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Sports Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sports

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

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

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

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

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

 

Baseball is a public trust.
Players turn over, owners turn over and certain commissioners turn over.
But baseball goes on.
- Peter Ueberroth

There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball.
Unfortunately, neither of them works.
- Charley Lau

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

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

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

I was showing early symptoms of becoming a professional baseball man.
I was lying to the press.
- Roger Kahn

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

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

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

Fans don't boo nobodies.
- Reggie Jackson

Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club,
don't you?
- Ben Hogan

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
- Jesse Owens

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

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

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

I play in the low 80s.
If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.
- Joe E. Lewis

What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million
is that he carries no warranty.
- Bob Verdi

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

The difference in golf and government is that in golf
you can't improve your lie.
- George Deukmejian

Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
- Bobby Unser

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

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

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
- Vince Lombardi

The triple is the most exciting play in baseball.
Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood
why fans are so obsessed with them.
- Hank Aaron

The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that
Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that
anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
- Bernie Lincicome

Good, better, best.
Never let it rest.
Until your good is better and your better is best.
- Tim Duncan

Overall the fundamentals seem to be there and he's
obviously got a very mature head on his shoulders.
He's got a kind of presence.
- Nick Price

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

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

Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare.
They are consumed in twelve minutes.
Half-times take twelve minutes.
This is not coincidence.
- Erma Bombeck

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

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

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

What other people may find in poetry or art museums,
I find in the flight of a good drive.
- Arnold Palmer

Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
- Al Boliska

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

The integrity of the game is everything.
- Peter Ueberroth

The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
- Bob Verdi

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

If you are going to throw a club, it is important to throw it ahead of you,
down the fairway, so you don't have to waste energy
going back to pick it up.
- Tommy Bolt

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

Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
- Joe Garagiola

Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking
place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
- Billie Jean King

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

I won't predict anything historic.
But nothing is impossible.
- Michael Phelps

Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Tennis and golf are best played, not watched.
- Roger Kahn

The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
- Bob Lemon

You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
- Yogi Berra

You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money.
I love bike racing.
- Greg LeMond

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

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

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

Sometimes in football you have to score goals.
- Thierry Henry

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

Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain

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

Wrestling is ballet with violence.
- Jesse Ventura

I'll be floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee.
- Muhammad Ali

Baseball is almost the only orderly thing in a very unorderly world.
If you get three strikes, even the best lawyer in the world can't get you off.
- Bill Veeck

Winning is habit.
Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

Bulls do not win bull fights.
People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

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

Most ball games are lost, not won.
- Casey Stengel

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

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


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