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Sports quotes by M.C. Mary Kom
#1. What did I hope to gain from my game and from putting my parents through all this? The truth is that I loved to play. My body was fit and my mind raring to go. But I also hoped that I would get a government job through the sports quota. #Quote by M.C. Mary Kom
Sports quotes by Kevin Hart
#2. The racehorses assemble at the starting barrier in all the finery of a mediaeval pageant, the jockeys in silks like figures from a Tarot pack, the bookies in leather and tweeds standing beside their boards each confident that the future has been controlled. #Quote by Kevin Hart
Sports quotes by Jean Cocteau
#3. The speed of a runaway horse counts for nothing. #Quote by Jean Cocteau
Sports quotes by Bill Watterson
#4. The center snaps the ball to the quarterback!"
"No he doesn't!"
"He doesn't?"
"NO! Secretly, he's the quarterback for the other team! He keeps the ball!"
"A traitor!"
"Calvin breaks for the goal."
"Wheeee! He's at the 30... the 20... the 10! Nobody can catch him!"
"Nobody wants to! Your running toward your own goal!"
"When I learned that you were a spy, I switched goals. This is your goal and mine's hidden!"
"You'll never find it in a million years!"
"I don't need to find it as a traitor to your team, crossing my goal counts as crossing your goal!"
"Ah, so you might think so..."
"In fact, I know so!"
"But the place I hid my goal is right on top of your goal, so the points will go to me!"
"But the fact is, I'm really a double agent! I'm on your team after all, which means you'll lose points if I cross your goal! Ha ha!"
"But I'm a traitor too, so I'm really on your team! I want you to cross my goal! The points will go to your team, which is really my team!"
"That would be true... if I were a football player!"
"You mean...?"
"I'm actually a badminton player disguised as a double-agent football player!!"
"And I'm actually a volleyball-croquet-polo player!"
"Sooner or later, all our games turn into CalvinBall."
"No cheating! #Quote by Bill Watterson
Sports quotes by George Will
#5. Sports is a moral undertaking because it requires of participants, and it schools spectators in the appreciation of, noble things - courage, grace under pressure, sportsmanship. #Quote by George Will
Sports quotes by George Herbert
#6. Play not for gain, but sport. Who plays for more
Than he can lose with pleasure, stakes his heart;
Perhaps his wife's too, and whom she hath bore. #Quote by George Herbert
Sports quotes by Martin Bashir
#7. For watching sports, I tend to drink Guinness; early evenings always begin well with a Grey Goose and tonic with plenty of lime; and on a cold winter's night, there's nothing quite like a glass of Black Maple Hill ... an absolute peach of a bourbon. #Quote by Martin Bashir
Sports quotes by Elon Musk
#8. Nobody wants to buy a $60,000 electric Civic. But people will pay $90,000 for an electric sports car. #Quote by Elon Musk
Sports quotes by Michael Milken
#9. Earlier in this century, philanthropy often flowed from the wills of dead industrialists. In recent decades, it's as likely to have come from a very alive business leader, entertainer, artist or sports star. The most effective of these patrons begin the process of giving by asking what they care about passionately. #Quote by Michael Milken
Sports quotes by Jason Statham
#10. I used to play a lot of racket sports, tennis and squash. #Quote by Jason Statham
Sports quotes by Rick Wakeman
#11. Sparks is a sporting charity that puts on golf tournaments for sick children, and my animal charities include Oldham Cats and Feline Care, a big cat charity close to me in Norfolk. I'm also a Freemason and the money they raise for charity is phenomenal. #Quote by Rick Wakeman
Sports quotes by Nick Carroll
#12. If you're going to make a big wave, you have to be totally unified with everything that's happening ... Maybe in the moment of having to know everything all at once you burst through the barriers of trying to put things in order. #Quote by Nick Carroll
Sports quotes by Rafael Nadal
#13. For sure, with golf it's not a physically demanding sport like tennis. That's what makes tennis great - you combine both things. It's a very mental sport and at the same time can be dramatically physical. But I do admire the mentality of sport more than the physicality because physical performance is much easier to practice than mental performance. #Quote by Rafael Nadal
Sports quotes by Tom Tryon
#14. The inferior creatures groan under your cruelties. You hunt them for your pleasure, and overwork them for your covetousness, and kill them for your gluttony, and set them to fight one with another till they die, and count it a sport and a pleasure to behold them worry one another. #Quote by Tom Tryon
Sports quotes by Collette West
#15. That big chunk of my life that felt like it was missing has slid back into place. With him, I feel whole again. For the first time in a long time, I'm where I'm supposed to be with the person I'm supposed to be with. #Quote by Collette West
Sports quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#16. Dancing daily is a good physical activity. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Sports quotes by Marc Anthony
#17. Celebrity watching and speculation is almost like a sport. #Quote by Marc Anthony
Sports quotes by Dianna Agron
#18. I am not a sports girl. #Quote by Dianna Agron
Sports quotes by Lindsey Vonn
#19. Since childhood, sports has been one of the most important influences in my life. #Quote by Lindsey Vonn
Sports quotes by Mahesh Bhupathi
#20. I think that tennis has been in a place for many years without any change. Davis Cup and Fed Cup has always been a very exciting platform for players because it is such an individual sport, and we get to play a team competition. We love being part of a team. #Quote by Mahesh Bhupathi
Sports quotes by Jenna Bush
#21. I was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism. #Quote by Jenna Bush
Sports quotes by Kurt Angle
#22. The Olympics is not really about the sport, it's about the story behind the person. You keep the sport relatively simple to understand - let the fans understand that a takedown is 1 point, a turn is 2, a pin and the match is over. Keep it simple, and keep the story on the individual. #Quote by Kurt Angle
Sports quotes by Curtis Joseph
#23. No matter how many years you play, it's always something new and exciting. It's sports, you never know what may happen. #Quote by Curtis Joseph
Sports quotes by Jonathan Horton
#24. After thorough reflection, I realized that my desire to achieve my goals in this sport outweighed my self-doubt. This perseverance has helped me to be successful not only in gymnastics, but in my non-athletic life as well. #Quote by Jonathan Horton
Sports quotes by Ivan Lendl
#25. If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can. #Quote by Ivan Lendl
Sports quotes by Herschel Walker
#26. My God given talent is my ability to stick with training longer than anybody else. #Quote by Herschel Walker
Sports quotes by Jerry Rice
#27. You know, I never looked down the road and said, 'Hey look, one day, the Hall of Fame.' It's always about playing each and every game 100 percent and I thank my teammates for getting me into the Hall because football is a team sport, not an individual sport. #Quote by Jerry Rice
Sports quotes by Mason Cooley
#28. The winner gives up his chance to be a good sport. #Quote by Mason Cooley
Sports quotes by Thierry Henry
#29. When you look at other sports, like golf, the players earn a lot more money without running around. #Quote by Thierry Henry
Sports quotes by John Wooden
#30. I constantly caution our teams: 'Play your game, just play your game. Eventually, if you play your game, stick to your style, class will tell in the end.' This does not mean that we will always outscore our opponent, but it does insure that we will not beat ourselves. #Quote by John Wooden
Sports quotes by Jill Douglas
#31. I would say go for it because it is a fantastic job. It's a wonderful opportunity to go and get involved with sport at whatever level. What I would say is, if you can, go and work with your local radio station covering local sporting events. #Quote by Jill Douglas
Sports quotes by D.C. Gonzalez
#32. A champion always prepares to win. #Quote by D.C. Gonzalez
Sports quotes by Bob Devaney
#33. I don't expect to win enough games to be put on NCAA probation. I just want to win enough to warrant an investigation. #Quote by Bob Devaney
Sports quotes by Wylie Dufresne
#34. It turns out that life in the kitchen is very similar to life on a team. Sports and kitchens are about teams. I found my alternate team sport in the kitchen. #Quote by Wylie Dufresne
Sports quotes by Matthew Hayden
#35. As a civilian not playing sport, to get that sense of real belonging and feeling how you are progressing through the day is what I loved and miss. #Quote by Matthew Hayden
Sports quotes by Pat Conroy
#36. I bet they love those games on Friday night more than they do segregation. #Quote by Pat Conroy
Sports quotes by Herbert Wind
#37. In golf, as in no other sport, your principal opponent is youself. #Quote by Herbert Wind
Sports quotes by Satchel Paige
#38. I ain't ever had a job, I just always played baseball. #Quote by Satchel Paige
Sports quotes by Dennis Eckersley
#39. I'm proud of the fact that I pitched almost 3,300 innings. #Quote by Dennis Eckersley
Sports quotes by Albert Einstein
#40. School failed me, and I failed the school. It bored me. The teachers behaved like Feldwebel (sergeants). I wanted to learn what I wanted to know, but they wanted me to learn for the exam. What I hated most was the competitive system there, and especially sports. Because of this, I wasn't worth anything, and several times they suggested I leave. #Quote by Albert Einstein
Sports quotes by Lionel Messi
#41. Whether it's a friendly match, or for points, or a final, or any game - I play the same. I'm always trying to be my best, first for my team, for myself, for the fans, and to try and win. #Quote by Lionel Messi
Sports quotes by Debi Thomas
#42. My advice is that going to the Olympics and winning a gold medal are great goals, but the real goal should be to be the best that you can be. #Quote by Debi Thomas
Sports quotes by Jason Dufner
#43. I watch a lot of sports. One of the reasons I watch is to see how these guys handle pressure, how they respond to situations. #Quote by Jason Dufner
Sports quotes by Matt Abbott
#44. Play for the guy standing next to you. #Quote by Matt Abbott
Sports quotes by Liza Minnelli
#45. He [Gene Kelly] once told me dancing was a man's game, as much of a sport as baseball itself. And he made us believe that. He changed our minds and suddenly, all of America wanted to dance just like Gene Kelly. #Quote by Liza Minnelli
Sports quotes by Jeremy Hotz
#46. Hockey is our big sport, and if you fight in hockey you get five minutes for it, that's it. So in Canada, everyone is fighting. #Quote by Jeremy Hotz
Sports quotes by James E. Rogers
#47. Academics often discount the value of top-rated sports programs in helping to develop a campus life and in contributing to the overall success of a college or university. Like it or not, the sports programs a college or university has are the front page of that university. #Quote by James E. Rogers
Sports quotes by Anthony Jeselnik
#48. My favorite sport is football. I'm a die hard Steelers fan. Favorite players were Hines Ward and Greg Lloyd. #Quote by Anthony Jeselnik
Sports quotes by Brian Sipe
#49. I learned a long time ago that one way to maximize potential for performance is to be calm in my mind. What I try to achieve during the season is a relaxed state of concentration. I simply try to cleanse my mind of the pressures that people are trying to heap on me. #Quote by Brian Sipe
Sports quotes by Geoff Huegill
#50. When I first made the comeback it was more about getting fit and hopefully inspiring others to lead a better life ... for me to achieve what I have achieved over the last two years has been a dream come true. #Quote by Geoff Huegill
Sports quotes by Novak Djokovic
#51. It is my goal to win every time I play. But on the other hand, I also seek a balance of compassion and respect for the other players. I understand that everyone goes through difficult times, either mentally or physically, to cope with their life, to live the sport. #Quote by Novak Djokovic
Sports quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita
#52. Physical activity promotes high productivity. #Quote by Lailah Gifty Akita
Sports quotes by Kirsty Gallacher
#53. The idea that so many kids eat rubbish and sit on computers all day long appals me and getting them into sport is a major way of getting them off computers and leading healthier lives. #Quote by Kirsty Gallacher
Sports quotes by Imran Khan
#54. Just give it everything you've got and bowl as fast as possible. #Quote by Imran Khan
Sports quotes by Linda Sanchez
#55. I've used my experience from playing sports in almost every aspect of my life. Playing soccer is where I found my voice, and playing softball was where I learned precision, and in every game I learned to play as a member of a team - to work not for my own glory, but for a shared goal. #Quote by Linda Sanchez
Sports quotes by Bob Costas
#56. If every university president said, 'The revenue producing sports: basketball, football - potentially revenue producing at most universities - maybe in a few cases women's basketball, if every one of them had a monitor that reported directly to the university president and no 'student-athlete' ever gets into this college or university who could not plausibly be admitted if we did not have a football or basketball team, end of problem. It won't happen because it's like unilaterally disarming. You know your opponent won't do it and then you'll get crushed in every game, but it's a simple thing. #Quote by Bob Costas
Sports quotes by Gabe Jennings
#57. Often I visualize a quicker, like almost a ghost runner, ahead of me with a quicker stride. It's really crazy. In races, this always happens to me. I see the vision of a runner ahead of me, maybe just 15, 20 meters ahead of me, and the cadence of that runner, which is actually me in the future, is a little quicker, so if I'm going (his rhythm/breathing), then my ghost runner, the vision of me, ahead of me, like opening up and just going for it, is quicker . #Quote by Gabe Jennings
Sports quotes by Robert Putnam
#58. Nearly half of all associational memberships are church-religious context. Religious worshipers and people who say religion is very important to them are much more likely than other persons to visit friends, to entertain at home, to attend club meetings, and to belong to sports groups; professional and academic societies; school service groups; youth groups; service clubs; hobby or garden clubs; literary, art, discussion, and study groups; school fraternities and sororities; farm organization; political clubs; nationality groups; and other miscellaneous groups. #Quote by Robert Putnam
Sports quotes by Norman Mailer
#59. Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor. #Quote by Norman Mailer
Sports quotes by Ian Botham
#60. Sport can bring communities together and can release a lot of pent-up emotions. #Quote by Ian Botham
Sports quotes by Howard Bach
#61. Badminton in Beijing is huge - it's one of their top three sports. #Quote by Howard Bach
Sports quotes by Jerry West
#62. The marketing of players has created untold wealth for many sports stars. You can't blame them or the company that covets the relationship with them, but that doesn't mean the player is good. #Quote by Jerry West
Sports quotes by Bill Bowerman
#63. I still bother with runners I call hamburgers. They're never going to run any record times. But they can fulfill their own potential. #Quote by Bill Bowerman
Sports quotes by Barry S. Strauss
#64. It's the quintessential Greek sport: harmonious, competitive, agonizing, nautical, and above all, intelligent. It combines Odysseus's brains and brawn and love of the sea with the tactical precision of the Spartan pikeman. #Quote by Barry S. Strauss
Sports quotes by Hank Stram
#65. You cannot win if you cannot run. #Quote by Hank Stram
Sports quotes by Adam Silver
#66. Let me be clear: Any new approach must ensure the integrity of the game. One of my most important responsibilities as commissioner of the NBA is to protect the integrity of professional basketball and preserve public confidence in the league and our sport. I oppose any course of action that would compromise these objectives. But I believe that sports betting should be brought out of the underground and into the sunlight where it can be appropriately monitored and regulated #Quote by Adam Silver
Sports quotes by Roy Campanella
#67. When asked about which team is the toughest team in the league, responded with an answer that all volleyball players must comprehend. He said simply that it was, 'The team you are playing.' #Quote by Roy Campanella
Sports quotes by Alfred Austin
#68. Have you never, when waves were breaking, watched children at sport on the beach, With their little feet tempting the foam-fringe, till with stronger and further reach Than they dreamed of, a billow comes bursting, how they turn and scamper and screech! #Quote by Alfred Austin
Sports quotes by John Krasinski
#69. The first acting thing I ever did was my senior year I decided not to play a sport in the Spring and, in that Spring B.J. Novak who went to school with me, asked if I'd be in this show that was a parody of all the teachers in the school, 'sure!' That was the first acting thing I did. #Quote by John Krasinski
Sports quotes by Bernadine Dohrn
#70. I'm so unhappy with electoral politics that I switched to sports radio. #Quote by Bernadine Dohrn
Sports quotes by Jill Lepore
#71. It feels silly to watch endless hours of winter sports every four years, when we never watch them any other time, and we don't even understand the rules, which doesn't stop us from scoring everyone, every run, every skate, every race. #Quote by Jill Lepore
Sports quotes by Francois Hollande
#72. I support the French team - I go to all their matches - but I don't want to use sport for politics. That's not good for sport or for politics. #Quote by Francois Hollande
Sports quotes by H. G. Bissinger
#73. He saw the irresistible allure of high school sports, but he also saw an inevitable danger in adults' living vicariously through their young. And he knew of no candle that burned out more quickly than that of the high school athlete. #Quote by H. G. Bissinger
Sports quotes by Kapil Dev
#74. Sports should not become routine. It should be about passion. #Quote by Kapil Dev
Sports quotes by Chade-Meng Tan
#75. I was always very different from the other kids. I have an I.Q. of 156. I didn't play sports. I thought big. I thought I could achieve great things. I don't want to sound megalomaniac, but my whole life is about doing something for the world, from as far back as I can remember. #Quote by Chade-Meng Tan
Sports quotes by George Deukmejian
#76. The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie. #Quote by George Deukmejian
Sports quotes by Harry Crews
#77. I think all of us are looking for that which does not admit of bullshit ... If you tell me you can bench press 450, hell, we'll load up the bar and put you under it. Either you can do it or you can't do it - you can't bullshit. Ultimately, sports are just about as close to what one would call the truth as it is possible to get in this world. #Quote by Harry Crews
Sports quotes by Richard Attias
#78. Sport is one of the few spaces where people can learn about different cultures in a spirit of trust and friendship. #Quote by Richard Attias
Sports quotes by Pete Carril
#79. Work hard to make things easier. #Quote by Pete Carril
Sports quotes by Buckethead
#80. We are civilized animals, right? Then why do we continue to slaughter for sport? What if you were a Chicken, how would you feel? I grew up in a Chicken Coop and I was not a Chicken at first, until I was faced with your World! #Quote by Buckethead
Sports quotes by Summer Sanders
#81. It's hard to go out and practice every single day, and you get really tired. But you have to believe in yourself. #Quote by Summer Sanders
Sports quotes by Frank Deford
#82. To see the glory in sport, where somebody comes from behind and does something, sinks a shot in the last second or throws a touchdown pass or hits a home run, there is a beauty in that, and at the end of the day, that's why we love sports more than anything else. #Quote by Frank Deford
Sports quotes by Mick Cochrane
#83. Molly stood up. You made an error! She felt like saying. A bad throw. So what? It's a baseball game. A game. Who really cares? A bad throw? In the great scheme of things? A bad throw? Of course she didn't say that. She understood that your own errors always feel tragic. #Quote by Mick Cochrane
Sports quotes by Grant Hackett
#84. I can definitely take more off my world record - a lot more. I have no doubt about that. I'm by no means putting pressure on myself, it's just the belief I have in myself ... I'm not going to limit myself by nominating times or anything like that. I never thought I'd do 14:34 and I did. I thought I'd maybe do 14:38 or 14:39 that day, and I went nearly five seconds quicker so I don't want to limit the possibilities #Quote by Grant Hackett
Sports quotes by Garrison Keillor
#85. What keeps faith cheerful is the extreme persistence of gentleness and humor. Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music, and books, raising kids-all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through. Even in a time of elephantine vanity and greed, one never has to look far to see the campfires of gentle people. Lacking any other purpose in life, it would be good enough to live for their sake. #Quote by Garrison Keillor
Sports quotes by Andre Agassi
#86. Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it. #Quote by Andre Agassi
Sports quotes by Jay Kay
#87. All I want to know is that I can keep this house for the rest of my days and I want to make good music ... and have the odd sports car in the garage, obviously! #Quote by Jay Kay
Sports quotes by Mariah Nelson
#88. Too often girls accept that of course the boys will get better lighting and seating at their sports events, of course the football team will get more attention, privileges, and space in the yearbook. We need to teach girls to look around and notice when they're being treated like second-class citizens, and then to insist on equal treatment. #Quote by Mariah Nelson
Sports quotes by Cristiano Ronaldo
#89. I know If I score we're going to win the match. #Quote by Cristiano Ronaldo
Sports quotes by Pete Rozelle
#90. Pro football was taking off when I became commissioner, and when a sport's successful and you're its chief executive officer, much of the credit flows to you and you develop a good track record. #Quote by Pete Rozelle
Sports quotes by Barnaby Conrad
#91. Only bullfighting, mountain climbing and auto racing are sports, the rest are merely games. #Quote by Barnaby Conrad
Sports quotes by Danny Meyer
#92. Restaurants and chefs have become followed by such a broad swath of the public, in a way that used to be reserved for sports stars, movie stars, and theater actors. Restaurants are in the firmament of today's common culture. #Quote by Danny Meyer
Sports quotes by Wayne Gretzky
#93. Hockey is a unique sport in the sense that you need each and every guy helping each other and pulling in the same direction to be successful. #Quote by Wayne Gretzky
Sports quotes by George Lincoln Rockwell
#94. Revolution is a spectators sport. The majority will sit in the stands and watch the factions fight. At the end they will choose side with the team that is winning. #Quote by George Lincoln Rockwell
Sports quotes by Mike Krzyzewski
#95. First of all, what happens is, when you're good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity. #Quote by Mike Krzyzewski
Sports quotes by Landon Donovan
#96. I would probably say that being a commissioner in sports is one of the hardest jobs in the world. #Quote by Landon Donovan
Sports quotes by Annie Dillard
#97. Father had stretched out his long legs and was tilting back in his chair. Mother sat with her knees crossed, in blue slacks, smoking a Chesterfield. The dessert dishes were still on the table. My sisters were nowhere in evidence. It was a warm evening; the big dining-room windows gave onto blooming rhododendrons.

Mother regarded me warmly. She gave me to understand that she was glad I had found what I had been looking for, but that she and father were happy to sit with their coffee, and would not be coming down.

She did not say, but I understood at once, that they had their pursuits (coffee?) and I had mine. She did not say, but I began to understand then, that you do what you do out of your private passion for the thing itself.

I had essentially been handed my own life. In subsequent years my parents would praise my drawings and poems, and supply me with books, art supplies, and sports equipment, and listen to my troubles and enthusiasms, and supervise my hours, and discuss and inform, but they would not get involved with my detective work, nor hear about my reading, nor inquire about my homework or term papers or exams, nor visit the salamanders I caught, nor listen to me play the piano, nor attend my field hockey games, nor fuss over my insect collection with me, or my poetry collection or stamp collection or rock collection. My days and nights were my own to plan and fill. #Quote by Annie Dillard
Sports quotes by Renee Lawless
#98. We live in a reward-centered society. When I was a child, my father used to say, "It's not whether you win or lose but how well you play the game." I used to think that was about sports, but as an adult, I realize what I create, do, etc., is more important than winning a prize. #Quote by Renee Lawless
Sports quotes by Michael Ellsberg
#99. Learning is available at the library for free; under a tree with a dog-eared paperback; at a job with a boss who gives you responsibility and mentorship; while traveling; while leading a cause, movement, or charity; while writing a novel or composing a poem or crafting a song; while interning, apprenticing, or volunteering; while playing a sport or immersing yourself in a language; while starting a business; and now, while watching a TED talk or taking a Khan Academy class ... #Quote by Michael Ellsberg
Sports quotes by Pat Summitt
#100. The willingness to experiment with change may be the most essential ingredient to success at anything. #Quote by Pat Summitt
Sports quotes by Cora Carmack
#101. In Texas, two things are cherished above all else- football and gossip. #Quote by Cora Carmack
Sports quotes by Julia Mancuso
#102. I work out a lot, but I like to do action sports. A lot of surfing, mountain-biking. #Quote by Julia Mancuso
Sports quotes by Bonnie Blair
#103. The sport I love has taken me around the world and shown me many things. #Quote by Bonnie Blair
Sports quotes by Dennis Rodman
#104. There is so much hypocrisy in sports. #Quote by Dennis Rodman
Sports quotes by Delbert McClinton
#105. It ain't what you eat but how you chew it. #Quote by Delbert McClinton
Sports quotes by John Updike
#106. Baseball is meant to be fun, and not all the solemn money-men in fur-collared greatcoats, not all the scruffy media cameramen and sour-faced reporters that crowd around the dugouts can quite smother the exhilarating spaciousness and grace of this impudently relaxed sport, a game of innumerable potential redemptions and curious disappointments. #Quote by John Updike
Sports quotes by Robin Farina
#107. I think cycling is a sport where you cannot be discouraged easily you have to keep going back at it. The first few times you race or try to get into the sport there is a good chance you might find yourself off the back. #Quote by Robin Farina
Sports quotes by Cam Newton
#108. But yet I don't think I should be labeled just a black quarterback, because it's bigger things in this sport that need to be accomplished. #Quote by Cam Newton
Sports quotes by Will Rogers
#109. I guess there is nothing that will get your mind off everything like golf. I have never been depressed enough to take up the game, but they say you get so sore at yourself you forget to hate your enemies. #Quote by Will Rogers
Sports quotes by Herbert Hainer
#110. It never feels good if you don't reach all of your goals, neither in sport, nor in business nor in your personal life. But the key thing is to never give up, we have taken our learnings from 2014 and developed an exciting and promising strategy for the period up until 2020. #Quote by Herbert Hainer
Sports quotes by Olga Korbut
#111. This ability to conquer oneself is no doubt the most precious of all things sports bestows. #Quote by Olga Korbut
Sports quotes by Bud Grant
#112. First of all the name, and the color purple, I think those two things distinguish the Vikings as much as anything. You go anywhere in the country and say 'Vikings,' they know exactly where you are. You say 'Cardinals,' well, Cardinals who? There are a dozen Cardinals teams in the country in professional and amateur sports. #Quote by Bud Grant
Sports quotes by Stan Albeck
#113. As a player, remember that the bench is not a prison, but an extension of the first group. Concentrate on the quality of your play when you do get into the game. If you play 20 minutes, play the best 20 you can possibly play. #Quote by Stan Albeck
Sports quotes by Emma Watson
#114. When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams, because they didn't want to appear muscle-y, when at 18, my male friends were unable to express their feelings, I decided that I was a feminist. #Quote by Emma Watson
Sports quotes by Hugh Campbell
#115. It wasn't as easy as you think. It's hard to stay awake that long. #Quote by Hugh Campbell
Sports quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#116. David Epstein, the author of the best book on athletics in recent memory - "The Sports Gene" - wrote to me to say that he thinks I'm being overly generous. He points out that, for years, there used to be an "all-star challenge" on television, in which the best professional athletes from a variety of sports competed in a kind of makeshift decathlon. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Sports quotes by Hamza Charlemagne
#117. Geeks = Know more about computers than their computer teacher, so everyone comes to them for computer problems.
Nerds = Have no life and only worries about school, no one talks to them.
Jocks = Know a lot about sports but not much else.
Geek's Wife: Completely depend on the geek for tech support. Tend to be pretty good looking.
Nerd's Wife: nonexistent
Jock's Wife: only there for money, most likely having an affair with another jock

See Geeks are the best! #Quote by Hamza Charlemagne
Sports quotes by Stephen Curry
#118. Basketball isn't just a sport. It is an art, one that must be mastered to succeed. #Quote by Stephen Curry
Sports quotes by Jim Bouton
#119. The only member of the team nobody liked was our 6 o'clock sports guy, a fellow named Howard Cosell. "Monday Night Football" was just getting started and Howard was annoyed at having to be on the same news with mere local personalities, whom he would attack on the air. This was a mistake in the case of Roger Grimsby who was a lot sharper and even more devastating than Cosell, in his own way. I remember one night, at the end of his report, Howard went into a sarcastic putdown of Grimsby that lasted for what seemed like two minutes. Finally, when Howard was finished, the camera switched to Grimsby who was sitting there with his eyes closed, snoring. #Quote by Jim Bouton
Sports quotes by Margaret Groos
#120. When I was 15, I had lucky underwear. When that failed, I had a lucky hairdo, then a lucky race number, even lucky race days. After 15 years, I've found the secret to success is hard work. #Quote by Margaret Groos
Sports quotes by Katherine Schwarzenegger
#121. When I was younger, I played sports and went to camp. As I got older, my parents began to instill in us the importance of giving back to the community, especially those places around the world that are less fortunate than my very privileged life growing up in Los Angeles. #Quote by Katherine Schwarzenegger
Sports quotes by Elbert Hubbard
#122. Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed - there's so little competition. #Quote by Elbert Hubbard
Sports quotes by Seal
#123. Sport is my passion but I have a way to go. #Quote by Seal
Sports quotes by Rebecca Lobo
#124. Femininity and sport can go together. #Quote by Rebecca Lobo
Sports quotes by Joaquin Andujar
#125. That's why I don't talk. Because I talk too much. #Quote by Joaquin Andujar
Sports quotes by Mehcad Brooks
#126. I've played sports pretty much my whole life, and that teaches you how to work with anyone, whether you like that person or you don't, and whether you get along with them or you don't. The circumstances don't matter. Team work is part of life. #Quote by Mehcad Brooks
Sports quotes by Piet Hein
#127. Hint And Suggestion : Admonitory grook addressed to youth
The human spirit sublimates
the impulses it thwarts;
a healthy sex life mitigates
the lust for other sports. #Quote by Piet Hein
Sports quotes by Diana Ross
#128. Either black people end up being the best in sports, or else it's show business. You know, we all got rhythm. #Quote by Diana Ross
Sports quotes by Mitch Albom
#129. I earned a mater's degree in journalism and took the first job offered, as a sports writer. Instead of chasing my own fame, I wrote about famous athletes chasing theirs. #Quote by Mitch Albom
Sports quotes by Faith Dismuke
#130. You used me. You made me feel special then threw me away when you were bored. You took my trust. You broke my trust. You turned people against me. You turned me against myself. #Quote by Faith Dismuke
Sports quotes by Manny Montana
#131. I come from an area where it's mostly, like, football and basketball, those are the sports. So my brother started surfing ... I used to make fun of him for it, and then he challenged me to do it, and I'm a huge competitor, and I did it ,and I got hooked. #Quote by Manny Montana
Sports quotes by Sandy Koufax
#132. Pitching is the art of instilling fear. #Quote by Sandy Koufax
Sports quotes by Morihei Ueshiba
#133. Opponents confront us continually, but actually there is no opponent there. Enter deeply into an attack and neutralize it as you draw that misdirected force into your own sphere. #Quote by Morihei Ueshiba
Sports quotes by Terry Crews
#134. I enjoy sports movies that don't sugarcoat. One thing that irritates me about sports movies is that they're like, 'The magic of the ball,' and 'The magic of the stadium.' It ain't that magical. When you get hit coming across the middle at 25 miles per hour, the magic's over. #Quote by Terry Crews
Sports quotes by Lisa Morton
#135. South Africa is the only place in the Southern hemisphere where Halloween is really catching on. They have a lot of sporting events that have made it more popular there. They have motocross and rave celebrations, and they're embracing it as a youth culture thing. #Quote by Lisa Morton
Sports quotes by Seth Numrich
#136. During my childhood, I played just about every sport imaginable, which became less feasible at Juilliard ... Although I remember our annual dodge-ball game as a highlight. The Juilliard 'Fighting Penguins' are a force to be reckoned with. #Quote by Seth Numrich
Sports quotes by Randeep Hooda
#137. Contrary to the royal and uptight image of polo, I want to bring it to a younger generation. This is a great sport that can have a larger audience and appeal to more people. Sportsmanship is lacking in many other sports that I don't want to name. #Quote by Randeep Hooda
Sports quotes by Mercedes McCambridge
#138. I have no use for people who hunt for what they call sport. #Quote by Mercedes McCambridge
Sports quotes by Tyson Fury
#139. Sometimes emotions can win fights. Sometimes letting your feelings out in a fight can win you the fight. When it means the world to you, it's not just a sports contest - a boxing match for money or belts. #Quote by Tyson Fury
Sports quotes by Philip Sidney
#140. Cupid makes it his sport to pull the warrior's plum. #Quote by Philip Sidney
Sports quotes by Robert Ashley
#141. I don't think there's any heroism anymore. The heroism has to be created out of the medium itself. Going back to the idea of television, all the current heros are sports heros because the medium creates the heros. There's nothing essentially heroic about being a good pitcher. #Quote by Robert Ashley
Sports quotes by Tony La Russa
#142. I have coaching friends, and when we get together, we often talk more about what we're doing to get players' attention than we do about the fascinating X's and O's of our sport. #Quote by Tony La Russa
Sports quotes by Peter Ueberroth
#143. Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day. #Quote by Peter Ueberroth
Sports quotes by Ted Dexter
#144. The whole of our national sport is not doing very well. #Quote by Ted Dexter
Sports quotes by Arjen Robben
#145. I have two speeds. Fast and faster. I don't just run. I take it. #Quote by Arjen Robben
Sports quotes by Daphne Du Maurier
#146. Seen on her own, the woman was not so remarkable. Tall, angular, aquiline features, with the close-cropped hair which was fashionably called an Eton crop, he seemed to remember, in his mother's day, and about her person the stamp of that particular generation. She would be in her middle sixties, he supposed, the masculine shirt with collar and tie, sports jacket, grey tweed skirt coming to mid-calf. Grey stockings and laced black shoes. He had seen the type on golf courses and at dog shows - invariably showing not sporting breeds but pugs - and if you came across them at a party in somebody's house they were quicker on the draw with a cigarette lighter than he was himself, a mere male, with pocket matches. The general belief that they kept house with a more feminine, fluffy companion was not always true. Frequently they boasted, and adored, a golfing husband. ("Don't Look Now") #Quote by Daphne Du Maurier
Sports quotes by Jennette McCurdy
#147. Oh yeah, I'm definitely a tomboy! I love sports, hate dresses, don't own a single pair of high-heels, am not a fan of makeup, and I'm not afraid to get messy! #Quote by Jennette McCurdy
Sports quotes by Im Dong-Hyun
#148. Archery is not a sport for everyone. The equipment costs a lot, and it is not easy for everyone to find a place to play. It is perhaps similar to golf, but of course there are more golf courses than archery fields. #Quote by Im Dong-Hyun
Sports quotes by Brock Lesnar
#149. I lift weights, but that's not my main focus. I'm a fighter now, and I want to evolve and make myself a well-rounded fighter, so obviously I'm not going to leave any stone unturned, when it comes to submissions, submission defense, striking, knees, leg kicks, and also learning to defend everything. It's not just an offensive sport because you're going to take some punches and you're going to give some punches. You've got to be able to handle both sides of the spectrum. I've brought in a number of highly trained trainers to help me evolve, and I believe we've left no stone unturned. #Quote by Brock Lesnar
Sports quotes by Lou Holtz
#150. It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to de-motivate them. #Quote by Lou Holtz
Sports quotes by Whitey Herzog
#151. What counts aren't the number of double plays, but the ones you should have had and missed. #Quote by Whitey Herzog
Sports quotes by John Fugelsang
#152. I wasn't any good at sports, but I could name all the presidents by the time I was six. I've always been very interested in politics and in religion. #Quote by John Fugelsang
Sports quotes by Kevin Costner
#153. I think if you want to make a good sports movie, you've got to cut down on the sports. You have to make it about people. You can't try to impress people with your knowledge and the X and O's and all the details and the technicalities. #Quote by Kevin Costner
Sports quotes by Morgan Wootten
#154. You are the real teachers. You have these children when they are at their emotional peaks and lows. That's when they are the most pliable. It doesn't take any intelligence to send a kid home with his head hanging between his knees. But to send him home with his head up every night might show a little coaching. #Quote by Morgan Wootten
Sports quotes by Garry Maddox
#155. As I remember it, the bases were loaded. #Quote by Garry Maddox
Sports quotes by Kamran Nazeer
#156. Striking up conversations with strangers is something like extreme sports for autistic people. #Quote by Kamran Nazeer
Sports quotes by Emma Stone
#157. Comedy was my sport. It taught me how to roll with the punches. Failure is the exact same as success when it comes to comedy because it just keeps coming. It never stops. #Quote by Emma Stone
Sports quotes by Benjamin Disraeli
#158. England is unrivalled for two things - sport and politics. #Quote by Benjamin Disraeli
Sports quotes by John Kessel
#159. Alter strategies and tactics, but never your principles. #Quote by John Kessel
Sports quotes by Elbert Hubbard
#160. Most people like hard work, particularly when they're paying for it. #Quote by Elbert Hubbard
Sports quotes by Mark Wahlberg
#161. Hockey is probably one of the most expensive sports. You have to have a place to play. You have to have the proper equipment. You have to have the transportation to get there. #Quote by Mark Wahlberg
Sports quotes by Chuck Daly
#162. The important thing is to get the right players on the team so Mike can be successful. #Quote by Chuck Daly
Sports quotes by Jim Harbaugh
#163. Winning as a team is better than anything. It's great to share success. #Quote by Jim Harbaugh
Sports quotes by Mike Tyson
#164. Everyone in boxing probably makes out well except for the fighter. He's the only one that's on Skid Row most of the time; he's the only one that everybody just leaves when he loses his mind. He sometimes goes insane, he sometimes goes on the bottle, because it's an intensive pressure sport that allows people to just lose it. #Quote by Mike Tyson
Sports quotes by Shigeru Miyamoto
#165. I never really participated in specific sports or anything, but once I hit 40, I started to get a little bit more active and began swimming more. #Quote by Shigeru Miyamoto
Sports quotes by Josh Hutcherson
#166. I like both athletic girls and girly girls. It depends on their personality. I like girls who can go out and play sports with me and throw the football around, but you don't want a girl who's too much tougher than you. I like brainy girls who can respond to what I'm saying. #Quote by Josh Hutcherson
Sports quotes by Matt Keough
#167. It's like you came to a controversy and a ball game breaks out. #Quote by Matt Keough
Sports quotes by Billie Jean King
#168. I would love to be a player today. I had the right personality for it. #Quote by Billie Jean King
Sports quotes by David Gergen
#169. We are making politics a spectator sport in which our only duty is to vote somebody into office and then retire to the grandstands. #Quote by David Gergen
Sports quotes by Nancy Giles
#170. What must it be like to live in Rush Limbaughs world? A world where when anyone other than conservative, white men attempts to do anything or enter any profession, be it business, politics, art or sports, the only reason theyre allowed entry or, incredibly, attain excellence is because the standard was lowered. Be they liberals, people of color, women, the poor or anyone with an accent ... Edgy, controversial, brilliant. What a way to shake up intelligent sports commentary. Hitler would have killed in talk radio. He was edgy, too. #Quote by Nancy Giles
Sports quotes by Bill Brandt
#171. Photographers should follow their own judgment, and not the fads and dictates of others. Photography is still a very new medium and everything is allowed and everything should be tried and dared ... Photography has no rules. It is not a sport. It is the result which counts, no matter how it was achieved. #Quote by Bill Brandt
Sports quotes by Ian Millar
#172. My first Olympics was Munich in 1972. I am better now than I was then, in knowledge and experience. The age of top riders generally tends to be older than in other sports because it takes a lot of time to be consistent. #Quote by Ian Millar
Sports quotes by Allen Iverson
#173. We got to stop people. We go ahead and we score 100 points every night, but we give up more. Our whole thing was, we know we can score, and we have to start having some kind of fun on the defensive end. Everybody want to play offense. Not too many people want to play defense. Defense is ego, pride, and that's the way we've been coming out, just taking the challenge. Man-on-man first, and having each other's back when a guy gets beat. #Quote by Allen Iverson
Sports quotes by Taya Kyle
#174. Before Chris passed away, I'd volunteered to coach Angel's soccer team in our local recreational league. It was a commitment I vowed to keep. I was determined to show those little girls how to succeed on the soccer "pitch," as the field is sometimes called.
I may have gone a little overboard. I mean, how many six-year-old girls have the misfortune of being coached by the wife of a SEAL?
Day One:
"We start by running!" I shouted enthusiastically. "Everyone run around the park. Let's go."
"The soccer field, Mrs. Kyle?" asked a player.
"No! The entire complex. Come on!"
I'm guessing it was maybe five or six times as far as they'd ever run before--or maybe ten or twenty--and a good deal farther than many teams with considerably older players ran. But the girls were good sports about it. We built endurance and worked on drills, and we had fun--you never knew when the coach might grab one the of the players and twirl her around enthusiastically for doing a good job.
"I'm taking goal," I'd say when shooting practice wasn't going well. "Anyone who can hurt me gets an extra piece of candy!"
I gave out a lot of candy that afternoon.
We were a young team and a little rough at first, but we got better as we went. It was fun to watch the transition many of the girls made over the length of the season--they not only got in better shape and learned to play soccer better, but they seemed more confident as well.
I will guarantee one thing: th #Quote by Taya Kyle
Sports quotes by Mario Lemieux
#175. My body's feeling it a little bit. But one good thing, my back is in good shape, and that's my main concern. I know that my legs are going to take awhile to get back to where I was a few years ago, but as long as my back is solid, I feel that I can play many years. #Quote by Mario Lemieux
Sports quotes by Michael Jordan
#176. I have failed many times, and that's why I am a success. #Quote by Michael Jordan
Sports quotes by Mindy Kaling
#177. Once, while living in New York City in the early 2000s, I was asked to leave a sports bar because the Yankees were playing my hometown Red Sox on TV and I lost my cool at a guy who was loudly dissing them. I yelled, "Derek Jeter is baseball's Hitler! #Quote by Mindy Kaling
Sports quotes by Brandi Chastain
#178. I went to professional men's soccer games, the old North American soccer league at that time, and I used to be a ticket holder with my family and family friends. We would go every weekend and I thought it was great, but I just thought of it as recreation, as family fun. #Quote by Brandi Chastain
Sports quotes by Meb Keflezighi
#179. I am excited to be part of Generation UCAN. I believe this product, its team and the company's vision will change the face of sports nutrition. Since I've been using Generation UCAN for my workouts, I've noticed improvements in both my performance and metabolic state. I recommend all runners try it to experience the benefits firsthand. #Quote by Meb Keflezighi
Sports quotes by Leisel Jones
#180. I can't control what everyone else swims but if all goes well I know there are no limits. #Quote by Leisel Jones
Sports quotes by Damon Hill
#181. Winter testing is essential but there comes a point where you have had enough of all the rehearsals and the pretend racing. You just want to get down to the real action. #Quote by Damon Hill
Sports quotes by Louis Zamperini
#182. That's one thing you learn in sports. You don't give up; you fight to the finish. #Quote by Louis Zamperini
Sports quotes by Vic Bubas
#183. I don't believe the old statement, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." If that were the case, then Cadillacs and Jaguars and Mercedes would never make a change. I've always looked for ways to make things better. #Quote by Vic Bubas
Sports quotes by Charlie Rose
#184. Most people have a concentration in particular areas; it might be politics, it might be science, it might be business, it might be sports. I care about all of those, and that's why I've chosen the formats I chose. #Quote by Charlie Rose
Sports quotes by Jesse Owens
#185. In the end, it's extra effort that separates a winner from second place. But winning takes a lot more that that, too. It starts with complete command of the fundamentals. Then it takes desire, determination, discipline, and self-sacrifice. And finally, it takes a great deal of love, fairness and respect for your fellow man. Put all these together, and even if you don't win, how can you lose? #Quote by Jesse Owens
Sports quotes by Rabih Alameddine
#186. A player should be disparaged if he gives less than his all, if he doesn't give 100%, no matter what shirt he's wearing. Whether it's your national team, your club, or little league. Yes, there are friendly matches, recreational ones, and so on, but sport in its essence is about giving your best. #Quote by Rabih Alameddine
Sports quotes by Rafael Palmeiro
#187. I don't know who took what. That is pretty private with an individual. #Quote by Rafael Palmeiro
Sports quotes by Jochen Zeitz
#188. For a long time, companies ignored the fact that 80 percent of sporting goods are sold to the casual consumer. #Quote by Jochen Zeitz
Sports quotes by Michael Wilbon
#189. Football can stand parity better than any of the other sports, I think. Baseball, basketball and hockey need a defining team, in essence to frame the season. Football? Not so much. #Quote by Michael Wilbon
Sports quotes by Mark Messier
#190. I think to compare any time you win a Stanley Cup would be unfair to all the players from all the teams. #Quote by Mark Messier
Sports quotes by Mike Ditka
#191. Not really, and actually my cholesterol was 190 when I had the heart attack. 190, which isn't that high. I took it down to about 130 and it's probably about 140 or 145 now. #Quote by Mike Ditka
Sports quotes by Nastia Liukin
#192. Gymnastics, especially in my family, is more than a sport. It's our life, it's our careers, it's our family business. #Quote by Nastia Liukin
Sports quotes by Amish Tripathi
#193. When I was young, I never thought I was going to be a writer! I was academically orientated and active at sports, but I didn't have one creative bone in my body. #Quote by Amish Tripathi
Sports quotes by Cristiano Ronaldo
#194. No one did what I did last season and for this I deserve the Golden Boot and why not the best World Player. #Quote by Cristiano Ronaldo
Sports quotes by Emerson Fittipaldi
#195. Sports is a way of entertainment, to people who are in different backgrounds, and for people who dedicated their lives to achieve the best in sports. #Quote by Emerson Fittipaldi
Sports quotes by Laila Ali
#196. The wrestling, even though I would only wrestle for 15 or 20 or 30 minutes at a time, and it would look like that was the only time I was in it, was really a 24-hour job. Keeping yourself alive, reinventing yourself, staying physically in shape, the traveling, all the other commitments with being a wrestler, it was a crossover situation where it became sports entertainment and you actually became a media star, so it was very demanding. #Quote by Laila Ali
Sports quotes by George Bernard Shaw
#197. All classes in proportion to their lack of travel and familiarity with foreign literature are bellicose, prejudiced against foreigners, fond of fighting as a cruel sport
in short, dog-like in their notions of foreign policy.
[Quoted in Socialism and Foreign Policy and War and the Liberal Conscience] #Quote by George Bernard Shaw
Sports quotes by Steffi Graf
#198. You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that's fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others. #Quote by Steffi Graf
Sports quotes by Manny Pacquiao
#199. Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I'm not treating my opponent like my enemy. We're doing a job to entertain people. #Quote by Manny Pacquiao
Sports quotes by Paul Rabil
#200. Character is what you do when no one is watching. #Quote by Paul Rabil

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