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"Putting the Yankee uniform on every day." - Joe Dimaggio

"This must be the legendary Yankee rudeness" - Charlaine Harris

"The great thing about being a Yankee is that youre always a Yankee." - Derek Jeter

"I wasn't ever much of a Yankee fan." - Tom Seaver

"I'm proud to be a New York Yankee." - Jacoby Ellsbury

"I think the good Lord is a Yankee." - Mariano Rivera

"It's great to be young and a Yankee!" - Waite Hoyt

"It's great to be young and be a Yankee!" - Joe Dimaggio

"I'm so excited about the new [Yankee] stadium!" - Mark Teixeira

"I feel like I've been a Yankee my whole life." - Johnny Damon

"Yankee Stadium is a mistake: Not mine - the Giants'." - Jacob Ruppert

"Yankee Stadium is my favorite stadium; I'm not going to lie to you. There's a certain feel you get in Yankee Stadium." - Derek Jeter

"I can't be the Mayor of L.A. I hate the Dodgers. I'm a Yankee fan. Yankee fans can't ever root for the Dodgers." - Rudy Giuliani

"The thing that means the most to me is being remembered as a Yankee, because that's what I've always wanted to be, was to be a Yankee." - Derek Jeter

"Yankee pitchers have had great success this year against Cabrera when they get him out." - Tim McCarver

"When you go hard your nays become yays. Yankee stadium with Jays and Kanyes." - Nicki Minaj

"I was a Yankee fan in Brooklyn because my father was a Yankee fan. And my father was required to live in Brooklyn with my mothers family, who were all Dodger fans. So he was surrounded by Dodger fans. He was a Yankee fan. So his revenge was to make me a Yankee fan." - Rudy Giuliani

"I want to thank the good lord for making me a yankee" - Joe Dimaggio

"I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle', and the other one isn't." - Ulysses S Grant

"The reason I'm a Yankee is that George Steinbrenner out hustled everybody else." - Reggie Jackson

"The biggest thrill I ever had was in 1969, when they held day at Yankee Stadium." - Mickey Mantle

"Well, that kind of puts a damper on even a Yankee win." - Phil Rizzuto

"I know a man who is a diamond cutter. He mows the lawn at Yankee Stadium." - Anonymous

"These Yankee politicians are the lowest race of thieves in existence." - John Sparrow Thompson

"I know a man who is a diamond cutter. He mows the lawn at Yankee Stadium." - Henny Youngman

"I'm happy to be with this organization, and I hope to retire as a Yankee." - Cc Sabathia

"I love being a Yankee, and it's hard not to. It's a special place to play." - Mark Teixeira

"I'd like to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee." - Joe Dimaggio

"I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle,' and the other isn't." - Ulysses S Grant

"I was a Yankee fan in Brooklyn because my father was a Yankee fan. And my father was required to live in Brooklyn with my mother's family, who were all Dodger fans. So he was surrounded by Dodger fans. He was a Yankee fan. So his revenge was to make me a Yankee fan." - Rudy Giuliani

"Yankee Stadium was the only thing we had in the Bronx. It was an institution." - Penny Marshall

"I know only two tunes: one of them is 'Yankee Doodle', and the other isn't." - Ulysses S Grant

"I could never wear another uniform. I will forever be a Yankee." - Jorge Posada

"Most guys who don't like me are either Democrats or Yankee fans." - Curt Schilling

"My office is at Yankee stadium. Yes, dreams do come true." - Derek Jeter

"The best thing about being a Yankee is getting to watch Reggie Jackson play every day. The worst thing about being a Yankee? Getting to watch Reggie Jackson play every day" - Graig Nettles

"The Yankee: In acuteness and perseverance, he resembles the Scotch. In frugal neatness, he resembles the Dutch. But in truth, a Yankee is nothing else on earth but himself." - Frances Trollope

"During the 1920s New York Yankee owner Jacob Ruppert once described his perfect afternoon at Yankee Stadium. 'It's when the Yankees score eight runs in the first inning,' Ruppert said, 'and then slowly pull away.'" - Peter Golenbock

"Hopkins is talking about fighting at Yankee Stadium but that's rubbish. If he fought at Yankee Stadium, even the ushers wouldn't want to watch him. Bernard Hopkins couldn't draw breath." - Bob Arum

"Around New York, I used to hear that expression, 'Once a Dodger, always a Dodger.' But how about, 'Once a Yankee, always a Yankee?' There never was anything better than that. You never get over it." - Tony Lazzeri

"To pitch a perfect game wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium, it's unbelievable. Growing up a Yankee fan, to come out here and make history, it really is a dream come true." - David Wells

"My hero's, my dreams, and my future lie in Yankee Stadium and they can't take that from me." - Derek Jeter

"I was at Yankee Stadium one time at 5 a.m., but that was to buy angel dust." - Artie Lange

"I don't want to be gone. I don't want to be somewhere else. I consider myself a Yankee." - Jorge Posada

"After they remodeled Yankee Stadium I didn't feel that the ghosts were there anymore. It just wasn't the same." - Mickey Mantle

"If you saw that Yankee pitching too often, there would be a lot of guys doing different jobs." - Joe Rudi

"I was at Yankee Stadium one time at 5 a.m., but that was to buy angel dust" - Artie Lange

"I quit drinking, and I figure if I go to ten Yankee games this year without drinking I'll save $32,000." - Artie Lange

"When I take the mound in Yankee Stadium I feel like my stuff is going to be better than ever." - Andy Pettitte

"All the songs on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot are the encapsulation of heterosexual love. I have different records for gay sex." - Margaret Cho

"Yankee Doodle came to town Riding on a pony; Stuck a feather in his cap And called it macaroni." - Edward Bangs

"..the virtue of Yankee upbringing spiritually speaking is of more downright value to me than any past heritages." - Marsden Hartley

"Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees are so famous for Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, all of those guys." - Bert Campaneris

"You know it as soon as you walk in Yankee Stadium. The electricity is there every time, every day." - Nomar Garciaparra

"the virtue of Yankee upbringing spiritually speaking is of more downright value to me than any past heritages." - Marsden Hartley

"I was always the shame of the family - the one Yankee who was actually born in the North." - Randy Harrison

"You look at all the great players that they've had and the potential of playing in Yankee Stadium." - Nick Johnson

"To play 18 years in Yankee Stadium is the best thing that could ever happen to a ballplayer." - Mickey Mantle

"I may not have been the best Yankee to put on the pinstripes, but I am the proudest." - Billy Martin

"Here's the thing: I had never been to Boston, my whole life. Probably because I'm a Yankee fan." - Dash Mihok

"Remarkable trait in the American Character is the union, not very infrequent, of Yankee cleverness with spiritualism." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"My heroes, my dreams, and my future lay in Yankee Stadium. And they can't take that away from me." - Derek Jeter

"There are so many great moments in Yankee Stadium. There is nothing better or no better place better to compete when you are good and the Yankees are good and you are playing a big series in September in Yankee Stadium, four game series, there is no greater excitement anywhere than the Yankee Stadium." - Cal Ripken Jr

"Yankee Stadium, it's like everything else in this country. In Europe, they save all their old buildings for history. Here, we just tear them all down." - Bob Feller

"It's impossible to explain to a Yankee what `tacky' is. They simply have no word for it up north, but my God, do they ever need one." - Pat Conroy

"All literary men are Red Sox fans-to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life." - John Cheever

"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

"The Yankee is one who, if he once gets his teeth set on a thing, all creation can't make him let go." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The art of making love, muffled up in furs, in the open air, with the thermometer at Zero, is a Yankee invention." - John Quincy Adams

"Coonskin caps, Yankee bats, the Hound Dog man's big start. The A-bomb fears, Annette had ears, I lusted in my heart." - John Fogerty

"When my Yankee career is over I'll play anywhere, but I'm positive that I'll never find a team quite like the Yankees." - Bernie Williams

"Split at the root, neither Gentile nor Jew, Yankee, nor Rebel, born in the face of two ancient cults, I'm a good reader of histories." - Adrienne Rich

"All literary men are Red Sox fans - to be a Yankee fan in a literate society is to endanger your life." - John Cheever

"Babe Ruth made a baseball fan of me. I used to go to Yankee Stadium just to see him come to bat." - Effa Manley

"YANKEE, n. In Europe, an American. In the Northern States of our Union, a New Englander. In the Southern States the word is unknown." - Ambrose Bierce

"I've been called a lot of things. But never, and I mean never, could anyone ever make the mistake of calling me a Yankee fan." - Curt Schilling

"I've never been an actor on Broadway, but it feels like you're on a stage when you play at Yankee Stadium. And that's the feeling I've always had." - Derek Jeter

"When I was 15 years old, I used to actually dream I was pitching in Yankee Stadium. Bill Dickey was my catcher." - Tommy Lasorda

"I remember, my first job when I got my working papers at 13 was as a vendor at Yankee Stadium - the old Yankee Stadium, with very steep stairs in the upper decks. It was all commission-based. And I think a soft drink was 25 cents, and I think you got a 10 percent or 11 percent commission." - Lloyd Blankfein

"You're never going to be a Yankee for a day, or you're never going to be a Laker, but with Pro-Ams, they allow you to feel like you're a professional golfer and play under their conditions." - George Lopez

"Ive always been a daydreamer. When the other kids were playing, I was listening to the roar at Yankee Stadium - I was always attracted to the roar of the crowd." - Puff Daddy

"It is plain and demonstrable, that much ale is not good for Yankee, and operates differently upon them from what it does upon a Briton; ale must be drank in a fog and a drizzle." - Herman Melville

"I've kicked at Notre Dame the past four years, I've been in frigid cold weather, snow. I've kicked at Yankee Stadium in December, so whatever is thrown at me I'm able to do." - Kyle Brindza

"The history of [Mariano] Rivera is pretty unbelievable. And even if you're not a Yankee or a baseball fan, you have to appreciate the tradition. He gets respect from Boston fans and Phillies fans, and I love tradition." - Andrea Tantaros

"It was a death struggle every day being a Yankee you either won or you lost. There was no second place. Half of us were nuts by the end of a season." - Jerry Coleman

"I know what kind of pitcher Whitey was, and I know what kind of person Whitey is. It makes me feel proud to be a Yankee. We're keeping this in the family." - Mariano Rivera

"If I were playing today I'd do what Joe DiMaggio said. I'd go knock on the door at Yankee Stadium and when George Steinbrenner answered I'd say, 'Howdy, pardner.'" - Mickey Mantle

"I was known as a Yankee killer. My best year against them was 1953. I beat them five times and shut them out four times. You just played a little harder against them." - Mel Parnell

"I'm proud to have been a Yankee. But I have found more happiness and contentment since I came back home to San Francisco than any man has a right to deserve. This is the friendliest city in the world." - Joe Dimaggio

"One of the best things about being a Yankee is that you have guys like Whitey Ford, Phil Rizzuto, Ron Guidry and Reggie Jackson wandering around the locker room offering you advice." - Derek Jeter

"And you thought to rob me of my son too, and bring him up to be a dirty Yankee tradesman, or a low, beggarly painter? Yes, to obviate his becoming such a gentleman as his father." - Anne Bronte

"Cameron Indoor Stadium is a special place in sports and there's really nothing else out there quite like it. Anytime I'm inside Cameron, I've got memories. Cameron is like Yankee Stadium or the old Boston Garden." - Grant Hill

"My kid was a great baseball player. I thought I had it made. Front-row seats at Yankee Stadium. Then he turned sixteen and wanted to be a rapper." - James Caan

"In the building I live in on Park Avenue there are ten people who could buy the Yankees, but none of them could hit the ball out of Yankee Stadium." - Reggie Jackson

"I've always been a daydreamer. When the other kids were playing, I was listening to the roar at Yankee Stadium - I was always attracted to the roar of the crowd." - Sean Combs

"I am the living death, a Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave." - Ron Kovic

"Even though I was never a Yankee fan until I put on the uniform, when you think about the deep history of this organization, you always knew what the Yankees represented." - Joe Torre

"Many of the people who are most considered anti-American would love to partake of the American dream: the unspoken slogan of many protesters outside U.S. embassies abroad is really: 'Yankee go home, but take me with you.'" - Shashi Tharoor

"Hawthorne has given us a tradition that some people refer to as Yankee Magic Realism, and I do think there is a certain quality to the landscape that definitely leads into the dark woods." - Alice Hoffman

"I read one time that I am permanently banned from Yankee Stadium and that I could never ever go back. This article mentioned, supposedly, that I did something in the early 2000s at Yankee Stadium, and I got arrested, and supposedly, allegedly, I went to jail for something that I did. I read that about myself one time and I thought that was pretty fascinating." - Rob Huebel

"Your pitching coach is almost like your spouse. He's someone to go to when you want to gripe and complain. The big thing for me with Mel (Stottlemyre) is that we've been through so much together. He's been through everything I've been through on the mound. He was a Yankee who won twenty games in New York and a Yankee who didn't win twenty games in New York. For me, he's been there and that's what makes a good pitching coach. He's a good man, too." - Andy Pettitte

"O, Times! O, Manners! It is my opinion That you are changing sadly your dominion I mean the reign of manners hath long ceased, For men have none at all, or bad at least; And as for times, altho' 'tis said by many The "good old times" were far the worst of any, Of which sound Doctrine I believe each tittle Yet still I think these worst a little. I've been a thinking -isn't that the phrase?- I like your Yankee words and Yankee ways - I've been a thinking, whether it were best To Take things seriously, Or all in jest" - Edgar Allan Poe

"He's (George Steinbrenner) the one who gave me a chance to get to the World Series. This is where I wanted to be all along. We had a couple of nice offers from other teams, but I tied my agents' hands. I told them I wanted to be a Yankee." - Roger Clemens

"Derek Jeter has been a great representative of what the Yankees have stood for over the years. He has been a team player who has only cared about winning. He has also been a fine example both on and off the field over his long tenure as a Yankee. It has been a real pleasure to manage him and play alongside him." - Joe Girardi

"Most great writers suffer and have no idea how good they are. Most bad writers are very confident. Be willing to be a child and be the Lilliputian in the world of Gulliver, the bat girl in Yankee Stadium. That's a more fruitful way to be." - Mary Karr

"I've been a Danish prince, a Texas slave-dealer, an Arab sheik, a Cheyenne Dog Soldier, and a Yankee navy lieutenant in my time, among other things, and none of 'em was as hard to sustain as my lifetime's impersonation of a British officer and gentleman." - George MacDonald Fraser

"I wake up every morning and thank God I live in a country where all of this is possible. Where you have the Yankee ingenuity to roll up your sleeves, get a band of people who believe in something and go for it and make it happen. It doesn't happen anywhere else." - Brian Binnie

"The Grand Ole Opry, to a country singer, is what Yankee Stadium is to a baseball player. Broadway to an actor. It's the top of the ladder, the top of the mountain. You don't just play the Opry; you live it." - Bill Anderson

"Once when the Yankee's Lou Pinella was batting he questioned a Palermo strike call. Pinella demanded, "Where was that pitch at?" Palermo told him that a man wearing Yankee pinstripes in front of 30,000 people should not end a sentence with a preposition. So Pinella, no dummy, said, "OK, where was that pitch at, asshole?"" - George Will

"If there ever was in the history of humanity an enemy who was truly universal, an enemy whose acts and moves trouble the entire world, threaten the entire world, attack the entire world in any way or another, that real and really universal enemy is precisely Yankee imperialism." - Fidel Castro

"Wall Street bankers supposedly back the Yankees; Smith College girls approve of them. God, Brooks Brothers, and United States Steel are believed to be solidly in the Yankees' corner... The efficiently triumphant Yankee maching is a great institution, but, as they say, who can fall in love with U.S. Steel?" - Gay Talese

"When I was 2, I used to put pictures of the Manhattan skyline in a little scrapbook. And I used to wear American 'stars and stripe' vests and Daytona Beach stuff and they used to call me 'The Little Yankee.' Thank you to my producers for having faith in a little nobody from Lancashire." - Tracie Bennett

"I belong a Yankee. I'm really happy that I got the chance to sign a good contract, and really happy that I got the chance to stay with the Yankees. Going elsewhere, I was going to hear the offers, but the Yankees made it really tough." - Jorge Posada

"There is a feeling when you are in Yankee Stadium that it is a very sacred ground you are walking on and you know you had the same feelings that other great players have had in other eras that played right there on that field." - Cal Ripken Jr

"Like those special afternoons in summer when you go to Yankee Stadium at two o'clock in the afternoon for an eight o'clock game. It's so big, so empty and so silent that you can almost hear the sounds that aren't there." - Ray Miller

"Put an Englishman into the garden of Eden, and he would find fault with the whole blasted concern; put a Yankee in, and he would see where he could alter it to advantage; put an Irishman in, and he would want to boss the thing; put a Dutchman in, and he would proceed to plant it." - Josh Billings

"Most great writers suffer and have no idea how good they are. Most bad writers are very confident. Be willing to be a child and be the Lilliputian in the world of Gulliver, the bat girl in Yankee Stadium. That's a more fruitful way to be." - Mary Karr

"Owen Meany believed that "coincidence" was a stupid, shallow refuge sought by stupid, shallow people who were unable to accept the fact that their lives were shaped by a terrifying and awesome design - more powerful and unstoppable than the Yankee Flyer. (a train)" - John Irving

"I remember one game when I pitched in Yankee Stadium and gave up five runs in the first inning. It would have been easy to quit, but I shut 'em out the rest of the way, and we came back and won the game." - Hal Newhouser

"New England clam chowder, made as it should be, is a dish to preach about, to chant praises and sing hymns and burn incense before. [...] It is as American as the Stars and Stripes, as patriotic as the national Anthem. It is Yankee Doodle in a kettle." - Joseph C Lincoln

"Mayor de Blasio said that whenever he goes to a Yankee game he gets sick and tired of people booing and giving him the finger. Hey, what do you want? You're the mayor of New York City. It comes with the gig, pal." - David Letterman

"The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives." - Henry A Wallace

"That's why you can't be a true Yankee without winter: because all the best pleasures are earned - the fire, the fried oysters; the warmer seasons, too. Who knows the real worth of summer at the beach without a good taste of the seaside in winter?" - Julia Glass

"Every day I went to the ballpark in Yankee Stadium as well as on the road people were on my back. The last six years in the American League were mental hell for me. I was drained of all my desire to play baseball." - Roger Maris

"Maybe we've been brainwashed by 130 years of Yankee history, but Southern identity now has more to do with food, accents, manners, music than the Confederate past. It's something that's open to both races, a variety of ethnic groups and people who move here." - John Shelton Reed

"When I became the manager of the New York Yankees, it was an opportunity to realize my lifelong dream of winning the World Series. We were fortunate enough to succeed in our first season in 1996, and in the years that followed, we wrote some great new chapters in Yankee history." - Joe Torre

"I always appreciated the ex-players. Being a Yankee, you get spoiled. Old-Timers Day, all these guys coming back, spring training, being around them, you get a chance to get to know them. So I always think you learn a lot by listening." - Derek Jeter

"Porter Rockwell was that most terrible instrument that can be handled by fanaticism; a powerful physical nature welded to a mind of very narrow perceptions, intense convictions, and changeless tenacity. In his build he was a gladiator; in his humor a Yankee lumberman; in his memory a Bourbon; in his vengeance an Indian. A strange mixture, only to be found on the American continent" - Fitz Hugh Ludlow

"When you are a child, you often stare too closely at the wrong thing. I remember the first time I was taken to Yankee Stadium. Someone had spilled something sweet earlier in the day and the ground was covered with ants. I spent the whole game staring at the ants, and that was more fascinating than the game." - Mark Leyner

"Scarlett's mind went back through the years to the still hot noon at Tara when grey smoke curled above a blue-clad body and Melanie stood at the top of the stairs with Charles' sabre in her hand. Scarlett remembered that she had thought at the time: 'How silly! Melly couldn't even heft that sword!' But now she knew that had the necessity arisen, Melanie would have charged down those stairs and killed the Yankee - or been killed herself." - Margaret Mitchell

"It was the first time I used that bat. A Yankee fan in Chicago gave it to me the last time we were there and said it would bring me luck. There's no brand name on it or anything. Maybe the guy made it himself. It had been in the bat rack, and I picked it up by mistake because it looked like the bat I had been using the last few days." - Graig Nettles

"This was a new recognition that perfection is admirable but a trifle inhuman, and that a stumbling kind of semi-success can be much more warming. Most of all, perhaps, these exultant yells for the Mets were also yells for ourselves, and came from a wry, half-understood recognition that there is more Met than Yankee in every one of us. I knew for whom that foghorn blew; it blew for me." - Roger Angell

"Buckminster Fuller was down in Pennsylvania, then he'd come up and go to his island in Maine. He wanted to remain a New Englander. He taught from '48 to '49 and '50 at Black Mountain College. That's where he met Kenneth Snelson. Fuller kind of stayed a Yankee right in the New England area. So it was pretty easy to get him to come on over, and we would have lectures at the Harvard Science Center." - Paul Laffoley

"I've always had an irrational fear - it's really not an irrational fear, I think - whenever I've been standing at a urinal at a bar, or Giants Stadium or Yankee Stadium. You've got a bunch of drunks behind you, often in a hostile, adrenalized environment like a football game. What's to prevent the guy behind me from slamming my head into the porcelain wall in front of me?" - Steve Rushin

"I've been able to do a lot of things in the movies. I've been able to run with the buffalo, you know. I've been able to pitch a perfect game in Yankee Stadium. I've been in the bathtub with Susan Sarandon. I've had a lot of chances to do a lot of things. I enjoy sports, but I enjoy sports so much to the point that I wouldn't do the movie unless I thought it had a chance to be good." - Kevin Costner

"Know what the difference between hitting .250 and .300 is? It's 25 hits - 25 hits in 500 at-bats is 50 points. There's six months in a season, that's about 25 weeks. That means if you get just one extra flare a week - just one - you get a ground ball with eyes, you get a dying quail, just one more dying quail a week ... and you're in Yankee Stadium." - Crash Davis

"You can find your way across this country using burger joint the way a navigatior uses stars....We have munched Bridge burgers in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge and Cable burgers hard by the Golden Gate, Dixie burgers in the sunny South and Yankee Doodle burgers in the North....We had a Capitol Burger - guess where. And so help us, in the inner courtyard of the Pentagon, a Penta burger." - Charles Kuralt

"Every once in a while, someone would call me a foreigner or a Yankee, or whatever. In the United States, someone might say something, like how kids do, to point out that you're different. That would come as a surprise to me. As you get old, you either get defensive about it or you accept it and you reach out, because you realize the world's full of people like that." - Viggo Mortensen

"The British have their own conception of what constitutes the typical American. He must have a flavor of the Wild West about him. He must do spectacular things. He must not be punctilious about dignity, decorum and other refinements characteristic of the real British gentleman. The Yankee pictured by the Briton must be a bustler. If he is occasionally flagrantly indiscreet in speech and action, then he is so much more surely stamped the genuine article. The most typical American the British ever set their eyes on was, in their judgment, Theodore Roosevelt." - B C Forbes

"And so it is that I carry with me from this State to that high and lonely office to which I now succeed more than fond memories and fast friendships. The enduring qualities of Massachusetts - the common threads woven by the Pilgrim and the Puritan, the fisherman and the farmer, the Yankee and the immigrant - will not be and could not be forgotten in the Nations Executive Mansion. They are an indelible part of my life, my convictions, my view of the past, my hopes for the future." - John F Kennedy

"And so it is that I carry with me from this State to that high and lonely office to which I now succeed more than fond memories and fast friendships. The enduring qualities of Massachusettsthe common threads woven by the Pilgrim and the Puritan, the fisherman and the farmer, the Yankee and the immigrantwill not be and could not be forgotten in the Nations Executive Mansion. They are an indelible part of my life, my convictions, my view of the past, my hopes for the future." - John F Kennedy

"I've been a soldier all my life. I've fought from the ranks on up, you know my service. But sir, I must tell you now, I believe this attack will fail. No 15,000 men ever made could take that ridge. It's a distance of more than a mile, over open ground. When the men come out of the trees, they will be under fire from Yankee artillery from all over the field. And those are Hancock's boys! And now, they have the stone wall like we did at Fredericksburg. - Lieutenant General James Longstreet to General Robert E. Lee after the initial Confederate victories on day one of the Battle of Gettysburg." - Michael Shaara

"GOING TO WALDEN It isn't very far as highways lie. I might be back by nightfall, having seen The rough pines, and the stones, and the clear water. Friends argue that I might be wiser for it. They do not hear that far-off Yankee whisper: How dull we grow from hurrying here and there! Many have gone, and think me half a fool To miss a day away in the cool country. Maybe. But in a book I read and cherish, Going to Walden is not so easy a thing As a green visit. It is the slow and difficult Trick of living, and finding it where you are." - Mary Oliver

"Call listened with amusement-not that the incident hadn't been terrible. Being decapitated was a grisly fate, whether you were a Yankee or not. But then, amusing things happened in battle, as they did in the rest of life. Some of the funniest things he had ever witnessed had occurred during battles. He had always found it more satisfying to laugh on a battlefield than anywhere else, for if you lived to laugh on a battlefield, you could feel you had earned the laugh. But if you just laughed in a saloon, or at a social, the laugh didn't reach deep." - Larry Mcmurtry

"One of the first TV shows that I did was this prank show. And we did a prank where we took a Michael Jackson impersonator and I played his publisher.I was just really good at my job.We were just about to go onto the field to throw out the first pitch just two weeks after 911. It was a huge security breach, and we made a lot of cops look really dumb. Producers of the show thought it would be really funny and I didn't think about it because I was a young dumb comedian. So I got arrested and went to jail in the Bronx, and now I can never go back to Yankee Stadium." - Rob Huebel



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