"My mom, she wasn't like a baseball mother who knew everything about the game. She just wanted me to be happy with what I was doing."
"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."David Ortiz 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."David Ortiz on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."David Ortiz on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."David Ortiz 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."David Ortiz on Pablo Picasso
"I start thinking about life after death. I've got to quit thinking about it because it's very deep. Very deep. Sometimes you start thinking about it, and you don't feel like you want to be alive, so I don't like to get all quiet."
"My mom, she's still always there for me. Always."
"Trust me, I play the game for the fans, my family and myself."