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These sports quotes are enlightening and well worth your time. The neat thing about sports is its ability to bring people together to focus on one goal.
If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
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.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
-William Arthur Ward
Most people never run far enough on their first wind to find out they've got a second.
Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
Nobody roots for Goliath.
Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.
You wouldn't have won if we'd beaten you.
Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
He's got an overall flair for the game. It looks to me like he really loves what he does and he can't wait to get up in the morning, go hit some balls and go play.
If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
The difference in golf and government is that in golf you can't improve your lie.
Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. In other words, it is war minus the shooting.
I know I am getting better at golf because I am hitting fewer spectators.
-Gerald R. Ford
I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.
-Gerald R. Ford
I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.
-Gilbert K. Chesterton
All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.
Eighteen holes of match play will teach you more about your foe than 18 years of dealing with him across a desk.
You don't suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bike racing.
Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time.
What's a good tournament for him? Winning it. He's good enough.
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.
The triple is the most exciting play in baseball. Home runs win a lot of games, but I never understood why fans are so obsessed with them.
You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.
Don't play too much golf. Two rounds a day are plenty.
Fishing is much more than fish. It is the great occasion when we may return to the fine simplicity of our forefathers.
Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
-Hunter S. Thompson
Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
There isn't a flaw in his golf or his makeup. He will win more majors than Arnold Palmer and me combined. Somebody is going to dust my records. It might as well be Tiger, because he's such a great kid.
He's going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That's always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can't handle it. But it looks like he can.
He has the finest, fundamentally sound golf swing I've ever seen.
Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.
-James Patrick Murray
A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
Wrestling is ballet with violence.
Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
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.
New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.
Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.
I play in the low 80s. If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.
-Joe E. Lewis
One thing you learned as a Cubs fan: when you bought you ticket, you could bank on seeing the bottom of the ninth.
I went through baseball as "a player to be named later."
Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
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