Famous Sports Quotes And Sayings


Famous Sports Quotes And Sayings

Here are some popular or famous sports quotes and sayings from various coaches, athletes and other sports personalities. Some are inspirational, some are funny, others are just about sports.

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

“I don’t know why people question the academic training of an athlete. Fifty percent of the doctors in this country graduated in the bottom half of their classes.”
– Al Mcguire

“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

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

“Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don’t you?”
– Ben Hogan

“Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing.”
– Ben Hogan

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

“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

“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

“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

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

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

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

“Life is about timing.”
– Carl Lewis

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

“If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.”
– Charles Barkley

“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

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

“There was endless action – not just football, but sailboats, tennis and other things: movement. There was endless talk – the ambassador at the head of the table laying out the prevailing wisdom, but everyone else weighing in with their opinions and taking part.”
– Charles Spalding

“Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of necessary evil to the luxury of baseball, like the odor that follows an automobile.”
– Christy Mathewson

“You win some, lose some, and wreck some.”
– Dale Earnhardt

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

“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

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

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

“Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.”
– Doug Collins

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

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

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

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