Satchel Paige Quotes

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
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Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.
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Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.
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Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.
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How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
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I was born in August, no July, 1908.
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I don’t generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
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Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood.
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Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one’s own virtues or powers are the characteristics of an excellent man…
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I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
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Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.
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My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat.
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Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.
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I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a a hundred times, I’m forty-four years old.
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You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.
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If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
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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.
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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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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.
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Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.
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Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.
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The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
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I never rush myself. See, they can’t start the game without me.
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If a man can beat you, walk him.
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When a batter swings and I see his knees move, I can tell just what his weaknesses are then I just put the ball where I know he can’t hit it.
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It’s funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.
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Avoid fried meats, which angry up the blood. If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts. Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move. Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social ramble aint restful. Avoid running at all times. Dont look back. Something might be gaining on you.
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How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?
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Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get rained out.
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Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move….
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I may not be the bestest pitcher in the world, but I sure out-cutes ’em.
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One time he (Cool Papa Bell) hit a line drive right past my ear. I turned around and saw the ball hit his ass sliding into second.
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Smokey Joe (Williams) could throw harder than anyone.
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Sometimes I sit and think and other times I just sit.
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Avoid running at all times.
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Throw high risers at the chin; throw peas at the knees; throw it here when they’re lookin’ there; throw it there when they’re lookin’ here.
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Go light on the vices, such as carrying on in society. The social life ain’t restful. Avoid running at all times. Don’t look back. Something may be gaining on you.
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Work such as you will not have to have the money. Adore like you’ve got by no means been damage. Dance like nobody’s seeing.
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If you tell a lie, always rehearse it. If it don’t sound good to you, it won’t sound good to anybody.
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When they treat you bad, you just got to take care of your pride, no matter what.
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The Crawfords played everywhere, in every ballpark. And we won, won like we invented the game.
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Nobody likes the ball low and away, but that’s where you’re going to get it from me. I been pitching it there 50 years, away from them. That way they can’t hurt you. You keep the ball in the park.
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Don’t go to college, unless to get knowledge.
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Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.
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I used to feel so bad before I got to the clubhouse, I didn’t know what to do. But when I put that ballsuit on, I don’t know where I got the spark to save my life.
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Don’t eat fried food, it angries up the blood.
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I don’t know how old I am because a goat ate the Bible that had my birth certificate in it. The goat lived to be twenty-seven.
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I got a curve so sneaky it might be your daddy.
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They said I was the greatest pitcher they ever sawI couldnt understand why they couldnt give me no justice.
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NO MAN CAN AVOID BEING BORN AVERAGE, BUT NO MAN HAS TO STAY AVERAGE.
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What’s scary in life is not what people know (or don’t know), but what they know that ain’t so.
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There never was a man on earth who pitched as much as me. But the more I pitched, the stronger my arm would get.
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I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup. I also use my step-n-pitch-it, my submariner, my sidearmer and my bat dodger. Man’s got to do what he’s got to do.
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