"I began learning the sportswriting business very early in life."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Dick Schaap on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Dick Schaap on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Dick Schaap on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Dick Schaap on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Dick Schaap on Earl Nightingale
"I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier."
"It's kind of ironic that the two sports with the greatest characters, boxing and horse racing, have both been on the decline. In both cases it's for the lack of a suitable hero."