"I found myself in a race with Mother Nature to play as much baseball as I could before she forced me to stop."
"Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises."Willie Stargell on Pedro Calderon de la Barca
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."Willie Stargell on Anais Nin
"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better."Willie Stargell on Albert Einstein
"I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes."Willie Stargell on e. e. cummings
"All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind."Willie Stargell on Abraham Lincoln
"I eventually became proud of my strikeouts, because each one represented another learning experience."
"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."