Quotes by Babe Ruth


It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.
– Babe Ruth

Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back.
– Babe Ruth
All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.
– Babe Ruth
All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell them I don't know except it looked good.
– Babe Ruth
As soon as I got out there I felt a strange relationship with the pitcher's mound. It was as if I'd been born out there. Pitching just felt like the most natural thing in the world. Striking out batters was easy.
– Babe Ruth
Baseball changes through the years. It gets milder.
– Babe Ruth
Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.
– Babe Ruth
Cobb is a prick. But he sure can hit. God Almighty, that man can hit.
– Babe Ruth
Don't ever forget two things I'm going to tell you. One, don't believe everything that's written about you. Two, don't pick up too many checks.
– Babe Ruth
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
– Babe Ruth
Gee, its lonesome in the outfield. It's hard to keep awake with nothing to do.
– Babe Ruth
How to hit home runs: I swing as hard as I can, and I try to swing right through the ball... The harder you grip the bat, the more you can swing it through the ball, and the farther the ball will go. I swing big, with everything I've got. I hit big or I miss big. I like to live as big as I can.
– Babe Ruth
I didn't mean to hit the umpire with the dirt, but I did mean to hit that bastard in the stands.
– Babe Ruth
I never heard a crowd boo a homer, but I've heard plenty of boos after a strikeout.
– Babe Ruth
I won't be happy until we have every boy in America between the ages of six and sixteen wearing a glove and swinging a bat.
– Babe Ruth
I'd play for half my salary if I could hit in this dump [Wrigley Field] all the time.
– Babe Ruth
I'll promise to go easier on drinking and to get to bed earlier, but not for you, fifty thousand dollars, or two-hundred and fifty thousand dollars will I give up women. They're too much fun.
– Babe Ruth
If I'd just tried for them dinky singles I could've batted around .600.
– Babe Ruth
If it wasn't for baseball, I'd be in either the penitentiary or the cemetery.
– Babe Ruth
Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
– Babe Ruth