• All I know is, I pass people on the street these days, and they don’t know whether to say hello or to say goodbye.”
  • “I’ve always said I could manage Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, and Hirohito. That doesn’t mean I’d like them, but I’d manage them.”
  • “You don’t want ‘em to like you…If you’re any good, it’ll only make you play harder.”
  • “What I miss when I’m away is the pride in baseball. Especially the pride of being on a team that wins. I probably was the proudest Yankee of them all. And I don’t mean false pride. When it’s real on a team, it’s a deep love-pride. There’s nothing greater in the world than when somebody on the team does something good, and everybody gathers around to pat him on the back. I really love the togetherness in baseball. That’s a real true love.”
  • “I may not have been the best Yankee to put on the pinstripes, but I am the proudest.”