Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.— Satchel Paige
The most tempting Satchel Paige quotes that are little-known but priceless
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
Don't eat fried food, it angries up the blood.
Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
If you want to live a long time, don't fool with nothing old but money, nothing big but a bank roll, nothing black but a Cadillac, nothing over twenty-two years, nothing that weighs over 130. If you do, you're in trouble. 'Cause when you're getting old and your cells gettin' low, you'll need a Delco battery to boost ya.
Smile well and often, it makes people wonder what you've been up to.
NO MAN CAN AVOID BEING BORN AVERAGE, BUT NO MAN HAS TO STAY AVERAGE.
Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are.
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.
Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
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.
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.
My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.
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.
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.
Baseball is the most perfect of games, solid, true, pure and precious as diamonds. If only life were so simple. Within the baselines anything can happen. Tides can reverse; oceans can open. That's why they say, we don't stop playing because we get old. We get old because we stop playing.
I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
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.
Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times, I'm forty-four years old.
You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.
I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
If you tell a lie, always rehearse it.
If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to anybody.
I was born in August, no July, 1908.
If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.
The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
One time I snuck a ball on with me and when I went to winding up, I threw one of them balls to first and one to second. I was so smooth I picked off both runners and fanned the batter without that ump or the other team even knowing it.
Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.
It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.
I got a curve so sneaky it might be your daddy.
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.
With women you don't have to talk your head off.
You just say a word and let them fill in from there.
If a man can beat you, walk him.
You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.
What's scary in life is not what people know (or don't know), but what they know that ain't so.
Don't go to college, unless to get knowledge.
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.
When they treat you bad, you just got to take care of your pride, no matter what.
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.
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.
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 ain't restful. Avoid running at all times. Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me.
Smokey Joe (Williams) could throw harder than anyone.
They said I was the greatest pitcher they ever sawI couldnt understand why they couldnt give me no justice.
Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.
The Crawfords played everywhere, in every ballpark. And we won, won like we invented the game.