38 Barry Bonds Quotes from the Baseball Great

Barry Lamar Bonds, born on July 24, 1964, in Riverside, California, was an iconic American baseball player, known for setting major league records for both career (762) and single-season home runs (73 in 2001).

Born into a baseball legacy, his father was Bobby Bonds, an outfielder for the San Francisco Giants and his godfather, the renowned Willie Mays.

Initially drafted by the Giants out of high school, Bonds chose to play for Arizona State University before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986.

A formidable player, Bonds received seven National League MVP awards. In 1992, he joined the San Francisco Giants, where he broke several records.

Barry Bonds

Despite his achievements, Bonds faced allegations of steroid use. He was indicted in 2007 for perjury and obstruction of justice, leading to a guilty verdict on the latter in 2011.

Bonds later became the Miami Marlins’ hitting coach in 2015 and subsequently, a special adviser to the Giants’ CEO.

I have made a list of the top quotes by Barry Bonds.

Best Barry Bonds Quotes

1. “But to be the best, you must face the best. And to overcome your fear, you must deal with the best.” ~ (Barry Bonds).


2. “It’s called talent. I just have it. I can’t explain it. You either have it or you don’t.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

3. “I’m clean, I’ve always been clean.” ~ (Barry Lamar Bonds).

4. “I don’t know if the record is going to happen. I don’t really think about the record. There are other things I worry about.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

5. “I like to be against the odds. I’m not afraid to be lonely at the top. With me, it’s just the satisfaction of the game. Just performance.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

6. “There is nothing better than walking out and hitting a home run.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

7. “Those boos really motivate me to make something happen.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

8. “Age is how you feel. If you take care of yourself, you’ll be able to do the same things. You may not do it as often. But you can still do it.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

9. “I was born to hit a baseball. I can hit a baseball.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

Top Barry Bonds Quotes

10. “I was a momma’s boy. I didn’t get anything from Dad, except my body and baseball knowledge. The only time I spent with him was at the ballpark.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

11. “My life is in shambles. It is crazy. It couldn’t get any crazier. I’m just trying to stay sane.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

12. “If you want to be on top, you’ve got to have broad shoulders, because as fast as you get there, the faster they try to knock you down.” ~ (Barry Bonds).


13. “I like to be against the odds.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

14. “I don’t know what my future is.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

15. “As an athlete, you only have so much time. The window only has so much time and then it closes. You have to take care of yourself the best you can.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

16. “I’m a very private person. My life story isn’t for everybody.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

17. “I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

18. “My career is an open book, but my life is not.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

19. “Serra High school, to me, was my most enjoyable time for me in my entire life. That was the only time I was free. We just played baseball because it was fun.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

Famous Barry Bonds Quotes

20. “I think everyone needs to be a role model, period.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

21. “I never stop looking for things to try and make myself better.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

22. “It’s not the name that makes the player. It’s the player.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

23. “I think of myself as ‘catching’ the ball with my bat and letting the pitcher supply the power.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

24. “I don’t sign for white people.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

25. “When I finish playing, I think I’d like to coach college baseball.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

26. “I know when I’m off alignment. I know when my body is out of adjustment. If your body is there, then mentally, you’ll be there. If your body feels good, then your mind feels good and you are going to feel better about your game.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

27. “It’s a relief now to be able to stand next to my godfather and finally feel like I’ve accomplished something in the game of baseball.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

28. “I don’t ever remember having any bad times here in Pittsburgh.” ~ (Barry Bonds).


29. “Sometimes I surprise my own damn self.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

30. “I don’t know what you guys say, but at home, life is way different from baseball.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

31. “I could learn how to press ‘Record’ on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

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32. “There’s not too many rich black people in this world.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

33. “I don’t want to be a Major League coach.” ~ (Barry Bonds).


34. “Every pitcher can beat you, it doesn’t matter how good you are.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

35. “Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

36. “I’d like to help educate kids about the Major Leagues – what to anticipate, what to expect, what they’ll need to do to prepare themselves.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

37. “Baseball is just my job.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

38. “I have a chef who makes sure that I’m getting the right amounts of carbs, proteins and fats throughout the day to keep me at my max performance level.” ~ (Barry Bonds).

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