61 Baton Quotes For Success In Life

These baton quotes will inspire you. Baton, a thin stick used by a conductor to direct an orchestra or choir.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable and encouraging baton quotes, baton sayings, and baton proverbs.

Best Baton Quotes

  1. “Create your legacy, and pass the baton.” ~ Billie Jean King
  2. “We have a responsibility to carry the baton of faith to the next generation.” ~ Christine Caine
  3. “My hope is to incite that feeling of inspiration in as many other people as possible. To receive and pass along that baton to anyone willing to carry it further. I guess the answer to the question would be I’m inspired by the work of those (and sometimes even the people themselves) who strive to inspire.” ~ Adam Rodriguez
  4. “Some of the greatest actors have turned superheroes into a serious business: Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson in Batman; Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, the first venerable knights of the X-Men, who have now passed the baton to Michael Fassbender and James McAvoy.” ~ Tom Hiddleston
  5. “Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.” ~ Helen Rowland

  6. “Parenthood is the passing of a baton, followed by a lifelong disagreement as to who dropped it.” ~ Robert Breault
  7. “If we turn to the divine Conductor and follow the wise and loving baton that is His will, His Word, then the music of our life will be a symphony.” ~ Peter Kreeft
  8. “No one can know how long this dumbing-down of American religion will persist. But so long as it does, citizens should probably be more vigilant about policing the public square, not less so. . . . [Y]ou cannot sustain liberal democracy without cultivating liberal habits of mind among religious believers. That remains true today, both in Baghdad and in Baton Rouge.” ~ Mark Lilla
  9. “If we are to stand the final heat of the battle, we must learn to stand our ground in the face of cavalry or baton charges and allow ourselves to be trampled under horses’ hooves, or be bruised with baton charges.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  10. “Baton technique is to a conductor what fingers are to a pianist.” ~ Igor Markevitch

  11. “My personal favorite remains Tiger Stadium, Baton Rouge, first home game after Katrina vs. Tennessee on a Monday night. Getting goose bumps typing about it. It was so loud and emotional that I think everyone was exhausted by the second half.” ~ Pat Forde
  12. “The older generation sat looking at the younger, and Kat wondered exactly when and how the baton had been passed. She wanted to know if it was too late to give it back.” ~ Ally Carter
  13. “He`s quite extraordinary with his moves and spins. I think he was a baton girl in a past life [on his co-star Hayden Christensen].” ~ Ewan McGregor
  14. “I gotta take the baton from Chuck Norris.” ~ Charlie Sheen

  15. “I’m the only one to separate siamese twins.The only one to operate on babies while they were still in mother’s womb, the only one to take out half of a brain.But I’m very hopeful that I’m not the only one who’s willing to pick up the baton of freedom, because freedom is not free, and we must fight for it every day. Every one of us must fight for it, because we’re fighting for our children and the next generation.” ~ Benjamin Carson
  16. “Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton.” ~ Dean Koontz
  17. “PRIVATE, n. A military gentleman with a field-marshal’s baton in his knapsack and an impediment in his hope.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  18. “It is with complete allegiance to the cause of racial and social justice and the NAACP that I step aside from the Presidency and pass the baton to my Vice President, Naima Quarles-Burnley.” ~ Rachel Dolezal
  19. “And the maestro surely wielded the chairman’s baton with extraordinary skill. His stellar record suggests that the only right answer to the age-old question of whether it is better to be lucky or good may be: both.” ~ Alan Blinder
  20. “Every French soldier carriers a marshal’s baton in his knapsack.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  21. “Everyone is now considered a potential terrorist, providing a rational for both the government and private corporations to spy on anybody, regardless of whether they have committed a crime. Surveillance is supplemented by a growing domestic army of baton-wielding police forces who are now being supplied with the latest military equipment.” ~ Henry Giroux
  22. “No ladder needs the bird but skies To situate its wings, Nor any leaders grim baton Arraigns it as it sings.” ~ Emily Dickinson
  23. “The whole point of constitutional democracy is the peaceful transfer of power; of Al Gore passing the baton to George W. Bush, even though that election was very suspiciously called.” ~ James Fallows
  24. “There’s a case in Baton Rouge, haunting me, where a mother left her twelve-year-old daughter to be babysat (every day for months) by a known pedophile and his four perverse friends, and the news broke of the bodies of two children, dead after long-term physical abuse, found in a storage locker in California. What hardest for me is, I suppose, what’s hardest for my country” ~ Laura Mullen
  25. “Controlling mothers do not pass the baton to their son’s new wife.” ~ Laura Schlessinger

  26. “Meanwhile someone is shining my head to get it dry to attach my top-hat to my head with toupee tape. I get into microphone and get back up into my dressing room for the rest of my costume. I get snapped into all these things and layers and bundled up. I walk downstairs to the pit. Someone hands me my baton (which lights up like a wand) and I watch the first three minutes of the show. Then I come up out of the pit and there I am.” ~ Tituss Burgess
  27. “My wife is from Laurel, Mississippi, and she has a lot of relatives down in Louisiana, Baton Rouge, and Shreveport, Louisiana. We go down there a lot. We got married in New Orleans. She has a cousin who introduced me to swamp pop, which is sort of zydeco/Cajun music with a little uptempo pop swing. Now I’m a big zydeco fan, I’m a big swamp-music fan.” ~ Charlie Day
  28. “Actually, when I think about growing up, I feel most affected by two travels that I made working in cargo boats when I was 16 and 18. One of them crossed through the Mississippi and Baton Rouge and Mobile, Alabama, and another went all the way to Europe. On the last trip, I stayed in Europe for one year with $1,000, working everywhere I could, doing everything. Those years shaped me a lot and taught me the value of exploring different things.” ~ Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
  29. “Tukhachevsky hid Napoleon’s baton in his rucksack.” ~ Mikhail Tukhachevsky

  30. “It was electric. When Death Valley is rocking, it seems as if it might actually take flight. On Saturday, I went back to Baton Rouge to see Alabama barely beat LSU, and was, once again, reminded that Tiger Stadium is the best place in the world to watch a sporting event. … I’m not sure what it was like to walk into the Coliseum, but I bet it was something like this.” ~ Wright Thompson
  31. “From Bourbon Street to Baton Rouge, the freaks come out at night in Louisiana. And nowhere are they more raucous and unnerving than at Tiger Stadium.” ~ Pat Forde
  32. “The tears, when they come to some men, are worse than beatings. They’re wounded worse by sobbing, men like that, than they are by boots and batons. Tears begin in the heart, but some of us deny the heart so often, and for so long, that when it speaks we hear not one but a hundred sorrows in the heartbreak. We know that crying is a good and natural thing. We know that crying isn’t a weakness, but a kind of strength. Still, the weeping rips us root by tangled root from the earth, and we crash like fallen trees when we cry.” ~ Gregory David Roberts
  33. “She was born in Baton Rouge, her favorite song was In My Life.” ~ Ty Herndon

  34. “Once at the White House I was asked to conduct the Drum and Bugle Corp. The man just handed me the baton and I finished the song. It was great. I got to keep the baton.” ~ Dom DeLuise
  35. “Fossil bones and footsteps and ruined homes are the solid facts of history, but the surest hints, the most enduring signs, lie in those miniscule genes. For a moment we protect them with our lives, then like relay runners with a baton, we pass them on to be carried by our descendents. There is a poetry in genetics which is more difficult to discern in broken bomes, and genes are the only unbroken living thread that weaves back and forth through all those boneyards.” ~ Jonathan Kingdon
  36. “A young imagination is bold, likes to make bigger leaps. It likes to, well, imagine that the dustbuster is a dinosaur; that the computer mouse is a hotrod; that the box is a cave; that the rawhide is a torch… or a baton… or something.” ~ Mo Rocca
  37. “I am also a Kentucky Colonel and an Honorary Mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, among other things.” ~ Jack L. Chalker

  38. “I listen to the summer symphony outside my window. Truthfully, it’s not a symphony at all. There’s no tune, no melody, only the same notes over and over. Chirps and tweets and trills and burples. It’s as if the insect orchestra is forever tuning its instruments, forever waiting for the maestro to tap his baton and bring them to order. I, for one, hope the maestro never comes. I love the music mess of it.” ~ Jerry Spinelli
  39. “Petra turned to her. “Everybody lies about who they are. Name one person here who isn’t doing that and I will drop out right now!” Shanti felt that snake of truth coil around her legs, threatening to squeeze. “I didn’t mean…” “No one ever does.” Petra said, shoving the baton back at Shanti.” ~ Libba Bray
  40. “In our work, the question is, how much you absorb from others. So for me, creativity, is really like a relay race. As children we are handed a baton. Rather than passing it onto the next generation as is, first we need to digest it and make it our own.” ~ Hayao Miyazaki
  41. “Baton Rouge happens to be the worst place in the world for a visiting team. It’s like being inside a drum.” ~ Bear Bryant

  42. “The only excursion of my life outside of New Orleans took me through the vortex to the whirlpool of despair: Baton Rouge. . . . New Orleans is, on the other hand, a comfortable metropolis which has a certain apathy and stagnation which I find inoffensive.” ~ John Kennedy Toole
  43. “New Rule: Stop asking Miss USA contestants if they believe in evolution. It’s not their field. It’s like asking Stephen Hawking if he believes in hair scrunchies. Here’s what they know about: spray tans, fake boobs and baton twirling. Here’s what they don’t know about: everything else. If I cared about the uninformed opinions of some ditsy beauty queen, I’d join the Tea Party.” ~ Bill Maher
  44. “Talk—half-talk, phrases that had no need to be finished, abstractions, Chinese bells played on with cotton-tipped sticks, mock orange blossoms painted on porcelain. The muffled, close, half-talk of soft-fleshed women. The men she had embraced, and the women, all washing against the resonance of my memory. Sound within sound, scene within scene, woman within woman—like acid revealing an invisible script. One woman within another eternally, in a far-reaching procession, shattering my mind into fragments, into quarter tones which no orchestral baton can ever make whole again.” ~ Anais Nin
  45. “God intended motherhood to be a relay race. Each generation would pass the baton on to the next.” ~ Mary Pride

  46. “Oh Jake,” Brett said, “We could have had such a damned good time together.” Ahead was a mounted policeman in khaki directing traffic. He raised his baton. The car slowed suddenly, pressing Brett against me. Yes,” I said. “Isn’t it pretty to think so?” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  47. “The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor. It’s this idea of standing on a pedestal and you wave your baton and accounting comes in, and you wave it somewhere else and marketing chimes in with accounting, and they all sound very glorious. But management is more like orchestra conducting during rehearsals, when everything is going wrong.” ~ Henry Mintzberg
  48. “Our responsibility is to rally and lead the whole party and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups in continuing to liberate our way of thinking, carry on reform and opening, further unleash and develop the productive forces, work hard to resolve the difficulties the people face in both work and life, and steadfastly take the road of prosperity for all.” ~ Xi Jinping
  49. “Neither team has really taken the baton by the scruff of the neck and put their stamp on it.” ~ Nigel Worthington

  50. “I had a really good time in New Orleans, although I had some very tragic times in Baton Rouge. Some guys beat me up and threw my horn away. ‘Cause I had a beard, then, and long hair like the Beatles.” ~ Ornette Coleman
  51. “It doesn’t bother me that I’m not a household word on the East Coast. Baton Rouge, Raleigh, Minneapolis – I’m so popular in these cities where you’ve never imagined an East Coast comedian working.” ~ Elayne Boosler
  52. “It was man who ended the Cold War in case you didn’t notice. It wasn’t weaponry, or technology, or armies or campaigns. It was just man. Not even Western man either, as it happened, but our sworn enemy in the East, who went into the streets, faced the bullets and the batons and said: we’ve had enough. It was their emperor, not ours, who had the nerve to mount the rostrum and declare he had no clothes. And the ideologies trailed after these impossible events like condemned prisoners, as ideologies do when they’ve had their day.” ~ John le Carre
  53. “It has always struck me that one of the readiest ways of estimating a country’s regard for law is to notice what arms the officers of the law are carrying: in England it is little batons, in France swords, in many countries revolvers, and in Russia the police used to have artillery.” ~ Lord Dunsany
  54. “The only weapons I ever had were my cello and my baton.” ~ Pablo Casals

  55. “The result of the revolution in Germany has been to establish a democracy in the best sense of the word.  We are steering towards an order of things guaranteeing a process of a natural and reasonable selection in the domain of political leadership, thanks to which that leadership will be entrusted to the most competent, irrespective of their descent, name or fortune.  The memorable words of the great Corsican that every soldier carries a Field Marshal’s baton in his knapsack, will find its political complement in Germany.” ~ Adolf Hitler
  56. “I’m good man, repin’ Baton Rouge, Louisiana to the fullest. Lettin’ everybody know that I got some new heat comin’ to the streets.” ~ Lil Boosie
  57. “I absolutely love doing games in Baton Rouge. Night games in Tiger Stadium are a spectacle and the food choices all around are fantastic! One thing is certain: if I ever choose to feature a tailgating spread for Taste of the Town, LSU will be at the top of the list.” ~ Todd Blackledge
  58. “Soldier or sailor, the fighting man is but a fiend; and the staff and body-guard of the Devil musters many a baton.” ~ Herman Melville

  59. “It’s what you’d expect out of Baton Rouge: people tailgating with shrimp étouffée, everything from alligators roasting on a barbecue to dishes that you would get in the French Quarter. These people are serious and they are legit and they’re ready to go.” ~ Erin Andrews
  60. “We are going to Baton Rouge and one of the most storied stadiums in the country, a place I can truthfully say is the loudest place I’ve ever been.” ~ Mark Richt
  61. “President Obama has brought this country back economically so far from where we were when he took office, and Hillary Clinton is going to take that baton and take us even further. And what she’s doing is what we have done for generations, which is really build out an infrastructure of opportunity in America.” ~ Joaquin Castro

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