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" I've got a portrait in the Smithsonian. Who ever thought that would happen? "
" The only Angels in Los Angeles are in Heaven, and they're looking down on the Dodgers. "
" I've had heroes in my life - Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth. "
" 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. "
" Sometimes you've just got to let an umpire know that you're not satisfied with his decision. That they've missed the play in your opinion. Not that it's going to do you any good, but you've got to let them know. "
" You can have the best team in baseball, and if nobody goes through the turnstiles, you've got to shut the doors down. "
" I firmly believe that there is a God. I firmly believe that there is a Heaven. And I firmly believe that if you go there, it's gonna be great. "
" 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. "
" Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away. "
" You can wake up every day and make today better than the last. "
" 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.' "
" About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure. "
" I bleed Dodger blue! "
" Baseball is played by all countries now, and softball, too. "
" 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. "
" If you don't love the Dodgers, there's a good chance you may not get into Heaven. "
" Everybody wants to win, but everybody doesn't win. "
" They could never beat me in Springfield. I loved that old ballpark. If I could have pitched there all my career, I'd be a 300-game winner. "
" I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky. "
" Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts. "
" You get an opportunity to do something for your country, you better get out and do it. "
" When you - when you become the manager of a major league team, particularly the Dodgers, to me, that's a privilege and an honor. No matter where you go or what you do, you represent that position that you have. And you represent that organization that gave you the opportunity to be doing what you're doing. "
" I still remember the entire Boy Scout motto. I don't remember the serial number of my gun in the army. I don't remember the number of my locker in school. But I remember that Boy Scout code. "
" 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? "
" I started in the lowest league in baseball, and I worked my way all the way up to Triple A and then to the big leagues. I never reached the level that I thought I would reach as a player. But that's the way it goes. So then I started from the bottom as a manager, and I worked my way up to managing the Dodgers for 20 years. "
" Sometimes, you get too hopped up, too excited, and it works against you. "
" I do not care whether you're a Democrat or you're a Republican or an independent. We must pull for the people who are wearing the uniform of the armed forces. These people weren't drafted. They enlisted, because they believe. "
" You give loyalty, you'll get it back. You give love, you'll get it back. "
" I didn't even graduate from high school. I've never told anybody that before. I got my degree later, when I was in the army. "
" I've always called L.A. 'the world capital of sport.' "
" I was fortunate enough to coach the U.S. Olympic team in Australia. "