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Roger Angell Quotes and Sayings

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I knew I wasn't a baseball writer.
I was scared to death.
I really was afraid to talk to players,
and I didn't want to go into the press box because
I thought I was faking it.
- Roger Angell

I've been lucky.
I've met a lot of baseball people, and I've learned
to value people who talk -
people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs.
- Roger Angell

The great thing about catchers is that they do a lot of different things,
and they're basically overlooked.
- Roger Angell

Once I could persuade these guys that all I wanted
to hear from them was what they did -
Tell me what you do -
once you can persuade someone that this is all you're after,
you can't shut them up because we're all fascinated by what we do.
- Roger Angell

 

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

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When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be,
by and large, safe.
- Leon Kass

We were always surrounded by people who knew us very well and cared about us.
- Mary-Kate Olsen

We knew then what we know now; only exemplary blacks are acceptable.
- Constance Baker Motley

I prayed, thanking God, for making it all possible for me,
because I knew where I came from.
- Thomas Hearns

I never fantasized or invented a thing,
not one thing.
I knew every single thing I ever wrote about.
- Marguerite Young

I wish I knew what I know now before.
- Rod Stewart

The worst tempered people I have ever met were those
who knew that they were wrong.
- David Letterman

We all knew this.
We all knew that it would take more time than any of
us want to dig ourselves out of this hole created by this economic crisis.
- Barack Obama

Later on, there were some problems with our navy,
so he made me the head of the navy -
all things that I hardly knew anything about.
I was basically an ignorant young man.
- Shimon Peres

Now and then, I had moments of greatness,
but I never knew how to duplicate it consistently.
- Ian Williams

I always knew, that in some way, I'd be connected to,
and involved in, the music business.
- Jeff Healey

I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning.
It was when I started to talk to people working out there,
I began to find what I was looking for.
- Ian Botham

I always knew I wanted to have children.
- Cindy Crawford

I liked playing in Chicago, and I gave them everything I had,
but I knew in my heart I was a Red Wing.
- Ted Lindsay

Playing hockey, there were a lot of guys bigger than me,
so I knew I was going to get hit and have to deal with it.
Gotta hit back.
- Mike Weir

The single moment when I knew that I had to get busy
and do more was around the death of my son.
- Bobby Rush

I took that time off - I knew it was messing me up,
not being connected to a spiritual plane.
- Rick Springfield

I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get
at what it is that makes good writers good.
But I made no promises that I would write books a lot
of people would like to read.
- Carl Sandburg

Whatever character you play, it gives you the chance
to expose another side of yourself that maybe you've
never felt comfortable with,
or never knew about.
- Laura Dern

I knew that if I concentrated on AdBrite,
I could probably make a big company out of it.
- Philip J. Kaplan

Even if I knew for certain that I would never have
anything published again,
and would never make another cent from it,
I would still keep on writing.
- Brenda Ueland

I always read all these books about the slaves.
My mother is very educated.
My father would talk to us like we were grown men.
We never knew what he was talking about half the time.
- Wynton Marsalis

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist.
Drive is considered aggression today;
I knew it then as purpose.
- Bette Davis

We knew that you don't get to be world champions without a struggle.
- Eric Cantona

Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem.
The dream is his real life; the world around him is the dream.
- Michel de Montaigne

I was always very interested in science,
and I knew that for me, science was a better long-term career than tennis.
- Sally Ride

I knew the Apple II was great when I bought it,
but as I dug into the details it just completely blew
me away the creative artistic approach that the designers had taken.
- Andy Hertzfeld

I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
- Muhammad Ali

I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely,
and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job.
- Sally Ride

Some things you'll never know, and some things you'll wish you never knew.
- Eric Williams

Warhol's images made sense to me, although I knew nothing
at the time of his background in commercial art.
To be honest, I didn't think about him a hell of a lot.
- Barbara Kruger

I knew that I could be more creative onstage,
to state my own case and deliver my own interpretation
of the role much more aggressively than in the recording studio.
- Kiri Te Kanawa

I only knew a few people, literally a handful of people,
al of whom had been in the Party long before I was,
all of whom were known by the FBI and were known to the Committee.
- Edward Dmytryk

You knew everybody at all the studios and you saw them often.
- Cesar Romero

Well, acting is cheap; I knew all these actors who
weren't in the Screen Actors Guild yet,
and it happened that they were all just about thirty years old.
- John Sayles

My first day in Chicago, September 4,
1983.
I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street,
it was like roots, like the motherland.
I knew I belonged here.
- Oprah Winfrey

I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant,
driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck,
and doing commercials and documentaries.
- Richard Donner

Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul,
that you never knew was missing.
- Torquato Tasso

Once I discovered music, I knew what I wanted to do.
- Rick Springfield

I guess I can go anywhere I want.
If only I knew where to go.
- Layne Staley

The end was surely near.
The Nazis killed you only when you were naked,
because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist.
- Simon Wiesenthal


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