Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Biography

Author Profession: US baseball player
Born: January 31, 1919
Died: October 24, 1972
Birth Sign: Aquarius

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Jackie Robinson quotes

A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.

I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.

Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life.

The right of every American to first-class citizenship is the most important issue of our time.

There's not an American in this country free until every one of us is free.

Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he's losing; nobody wants you to quit when you're ahead.

This ain't fun. But you watch me, I'll get it done.

It kills me to lose. If I'm a troublemaker, and I don't think that my temper makes me one, then it's because I can't stand losing. That's the way I am about winning, all I ever wanted to do was finish first.

Above anything else, I hate to lose.

The way I figured it, I was even with baseball and baseball with me. The game had done much for me, and I had done much for it.

I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label.

How you played in yesterday's game is all that counts.

Pop flies, in a sense, are just a diversion for a second baseman. Grounders are his stock trade.

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately. Peter Falk bio

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger

Most people have a blank slate and can start from nothing. But for me, I had to break a bad habit that I've been doing all of my life, which is freestyle hip-hop. Roshon Fegan

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