"It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square."
"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."Pete Rose on Michael Jordan
"It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling."Pete Rose on Mark Twain
"Golf is a good walk spoiled."Pete Rose on Mark Twain
"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."Pete Rose on Hunter S. Thompson
"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."Pete Rose on Henry David Thoreau
"Some players you pat their butts, some players you kick their butts, some players you leave alone."
"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."
"My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more."
"There is an old saying that money can't buy happiness. If it could, I would buy myself four hits every game."
"No one ever asked what was my relationship with Bart Giamatti. We used to talk about baseball a lot as a player and a commissioner, just talk about the game, what could we do to help the game, where's the game going, he was pretty good."