Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad, and I'll show you a guy you can beat every time.

- Lou Brock

The baseball held was my fantasy of what life offered.

- Lou Brock

When I was a kid, I used to imagine animals running under my bed. I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed.

- Lou Brock

Your bat is your life. It's your weapon. You don't want to go into battle with anything that feels less than perfect.

- Lou Brock

If I had any interest in coming back to baseball, it would be as a general manager and not as a manager.

- Lou Brock

I was not in the church, but we claim, like so many people, 'Yeah, I grew up in the church.' Well yeah, I grew up in the church and went to church, but I knew nothing about the Lord. I had no idea what it meant about walking in faith.

- Lou Brock

I had a job on college campus. I lost that job, but on my way home I heard an inner voice that said go out for the baseball team. I was a walk-on, and I was actually petrified as a walk-on because you're not an athlete.

- Lou Brock

There is a definite loneliness in the game. Most people stay away from you since they think they're intruding upon your time. And after the ball game, when it's 11 o'clock and you want to eat dinner some place, the restaurants are closed.

- Lou Brock

Some players tell me that since retiring they've had the urge to go somewhere every three days. To satisfy that urge, they may even jump in the car and drive around the block.

- Lou Brock

Stealing bases was put to me almost as a prerequisite for staying in the game. They didn't give me a handbook on how to do it; they said do it. Under those conditions you go out and develop your own handbook.

- Lou Brock