Tommy Lasorda Biography | Inspiration Quotations | Motivation Quotes

Tommy Lasorda
Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda Motivational Quotations:

  • “There are three kinds of people in this world: people who make it happen, people who watch what happens, and people who wonder what happened.”

  • “There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.”

  •  “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.”

  • “The only Angels in Los Angeles are in Heaven, and they're looking down on the Dodgers.”

  •  “You give loyalty, you'll get it back. You give love, you'll get it back.”

  •  “Baseball is like driving, it's the one who gets home safely that counts.”

  •  “Managing is like holding a dove in your hand. Squeeze too hard and you kill it, not hard enough and it flies away.”

  •  “I believe managing is like holding a dove in your hand. If you hold it too tightly you kill it, but if you hold it too loosely, you lose it.”

  •  “I do not care whether you're a Democrat or you're a Republican or an independent. We must pull for the people who are wearing the uniform of the armed forces. These people weren't drafted. They enlisted, because they believe.”

Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda

  •  “'Pressure' is a word that is misused in our vocabulary. When you start thinking of pressure, it's because you've started to think of failure.”
  •  “If you don't love the Dodgers, there's a good chance you may not get into Heaven.”

  •  “If you love your job, you haven't worked a day in your life.”

  •  “Guys ask me, don't I get burned out? How can you get burned out doing something you love? I ask you, have you ever got tired of kissing a pretty girl?”

  •  “I bleed Dodger blue and when I die, I'm going to the big Dodger in the sky.”

  •  “I still remember the entire Boy Scout motto. I don't remember the serial number of my gun in the army. I don't remember the number of my locker in school. But I remember that Boy Scout code.”

  •  “No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are, you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference.”

  •  “Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path.”

  •  “I'm telling you, I don't like cheaters.”

  •  “I've never used one word of profanity in front of my wife, or my daughter, or my granddaughter... or anybody else's wife.”

  •  “About the only problem with success is that it does not teach you how to deal with failure.”

  •  “My goal is to live to be 100.”

  •  “One time I was doing a speech to a group of kids, and just before I get there, I see this little kid crying. I found out they just lost a game, and he was the losing pitcher. I went over there, put my arm around him, and said, 'What are you crying for? When major league players lose, they don't cry.'”

  •  “I've got a portrait in the Smithsonian. Who ever thought that would happen?”

  •  “I love doubleheaders. That way I get to keep my uniform on longer.”

  •  “I started in the lowest league in baseball, and I worked my way all the way up to Triple A and then to the big leagues. I never reached the level that I thought I would reach as a player. But that's the way it goes. So then I started from the bottom as a manager, and I worked my way up to managing the Dodgers for 20 years.”

  •  “The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs.”

Tommy Lasorda

Tommy Lasorda


  • “My theory of hitting was just to watch the ball as it came in and hit it.”

  •  “No, we don't cheat. And even if we did, I'd never tell you.”

  •  “People say you can't go out and eat with your players. I say why not.”

  •  “Baseball is played by all countries now, and softball, too.”

  •  “When we win, I'm so happy I eat a lot. When we lose, I'm so depressed, I eat a lot. When we're rained out, I'm so disappointed I eat a lot.”

  •  “Listen, if you start worrying about the people in the stands, before too long you're up in the stands with them.”

  •  “I am so happy and proud to learn of Hideo Nomo's election to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame. He was quite a pitcher and competitor, but he is also a very special and caring person.”

  •  “I've always called L.A. 'the world capital of sport.'”

  •  “I was fortunate enough to coach the U.S. Olympic team in Australia.”

  •  “I've had heroes in my life - Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth.”

  •  “Everywhere I go, I feel strange.”

  •  “I didn't even graduate from high school. I've never told anybody that before. I got my degree later, when I was in the army.”

  •  “I firmly believe that there is a God. I firmly believe that there is a Heaven. And I firmly believe that if you go there, it's gonna be great.”

  •  “Everybody wants to win, but everybody doesn't win.”

  •  “I've had heroes in my life - Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth.”

  •  “When I was 15 years old, I used to actually dream I was pitching in Yankee Stadium. Bill Dickey was my catcher.”

  •  “You can have the best team in baseball, and if nobody goes through the turnstiles, you've got to shut the doors down.”

  •  “They could never beat me in Springfield. I loved that old ballpark. If I could have pitched there all my career, I'd be a 300-game winner.”

  •  “We're all put here for a reason. And one little movement changes your way of life.”

  •  “When I took the job as the manager of the Olympic team, I didn't take it because I was a Dodger. I did it because I was an American, and I wanted to bring that gold medal where it belongs in baseball, the United States. And that's exactly what our team did”

  • “When you - when you become the manager of a major league team, particularly the Dodgers, to me, that's a privilege and an honor. No matter where you go or what you do, you represent that position that you have. And you represent that organization that gave you the opportunity to be doing what you're doing.”

  • “When I was interviewed after I got hired to replace Walter Alston, a future Hall of Famer, I was asked: 'Don't you feel pressure on you?' I said: 'Want to know something? I'm worried about the guy who's going to have to replace me.'”

  •  “You get an opportunity to do something for your country, you better get out and do it.”



Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
2 + 1 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.

Recent Articles

Get Inspire

Inspire Tags

Hope (1)Sophie Swetchine (1)Hard Work Quotes (1)Young Jeezy (1)Creativity (3)Health (3)Do it (3)Andrew Carnegie (1)Real estate (1)Lou Rawls (1)neet question papers with answers (1)Punctuality skills (1)Entrepreneur (1)Sanjay Dalmia (1)Successful woman (1)Jean Chatzky (1)Intelligence Quotes (1)H.Jackson Brown (1)Bangladesh (1)Parents day Quotes (1)Hilarie Burton (1)Oscar Wilde (1)Construction (1)Alan Greenspan (1)Gilbert K. Chesterton (1)Great Quotes (1)exhibition (2)Time management (2)Thomas Edison (1)Celebrity astrologer in india (1)John Powell (1)Sania Mirza (1)Miracle Man (1)Mark Pocan (1)concrete building (1)Albert Einstein (1)Hope Quotes (1)A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (1)Learning Quotes (1)William Butler Yeats (1)Steve Jobs Quotes (1)Quotes (1)Wisdom Quotes (1)Julia Gillard (1)Positive Thinking Quotes (1)Dalmia Health (1)Robert Gately (1)Marvin Bower (1)Anthong Foxx (1)Dr Gautam Allahbadia Mumbai (12)Orison Swett Marden (1)Tracy Morgan (1)Stephen King (1)Brian Greene (1)Michelle Obama (1)Failure quotes (1)Harvey Mackay (1)Quotations On Memorial Day (1)Mary Anne Radmacher (1)Teachers’ Day Quotes (1)Running (2)Sydney J. Harris (1)Diet food recipes (1)Indian Successful CEOs (1)Gerald Chertavian (1)Paul J.Meyer (1)Ludwig van Beethoven (1)Melody Beattie (1)Religion Quotes (1)Rod Blagojevich (1)Narendra Modi (1)Lou Holtz (1)Glenn Greenwald (1)Amit Kalantri (1)James Whitcomb Riley (1)Poetry (1)Vincent Van Gogh (1)Family Quotes (1)Nelson Mandela (1)Inspire (2)Self driving car in Bangalore (1)Sports Inspiration (1)Mother Theresa (1)Dalmia Family (1)Swami Vivekananda (2)Judy Blume (1)Steve Jobs (1)IVF (2)Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1)neet online mock test (1)Invention (1)Benjamin Franklin (1)Apple CEO (1)Alexander Solshenitsen (1)Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1)Kamal Hassan (1)Maya Angelou (1)Bill Clinton (1)Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav (1)Achievement (4)Business person (1)Benjamin Disraeli (1)Charles Lamb (1)Hermann Hesse (1)Best Overseas Education consultants in UAE (1)Faith quotes (1)Love Quotes (1)Kofi Annan (1)Rudyard Kipling (1)Gautama Buddha (1)team work (1)Dr Gautam Allahbadia (12)Quotations on money (1)King Solomon (1)Damian Woetzel (1)Richard Carlson (1)Mahatma Gandhi (1)William Arthur Ward (1)Courage Quotes (1)Paul Watson (1)Dr T.P.Chia (1)Humanity (1)Jacob A. Riis (1)Successful people (1)Nobel Prizes (1)Dalmia Group (1)Funny Quotes (1)Failure Management quotes (1)Hard work (3)David Levithan (1)Jack Ma (1)Hunter S. Thompson (1)Jim Rohn (1)C.S. Lewis (1)Drake (1)W. C. Fields (1)Nature Quotes (1)New Year (1)Charles Dickens (1)Curtis Carlson (1)Aristotle (1)Legal Quotes (1)Henry Wheeler Shaw (1)Adam Grant (1)M.Scott Peck (1)Voltaire (1)Anita Roddick (1)Harriet Beecher Stowe (1)NRI Privilege Health Card (1)Spirituality Quotes (1)Time management skills (1)inspirational quotes (1)Yogi Berra (1)Salman F Rahman (1)Erma Bombeck (1)Harry Stack Sullivan (1)Patriotism (1)James Cash Penney (1)Marriage Quotes (1)Joe Morgan (1)Bertrand Russell (1)Brain Tracy (1)Madonna Ciccone (1)stall (1)Emotional Quotes (1)Marathon (1)Service (1)Failure Management (1)Scilla Elworthy (1)Vincent Nichols (1)Nick Vujicic (1)online mock test for neet (1)earth-quake resistant (1)Robert De Niro (1)Success (10)Shari Arison (1)Wilfred Peterson (1)Jamie Oliver (1)Ernest Hemingway (1)Abraham Lincoln (1)Sudha Chandran (1)Howard Schultz (1)Persistence Quotes (1)Attitude Quotes (1)Yehuda Berg (1)Jobs (1)Suzy Kassem (1)Mother Quotes (1)Satchel Paige (1)Virginia Postrel (1)C.G. Jung (1)Soft skills (1)Vera Nazarian (1)abroad education consultants (1)Music Quotes (1)C. JoyBell C Biography (1)Sports Quotes (1)Money (1)Never Give Up Quotes (1)William Makepeace Tahckeray (1)Inventors killed (1)Laws of life (1)Fyodor Dostoyevsky (1)Chance Quotes (1)Change Quotes (1)Friendship Quotes (1)team management (1)results (1)Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1)Robert Breault (1)Mikaela Shiffrin (1)Safety (1)Steven Pressfield (1)Darell Hammond (1)Quotes on Teenage (1)Knowledge Quotes (1)Inspiration (3)Martin Luther King Jr (1)Parents (1)Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1)Albert Schweitzer (1)Quotations on Patriotism (1)Liz Murray (1)Integrity Quotes (1)Inspirational story (1)Quotations on Valentine Day (1)Emma Thompson (1)Amphibious building style (1)Mary Kay Ash (1)Appreciation Quotations (1)John F. Kennedy (1)Kumar Mangalam Birla (1)Angela Ruggiero (1)Experience Quotes (1)Jean Paul Friedrich (1)Do the work (1)Positive Thinking (1)Shaun White (1)Pallam Raju (1)Management quotes (1)George Bernard Shaw (1)Stephen Covey (1)Helen Keller (1)dream quotes (1)neet mock test papers (1)VIDEO (1)Isak Dinesen (1)B. F. Skinner (1)Memorial Day (1)Thomas Carlyle (1)Joseph Addison (1)Poorna Malavath (1)Micky Ward (1)Analytical Testing Lab (1)Happiness quotes (1)Karin Slaughter (1)Leadership Quotes (1)Larry Bird (1)Building (1)Mark Twain (1)Healthy and fitness blogs (1)Games (1)Dalai Lama (1)Bill Gates (1)Vince Lombardi (1)Marya Mannes (1)Top 10 Indian CEO’s (1)John Dryden (1)Goal Setting Quotes (1)Paul Mellon (1)Ferdinand Marcos (1)Calvin Coolidge (1)Leo Buscaglia (1)Christiane Northrup (1)Life Quotes (1)No idling (1)Dale Carnegie (1)Alex Morritt (1)Anne Morrow Lindbergh (1)J.K. Rowling (1)education quotes (1)Monique Murphy (1)Self Driving Car (1)Conrad burns (1)Miguel de Cervantes (1)Quotations on Romance (1)democritus (1)Shannon L. Alder (1)Scientists (1)neet practice papers (1)Marcus Tullius Cicero (1)Healthcare (4)Endometriosis (1)Orson Scott Card (1)Jane Addams (1)New Year's Quotations (1)education (1)Margaret Heffernan (1)Andre Gide (1)Epictetus (1)Richard Branson (1)Oliver Sacks (1)Leonard Cohen (1)Truth (1)Indian Film Actor (1)D.H. Lawrence (1)Health quotes (1)Mahatma Gandhi Quotes (1)Bobby Scott (1)Thad Cochran (1)Angela Merkel (1)Sean Swarner Everest Climber (1)Yuval Noah Harari (1)Commitment quotes (1)Alexander Graham Bell (1)Sundeep Kochar (1)Oprah Winfrey (1)Never give up (2)James Humes (1)Marathon Racer (1)Alibaba Founder (1)Walt Disney (1)Peggy Fleming (1)Team Management Quotes (1)Barack Obama (1)Romance (1)Conrad Hilton (1)Abdul Kalam Quotations (1)IVF Specialist in Mumbai (7)Tommy Lasorda (1)Punctuality (1)Self-Discipline Quotes (1)Naveen Jain (1)Humor Quotes (1)Success quotations (1)Julius Erving (1)M.J.Ryan (1)Jon Oringer (1)Henry J. Kaiser (1)neet mock test (1)Earl Nightingale (1)Quotes on Truth (1)Clare Boothe Luce (1)Communication Quotes (1)Andrew Shue (1)neet questions chapter wise (1)Eric Ripert (1)Business quotes (1)Daniel Goleman (1)Rick Steves (1)Sympathy (1)encouragement quotes (1)Brian Acton (1)Leadership (1)Best astrologer in India (1)trade show (1)Lee Atwater (1)Toy Testing (1)Passion Quotes (1)Peter drucker (1)Strength (1)William Morris (1)John Quincy Adams (1)study mbbs abroad (1)Mireille Guiliano (1)chapter wise questions for neet (1)Winston S. Churchill (1)Marc Benioff (1)Norman Douglas (1)Better building construction (1)Peace Quotes (1)James Heckman (1)Marty Rubin (1)Women Quotes (1)Matt Cartwright (1)Valentine Day (1)plato (1)Og Mandino (1)Laurence J. Peter (1)Quotes On Travel (1)Dave Ramsey (1)God Quotes (1)Shiv Khera (1)Honesty Quotes (1)Aesop (1)Behaviour (1)John D. Rockefeller (1)john dewey (1)Motivational Quotes (4)Rabindranath Tagore (1)Tony Robbins (1)Jacky Ickx (1)Fathers day quotes (1)Quotes on Sympathy (1)Siri Hustvedt (1)Erykah Badu (1)Earl Wilson (1)George Horace lorimer (1)Vision Quotes (1)Team Building Quotes (1)Travis Bradberry (1)William Feather (1)Robert Collier (1)Randy Pausch (1)Tom Peters (1)design (2)James Altucher (1)Quotations on Stregnth (1)Most Inspirational Quotes (1)Brene Brown (1)Douglas Adams (1)Poem (1)Groucho Marx (1)Conan O Brien (1)Healthy lifestyle blog (1)Julie Andrews (1)Innovation (1)Criss Angel (1)AMRI Hospitals (1)Daniel H.Pink (1)Team work quotes (1)Ronald Ross (1)Tom Freston (1)Jessica cox (1)Jeff Hawkins (1)Inventors (1)Leo Rosten (1)Mark Frauenfelder (1)Fitness Quotes (1)Spiritual Leader (1)Amy Schumer (1)Immigration Quotes (1)Patrick Henry Hughes (1)assisted reproduction (1)Arthur C. Clarke (1)Hope quotations (1)neet question bank (1)Farmer (1)Rick Pitino (1)Bernard Baruch (1)Louis Pasteur (1)Henry Ford (1)Relationship quotes (1)Freddie Highmore (1)Women (1)Steven Wright (1)