Sports Quotes

Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.-Gary Lineker

 

 

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.-Hunter S. Thompson

 

 

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.-Bobby Unser

 

 

Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday’s success or put its failures behind and start over again. That’s the way life is, with a new game every day, and that’s the way baseball is.-Bob Feller

 

 

You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

 

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. – Barry Switzer

 

 

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.-Michael Jordan

 

 

Gold medals aren’t really made of gold. They’re made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.-Dan Gable

 

 

Champions keep playing until they get it right.-Billie Jean King

 

 

I went to a fight the other night, and a hockey game broke out.-Rodney Dangerfield

 

 

I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, wear Reebok.-Shaquille O’Neal

 

 

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.-Henry David Thoreau

 

 

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.-Jim Bouton

 

 

God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.-Eric Liddell

 

 

You can’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the farther you get.-Michael Phelps

 

 

Sports do not build character. They reveal it. – Heywood Broun

 

 

Hockey is a sport for white men. Basketball is a sport for black men. Golf is a sport for white men dressed like black pimps.-Tiger Woods

 

 

I’ll let the racket do the talking.-John McEnroe

 

 

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.-Hank Aaron

 

 

Fans don’t boo nobodies.-Reggie Jackson

 

 

Football is football and talent is talent. But the mindset of your team makes all the difference.-Robert Griffin III

 

 

People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.-Rogers Hornsby

 

 

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.-Babe Ruth

 

 

I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people’s accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man’s failures.-Earl Warren

 

 

Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don’t rush. Be quick, but don’t hurry.-Earl Monroe

 

 

Winners never quit and quitters never win. – Vince Lombardi

 

 

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is? The opportunity to play.-Mike Singletary

 

 

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.-Knute Rockne

 

 

To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.-P. G. Wodehouse

 

Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.-Herbert Hoover

 

 

Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.-Satchel Paige

 

 

Don’t play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.-Harry Vardon

 

 

The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.-Steve Garvey

 

 

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.-Mia Hamm

 

 

Nobody’s a natural. You work hard to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.-Paul Coffey

 

A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be. – Wayne Gretzky

 

 

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.-Babe Ruth

 

 

Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game.-Michael Jordan

 

 

I want to rip out his heart and feed it to Lennox Lewis. I want to kill people. I want to rip their stomachs out and eat their children.-Mike Tyson

 

 

If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.-George Brett

 

 

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.-Frank Gifford

 

 

It’s a round ball and a round bat, and you got to hit it square.-Pete Rose

 

 

The only way to prove that you’re a good sport is to lose.-Ernie Banks

 

Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.-Warren Spahn

 

 

Nobody roots for Goliath.-Wilt Chamberlain

 

 

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story. – Casey Stengel

 

 

All sports for all people.-Pierre de Coubertin

 

 

Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.-Vince Lombardi

 

 

Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer.-Ted Williams

 

 

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.-Gordie Howe

 

 

Approach the game with no preset agendas and you’ll probably come away surprised at your overall efforts.-Phil Jackson

 

 

Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.-George Orwell

 

 

If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.-Jack Lemmon

 

 

These are my new shoes. They’re good shoes. They won’t make you rich like me, they won’t make you rebound like me, they definitely won’t make you handsome like me. They’ll only make you have shoes like me. That’s it.-Charles Barkley

 

 

Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they’ve got a second.-William James

 

 

It’s just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up. – Muhammad Ali

 

 

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.-Joe Adcock

 

 

The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.-John Madden

 

 

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.-Dale Earnhardt

 

There are only two seasons – winter and Baseball.-Bill Veeck

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