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Satchel Paige quotes

I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat.

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

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.

Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood.

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

You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.

Avoid running at all times.

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.