Quotes by Satchel Paige

Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter.
– Satchel Paige
Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common.
– Satchel Paige
Airplanes may kill you, but they ain't likely to hurt you.
– Satchel Paige
Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
– Satchel Paige
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
– Satchel Paige
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?
– Satchel Paige
I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
– Satchel Paige
I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
– Satchel Paige
I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me.
– 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
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
I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times, I'm forty-four years old.
– Satchel Paige
If a man can beat you, walk him.
– Satchel Paige
It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body.
– Satchel Paige
Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move.
– 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
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
My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball away from the bat.
– Satchel Paige
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
The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
– Satchel Paige