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  Computers, like automobiles and airplanes, do only what people tell them to do.  
 -  Bill James
  

  Famous crime stories almost always lead to the passing of new laws.  
 -  Bill James
  

  Professionalism in medicine has given us medial miracles for the affluent but hospitals that will charge $35 for aspirin.  
 -  Bill James
  

  Professionalism in medicine has given us medial miracles for the affluent but hospitals that will charge $35 for aspirin.  
 -  Bill James
  

  I have always been much better at asking questions than knowing what the answers were.  
 -  Bill James
  

  I like to feel that I understand little things about sports.  
 -  Bill James
  

  I would never encourage my children to be athletes - first because my children are not athletes and second because there are so many people pushing to get to the top in sports that 100 people are crushed for each one who breaks through. This is unfortunate.  
 -  Bill James
  

  Any of us are capable of doing things we're not proud of under the wrong kind of stresses.  
 -  Bill James
  

  Baseball would be a quite remarkable activity if it was the one place in the world where your co-workers didn't have any impact on how productive you were. But in fact, baseball is a high-stress occupation, and those sort of stress-inducing activities... just have a huge impact on how the team functions, I think.  
 -  Bill James
  

  The human race has been in a long struggle to eliminate murder. And we will succeed.  
 -  Bill James