A. Bartlett Giamatti Quotes.
There’s nothing bad that accrues from baseball.
The university is our culture’s assertion that what is made by the mind has value and can convey values.
A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching.
A tremendous social responsibility comes with being a successful public performer.
On matters of race, on matters of decency, baseball should lead the way.
No one man is superior to the game.
The banishment for life of Pete Rose from baseball is a sad end if a sorry episode. One of the game’s greatest players has engaged in a variety of acts which have stained the game, and he must now live with the consequences of those acts. There is absolutely no deal for reinstatement.
Teachers believe they have a gift for giving; it drives them with the same irrepressible drive that drives others to create a work of art or a market or a building.
There are many who lust for the simple answers of doctrine or decree. They are on the left and right. They are not confined to a single part of the society. They are terrorists of the mind.
Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.
Baseball has the largest library of law and love and custom and ritual, and therefore, in a nation that fundamentally believes it is a nation under law, well, baseball is America’s most privileged version of the level field.
Talking to Yogi Berra about baseball is like talking to Homer about the Gods.
For me, baseball is the most nourishing game outside of literature. They both are re-tellings of human experience.
Major sports are major parts of society. It’s not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.
[Baseball] breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart.
Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they’re here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.
The professionals must set a good example.
My goal has been to encourage jointness, to push people to think of affiliations rather than to operate as solo entrepreneurs.
I’m not going to sit here now and say ‘do this,’ or ‘do that.’ But you must – must – expunge any vestige of racism.
All I ever wanted to be was president of the American League.
To go from Yale to the National League is simply to go from one form of management to another.
Americans have been remarkably devoted to the capacity for belief, to idealism. That’s why we get into trouble all the time. We’re always viewed as naive.
This is not the first time in my life where you know going into a job that you’re going to hear in stereo what was wrong with what you did.
It is not enough to offer a smorgasbord of courses. We must insure that students are not just eating at one end of the table.
I’m the world’s expert on sterotypes held by academics about athletes and held by athletes about academics. To me, both of them are caricatures.