Famous Quotes & Quotations About Sport:
A player who conjugates a verb in the first person singular cannot be part of the squad, he has to conjugate the verb in the first person plural. We. We want to conquer. We are going to conquer. Using the word "I" when you're in a group makes things complicated.
~ Wanderley Luxemburgo, 1999.
A tough day at the office is even tougher when your office contains spectator seating.
~ Nik Posa.
All a manager has to do is keep eleven players happy - the eleven in the reserves. The first team are happy because they are in the first team.
~ Rodney Marsh, 1979.
All sports are games of inches.
~ Dick Ritger.
American professional athletes are bilingual; they speak English and profanity.
~ Gordie Howe, 1975.
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
~ Emil Zatopek.
Andre Dawson has a bruised knee and is listed as day-to-day. Aren't we all?
~ Vin Scully.
As a manager, you always have a gun to your head. It's a question of whether there is a bullet in the barrel.
~ Kevin Keegan, 1995.
Baseball and football are very different games. In a way, both of them are easy. Football is easy if you're crazy as hell. Baseball is easy if you've got patience. They'd both be easier for me if I were a little more crazy - and a little more patient.
~ Bo Jackson.
College football is a sport that bears the same relation to education that bullfighting does to agriculture.
~ Elbert Hubbard.
Cricket - a game which the English, not being a spiritual people, have invented in order to give themselves some conception of eternity.
~ Lord Mancroft.
Cricket is baseball on valium.
~ Robin Williams.
Crystallizing my feelings about the game, I find that squash is less frustrating than golf, less fickle than tennis. It is easier than badminton, cheaper than polo. It is better exercise than bowls, quicker than cricket, less boring than jogging, drier than swimming, safer than hang gliding.
~ John Hopkins, Squash: A Joyful Game, 1980.
Every day you guys look worse and worse. And today you played like tomorrow.
~ John Mariucci.
Every sport pretends to a literature, but people don't believe it of any other sport but their own.
~ Alistair Cooke.
Fans are the only ones who really care. There are no free-agent fans.
~ Dick Young.
Finish last in your league and they call you Idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you Doctor.
~ Abe Lemons.
He has turned defensive boxing into a poetic art. Trouble is, nobody ever knocked anybody out with a poem.
~ Eddie Shaw - Referring to Herol "Bomber" Graham.
I always turn to the sports section first. The sports page records people's accomplishments; the front page has nothing but man's failures.
~ Earl Warren.
I cannot for the life of me see why the umpires, the only two people on a cricket field who are not going to get grass stains on their knees, are the only two people allowed to wear dark trousers.
~ Katharine Whitehorn.
I don't believe professional athletes should be role models. I believe parents should be role models.... It's not like it was when I was growing up. My mom and my grandmother told me how it was going to be. If I didn't like it, they said, "Don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out." Parents have to take better control.
~ Charles Barkley.
I don't think the discus will ever attract any interest until they let us start throwing them at one another.
~ Al Oerter.
I figure practice puts your brains in your muscles.
~ Sam Snead - About golf.
I know we're meant to be these hard-headed, money-obsessed professionals but we're still little boys at heart. Just ask our wives.
~ Rob Lee, 1998.
I think my favorite sport in the Olympics is the one in which you make your way through the snow, you stop, you shoot a gun, and then you continue on. In most of the world, it is known as the biathlon, except in New York City, where it is known as winter.
~ Michael Ventre, L.A. Daily News.
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