quote by Mickey Mantle

My dad taught me to switch-hit. He and my grandfather, who was left-handed, pitched to me every day after school in the back yard. I batted lefty against my dad and righty against my granddad.

— Mickey Mantle

Most Powerful Granddad quotations

My granddad used to say, If everybody liked the same thing, they'd all be after your grandma.

My granddad wanted to become a sign painter and designer, but was stopped;

my dad would have had a real talent for language, but was stopped. When I expressed a desire to become a graphic designer, I was not stopped.

Knitwear can play a vital part in layering.

The simplicity of a lightweight cardigan makes it one of the best ways to layer outfits. I love granddad cardis for winter, worn over a vintage lace shirt, waistcoat and full skirt with slouchy boots.

My mum and dad are both really funny.

My granddad's really funny, my uncle's really funny, everyone's really funny. You have to be quick, otherwise you get roasted. Everyone takes the piss quite a lot. You have to be really sharp.

To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word "boo."

In 2008, Barack Obama did get Democrats hyperventilating, whipped up to a creamy froth, while John McCain creaked ahead like a cranky granddad whom Republicans let move to the front of the buffet line, deferring to seniority, as they had in 1996, when Bob Dole turtled to the top of the ticket.

Processions that lack high stilts have nothing that catches the eye.

What if my great-granddad had a pair that were twenty foot high, And mine were but fifteen foot, no modern stalks upon higher, Some rogue of the world stole them to patch up a fence or a fire.

I had a huge imagination. My granddad says I was a bit of a Walter Mitty character.

All us Youngs could throw. I used to kill squirrels with a stone when I was a kid, and my granddad once killed a turkey buzzard on the fly with a rock.

Junk runs in the family. My granddad was a junk man in St. Louis and so was my uncle.

My friend's granddad died of prostate cancer and it had a profound effect on me.

So when I was presented with the opportunity to speak out, I had to take it. This is a life threatening issue for men, it happens every day. The more you know the better your chances are of dealing with it if the worst were to happen.

I've got a soft spot for Theatr Colwyn because my granddad used to run the Colwyn amateur dramatic society in the 1930s.

It's amazing to see there aren't boundaries around gender.

My menswear business has changed over the years as far as what men are daring to wear. And women, too. Men wanted to look tough, but now they realize you don't have to look like your granddad or dad. You can show a more feminine side.

In England, I'm this venerable old granddad, the one who always gets pissed at parties and puts a lampshade on his head.

Granddad was superstitious about books.

He thought that if you had enough of them around, education leaked out, like radioactivity.

My dad farmed, my granddad was a farmer. I wanted to be a farmer.

My ancestors are all crazy. My great-great-granddad, he was the last man to live in a cave in Nottingham.

Many forms, sizes and colors, I think there are heroes in sports, in life.

..It would be cliché to say my dad, my granddad. I think I'm a fan of people who were brave, my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.

When I see gurgling retarded children (that's God's doing, by the way, not mine) happily styling their hair with their own stinking mards, I think of Adam in those pre-marital days. I know he's your great-to-the-nth-degree-granddad and all - but I'm afraid he was rather an imbecile.

She had to go," said Rose. "It was because of her angel," said Indigo. "And because of Granddad," added Caddy. "And because of her nose stud." "And because her name isn't on the color chart." "She's lonely," said Rose. "That's why.

Emma, your granddad’s on the line,” says Artemis, putting her hand over the receiver. “Something about the night bus and he’ll never trust you again?

I grow as many of our vegetables as I can, because my granddad was a professional gardener, and it's in the blood.