Selected Quotes about Sports

I strongly believe the black culture spends too much time, energy and effort raising, praising, and teasing our black children about the dubious glories of professional sports. -- Arthur Ashe

I run because it's my passion, and not just a sport. Every time I walk out the door, I know why I'm going where I'm going and I'm already focused on that special place where I find my peace and solitude. Running, to me, is more than just a physical exercise... it's a consistent reward for victory! -- Sasha Azevedo

How many charming talents have been spoiled by the instilled desire to do 'important' work! Some people are born to lift heavy weights. Some are born to juggle with golden balls. -- Max Beerbohm

Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. -- Yogi Berra

Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead. -- Erma Bombeck

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

For people to judge a man's worth and his very manhood according to the way he feels about sport, and not to recognize it for the piddly, inconsequential goings on that it really is ... -- Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess

This phrase, "Citius, Altius, Fortius" is the Olympic Motto. -- Pierre de Coubertin

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

If it weren't for baseball, many kids wouldn't know what a millionaire looked like. -- Phyllis Diller

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness. -- Seneca (Seneca the Elder)

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

The human spirit sublimates the impulses it thwarts: a healthy sex life mitigates the lust for other sports. -- Piet Hein

My life is like a zombie movie! I survive game after game after game, but the football just keeps coming! The only way to stop team sports is to aim for the head. -- Matt Milby

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

From speech in an Olympic Education event, 4 November 2000. -- Voula Patoulidou

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. -- General George Patton

Not every age is fit for childish sports. -- Titus Maccius Plautus

For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name, He marks-not that you won or lost- But how you played the game. -- Grantland Rice

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it-as long as you really believe 100 percent. -- Arnold Schwarzenegger

If all the year were playing holidays; To sport would be as tedious as to work. -- William Shakespeare

Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that. -- Bill Shankly

Desire is the most important factor in the success of any athlete. -- Willie Shoemaker

The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost. -- George Shultz

Sport is imposing order on what was chaos. -- Anthony Starr

Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein. -- Joe Theismann

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records. -- William Arthur Ward

Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings. -- George F. Will

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. -- George F. Will

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. -- George Will

It's not so important who starts the game but who finishes it. -- John Wooden

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