A Compilation Of Sports Quotes – Some Inspiring, Some Funny


A Compilation Of Sports Quotes – Some Inspiring, Some Funny

Here is a collection of sports quotes and sayings from various athletes, coaches and sports personalities. Some are inspirational, some are humorous, others are just about sports.

Golf is so popular simply because it is the best game in the world at which to be bad.”
– A. A. Milne

“Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?”
– Al Boliska

“In this game of baseball, you live by the sword and die by it. You hit and get hit. Remember that.”
– Alvin Dark

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

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

“Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented.”
– Arnold Palmer

“Sports plays a societal role in engendering jingoist and chauvinist attitudes. They’re designed to organize a community to be committed to their gladiators.”
– Avram Noam Chomsky

“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

“Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.”
– Babe Ruth

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

“Golf is the hardest game in the world. There is no way you can ever get it. Just when you think you do, the game jumps up and puts you in your place.”
– Ben Crenshaw

“The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.”
– Ben Hogan

“Games lubricate the body and the mind.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“I find golf very relaxing. It’s a way to get away from work and get outside. It’s a lot of fun, and once you get going it’s almost kind of addictive.”
Bill Gates

“There are one-hundred fifty-four games in a season and you can find one-hundred fifty-four reasons why your team should have won every one of them.”
– Bill Klem

“You take a team with twenty-five assholes and I’ll show you a pennant. I’ll show you the New York Yankees.”
– Bill Lee

“My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.”
– Bill Toomey

“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

“The most beautiful thing in the world is a ballpark filled with people.”
– Bill Veeck

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

“Sports are a microcosm of society.”
– Billie Jean King

“Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility.”
– Billie Jean King

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

“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

“Baseball hasn’t been the national pastime for many years now – no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.”
– Bob Greene

“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

“Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course…the space between your ears.”
– Bobby Jones

“It is nothing new or original to say that golf is played one stroke at a time. But it took me many years to realize it.”
– Bobby Jones

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

“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.”
– Bobby Unser

“After I hit a home run I had a habit of running the bases with my head down. I figured the pitcher already felt bad enough without me showing him up rounding the bases.”
– Branch Rickey

“You are only as good as the coach thinks you are.”
– Brian Williams

“Life is about timing.”
– Carl Lewis

“I was lucky enough to have the talent to play baseball. That’s how I treated my career. I didn’t think I was anybody special, anybody different.”
– Carl Yastrzemski

“Most ball games are lost, not won.”
– Casey Stengel

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