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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, March 31, 2013 – Tommy Lasorda

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Sunday, March 31, 2013 – Tommy Lasorda

“About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.”

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“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?”

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“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.”

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“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.”

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

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“There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.”

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

Wikipedia:  Tommy Lasorda

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, March 30, 2013 – Jim Lovell

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Saturday, March 30, 2013 – Jim Lovell

“Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job.”

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“Houston, we’ve had a problem here.”

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“The moon is essentially gray, no color. It looks like plaster of Paris, like dirty beach sand with lots of footprints in it.”

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“There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.”

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“From now on, we live in a world where man has walked on the moon. It wasn’t a miracle, we just decided to go.” 

Wikipedia:  Jim Lovell

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, March 29, 2013 – Julius Erving

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Friday, March 29, 2013 – Julius Erving

“Goals determine what you’re going to be.”

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“I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.”

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“I had to spend countless hours, above and beyond the basic time, to try and perfect the fundamentals.”

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“I think I started learning lessons about being a good person long before I ever knew what basketball was. And that starts in the home, it starts with the parental influence.”

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“The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.”

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“To be great we need to win games we aren’t supposed to win.”

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“When handling the ball, I always would look for daylight, wherever there was daylight.”

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, March 28, 2013 – John Updike

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Thursday, March 28, 2013 – John Updike

“A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.”

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‘Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.”

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‘Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.”

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“Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.”

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“If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.”

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“Sex is like money; only too much is enough.”

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“We are most alive when we’re in love.”

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“When I write, I aim in my mind not toward New York but toward a vague spot a little to the east of Kansas.”

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“I love my government not least for the extent to which it leaves me alone.”

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“We take our bearings, daily, from others. To be sane is, to a great extent, to be sociable.”

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“I secretly understood: the primitive appeal of the hearth. Television is — its irresistible charm — a fire.”

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‘Four years was enough of Harvard. I still had a lot to learn, but had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself.”

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“It was true of my generation, that the movies were terribly vivid and instructive. There were all kinds of things you learned. Like the 19th century novels, you saw how other social classes lived — especially the upper classes. So in a funny way, they taught you manners almost. But also moral manners. The gallantry of a Gary Cooper or an Errol Flynn or Jimmy Stewart. It was ethical instruction of a sort that the church purported to be giving you, but in a much less digestible form. Instead of these remote, crabbed biblical verses, you had contemporary people acting out moral dilemmas. Just the grace, the grace of those stars — not just the dancing stars, but the way they all moved with a certain grace. All that sank deep into my head, and my soul.”

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“In the old movies, yes, there always was the happy ending and order was restored. As it is in Shakespeare’s plays. It’s no disgrace to, in the end, restore order. And punish the wicked and, in some way, reward the righteous.”

Wikipedia Page:  John Updike

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Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – Michelangelo

Mad As Hell And… Quotes of the Day – Wednesday, March 27, 2013 – Michelangelo

“A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.”

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“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

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“Faith in oneself is the best and safest course.”

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“Genius is eternal patience.”

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“It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.”

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“Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.”

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“There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.”

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“Yet I am learning.”

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“If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius.”

Wikipedia:  Michelangelo

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