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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Sport:

I think you enjoy the game more if you don't know the rules. Anyway you're on the same wavelength as the referees.
~ Jonathan Davies, 1995.

I thought lacrosse was what you find in la church.
~ Robin Williams, 1982.

I wanted to have a career in sports when I was young, but I had to give it up. I'm only six feet tall, so I couldn't play basketball. I'm only 190 pounds, so I couldn't play football. And I have 20-20 vision, so I couldn't be a referee.
~ Jay Leno.

I was called "Rembrandt" Hope in my boxing days, because I spent so much time on the canvas.
~ Bob Hope.

I watched the Indy 500, and I was thinking that if they left earlier they wouldn't have to go so fast.
~ Steven Wright.

I will not permit thirty men to travel four hundred miles to agitate a bag of wind.
~ Andrew Dickson White.

I would have thought that the knowledge that you are going to be leapt upon by half-a-dozen congratulatory, but sweaty team-mates would be inducement not to score a goal.
~ Arthur Marshall.

If a tie is like kissing your sister, losing is like kissing your grandmother with her teeth out.
~ George Brett, 1986.

If horses can't eat it, I won't play on it.
~ Dick Allen.

If I lose at play, I blaspheme; if my fellow loses, he blasphemes. So, God is always the loser.
~ John Donne, 1623.

If only Hitler and Mussolini could have a good game of bowls once a week at Geneva, I feel that Europe would not be as troubled as it is.
~ R.G. Briscow.

If the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn't, it's that girls should stick to girls' sports, such as hot oil wrestling, foxy boxing, and such and such.
~ TV: The Simpsons - Spoken by Homer Simpson.

If winning isn't everything, why do they keep score?
~ Vince Lombardi.

If you make every game a life-and-death thing, you're going to have problems. You'll be dead a lot.
~ Dean Smith.

If you screw things up in tennis, it's 15-love. If you screw up in boxing, it's your ass.
~ Randall "Tex" Cobb.

I'm fanatical about sport: there seems to me something almost religious about the fact that human beings can organise play, the spirit of play.
~ Simon Gray, 1995.

In play there are two pleasures for your choosing -
The one is winning, and the other losing.
~ Lord Byron.

It is a noteworthy fact that kicking and beating have played so considerable a part in the habits which necessity has imposed on mankind in past ages that the only way of preventing civilized men from beating and kicking their wives is to organize games in which they can kick and beat balls.
~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes.

It is all very well to say that a man should play for the pure love of the game. Perhaps he ought, but to the working man it is impossible.
~ J.J. Bentley.

It is impossible to imagine Goethe or Beethoven being good at billiards or golf.
~ H.L. Mencken.

It is not how big you are, it's how big you play.
~ Author Unknown.

It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans.
~ Robert Lynd.

It's like going into a nuclear war with bows and arrows.
~ Joe Kinnear - Comparing finances and resources in high-dollar and low-dollar sports teams.

It s not just enough to swing at the ball. You've got to loosen your girdle and really let the ball have it.
~ Babe Zaharias.

It's not whether you win or lose - but whether I win or lose.
~ Sandy Lyle.

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