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Jackie Robinson Quotes

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A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) This ain’t fun. But you watch me, I’ll get it done  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) You’re going to be a great player, kid  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) Robinson was important to all blacks. To make it into the majors and to take all the name calling, he had to be something special. He had to take all this for years, not just for Jackie Robinson, but for the nation  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) At the beginning of the World Series of 1947, I experienced a completely new emotion when the National Anthem was played. This time, I thought, it is being played for me, as much as for anyone else  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) All the courage and competitiveness of Jackie Robinson affects me to this day. If I patterned my life after anyone it was him, not because he was the first black baseball player in the majors but because he was a hero  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) I don’t like needing anyone for anything  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) What I found fascinating was just how quickly the best of the young Negro League players were drafted into the major leagues once Branch Rickey broke the color line by hiring Jackie Robinson. It was clear that all of the major league owners already knew the talents of the black ballplayers that they had refused to let into their league  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) All though I didn’t meet him. His legend and his saga and his story is just that. Jackie Robinson, we all have to tip our hat to him. Because he made the game available to guys like me  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) I used to tell Jackie (Robinson) sometimes when they were throwing at him, ‘Jackie, they aren’t throwing at you because you are black. They are throwing at you because they don’t like you  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) People look at black pride in America and sport’s impact on it. In the major cities it took off the first time Jackie Robinson stole home. In the deep South, it started with Eddie Robinson, who took a small college in northern Louisiana with little or no funds and sent the first black to the pros and made everyone look at him and Grambling  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) He (Jackie Robinson) knew he had to do well. He knew that the future of blacks in baseball depended on it. The pressure was enormous, overwhelming, and unbearable at times. I don’t know how he held up. I know I never could have  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) He struck a mighty blow for equality, freedom and the American way of life. Jackie Robinson was a good citizen, a great man, and a true American champion  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) 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.  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) I’m not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) He (Jackie Robinson) was the greatest competitor I’ve ever seen. I’ve seen him beat a team with his bat, his ball, his glove, his feet and, in a game in Chicago one time, with his mouth  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) 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.  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) We met in an airport in Las Vegas, Harrison Ford and I, and he said, I just finished a movie called 42. I play Branch Rickey. There’s this kid in it playing Jackie Robinson. I think it’s a pretty good movie.  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) I’ve done radio interviews about this movie [42]. I feel I’m a part of this movie, since I knew Jackie Robinson. I was at his first game.  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) Jackie Robinson is a true legend  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson’s  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) Every time I look at my pocketbook, I see Jackie Robinson  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) Above anything else, I hate to lose  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) The most luxurious possession, the richest treasure anybody has, is his personal dignity  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) You’re going to be a great player, kid  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) Life is not a spectator sport  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) I ought to break this trophy into 32 pieces  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) It’s not easy to be a martyr in the field of race relations  (Jackie Robinson Quotes) I don’t think it matters what I believe, only what I do  (Jackie Robinson Quotes)
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