"My mom was at every single game I played as a kid, rain or shine."
"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."Ryne Sandberg 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."Ryne Sandberg on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Ryne Sandberg on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Ryne Sandberg 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."Ryne Sandberg on Pablo Picasso
"Hit a home run - put your head down, drop the bat, run around the bases, because the name on the front is more - a lot more important than the name on the back."
"If this validates anything, it's that learning how to bunt and hit and run and turning two is more important than knowing where to find the little red light at the dug out camera."
"I had too much respect for the game to leave it behind or to make it my second or third sport in college."
"I played it right because that's what you're supposed to do - play it right and with respect."
"I was in the postseason twice and I'm thankful for that."