Gene Oliver Quotes (6 quotes)
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900), Speech to Hamilton Club, Chicago, Ill., 10 Apr. 1899
“Being an artist means ceasing to take seriously that very serious person we are when we are not an artist.”
―Jose Ortega y Gasset
The Dehumanization of Art (1948)
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Born: March 22, 1935
Died: March 3, 2007 (aged 71)
Bio: Eugene George Oliver was an American catcher and first baseman in Major League Baseball. From 1959 through 1969, Oliver played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee & Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. He batted and threw right-handed.