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Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was an American baseball player whose pitching in the Negro leagues and in Major League Baseball made him a legend in his own lifetime. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1971, the first player to be inducted from the Negro leagues.
(1906 - 1982)

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(Airplanes) may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.
[Funny]
 

1. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. 2. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. 3. Go very lightly on the vices such as carrying on in society. The social ramble ain't restful.
 

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.
 

Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
 

Avoid running at all times.
 

Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
[Sports]
 

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
[Prayer]
 

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?
[Age]
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I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
[Baseball]
 

I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
 

I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me.
 

I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I toss one that ain't never been seen by this generation.
 

I was born in August, no July, 1908.
 

I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times, I'm forty-four years old.
 

If a man can beat you, walk him.
 

If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
 

It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.
 

Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
 

Money and women. They're two of the strongest things in the world. The things you do for a woman you wouldn't do for anything else. Same with money.
[Motivation]
 

My feet ain't got nothing to do with my nickname, but when folks get it in their heads that a feller's got big feet, soon the feet start looking big.
 


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