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Tony Oliva Quotes and Sayings

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They gave me a second opportunity and 45 years later I'm still here.
- Tony Oliva

It's a good feeling to see the kids try to make it,
try to get to the big leagues.
Everyone here has an opportunity to achieve his dream.
I was lucky I was able to achieve my dream.
- Tony Oliva

I come from Cuba.
Taxes for me are no big thing.
- Tony Oliva

The people who run the game, they are the ones who
want to change it and make people believe that it's different somehow.
It's not different, the only difference is that some
ballplayers today have a chance for a four-
or five-year contract and they can make big money.
- Tony Oliva

 

I think that the game is the game.
I think that expansion is good for the game because
it gives more jobs to the people and more ballplayers can play,
but I think the game is still the game.
The ballplayers, they come into the game with one thing in mind -
it's their job.
- Tony Oliva

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

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Revenge... is like a rolling stone,
which, when a man hath forced up a hill,
will return upon him with a greater violence,
and break those bones whose sinews gave it motion.
- Albert Schweitzer

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

Yeah I called her up. She gave me a bunch of ...
about me not listening to her, or something.
I don't know, I wasn't really paying attention.
- the movie Dumb & Dumber (1994)

Always it gave me a pang that my children had no lawful claim to a name.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give
ourselves the gift of living well.
- Voltaire

I've said it before, but it's absolutely true:
My mother gave me my drive,
but my father gave me my dreams.
Thanks to him, I could see a future.
- Liza Minelli

God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
- Jean Claude Van Damme

When I stand before God at the end of my life,
I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left,
and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
- Erma Bombeck

If we gave up eating beef we would have roughly 20
to 30 times more land for food than we have now.
- James Lovelock

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities
and the responsibility that we all had.
It wasn't the answer.
It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.
- John Lennon

I was raised by free-spirited people,
though my father gave me a very strong work ethic.
- Diane Lane

Anthropology was the science that gave her the platform from which she surveyed,
scolded and beamed at the world.
- Jane Howard

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

As I have discovered by examining my past,
I started out as a child.
Coincidentally, so did my brother.
My mother did not put all her eggs in one basket,
so to speak: she gave me a younger brother named Russell,
who taught me what was meant by "survival of the fittest."
- Bill Cosby

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

After fifteen minutes I wanted to marry her,
and after half an hour
I completely gave up the idea of stealing her purse.
- the movie Take the Money and Run (1969)

The poem is the point at which our strength gave out.
- Richard Rosen

I gave my beauty and my youth to men.
I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
- Brigitte Bardot

After all my possessions had been burned,
God gave me the wisdom to return to Jerusalem.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

What we gave, we have; What we spent,
we had; What we left, we lost.
- Tryon Edwards

Brando's a family friend.
His mother gave my father a shot to be in a play at
the Omaha Community Playhouse.
That was the first production he was in.
- Peter Fonda

I gave out stars whenever an appropriate situation presented itself.
- Willie Stargell

I gave it all that I had, and it's gratifying that
others seem to be receiving it so well.
- Debbie Reynolds

While they would have provided financial support if I had needed it,
the greatest support my parents gave was emotional,
psychological.
- Judd Nelson

God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that,
what other gimmick is there?
- Whitney Houston

I already gave my best.
I have no regrets at all.
- William Hung

Brown v. Board helped unite us all, and gave us all
great pride knowing we all are truly E Pluribus Unum -
one people out of many.
- Mike Rogers

I gave my parole once, and it has been shamefully violated
by the British Government;
I shall not give another to people on whom no faith can be reposed.
- Christopher Gadsden

God gave us all exactly the same fingers,
arms, legs, and feet, but in our different countries
we divided them all a little differently as we feel it,
do you understand?
- Ninette de Valois

I used to take five or six books away and bring five or six books back.
Nobody gave me direction or advice and I read much
in the way that a boy might watch television.
- John McGahern

The Lord gave us two ends - one to sit on and the other to think with.
Success depends on which one we use the most.
- Ann Landers

You had to decompress the pressure before the race.
I taught my heart to relax.
I lay down before the race.
It gave me more energy just before the race.
- Emerson Fittipaldi

Anything I've done up till May 27th 1999 was kind of an illusion,
existing without living.
My daughter, the birth of my daughter,
gave me life.
- Johnny Depp

My ambition is to go back to Spurs and Rangers in some
capacity and give something back that they gave to me.
- Graham Roberts

But in 2000, the injuries really started to kick in
and my elbow gave a lot of problems.
At the end of the year I had to take 20 months off
before I could come back into the game.
- Richard Krajicek

I gave the couple a hint of a design that would work
great with the bones of their home.
They weren't ready for it, and they embarrassed themselves and that's too bad.
- Douglas Wilson

Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement.
He gave me 5000 Gideon Bibles.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Those who gave away their wings are sad not to see them fly.
- Antonio Porchia

We must never forget or diminish the sacrifices of
those who gave everything for this nation.
- Jim Walsh

One week before Pitfall!
was to be released, I only gave you one life to play the whole game.
I was experimenting with that concept as sort of the ultimate challenge.
- David Crane

My background playing soccer gave me a natural advantage
over many of the American-born players.
- Hakeem Olajuwon

The only thing my old man ever gave me was a beating.
- Sonny Liston

We gave up having a TV last year.
I am out of the loop.
Life is way better than TV.
I recommend it to anyone who has forgotten they have one.
- Jasmine Guy

In 1986, we gave it our best shot but we didn't get the run of the ball.
- Michel Patini

The Bible illustrated by Dore occupied many of my hours -
and I think probably gave me many nightmares.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It was hell to go through what I went through.
I didn't know I had so many friends.
Many people gave a damn about my situation.
They helped cure me.
- Bela Lugosi

Shirley MacLaine said, You're so funny,
then gave me a hug.
Everything went white.
I couldn't hear, I couldn't see.
I thought I was going to pass out.
- Lisa Kudrow

I'm unable to ignore the gift that God gave me,
so I'm going to sing.
- Lisa Nicole Carson

I wish we would all remember that being American is
not just about the freedom we have;
it is about those who gave it to us.
- Mike Huckabee

The face you have at age 25 is the face God gave you,
but the face you have after 50 is the face you earned.
- Cindy Crawford

Disney had made such a great deal of money on Snow
White that the banks gave him the go-ahead on the next three films.
But he was heavily dependent on the foreign market.
- Marc Davis

Some years ago I gave a concert in the mountains with snow all around,
and that was much colder.
- Andrea Bocelli

What I learned in jail is that I can't change.
I can't live a different lifestyle-this is it.
This is the life that they gave and this is the life that I made.
- Tupac Shakur

1913 wasn't a very good year.
1913 gave us the income tax, the 16th amendment and the IRS.
- Ron Paul

I had been offered a Hollywood contract before my 18th birthday.
It gave me the spark I needed.
- Gene Tierney

I gave up shame a long time ago.
- John Lithgow

We tell stories.
We talk about statistics.
And in 1978, we added an element of the show that gave it its heartbeat:
the long distance dedication.
- Casey Kasem


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