There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.
Life is one big transition.
You only have a few years to play this game and you can't play it if you're all tied up in knots.
We devote our entire lives to becoming good ball players. We take batting practice until our hands bleed.
To me, baseball has always been a reflection of life. Like life, it adjusts. It survives everything.
I would always reserve a special place in my heart for Pittsburgh.
I see a lot of people who love their jobs. I see some garbage collectors smiling as they go about their work.
They give you a round bat and they throw you a round ball and they tell you to hit it square.
The bat is gone, but the smile remains.
To be successful, one must take chances.
I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop.
I loved to hit with men on base and with the game on the line.
My first job after my retirement from baseball was as a narrator for the Eastman Philharmonica.
It's supposed to be fun, the man says 'Play Ball' not 'Work Ball' you know.
I'm proud of the fact that I'm the only player to hit a ball completely out of Dodger Stadium.
Human beings are pampered by the Lord. Their real tests don't come until later in life.
I'm a God-fearing man who worships with my heart and with my life.
I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose.
I've witnessed thousands of superior athletes try to becomes hitters and fail at it.
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.
A World Series trophy is a wonderful thing to behold.
I love September, especially when we're in it.
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.
Simple pleasures were all the pleasures that I knew as a child.