>reporter: do you ever have a bad day?
buck o’neil: what is that?
reporter: really. do you ever have a bad day?
buck: no. there are no bad days.
reporter: but you would have so much reason to be bitter…
buck: i stayed at some of the best hotels in the world. they just happened to be black hotels. i ate at some of the best restaurants in the world. they just happened to be black restaurants. in fact, those were better than most of the white restaurants because some of the best cooks in the world at the time were black.
reporter: but i guess someone would say to you: how could you not hate?
buck: where does hate get you?
– The Soul of Baseball: A Road Trip Through Buck O’Neil’s America – Joe Posnanski