"Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it don't matter."
"Ain't no man can avoid being born average, but there ain't no man got to be common."
"He (Bill Veeck) asked me to throw at a cigarette as a plate and I threw four out of five over it."
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"
"I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball."
"I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench."
"I don't know what you're going to do Mr. (Dizzy) Dean, but I'm not going to give up any runs if we have to stay here all night."
"If a man can beat you, walk him."
"I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me."
"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."
"It's funny what a few no-hitters do for a body."
"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."
"I've said it once and I'll say it a a hundred times, I'm forty-four years old."
"Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don't move."
"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."
"My pitching philosophy is simple - keep the ball way from the bat."
"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."
"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."
"Smokey Joe (Williams) could throw harder than anyone."
"The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal."
"There never was a man on Earth who pitched as much as me, but the more I pitched, the stronger my arm would get."
"There you is (after he walked a batter, told him this then stuck out the next three hitters) and there you is going to stay."
"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."
"Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching."
"You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat."