Paige, Leroy Robert “Satchel,” was an American professional baseball pitcher.

Best Satchel Paige Quotes


I never rush myself. See, they can’t start the game without me. ~ Satchel Paige.


You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat. ~ Satchel Paige.


Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter. ~ Satchel Paige.


Avoid running at all times. ~ Satchel Paige.


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.

I don’t generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench. ~ Satchel Paige. It’s funny what a few no-hitters do for a body. ~ Satchel Paige.

Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. ~ Satchel Paige.


Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you. ~ Satchel Paige.

The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal. ~ Satchel Paige.

Top Satchel Paige Quotes

I was born in August, no July, 1908. ~ Satchel Paige.

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.

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.

Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you. ~ Satchel Paige.

Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common. ~ Satchel Paige.

Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood. ~ Satchel Paige.

Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige.

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.


How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? ~ Satchel Paige.

Popular Satchel Paige Quotes

If a man can beat you, walk him. ~ Satchel Paige.

I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball. ~ Satchel Paige.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a hundred times, I’m forty-four years old. ~ Satchel Paige.

Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move. ~ Satchel Paige.

When a batter swings 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.

There never was a man on Earth who pitched as much as me. ~ Satchel Paige.

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

My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat. ~ Satchel Paige.


Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching. ~ Satchel Paige.

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. ~ Satchel Paige.

You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them. ~ Satchel Paige.

Famous Satchel Paige Quotes

Smile well and often, it makes people wonder what you’ve been up to. ~ Satchel Paige.

I may not be the bestest pitcher in the world, but I sure out-cutes ’em. ~ Satchel Paige.

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.

Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do. ~ Satchel Paige.

My catcher showed up and he must have been Old Man Moses. He was so old he didn’t have to crouch. ~ Satchel Paige.

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.


The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. ~ Satchel Paige.

Within the baselines, anything can happen. Tides can reverse; oceans can open. ~ Satchel Paige.

Don’t go to college, unless to get knowledge. ~ Satchel Paige.

I am not gonna throw this smoke at your yoke, but a pea at your knee. ~ Satchel Paige.

Inspiring Satchel Paige Quotes

The idea of giving tryouts is a lot of bunk. ~ Satchel Paige.

They didn’t put the moon up there: they got no business seeing what’s there. ~ Satchel Paige.

I never had three meals in my life. ~ Satchel Paige.

I used to feel so bad before I got to the clubhouse, I didn’t know what to do. ~ Satchel Paige.

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