Top 101 Pat Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Pat Quotes from famous people such as Erik Spoelstra, Lawrence Kudlow, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Ethel Merman, Chris Pavone, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

When you work for Pat Riley, you're not just putting yo

When you work for Pat Riley, you’re not just putting your hands on the basket and hanging out during practice. He puts you in positions where you have to coach. You have to be enthusiastic and fierce with your preparation and work ethic.
Erik Spoelstra
Pat Buchanan attacks me as ‘worshipping at the church of GDP.’ But in a CNBC ‘Kudlow and Company interview’, I reminded him that I also worship at the church of Catholic Mass, as do the vast majority of the Mexican immigrants.
Lawrence Kudlow
Antonio Sanchez is from Mexico City. I met him at a Pat Metheny concert. He did a solo, and I thought, ‘This is an octopus man!’
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
I’ll pat myself on the back and admit I have talent. Beyond that, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
Ethel Merman
When I was in my mid-twenties, I was a copy editor at Doubleday, and for a brief period, it was my job to help shepherd Pat Conroy’s ‘Beach Music’ into the world.
Chris Pavone
There’s an old saying that you don’t ever finish a movie, you abandon it, and I really believe that. I never walk away from a take and pat myself on the back.
Ryan Reynolds
There was an exhibition in Munich in 1937, ‘Degenerate Art,’ which included work by Klee, Kandinsky, Beckmann and many others. The work was called ‘sick’ and put in the trash heap. The sentiments expressed toward contemporary art by Jesse Helms, Pat Robertson and Mayor Giuliani recall the language used by the Nazis.
Hans Haacke
I suppose if it has a practical purpose, I appreciate a pat on the back. I suppose it’s rewarding, ultimately.
Brendan Fraser
We really ought to give ourselves a collective pat on the back for doing as well as we have in a universe of constant media change and mutation.
Douglas Coupland
I have never been one to seek or want attention or admiration or a pat on the back for what I’ve done.
Robert Parish
After a shower, I slather my limbs with coconut oil or rose oil and pat dry. I use a dry brush to exfoliate several times a week to keep my skin smooth.
Kenza Fourati
I don’t really want acknowledgement or want people to pat me on the back or whatever. I just want to help the people I feel like I can help and if there’s an opportunity where I feel like I can help, I do it.
Bobby Wagner
Agatha Christie holds special personal memories for me because my mum, a television producer called Pat Sandys, had been the first person to persaude the Agatha Christie estate to put one of her stories on T.V.
Samantha Bond
That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs – where he tries desperately to be a ‘TV Dad,’ to give advice and it’s so pat it becomes ridiculous.
Atom Egoyan
I don’t believe anyone should ignore all the fires around you and stand pat and not worry about getting singed.
Rick Santelli
I think I’m extremely vulnerable and that in some ways I seek out rejection. Never feeling like you’re getting that pat on the back from dad is probably at the heart of that.
Skeet Ulrich
I’m not Abdul-Jabbar or Pat Ewing or Mark Eaton. I’m Shawn Bradley and I’m going to do my best each time I step on the court. When the game is over, it’s over.
Shawn Bradley
I still approach a scene as one would approach a solo. There’s nothing set or pat.
Johnny Depp
And I met Paul Simms while I was making ‘It’s Pat’, and he later wound up casting me in ‘NewsRadio.’
Dave Foley
You can learn a lot about Pat Buchanan by talking to his campaign staff, particularly the ones who have quit or been fired.
Tucker Carlson
My label in Toronto was ‘Stand Pat’ and I think that was a fair assessment. I tried to be patient, but if a trade came along – big or small – that I thought should be made, I would make it.
Pat Gillick
To the credit of the Republican Party and the conservative movement, people have been expelled or marginalized. Pat Buchanan in the ’90s. Ron Paul, Rand Paul in the first decade of this century. Bill Buckley famously expelled the Birchers in 1964. It’s been a movement that’s tried to maintain its boundaries.
Bill Kristol
To describe someone as a pessimist is to issue an insult, whereas to be labelled an optimist is to get a pat on the back. To dismiss someone’s argument as pessimistic is to suggest it is the product of a personality disorder, rather than careful analysis.
David Olusoga
I’ve got Pat ‘HD’ Barry in my corner.
Rose Namajunas
I’ve played for the Miami Heat my whole career under Pat Riley. Mr. GQ himself. So when I pick out my outfits before a game, I’m already feeling confident. And some of that swagger stays with me when I take the court.
Dwyane Wade
I like people to be surprised by the turn of events. I don’t want things just to be pat and formulaic. If there’s some sort of internal combustion in the character or a desire to change the way things are going, that makes for conflict, which is the essence of drama.
Miranda Richardson
When you speak of the Pat Rileys, the Phil Jacksons, you have to speak of Don Nelson and the success that he has had in the game.
Scottie Pippen
In London we give ourselves a pat on the back, rightly, for not killing one another, for our prejudice being subtle rather than lethal.
Martin Freeman
I’ll never be mistaken for Pat Boone.
Sal Mineo
Pat Buchanan has written and said a number of things that are widely understood to be hostile to Jews and to Israel.
Tucker Carlson
Awards are like a pat of appreciation from the jury and viewers. It is almost like them saying, ‘So, you have done well; we expect you to carry on doing good work.’
I've fought Wilson Reis and Pat Curran two times and Da

I’ve fought Wilson Reis and Pat Curran two times and Daniel Straus four times. I’m sick and tired of rematches. I’m one of the most exciting fighters in MMA, but fans are tired of me fighting the same people over and over. I just keep knocking them out.
Patricio Freire
I am one of the new characters in the brand new series of ‘Postman Pat.’ It has been a joy to do.
Archie Panjabi
I think that I come off as, ‘Nothing bothers me, I don’t care! I’m funny and sassy.’ But I’m deeply sensitive. Not only about myself but to others. Not to pat myself on the back, empathy is a quality I’ve cultivated over my life. It came naturally to me as a child.
Laura Benanti
Well, I think every now and again, some people deserve to get their butts chewed. Every now and again some people deserve a pat on the back. What I try and do is compliment folk who deserve a compliment, and chew folks out who deserve to be chewed out.
Judge Mills Lane
I’m not a Pat Benatar clone. I wish people would forget about that comparison.
Patty Smyth
Defense is natural. Defense is a reaction. Offense – you’ve gotta do the moves; you’ve gotta get it down pat.
Willie Cauley-Stein
Even after I got my divorce, the ink wasn’t even dry on the paper, and I said, ‘Ooh, the next time I become a wife, I got this thing down pat!’ I always believed that there was someone built for me.
Niecy Nash
I can’t do anything better than Pat White. I love that dude. Was an honor to be on his team in college.
Pat McAfee
I supported Pat Toomey when he ran in 2010. I gave him money in September of 2009 because I wanted him to be the U.S. senator. I personally contributed my own money.
Karl Rove
We used to go to Palm Springs, ditch school when I was in eleventh grade, and go hang out poolside with our ghetto blaster and listen to Pat Metheny ‘Offramp’ and kind of trip out on a lot of his music.
Robert Trujillo
I watch NY1 every morning and have Pat Kiernan curate my news stories.
The only way we are going to get diversity is if the demographics of the decision-makers change… The odd-token bone thrown is not going to do it. Don’t pat yourself on the back because you made that black drama; that’s not diversity. It’s got to be baked into the foundation of where the ideas flow from.
David Oyelowo
Pat Curran is a very tough guy to fight. He has a very good chin. I gave him five knockdowns and he survived.
Patricio Freire
Now I know the difference between a rousing reception and a pat on the back. Now I know the difference between a gold in Commonwealth Games and a bronze in Olympics.
Gagan Narang
Normally, I’ve found in my life that the louder you speak, probably, the less of a fighter you are. All the fighters I’ve had a chance and the honor to serve with didn’t pat themselves on the back, were pretty humble men and women.
David Dewhurst
Ava DuVernay, Sheryl Crow, Diane von Furstenberg, Ashley Graham, Tracy Reese, Pat Benatar, Issa Rae, Betty White – they’ve all shattered glass ceilings, whether in music, fashion, or film.
Brooke Baldwin
To me, ‘The End of the Jews’ – both the title and the novel itself – is about the end of pat, uncritical ways of understanding oneself in the world.
Adam Mansbach
Most of my promos are straight out of Pat Buchanan’s run for election.
John Layfield
I wish Pat Bowlen and the Broncos’ organization nothing but the best in the future.
Josh McDaniels
In college, I tried to start wrestling as soon as I could and when it was available to me, as I loved competing, and then got into MMA under Pat Miletich, where I was able to sharpen all my skills and develop into a true fighter.
Robbie Lawler
I often work seven days a week. I’m not looking for a pat on the back because I love what I do.
David Muir
For makeup, I swear by a base of Embryolisse, Nars concealer, that Bobbie Brown foundation stick, Pat’s highlighter, a brow fill-in with dark brown eyeshadow and angle brush, a groom with Anastasia brow gel, an eyelash curl, and two swipes of drugstore mascara.
Paloma Elsesser
The American tradition of Washington and Hamilton and Madison and Lincoln and TR and Pat Buchanan is of economic nationalism – making America an independent, self-sufficient, sovereign forever country that’s able to stand on its own feet.
Pat Buchanan
Joe Dugan, who was my roommate on the Yankees, was an honorary pallbearer, too. He was standing next to me as they were carrying the Babe down the steps of St. Pat’s Cathedral here in New York. There must have been 5,000 people standing around on the sides of the street, and it was tremendous.
Waite Hoyt