"I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Willie Stargell on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Willie Stargell on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Willie Stargell on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Willie Stargell on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Willie Stargell on Mark Twain
"I never search for a reason why - I have faith in the Lord's purpose."
"There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street."
"Judgment traps you within the limitations of your comparisons. It inhibits freedom."
"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."
"That's where the future lies, in the youth of today."