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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:14 pm    Post subject: Great Quotes Thread

First submission: The legendary late Tommy Lasorda

Some memorable Lasorda quotes
—“There are three kinds of people in this world: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.”

—“Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before too long you’re up in the stands with them.”

—“No matter how good you are, you’re going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are, you’re going to win one-third of your games. It’s the other third that makes the difference.”

—“Say ‘Dodgers’ and people know you’re talking about baseball. Say ‘Braves’ and they ask, ‘What reservation?’ Say ‘Reds’ and they think of communism. Say ‘Padres’ and they look around for a priest.”

—“I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.”

—“The only Angels in Los Angeles are in heaven, and they’re looking down on the Dodgers.”

—“The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series.”

—“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”

—“Always give an autograph when somebody asks you.”

—“If he raced his pregnant wife, he’d finish third.” —about Mike Scioscia.

—After being asked “What did you think of Kingman’s performance” after Dave Kingman hit three homers in one game against the Dodgers: “What’s my opinion of Kingman’s performance? What the [expletive] do you think my opinion is of it? I think it was [expletive]. Put that in. I don’t [expletive] care. What’s my opinion of his performance? [expletive]. He beat us with three [expletive] home runs. What the [expletive] do you mean? What is my opinion of his performance? How can you ask me a question like that? I’m [expletive] off to lose a [expletive] game, and you ask me my opinion of his performance?”

—“I don’t want guys who try … I want guys who do! I could go out and get a bunch of truck drivers to play for us who’ll try. I don’t want guys who try … I want guys who do!”

—"Nobody has to tell Frank Sinatra he is a good singer and nobody has to tell me that I am a good manager.”

—"My wife tells me one day, ‘I think you love baseball more than me.’ I say, ‘Well, I guess that’s true, but hey, I love you more than football and hockey.’”

—“When I took the job as the manager of the Olympic team, I didn’t take it because I was a Dodger. I did it because I was an American, and I wanted to bring that gold medal where it belongs in baseball, the United States. And that’s exactly what our team did.”

—“I walk into the clubhouse and it’s like walking into the Mayo Clinic. We have four doctors, three therapists and five trainers. Back when I broke in, we had one trainer who carried a bottle of rubbing alcohol and by the seventh inning he had drunk it all.”

—“Pressure is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it’s because you’ve started to think of failure.”

—“If you don’t love the Dodgers, there’s a good chance you may not get into heaven.”

—“The only way I’d worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs.”

—“When we win, I’m so happy I eat a lot. When we lose, I’m so depressed I eat a lot. When we’re rained out, I’m so disappointed I eat a lot.”

—“Eighty percent of the people who hear your troubles don’t care and the other 20% are glad you’re having them.”

—“I love doubleheaders. That way I get to keep my uniform on longer.”

—“Baseball is like driving, it’s the one who gets home safely that counts.”

—“People say you can’t go out and eat with your players. I say why not.”

—“Guys ask me, don’t I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?”

—“When I was interviewed after I got hired to replace Walter Alston, a future Hall of Famer, I was asked: ‘Don’t you feel pressure on you?’ I said: ‘Want to know something? I’m worried about the guy who’s going to have to replace me.’”

—“I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I’m going to the big Dodger in the sky.”
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:22 pm    Post subject:

All of those are Mark Twain quotes. Because all quotes are mark twain quotes.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:47 pm    Post subject:

Tony: You want a job, Ernie?

Ernie: Sure, Tony.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:24 am    Post subject:

FernieBee wrote:
Tony: You want a job, Ernie?

Ernie: Sure, Tony.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:23 am    Post subject:

Perseverence will get you anywhere
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:16 am    Post subject:

I can resist everything except temptation - Oscar Wilde
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:17 am    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
All of those are Mark Twain quotes. Because all quotes are mark twain quotes.




Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please - Mark Twain
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:00 am    Post subject:

Beauty is just a light switch away
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:22 am    Post subject:

“Knowledge is good” - Emil Faber
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:22 am    Post subject:

Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.

—Abraham Lincoln
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:33 am    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
I can resist everything except temptation - Oscar Wilde


We have sex like Kenyan marathon runners - Olivia Wilde
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:50 am    Post subject:

Krishnamurti: “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:30 pm    Post subject:

"Beer: the cause of - and solution to - all of life's problems."

- H. Simpson
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:07 pm    Post subject:

“Be curious, not judgemental.”

-Walt Whitman

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:11 pm    Post subject:

Winners win
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:05 pm    Post subject:

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
― Marcus Aurelius , Meditations
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:30 pm    Post subject:

“Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.”
—Mark Twain
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:34 pm    Post subject:

Four-score and seven...is just a fancy way of saying 87.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:11 pm    Post subject:

"Mamba out."
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:19 pm    Post subject:

Murdock wrote:
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
― Marcus Aurelius , Meditations


Nothing great about that quote. It sounds like a fool who smoked too much dope trying too hard to sound profound. And that's coming from someone who has been there, done that.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:26 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Murdock wrote:
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
― Marcus Aurelius , Meditations


Nothing great about that quote. It sounds like a fool who smoked too much dope trying too hard to sound profound. And that's coming from someone who has been there, done that.


Marcus Aurelius didn’t have to work too hard at profound.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:46 pm    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
Murdock wrote:
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
― Marcus Aurelius , Meditations


Nothing great about that quote. It sounds like a fool who smoked too much dope trying too hard to sound profound. And that's coming from someone who has been there, done that.


as the dude once said, “that’s just like your opinion, man.”
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:50 pm    Post subject:

loslakersss wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Murdock wrote:
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
― Marcus Aurelius , Meditations


Nothing great about that quote. It sounds like a fool who smoked too much dope trying too hard to sound profound. And that's coming from someone who has been there, done that.


as the dude once said, “that’s just like your opinion, man.”


The Dude abides.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:54 pm    Post subject:

loslakersss wrote:
DaMuleRules wrote:
Murdock wrote:
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.”
― Marcus Aurelius , Meditations


Nothing great about that quote. It sounds like a fool who smoked too much dope trying too hard to sound profound. And that's coming from someone who has been there, done that.


as the dude once said, “that’s just like your opinion, man.”


This aggression will not stand, man.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:03 am    Post subject:

"We do not inherit this earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children".

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