Definitions for: Jackie Robinson


[n] United States baseball player; first Black to play in the major leagues (1919-1972)



Synonyms: Jack Roosevelt Robinson, Robinson

See Also: ballplayer, baseball player




Famous Quotes Containing Jackie Robinson:


When I went to Brooklyn in 1948 Jackie Robinson was at the height of his brilliant career.

-- Ernie Harwell (American Celebrity)

I am quite surprised, that with all my work, and some of it is very, very good, that nobody talks about The Miracle Worker. We're talking about Mrs. Robinson. I understand the world... I'm just a little dismayed that people aren't beyond it yet.

-- Anne Bancroft (American Actress)

I let my game do the talking. I've had incidents like that but when I compare my own story to the stories that have happened forty or fifty years ago particularly to Jackie Robinson for example.

-- Maurice Ashley (Jamaican Celebrity)

I was singing a lot of waltzes. And I was with Jerry Kennedy, my producer, and he was playing me some songs, and he said, hey, I want to play you this song that I'm going to get Jackie Ward to record.

-- Reba McEntire (American Musician)

As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie.

-- Pierre Salinger (American Public Servant)

Don't try to be like Jackie. There is only one Jackie. Study computers instead.

-- Jackie Chan (Chinese Actor)

I lived the stuff that Jackie Collins writes about.

-- Janice Dickinson (American Model)

Sugar Ray Robinson was at the top of the boxing world during the 1950's when it seemed that he would either win or lose the championship about every three or four months.

-- Dick Schaap (American Journalist)

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art, because it has an instant critic: laughter.

-- Chuck Jones (American Director)

One of the perks of being an actor is to get to meet athletes that you respect. Especially who played before my time. Brooks Robinson is one of those athletes; they just don't make them any nicer.

-- Josh Charles (American Actor)

After Jackie Robinson the most important black in baseball history is Reggie Jackson, I really mean that.

-- Reggie Jackson (American Athlete)

I wasn't trying to top Pulp Fiction with Jackie Brown. I wanted to go underneath it and make a more modest character study movie.

-- Quentin Tarantino (American Director)

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.

-- Dave Winfield (American Athlete)

Brooks Robinson belongs in a higher league.

-- Pete Rose (American Athlete)

After all those years in Asia, I don't have to do promotion anymore. We just release a Jackie Chan movie and - Boom! - people go.

-- Jackie Chan (Chinese Actor)

I was also very lucky to be a teammate of two of the greatest players to have ever played the game. I learned very early on by playing for Frank Robinson and with Henry Aaron that even the greatest players in the game were just one of the guys.

-- Robin Yount (American Athlete)

Mine was an easy ride compared to Jackie Robinson's.

-- Sidney Poitier (American Actor)

Nate Robinson has a lot of jumping ability, but I don't see Josh losing.

-- Dominique Wilkins (French Athlete)

I am still shocking people today, and I don't know why. Is it because I'm a woman talking about sex and men? One magazine said that no one writes sex in the back of a Bentley better than Jackie Collins.

-- Jackie Collins (British Author)

Jackie had a keen eye for talent, and like an elephant never forgot. And, he was always right on the mark.

-- Audrey Meadows (American Actress)

Jackie Robinson is a true legend.

-- Sidney Poitier (American Actor)

Jackie Robinson, as an athlete and as someone who was trying to make a stand for equality, he was exemplary.

-- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (American Athlete)

Almost everything in 'A Day With Wilbur Robinson' has some basis in truth. And yes, my sister did pay me to feed her grapes while she talked to her boyfriend on the phone.

-- William Joyce (American Author)

I remember traveling around in Arkansas with Senator Robinson, and I told him what this little trick was. He felt very much part of it and had me take pictures of people unbeknownst to them.

-- Ben Shahn (Lithuanian Artist)

In my opinion, Jackie is the greatest female athlete ever.

-- Marion Jones (American Athlete)

Jackie considered his resurrection, the world's best return performance.

-- Audrey Meadows (American Actress)

When Toots finally could breathe again and the blood returned to his brain, he recalled that he had not passed or been passed by Jackie at any time in the race. Toots never used foul language but he came close that night. Jackie paid.

-- Audrey Meadows (American Actress)

A lot of people ask me when I do a stunt, 'Jackie, are you scared?' Of course I'm scared. I'm not Superman.

-- Jackie Chan (Chinese Actor)

I certainly look at them very differently now, and enjoy Jackie Chan movies and movies like that.

-- Chiaki Kuriyama (Japanese Actress)

Mrs. Robinson is a little dated now, but it has nothing to do with Joe DiMaggio.

-- Paul Simon (American Musician)

Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband's assassination. She was especially wonderful to me.

-- Pierre Salinger (American Public Servant)

To be compared to Jackie Robinson is an enormous compliment, but I don't think it's necessarily deserved.

-- Sidney Poitier (American Actor)

I have the background singers of Ray Charles, the background singers of Smokey Robinson, and the background singers of Barry White and I built a choir around that.

-- Della Reese (American Musician)

Well, that's the old story I heard about the Jackie Chan films. That, like, Jackie Chan will just keep going and when crew members drop he just replaces them. I don't know if that's true but after having worked in Japan I believe it might be true.

-- Sarah Michelle Gellar (American Actress)

I want to be remembered for Swiss Family Robinson and Old Yeller. I think Swiss is probably my favorite film.

-- Tommy Kirk (American Actor)


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