76 Quotes About Sports

Quotes About Sports

1. 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

2. It’s good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling. – Mark Twain

3. Golf is a good walk spoiled. – Mark Twain

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

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

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

7. Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game. – Michael Jordan

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

9. As athletes, we’re used to reacting quickly. Here, it’s ‘come, stop, come, stop.’ There’s a lot of downtime. That’s the toughest part of the day. – Michael Jordan

10. If winning isn’t everything, why do they keep score? – Vince Lombardi

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

12. 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

13. Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true. – Yogi Berra

14. 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

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

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

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

18. 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

19. I’d just as soon play tennis with the net down. – Robert Frost

20. Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. – George Bernard Shaw

21. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing. – Vince Lombardi

22. 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

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

24. Adversity causes some men to break others to break records. – William Arthur Ward

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

26. I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. – Will Rogers

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

28. If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. – Erma Bombeck

29. You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you. – Yogi Berra

30. 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

31. The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green. – Ernest Hemingway

32. Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness… and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him. – Blaise Pascal

33. 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

34. I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game. – Walt Whitman

35. The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. – Billy Graham

36. 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

37. Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught. – Ambrose Bierce

38. Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field? – Jim Bouton

39. I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

41. Football is an incredible game. Sometimes it’s so incredible, it’s unbelievable. – Tom Landry

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

43. 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

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

45. You win some, lose some, and wreck some. – Dale Earnhardt

46. You don’t play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball. – Bobby Knight

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

48. Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up. – Red Auerbach

49. Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. – John Leonard

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

51. A lifetime of training for just ten seconds. – Jesse Owens

52. Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire’s eye or on the ball. – James Patrick Murray

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

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

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

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

57. If you drink don’t drive. Don’t even putt. – Dean Martin

58. Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air. – Jack Benny

59. Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. – Dave Barry

60. If you watch a game, it’s fun. If you play it, it’s recreation. If you work at it, it’s golf. – Bob Hope

61. Golf is a game in which you yell ‘fore,’ shoot six, and write down five. – Paul Harvey

62. Bobby Knight told me this: ‘There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.’ In other words a good offense wins. – Dan Quayle

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

64. Success is where preparation and opportunity meet. – Bobby Unser

65. Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness. – William Wordsworth

66. I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators. – Gerald R. Ford

67. I won’t predict anything historic. But nothing is impossible. – Michael Phelps

68. You know it’s going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black. – Charles Barkley

69. Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose. – Woodrow Wilson

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

71. Fans don’t boo nobodies. – Reggie Jackson

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

73. If you meet the Buddha in the lane, feed him the ball. – Phil Jackson

74. 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

75. Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun. – Jim Bishop

76. The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass. – Martin Mull

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