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Al Kaline Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Al Kaline.

Switching to the outfield was the best break I ever got.
- Al Kaline

I was very, very shocked about Cooperstown.
I thought my chances were fairly good,
but I tried to stay low key about it,
not too high and not too low.
That was the way I played, too.
- Al Kaline

What gets me upset about with the newer players is their lack of intensity.
They tend to go through the motions a little bit.
They don't understand that you've got to practice the way you play.
- Al Kaline

I started in for the ball but I just couldn't get it.
I should have caught it because I was used to catching
everything on the sandlots.
But they hit the ball a lot harder in the major leagues
and I just couldn't reach the ball this time.
- Al Kaline

 

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

I didn't know who was on the team, but I saw every
eye as I walked down the aisle.
It looked like a thousand eyes were staring right at me saying,
'Who is this young punk?' I just kept my eyes straight ahead.
- Al Kaline

As the days went on, I didn't mind the games.
In fact, I looked forward to them.
That was the easiest part of all.
I couldn't wait to get to the ballpark I'd be the first
one there and I was willing to do anything.
I think that's why the veterans liked me.
- Al Kaline

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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It hurt me a great deal.
It put a lot of pressure on me because I was at a young
age and the writers around here and throughout the
league starting comparing me to Cobb.
It put a lot of pressure on me.
- Al Kaline

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

You've got to get good habits of working hard so that
when that play comes up during the regular season that
you're able to complete it and do it the right way.
- Al Kaline

The best thing about switching from being an actor
to being a director is that you don't have to shave
or hold your stomach in anymore.
- Dick Powell

Getting into the habit of switching a timer on will,
I promise, save you from any number of kitchen disasters.
- Delia Smith

I'm terrified of switching the computer on because there are so many poems.
- Roger McGough

This business switching styles can't be done honestly by one man.
As soon as he can play his instrument well,
he can express himself, and all his life he has only one self.
- Jimmy Rushing

I stepped back from being out front to playing bass.
So we started switching: I'd play bass on one song,
we'd switch on the next song; I'd play piano...
we'd play mandolin.
- Bob Livingston

That's part of the policy: To keep switching gears.
- Ridley Scott

I've always been switching around the show to accommodate the audience,
and you know it really makes it a lot more fun for
me and keeps it fresh so that I'm not complacent with
the same show every night and with every audience.
- Deborah Cox

When a woman gives birth to a child,
the child needs to be able to digest the mother's milk;
but when this child is old enough to begin to eat other foods,
there is some switching off of this ability to consume milk.
- Marvin Harris

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

Doing your best is taking the action because you love it,
not because you're expecting a reward
- don Miguel Ruiz

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do your best, and always accept life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him a friend.
- Abraham Lincoln

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

The best way to find yourself
is to lose yourself
in the service of others.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Today, I will do my best...
and then relax in the knowing
that I have done all I could.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive.
He who is devoid of the power to forgive
is devoid of the power to love.
There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I do the very best I know how -
the very best I can;
and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
- Abraham Lincoln

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

Whatever you do or don't do in your lifetime,
your best contribution to those around you
and to future generations
will be in the happiness and joy
you generated and radiated to those around you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

Be yourself. There is nothing more for you to do
than to be the best YOU that you can be -
with no imitation, no pretense, no guilt, no shame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One's philosophy is not best expressed in words;
it is expressed in the choices one makes...
and the choices we make
are ultimately our responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I do my best and accept life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best things in life are free.
- Anonymous

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing.
The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Common looking people are the best in the world:
that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
- Abraham Lincoln

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Health is the greatest gift,
contentment the greatest wealth,
faithfulness the best relationship.
- The Buddha

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore


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