"You eat and sleep it all day long and play on the streets until mom calls you in. My story is no different than anybody else's."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Adam Oates on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Adam Oates on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Adam Oates on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Adam Oates on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Adam Oates on Pablo Picasso
"I can't be a hypocrite as a coach because as a player that's what I wanted. I wanted feedback, I wanted communication from the boss. I showed up for work, you can yell at me if you want, but I want input. So that's the kind of coach I want to be."