Satchel Paige Quotations

Satchel Paige

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

Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.

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

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?

I ain't ever had a job. I just always play 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.

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.

Mother always told me, if you tell a lie, always rehearse it. If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to no one else.

My pitching philosophy is simple; you gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.

You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.