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Tampa Quotes By Tucker Elliot

Cope? Adapt? Uh, no. These are military kids. They roll with it. I once asked a new student, 'See any familiar faces?' She pointed out various kids and replied, 'Seattle, Tampa, Okinawa, New Jersey.' For military dependents school is literally a non-stop revolving door of old and new friends. — Tucker Elliot

Tampa Quotes By Billy Gardell

I chewed up a lot of Florida highway when I was starting out. Used to come to Tampa two or three times a year for about 10 years straight. — Billy Gardell

Tampa Quotes By Susan Wolf Johnson

To understand how the disappearance of Daniel Westcott bewildered the people of Tampa Bay you would have to know that the city was much smaller then. More like a sleepy town, Tampa sprawled out and yawned along the edge of the Hillsborough River.
This is the opening of the novel King Danel: Gasparilla King of the Pirates. — Susan Wolf Johnson

Tampa Quotes By Hank Bracker

Of course, anything as tasty as a Cuban sandwich, much the same as Italian Pizza or Chinese Chop Suey, soon spreads into the general population. — Hank Bracker

Tampa Quotes By Anonymous

The places where poor children face the worst odds include some - but not all - of the nation's largest urban areas, like Atlanta; Chicago; Los Angeles; Milwaukee; Orlando, West Palm Beach and Tampa in Florida; Austin, Tex.; the Bronx; and the parts of Manhattan with low-income neighborhoods. — Anonymous

Tampa Quotes By Michele Bardsley

This is Tez Jones," I said. "He's a police detective from Tampa."
"Oh, my," said Martha, blinking up at him. "Is something wrong?"
"Nope," said Tez, grinning at her and offering a saucy wink. "I'm just the boyfriend."
"Well, then." She sized him up, and nodded."It's about time Elizabeth found someone who deserved her."
"I worship at her dainty feet. — Michele Bardsley

Tampa Quotes By William Gaddis

During the investigation, he tried a brief defense of his medical practice on the grounds that he had once assisted a vivisectionist in Tampa, Florida; and when this failed, he settled down to sullen grumbling about the Jews, earthly vanity, and quoted bits from Ecclesiastes, Alfonso Liguori, and Pope Pius IX, in answer to any accusatory question. — William Gaddis

Tampa Quotes By Tim Dorsey

South Tampa is the polyp of land that dangles into Tampa Bay like a uvula. — Tim Dorsey

Tampa Quotes By Tim Dorsey

State Road 60 is one of those great old Florida drives. From Tampa on the west coast to Vero Beach on the east, rolling through Mulberry and Bartow and Yeehaw Junction. Phosphate mines and orange groves and cows loitering near water holes in vast open flats dotted with sabal palms, stretching for miles, making the sky big. Here and there were the kind of occasional, isolated farmhouses that made people subconsciously think: Do they get Internet? In the middle of one overgrown field stood a single concrete wall, several stories high, covered with grime and mildew, the ancient ruins of a drive-in theater. The top of the wall was the last thing to catch a warm glow from the setting sun. — Tim Dorsey

Tampa Quotes By Pat Burns

After referees negated a line change that led to Tampa Bay"s winning goal in the Stanley Cup Playoffs: After all these years in the league, am I that stupid that I would put four forwards and one defenseman in a 3-3 tie, in the third period? I think everybody that knows me here knows I"m not that stupid. I might be halfway stupid, but not that stupid. — Pat Burns

Tampa Quotes By Brian Billick

I told my team before we walked out on to the field in Tampa, I wanted them to stop and look each other in the eye - I mean really look each other in the eye because 10 minutes after we we're done beating the New York Giants, I knew that world would change; free agency, the business side of the business. I wanted them to appreciate this doesn't come very often. It may be the last time you have that opportunity. — Brian Billick

Tampa Quotes By Vinny Testaverde

My biggest hobby is playing golf, which I really enjoy. Now when I am lying in bed at night, unable to sleep, I find myself thinking about my golf swing. I'm also involved in the Tampa Bay chapter of First Tee. — Vinny Testaverde

Tampa Quotes By Tim Dorsey

Tampa's Latin quarter, Ybor City. Ybor had been the Cuban-Italian core when Tampa was Cigar City USA. — Tim Dorsey

Tampa Quotes By Curt Weldon

Able Danger consisted of approximately 20 direct individuals working for Special Forces in Tampa, Florida. The total amount of people working for Able Danger was 20. — Curt Weldon

Tampa Quotes By Gene Spafford

While travelling near Tampa, Florida I passed the "Jehovah's Witness Assembly Hall" and was struck by the fact that that must be where they make them. — Gene Spafford

Tampa Quotes By Stan Lee

I have never had a lap dance in Tampa or any other part of Florida. If I ever did have a lap dance, I don't think I would be discussing television ideas with the girl that was giving it to me. — Stan Lee

Tampa Quotes By Tucker Elliot

It's hard to dismiss the obvious symmetry between Longo [Evan Longoria] and the franchise for which he's now the poster-child: for the player, Hondo Junior College to MLB All-Star ... for the team, worst to first. — Tucker Elliot

Tampa Quotes By Scott Kazmir

I wouldn't take anything away from Tampa Bay. We're in one of the toughest divisions there is. — Scott Kazmir

Tampa Quotes By Michele Bachmann

I will tell you that I had a mother last night come up to me here in Tampa, Florida, after the debate. She told me that her little daughter took that vaccine, that injection, and she suffered from mental retardation thereafter. — Michele Bachmann

Tampa Quotes By Billy Mays

Just had a close call landing in Tampa. The tires blew out upon landing. — Billy Mays

Tampa Quotes By Luther Campbell

Tampa's crazy ... The ladies in Tampa come in all flavors. I felt like I was at Dairy Queen. — Luther Campbell

Tampa Quotes By Julianna Baggott

Part of the post-apocalyptic, dystopian trend is that it seems to go hand in hand with young adult novels. Maybe that's because it's not simply the adults who are aware of the current crisis. Teens are the ones who are being told, again and again, that their futures are in jeopardy. The teen years can feel dystopian even in the best of times. But I don't think we realize how much pressure and feeling of doom we're passing down to our teens. — Julianna Baggott

Tampa Quotes By Pat Burrell

I was down in Tampa and it just wasn't a good setup for me, all things considered. But it also gave me the opportunity to get out of there and kind of start over. The Giants, fortunately for me, gave me the opportunity, another shot. I'm just trying to make the most of it. — Pat Burrell

Tampa Quotes By Adam Skolnick

A series of interlocking islands and bridges, with wide white-sand beaches on the green Gulf of Mexico and placid marinas on Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg was a place of stucco and sunshine, East Coast attitude and tropical rain, cheap gas and imported food. — Adam Skolnick

Tampa Quotes By Jack Goldstein

During the Cold War, the US Government conducted a number of highly unethical experiments on their own citizens. In one, they placed blowers on schools and low-income housing projects in St. Louis to disperse zinc cadmium sulphide, a fine fluorescent powder. They told the residents that they were testing experimental smokescreens to use should the city be invaded, however the real reason was that that layout of St. Louis was very similar to some Russian Cities, and the US were interested to know how effective chemical warfare would be against them. Despite the powder being supposedly harmless, there remains to this day abnormally high incidences of cancer in the city. In another experiment, in 1955 the CIA released the whooping cough virus over Tampa, Florida without telling anyone, so they could see how quickly it would spread; they got their data, and twelve innocent civilians died. — Jack Goldstein

Tampa Quotes By Tim Dorsey

Gasparilla is Tampa's annual heritage festival, and Tampa's heritage appears to be about alcohol. — Tim Dorsey

Tampa Quotes By Alexander Ovechkin

We're going to play our game and we're going to come back and we're going to play Montreal or Tampa, — Alexander Ovechkin

Tampa Quotes By Tim Dorsey

This was the beginning of Tampa," said Serge. "They built Fort Brooke here in 1823. — Tim Dorsey

Tampa Quotes By Tucker Elliot

Nine equals eight ... just ask any math teacher. Well, make that a Tampa-St. Pete area math teacher, one who also likes baseball, and is a diehard Rays fan, and who knows that Joe Maddon deserves more than just the 2008 Manager of the Year Award. — Tucker Elliot

Tampa Quotes By Julian Castro

Of all the fictions we heard last week in Tampa, the one I find most troubling is this: If we all just go our own way, our nation will be stronger for it. Because if we sever the threads that connect us, the only people who will go far are those who are already ahead. — Julian Castro

Tampa Quotes By Tony Dungy

The reason my kids like McDonald's is that they always know what they're going to get. It's not gourmet food, but the french fries they order in Indianapolis are just like the french fries they order in Tampa. Wherever they get McDonald's fries, they know it will be the same. That's what McDonald's does. — Tony Dungy

Tampa Quotes By Gaines Adams

Every day I went to work at Tampa, I gave it my all. — Gaines Adams

Tampa Quotes By Brittany Snow

I'm originally from Tampa and grew up on beach. I'm also naturally fair-skinned. The funny thing is, my parents are both pretty tan, but for some reason I didn't get those genes. — Brittany Snow

Tampa Quotes By Tony Dungy

All Pro Dad is an organization that started down in Tampa in 1997. And it was just a group of us who felt like we weren't doing as good a job as our fathers did in connecting with kids and being there and being involved in their lives, working and coaching and spending all the time we had to. We just felt badly. — Tony Dungy

Tampa Quotes By Michelle Phan

I was 16 years old and wanted to help my mom with the rent. There was a restaurant called China Buffet in Tampa that hung a 'Help Wanted' sign outside, so I went in and ended up hosting every Friday and Sunday for $6 or $7 an hour. — Michelle Phan

Tampa Quotes By Sal Polisi

Trafficante celebrated in a Tampa restaurant with his lawyer, Ragano. "We'll make — Sal Polisi

Tampa Quotes By Josh Beckett

There are no days off in our division. Even a team like Tampa Bay can beat you up. — Josh Beckett

Tampa Quotes By Tucker Elliot

Tampa Bay, like any other expansion team, toiled and persevered in its infancy - but today, minus the Devil, the Rays have become one of the most exciting teams in baseball. — Tucker Elliot

Tampa Quotes By Christine Lavin

At the concert I'm going to crown the best looking man, Mr. Tampa. Bald men definitely have an edge. — Christine Lavin

Tampa Quotes By Tucker Elliot

Baseball really is a glorified game of throw and catch. And if you don't have guys who throw it really well, you can't compete for long. — Tucker Elliot

Tampa Quotes By Daniel Quinn

If you go to Singapore or Amsterdam or Seoul or Buenos Aires or Islamabad or Johannesburg or Tampa or Istanbul or Kyoto, you'll find that the people differ wildly in the way they dress, in their marriage customs, in the holidays they observe, in their religious rituals, and so on, but they all expect the food to be under lock and key. It's all owned, and if you want some, you'll have to buy it. — Daniel Quinn