Hillary Clinton wrote a book. She got paid. I don't understand why I can't.

No player or manager has greater respect for the umpires than I do, and I have demonstrated that over the years.

I actually went to some Gamblers Anonymous classes, and I sat there for three or four of them, and I'm trying to figure out what I have in similarities with these other people, and I could never find anything. It just seems like it wasn't the right place for me.

I like Barack Obama as a person. He's articulate, he knows sports, his brother-in-law's a coach. He always has the athletes to the White House. But I don't know about some of his policies and some of these people in Congress.

Brooks Robinson belongs in a higher league.

Are you tall? Are you strong? How big are your hands? You must be honest with yourself or you will end up using the wrong bat.

The greatest competitor was Bob Gibson. He worked so fast out there and he always had the hood up. He always wanted to close his own deal. He never talked to you because he was battling so hard. I sure as hell don't miss batting against him, but I miss him in the game.

I get accused of talking about records. But it's the guys who interview me who ask about them.

I'm built like my dad. Stocky, strong.

I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.

I came to Vegas because I work 20 days a month here; I couldn't live anywhere else.

See the ball; hit the ball.

I admitted I bet on baseball, but I wasn't suspended from baseball for betting on baseball.

I would think if someone connected to steroids made the Hall of Fame, that would enhance my chances of making the Hall of Fame.

When people think of me, they think about me knocking catchers down and knocking second basemen down and yelling at pitchers. But when I took the spikes off after the game, I was a nice guy when I went home.

Baseball is an individual game, but it should never be a personal game.

I know about winning batting titles.

Your obligation as a base runner is to try and be safe within the rules. OK?

If somebody is gracious enough to give me a second chance, I won't need a third.

Doctors tell me I have the body of a thirty year old. I know I have the brain of a fifteen year old. If you've got both, you can play baseball.

Who cares if you bunt for a base hit?

When guys do books or stories, all I like to see is the truth.

I'm just like everybody else. I have two arms, two legs and four-thousand hits.

I've never looked forward to a birthday like I'm looking forward to my new daughter's birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement.

It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.

No matter how many times you say you're sorry, somebody is not going to hear you.

Can you be a nicer gentleman, or a better man for your sport or your kids than Joe Paterno?

When I get the record, all it will make me is the player with the most hits. I'm also the player with the most at bats and the most outs. I never said I was a greater player than Cobb.

I look at the records, and you don't win the Cy Young seven times or the MVP without being a good player.

Obama's a great speaker. Because of his speaking ability and his appearance, a lot of guys got on board. Being the first African American, a lot guys got on board.

There is no doubt that because I am a switch hitter I have one of the best offensive advantages that a hitter can have.

Baseball and the players association have rules. If you stay within the rules - which say that you can play while you're appealing - I don't see what anyone would be in arms about.

I always liked the defensive part of baseball.

There's other ways to make your head and muscles bigger than just steroids.

Playing baseball for a living is like having a license to steal.

The game of baseball is better when the Dodgers are playing well, just like when the Yankees are playing well, or the Cubs, the Phillies, the big-name teams.

With the money I'm making, I should be playing two positions.

Sometimes, when you don't have spark, someone in the dugout has to create something.

I am grateful that I live in a nation where most believe that one's punishment should fit their wrongdoing and that ours is a nation that judges an individual by both what he has done and how he has changed.

I love the fans, I love the game of baseball, and I love Cincinnati baseball.

A team will take on its manager's personality. If it's a laid back manager, you'll have a laid back personality. The players will see that if it's OK for the Manager to be laid back, then you'll have a laid back team.

I bet on baseball in 1987 and 1988.

You don't dominate any sport when you're over 40.

Any time you've got big teams winning, you've got big stars.

I met Gerald Ford. I met Richard Nixon. I met Jimmy Carter. I met Dwight Eisenhower when he was a general. George Bush senior. I haven't met Bill Clinton or George W. Bush, although I got a letter from him.

I bet on my team to win every night because I love my team; I believe in my team. I did everything in my power every night to win that game.

Since 1869, baseball has been doing pretty well.

Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, I think, and the fastest. You don't lose your momentum, and there's one more important reason I slide headfirst, it gets my picture in the paper.

I was born on the day Lincoln was shot and the Titanic sank.