Player quotes

  • The banishment for life of Pete Rose from baseball is a sad end if a sorry episode. One of the game's greatest players has engaged in a variety of acts which have stained the game, and he must now live with the consequences of those acts. There is absolutely no deal for reinstatement.
    -- A. Bartlett Giamatti

    #Baseball #Sorry #Player

  • Rather an end in horror, than horror without end. He could not condemn principles he might need to invoke and apply later. The wolf cannot help having been created by God as he is, but we shoot him all the same if we have to. The great player in diplomacy, as in chess, asks the question,Does this improve me?, not look at the possible fringe benefits If you can't have what you like, you must like what you have.
    -- A. J. P. Taylor

    #Player #History #Principles

  • Little Bobby Jones of Atlanta is really a fine player, and shows every indication of becoming a tremendous great one, once he is master of himself, which must come with maturity.
    -- A. W. Tillinghast

    #Golf #Maturity #Player

  • Entrepreneurship: 10% coach, 20% player, 30% cheerleader, 40% waterboy.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Player #Cheerleader #Entrepreneurship

  • I had Lana and she was the number one player on my team
    -- Abbi Glines

    #Team #Player #Numbers

  • Today was about execution, period. Every single player, all of us in the dressing room right now, we’re embarrassed because that’s not the way we want to play soccer.
    -- Abby Wambach

    #Soccer #Player #Want

  • You always catch the wrong players.
    -- Abe Lemons

    #Sports #Player #Psychology

  • My music lives because of real players.
    -- Abel Korzeniowski

    #Real #Player #Music Life

  • I reside in a new colony for the Chinese-singing banjo player, with a population of one. At least I have something I have to do with my life.
    -- Abigail Washburn

    #Player #Chinese #Singing

  • I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players, who wanted to be a part of an ensemble.
    -- Adam Arkin

    #Team #Player #Firefighter

  • Drawing is one of those things which sit on the uneasy bending line between instinct and instruction, where seeming perversity eventually trumps pleasure as the card players and the kibitzers interact and new thrills are sought.
    -- Adam Gopnik

    #Player #Drawing #Risk

  • I'm not a good guitar player.
    -- Adam Jones

    #Player #Guitar #Gamer

  • I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we've been in many bands.
    -- Adam Jones

    #Player #Guitar #Band

  • I can't be a hypocrite as a coach because as a player that's what I wanted. I wanted feedback, I wanted communication from the boss. I showed up for work, you can yell at me if you want, but I want input. So that's the kind of coach I want to be.
    -- Adam Oates

    #Communication #Hypocrite #Player

  • Assistant coaches become a little bit more buddies to the players than a head coach.
    -- Adam Oates

    #Player #Littles #Assistants

  • I want to help Manchester United win the Premier League and become the best player in the world.
    -- Adnan

    #Winning #Player #League

  • I consider Mr. Morphy the finest chess player who ever existed. He is far superior to any now living, and would doubtless have beaten Labourdonnais himself. In all his games with me, he has not only played, in every instance, the exact move, but the most exact. He never makes a mistake; but, if his adversary commits the slightest error, he is lost.
    -- Adolf Anderssen

    #Mistake #Moving #Player

  • Lampard's not the first player to run to the crowd with lips over his mouth.
    -- Adrian Chiles

    #Football #Running #Player

  • Thank you to my family, my fans and fans of other teams for their support. The NFL is a fraternity of brothers and I am thankful for the tweets, phone calls and text messages from my fellow players. God Bless everyone and thank u so much,
    -- Adrian Peterson

    #Brother #Team #Player

  • I want to be the best player to ever play this game.
    -- Adrian Peterson

    #Player #Games #Nfl

  • I have learned not to overlook the advantages of being me. From when I was a softball player, and I held the stolen bases record. I would slide into second with my prostheses, and the girl on the base could either step aside or meet two wooden sticks.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Girl #Softball #Player

  • We want to win. The Raider fans deserve it. The Raider players deserve it, even my organization deserves it. You have to win and you have to win with a vision for the Super Bowl. That's our passion here.
    -- Al Davis

    #Passion #Winning #Player

  • Forget about every other lesson in the book. You have to be able to tap your foot or else none of what you doing you are not gonna have any control of your symptom.
    -- Al Di Meola

    #Book #Player #Feet

  • A good way to work on alternate picking is to choose three or four notes, and work on those. Too often, players who are trying to improve their right hand dexterity get hung up by playing too many notes with the left hand.I hear a lot of players running whole scales from the sixth string to the first , and playing them really sloppy.Keeping it very basic-and using only a few notes-and playing slowly with perfect rhythm is a task in itself.
    -- Al Di Meola

    #Running #Player #Hands

  • In my opinion, Louis Armstrong is the greatest trumpet stylist of all time and has influenced every trumpet player of his time and long after
    -- Al Hirt

    #Player #Long #Stylist

  • Carl Yastrzemski was the best all-around player. He could run, throw and hit. He had the ability to play a number of different positions. He signed as a shortstop. He could play the outfield, of course, and third base and first, too. He was a tremendous athlete. Mickey Mantle was unbelievable, too.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Running #Athlete #Player

  • All of a sudden I'm in the major leagues and we're traveling from town to town. I see the other players dressing different every day. I've got only one suit and I keep wearing it over and over. I'm really embarrassed.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Player #League #Different

  • I'll never forget that first night with the team. Going to the ballpark on the bus was the hardest 30 minutes of my life. I had to walk down that aisle between all the players. I really didn't know too much about the Detroit Tigers at that time.
    -- Al Kaline

    #Team #Player #Night

  • Managing can be more discouraging than playing, especially when you're losing because when you're a player, there are at least individual goals you can shoot for. When you're a manager all the worries of the team become your worries.
    -- Al Lopez

    #Team #Player #Goal

  • The manager is by himself. He can't mingle with his players. I enjoyed my players, but I could not socialize with them so I spent a lot of time alone in my hotel room. Those four walls kind of close in on you.
    -- Al Lopez

    #Wall #Player #Four

  • You measure a player from the head up.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Motivational #Sports #Player

  • If you're straight with your players, they'll be straight with you.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #Player

  • If a player leaves Marquette and doesn't have some of my blood in him, then I don't think I've done a good job.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #Jobs #Player

  • I'm not saying that they were Einsteins; they were marginal students. But every ballplayer whoever touched me has moved up his station in life. And the players moved up my station.
    -- Al McGuire

    #Basketball #Player #Students

  • I played with Joey Mullen back in Salt Lake City before he got called up to St. Louis. He was the first player ever to score 20 goals in the American League and 20 in the NHL. I've kept in contact with him and he's a great guy.
    -- Alain Vigneault

    #Player #Lakes #Nhl

  • Some players need a boot up their backside. Other players need the arm
    -- Alan Brazil

    #Player #Needs #Boots

  • Some of the Scotland players need to look themselves in the face.
    -- Alan Brazil

    #Player #Scotland #Needs

  • I have seen players sent off for far worse offences than that.
    -- Alan Brazil

    #Football #Player #Offence

  • The club continued to make significant player decisions without involving me. In the end, such a breach of trust and confidence meant that I had no option but to leave.
    -- Alan Curbishley

    #Soccer #Player #Decision

  • I have three tools at my disposal - my whistle, my body language and my talk. It is a question of how I marry them up to try to get the players around to my way of thinking.
    -- Alan Lewis

    #Thinking #Player #Trying

  • I do my own analysis on the teams I am refereeing. I will know some of the personalities, the players who could be difficult customers in a scrum situation, the ones I am going to have to really work hard on early in the game to get what I want.
    -- Alan Lewis

    #Team #Hard Work #Player

  • It's important that top clubs don't lose sight of the fact that it's the English Premier League and English players should be involved.
    -- Alan Pardew

    #Player #Sight #League

  • They (Liverpool players) are passing the cup down the line like a new born baby. Although when they are back in the dressing room they will probably fill it with champagne, something you should never do to a baby.
    -- Alan Parry

    #Baby #Player #Lines

  • There is this ferocious digital revolution coming along and we're in the teeth of that at the time of maximum economic disruption. There are huge opportunities there. I made the point in my supplementary statement that the Guardian is now a very considerable global player, but there are huge challenges in terms of making, of finding, the convincing business model, so I want to see Guardian journalism continue and thrive, although whether and to what extent that is in print or in digital is a sort of second order matter.
    -- Alan Rusbridger

    #Opportunity #Player #Order

  • If you ask footballers to pick out the player they most admire, so many of them will pick Paul Scholes.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Player #Admire #Paul Scholes

  • I like the tag of being the world's most expensive player. It's an honour and a privilege.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Player #World #Tag

  • If you ask footballers to pick out the player they most admire, so many of them will pick Paul Scholes. His passing and shooting is of the highest level and he’s the most consistent and naturally gifted player we’ve had for a long, long time.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Player #Long #Shooting

  • One of the biggest fears of players in a shootout is letting your teammates down.
    -- Alan Shearer

    #Player #Teammate

  • IPL does not allow Pakistani players because they are dangerous.
    -- Alastair Cook

    #Player #Doe #Dangerous

  • I guess 'The Player' was a pretty good L.A. movie. And 'Chinatown.' Was there ever a better L.A. movie about a certain period in L.A.? That was terrific.
    -- Albert Brooks

    #Player #Chinatown #Periods

  • A lot of people said I could be a good player. I just wanted the opportunity to show it. I just let it happen.
    -- Albert Pujols

    #Opportunity #Player #People

  • I have cried twice in my life watching a football player; the first one was Maradona and the second was Ryan Giggs.
    -- Alessandro Del Piero

    #Football #Player #Firsts

  • Italy have plenty of high-quality players. Newcomers need time to get adjusted to the set-up and the system of play. I'm very young, and although I think I have shown good quality in my international games, I realise that there are plenty of others competing for places.
    -- Alessandro Del Piero

    #Player #Thinking #Games

  • Only two players made me cry when watching football, one was Diego Maradona and the other Ryan Giggs.
    -- Alessandro Del Piero

    #Football #Player #Two

  • We spend too much time recruiting and not enough time working with the players we have.
    -- Alex Agase

    #Time #Player #Too Much

  • I spent a few years here in Memphis, in the late '70s and early '80s, where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles. So it seems like every record I'll do, I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember.
    -- Alex Chilton

    #Country #Player #Years

  • I always used to say to players at half-time, 'Be patient. The last fifteen minutes throw the kitchen sink at them. It's worth a gamble'. You are going to lose the game anyway. There is nothing better than when you get to that last fifteen minutes and you actually win the game late on. The fans are going out of the gates I gave it a try and it worked.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Winning #Player #Games

  • I have nothing but praise for the boy. He is easily the best player in the world. His contribution as a goal threat is unbelievable. His stats are incredible. Strikes at goal, attempts on goal, raids into the penalty box, headers. It is all there. Absolutely astounding.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Boys #Player #Goal

  • I was doing all the coaching schools so that I'd be able to stay in the game, and I gave myself a chance by doing that. I was only an average player, could score a goal or two, that sort of thing, but I wasn't a Bobby Charlton or a Messi, or Ronaldo. There are very, very few really great players who have become great coaches.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #School #Player #Average

  • I tell the players that the bus is moving. This club has to progress. And the bus wouldn't wait for them. I tell them to get on board.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Soccer #Moving #Player

  • I used to have a saying that when a player is at his peak, he feels as though he can climb.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Player #Used

  • I always said to the directors that the minute a player becomes more powerful than the manager of Manchester United, it's not Manchester United. You have lost control of the whole club. So I always made sure that I was in control. They always knew who the manager was.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Powerful #Player #Directors

  • Players know that they can trust me which is really important. They know that I had the ability to adapt to change, and they have seen that many times over the years. I think these are important parts of being in control of footballers.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Player #Thinking #Years

  • The best have the courage and I say this all the time. The courage to take the ball all the time, the courage to make sure that they are not going to be intimidated by their opponents, and the courage to express themselves at all times and I think that all the great players have got that.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Player #Thinking #Balls

  • David Beckham is Britain's finest striker of a football not because of God-given talent but because he practices with a relentless application that the vast majority of less gifted players wouldn't contemplate.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Football #Player

  • The work of a team should always embrace a great player, but the great player must always work.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Teamwork #Player #Embrace

  • It was the most emphatic display of selflessness I have seen on a football field. Pounding over every blade of grass, competing if he would rather die of exhaustion than lose, he inspired all around him. I felt such an honor to be associated with such a player.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Football #Player

  • You are responsible to each other because when you win a game of football, you only need eight players to perform well.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Football #Winning #Player

  • In England, it's a rare thing to see a player smoking but, all in all, I prefer that to an alcoholic. The relationship with alcohol is a real problem in English football and, in the short term, it's much more harmful to a sportsman. It weakens the body, which becomes more susceptible to injury.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Football #Real #Player

  • Sometimes you're not sure about a player. Sometimes you doubt. Sometimes you have to guess. Sometimes you just know.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Player #Doubt #Sometimes

  • Lampard, for me, was a marvellous servant for Chelsea, but I didn't think of him as an elite international footballer. And I am one of the few who felt Gerrard was not a top, top player.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Player #Thinking #Servant

  • It was our worst-ever day, the worst result in my history, ever. Even as a player I don't think I ever lost 6-1.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Football #Player #Thinking

  • Everyone remembers Stuart Pearce as a determined, aggressive player, who played with great heart and enthusiasm that gave him a great career in the game.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Heart #Player #Games

  • Keeping players happy is not easy and I think anyone with a big squad will tell you that.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Player #Thinking #Squad

  • I'm no f****** talking to you. He's a f****** great player. Yous are f******* idiots.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Player #Talking

  • As with every young player these days, Ronaldo is 18.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Football #Player #These Days

  • He was taking 30 seconds to book a player. He was needing a rest. It was ridiculous.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Book #Player

  • If ever there was one player, anywhere in the world, that was made for Manchester United, it was Cantona. He swaggered in, stuck his chest out, raised his head and surveyed everything as though he was asking: 'I'm Cantona. How big are you? Are you big enough for me?'
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Player #Asking

  • To not apologize for the behavior of the players to another manager is unthinkable. It's a disgrace, but I don't expect Wenger to ever apologize...he's that type of person.
    -- Alex Ferguson

    #Inspirational #Player #Wenger

  • Pete Townsend for me was a huge influence. Because essentially they were a three-piece band and the way he structured his chords and took up a lot of space musically in the songs was really important to the way Rush developed. Geddy and Neil both were such active players and lot of the time we were all playing like crazy and it was too much and somebody had to reel it in and me being the faceless guy, I would do that,
    -- Alex Lifeson

    #Song #Crazy #Player

  • It is hard to ignore that is reality. But, at the same time, it still comes down to sound baseball decisions, farm systems and then execution on the field by the players. There are a lot of components to that (other) than just saying it is the highest salary.
    -- Alex Rodriguez

    #Baseball #Player #Reality

  • The fact that a player is very short of time is to my mind, as little to be considered as an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Player #Law #Drunk

  • Playing for complications is an extreme measure that a player should adopt only when he cannot find a clear and logical plan.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Player #Chess #Logical

  • Young players expose themselves to grave risks when they blindly imitate the innovations of masters without themselves first checking all the details and consequences of these innovations.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Player #Risk #Innovation

  • Never before and never since have I seen - and I cannot even imagine, such an amazing rapidity of chess thinking that Capablanca possessed in 1913-14. In blitz games he gave all the St. Petersburg players odds of five minutes to one - and he won.
    -- Alexander Alekhine

    #Player #Thinking #Odds

  • Let's make like a hockey player and get the puck out of here.
    -- Alexander Gordon Smith

    #Hockey #Player #Puck

  • I cannot think that a player genuinely loving the game can get pleasure just from the number of points scored no matter how impressive the total. I will not speak of myself, but for the masters of the older generation, from whose games we learned, the aesthetic side was the most important. -
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Thinking #Player #Numbers

  • Sit there for five hours? Certainly not! A player must walk about between moves, it helps his thinking.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Success #Moving #Player

  • Anyone who wishes to learn how to play chess well must make himself or herself thoroughly conversant with the play in positions where the players have castled on opposite sides.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Learning #Player #Opposites

  • Once in a Moscow chess club I saw how two first-category players knocked pieces off the board as they were exchanged, so that the pieces fell onto the floor. It was as if they were playing skittles and not chess!
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Player #Two #Boards

  • In order to become a grandmaster class player whose understanding of chess is superior to the thousands of ordinary players, you have to develop within yourself a large number of qualities, the qualities of an artistic creator, a calculating practitioner, a cold calm competitor.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Player #Order #Class

  • In choosing an opening plan players think most of all of harmonious development for the pieces, but sometimes leave the development of the queen out of their considerations. Yet the Queen is the most valuable and important piece and the whole outcome can depend upon how successfully she plays her role.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Queens #Player #Thinking

  • Experience and the constant analysis of the most varied positions builds up a store of knowledge in a player's mind enabling him often at a glance to assess this or that position.
    -- Alexander Kotov

    #Learning #Player #Mind

  • I wear tinted visor not to trick other players, but so hot girls in stands don't see me looking at them
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Girl #Player #Hot

  • Fighting is necessary in hockey. But if you fight, you have to choose your partner carefully. If you're an experienced player and you want to fight, you can't choose a player who has never fought in his life.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Hockey #Fighting #Player

  • My dream has come true. I play with the great players and on a great team. I'm smiling and happy and enjoying the time of my life.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Dream #Team #Player

  • I have a lot of respect for Ovechkin as a player. I like his enthusiasm. I know the kid has a zest for life and a joy for the game.
    -- Alexander Ovechkin

    #Kids #Player #Zest

  • I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz.
    -- Alexis Korner

    #Player #Men #Jazz

  • Could we look into the head of a Chess player, we should see there a whole world of feelings, images, ideas, emotion and passion
    -- Alfred Binet

    #Passion #Player #Ideas

  • The real test of a bridge player isn’t in keeping out of trouble, but in escaping once he’s in.
    -- Alfred Sheinwold

    #Real #Player #Escaping