quote by Mike Schmidt

They read their sports pages, know their statistics and either root like hell or boo our butts off. I love it. Give me vocal fans, pro or con, over the tourist types who show up in Houston or Montreal and just sit there.

— Mike Schmidt

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The voice of an Angel, the Heart of a Lamb, the spirit of a Lioness, the presence of a Goddess, love you R.I.P Whitney Houston.

Heartbroken and in tears over the shocking death of my friend, the incomparable Ms. Whitney Houston. My heartfelt condolences to Whitney's family and to all her millions of fans throughout the world. She will never be forgotten as one of the greatest voices to ever grace the earth.

Most everything I do revolves around tae kwon do.

That said, I like to be a typical girl and go shopping. I have three nieces and nephews that I like to hang out with. I'm also finishing my last semester at the University of Houston, where I'm majoring in childhood education.

I'd rather spend my time looking at the sky than listening to Whitney Houston.

I've decided to become a member of the Houston Rockets.

I feel it's the best place for me and I am excited about joining the Rockets and I'm looking forward to a great season. I want to thank the fans in Los Angeles and wish them the best.

Whitney Houston was a laser beam ... She always gave me better than what I asked for in the studio

Dallas Cowboys may be America's team, but the Houston Oilers are Texas' team.

Houston, we've had a problem here.

I sang 'A Closer Walk with Thee' along with blues singer Brownie McGhee, .

.. Then there was a show where Carol Houston, an actress on 'Matlock' sang 'It Is Well With My Soul' accompanied by a choir. Boy, that was powerful.

I'm with Houston now. I just have to come in here and play hard and win games.

When I was about 12 years old back in Houston, my Dad used to take us to the driving range.

Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.

Houston is kind of a melting pot. There are many different cultures and ethnicities represented out there.

When I was a kid, I went from ground zero to Pluto.

The first place I played was the Houston Astrodome.

And when I went to Houston, they had a conditioning coach by the name of Gene Coleman. And that was the first time I had gone to an organization that had a program with a weight room and designed specifically for pitchers.

I've been training super hard at the Lopez Taekwondo Academy in Houston, which belongs to my brother Jean. For me, I think confidence is the biggest thing; it's all mental. I train with the best of the best, including my brother Steven, a five-time world champion who won Olympic gold medals.

I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly.

One of the great things about Houston is that they police themselves.

It's the way Boston was in the '80s. No hacks or thieves are tolerated in the community, and that's HUGE.

I'm living three dreams: Biggie Smalls', Dr.

King, Rodney King's. Cause we can't get along, no resolution? 'Til we drown all these haters... Rest in peace to Whitney Houston

I have been influenced by the greatest artists in jazz, pop, reggae, traditional, ballards, pop, and all types of music, taking the best from each to represent my own personality. Whitney Houston, George Michaels, Sade, Phil Collins, and many others have influenced me.

If we believe [Obama] to be a good man who would never kill noncombatants in a cafe in Houston, sitting out in a sidewalk cafe, smoking - oh, that's right you're not allowed to smoke cigarettes anymore.

Lightnin' Hopkins was something of a fixture on the Houston coffee house scene so we were witness to eccentric blues brilliance close up. Then, believe it or not, along came the wave of the English cats like John Mayall, Eric Clapton and the Stones embracing the great American art form - the blues.

Err Houston, we've had a problem. [pause] We've had a main B bus undervolt.

Houston, that may have seemed like a very long final phase.

The autotargeting was taking us right into a ... crater, with a large number of big boulders and rocks ... and it required ... flying manually over the rock field to find a reasonably good area.

Tom DeLay ought to go back to Houston where he can serve his jail sentence.

If I could, I would live in Houston, and I would encourage any comic starting out looking for a good place to develop to move there.

Houston people are way cool. They're smart, they know how to have a good time, and they have the hottest chicks on the planet there.

I think that Jean Houston has broken through to a new understanding of the sense and uses of inward-turned contemplation-a n understanding that leaves the Freudian schools of technique and theory far behind. The accent is not on the curing of disease but on the enlargement, rather, of our health.

Houston is a cruel, crazy town on a filthy river in East Texas with no zoning laws and a culture of sex, money and violence. It's a shabby, sprawling metropolis ruled by brazen women, crooked cops and super-rich pansexual cowboys who live by the code of the West -- which can mean just about anything you need it to mean, in a pinch.

In Washington, the first thing people tell you is what their job is.

In Los Angeles you learn their star sign. In Houston you're told how rich they are. And in New York they tell you what their rent is.

I doubt if the public thought of me as Christ when they next saw me as Temple Houston on television.

There's no concession to the fact that Dylan might be a more sophisticated singer than Whitney Houston, that he's probably the most sophisticated singer we've had in a generation. Nobody is identifying our popular singers like a Matisse or Picasso. Dylan's a Picasso - that exuberance, range, and assimilation of the whole history of music.

If you twisted my arm today, I would probably vote for James Harden, he's single-handedly put that Houston Rockets team in the position they are in today. It would be tough.

I never thought I would meet Mariah Carey, but I really never thought I'd be introduced to her by Whitney Houston. She's like, "Hey, baby, this is Mariah." I'm like, "I know. I'm Darren. I don't know what I'm doing here."

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