36 Total Quotes

Michael Lewis Quotes

The majority of people in this county and state believe in traditional marriage values. We know it's a cultural war between those who believe in absolute values and those who don't.
Michael Lewis
#Majority

The Oakland clubhouse is a wonderful place. A lot of these guys feel like rejects. They were rejects and they feel - they can tell you how baseball screwed up.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor #Clubhouse

I left it on the Weather Channel the whole night. It was hard just trying to go to sleep. I was lying in bed trying to rest but my grandparents are at home and that's what was on my mind.
Michael Lewis
#Night

The sentimentality of baseball is very deeply rooted in the American baseball fan. It is the one sport that is transmitted from fathers to sons.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor #Baseball

Why pay $20 million to Harrison Ford? I don't even understand that. They think they have to do it... If someone puts a price on himself, that suggests he is irreplaceable, then he better find somewhere else to work.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor #Ford

The Qantas guy said to (dad), 'We don't provide wheelchairs outside the front door of the terminal, and if she needs a wheelchair -- if she's that sick -- she should have her own wheelchair'.
Michael Lewis
#Dad

Record wood product prices may spur comparable store sales at Home Depot and Lowe's, ... Wood products represent about 15 percent of sales at Home Depot and Lowe's.
Michael Lewis
#Home

Record wood product prices may spur comparable store sales at Home Depot and Lowe's. Wood products represent about 15 percent of sales at Home Depot and Lowe's.
Michael Lewis
#Home

They believe that for the guys who didn't get it, no book is going to make any difference, ... Billy says, 'By the time there are no inefficiencies to exploit, I'll be retired.' But if I was an owner of a baseball team and someone finally puts a fine point on inefficiency in baseball and a way of doing things that doesn't involve spending Yankees-size money, I might pay attention.
Michael Lewis
#Believe

I think that fans are always looking for someone to blame. Wouldn't it be nice if they looked in the mirror?
Michael Lewis
#American Actor

There has been this - and it's reflected in the broadcasts - this moronic use of statistics. Which has suggested to everyone who is intelligent the use of statistics is moronic.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor #Statistics

Book tours are almost designed to beat out of an author any affection he has for his book.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor #Affection

The Red Sox are a curious thing because so much here is media driven. You can't go fire half your scouts here because they are all friends with the local reporters. Your life is going to hell in the papers.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor

Baseball is this intense subculture that actually doesn't speak very much for the larger culture.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor

My judgement is not good when I am on a book tour. I am not thinking about it that much. What happens is I will go back home. I have a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old and a wife who is now taking care of them who is wondering where her husband is.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor

The sports world is an echo chamber. All it takes is one quote from a general manager and a thousand sports columns bloom.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor

But there was no player on whom his mind naturally fixed. The only person in the organization whose riddance would make him happier was his manager, Art Howe. It wasn't long before he had a novel idea: trade Art.
Michael Lewis
#Mind

This was very much a familiarity test, as much as anything. The Lola is new to everybody on the team, from the crew to the drivers. The two days went about as perfectly as one could imagine.
Michael Lewis
#Familiarity

Although there may be no intervention to overcome the deficits associated with severe medical complications at birth, there is room for improvement in the social environment.
Michael Lewis
#Birth

We are expecting new money to come in.
Michael Lewis
#Money

The Red Sox are the local scapegoats. It's hard enough to play baseball without being the local scapegoat too.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor

If you like crafty stuff they are going to open the market for crafty people. When Jaime Moyer of the Seattle Mariners pitches, I love watching him. In a way it is a much more interesting game than watching Randy Johnson pitch. You are not only watching a game you are watching a thought process.
Michael Lewis
#People

You want the book to be special, and they are not always going to be special, but at least you want that to be the ambition. So the only way that happens is if you are not pressing to write a book.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor

People who think they know what they are talking about when they talk about baseball include the announcers and all of the sports press - no matter how much evidence you present them to the contrary they will continue to think that what they think is right.
Michael Lewis
#American Actor

How to Win With Superior Data Intelligence.
Michael Lewis
#Intelligence