55 Satchel Paige Quotes On Success In Life

Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige was an American professional baseball pitcher who played in Negro league baseball and Major League Baseball (MLB). His career spanned five decades and culminated with his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. These Satchel Paige quotes will motivate you.

Famous Satchel Paige Quotes

  1. “Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way.” ~ Satchel Paige
  2. “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” ~ Satchel Paige
  3. “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” ~ Satchel Paige
  4. Smile well and often, it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to.” ~ Satchel Paige
  5. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.” ~ Satchel Paige
  6. “Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines.” ~ Satchel Paige

  7. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  8. “NO MAN CAN AVOID BEING BORN AVERAGE, BUT NO MAN HAS TO STAY AVERAGE.” ~ Satchel Paige
  9. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  10. “Sometimes I sit and think and other times I just sit.” ~ Satchel Paige
  11. “What’s scary in life is not what people know (or don’t know), but what they know that ain’t so.” ~ Satchel Paige

  12. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  13. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  14. “If you want to live a long time, don’t fool with nothing old but money, nothing big but a bankroll, 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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  15. “Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.” ~ Satchel Paige

  16. “If you tell a lie, always rehearse it. If it don’t sound good to you, it won’t sound good to anybody.” ~ Satchel Paige
  17. “Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move.” ~ Satchel Paige
  18. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  19. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  20. “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get rained out.” ~ Satchel Paige
  21. “I got a curve so sneaky it might be your daddy.” ~ Satchel Paige

  22. “Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.” ~ Satchel Paige
  23. “With women you don’t have to talk your head off. You just say a word and let them fill in from there.” ~ Satchel Paige
  24. “I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball.” ~ Satchel Paige
  25. “My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball away from the bat.” ~ Satchel Paige
  26. “I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a hundred times, I’m forty-four years old.” ~ Satchel Paige
  27. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  28. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  29. “If a man can beat you, walk him.” ~ Satchel Paige

  30. “You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.” ~ Satchel Paige
  31. “When they treat you bad, you just got to take care of your pride, no matter what.” ~ Satchel Paige
  32. “I never rush myself. See, they can’t start the game without me.” ~ Satchel Paige
  33. “Nobody likes the ball low and away, but that’s where you’re going to get it from me. I have been pitching it there 50 years, away from them. That way they can’t hurt you. You keep the ball in the park.” ~ Satchel Paige
  34. “There never was a man on earth who pitched as much as me. But the more I pitched, the stronger my arm would get.” ~ Satchel Paige
  35. “I don’t generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.” ~ Satchel Paige
  36. “If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts.” ~ Satchel Paige
  37. “Smokey Joe (Williams) could throw harder than anyone.” ~ Satchel Paige

  38. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  39. “Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you.” ~ Satchel Paige
  40. “Don’t go to college, unless to get knowledge.” ~ Satchel Paige , Satchel Paige quotes on college
  41. “Throw high risers at the chin; throw peas at the knees; throw it here when they’re lookin’ there; throw it there when they’re lookin’ here.” ~ Satchel Paige
  42. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  43. “The Crawfords played everywhere, in every ballpark. And we won, won like we invented the game.” ~ Satchel Paige
  44. “It’s funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.” ~ Satchel Paige

  45. “The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.” ~ Satchel Paige
  46. “Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood.” ~ Satchel Paige
  47. “I may not be the bestest pitcher in the world, but I sure out-cutes ’em.” ~ Satchel Paige
  48. “When a batter swing 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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  49. “They said I was the greatest pitcher they ever saw couldn’t understand why they couldn’t give me no justice.” ~ Satchel Paige
  50. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  51. “Avoid running at all times.” ~ Satchel Paige

  52. “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.” ~ Satchel Paige
  53. “I used to feel so bad before I got to the clubhouse, I didn’t know what to do. But when I put that ballsuit on, I don’t know where I got the spark to save my life.” ~ Satchel Paige
  54. “I was born in August, no July 1908.” ~ Satchel Paige
  55. “Don’t eat fried food, it angries up the blood.” ~ Satchel Paige

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