"Some players you pat their butts, some players you kick their butts, some players you leave alone."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Pete Rose on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Pete Rose on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Pete Rose on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Pete Rose on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Pete Rose on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"It's a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square."