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  • Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.
  • Avoid running at all times
  • I never threw an illegal pitch
  • Age is a case of mind over matter
  • I ain’t ever had a job, I just always played baseball
  • There never was a man on earth who pitched as much as me. But the more I pitched, the stronger my arm would get.
  • Essentially, they were all variations of his fastball
  • How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
  • Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common
  • It’s funny what a few no-hitters do for a body
  • Just take the ball and throw it where you want to. Throw strikes. Home plate don’t move.
  • The crowd was surprised when I struck out the side
  • There never was a man on Earth who pitched as much as me, but the more I pitched, the stronger my arm would get
  • You gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat
  • I know I can pitch
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Never let your head hang down
  • I don't generally like running. I believe in training by rising gently up and down from the bench.
  • Don't eat fried food, it angries up the blood.
  • You look for his weakness and while you’re looking for it, he’s liable to hit forty-five home runs
  • Go very lightly on vices such as carrying on in society
  • When the green’s floating around, make sure you get your share
  • Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely to hurt you
  • How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
  • 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.
  • I was born in August, no July, 1908
  • They said I was the greatest pitcher they ever saw…I couldn’t understand why they couldn’t give me no justice.
  • Avoid fried foods, which angry up the blood
  • I was so scared that pilot and me was like husband and wife until we landed
  • Just take the ball and throw it where you want to
  • I don’t know what you’re going to do Mr
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Won-lost was only 1-1 on the tour, but they batted only
  • Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.
  • 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
  • If a man can beat you, walk him
  • Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.
  • I’m not gonna knock you down now
  • Don’t look back
  • One time he hit a line drive right past my ear
  • Work like you don’t need the money
  • He asked me to throw at a cigarette as a plate and I threw four out of five over it
  • Money and women
  • They said I was the greatest pitcher they ever saw — I couldn’t understand why they couldn’t give me no justice
  • Age is a question of mind over matter
  • Don’t go to college, unless to get knowledge
  • The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second class citizen to a second class immortal.
  • They want me to be old so I give ‘em what they want
  • I never had a job. I always played baseball.
  • My pitching philosophy is simple – keep the ball way from the bat
  • I never rush myself
  • Mother always told me, if you tell a lie, always rehearse it. If it don't sound good to you, it won't sound good to no one else.
  • If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts
  • I never rush myself. See, they can't start the game without me.
  • If a man can beat you, walk him.
  • 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
  • I don’t generally like running
  • You win a few, you lose a few
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
  • How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?
  • With women it’s like this
  • I was down there, dragging a bag
  • The only change is that baseball has turned Paige from a second-class citizen to a second class immortal
  • I never had a job
  • Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move
  • Since I threw those rocks so straight, I guess it was just natural that I started firing a baseball
  • I use my single windup, my double windup, my triple windup, my hesitation windup, my no windup
  • My catcher showed up and he must have been Old Man Moses
  • I sure get laughs when I see in the papers where some major league pitcher says he gets a sore arm because he’s overworked and he pitches every four days
  • Any big league starter who hits
  • I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a a hundred times, I’m forty-four years old
  • I may not be the bestest pitcher in the world, but I sure out-cutes ’em
  • Sometimes i sits and thinks and sometimes i just sits
  • If I’m lying, I’m dying
  • Mother always told me, if you tell a lie, always rehearse it
  • I can show you a man who says I’m over 60
  • Don’t eat fried food, it angries up the blood
  • You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.
  • You ain’t seen no speed yet
  • There you is and there you is going to stay
  • Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.
  • Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
  • I ain’t as fast as I used to be, but I’m a better pitcher
  • Don’t pray when it rains if you don’t pray when the sun shines
  • My pitching philosophy is simple; you gotta keep the ball off the fat part of the bat.
  • Never let the odds keep you from pursuing what you know in your heart you were meant to do
  • I never threw an illegal pitch. The trouble is, once in a while I would toss one that ain’t never been seen by this generation.
  • I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball.
  • When I was ten and when I was fifty, there was one thing I could do – play baseball