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Willie Stargell Quotes and Sayings

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There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family,
a smile as I pass someone on the street.
- Willie Stargell

Related topics: Family

The bat is gone, but the smile remains.
- Willie Stargell

I wasn't out drinking and abusing my body.
I simply loved to go out and dance.
- Willie Stargell

Baseball for me was instinctive, born within me,
given to me as a gift from God.
- Willie Stargell

 

Reporters often forget that athletes are human beings.
- Willie Stargell

I flailed my arm in a throwing motion before I could even walk.
- Willie Stargell

Love soothes wounds, while hatred and violence deepen them.
- Willie Stargell

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Oakland revolved around Forbes Field.
Nothing in the city could match that atmosphere.
- Willie Stargell

I eventually became proud of my strikeouts,
because each one represented another learning experience.
- Willie Stargell

I never did allow anything to keep me from my kids.
They're the most important part of my life.
- Willie Stargell

Never was I booed.
- Willie Stargell

To be successful, one must take chances.
- Willie Stargell

Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child.
- Willie Stargell

I love September, especially when we're in it.
- Willie Stargell

Unfortunately, inner feelings and potential are often stunted by our parents,
relatives or peers.
- Willie Stargell

I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose.
- Willie Stargell

To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life.
Like life, it adjusts.
It survives everything.
- Willie Stargell

When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news.
We don't need any reporter telling us how badly we played.
- Willie Stargell

I gave out stars whenever an appropriate situation presented itself.
- Willie Stargell

We all wore a 21 patch that one season as a silent
tribute to our deceased teammate Roberto.
- Willie Stargell

Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world.
It's not the home-run hitters.
- Willie Stargell

I owe a large part of my success to Joe Brown,
who helped me both as a player and a person.
- Willie Stargell

They give you a round bat and they throw you a round
ball and they tell you to hit it square.
- Willie Stargell

I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play
as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.
- Willie Stargell

If a reporter doesn't like the person he's writing about,
it shows up in his article.
- Willie Stargell

I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit
a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium.
- Willie Stargell

We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players.
We take batting practice until our hands bleed.
- Willie Stargell

I've witnessed thousands of superior athletes try to
becomes hitters and fail at it.
- Willie Stargell

It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.
- Willie Stargell

I've always been a slave to my heart.
- Willie Stargell

My first job after my retirement from baseball was
as a narrator for the Eastman Philharmonica.
- Willie Stargell

To middle-class parents, the project team may have
seemed unfit for children,
but it was exactly what I needed.
- Willie Stargell

Playing baseball was my dream, and no amount of money could sway my opinion.
- Willie Stargell

That's where the future lies, in the youth of today.
- Willie Stargell

Life is one big transition.
- Willie Stargell

Helping someone is what life is all about.
- Willie Stargell

I don't really feel that I deserve all my applause.
- Willie Stargell

I loved to hit with men on base and with the game on the line.
- Willie Stargell

Never had I had so many friends and so much fun as I did in the projects.
- Willie Stargell

I was the most powerful left-handed hitter in the Alameda area.
- Willie Stargell

I'm a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life.
- Willie Stargell

I see a lot of people who love their jobs.
I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work.
- Willie Stargell

I always said that when it was time to retire,
I would know it, and I would just tip my hat to the crowds.
- Willie Stargell

You only have a few years to play this game and you
can't play it if you're all tied up in knots.
- Willie Stargell

Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons.
It inhibits freedom.
- Willie Stargell

I was always a self-proclaimed poor slider.
- Willie Stargell

I was bred as an outcast, part Negro and part Seminole,
in my early years raised as an Indian.
- Willie Stargell

I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh.
- Willie Stargell

A World Series trophy is a wonderful thing to behold.
- Willie Stargell

The Giants were a good team, but our biggest enemy
was said to be Candlestick Park.
- Willie Stargell

Human beings are pampered by the Lord.
Their real tests don't come until later in life.
- Willie Stargell

People like us are afraid to leave ball.
What else is there to do? When baseball has been your whole life,
you can't think about a future without it,
so you hang on as long as you can.
- Willie Stargell

I'm always amazed when a pitcher becomes angry at a
hitter for hitting a home run off him.
When I strike out, I don't get angry at the pitcher,
I get angry at myself.
I would think that if a pitcher threw up a home run ball,
he should be angry at himself.
- Willie Stargell

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
- Helen Keller

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Where There is Love,
Nothing is Missing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

Fully experience THIS moment -
breathe in, breathe out - nothing more.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher


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