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    Peter Ueberroth (Peter Victor Ueberroth)
    (1937 - ) American Businessman, Comissioner of Baseball, and head of the U.S. Olympic Committee; TIME Man of the Year in 1984
  1. A cloud hangs over baseball. It's a cloud called drugs and it's permeated our game.
  2. Baseball is a public trust. Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over. But baseball goes on.
  3. The integrity of the game is everything.



  4. Mo Udall (Morris King Udall)
    (1922 - 1998) American Politician, Congressman from Arizona, professional basketball player, lawyer, and twice Democratic Presidential candidate
  5. When the Democratic Party forms a firing squad we form a circle.
  6. I'm a one-eyed Mormon Democrat from conservative Arizona, and you can't have a higher handicap than that.
  7. Let's turn inflation over to the post office. That'll slow it down.
  8. Everything has been said but not everyone has said it.
  9. If nominated, I shall run to Mexico. If elected, I shall fight extradition. [on for U.S. President,1984]
  10. What's the difference between a pigeon and an Iowa farmer? A pigeon can still make a deposit on a tractor. [campaigning in Iowa, 1976]



  11. Tracey Ullman
    (1959 - ) British Actress, Impressionist, singer, comedienne, author
  12. Every character I do is based on someone I know.
  13. It's sometimes shocking to find out what people really believe in.
  14. I'm as famous as I want to be.
  15. As I get older, I just prefer to knit.
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  17. t's funny - if you impersonate somebody, they have no idea it's them.
  18. If God had intended for breasts to be seen, He wouldn't have created large woolen pullovers.
  19. I like going to France, because no one knows who I am.



  20. John Updike
    (1932- ) - American Author, Poet
  21. The founding fathers in their wisdom decided that children were an unnatural strain on parents. So they provided jails called schools, equipped with tortures called education. School is where you go between when your parents can't take you and industry can't take you.
  22. Four years was enough of Harvard...I still had a lot to learn, but I had been given the liberating notion that now I could teach myself.
  23. If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and earning money.
  24. Dreams come true; without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.
  25. Creativity is merely a plus name for regular activity. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about dong it right, or better.
  26. Art is like baby shoes. When you coat them with gold, they can no longer be worn.
  27. The essential support and encouragement comes from within, arising out of the mad notion that your society needs to know what only you can tell it.
  28. It seems to me a book has not just aesthetic values-- the charming little clothy box of the thing, the smell of the glue, even the print, which has its own beauty. But there's something about the sensation of ink on paper that is in some sense a thing, a phenomenon rather than an epiphenomenon. I can't break the association of electric trash with the computer screen. Words on the screen give the sense of being just another passing electronic wriggle.
  29. America is a vast conspiracy to make you happy.
  30. A healthy adult male bore consumes one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.



  31. Peter Ustinov (Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov)
    (1921 - 2004) British Actor, Author, and two-time Academy Award winner
  32. Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them. [2000]
  33. To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
  34. Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first. [from Dear Me, 1977]
  35. It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
  36. Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
  37. Laughter is the most civilized music in the world. [from Dear Me, 1977]
  38. A diplomat these days is nothing but a head waiter who's allowed to sit down occasionally. [from Romanoff and Juliet, 1956]
  39. In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.





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