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I would never encourage my children to be athletes - first because my children are not athletes and second because there are so many people pushing to get to the top in sports that 100 people are crushed for each one who breaks through. This is unfortunate.
Baseball does become slow sometimes. It's totally unnecessary. The - you can play baseball fast. You can play it slow, and for some reason, we have chosen to play it slow, you know, which is unfortunate, but nothing you can do about.
There comes a moment during a job interview when you're still talking, but you might as well take off your shoes.
We don't genuinely need more literary geniuses. One can only read so many books in a lifetime.
When I was a small kid, I grew up in the newspapers.
Any of us are capable of doing things we're not proud of under the wrong kind of stresses.
Famous crime stories almost always lead to the passing of new laws.
I try to take large, general questions that are difficult to resolve and break them down into small, very specific questions that have clear answers.
Serial murders are just the worst stories. It can take an emotional toll on you.
Television is full of fictional and real violence that's turned into entertainment.
The human race has been in a long struggle to eliminate murder. And we will succeed.
There are, I believe, many more false confessions to murders than true confessions.
You can't ultimately dodge defeat by winning close elections.
You know one little way in which baseball changes us? We don't even think twice about Japanese names anymore. You know what I mean?
I do have a family, and obviously I spend as much time as I can with them. Though even when I'm with my family, my mind tends to drift toward baseball.
I think among the population at large, people are openly fascinated with crime and don't feel any shame over it. It's only the opinion-makers and the 'opinion elites' who turn up their noses.
If you go to a party populated by the NPR crowd and you start talking about JonBenet Ramsey, people will look at you as if you had forgotten your pants.
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