"My father taught me that the only way you can make good at anything is to practice, and then practice some more."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Pete Rose on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Pete Rose on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Pete Rose on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Pete Rose on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Pete Rose on Friedrich Nietzsche
"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."
"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."
"It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square."