Sports - Quotes & Sayings

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It's good sportsmanship to not pick up lost golf balls while they are still rolling.

Mark Twain

Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world.

Babe Ruth

Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Vince Lombardi

I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match.

Mia Hamm

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

Babe Ruth

You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.

Bobby Knight

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

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

Satchel Paige

Just be patient. Let the game come to you. Don't rush. Be quick, but don't hurry.

Earl Monroe

For many sports fans, the onset of fall only means one thing: It's football season!

Marcus Samuelsson

To find a man's true character, play golf with him.

P. G. Wodehouse

If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.

George Brett

You know how sports teach kids teamwork and how to be strong and brave and confident? Improv was my sport. I learned how to not waffle and how to hold a conversation, how to take risks and actually be excited to fail.

Emma Stone

Golf is a game in which you yell 'fore,' shoot six, and write down five.

Paul Harvey

Thank you... fantasy football draft, for letting me know that even in my fantasies, I am bad at sports.

Jimmy Fallon

There are only two seasons - winter and Baseball.

Bill Veeck

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

People love video games because they do things they obviously can't do in real life. That's especially true with sports games because fans love to step into the shoes of their favorite athletes.

Ralph Baer

I think what endurance sports teach you is to stay dedicated, stay focused, and also to understand you're going to have ups and downs, but you need to keep running right through them.

Kyrsten Sinema

That's one thing you learn in sports. You don't give up; you fight to the finish.

Louis Zamperini

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

Rodney Dangerfield

My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.

Hank Aaron

Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.

Dave Barry

I photographed all kinds of sports - Formula 1, Formula Atlantic. And anybody who knows me knows that, from the day they invented video cameras, I used to lug them around when you had to carry the pack here and the big camera here, plus the diaper bag and a baby and the purse or whatever.

Christie Brinkley

If you look at all aspects of all sports, everything comes down to basics and fundamentals.

Robbie Lawler

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.

Knute Rockne

In sports, you simply aren't considered a real champion until you have defended your title successfully. Winning it once can be a fluke; winning it twice proves you are the best.

Althea Gibson

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

Billie Jean King

Bowling is all physics and energy distribution. It's F = ma. So it is actually one of the most science-y sports, because it literally is just a ball and a surface and objects to knock down.

Chris Hardwick

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

As parents, we need to send our kids back to 'old-fashioned' outdoor summer camps, which have been on the decline as the demand for sports and academics-based camps has risen. We need to fight budget cuts to public parks programs and resist closures of public swimming pools and playgrounds.

Darell Hammond

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

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.

William Wordsworth

I sort of try to write everything for me. I'm a huge sports fan but have no interest in minutiae. I don't remember who won Super Bowls five years ago or listen to sports talk radio. I'm trying to make sure the jokes are self-contained so they're accessible to everyone.

Norm MacDonald

I think that in figure skating, and in sports in general, that when you're young, it's considered a huge advantage because you're fearless, and you also don't have bad past experiences. But with age comes experience, and I have found that my experience is a huge advantage to me as a competitor.

Adam Rippon

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.

Jack Lemmon

Golf is a good walk spoiled.

Mark Twain

It takes a tremendous amount of skill to be a football player. And some of these guys have enough skills to do other sports. Soccer could be one. Basketball could be another. Things where you need incredible hand-eye coordination are always options. I think a football player would be able to adapt to a lot of sports.

Troy Polamalu

As you become a legend in the game, you build more doubters than you build supporters. And that's fine. I think that comes with anything that's challenging. I think it even comes with sports. The older that Michael Jordan got, I think the more doubted he became.

Nelly

All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.

Gordie Howe

I'm a competitive person and I love the challenge of mastering new things.

Sasha Cohen

I have a Ph.D. in philosophy and sports science. At 14, I went through this really tough Soviet training system. A lot of my roommates got psychologically broken or physically injured. Either you came through, or you were out. I made my Ph.D. work in the field of young athletes aged 14-19 because at this age any human is changing.

Wladimir Klitschko

Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.

Barry Switzer

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

I'm a pretty agile guy, especially being taller and having done martial arts from about the age of 13, but parkour is one of those sports that I wish I'd discovered sooner. When my nephew first showed me, I thought, 'Damn - I'm too old for this.'

Paul Walker

You've got to enjoy time with your family and friends, and if you're involved in sports franchises, those peak moments in playoff games. You have to enjoy life.

Paul Allen

I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.

Rogers Hornsby

When I get into a bad mood, I do sports and then everything's OK. And then I go and make decisions, however painful they may be.

Dmitry Medvedev

A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.

Jesse Owens

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.

Jim Bouton