Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 56
Game Own

We have an obligation to spread amateur baseball both at home and abroad. Building up the game at all levels - Little League, Babe Ruth Leagues, the colleges - is in our own self-interest. That's where the pool of talent is - and also of fans.

- A. Bartlett Giamatti

Through Compete

My father died when I was young, and my mother, Ruth, went to work in an office selling theater and movie parties. She put me through private school, Horace Mann, in Riverdale. She sent me to camp so that I would learn to compete. She was a lioness, and I was her cub.

- Alan Furst

The Most Important

My high school years were fun and frustrating, typical of the teen years. The most important accomplishment was meeting my wife, Ruth.

- Alan J. Heeger

Sports Society

Babe Ruth is an icon, in sports and in our society.

- Alex Rodriguez

I Am Am

I am in awe of Ruth Draper.

- Annette Bening

Charlotte Shop

I usually shop at Charlotte Ruth and Bebe.

- Christy Romano

Fact Very

Don't try to tell Namath's people on First Avenue about Babe Ruth, because they don't even know the name. In fact, with the young, you can forget all of baseball. The sport is gone. But if you ever have seen Ruth, and then you see Namath, you know there is very little difference.

- Jimmy Breslin

Play Babe Ruth

Now I've had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play.

- Joe DiMaggio

Better Babe Ruth

Why shouldn't we pitch to Babe Ruth? We pitch to better hitters in the National League.

- John McGraw

Memory My Life

It was one of the great pleasures of my life to donate the entire sum of the Nobel Prize, in memory of my sister Ruth Blobel, to the restoration of Dresden.

- Gunter Blobel

Good Story Became

You don't have to know anything about baseball to respond to Babe Ruth because he's just this magnificent human being. And a really good story because he was this kid who grew up essentially as an orphan, you know, had a tough life, and then he became the most successful baseball player ever. But he was also a really good guy.

- Bill Bryson

Been Babe Ruth

For a long time, I'd been vaguely fascinated by the idea that Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic and Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in the same summer.

- Bill Bryson

Federation Babe Ruth

Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling Federation and be the champion at the same time.

- Hulk Hogan

Playwright Biggest

The biggest inspiration for everything I do is, of course, my wife, playwright Ruth McKee.

- Brian K. Vaughan

Buy Works

I don't think I have one particular favourite writer. I have many whose works I will always buy or reread - Muriel Spark, Anthony Powell, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ruth Rendell, James Ellroy, William McIlvanney, Kate Atkinson, John Burnside, Louise Welsh, Iain Banks.

- Ian Rankin

Teams Lakers

Basketball's eras are defined by teams - Celtics, Lakers, Bulls - and baseball's epochs are defined by players - Ruth, Robinson, Mantle - but with football, it's the sideline strategists, the nutty professors and top coated Lears.

- J. R. Moehringer

Big Succession

Striking out Ruth and Gehrig in succession was too big an order.

- Carl Hubbell

Thought Been

It was funny, when I thought of it afterward, how Ruth and Gehrig looked as they stood there. The Babe must have been waiting for me to get the ball up a little so he could get his bat under it.

- Carl Hubbell

Process Some

Some scholars attribute the decline in nicknaming to the evolutionary process that turned folk heroes into entrepreneurs. The truth is: George Herman Ruth, the namely-est guy ever, exhausted our supply of hyperbole.

- Jane Leavy

Father Claire

Babe Ruth didn't become her father until 18 months after he married her mother, Claire, on April 17, 1929, Opening Day of the baseball season. Julia was 12 years old.

- Jane Leavy

Michael Jordan

I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance. If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan.

- Dick Schaap

More People Babe Ruth

Mr. Rickey, I'll put more people in the park than anybody since Babe Ruth.

- Dizzy Dean

Honestly Though

Honestly, at one time I though Babe Ruth was a cartoon character. I really did, I mean I wasn't born until 1961 and I grew up in Indiana.

- Don Mattingly

Through Having

All through graduate school, instead of having a television I read murder mysteries: Hammett, Chandler, Ruth Rendell, P. D. James.

- Donna Leon

Most Nine

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most liberal and illumined of the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

- Donna Leon

Tell Hank

I don't know where Hank Aaron will break Ruth's record but I can tell you one thing - ten years from the day he hits it three million people will say they were there.

- Eddie Mathews

Yankee Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth made a baseball fan of me. I used to go to Yankee Stadium just to see him come to bat.

- Effa Manley

Possibilities Other

I owe a debt of gratitude to two other living Justices. Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg paved the way for me and so many other women in my generation. Their pioneering lives have created boundless possibilities for women in the law. I thank them for their inspiration and also for the personal kindnesses they have shown me.

- Elena Kagan

Memoirs Read

When I was younger, I read all the great food memoirs, by M.F.K. Fisher and Laurie Colwin and Julia Child and Nicolas Freeling and Ruth Reichl, and felt flooded with a sense of comfort and safety.

- Kate Christensen

Lucky Turned

My position in the family turned out to be a lucky one; I bore neither the brunt of my mother's newness to parenthood nor the force of her middle-aged traumas, as my younger sister, Ruth, did.

- Katharine Graham

Fruit Fed

I mean, like a lot of kids growing up in the early seventies, I was fed Dr. Kissinger with my Fruit Loops. He was the Dr. Ruth of American foreign policy, and the model statesman.

- Eugene Jarecki

Never Been

Ruth was probably the greatest athlete to perform in any sport. Never has there been anybody like him.

- George Steinbrenner

Could Stood

I'm not a headline guy. I know that as long as I was following Ruth to the plate I could have stood on my head and no one would have known the difference.

- Lou Gehrig

More Babe Ruth

It's the same with the ballplayers. Babe Ruth spent a lot, too and the ballplayers make a lot more money now.

- Mickey Gilley

Here Compare

Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing - keep taking care of business.

- Sammy Sosa

Kid Anybody

Oscar Charleston was the Willie Mays of his day. Nobody ever played center field better than Willie Mays. Suppose they had never given Willie a chance, and we said that, would anybody believe there was a kid in Alabama who was that good? Or there was a black guy in Atlanta who might break Babe Ruth's home run record? No.

- Monte Irvin

Christmas Still

Our children await Christmas presents like politicians getting in election returns: there's the Uncle Fred precinct and the Aunt Ruth district still to come in.

- Marcelene Cox

Amazing Current

The current Babe Ruth of improv? Sacha Baron Cohen. He's pretty amazing.

- Seth Rogen

Like Side

There is a little bit of snobbery with casting, and unless you're a really successful comedian like Ruth Jones, you don't get to be in the drama side of things.

- Rhys Thomas

Thought Along

They didn't get along. Gehrig thought Ruth was a big-mouth, and Ruth thought Gehrig was cheap. They were both right.

- Tony Lazzeri

Play Very

And to play as long as I did and to have a family you have to be very blessed and I was with my wife Ruth. Ruth, I appreciate the job you did, and my three fine children, Reid, Reese, and Wendy.

- Nolan Ryan

So Many Years Spent

For my children, they spent 15 to 20 years of their life in baseball. And Ruth and I spent so many years of our married life that that was our life. We knew nothing else.

- Nolan Ryan

Many Gets

I said to Ruth Rendell, 'When you've written as many books as you have, it's easier.' She said, 'No dear, it gets harder'.

- Val McDermid

Tickets Babe Ruth

I used to watch Babe Ruth for 50 cents. Now, baseball tickets are $400!

- Norman Lloyd

Play Larger

Whenever I think of baseball, the first name that comes to mind is Babe Ruth. What the Babe was to baseball, Shula is to football coaching. There are certain figures in sports who are larger than the games they play or coach, and Don Shula is one of those.

- Marv Levy

Placed Weeks

When we were 15, my girlfriend Ruth Kaplan and I applied to the Universidad Ibero-Americana in Mexico City. We were accepted into a program that placed us with a lovely Mexican family. We lived with them for six weeks while studying Spanish poetry and Mexican anthropology.

- Mary Doria Russell

Art Traces

The early giants of modern dance - Isadora Duncan, Ruth St. Denis - barely left traces of their art.

- Robert Gottlieb

Boston Red Sox

The first time that I ever saw Babe Ruth was in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse.

- Waite Hoyt

Boston I Remember

There is nothing like Ruth ever existed in this game of baseball. I remember we were playing the White Sox in Boston in 1919, and he hit a home run off Lefty Williams over the left-field fence in the ninth inning and won the game. It was majestic. It soared.

- Waite Hoyt

Worry Occasion

Don't worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.

- Walter Annenberg

Conservative Billy

When I was in second grade, my mother moved from Miami to this evangelical conservative environment in western North Carolina, two miles down the road from Billy Graham and his wife, Ruth.

- Patricia Cornwell

Need Babe Ruth

We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax.

- Whitey Herzog

Like Babe Ruth

They said you'd really have to be something to be like Babe Ruth. But Babe Ruth was an American player. What we needed was a Puerto Rican player they could say that about, someone to look up to and try to equal.

- Roberto Clemente

Break Babe Ruth

I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth.

- Roger Maris

Think Home Run

People think of the greatest home run hitters of all time and think of Babe Ruth; they don't think about that Warren Spahn hit more than anybody.

- Rollie Fingers

Love Through

I love Ruth Brown, not just her singing, but Ruth Brown has more girl power than anyone, because she fought hard against people who ripped her off and then helped other artists through the Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

- Ronnie Spector