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  • Now I've had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play. -- Joe DiMaggio
  • Don't worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too. -- Walter Annenberg
  • We need just two players to be a contender. Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax. -- Whitey Herzog
  • Mr. Rickey, I'll put more people in the park than anybody since Babe Ruth. -- Dizzy Dean
  • Hopefully I can become the Babe Ruth of the World Wrestling Federation and be the champion at the same time. -- Hulk Hogan
  • Honestly, at one time I thought Babe Ruth was a cartoon character. I really did, I mean, I wasn't born until 1961, and I grew up in Indiana. -- Don Mattingly
  • Short stories that's all it's ever been Don't you worry 'bout the ending Babe, before we begin I have seen the sun That's behind the rain I have felt the joy That's behind the pain. -- Harry Chapin
  • I don't want to be Babe Ruth. He was a great ballplayer. I'm not trying to replace him. The record is there and damn right I want to break it, but that isn't replacing Babe Ruth. -- Roger Maris
  • No one hit home runs the way Babe (Ruth) did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands. -- Lefty Gomez
  • The babe at first feeds upon the mother's bosom, but it is always on her heart. -- Henry Ward Beecher
  • Is the babe young? When I behold it, it seems more venerable than the oldest man. -- Henry David Thoreau
  • When my babe was born, they said it was premature. It weighed only four pounds; but God let it live. -- Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • A babe in the house is a well-spring of pleasure, a messenger of peace and love, a resting place for innocence on earth, a link between angels and men. -- Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • When they told me my new-born babe was a girl, my heart was heavier than it had ever been before. Slavery is terrible for men; but it is far more terrible for women. -- Harriet Ann Jacobs
  • A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother's love. -- Thomas Chandler Haliburton
  • She goes through the vale of death alone, each time a babe is born. As it is the right neither of man nor the state to coerce her into this ordeal, so it is her right to decide whether she will endure it. -- Margaret Sanger
  • Prior to Saving Private Ryan I never worked with men. I was always working with some babe, and it was always about falling in love, and it just got turned around. I'm not looking for any particular kind of story. I wait until it comes across my desk. -- Tom Hanks
  • Don't compare me to Babe Ruth. God gave me the opportunity and the ability to be here at the right time, at the right moment, just like he gave Babe Ruth when he was playing. I just hope I can keep doing what I've been doing - keep taking care of business. -- Sammy Sosa
  • Well, I'm a Harley Babe. -- Laura Schlessinger
  • I am a babe for a living. -- Gabrielle Reece
  • Babe Ruth was great. I'm just lucky. -- Reggie Jackson
  • If she were a President, she'd be Babe-raham Lincoln! -- Dana Carvey
  • You said she's a senior? Babe we're ALL crazy. -- Cecily von Ziegesar
  • I've had heroes in my life - Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth. -- Tommy Lasorda
  • Born? Hell, Babe Ruth wasn't born. He fell from a tree. -- Joe Dugan
  • Babe Ruth made a great mistake when he gave up pitching. -- Tris Speaker
  • I recommend you stick to your own species, Shy Babe." p. 155 -- James Patterson
  • Don't let failure get you down. Babe Ruth struck out over 1,300 times. -- Lou Holtz
  • I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to the Internet. -- Peter Benchley
  • The current Babe Ruth of improv? Sacha Baron Cohen. He's pretty amazing. -- Seth Rogen
  • The greatest thing I ever saw was Roger Maris breaking Babe Ruth's record. -- Mickey Mantle
  • Babe Ruth was the home-run king of his time, but also the strikeout king. -- Dan Millman
  • A babe at the breast is as much pleasure as the bearing is pain. -- Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • He (Babe Ruth) hits a ball harder and further than any man I ever saw. -- Bill Dickey
  • There are only three ages for women in Hollywood-Babe, District Attorney, and Driving Miss Daisy. -- Goldie Hawn
  • We need just two players to be a contender. Just Babe Ruth and Sandy Koufax. -- Whitey Herzog
  • I don't find offensive that I'm being labelled a babe by blokes. I'm absolutely flattered. -- Kirsty Gallacher
  • The first time that I ever saw Babe Ruth was in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse. -- Waite Hoyt
  • I don't want people to forget Babe Ruth. I just want them to remember Henry Aaron. -- Hank Aaron
  • Why shouldn't we pitch to Babe Ruth? We pitch to better hitters in the National League. -- John McGraw
  • Shepherds at the grange, Where the Babe was born, Sang with many a change, Christmas carols until morn. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Babe Ruth was not afraid to strike out. And it was this fearlessness that contributed to his remarkable career. -- Simon Sinek
  • But see! theVirgin blessed Hath laid her Babe to rest. Time is our tedious song should here have ending. -- John Milton
  • When people put my name next to (Babe) Ruth's name it still blows me away. I'm still in awe. -- Mark McGwire
  • I can't recall a day this year or last when I did not hear the name of Babe Ruth. -- Hank Aaron
  • It's the same with the ballplayers. Babe Ruth spent a lot, too and the ballplayers make a lot more money now. -- Mickey Gilley
  • When I did 'Babe' I wanted to talk about animal rights without going through some convoluted justifications about using animal products. -- James Cromwell
  • Babe Ruth made a baseball fan of me. I used to go to Yankee Stadium just to see him come to bat. -- Effa Manley
  • If I'm compared to Babe Ruth or Willie Mays, that's great. But I'm just going to go out there and be myself. -- Ken Griffey, Jr.
  • For where'er the sun does shine, And where'er the rain does fall, Babe can never hunger there, Nor poverty the mind appall. -- William Blake
  • Wine is the drink of the gods, milk the drink of babes, tea the drink of women, and water the drink of beasts. -- John Stuart Blackie
  • Every big leaguer and his wife should teach their children to pray, God bless Mommy, God bless Daddy, and God bless Babe Ruth. -- Waite Hoyt
  • The Babe was a great ballplayer, sure, but Cobb was even greater. Babe could knock your brains out, but Cobb would drive you crazy. -- Tris Speaker
  • Only when we see that sacred, unadorned child of our devotion-the Babe of Bethlehem-will we know why the giving of gifts is so appropriate -- Jeffrey R. Holland
  • When I first came to Yankee Stadium I used to feel like the ghosts of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig were walking around in there. -- Mickey Mantle
  • Babe Ruth didn't become her father until 18 months after he married her mother, Claire, on April 17, 1929, Opening Day of the baseball season. Julia was 12 years old. -- Jane Leavy
  • People think of the greatest home run hitters of all time and think of Babe Ruth; they don't think about that Warren Spahn hit more than anybody. -- Rollie Fingers
  • For a long time, I'd been vaguely fascinated by the idea that Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic and Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in the same summer. -- Bill Bryson
  • Honestly, at one time I though Babe Ruth was a cartoon character. I really did, I mean I wasn't born until 1961 and I grew up in Indiana. -- Don Mattingly
  • The home run became glorified with Babe Ruth. Starting with him, batters have been thinking in terms of how far they could hit the ball, not how often. -- Rogers Hornsby
  • He (Babe Ruth) was very brave at the plate. You rarely saw him fall away from a pitch. He stayed right in there. No one drove him out. -- Casey Stengel
  • We were equals once when we lay new-born babes on our nurse's knees. We will be equal again when they tie up our jaws for the last sleep. -- Olive Schreiner
  • The magi, as you know, were wise men wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents. -- O. Henry
  • When her boyfriend broke his leg, I knew it was my chance to ask her to dance. So I put down my baseball bat and approached her like Babe Ruth. -- Jarod Kintz
  • I hope he (Babe Ruth) lives to hit one-hundred homers in a season. I wish him all the luck in the world. He has everybody else, including myself, hopelessly outclassed. -- Home Run Baker
  • The Babe is one fellow, and I'm another and I could never be exactly like him. I don't try, I just go on as I am in my own right. -- Lou Gehrig
  • I was so moved by the intelligence,sense of fun and personalities of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian. -- James Cromwell
  • Et Tu, Babe' was born out of my absolute certainty that a writer's life was solitary and insular, and I was happy with that. I love reading and writing; it's my whole life. -- Mark Leyner
  • I'm sorry about your Porsche." "I can replace the Porsche. I can't replace you. You need to be more careful." I was just sitting in your car!" Babe, you're a magnet for disaster. -- Janet Evanovich
  • In 1961, when Maris broke Babe Ruth's record, he wasn't intentionally walked once. Mickey batted after Roger, and nobody was going to put a man on base with Mantle coming up to the plate. -- Mel Allen
  • In the meantime [1963-65], [Bob] Dylan was writing some of the best love songs in the genre, like "Girl From the North Country," "Don't Think Twice, It's Alright," and "It Ain't Me, Babe." -- Jay Michaelson
  • Wives of ballplayers, when they teach their children their prayers, should instruct them to say: God bless mommy, God bless daddy, and God bless Babe Ruth! He's upped daddy's paycheck by 15 to 40 percent! -- Waite Hoyt
  • I did not choose necessarily on the basis of significance. If you have a vote for the most significant athlete, then you have Ali, then you have Babe Ruth, then you have Michael Jordan. -- Dick Schaap
  • I will not go out with a man who wears more jewelry than me, and I'll never, ever go to bed with a guy who calls me Babe. Other than that, however, I'm real flexible. -- Linda Sunshine
  • I don't know where Hank Aaron will break (Babe) Ruth's record but I can tell you one thing - ten years from the day he hits it three million people will say they were there. -- Eddie Mathews
  • Like Lucas [Goodman] has said, between the people we've met, and the experiences we've had, it's just our growth. It's just something that represents all of what Lion Babe started as and where we're going. -- Jillian Hervey
  • I still don't believe it. It's not in him. Yeah, and you are delusional. Babe, news flash, with the exception of you and the pirate, we're all animals here. And we all have a killer's instinct. -- Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • No one hit home runs the way Babe did. They were something special. They were like homing pigeons. The ball would leave the bat, pause briefly, suddenly gain its bearings, then take off for the stands. -- Lefty Gomez
  • There is a lot to celebrate about that little Babe who was laid in a manger. Christians celebrate Christmas because they are thankful for the promise of salvation, which was delivered in human flesh and named Jesus. -- Monica Johnson
  • We'll put an asterisk next to Barry Bonds' name, sure, as soon as we put one next to Babe Ruth's name. Getting to break records before black people were allowed to play? Excuse me, where is that asterisk? -- Daniel Tosh
  • Babe, you've destroyed a car, burned down two buildings, stapled a guy's nuts, and you have sixteen stitches in your leg. Take a night off. Have a glass of wine, watch some television, and go to bed early." -Ranger -- Janet Evanovich
  • Now they talk on the radio about the record set by (Babe) Ruth, and (Joe) DiMaggio and Henry Aaron. But they rarely mention mine. Do you know what I have to show for the sixty-one home runs? Nothing, exactly nothing. -- Roger Maris
  • My guess is that most Australians today would vote for Babe. A piglet who dreams of being a statesmanlike sheepdog. Who merely by asking politely, can lead the electorate two by two through the gate where the grass is always greener. -- Wendy Harmer
  • Say, what is life? 'Tis to be born, A helpless Babe, to greet the light With a sharp wail, as if the morn Foretold a cloudy noon and night; To weep, to sleep, and weep again, With sunny smiles between; and then? -- John Godfrey Saxe
  • A-Rod wants to be like Babe Ruth. And people don't realize this, he's a lot like Babe Ruth. Before the playoffs a couple of years ago, A-Rod went to the hospital and promised a dying kid he'd ground out to second for him. -- Artie Lange
  • The press still considers me one of the most laid-back athletes since Babe Ruth. That's supposed to be a criticism, but I consider it a compliment because I think being carefree on the course is one of the secrets to scoring well consistently -- Fred Couples
  • Baseball has traditionally possessed a wonderful lack of seriousness. The game's best player, Babe Ruth, was a Rabelaisian fat man, and its most loved manager, Casey Stengel, spoke gibberish. In this lazy sport, only the pitcher pours sweat. Then he takes three days off. -- Thomas Boswell
  • And I know you're frightened By my laughter But you're not afraid To hold my pain You see I'm never sure Just what you're after, Babe But it seems you only love me When it rains. How come you only love me when it rains? -- Harry Chapin
  • Lion Babe, on a work day, is definitely a process. I obviously could do it by myself, but I definitely prefer not to. It's a lot of hair. I used to start with little pieces, and then it just got bigger, and bigger, and bigger. -- Jillian Hervey
  • The kids know me from 'Babe,' but usually it is 'L.A. Confidential' that people remember, which was the second film I did. I have worked with some really good people and the films that I've done for the most part have been good. -- James Cromwell
  • We have an obligation to spread amateur baseball both at home and abroad. Building up the game at all levels - Little League, Babe Ruth Leagues, the colleges - is in our own self-interest. That's where the pool of talent is - and also of fans. -- A. Bartlett Giamatti
  • Give him a crowd, a gallery worthy of his best effort, and the old warrior will put on his show... He isn't what he use to be. But pack the stands, turn up the lights, and who is it brings down the house with his act? The Babe! -- John J. Kiernan
  • There??s so much I can??t read because I get so exasperated. Someone starts describing the character boarding the plane and pulling the seat back. And I just want to say, Babe, I have been downtown. I have been up in a plane. Give me some credit. -- Amy Hempel
  • You can't judge a man by watching him live. . . . I personally watched Babe Ruth at bat three times, and he struck out every time. But at the very time that I was watching him strike out, the record said that he was the greatest home-run king who ever lived. -- Sterling W Sill
  • I hung my head. Ranger was next on the list. "Yo," Ranger said when he answered. "Small problem." "No kidding. Your car just went off the screen." "It sort of burned up." Silence. "And you know that keypad you gave me? It was in the car." "Babe. -- Janet Evanovich
  • The Babe is here. Who's coming in second? -- Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  • I was obsessed with David Bowie - still am. He's a babe, a total babe. His music is killer; his visuals are beautiful. -- Charlotte Sullivan
  • I was never the 'babe,' so I knew I'd never get those big roles. I'd always be the best friend or the quirky sidekick. -- Joan Cusack
  • I've personally never wanted to be 'the babe', and refuse to let vanity get in the way of my acting because I don't see my job as being a beautiful person. -- Zooey Deschanel
  • Our Western society is showing its technological muscles in ever more threatening ways, but the experience of fear, anxiety and even despair has increased in equal proportion. Indeed, the paradox is that the powerful giants feel as powerless as a new-born babe. -- Henri Nouwen
  • Don't try to tell Namath's people on First Avenue about Babe Ruth, because they don't even know the name. In fact, with the young, you can forget all of baseball. The sport is gone. But if you ever have seen Ruth, and then you see Namath, you know there is very little difference. -- Jimmy Breslin
  • When you get to the point where you're established enough that people link you with something, especially being an action hero babe, it's awesome. Because then you can fight the battles and have the crossbows and wrestle with swords and ride the horses because you're already believable; people see you in that genre. -- Rachel Nichols
  • At a book festival in Fort Lauderdale, I met David Eisenhower, Ike's grandson, who was promoting his book 'Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower,' in which he describes attending the Yankees' 154th game in 1961. The whole family had been following Mantle and Maris chase Babe Ruth's home run record across the country. -- Jane Leavy
  • Oscar Charleston was the Willie Mays of his day. Nobody ever played center field better than Willie Mays. Suppose they had never given Willie a chance, and we said that, would anybody believe there was a kid in Alabama who was that good? Or there was a black guy in Atlanta who might break Babe Ruth's home run record? No. -- Monte Irvin
  • And one of the things that I learned was you can't generalise at all about a woman in a veil. You can't think you know her story, because she will confound you over and over again. She may be an engineer or a diplomat or a doctor. Or she may be an unbelievable babe with bleached hair down to her waist. -- Geraldine Brooks
  • You don't have to know anything about baseball to respond to Babe Ruth because he's just this magnificent human being. And a really good story because he was this kid who grew up essentially as an orphan, you know, had a tough life, and then he became the most successful baseball player ever. But he was also a really good guy. -- Bill Bryson
  • Nice tackle, babe." Ranger -- Janet Evanovich
  • A babe is a mother's anchor. -- Henry Ward Beecher
  • I'm not a period babe. Not at all. -- Kate Winslet
  • A babe is fed with milk and praise. -- Charles Lamb
  • Every tear from every eyeBecomes a babe in eternity. -- William Blake
  • ...ignorant as the unborne babe! ignorant as unborn twins! -- Mark Twain
  • A babe is nothing but a bundle of possibilities. -- Henry Ward Beecher
  • The whole sex symbol or babe thing doesn't bother me. -- Jeri Ryan
  • I've been a babe magnet for quite a while now. -- Shane MacGowan
  • A babe in a house is a well-spring of pleasure. -- Martin Farquhar Tupper
  • This is New York, babe. Be ready to expect anything. -- Faith Sullivan
  • Attending fully and becoming supple, Can you be as a newborn babe? -- Laozi
  • Good loving is hard to find, you got lucky babe, when I found you. -- Tom Petty
  • A babe, by intercourse of touch I held mute dialogues with my Mother's heart. -- William Wordsworth
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