65 Pittsburgh Quotes On Success In Life

These Pittsburgh quotes will inspire you. Pittsburgh is a city in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States and the county seat of Allegheny County.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Pittsburgh quotes, Pittsburgh sayings, and Pittsburgh proverbs.

Best Pittsburgh Quotes

  1. “If I could start my life all over again, I would be a professional football player, and you damn well better believe I would be a Pittsburgh Steeler.” ~ Jack Lambert
  2. “I learned from Chuck Noll in Pittsburgh that speed and explosiveness on defense is the way to build a team. Both are difficult for your opponent to assimilate in practice and then in games it is even harder to match.” ~ Tony Dungy
  3. “Pittsburgh entered the core of my heart when I was a boy and cannot be torn out.” ~ Andrew Carnegie
  4. “I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh.” ~ Willie Stargell

  5. “In a way, I was born twice. I was born in 1934 and again in 1955 when I came to Pittsburgh. I am thankful to say that I lived two lives.” ~ Roberto Clemente
  6. “The road to the Super Bowl runs
    through Pittsburgh, sooner or later you’ve got to go to Pittsburgh.” ~ Bum Phillips
  7. “My first baseman is George “Catfish” Metkovich from our 1952 Pittsburgh Pirates team, which lost 112 games. After a terrible series against the New York Giants, in which our center fielder made three throwing errors and let two balls get through his legs, manager Billy Meyer pleaded, “Can somebody think of something to help us win a game?” “I’d like to make a suggestion,” Metkovich said. “On any ball hit to center field, let’s just let it roll to see if it might go foul.”” ~ Joe Garagiola
  8. “I never wanted to be a dancer. It’s true! I wanted to be a shortstop for the Pittsburgh Pirates.” ~ Gene Kelly

  9. “The good thing about Pittsburgh, it’s a good place to be raised… it doesn’t tolerate assholes. You’re either a good guy or you’re a bad guy… When I’m in Los Angeles having these incredibly surreal moments where nobody’s saying anything and everybody’s talking incessantly, I always have that Pittsburgh voice in my head – shut up, smile, get the job, move on.” ~ Dennis Miller
  10. “We’re a road team. We’re the Pittsburgh Steelers. We have fans everywhere.” ~ Troy Polamalu
  11. “I would say Pittsburgh softly each time before throwing him up. Whisper Pittsburgh with my mouth against the tiny ear and throw him higher. Pittsburgh and happiness high up. The only way to leave even the smallest trace. So that all his life her son would feel gladness unaccountably when anyone spoke of the ruined city of steel in America. Each time almost remembering something maybe important that got lost.” ~ Jack Gilbert
  12. “Imagine yourself sitting on top of a great thoroughbred horse. You sit up there and you just feel that power. That’s what it was like playing quarterback on that team [the Pittsburgh Steelers]. It was a great ride.” ~ Terry Bradshaw

  13. “As I and the rest of my Pittsburgh Steelers teammates prepared that week in late December 1974, we knew one thing: The road to the Super Bowl in the AFC went through Oakland. To achieve your dreams as a team, you had to slay the Oakland Raiders. They were the barometer of what it took to be a championship team.” ~ Joe Greene
  14. “When I first went to Pittsburgh, I had never been there before, and we hadn’t even decided to shoot there yet. I just went to see the location of Michael Chabon’s novel. Once there, I became aware that Pittsburgh is a “wonder boy,” in the narrow sense of the term, just as the human characters are.” ~ Curtis Hanson
  15. “There was a little bit of hesitancy about staying in Pittsburgh and not moving away for college, but that didn’t last long. It was right in line with what I wanted, so I auditioned there and it wasn’t a tough decision.” ~ Zachary Quinto
  16. “For all the insularity of the old guard, Pittsburgh was always an open and democratic town.” ~ Annie Dillard

  17. “[Two Evil Eyes] was shot in Pittsburgh, and that’s where I was born and raised, so it was really nice to be a part of Pittsburgh film culture.” ~ Julie Benz
  18. “There’s so much that I like about Pittsburgh, actually. The cultural district and museums are wonderful, and I encourage everyone to check them out. And the food is excellent, too!” ~ Troy Polamalu
  19. “My parents demonstrated against the Vietnam war, they were into the civil rights movement, the feminist movement, they started the first vegetarian restaurant in Pittsburgh.” ~ Justin Sane
  20. “Pittsburgh isn’t fancy, but it is real. It’s a working town and money doesn’t come easy. I feel as much a part of this city as the cobblestone streets and the steel mills, people in this town expect an honest day’s work, and I’ve it to them for a long, long time.” ~ Willie Stargell

  21. “The city of Pittsburgh gleaming suddenly before her . . . so startling in its vastness and its beauty that she had gasped and slowed, afraid of losing control of the car” ~ Kim Edwards
  22. “The largest business in American handled by a woman is the Money Order Department of the Pittsburgh Post-office; Mary Steel has it in charge.” ~ Lydia Hoyt Farmer
  23. “There are certain neighborhoods in America like that – like in Pittsburgh, where I’m from – where people wouldn’t think it’s even livable for human beings. Those are the areas that I connect with because I come from places like that, and I just think it’s interesting how the rest of the world acts like it doesn’t exist. But a lot of the best things come from there.” ~ Wiz Khalifa
  24. “Just growing up in Pittsburgh and knowing different neighborhoods, having family there and just loving it, it’s like no other place.” ~ Wiz Khalifa

  25. “On the stage of the Italian Terrace Room in the William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1938 … the place where Champagne Music was born.” ~ Lawrence Welk
  26. “When I was six or seven years old, growing up in Pittsburgh, I used to take a precious penny of my own and hide it for someone else to find. I was greatly excited at the thought of the first lucky passerby who would receive a gift in this way, regardless of merit, a free gift from the universe. . . . I’ve been thinking about seeing. There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand.” ~ Annie Dillard
  27. “My major league debut came at old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in St. Louis, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The first pitch I threw was to third baseman Bob Bailey. It was a fastball, low and away. He ripped it for a home run down the left field line. I said, ‘Damn, that was a pretty good pitch.” ~ Steve Carlton
  28. “Pittsburgh has this rich industrial past, when it was the heart of the U.S. steel industry, and it burned out as the industry burned out and moved elsewhere.” ~ Curtis Hanson

  29. “I wonder where we go when we die?” “…Pittsburgh?” “You mean if we’re good or if we’re bad?” ~ Bill Watterson
  30. “I was born in St. Louis and lived in Pittsburgh for a bit, before my family moved to Nigeria, where they’re from. We lived there for three or four years and came back to the States when I was about ten. I realised that I’d gone from place to place not fitting in. The thing that helped me fit in when moving around and not having a ton of friends was that I could make art. That was the through-line.” ~ Babatunde Adebimpe
  31. “If the veins in the back of your legs look like the street map of greater Pittsburgh, you ain’t nobody’s babydoll.” ~ Jeff Foxworthy
  32. “I’ve been out on the book tour going through Pittsburgh, St Louis and Cleveland, Dayton and Orlando, Raleigh-Durham. I sign many books for people.” ~ Jamie Farr

  33. “Pittsburgh is kind of like Newark without the cultural advantages.” ~ Johnny Carson
  34. “Assuming that a tax increase is necessary, it is clearly preferable to impose the additional cost on land by increasing the land tax, rather than to increase the wage tax – the two alternatives open to the City (of Pittsburgh). It is the use and occupancy of property that creates the need for the municipal services that appear as the largest item in the budget – fire and police protection, waste removal, and public works. The average increase in tax bills of city residents will be about twice as great with wage tax increase than with a land tax increase.” ~ Herbert Simon
  35. “In a cross-cultural study of 173 societies (by Herbert Barry and L. M. Paxson of the University of Pittsburgh) 76 societies typically had mother and infant sharing a bed; in 42 societies they shared a room but not a bed; and in the remaining 55 societies they shared a room with a bed unspecified. There were no societies in which infants routinely slept in a separate room.” ~ Melvin Konner
  36. “We like to imagine that Shaun is in George Romero’s universe, that it’s happening at the same time as the Pittsburgh outbreak.” ~ Edgar Wright

  37. “One curve I’ll always remember was when I was pitching for Pittsburgh. Terry Kennedy was a young player with St. Louis. I threw him an 0-2 curve and it snapped. Terry’s reaction was to swing straight down, like he was chopping the plate with an axe. It was the last out of the inning. After I ran off the mound, I looked over at the St. Louis dugout. There were players rolling around on the floor, laughing. Poor Terry. I’ll have to admit that was a hell of a curveball.” ~ Bert Blyleven
  38. “It brought Pittsburgh into the picture of football teams in the National Football League that, ‘OK, you have to deal with us now.’” ~ Joe Greene
  39. “I was depressed. I was just depressed. I did not want to be a Pittsburgh Steeler because I knew of the record.” ~ Joe Greene
  40. “Never been to Sesame Street but I flip a Big Bird. And I know “stealers” and they not from Pittsburgh.” ~ Cam’ron

  41. “Philly is more East Coast than Pittsburgh. It’s closer to New Jersey and New York, so the vibe is way more fast-paced.” ~ Wiz Khalifa
  42. “Pittsburgh have showed me a couple deals, but we all know the money ain’t what it’s supposed to be. If I quit the game right now, I can take tax-free money, and that’s a difficult thing that I’m going through with myself.” ~ Jermichael Finley
  43. “In 1960 when Pittsburgh beat us in the World Series, we outscored them 55-27. It was the only time I think the better team lost. I was so disappointed I cried on the plane ride home.” ~ Mickey Mantle
  44. “Usually when you play a team, you want to focus on one line. Pittsburgh is the only team where you have to focus on one player [Mario Lemieux]. When he’s coming toward you, all you see is him.” ~ Patrick Roy

  45. “On his refusal to deal with Keith Primeau: We refuse to pay a prima donna, a petulant, pouting player who had 30 goals last year the same money as Toronto is paying Mats Sundin or Pittsburgh is paying Jaromir Jagr.” ~ Peter Karmanos, Jr.
  46. “So many rings, my fingers starting to hizzurt. If you didnt know me you did swear I had that wizzork.. and I am from Pittsburgh.” ~ Wiz Khalifa
  47. “I always wanted everyone to like me. I wanted the city of Pittsburgh to be proud of me. But my first few seasons, I could to count the number of people on my bandwagon on one finger.” ~ Terry Bradshaw
  48. “I want to bring back the pride and tradition long associated with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and more importantly, with the people of Pittsburgh.” ~ Bill Cowher

  49. “One time my whole family played hide and seek. They found my mother in Pittsburgh!” ~ Rodney Dangerfield
  50. “When you’re from the East Coast or you’re from the South, people expect you to sound a certain way. So if you don’t sound that way, people won’t label you as that type of artist. For me, I had a whole new lane to create for myself being from Pittsburgh and being a Midwest artist.” ~ Wiz Khalifa
  51. “After wishing for years to be given-the-opportunity of filming some of the more ‘mystical’ occupations of our Times – some of the more obscure Public Figures which the average imagination turns into ‘bogeymen’… viz.: Policemen, Doctors, Soldiers, Politicians, etc.: – I was at last permitted to ride in a Pittsburgh police car, camera in hand, the final several days of September 1970.” ~ Stan Brakhage
  52. “I did theater at Carnegie, and in Pittsburgh and New York.” ~ Laura San Giacomo

  53. “There’s a man in Mobile who remembers that Honus Wagner hit a triple in Pittsburgh 46 years ago. That’s baseball.” ~ Ernie Harwell
  54. “I love meeting fans. The people who are fans of my books are really smart and dedicated, because some independent comics are hard to get. I will drive all the way to Pittsburgh or Detroit to put it in their hands.” ~ Brian Michael Bendis
  55. “I worked on a case in Pittsburgh that you would call a demonic haunting. Blood would materialize on the walls, crosses were bending, we’d hear sounds. Just crazy things.” ~ Ryan Buell
  56. “I love Pittsburgh. Most of my family still lives there and I try to get back a couple of times a year.” ~ Anthony Jeselnik

  57. “If you look even at Pittsburgh, where I grew up, you’ve now replaced steel jobs with technology jobs, and they pay better.” ~ John Kasich’
  58. “I think if I lived in New York I would be really stressed out going out to a club and seeing a good DJ who’s doing something on a similar level. I’m pretty critical of myself when it comes to the music. Maybe they’re not doing as many samples or the samples aren’t put together as specifically but it would stress me out to feel like I needed to be one upping someone. In Pittsburgh, I’m in my own world – I know I’m the guy doing this here.” ~ Girl Talk
  59. “I don’t get back as much as I’d like to, so I don’t have a lot of close ties [Pittsburgh], but I’ll bleed black and gold until I die.” ~ Anthony Jeselnik
  60. “My father was an electrical engineer who worked at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh. When I was growing up, my mother wrote humor columns for the local paper. She was the Erma Bombeck of Murrysville, Pa.” ~ Jason Kilar

  61. “I love to play for Pittsburgh. If they can’t afford me, then I’d love to play in L.A. or New York.” ~ Jaromir Jagr
  62. “Boston: Clear out eight hundred thousand people and preserve it as a museum piece. New York: Prison towers and modern posters for soap and whiskey. Pittsburgh: Abandon it.” ~ Frank Lloyd Wright
  63. “It is an incredibly hopeful experience watching communities come together and actually reassemble democracy. The democracy’s been taken away from us. But they’re reinventing democracy out there in rural Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, in Pittsburgh.” ~ Josh Fox

  64. “It was actually pretty cool to be in Pittsburgh for those four years. I moved into the dorms and had a pretty normal college experience, even though it was in my hometown. I really thrived there. I feel like it really suited me and served me well in terms of how I grew up there.” ~ Zachary Quinto
  65. “I grew up in a steel town of Western Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh, and when I announced for president, I announced from the factory floor. When I talk about making America the number one manufacturer again in the world, it’s not just talk. When I talk about having the opportunity for people to rise again, it’s not just because it polls well.” ~ Rick Santorum

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