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Brooks Robinson Quotes

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Fifty years from now I'll be just three inches of type in a record book.
- Brooks Robinson

It's a pretty sure thing that the player's bat is what
speaks loudest when it's contract time,
but there are moments when the glove has the last word.
- Brooks Robinson

Pocahontas was the reason the Virginia colony didn't disappear,
unlike some earlier attempts.
- Brooks Robinson

I'll play out the string and leave baseball without a tear.
A man can't play games his whole life.
- Brooks Robinson

 

I'm a guy who just wanted to see his name in the lineup everyday.
To me, baseball was a passion to the point of obsession.
- Brooks Robinson

Whether you want to or not, you do serve as a role model.
People will always put more faith in baseball players than anyone else.
- Brooks Robinson

I've always said when I broke in I was an average player.
I had an average arm, average speed and definitely an average bat.
I am still average in all of those.
- Brooks Robinson

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If your not practicing, somebody else is,
somewhere, and he'll be ready to take your job.
- Brooks Robinson

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated,
let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he
does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.
- Bill Cosby

I think when the full horror of being fifty hits you,
you should stay home and have a good cry.
- Josh Billings

A man who views the world the same at fifty
as he did at twenty
has wasted thirty years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

Homesickness is nothing.
Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time.
- John Cheever

I don't know why people question the academic training of an athlete.
Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated
in the bottom half of their classes.
- Al McGuire

A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,
where fifty-one percent of the people
may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.
- attributed to Thomas Jefferson

Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
- Hosea Ballou

By the age of fifty, you have made yourself what you are,
and if it is good, it is better than your youth.
- Marya Mannes

Every Friday I used to have about fifty,
sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard
and I'd take them all to dinner.
All runaways.
- Al Lewis

Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.
- Alexander Hamilton

I mean, I've been in a hundred and fifty films;
I don't want to just sit around and talk about things.
- Michael Ironside

If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years,
you have a public library.
- Tony Benn

I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville
that man would not fly for fifty years.
- Wilbur Wright

It took me fifty years to deal with the Holocaust at all.
And I did it in a literary way.
- Leonard Baskin

Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl
a fifty dollar bill for the powder room.
- George Axelrod

One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty
one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.
- Maxim Gorky

What a man knows at fifty that he did not know at twenty
is for the most part incommunicable.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand
dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.
- Marilyn Monroe

There's fifty bands doing my riffs for ever and ever.
- Santiago Durango

In America, every female under fifty calls herself a girl.
- H. E. Bates

I have probably purchased fifty 'hot tips' in my career,
maybe even more.
When I put them all together, I know I am a net loser.
- Charles M. Schwab

It is to the Riddle of the Sphinx that I have devoted
fifty years of professional life as an anthropologist.
- Gregory Bateson

The Russians imitate French ways, but always at a distance of fifty years.
- Stendhal

Two hundred and fifty mummies covered in gold.
Something like this cannot be explained -
mummy after mummy covered in shining gold.
- Zahi Hawass

Consultant: any ordinary guy more than fifty miles from home.
- Eric Sevareid

Give me a man who says this one thing I do,
and not those fifty things I dabble in.
- Dwight L. Moody

I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people
in fifty years what my father taught me by example in one week.
- Mario Cuomo

Tires were so bald on the truck that the air was showin' through,
and I had to drive fifty miles an hour all the way out there,
because the vibration was so bad.
- Chris LeDoux

I think middle-age is the best time,
if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience
which often sets in at about fifty.
- William Ralph Inge

From here it sounds great to say we'll all get together soon,
but all I know is this: you can call me fifty days
or fifty years from now and I'll be glad to see you.
- Richard Hooker

Unless you have made a complete surrender and are doing
his will it will avail you nothing if you've reformed
a thousand times and have your name on fifty church records.
- Billy Sunday

What we call creative work, ought not to be called work at all,
because it isn't.
I imagine that Thomas Edison never did a day's work in his last fifty years.
- Stephen Leacock

I can't stay No.
1 for fifty years, you know.
We'll see what happens.
- Roger Federer

Finally, I told them I'd drop out of the management
program if they'd give me an entry-level job in the
newsroom for union wages,
about fifty dollars a week.
- Andrea Mitchell

For each letter received from a creditor,
write fifty lines on an extraterrestrial subject and you will be saved.
- Charles Baudelaire

Children born today have a fifty-fifty chance of living to 100.
- William Greider

One of the things I love about theater,
one of the reasons I'll never give it up,
is that it's fifty percent the audience's responsibility.
- William Petersen

I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two,
even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
- Nancy Astor

If the present Congress errs in too much talking,
how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people
send one hundred and fifty lawyers,
whose trade it is to question everything,
yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
- Thomas Jefferson

I was asked to come to Chicago because Chicago is one of our fifty-two states.
- Raquel Welch

It's estimated that there may be two hundred and fifty
million children in the world engaged in some form
of exploitative child labour.
- Carol Bellamy

Everyone has talent at twenty-five.
The difficulty is to have it at fifty.
- Edgar Degas

When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex.
- Tom Lehrer

Well over fifty years ago I was making radio loudspeakers
and radio sets in Rochester,
New York; pretty young and inexperienced;
but we survived the depression.
- Stuart Symington

I'll take fifty percent efficiency to get one hundred percent loyalty.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I have been a woman for fifty years,
and I've never yet been able to discover precisely what it is I am.
- Jean Giraudoux

There is a saying in Baltimore that crabs may be prepared
in fifty ways and that all of them are good.
- H. L. Mencken

This is rather different from the receptions I used to get fifty years ago.
They threw things at me then but they were not roses.
- Susan B. Anthony

Only sixteen players have hit fifty or more homers in a season.
To me, that's a very special milestone.
- Mark McGwire

With The Guess Who, it took us fifty-something singles before we had hits.
- Randy Bachman

Fifty years ago people were talking about Sydney's sprawl,
but nobody does anything about it.
- Harry Seidler

The heyday of woman's life is the shady side of fifty.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Fifty years ago wealth was stored and transmitted physically through gold bars,
stock certificates, bank notes, and coins.
- Scott Cook

The wool of a thousand sheep in good pasture at the
least ought to yield fifty marks a year,
the wool of two thousand one hundred marks,
and so forth, counting by thousands.
- Robert Grosseteste

If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything,
it is that peace does not follow disarmament -
disarmament follows peace.
- Bernard Baruch

Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting,
it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands
what more than half a dozen are about.
- E. T. Bell

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty
percent what people think you've got.
- Sophia Loren

You know, my dear, I insured my voice for fifty thousand dollars.
- Miriam Hopkins

I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and
gave it up in my fifty sixth year;
it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis.
- George Montgomery

Nature gives you the face you have at twenty;
it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.
- Coco Chanel

If I cut an album now and sell it for ten bucks,
I can put seven dollars and fifty cents in my pocket.
- Mickey Gilley

I bought my first camera in Seattle,
Washington.
Only paid about seven dollars and fifty cents for it.
- Gordon Parks


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