Sports Quotes And Sayings From Sportsmen, Coaches, And Others

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Sports Quotes And Sayings From Sportsmen, Coaches, And Others

Here is a compilation of over 250 sports quotes from various players, managers, and other famous persons. You may find some inspirational and others rather funny.


“Why do you like show jumping?” “… Beauty and excitement. The elements of trust, talent, training, love, and danger make show jumping a thrilling and aesthetic experience. It’s really the ultimate test of two nervous systems–the kinetic transfer of the rider’s muscle to the horse‘s muscle enables them to clear those jumps. And there’s nothing like it–horse and rider forming an arc of beauty, efficiency, and power, like a double helix.” “DNA,” “Yes, DNA, the code to life.”
– Ainslie Sheridan

“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

“I can’t believe it. I can’t believe it. Football. Bloody hell.”
– Alex Ferguson

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

“I’ve told Billy if I ever caught him cheating, I wouldn’t kill him because I love his children and they need a dad. But I would beat him up. I know where all of his sports injuries are.”
– Angelina Jolie

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

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”
– Babe Ruth

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

“America has designated football as the international sport, but the rest of the world continues to apply the metric system inconsistently.”
РBauvard, Evergreens Are Prudish

“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.”
– Ben Hogan

“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

“Everything you need is already inside.”
– Bill Bowerman

“A lot of football success is in the mind. You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are.”
– Bill Shankly

“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

“Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.”
– 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

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

“What’s unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty.”
– Bob Verdi

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

“Developing better people should be the number one goal for any coach when dealing with kids. In trying to develop better people, we are going to develop more and better pros.”
– Bobby Orr

“Growing up, if I hadn’t had sports, I don’t know where I’d be. God only knows what street corners I’d have been standing on and God only knows what I’d have been doing, but instead I played hockey and went to school and stayed out of trouble.”
– Bobby Orr

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

“Pain? Yes, of course. Racing without pain is not racing. But the pleasure of being ahead outweighed the pain a million times over. To hell with the pain. What’s six minutes of pain compared to the pain they’re going to feel for the next six months or six decades. You never forget your wins and losses in this sport. YOU NEVER FORGET.”
РBrad Alan Lewis, Assault on Lake Casitas

“I’m the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.”
– Bret Hart

“Life is about timing.”
– Carl Lewis

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