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Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball, and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
The fewer rules a coach has, the fewer rules there are for players to break.
I'll let the racket do the talking.
Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child. Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five.
Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.
-Joseph Chilton Pearce
Boxing has become America's tragic theater.
-Joyce Carol Oates
Olympism is the marriage of sport and culture.
-Juan Antonio Samaranch
Have you ever noticed what golf spells backwards?
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.
Academe, n.: An ancient school where morality and philosophy were taught. Academy, n.: A modern school where football is taught.
What other people may find in poetry or art museums, I find in the flight of a good drive.
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
Relax? How can anybody relax and play golf? You have to grip the club, don't you?
The only thing a golfer needs is more daylight.
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.
The hardest thing to believe about The Fan is not that Robert De Niro is stalking somebody again but that anyone cares that much about a baseball player.
My family knew, but most of the sporting world did not realize that my right hand been some 75% paralyzed.
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.
Champions keep playing until they get it right.
-Billie Jean King
Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity.
-Billie Jean King
Sports are a microcosm of society.
-Billie Jean King
The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
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.
If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
The two most important things in life are good friends and a strong bullpen.
What's unfortunate about buying a pitcher for $12 million is that he carries no warranty.
The bell that tolls for all in boxing belongs to a cash register.
You don't play against opponents, you play against the game of basketball.
Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.
Life is about timing.
Most ball games are lost, not won.
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.
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.
You know it's going to hell when the best rapper out there is white and the best golfer is black.
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.
There are two theories on hitting the knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works.
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.
You win some, lose some, and wreck some.
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Bobby Knight told me this: 'There is nothing that a good defense cannot beat a better offense.' In other words, a good offense wins.
Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
If you drink don't drive. Don't even putt.
Any time Detroit scores more than 100 points and holds the other team below 100 points they almost always win.
I always turn to the sports pages first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing but man's failures.
God made me fast. And when I run, I feel His pleasure.
Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.
If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
The game of golf would lose a great deal if croquet mallets and billiard cues were allowed on the putting green.
The only way to prove that you're a good sport is to lose.
Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
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