Top 25 A. Bartlett Giamatti Quotes of 2020

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“A tremendous social responsibility comes with being a successful public performer.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“We have an obligation to spread amateur baseball both at home and abroad. Building up the game at all levels – Little League, Babe Ruth Leagues, the colleges – is in our own self-interest. That’s where the pool of talent is – and also of fans.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“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.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“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. Bartlett Giamatti

“The university is our culture’s assertion that what is made by the mind has value and can convey values.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“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.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“My goal has been to encourage jointness, to push people to think of affiliations rather than to operate as solo entrepreneurs.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“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.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“All I ever wanted to be was president of the American League.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“On matters of race, on matters of decency, baseball should lead the way.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“There are a lot of people who know me who can’t understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“There’s nothing bad that accrues from baseball.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“No one man is superior to the game.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“Baseball has undergone and absorbed a whole set of dislocations.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“I’m not going to sit here now and say ‘do this,’ or ‘do that.’ But you must – must – expunge any vestige of racism.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“For me, baseball is the most nourishing game outside of literature. They both are re-tellings of human experience.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“To go from Yale to the National League is simply to go from one form of management to another.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“Major sports are major parts of society. It’s not anomalous to have people who love sports come from other parts of that society.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“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.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“I think that the young people today feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to their brothers and sisters because of the sacrifices that most families make to send their children to college.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“The professionals must set a good example.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“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.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing, seamless process.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“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.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti

“Some of my academic friends think I’ve fallen from a very special grace.”

― A. Bartlett Giamatti
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