world,
and I've seen things you only read about and see on the news.
- Payne Stewart

But I'll tell you something: We had a big family discussion about it recently,
my two sisters and I, and I pointed out that we all
have the same genes as our mother and we're all susceptible to becoming alcoholics.
- Payne Stewart

Yes, I'm a patriotic person.
For these people who disgrace the American way and
burn our flag and do all of these things...
I say, don't live here and disgrace my country.
Go live in the Middle East and see how you like it.
- Payne Stewart

Invariably something happens at a U.S.
Open where the golf course gets out of control one day,
they have one pin that's out of control.
It always seems to happen.
But they've gotten better about the height of the rough.
- Payne Stewart

Tiger is the greatest thing that's happened to the tour in a long time.
He has brought incredible attention to golf at a time
of year when football and the World Series always take precedence.
Everything I've heard about him seems to be true.
- Payne Stewart

The cast clubs were a big part of it,
too.
I found I wasn't getting that instant feedback I was
used to with a forged blade.
The sweet spot is a shade bigger, and when I didn't
hit the ball dead center,
I didn't know it, because it still felt great.
- Payne Stewart

Courage doesn't always roar.
Sometimes courage is the quiet voice
at the end of the day, saying,
"I will try again tomorrow."
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh PHOTO

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

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

If you are the master, be sometimes blind,
if you are the servant, be sometimes deaf.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You cannot be totally committed sometimes.
- A Course In Miracles

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

We do not always see what is before our face -
sometimes we see what we hope to see,
or fear we will see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Sometimes, our family's most important job
is reminding us how unimportant we are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mostly, it is human to dislike surprises -
often with great intensity.
Be open to new ways;
sometimes newness just knocks on our door;
welcome it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can live the life you love -
even in the face of the most challenging circumstances.
While sometimes it may appear that life throws more obstacles
in your path than you can handle,
you can always choose to be happy.
Yes, you are that powerful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Greatness is not in where we stand,
but in what direction we are moving.
We must sail sometimes with the wind
and sometimes against it -
but sail we must,
and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln (sometimes attributed to P. T. Barnum)

We think sometimes that poverty is only
being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and
uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty.
- Mother Teresa

"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is a series of experiences,
each one of which makes us bigger,
even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

For everything I observe or experience,
I create a story - not sometimes, but always.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Not everyone is always going to like what you do.
Your job application, your book proposal,
your offer of marriage is going to
get rejected sometimes - perhaps often.
Your boss, your spouse, even the person
behind you in the supermarket checkout line
is occasionally going to think that you are doing it all wrong.
Don't take it personally.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes, indeed, there is such a discrepancy
between the genius and his human qualities
that one has to ask oneself whether
a little less talent might not have been better.
- Carl Jung


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