This collection of (serious) quotes is from baseball. Baseball seems like a sport just waiting to be quoted about. There are plenty of baseball quotes around that are funny, but these are chosen to educate, motivate and make you ponder. Enjoy.
"Today I am the greatest of all time."
You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is.
- Bob Feller
One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.
There is no room in baseball for discrimination. It is our national pastime and a game for all.
Set your goals high, and don't stop till you get there.
People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Baseball is an allegorical play about America, a poetic, complex, and subtle play of courage, fear, good luck, mistakes, patience about fate, and sober self-esteem.
It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.
You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living, but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too.
Life will always throw you curves, just keep fouling them off ... the right pitch will come, but when it does, be prepared to run the bases.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game. It will take our people out-of-doors, fill them with oxygen, give them a larger physical stoicism. Tend to relieve us from being a nervous, dyspeptic set. Repair these losses, and be a blessing to us.
The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.
There have been only two geniuses in the world. Willie Mays and Willie Shakespeare.
A game of great charm in the adoption of mathematical measurements to the timing of human movements, the exactitudes and adjustments of physical ability to hazardous chance. The speed of the legs, the dexterity of the body, the grace of the swing, the elusiveness of the slide - these are the features that make Americans everywhere forget the last syllable of a man's last name or the pigmentation of his skin.
Baseball is reassuring. It makes me feel as if the world is not going to blow up.
No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined
More than any other American sport, baseball creates the magnetic, addictive illusion that it can almost be understood.
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.
Baseball? It's just a game - as simple as a ball and a bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. It's a sport, business - and sometimes even religion.