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Bob Uecker Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bob Uecker.

I knew when my career was over.
In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.
- Bob Uecker

The way to catch a knuckleball is to wait until it
stops rolling and then pick it up.
- Bob Uecker

Sporting goods companies pay me not to endorse their products.
- Bob Uecker

I had slumps that lasted into the winter.
- Bob Uecker

 

When I looked at the third base coach,
he turned his back on me.
- Bob Uecker

Sure, women sportswriters look when they're in the clubhouse.
Read their stories.
How else do you explain a capital letter in the middle of a word?
- Bob Uecker

If a guy hits .300 every year, what does he have to
look forward to? I always tried to stay around .190,
with three or four RBI.
And I tried to get them all in September.
That way I always had something to talk about during the winter.
- Bob Uecker

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I set records that will never be equaled.
In fact, I hope 90% of them don't even get printed.
- Bob Uecker

I didn't get a lot of awards as a player.
But they did have a Bob Uecker Day Off for me once in Philly.
- Bob Uecker

Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues.
But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did,
I think that was a much greater feat.
- Bob Uecker

In 1962 I was named Minor League Player of the Year.
It was my second season in the bigs.
- Bob Uecker

When I came up to bat with three men on and two outs in the ninth,
I looked in the other team's dugout and they were already in street clothes.
- Bob Uecker

Baseball hasn't forgotten me.
I go to a lot of old-timers games and I haven't lost a thing.
I sit in the bullpen and let people throw things at me.
Just like old times.
- Bob Uecker

Let's face it.
Umpiring is not an easy or happy way to make a living.
In the abuse they suffer, and the pay they get for it,
you see an imbalance that can only be explained by
their need to stay close to a game they can't resist.
- Bob Uecker

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song -
The song from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When I saw you I fell in love,
and you smiled because you knew.
- commonly but falsely attributed to William Shakespeare

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

When we hate our enemies, we are
giving them power over us:
power over our sleep, our appetites,
our blood pressure, our health, and our happiness.
Our enemies would dance with joy if only
they knew how they were worrying us,
lacerating us, and getting even with us!
Our hate is not hurting them at all,
but our hate is turning our own days
and nights into a hellish turmoil.
- Dale Carnegie

I wasn't anything special as a father.
But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

My father? I never knew him.
Never even seen a picture of him.
- Eminem

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

Future generations are not going to ask us
what political party were you in.
They are going to ask what did you do about it,
when you knew the glaciers were melting.
- Martin Sheen

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

Without music, life would be a mistake...
I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there.
All you have to do is go after it.
- Curtis Carlson

I wanted to escape so badly.
But of course I knew I couldn't just give up and leave school.
It was only when I heard my mom's voice that I came out of my hiding place.
- Zhang Ziyi

I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man.
At a very early age, I knew I didn't want to do what my dad did,
which was work in an office.
- Harrison Ford

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
- Robert H. Schuller

If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house
with the conscious design of doing me good,
I should run for my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

I always knew that food and wine were vital,
with my mother being Italian and a good cook.
- Robert Mondavi

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description;
one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
- Lord Chesterfield

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

If we knew what it was we were doing,
it would not be called research, would it?
- Albert Einstein

I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
- Henry Ward Beecher

My family knew, but most of the sporting world did
not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
- Bill Toomey

Soon I learned that the worse the puns and jokes,
the funnier they could be, if you knew how to deliver them.
- John Lasseter

When he hit a ground ball to you, you knew you had
to make a good throw because he was going to be running.
- Juan Marichal

If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation
of the universe at the initial moment,
we could predict exactly the situation of the same
universe at a succeeding moment.
- Henri Poincare

Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem.
The dream is his real life; the world around him is the dream.
- Michel de Montaigne

If people knew how KFC treats its chickens,
they'd never eat another drumstick.
- Pamela Anderson

He decided to plunge on with pardons over the department's objections,
or where he knew that there would be objections if
he had let career prosecutors know what he was doing.
- Barbara Olson

I always knew that I wanted to be an artist.
- Maynard James Keenan

Together we knew that we could have success.
- Troy Vincent

I don't think they knew exactly where they were going with the character,
but they lay those stories out ahead of time,
so they had some idea where they wanted it to go.
- David Selby

I always knew that I wanted to be creative,
that I wanted to create something.
- Maynard James Keenan

I knew Jimmy Dean.
He tested for 'Battle Cry'.
Paul Newman tested for 'Battle Cry'.
I did nine tests to finally get that role.
- Tab Hunter

His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew,
but rather to impress upon them that nothing,
not even...
knowledge, was foolproof.
- J. K. Rowling

I didn't know the full dimensions of forever,
but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come.
- Richard Brautigan

The only other things, and again these things are hearsay,
is that he could be pretty rough on directors,
because he knew exactly the way he wanted to play the part.
And he did so.
- Tommy Bond

I planned my success.
I knew it was going to happen.
- Erykah Badu

And I just thought, this is what I want to be.
And I knew that dancing would be my chosen profession.
- Suzanne Farrell

I knew an actor's career goes up and down and back up again.
Your standing in this business can't be your whole identity;
otherwise,
you're doomed.
- Lisa Kudrow

How well Shakespeare knew how to improve and exalt little circumstances,
when he borrowed them from circumstantial or vulgar historians.
- Horace Walpole

I occasionally got called the Rush Limbaugh of Indiana,
but most people knew that my style was different.
- Mike Pence

I knew that my niece was working nearby with some bank,
so my wife rang up the mother and the mother called
back to say that shes just called up to say she was alright.
- Lee Kuan Yew

I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

I was overlooked long before anyone knew who I was.
- Paul Desmond

Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all.
- Thomas Kempis

Once upon a time the world was sweeter than we knew.
Everything was ours; how happy we were then,
but then once upon a time never comes again.
- Johnny Mercer

I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the
world seems to agree with me.
- Freddie Mercury

I never felt a feeling that I knew or could know to
be unlike the feelings of other people.
I never consciously thought, except after patterns
that the world or my fellows set for me.
- Josiah Royce

Who hath not known ill fortune, never knew himself,
or his own virtue.
- David Mallet

I just knew that economics had never been my big motivation.
- Leigh Steinberg

Why have I had this life? If I knew,
I wouldn't have done it.
- Klaus Kinski

Back then when Chomsky and Herman wrote,
the left, myself among them, all knew that something
terrible was happening in Vietnam,
though most now claim to remember otherwise.
- James Donald


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