Baseball life is a tough life on the family.

- Nolan Ryan

Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.

- Nolan Ryan

One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a while you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.

- Nolan Ryan

I am going to spend my time today just thanking the people that played a role in my career, because I truly do believe that I was blessed by a lot of people that paths crossed mine as I went down the road in my career.

- Nolan Ryan

My job is to give my team a chance to win.

- Nolan Ryan

It took me a while to figure that out and to realize what a gift that I had been given. And when I finally did, I dedicated myself to be the best pitcher I possibly could be, for as long as I possibly could be.

- Nolan Ryan

And I'm a believer that you take a negative and turn it into a positive, and as it turned out, it was one of the best things that ever happened to me. And so I do appreciate the Ranger staff and the Ranger organization for giving me that opportunity.

- Nolan Ryan

And when I retired, trust me, not only did Nolan Ryan, but the entire Ryan family had withdrawals from baseball. And it was tough.

- Nolan Ryan

I feel very fortunate that I played for the four organizations I did.

- Nolan Ryan

I can honestly say it took two full years for me to get over the fact that I was no longer a baseball player.

- Nolan Ryan