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Sport Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sport

Please enjoy these Sport Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Business is a combination of war and sport.
- Andre Maurois

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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

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

Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
- Juan Antonio Samaranch

 

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport.
To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training,
diet and mental approach.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

In most places in the country, voting is looked upon as a right and a duty,
but in Chicago it's a sport.
- Dick Gregory

As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
- Irvin S. Cobb

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Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

The first thing is to love your sport.
Never do it to please someone else.
It has to be yours.
- Peggy Fleming

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

A country can truly call itself sporting when the majority
of its people feel a personal need for sport.
- Pierre de Coubertin

To win in Australia, for me, has to be the ultimate
success because the Aussies live for sport.
- Ian Botham

I always wanted to help make tennis a team sport.
- Billie Jean King

I have no use for people who hunt for what they call sport.
- Mercedes McCambridge

There is nothing more exciting in sport when the top
two countries in the world are battling for the Ashes.
- Ian Botham

The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch and imitate a champion.
- Jean-Claude Killy

The starting line of the New York Marathon is kind
of like a giant time bomb behind you about to go off.
It is the most spectacular start in sport.
- Bill Rodgers

My introduction to track racing was through the background
of cross country running,
which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
- Roger Bannister

Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Anybody can be a runner...
We were meant to move.
We were meant to run.
It's the easiest sport.
- Bill Rodgers

In response to the challenge of strangers,
sport arose as a sublimated representation of a community's
armed might as well as its pride of place and clan.
- John Thorn

It's not only hockey, it's every sport.
You know, it's a big event.
- Peter Forsberg

See, I respect boxing because it has given me so much
and that's why I will never allow anyone to mistreat
the sport of boxing if I can help it.
- Alexis Arguello

I am as hungry now as I was when I began in the sport.
If anything, I am probably a bit hungrier.
It is because I know there are fewer tomorrows than yesterdays.
- Allen Johnson

I didn't aspire to be a good sport; 'champion' was good enough for me.
- Fred Perry

Sometimes people think that if you're always helping
people up and never hit someone with a hard foul,
you're automatically a good sport.
I don't believe that.
- Sue Wicks

You can be a little lonely because it's an individual sport.
- Guy Forget

Tennis is a psychological sport, you have to keep a clear head.
That is why I stopped playing.
- Boris Becker

Here were these college kids beating the Soviets and
going on to the Olympic Gold Medal.
To me, that's the greatest upset of all time in any
sport that I can think of.
- Jim McKay

Sport must be amateur or it is not sport.
Sports played professionally are entertainment.
- Avery Brundage

Isn't cricket supposed to be a team sport? I feel people
should decide first whether cricket is a team game or an individual sport.
- Sachin Tendulkar

I think a big part of our attraction to sport movies
are the stories contained within the sports.
- Rachel Griffiths

The commercialization of sport is the democratization of sport.
- Andrew Young

What is nice about this sport is that I am responsible for most everything.
- Sergei Bubka

Squash has been my life and I owe a lot to the sport.
- Jahangir Khan

Professional golf is the only sport where,
if you win 20% of the time, you're the best.
- Jack Nicklaus

In no way can sport be considered a luxury object.
- Pierre de Coubertin

I'm the biggest fighter in the history of the sport.
If you don't believe it, check the cash register.
- Mike Tyson

All the intelligence and talent in the world can't make a singer.
The voice is a wild thing.
It can't be bred in captivity.
It is a sport, like the silver fox.
It happens.
- Willa Cather

It's not a sport you get famous at.
If I wanted to be famous, I would have stuck with hockey.
- Eric Heiden

Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat.
Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes.
A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion.
- Ernie Harwell

The thing about sport, any sport, is that swearing is very much part of it.
- Jimmy Greaves

Baseball is a red-blooded sport for red-blooded men.
It's no pink tea, and mollycoddles had better stay out.
It's a struggle for supremacy, a survival of the fittest.
- Ty Cobb

As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods;
they kill us for their sport.
- William Shakespeare

Serious sport is war minus the shooting.
- George Orwell

It must be wonderful sport to contradict each other.
- Queen Juliana

You can't completely control the sport -
Tiger Woods comes close.
The test is against yourself and nature's own way.
I find golf a particularly good metaphor for this story.
- Robert Redford

A vote for Japan is a vote for the future of rugby.
We will do our best to make rugby a global sport.
- Yoshiro Mori

Great American sport.
Horseshoes is a very great game.
I love it.
- Dan Quayle

I love sport because I love life, and sport is one
of the basic joys of life.
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia

All of my activities are so pedestrian.
The extreme sport I play is ping pong.
And we play it hard.
If any of you suckers want to step up to the table,
be ready.
- Seth Green

As an Olympic champion gymnast, I have always stayed involved in my sport.
- Nadia Comaneci

It has nothing to do with swimming.
That happens to be my sport.
I'm trying to see how far I can go.
- Mark Spitz

They want a lip print for their autograph books.
I'm a sport; I go along.
- Cleo Moore

Chess is a sport.
The main object in the game of chess remains the achievement of victory.
- Max Euwe

I have the opportunity to be part of swimming history.
To take the sport to a new level would be an honor for me.
There's no better time to try this than now.
- Michael Phelps

My sport taught me what I could do with my talents,
whether in the rink or in the rest of my life.
- Peggy Fleming

My body is a vehicle for the mechanics of my sport.
- Gabrielle Reece

Biography, like big game hunting, is one of the recognized forms of sport,
and it is as unfair as only sport can be.
- Philip Guedalla

Sport is the habitual and voluntary cultivation of
intensive physical effort.
- Pierre de Coubertin

To me, it doesn't matter how good you are.
Sport is all about playing and competing.
Whatever you do in cricket and in sport,
enjoy it, be positive and try to win.
- Ian Botham

I'm for a drug-free sport and always will be.
- Marion Jones

My first love is the sport, and it will always be my priority.
- Linford Christie

Sport can bring communities together and can release
a lot of pent-up emotions.
- Ian Botham

I walked away from the sport for 17 years,
then started swimming again recently in a master's program.
- Mark Spitz

I call tennis the McDonald's of sport -
you go in,
they make a quick buck out of you, and you're out.
- Pat Cash

I'd like to design something like a city or a museum.
I want to do something hands on rather than just play
golf which is the sport of the religious right.
- Brad Pitt

Quite simply the Games are the biggest opportunity
sport in this country has ever had.
It is one that we must not squander.
- Sebastian Coe

I ran track, and basically played every sport.
- Leigh Steinberg

By the time you get to your ball, if you don't know what to do with it,
try another sport.
- Julius Boros


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