Topics: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Hall Of Fame Quotes


"The Hall of Fame is forever, baby!" - Kenny Rogers

"I would love to be in the Hall Of Fame." - Rob Halford

"Jerome Bettis should be in the Hall of Fame" - Curtis Martin

"Tonight, it's the rock and roll all night and party every day hall of fame" - Tom Morello

"It's so glamorous, you have to see it." (describing the $92 million Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)" - Aretha Franklin

"I think my chances of getting into the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame are about as good as Milli Vanilli's." - Al Yankovic

"It was a great honour to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. I didn't know they had a caddie division." - Bob Hope

"The big trouble is not really who isn't in the Hall of Fame, but who is. It was established for a select few." - Rogers Hornsby

"Pro Football Hall of Famer is something that everyone recognizes as the pinnacle of any achievement in sport. All the fame and all the recognition that we single out in various industries, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is really special." - John Riggins

"There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas / Creation's most unique and precious pearl / And heaven help us always to remember / That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world" - Glen Campbell

"Rhode Island has become a second home to me after being involved in its cultural life for over 61 years. I look upon it as a privilege to be inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame." - George Wein

"Welcome to the Hall of Presidents." - Ted Theodore

"It enrages me to see only certain players singled out for the Hall of Fame because they were born with a God-given specialty. When I take my kids to the Baseball Hall of Fame, I want them to experience the full array of talents that make the game what it is today, not just the larger-than-life freaks of nature. I want them to know that you don't have to be the biggest or the strongest to reach your goals, and that hard work and perseverance are also rewarded." - Bert Blyleven

"The Golf Hall of Fame is full of players with unusual looking swings. Some of the prettiest swings you've ever seen in your life are made on the far end of the public driving range by guys who couldn't break an egg with a baseball bat." - Peter Jacobsen

"I think it's important for fans to be involved in all aspects of the game. We saw the league certainly make that move towards involving fans with pro bowl voting, I'm not sure that fan voting will ever be a part of the Hall of Fame, but it is always interesting to get the perspective of the fans." - Howie Long

"When I went to the Hall of Fame in 2000 and was inducted, it was a travesty the kind of carnage I saw out of these guys who were in their 50s and 60s, who had defined and in many ways laid the foundation for the NFL being what it is today." - Howie Long

"The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame will provide a center where the lives and the artistry of the greatest jazz musicians will be celebrated, and where people will come to learn about jazz, something to which my brother devoted his lifes work." - Ahmet Ertegun

"Emmitt Smith has run past legends, danced with stars and posed for the sculptor crafting his Hall of Fame bust. Hes built upon his athletic talents by working hard, seizing opportunities and reaching out to others for advice when he needed it." - Don Yaeger

"People always ask me why I still want to play, but I want to know why no one will give me an opportunity. It's like they put a stamp on me: 'Hall of Fame. You're done. That's it.' It's a goddamn shame." - Rickey Henderson

"The Hall of Fame has strong people." - James Worthy

"Inductee in the Vintner's Hall of Fame" - Robert Mondavi

"Last time I checked, there is no 'Hall of Average.'" - Chip Kelly

"Fame compensates for a column of wants." - Gertrude Atherton

"Of all the young men in America only a few hundred can get into major league baseball, and of these only a handful in a decade can get into the Hall of Fame. So it goes in all human activity. .. Some become multimillionaires and chairmen of the board, and some of us must be content to play baseball at company picnics or manage a credit union without pay." - William Feather

"Fame is the penalty of success. Jealousy is the penalty of fame." - Sivananda

"The only thing worse than being in the Hall of Fame is not being in the Hall of Fame." - Tom Waits

"We try to exert a Ted Williams kind of discipline. In his book The Science of Hitting, Ted explains that he carved the strike zone into 77 cells, each the size of a baseball. Swinging only at balls in his "best" cell, he knew, would allow him to bat .400; reaching for balls in his "worst" spot, the low outside corner of the strike zone, would reduce him to .230. In other words, waiting for the fat pitch would mean a trip to the Hall of Fame; swinging indiscriminately would mean a ticket to the minors." - Warren Buffett

"I was born with God-given gifts of very talented musical ability and exceptoinal physical coordination. I always needed prodding to practice piano, violin, cornet or French horn. I had to be pulled away from any athletic participation. Now, at 63, I look back on my athletic feats - All-American, All-Pro Quaterback, College and Pro Football Hall of Fame - and I can honestly say I would trade these all if I had been smart enough to pursue my musical career. YOUNG PEOPLE - don't make the same mistake." - Otto Graham

"Toil, says the proverb, is the sire of fame." - Euripides

"Honesty is a warrant of far more safety than fame." - Owen Feltham

"Fame is a series of misunderstandin gs surrounding a name." - Joni Mitchell

"Fame is the beauty parlor of the dead." - Benjamin De Casseres

"Long life will sometimes obscure the star of fame." - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne

"WWE asked me to be in the Hall of Fame, and I turned it down. You know why? They put Pete Rose in the wrestling Hall of Fame. This guy can't even get into his own Hall of Fame." - Mr T

"I would think if someone connected to steroids made the Hall of Fame, that would enhance my chances of making the Hall of Fame." - Pete Rose

"Rosie is a Hall of Fame player, and I wouldn't be in the Hall of Fame if it weren't for him." - Frank Gifford

"The Hall of Fame ceremonies are on the thirty-first and thirty-second of July." - Ralph Kiner

"You can't get into the Hall of Fame unless you limp." - Casey Stengel

"My drum sticks are in the "Hall of Fame." I know that." - Jimmy Carl Black

"I am so proud to be the Baltimore Ravens' first Hall of Fame inductee." - Jonathan Ogden

"I know I've got a lock on the Dutch Hall of Fame." - Bert Blyleven

"Judgments about who belongs in the Hall of Fame are extremely subjective." - Alan Hirsch

"When I came into baseball, I had one goal for my career - the Hall of Fame." - Justin Verlander

"I thought the Hall of Fame was for superstars, not just average players like me." - Earle Combs

"I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame." - Curt Flood

"Darryl Strawberry has been voted to the Hall of Fame five years in a row." - Ralph Kiner

"Leadbelly's guitar is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame." - Roger Mcguinn

"I knew that I wasn't a first-ballot Hall-of-Fame inductee." - Bert Blyleven

"My drum sticks are in the 'Hall of Fame.' I know that." - Jimmy Carl Black

"I don't think there should be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, period." - Josh Klinghoffer

"I think it was fantastic being in the 49ers Hall of Fame." - Jerry Rice

"The sooner I get into the Hall of Fame the better." - Dave Winfield

"Prince presented us at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." - Bernie Worrell

"I never figured I'd go into the Hall of Fame. A kid from the Hill." - Yogi Berra

"I don't want to be in the Hall of Fame. I don't think owners should be." - George Steinbrenner

"Being inducted into the songwriting hall of fame by Clive Davis, that was pretty memorable." - Diane Warren

"Don't seek to be a person of fame, for even villains can be famous. Instead, be a person of value. Fame fades but value is honored." - Sidney Mohede

"Of this be wary. Honor and fame are often regarded as interchangeable. Both involve an appraisal of the individual. . . but I suggest this difference. Fame is morally neutral." - Edward R Murrow

"To have had fame, even very minor fame, and to have lost it, got older and maybe put on a little weight is a kind of living death." - David Nicholls

"Changes your life, getting into the Hall of Fame. For the rest of my life, I'll be known as Hall of Famer George Kell." - George Kell

"I would give all of my fame for a pot of ale and safety." - William Shakespeare

"The drying up a single tear has more, of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore." - Lord Byron

"In the construction of Immortal Fame you need first of all a cosmic shamelessness." - Umberto Eco

"We're not aware of fame itself, we're not that kind of band." - Ed O'Brien

"The graceful flowers of innocence are more valuable than the laurel crown of fame." - Franz Grillparzer

"There have been as great souls unknown to fame as any of the most famous." - Benjamin Franklin

"The love of fame is the last weakness which even the wise resign." - Tacitus

"He who pursues fame at the risk of losing his self is not a scholar." - Zhuangzi

"What of fame? Everybody knows your name: never again are you alone." - Tupac Shakur

"It is a wretched thing to live on the fame of others." - Juvenal

"The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication." - Cyril Connolly

"The quick lesson that I learned is that none of the fame part is really real." - Carly Rae Jepsen

"Nothing arouses ambition so much in the heart as the trumpet-clang of another's fame." - Baltasar Gracian

"Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted." - Albert Einstein

"Even for learned men, love of fame is the last thing to be given up." - Tacitus

"Fame and secrecy are the high and low ends of the same fascination." - Don Delillo

"Virtue were a kind of misery if fame were all the garland that crowned her." - Owen Feltham

"The wise man thinks of fame just enough to avoid being despised." - Epicurus

"The idea of fame is repulsive, I want to save the world." - Eleanor Antin

"The final test of fame is to have a crazy person imagine he is you." - Mel Brooks

"I want to be part of Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame, but I don't want to be part of the kind of Hall of Fame that's based on voters' beliefs and assumptions." - Barry Bonds

"I am one of the biggest Laura Nyro fans. I still listen to that stuff incessantly. Laura Nyro does not belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriter Hall of Fame? Absolutely," - Paul Stanley

"I am one of the biggest Laura Nyro fans. I still listen to that stuff incessantly. Laura Nyro does not belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriter Hall of Fame? Absolutely." - Paul Stanley

"He (Gaylord Perry) should be in the Hall of Fame with a tube of KY jelly attached to his plaque." - Gene Mauch

"I believe at the end of my career I'll be retired into the recurring character hall of fame." - Andy Kindler

"The Musicians Hall of Fame is chosen by thousands of your peers. So it's the real thing." - Dick Dale

"Goose Gossage is a friend of mine, and he's definitely a Hall of Fame pitcher in my mind." - Bruce Sutter

"If you look at some of the people in the Hall of Fame, my numbers are compatible." - Rickey Henderson

"I think that Jim Rice should be in the Hall of Fame. I think that Craig Nettles should be in the Hall of Fame and he didn't even get a sniff." - Goose Gossage

"Guys get voted into the Hall of Fame who don't belong, who lack the numbers. I'm very upset at the Hall of Fame for that. It's not fair to the people who went in early." - Ray Floyd

"Guys get voted into the Hall of Fame who don't belong, who lack the numbers. I'm very upset at the Hall of Fame for that. It's not fair to the people who went in early." - Raymond Floyd

"The honor I feel today being inducted into the Hall of Fame is beyond what words can describe. My thanks to the Hall of Fame committee, who saw fit to bestow this great honor upon me today." - Hank Stram

"How come it rains every Hall of Fame weekend? They need to move it to a different weekend." - Yogi Berra

"I went to the Hall of Fame with my dad. I can't say I really remember too much about it." - Adam Oates

"Being elected to the Hall of Fame is about your career pretty much and your impact on the game." - Cal Ripken Jr

"There are some people that probably should be in the Hall of Fame, but they're not for some reason." - Gale Sayers

"I don't think there's any honor bigger than going to your Hall of Fame for your sport." - Pete Rose

"I never thought a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland or anywhere else was a good idea." - Todd Rundgren

"There is absolutely no doubt that the extraordinary Donna Summer belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." - Jon Landau

"The solution of the Monty Hall problem hinges on the concept of information, and more specifically, on the relationship between added information and probability." - Hans Christian von Baeyer

"The national school is not a lecture hall or a library. Its schooling consists chiefly in experimental collective action aimed at the realization of a collective purpose." - Herbert Croly

"I would have worked with the devil himself if he'd been for the six hour day and worker control of the hiring hall." - Harry Bridges

"In my dreams of Heaven, I always see the great Masters gathered in a huge hall in which they all reside. Only Mozart has his own suite." - Victor Borge

"No sign of pleasure greeted the announcement. The mood in the hall was leaden. My mood was livelier. Fright is livelier than lead." - Gail Carson Levine

"And what would you do, if an uninvited dwarf came and hung his things up in your hall without a word of explanation?" - J R R Tolkien

"A good part of the fame of most celebrated men is due to the shortsightedness of their admirers" - Georg C Lichtenberg

"Yet is there one true line, the pearl of pearls: Man dreams of Fame while woman wakes to love." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"The favorites of fortune or of fame topple from their pedestals before our eyes without diverting us from ambition." - Luc De Clapiers

"Now there is fame! Of all - hunger, misery, the incomprehension by the public - fame is by far the worst. It is the castigation of God by the artist. It is sad. It is true." - Pablo Picasso

"Death makes no conquest of this conqueror: For now he lives in fame, though not in life." - William Shakespeare

"No true and permanent fame can be founded, except in labors which promote the happiness of mankind." - Charles Sumner

"I'm not going to be somebody who wants to hold on to my fame for the rest of my life." - Shania Twain

"Men the most infamous are fond of fame, And those who fear not guilt yet start at shame." - Charles Churchill

"When youre a woman with a certain amount of fame and money, you are never certain what someones motives are." - Patricia Richardson

"All my moves were designed to promote the happiness and wellbeing of my family, rather than fame." - Ryan Shawcross

"Anyone who tells you they got into rock'n'roll for reasons other than girls, fame and money is full of s***." - Gene Simmons

"Men crowd into honorable careers without other vocation than their vanity, or at best their love of fame." - Luc De Clapiers

"It stirs up envy, fame does. People feel fame gives them some kind of privilege to walk up to you and say anything to you - and it won't hurt your feelings - like it's happening to your clothing." - Marilyn Monroe

"Fame is protection if you go to a scary place. Fame is fun. A lot of people don't say anything and you don't know they know who you are." - John Waters

"Do not let the fame come near to you! Protect your freedom! Fame must be avoided so as to breathe freely! Stay in the shadow to work comfortably! Away from the crowds, in the heart of calmness, there is wonderful peace of mind that no fame can ever give you!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"Humbled by the fact that never in a million years would I ever thought that I would be on the same stage with all these great Hall of Famers and enshrined to the National Baseball Hall of Fame." - Wade Boggs

"Most of the people who are given these Rock'n'roll Hall of Fame things sell millions of records, so it's kind of like a trophy for them." - Tommy Ramone

"I'm in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall. I'm still very troubled by the fact that I'm in the hall and my dad isn't." - Debby Boone

"I think there are different kinds of fame. There's fame which is plastic and about paparazzi and money and being rich, and then there's the fame, which is when no one knows who you are but everyone wants to know who you are." - Lady Gaga

"If I had to choose between baseball's Hall of Fame and first class citizenship for all of my people. I would say first-class citizenship." - Jackie Robinson

"Foreign policy is like hitting a baseball: if you fail 70 percent of the time, you go to the Hall of Fame." - Robert Kagan

"Pau is one of the best big men in the game. I mean, Pau Gasol is going to be in the Hall of Fame." - Phil Jackson

"It would mean a lot to me to get into the Hall of Fame, to be grouped with some of the greatest players in history." - Leon Day

"Wow. I'm humbled and I'm honored. To be in the International Boxing Hall of Fame with so many of my friends and heroes is overwhelming." - Ray Mancini

"I'm not a big fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It's just a personal thing, not an ego thing." - Steve Perry

"I'm just happy to be sitting right here in Chicago and right here at U.S. Cellular Field, holding my Hall of Fame press conference. I'm proud of that." - Frank Thomas

"The final ballots represent players, managers, executives and builders who are top-tier candidates and worthy of review for consideration for election to the Hall of Fame." - Fay Vincent

"If you want me in the Hall of Fame put me in because of some contributions that I have made to country music." - Buck Owens

"I don't know why Roger (Maris) isn't in the hall of fame. To me, he was as good as there ever was." - Mickey Mantle

"I don't deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn't deserve that, either. So I'll keep it." - Quincy Jones

"I'd love to be in the Hall of Fame one day and win Super Bowl rings, or even one - and stay healthy." - Eric Dickerson

"I am honored to have had two Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions made from my novels - Silver Bells and Follow the Stars Home." - Luanne Rice

"Getting into the Hall of Fame won't change me. I'm still going to pass gas and pick my nose like I always do." - Bert Blyleven

"The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame was a great idea when it started, but I think they ought to close it, I think it's full." - Iggy Pop

"I count it an honor to play with some guys that I've watched play on television, and may be in the Hall of Fame some day." - Andy Pettitte

"If you're talented enough and play long enough, and put up numbers, you'll get to the Hall of Fame. That doesn't make you a World Series winner." - Jimmy Rollins

"[Upon his induction into the Hall of Fame:] The one change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second-class citizen into a second-class immortal." - Satchel Paige

"Al Kaline bought a tee and a ball and swung at it all winter. Look where it got him: the Hall of Fame." - Hal Newhouser

"Anyone who votes for McGowan is 100 percent right. He was a great umpire. He belongs in the Hall of Fame." - Al Barlick

"People in the Hall of Fame tend to clap their hands and say, 'OK, I've done it all,' but for me, it was a new beginning." - Jimmy Cliff

"I'd love to be in the Hall of Fame one day and win Super Bowl rings, or even one... and stay healthy." - Eric Dickerson

"As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy... there's something about winning a Super Bowl." - Terry Bradshaw

"I am honored to have had two Hallmark Hall of Fame Productions made from my novels - 'Silver Bells' and 'Follow the Stars Home.'" - Luanne Rice

"Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn't eligible for another fifteen years." - Conan O'Brien

"I'll take anyway to get into the Hall of Fame. If they want a batboy, I'll go in as a batboy." - Phil Rizzuto



Hall of Fame, Baseball Hall of Fame, Price of Fame, Hall, Fame, Carnegie Hall, City Hall, Concert Hall, Lecture Hall, Music Hall, Town Hall, Town Hall Meetings, Fame and Celebrities, Fame and Fortune, Fame Thing, Fortune and Fame, Internet Fame, Money and Fame, Wanting Fame, Wealth and Fame, Radio City Music Hall, Of Sight Out of Mind, Ability of Man, Absence of Feeling, Absence of Sex, Absence of Suffering, Abuse of Animals, Abuse of Authority, Abuse of Drugs,